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HANAMI DECKS

Hanami Decks is an activity that allows players to create their own deck that is custom made to the player's preference by using images and colours of their choice right down to the placement of each image! Essentially, it's Sakura's version of the popular TCG activity, "Member Decks".

Upon joining, each player is allowed to have 1 Hanami Deck with each having 15 cards, all of which are worth 0. The first Hanami Deck is free of charge but any additional Hanami Decks can only be applied for with the "+1 Hanami Deck" LE coupon, up until the player has a total of 3 Hanami Decks.

In each Hanami Deck, the cards can only be obtained by completing the specific tasks assigned to each card which will then unlock it and give the player unlimited copies of it so that it can be traded with other players' Hanami Deck cards. Once all the cards in their deck have been unlocked, the deck can be mastered both by the player and others for rewards!

As for what the cards look like, they use the same template as our Player Achievement Badges but are the same size as our regular card decks. Examples of how cards look both when they're locked and unlocked can be seen below!

LOCKED CARDSUNLOCKED CARDS

UNLOCKING CARDS

Like mentioned earlier, cards in your Hanami Deck need to be unlocked before you officially "own" it and can be able to trade it with others. To unlock them, you just need to complete the specified tasks— but keep in mind that each card has its own specific task. If you complete the "master 5 decks" task then you can unlock Card #03 but you can't use that task to unlock Card #04 since the task assigned to that card is "turn in 10 Trade Meters"!

However, cards do not have to be unlocked in order although some cards might not be able to be unlocked until you complete the task assigned to unlock another card that comes before it (ie. Card #08 can't be unlocked until you unlock Card #03 but you could unlock Card #05 before unlocking Card #04).

Additionally, all tasks that are completed with the intention of using it to unlock a Hanami Deck card must be completed after the date that the Hanami Deck was first applied for on (the date on the post that contains your form)!

IMPORTANT!
If you joined before November 1, 2016 (the date that Hanami Decks was officially added) allowed to use any tasks that were completed prior to that date in addition to any tasks that were completed after the initial application date of your deck as proof in order to unlock cards. This is because the activity was not available when you first joined and therefore didn't know what the tasks were so you couldn't plan for them.

EXAMPLE » If you joined the TCG on Oct. 13, 2016 but only applied for your Hanami Deck on Dec. 15, 2016 then you can't use any tasks that were completed between Nov. 1, 2016 and Dec. 15, 2016 but anything before or after those dates is allowed!

Regarding 2nd & 3rd Hanami Decks: The same applies but instead of November 1, 2016 it would be September 27, 2017 instead (the date the set of tasks for second/third Hanami Decks was available). Again, this is because the possibility of having second and third Hanami Decks, as well as the second set of tasks, was not available when your first joined/when Hanami Decks were first introduced and therefore didn't know what the tasks were so you couldn't plan for them.

EXAMPLE » If you joined the TCG on Oct. 13, 2016 and applied for your second Hanami Deck on Nov. 15, 2017 then you can't use any tasks that were completed between Sep. 27, 2017 and Nov. 15, 2017 but anything before or after those dates is allowed!

TASKS

Below are the tasks that you will need to complete in order to unlock the cards in your deck as well as the "proof" you'll need to submit to show that you have sucessfully completed the assigned tasks!

Because we allow players to have more than 1 Hanami Deck, we have two sets of tasks: The first set are tasks only to be completed for your first Hanami Deck, and the second set are tasks only to be completed for your second and third Hanami Decks. Please make sure you're using the correct set of tasks for your Hanami Deck!

CARD #TASKPROOF
01Activate your Hanami Deck! Read how to apply for a Hanami Deck below and follow its instructions.N/A
02Participate in one of our activities! Choose from either completing 1 Box Set or adopting 2 characters.

