Are you looking to start a new Vanguard deck or revamp an existing one? If you are, you’re going to need to get some cards (unless you have a bunch of cards in reserve that you’re not currently using). If you’re looking for new Vanguard cards, where is the best place to find them?
1. Gaming stores – If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with a gaming store, they probably carry at least a few packs that you can purchase. Gaming stores might not be the best place to look, however, if Vanguard cards are not in high demand where you live, these stores sometimes carry only certain clans or very limited stock of each clan. While this might be fine for someone trying to build a deck using many different clans, it will usually not be enough for those trying to build a complete and varied deck.
2. Bookstores – Some bookstores still have a gaming section, where you can find packs of these cards. This location is going to have some of the same problems as gaming stores, as bookstores are not likely to stock lots of packs of every different clan. Again, if you’re looking for a specific clan or even just a specific card, you might not have much luck at your bookstore, if your community still has a bookstore.
3. Comic books stores – Comic books stores are probably your best chance of finding the pack you need in a physical store. Because the only competition for shelf space is comic books, rather than other gaming items, they are more likely to have a wider variety of clans and maybe even some special booster or mystery packs.
4. Online – One of the best places to buy Vanguard cards is online. Unlike physical stores that have limited shelf space, and therefore, limited stock, online Vanguard stores can provide a wide variety of clans and booster packs, in both English and Japanese. Our store, for example, also has a range of mystery packs, which come with random cards and hard protectors. If you’re looking for a very specific card or a very rare card, this often a good place to look and is probably the only place to look if you want a pack in another language.
Buy Vanguard cards online, unless you’re lucky enough to live near a bookstore or other shop that carries Vanguard cards, if you want to get enough to really build a functioning deck, consider purchasing online.
On the whole, whether starting a deck or looking for a specific card, your best chance of getting what you need is to buy Vanguard cards online.