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BOMBRλKER ツ May 19, 2013 @ 10:57am
How do I earn trading cards?
How do I earn trading cards? I have no clue :3
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Wendell-X May 19, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
Kinda wondering that myself. Do they just happen while you play?
Genitech May 19, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
You get them just by playing the game. Hell you can even leave it running while doing stuff.
audioincubus May 19, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
Yes. Though you can only get 4. So at best, half of the set. My issue is how do you get the other half if you don't have doubles and no other cards to trade (out side of buying them).
[N7] Baker May 19, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
Half of the deck will drop while playing the game, the other half you have get by means of trading or buying from the market (roughly US .70c each). Valve has stated they'll be other means to aquire trading cards and more games that will have trading cards in the future. :)
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DoubleD May 19, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by N7 Baker:
Half of the deck will drop while playing the game, the other half you have get by means of trading or buying from the market (roughly US .70c each). Valve has stated they'll be other means to aquire trading cards and more games that will have trading cards in the future. :)

Correct
Malonei May 19, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
Thanks!
BOMBRλKER ツ May 19, 2013 @ 5:21pm 
Originally posted by N7 Baker:
Half of the deck will drop while playing the game, the other half you have get by means of trading or buying from the market (roughly US .70c each). Valve has stated they'll be other means to aquire trading cards and more games that will have trading cards in the future. :)

Thank you
ferggm May 19, 2013 @ 5:48pm 
Yep, it's solely by time in game. Not sure if you can plop in the game and Alt-Tab out.
NanoPi May 19, 2013 @ 10:41pm 
thought it had something to do with achievement triggers. I got a trading card when I threw the "pick up that can" can at the cop
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Mechnar May 19, 2013 @ 11:04pm 
Would be cool if you found the cards in-game, hehe. But they just appear in your inventory.
[N7] Baker May 20, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
Originally posted by xPi:
thought it had something to do with achievement triggers. I got a trading card when I threw the "pick up that can" can at the cop

A quote from Trading Card FAQ.

Do I get Trading Cards for completing achievements in game?
Trading Card drops are currently just tied to playtime within a game, independent of which achievements you are getting. We will definitely look into adding more rules for how cards are dropped in the future, but there are a few problems with in-game achievements that prevented us from using them right now. Many games have achievements that are grindy or un-fun to get, and we want the act of getting game cards to be fun for all users in games. We also don't want to push users to cheat or use achievement-unlockers in games in order to get cards, since that devalues achievements and isn't that fun either. Achievements are still valuable, and having the Achievement Showcase on your community profile is a great way to show off those rare achievements.
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Punch Rockgroin™ May 20, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
I'm just posting here to get my badge
PixelKnight May 20, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
After you hit the drop limit for a game can you not get anymore card or can you still get duplicates?
Aligar May 20, 2013 @ 6:07pm 
I think that after you hit the drop limit for a game's cards, that's it, no more drops from playing. I could be wrong, though.
PixelKnight May 20, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
Originally posted by Aligar:
I think that after you hit the drop limit for a game's cards, that's it, no more drops from playing. I could be wrong, though.
I saw someone selling 8 of the same card when the drop limit for the game is 5, unless they got them from someone else it seems like you can still get duplicates.
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