If using adoptions as your proof then this is the only task that can be completed on any date regardless of when you joined the TCG or applied for yor Hanami Deck unless you have coupons which allow you to adopt an extra character in addition to the initial 2 adoptions allowed.
A link to your Box Sets/Adopt a Character thread + a list of which Box Set/Adoptions are being used or links to the individual posts
03Master 5 decks! These can be a mix of any type and can be masteries that were already turned in to obtain MP.A link to your Masteries thread + a list of the decks being used or links to the individual posts
04Turn in 10 Trade Meters! (Pt. 1) Trade Meters that were already turned in to obtain MP can be used for this.A link to your Trade Meters thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for the 10 Trade Meters being used
05Rank up to Level 3! Level ups already turned in to obtain MP can be used for this, and this is a task that can have been completed regardless of when you joined the TCG or initially applied for your Hanami Deck.A link to your Level Ups thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for ranking up to Level 3
06Spend 1000 Sakura Petals! These can be a mix of Petal Shop purchases and fees paid for character adoptions as long as the total amounts to 1000 (or more) Sakura Petals. If using Petal Shop purchases, they can be ones already turned in for MP.Links to the individual posts containing the items purchased or the adoption certificate
07Participate in 15 rounds of forum games! (Pt. 1) These can be a mix of any forum game and you can use different rounds of one game. However, if you participate in a single round more than once then only your first play will count.Links to the individual posts containing your play (or only the first one if you have multiple plays in a single round)
08Master 10 decks! These can be a mix of any type and can be masteries that were already turned in to obtain MP. However, decks used for this can't be the same decks used to unlock Card #03 unless you've re-mastered them.A link to your Masteries thread + a list of the decks being used or links to the individual posts
09Turn in 10 Trade Meters! (Pt. 2) Trade Meters that were already turned in for MP can be used but Trade Meters used to unlock Card #04 cannnot.A link to your Trade Meters thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for the 10 Trade Meters being used
10Rank up to Level 5! Level ups already turned in to obtain MP can be used for this, and this is a task that can have been completed regardless of when you joined the TCG or initially applied for your Hanami Deck.A link to your Level Ups thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for ranking up to Level 5
11Max out monthly Deck Donations for 3 months! Extra donations from Character Skills or coupons are not included* and the 3 months do not need to be consecutive**.A link to your Donations thread + a list of which months you maxed out your donation limit for
12Participate in 15 rounds of forum games! (Pt. 2) These can be a mix of any forum game and you can use different rounds of one game but they cannot be the same rounds used to unlock card07. However, if you participate in a single round more than once then only your first play will count.Links to the individual posts containing your play (or only the first one if you have multiple plays in a single round)
13Master 15 decks! These can be a mix of any type and can be masteries that were already turned in to obtain MP. However, decks used for this task can't be the same decks used to unlock Card #03 or Card #08 unless you've re-mastered them.A link to your Masteries thread + a list of the decks being used or links to the individual posts
14Turn in 15 Trade Meters! Trade Meters that were already turned in for MP can be used but Trade Meters used to unlock Card #04 or Card #09 cannot.A link to your Trade Meters thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for the 15 Trade Meters being used
15Rank up to Level 8! Level ups already turned in to obtain MP can be used for this, and this is a task that can have been completed regardless of when you joined the TCG or initially applied for your Hanami Deck.A link to your Level Ups thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for ranking up to Level 8

* Regardless of any adoptions or coupons used, you only need to donate 5 decks to "max out" your monthly donations.
** If for example you max out your donations in June, forget or were too busy to max out your donations in July but max out your donations in August then you would have completed 2 out of 3 months required.
Please note that for all tasks below, you cannot use anything that was used to unlock cards in a previous Hanami Deck. Additionally, you can only use up to 5 "Free Hanami Deck Card" coupons per Hanami Deck as the rest have to be unlocked by completing the assigned task/requirements!

CARD #TASKPROOF
01Activate your Hanami Deck! Read how to apply for a Hanami Deck below and follow its instructions.N/A
02Complete 5 Box Sets! Box Sets that were started before you applied for a second/third Hanami Deck can be used if they are completed during the correct time frame.A link to your Box Sets thread + a list of which Box Sets are being used or links to the individual posts where the Box Sets being used were rewarded as completed
03Master 5 decks! These can be a mix of any type and can be masteries that were already turned in to obtain MP. If using a deck that was also used to unlock a card in a previous Hanami Deck, you will need to re-master it as opposed to re-using that same mastery!A link to your Masteries thread + a list of the decks being used or links to the individual posts
04Turn in 10 Trade Meters! (Pt. 1) Trade Meters that were already turned in to obtain MP can be used for this.A link to your Trade Meters thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for the 10 Trade Meters being used
05Rank up to a new level 3 times! Level ups already turned in to obtain MP can be used for this, and if you're already at Level 10 then you will need to be rewarded for every 600 cards collected + every 10 MP earned 3 times instead.A link to your Level Ups thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for the level ups being used
06Spend 2500 Sakura Petals! These can be a mix of Petal Shop purchases and fees paid for character adoptions as long as the total amounts to 2500 (or more) Sakura Petals. If using Petal Shop purchases, they can be ones already turned in for MP.Links to the individual posts containing the items purchased or the adoption certificate
07Participate in 15 rounds of forum games! (Pt. 1) These can be a mix of any forum game and you can use different rounds of one game. If you participate in a single round more than once then only your first play will count.Links to the individual posts containing your play (or only the first one if you have multiple plays in a single round)
08Master 15 decks! These can be a mix of any type and can be masteries that were already turned in to obtain MP, and decks used for this task can't be the same decks used to unlock Card #03 unless you've re-mastered them.A link to your Masteries thread + a list of the decks being used or links to the individual posts
09Turn in 10 Trade Meters! (Pt. 2) Trade Meters that were already turned in for MP can be used but Trade Meters used to unlock Card #04 cannnot.A link to your Trade Meters thread or a link to the individual post with the rewards for the 10 Trade Meters being used
10Spend 250 Sakura Flowers! If using Flower Shop purchases, they can be ones already turned in for MP.Links to the individual posts containing the items purchased
11Max out monthly Deck Donations for 3 months! Extra donations from Character Skills or coupons are not included* and the 3 months do not need to be consecutive**.A link to your Donations thread + a list of which months you maxed out your donation limit for
12Participate in 15 rounds of forum games! (Pt. 2) These can be a mix of any forum game and you can use different rounds of one game but they cannot be the same rounds used to unlock card07. If you participate in a single round more than once then only your first play will count.Links to the individual posts containing your play (or only the first one if you have multiple plays in a single round)
13Master 20 decks! These can be a mix of any type and can be masteries that were already turned in to obtain MP, and decks used for this task can't be the same decks used to unlock Card #03 or Card #08 unless you've re-mastered them.A link to your Masteries thread + a list of the decks being used or links to the individual posts
14Turn in 15 Trade Meters! Trade Meters that were already turned in for MP can be used but Trade Meters used to unlock Card #04 or Card #09 cannot.A link to your Trade Meters thread or a link to the individual posts with the rewards for the 15 Trade Meters being used
15Participate in 3 events! If you participated in an event prior to September 27, 2017 then you can use up to 1 of your event participations towards this task, even if it wasn't completed during the correct timeframe.A link to your profile with the Event Participation Achievement Badges displayed + a list of which events are being used

