Welcome to VsSystem.org. If you’re looking for information on the superhero card game, Vs. System, you’ve come to the right place. Click on the link that best describes what you’re looking for:
- I’ve never played the game before and I want to learn how.
- I want some history on the game.
- I’ve heard you can play the game online for free…with access to all the cards. How do I do this?
- I want to find people to play the game with (online or in person).
- I’m looking to buy “real” cards (singles/packs/boxes).
- I have a question about the game. Who can I go to?
Vs. System is one of the best TCGs (Trading Card Games) ever made. It’s a perfect mix of strategy and skill, with a little luck factor thrown in for good measure. Using a 60-card deck, you’ll take your favorite team into battle against your opponent’s favorite team.
If you’re a comic book fan who hasn’t played a TCG before, there is a bit of a learning curve…but trust me, it’s worth it.
Here’s a great ONLINE DEMO from Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) that goes over the basics of how to play their game.
If you’d like the COMPREHENSIVE RULE BOOK, click here (warning – this is the whole, complex enchilada, meant to answer every little question anyone may have about any rule…in other words, it could be a little intimidating to a new player.)
Finally, once your looked over all of that, if you still have questions, come visit us at the VsSystem.org FORUM.
If you want a little history on the game itself, keep reading!
Wait…isn’t VsSystem a “dead” game?!
It depends on your definition of “dead”. It’s true that the company who made the game (Upper Deck Entertainment) is no longer supporting the game. But there are still thousands of people around the world who still play this game on a regular basis. And with the price of cards lower than they’ve ever been, more and more people have been joining only to ask themselves “why did I wait so long to check this amazing game out?!?”
Check out the WIKIPEDIA PAGE for a rundown on the game as it existed while UDE was supporting it.
For more information on where the game is now, read the VsSystem.org press release:
- Quote:Vs. System TCG fans unite to launch www.VsSystem.org
Vs. System TCG fans from across the world have united to launch www.VsSystem.org, a fan run site dedicated to keeping the Vs. System TCG going strong. The site will foster communication between Vs. System fans across the globe, allowing players to build on the foundations set by the game’s creators, Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE).
When UDE announced that they would no longer be supporting their award-winning super hero-based card game, Vs. System TCG, players worked quickly to establish a new online presence that would fill the gap left with UDE’s exit.
Of primary concern was the continuation of Organized Play (Tournaments and Hobby Leagues), as this is seen as the backbone of the game by many fans. VsSystem.org gives tournament organizers and hobby shops the tools to communicate their plans to the masses to ensure successful events. From posting announcements to accessing a dedicated online events calendar, Vssystem.org makes running events easier for organizers, while making finding places to play effortless for the fans. The forum also houses a polling feature, which will make it easier for players to make some of the tougher decisions about the future – they can defer to “majority rules”.
VsSystem.org also houses a forum that is a perfect place for players (new and old alike) to gather to discuss rule questions, deck ideas, game strategies, and anything else related to the Vs. System TCG.
The site’s home page highlights articles and links that Vs.System players will find helpful in their quest to rule the table tops.
Http://www.VsSystem.org is now live. Visit today to maximize your Vs. System fun or, for the uninitiated, to learn why so many fans continue to support this amazing game.
NOTE: This site is in no way affiliated with Upper Deck Entertainment. For more information on UDE, visit their site at http://entertainment.upperdeck.com.
While many players still meet face-to-face to duel it out, there are more and more who are playing online. To find out how you can do this – for free – keep reading!
Yes, it’s true. You can jump into this game and play online, for free, as long as you want, with every card ever made. However, it takes a little bit of set up, as it’s not an “official” route to use.
You’ll need to download, then modify, the MagicWorkstation or OCTGN2 program. Here are some detailed instruction on what you’ll need to get going. Neither are overly complex, but they can be a bit intimidating to those who fear technology. My guess is, if you have a desire to play a TCG online, you’ve got the qualifications to install these programs.
The following forums threads tell you how to set it all up:
Once you’ve set this up, all you need to do is build some decks and find an opponent. Need help finding an opponent? Keep reading!
Currently, the most active Vs. Community can be found on VsSystem.org. the site was put together by the fans shortly after UDE stopped supporting the game. With so many comic and game fans in love with Vs. System, we could not let our game just disappear!
At VsSystem.org, experienced players and new players mix to discuss the game, trade cards, build fan sets, put together tournaments, get answers to rules questions, and play online.
