How to Play

Joining/Hosting a Game

Joining or Hosting a GameGo to the “Play or Spectate” tab and then click on the “Start” button to start a new game, or double click on the name of a CFC game in the lobby to join that game.

Starting a New Game

Pre-Game Lobby screenThe game expects you to be playing on a two sided table. When you host a game of Card Fighters’ Clash, please ensure that in the Pre-Game Lobby, the “Two Sided Table” option is enabled.

The game can be played with 2 players.

Once the game is started you will need to load your deck. Unless you have turned off Play automation, when you load a deck the game will automate player setup. If you have turned automation off you can activate this function manually using the “Setup game” option from the table menu or by using the Ctrl+Shift+S shortcut. This will

  • Check your deck
  • Shuffle your deck
  • Draw 5 cards

Playing the Game

Game Window

The best way to learn how to play CFC is by playing the videogame SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters’ Clash 2 Expand Edition. If you don’t have a Neo Geo Pocket Color, or you aren’t one of the lucky owners of a Card Fighters’ Clash 2 cartridge, you can try CFC2 English patch.

CFC is a turn-based game. To move to the next phase you can press Tab key or functions keys F1 to F7. Once you’re in the Cleanup phase, pass the turn to your opponent by clicking in the green triangle after its name.

To play a card from your hand you can double click on it, then the game will take care of the rest (if Play automation is on). Or you can drag it manually onto the table.

To activate an ability or effect of a card on the table, double click on it. There is no automation yet for the card’s effects, so you need to apply them manually.

You can attack in the Attack phase by pressing Ctrl+A over a character card, or Ctrl+Alt+A to join an attacker and do a United Attack.

Defending player can counter an attacking character in the Counterattack phase by targeting that character, and pressing Ctrl+B while hovering one of his characters.

If automations are on, it’s important to go through all phases, due to some automated tasks are performed on every phase to easy the gameplay.

The Actions & Keyboard Shortcuts

To play and go through OCTGN, you can use the mouse to interact with the game objects (table, cards, hand, deck), and the contextual menu (right click) and/or the keyboard to activate actions such as drawing cards, moving between phases or flip a coin. When an action is activated some automations take place to assist you and play faster.

In OCTGN there are two kinds of actions: group actions and card actions. To activate a group action, you need to move the cursor to an empty spot of the group and then right click on the mouse to show a menu with the available options, or press action’s keyboard shortcut.

To activate a card action, move the cursor to a card and then right click to show the menu or press the keyboard shortcut.

Table Table

Group Actions

Keys Description
Ctrl+Shift+S Setup (Should be activated on every new game)
Tab Next phase
F1 Go to Activate phase
F2 Go to Draw phase
F3 Go to Main phase
F4 Go to Attack phase
F5 Go to Counterattack phase
F6 Go to End phase
F7 Go to Cleanup phase
Ctrl+0~9 Gain X or 1~9 SP
Ctrl+Shift+0~9 Lose X or 1~9 SP
Ctrl+I Realign all your cards in the ring
Esc Clear all your cards (removes targets and highlight colors)

Card Actions

Keys Description
Double click Use card ability / Resolve effect
Ctrl+F Freeze / Unfreeze character
Ctrl+Shift+F Don’t unfreeze character on Activate phase
Ctrl+A Attack / Remove from attack
Ctrl+Shift+A Attack without freezing
Target Ctrl+A
Target Ctrl+Alt+A
United Attack
Target Ctrl+B Counter-attack
Del Destroy card
Shift+Del Remove card from the game
Ctrl+H Return card to hand
Ctrl+D Put on top of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+D Put on bottom of the deck
Ctrl+S Shuffle into Deck
Ctrl+X Lose/Restore abilities
Target Ctrl+C Copy ability
Target Ctrl+Shift+C Swap abilities
Target Ctrl+Shift+T
Ctrl+Shift+T
Transform
Ctrl+I Realign card in the ring
Esc Clear card (removes targets and highlight colors)
Ctrl+Alt+B Show compatible backups types
Ctrl+0~9 Raise BP of character by X or 1~9
Ctrl+Shift+0~9 Lower BP of character by X or 1~9
Ctrl+Alt+0 Change BP

Hand Hand

Group Actions

Keys Description
Ctrl+Del Random discard
Ctrl+D Put hand on top of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+D Put hand on bottom of the deck
Ctrl+S Shuffle into Deck
Ctrl+Shift+Del Discard hand

Card Actions

Keys Description
Double click Play card
Target Ctrl+B
Target Double click
Play as backup
Ctrl+Alt+B Show compatible backups types
Del Discard card
Ctrl+D Put card on top of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+D Put card on bottom of the deck
Ctrl+S Shuffle into Deck
Ctrl+F Put card into Arena face down
Target Ctrl+Shift+T
Ctrl+Shift+T
Transform

Deck Deck

Group Actions

Keys Description
Double click Draw card
Ctrl+Shift+D Draw X cards
Ctrl+Alt+R Draw a random card
Ctrl+Alt+C Draw a random Character card
Ctrl+Alt+A Draw a random Action card
Ctrl+Alt+E Draw a random Reaction card
Ctrl+S Shuffle
Ctrl+Shift+T Trash X cards
Ctrl+Shift+S Rearrange X cards
Ctrl+R Reveal/Hide top card
Ctrl+Shift+Del Discard hand

Card Actions

Keys Description
Ctrl+H Put card into Hand
Del Discard card
Ctrl+D Put card on top of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+D Put card on bottom of the deck

Discard Pile Discard Pile

Group Actions

Keys Description
Ctrl+S Shuffle
Ctrl+Shift+S Shuffle all cards into deck
Ctrl+Alt+S Swap Discard pile with deck
Ctrl+Alt+R Target a random card
Ctrl+H Put all cards into Hand
Ctrl+D Put all cards on top of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+D Put all cards on bottom of the deck

Card Actions

Keys Description
Ctrl+H Put card into Hand
Ctrl+D Put card on top of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+D Put card on bottom of the deck
Shift+Del Remove card from the game

Removed Pile Removed Pile

Group Actions

Keys Description
Ctrl+S Shuffle
Ctrl+H Put all cards into Hand
Ctrl+D Put all cards on top of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+D Put all cards on bottom of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+Del Put all cards into Discard pile

Card Actions

Keys Description
Ctrl+H Put card into Hand
Del Put card into Discard pile
Ctrl+D Put card on top of the deck
Ctrl+Shift+D Put card on bottom of the deck

OCTGN Functions

Zoom the Table
Use the scroll wheel on the table.

Move/Pan the Table
Hold the spacebar and click & drag on the table.

Increment/Decrement counters on a card
Use the +/ keys on your keyboard’s NUM pad while hovering over the counter.

Move counters from one card to another
Click & drag the counter to the other card.

Target/Untarget a card
Hold Shift and click on the card.

Draw an Arrow between two cards
Hold Shift and click & drag from one card to the other card.

Select multiple cards
Either click & drag a selection box over the region of cards, or hold Ctrl and click a card.

Play card face-down from your hand
Click & drag a card in your hand, then hold Shift as you drop the card onto the table.

Peek a card
Press Ctrl+P while hovering a face-down card.

Bring card to front or back
Press Page Up/Page Down over a card to bring it to front or to back.

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