* Regardless of any adoptions or coupons used, you only need to donate 5 decks to "max out" your monthly donations.
** If for example you max out your donations in June, forget or were too busy to max out your donations in July but max out your donations in August then you would have completed 2 out of 3 months required.

TRADING CARDS

Like mentioned above, players have unlimited copies of a Hanami Deck card once it's been unlocked so they can use them to trade with other players! However, cards can only be traded for other Hanami Deck cards of the same number so Player A trading their Card #01 for Player B's Card #01 is allowed but Player A trading their Card #01 for Player B's Card #02 is not. Also, trading cards from Hanami Decks do not count towards Trade Meters!

In the case of a player quitting or being moved to inactive on the Members List before their Hanami Deck is fully unlocked, anyone who has cards from that player's deck can trade them in for random cards on the forums. If a player chooses not to trade in the cards of a retired or inactive player's Hanami Deck then they can just treat the cards as a "pretty keeps" card as you cannot trade out other player's Hanami Deck cards!

MASTERING HANAMI DECKS

Once all the cards in a Hanami Deck have been unlocked, the deck will become available to be mastered for a reward that differs depending on whether the Hanami Deck is your own or another player's.
  • Mastering your own deck will reward you with 15 random cards, 10 sakura flowers, 300 sakura petals
  • Mastering someone else's deck will reward you with 8 random cards, 4 sakura flowers, 150 sakura petals
All Hanami Deck masteries also come with a master badge that looks like the example below!


Also like regular masteries, you can only master a deck once you have collected all of the cards in it! So if Player A has finished unlocking all 15 cards in their deck and Player B has traded for 5 of them already, Player B can't submit a mastery for Player A's Hanami Deck until they've also collected all 15 cards from it by unlocking all the cards in their own deck and then trading them with Player A.

ACTIVATING YOUR HANAMI DECK

Once you're ready to activate your Hanami Deck, follow the steps below!
  1. Choose 16 images that you want to be in your deck! 15 will be used for the cards and 1 will be used for the master badge. These will be made all at once so when you unlock cards, you don't need to wait for it to be made once you unlock a card so you can start trading with it right away!

  2. Arrange the images in the order you want them to appear in your deck. The first image listed will be Card #01, the second image will be Card #02, etc. I'll be following the exact order listed in your form so make sure there are no errors before posting it!

  3. Choose the colour you want the deck to be. Saying "pink" or "purple" is acceptable but if you have a specific shade in mind, please give me the hexcode for it!

  4. Go to the Hanami Decks Sub-Forum and read the Information thread there to learn how to set up your own thread. This is where you'll post the forms to apply for a Hanami Deck, turn in completed tasks to unlock cards in the deck, and receive the final reward once you unlock all the cards and "master" your deck!

  5. Once you post the "New Hanami Deck" form, wait for a staff member to respond with a link to the deck page for your Hanami Deck. It's only after you receive the link that you can start turning in completed tasks and eventually, receive your reward for unlocking all the cards and mastering your Hanami Deck!
If you're applying for your second or third Hanami Deck, please re-use the same thread you used for your first Hanami Deck and fill out the "New Hanami Deck" form again. Also, please remember that you cannot apply for a new Hanami Deck until you completely unlock and master your previous deck!