Webcams: Players play the game as they would if they were in person, using their actual cards and a webcam pointed at their table.
OCTGN: A A free Windows program that simulates card games in a 2D environment.
Tabletop Simulator: Purchasable through Steam, it simulates a full tabletop in 3D.Team Bayformer's Discord
has players of all caliber with a focus on keeping the game.VectorSigma's Discord
focuses more on the competitive side of the game.The Transformers Trading Card Game
is the largest Facebook group for the game.
You can download OCTGN from their website
. Once downloaded and installed, run it and click the "Register" link at the login screen to create an account. Use that account to login to the program.
Click on the "Games Manager" tab and scroll down until you see Transformers. Click it and hit "Install". That installs the game, but doesn't download the card images. To do that, click "Deck Editor" towards the top of the screen. When the Deck Editor opens, click "Plugins" and select "Image Downloader". Lastly, click "" from the bottom-left and wait for all the images to download (it might take a bit).
With OCTGN installed and Transformers TCG setup, you can start/join a game by clicking the "Play or Spectate" on the OCTGN screen (as opposed to the Deck Editor screen) and you'll see a list of available game lobbies. Click the one you want to play and hit "Join", or hit "Start" to create a new game lobbby. Written by Brian Blair
• Usually players count their damage and defense totals and type them into the text box. For example: "7p2" (for 7 Attack Pierce 2
). The defender then types the defense total "5." While you keep an eye on each others bots and flips the protocol is to report it this wayto make things run quickly.
• Remember its hard to read text for context. Try and communicate clearly but with as friendly demeanor as possible. If someone makes a mistake, it can often be because of glitches, mis-hit buttons, confusion because of the format or unfamiliarity with OCTGN.
• Friendly Communication is key. Youll see many of the same people over the months playing the game and can develop a rich international community with positive vibes.
• Its good practice to say hello and goodbye before and after your games. Win or lose,a "gg" or "Good Game", "Thanks for the game" etc. is like a handshake at the end of a match and is considered good sportsmanship. Written by Brian Blair
MOVE GAMEBOARD: Spacebar + Left Click + Drag
ZOOM OUT: Ctrl + - OR Scrollwheel (Zoom will center on the cursor)
ZOOM IN: Ctrl + + OR Scrollwheel (Zoom will center on the cursor)
RESET VIEW OF GAMEBOARD: F10
FULL SCREEN: F11
BRING UP MAIN WINDOW: Ctrl + Esc
BRING UP CONTEXT (RIGHT-CLICK)
MENU: Ctrl + Shift + F10
FOCUS CURSOR TO CHAT BOX: Ctrl + T
At The Start of a Game
LOAD A DECK: Ctrl + L
PLACE ALL CHARACTER CARDS ON TABLE: Right Click on Characters and select "Play Characters" (You can also Drag them manually)
SHUFFLE: Ctrl + S
ROLL 20 SIDED DIE:Ctrl + R
During Play: Arrow Is Over The Game Board
SHORTCUTS FOR WHEN ARROW IS OVER THE GAME BOARD
DRAW A CARD: Ctrl + D
DRAW _ NUMBER OF CARDS: Ctrl + X - (you will be prompted for how many cards)
FLIP A CARD FOR BATTLE: Ctrl + C
FLIP _ NUMBER OF CARDS FOR BATTLE: Ctrl + V - (you will be prompted for how many - 1st white will auto flip 2 more with this function)
UNTAP/TAP ALL CHARACTERS: F1
SELECT MULTIPLE CARDS: Click and drag across the gameboard - Will select everything you drag over (this is a quick wayto grab a bunch of cards and move/scrap, for example after flipping for battle)
UNDO: Ctrl +U
During Play: Arrrow Is Over A Card
SELECT CARD: Left Click over card
MOVE CARD: Hold Left Click and drag
ADD CARDS TO CURRENT SELECTION: Ctrl + Left Click
PLACE TARGET ON A CARD: Shift + Left Click (floating cursor appears over card. This is used often to show trigger or to show a card you are selecting. Think of it as a way to "point to the cards with your finger")
ATTACK ARROWS: Shift+ Ctrl + Drag
CLEAR ARROWS AND SELECTION: Esc
CHANGE MODE: SCtrl + F (for example Alt to Bot)
TAP/UNTAP: Ctrl + G
SCRAP A CARD: Delete or F6
ADD 1 DAMAGE COUNTER: F1
REMOVE 1 DAMAGE COUNTER: F2
SET DAMAGE TO _: F3 (you are prompted to enter the amount of total damage counters)
MOVE DAMAGE: Shift + Drag Heart on a character to other character
KO A CARD: Right click and select KO OR you can hit F7 to move to characters section
PEEK AT A FACEDOWN CARD: Ctrl + P Peeks at a (facedown) card without your opponent seeing what the card is - do this while the arrow is over your deck for Focus 1
or for Major Shockwave. Opponent does see that you peeked at a card, but not what the card is.
BRING CARD TO FRONT: Page Up (good for making sure upgrades don't obscure character or putting heads inthe correct place)
SEND CARD TO BACK: Page Down (good for making sure upgrades don't obscure character or putting heads inthe correct place)
MOVE CARD TO DECK: F5
MOVE CARD TO CHARACTERS SECTION: F7 (where they started the game - this can be a quick KO option)
MOVE CARD TO SIDEBOARD: F8
TO BRING UP OTHER OPTIONS THAT DONT HAVE SHORTCUTS: Right Click on Card or Deck
PLACE CARD FACE DOWN / PLAY SECRET ACTION: Shift + Left click and hold Pro Tip: let go of left click THEN shift to make sure it is placed ontable face down
FLIP A SECRET ACTION: Right click on card select &qupt;Flip Up/Down"
FOCUS / LOOK AT TOP CARD: Crtl + P with arrow over the deck Peek at the top 1 card, handy for Major Shockwave, or right Click for &Look At Top X Cards" for Focus
BOTTOM CARD FACE DOWN TO TABLE (Nemesis, Lockdown, etc.): Right Click on Deck Select "Bottom Card Face Down"
SHOW HAND TO OPPONENT: Right Click on Hand Area. Select Visibility