Joining is easy, free, and a great way to learn more about the game. Click on the “Forum” tab above to see what the community is up to. You don’t need to register to read what players are posting, but you will need to register to post replies yourself. Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to post in the “Hi, I’m new” thread first (a little security step to help stop the spam). After that, you’re free to post anywhere.
If you’re looking for specific cards, and the traders on the vssystem.org forums don’t seem to have them, you can read on to find a list of reliable online Vs. System retailers.
Ebay.com is always the first place to check. There are usually some great “bulk” sales going on that won’t set you back too much. You also have a good shot at finding unique “prize” cards here (cards given out as prizes at tournaments).
As far as online retailers dealing in singles go, here’s a list of some great sources:
- CoolStuffInc.com <—–VsSystem.Org’s premiere retailer!
If you’re looking to buy boxes and packs, you can try:
- CoolStuffInc.com <—–VsSystem.Org’s premiere retailer!
If you’ve got more specific questions about the game (or site) in general, keep reading!
Here is a list of friendly players to contact who would be happy to help you out.
Miguel “Carlos the Dwarf” Rodriguez [carlosthedwarf [at] gmail.com] – Miguel has played Vs. System since day one. He started a Vs. blog (Http://www.theheroblog.com) and was even a Vs. System columnist for UDE for a few years. He currently plays at least once a week (both online and offline) and is co-founder of VsSystem.org. He resides in California.
Scott “The Ninja” Thompson [scottkthompson [at] maktoob.com] – Scott was hesitant to get into Vs. at the beginning because he’d recently been burned by the discontinuation of his previous two CCG’s (Decipher’s Star Wars and Score’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer). However, in 2004, with the release of a Superman set, he could no longer resist. After playing casually for a couple of sets, he was completely sucked in to the tournament scene when a Green Lantern set became a reality. Scott went on to write a Vs. Blog (http://vscorps.wordpress.com/), which his dedication to eventually earned him the right to write a few articles for UDE. Scott now spends his time moderating the forums and puts the rest of his efforts into jump-starting offline tournament play. He resides in Minnesota.
Kevin “KardKrazy” Johnson [krjmgj [at] hotmail.com] – Kevin picked up Vs when DSM was released in 2004. He played for fun for roughly a year and a half before moving onto playing the game in a more professional setting where he played in multiple PCQ’s – winning one and placing Top 4 in numerous others. He is the Magic Workstation section moderator on VsSystem.Org and is always working to improve online play for the Vs community. Kevin currently lives in North Carolina.
Jason “BanStyleJBO” Brown [Banstylejbo [at] gmail.com] - Jason began playing Magic back in 1994 and has been playing TCGs ever since. However, it took him awhile to try one other than Magic. When he finally did, that game was Vs System. Jason began when Marvel Knights was released and never looked back. He wasn’t huge into the competitive scene of the game right off the bat; however, he participated in PC San Francisco. Jason has been working for CoolStuffInc.com for over six years and he is now their head of TCG Singles Sales and Acquisitions. More recently, He was offered the position of Head Designer for the Universal Fighting System, but CoolStuff made a generous offer to retain his services. Jason’s dream is still to one day be a game designer, and to that end he stays sharp working with Kevin on VsSystem.org fan sets. He already has Marvel Factions, Marvel Warzone, DC Lantern’s Light, and DC Nightfall completed - a few of which have been Council Approved. He’s trying to keep Vs fresh with this new material. Also, in conjunction with CoolStuffInc, Jason started VsSDB.com/DB and is working on making it the go-to database for Vs players to search for cards (both UDE and Council approved material). Jason is currently living in Florida.
Aaron “OnyxWeapon” Mead [whiteraptor [at] hotmail.com] – Aaron has been playing VS since its inception, a self proclaimed “meta-breaker” he has made numerous appearances in the pro-circuit scene, his professional highlight being a top 16 constructed finish in Worlds 2008 to complement his varying success in other competitive game formats. And of course, beating the crap out of OrangeSodaMan’s Spider-Stall once was nice too. Aaron has a passion for off the wall deck concepts and has been a proud supporter of any venture that keeps VS in the forefront. Aaron resides in New Brunswick.
And again – you can always turn to the friendly community at VsSystem.org to get answers to just about anything. Make sure to check the SITE INFO tab for the most up-to-date staff directory; and hit up the PLAYER LOCATOR to find a player near you!