Disrupting the Trading Card Game industry

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Looking for: Marketer
I'm a big fan of trading card games like Magic: The Gathering, and Cardfight! Vanguard, from the story being told by the cards, to the possibilities available with each draw of a card. However, I live in a city that doesn't have a game shop where I can find people to play with, and I can't drive.

There are three main questions I want my product to answer.
1. How do I make it easier for publishers to create awesome games for both iOS and Android?
If I want TCG publishers to make versions of their game, I feel it's my job to make the API smart so the developers can worry more about the look and feel and not the details. I want the API to "know" the rules for each supported TCG, along with card effects and rulings, keeping track of life points, and stuff like that.

2. How do I make it easy to find people to play with, both online and in real life?
At the heart of the product is a social network, where players can add cards to their collection, build decks, get deck advice, talk about individual cards, set up games, and more.

3. How do I make it easy for people to add cards to their online collection? How do I spot counterfeit cards?
My first thought was to use a customer's phone, and using an OCR provider, but I'm not sure how to spot counterfeits, I'll keep working on it.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave a reply or send me an e-mail. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Additional Info

  • Time commitment: over time (>40h/week)
  • Idea stage: prototype development