Pokemon TCG competition is going to undergo a paradigm shift, at least for the audience. An RFID TCG Card Tracking System will be used in a new patent application made by The Pokemon Company International. Viewers of livestreams and other TCG events will be able to actively track cards thanks through this. There’s no need to speculate as to whether a player’s hand contains a Squirtle or Piplup.
How will the TCG Card Tracking System work?
TPCi Files Exciting New Tech Patent for Tracking Cards During Gameplay!
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With this new technology of TCG Card Tracking System, Pokemon cards will be put into sleeves that have RFID tags built into them, claims PokeBeach. A camera will take pictures of the cards as they are placed in the sleeve and then look up their individual identities. That sleeve will now be assigned to a digital duplicate of the inserted card.
Then, after a card has been drawn, the RFID reader will be able to tell which cards are still in a player’s deck. This will make it simple to follow the movement of cards throughout a game. For a Pokemon TCG event, this may seem like an overly involved process, but it will make watching a match much more pleasurable for the viewer and allow for more honest playing.
Furthermore, the need for elaborate camera setups for events would vanish if the cards could be tracked. No more crouching down to see if a Pikachu or Pichu is peeking out from under someone’s hand.
According to the official patent filing, the absence of real-time information in card games served as the motivation for the idea. The ability to do this will allow commentators to provide more precise information in real-time rather to waiting until after a card has been played to analyse it. Additionally, it will make the commentary for these matchups much more entertaining using the TCG Card Tracking System. Knowing which cards are on the table to be played enables the audience and commentator to analyse the situation in greater detail.