A group of fans have been carrying a Persona trading card game since 2003 to the Internet to preserve their beloved but little-known TCG.
Digital Devil Story Trading Card Game is a Person trading card game that is not filed in the west. As a result, it is quite difficult to get your hands on the cards, which is why a group of fans are trying to build a digital equivalent that is more accessible.
“This is a trading card game that Atlus had in circulation as of 1997,” wrote the poster on ResetEra. Apparently, it was published with the help of a company called Enterbrain until 2003, before Media Factory took over until 2004.
“The photos I took are from more than 20,000 cards I bought,” says the publication. “It covers 8 of the 9 parts of the Enterbrain game since the person I bought it from stopped collecting at the time.”
“There are multiple copies of each card, as well as cards that come in multiple rarities and 15, (now 13), unopened packages from Part 4,” he continues.
Apparently, this version of Digital Devil Story includes characters from Shin Megami Tensei 1, Shin Megami Tensei 2, Shin Megami Tensei If …, Devil Summoner Saturn, Soul Hackers, Persona 1, Persona 2, and Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne.
The poster notes that they also have around 80 cards from the Media Factory game variant that ran from 2003 to 2004.
You can see the scans of each card here. The poster is working on translating the rule book and all the cards before digitizing the game.
The poster concludes by noting that they bought the 20,000 card game primarily because they wanted to port the game to the Internet. They also say there is still a lot of work to do to complete the compendium, and the only reason they are making such rapid progress is because their friends are also working on the project.
This is unofficial, unlike the Persona 4 Golden PC port, which as a result is developing a romantic Yosuke mod.