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Exploding Snap is the favorite card game of many Hogwarts students. It is often played to pass the time on the journey to Hogwarts aboard the Hogwarts Express.

In our world, however, Exploding Snap is an online Trading Card Game (TCG). Not only does this TCG serve as an outlet to express our love for Harry Potter, but it is also a bridge - it connects members of the Harry Potter Guild Community with each other in a positive, friendly way. Please take a look around; I hope that you will join us here at Exploding Snap!

Important Updates

Members, please be sure to periodically check these updates, as new information will continually be added.

About Exploding Snap

Exploding Snap is an online TCG for Neopets players with a love for Harry Potter. It was started by me - Jessy - in the spring of 2013. My mission for this TCG is to bring members of the Harry Potter Guild Community on Neopets together. When I visit the Guild chat boards here on Neo, I notice that there are still a fair number of HP guilds out there. What I hate, though, is that people of each guild hardly ever interact with each other! We all tend to create our own boards and go our separate ways. To me, this is not what the Harry Potter fandom should represent. I created Exploding Snap as an activity for any Neopets user to be a part of in addition to the guild that they belong to. Rather than separating us, I want to bring us all together, so that we can chat and make friends with people who have one very important thing in common - our love for Harry Potter. Some people claimed they were doing this with their other HP sites on Neopets, and while some succeeded, others did not. I'm not sure just how successful this site is going to be, but I can only try and see where it takes me. I welcome anyone who is interested in Harry Potter - not just the people in my guild, but those in other HP guilds, non-HP guilds, or those not in a guild at all - to join this TCG.

How to Play Exploding Snap

I'm excited to see that you are interested in joining Exploding Snap. Before you can become a member, I ask that you please read through all of the information regarding how to play this TCG.

All About TCGs

So, it's your first time playing an online TCG? No worries, just read through the information on this page to familiarize yourself with the game, and if you have any additional questions, please Neomail me.

The Basics

What is a TCG anyway? TCG stands for Trading Card Game. Exploding Snap is an online TCG, played on Neopets. Perhaps you have heard of other online TCGs - they exist for nearly any theme you can think of! This particular TCG sticks to a Harry Potter theme.

Online TCGs are quite similar to normal TCGs - you collect cards to master decks and trade with other players. The difference is that with online TCGs, the cards are small images created on the computer. Rather than buying cards with money, in an Online TCG the cards are free for everyone. Most TCGs, like this one, host a variety of activities that players complete in exchange for cards.

Earning Cards

Rather than buying actual cards, online TCG players earn their collection through activities that the TCG owner posts. Activities range from game-like activities to posting in message boards. Sometimes, TCG owners give away freebie cards, or they may host special challenges for members to earn cards. When players earn cards, they are required to put them on their trading post.

What is a Trading Post?

Probably the single most important aspect to your participation in an online TCG is the upkeep of your trading post. When you join an online TCG, you usually have to set up your trading post before you will be allowed to participate in any activities/earn any cards. A trading post is a webpage where you display all the cards you have earned.

A trade post consists of several sections. All TCGs require members to have a "Collecting" and "Trading" section on their trading posts. The first is where you would display all of the cards that you have earned that you are keeping in order to master card decks. The second section is where you display the cards that you have earned but do not wish to keep, and would therefore be interested in trading. In addition to these two card sections, many TCG players add sections to their trade post to display cards that they are possibly willing to trade, or trades that are pending with other players. Remember that it is possible to get multiples of cards. If/When this happens to you, remember to put all of them up on your trade post, not just one of them!

In addition to displaying your cards, your trade post should have a section dedicated to your trade log. A trade log is a list that documents 1) how you earned each card, and 2) which cards you have acquired or gotten rid of through trades. It is important that you keep your trade log updated, documenting all the cards that enter or leave your collection. Many online TCG owners will periodically check their players' trade posts to see that their trade logs are up-to-date.

Another section that is common in trade posts is a statistics section. This section would include things like the player's level badge in the TCG, as well as their card count and card worth. Card Count is the total number of cards in your collection; Card Worth is the total value that your collection has. Your TCG owner should post the worth of each card when he/she publishes each of the card decks. Card Counts are important in leveling-up, whereas Card Worth is important when you are trading your cards with someone else.

To see an example of what your trading post should look like, you can view mine here.

Trading Cards

So, how do you trade cards with other players? Simple - you ask them! If you see a card on another player's trade list that you like, you would need get in contact with them and ask if they would like to trade with you. This is where card worth comes into play - when trading cards, you can only trade for the same total worth. For example, if you have a Worth 1 card, you can only trade it for other Worth 1 cards. If you have a Worth 2 card, you can trade it for a Worth 2 card, or for two Worth 1 cards.

Remember that trading is up to each individual player. This means that each player has the right to deny a trade if they wish. Please be polite when trading with other players, and do not be rude or spam them if they do not wish to trade with you.

You must also remember that, if you make a trade, you are gaining and losing cards from your personal collection. This means that you need to add your new card to your collection AND remove the card you traded away.

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All About Exploding Snap

Exploding Snap is a Harry Potter online TCG. This means that most of the decks will be related to the Harry Potter fandom (I might throw in an odd non-HP deck here and there, just because I can xD)

Exploding Snap Cards

In this game, there will be a few different kinds of card decks. The first kind of deck is a Regular deck. A majority of the decks that you can collect will be regular decks. Regular decks are Worth 1, meaning that all of the cards in that deck are Worth 1 cards.

Occasionally, a Special deck will be released. Special decks are ones that are member-created decks. For example, I might run a poll asking what their favorite character is, and then create a deck based on the results. Special decks are Worth 2, meaning that all of the cards in that deck are Worth 2 cards.

Every now and then I may choose to create a deck specifically for a site event. For example, during the Christmas holidays, I might run a "12 Days of Christmas" event, where a new card would be released on each of the 12 days. Rather than keeping these cards in with the other decks, these cards would only be available for a certain amount of time, after which they would only be obtainable through trade. These Special Event decks are Worth 3, meaning that all of the cards in that deck are Worth 3 cards.

Additionally, Exploding Snap will have a Member deck. As new people sign up to play this TCG, a name will be made with their name on it. New members will automatically receive their member card as a freebie; the card will also be put in with the rest of the decks, so it will be possible to earn cards with other members' names. Member decks are Worth 0, meaning that the cards in this deck can only be traded for other Member cards.

Currency

In addition to earning cards from participating in/completing activities, you will earn Wizarding currency - Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts. Like with earning cards, when you earn currency, you must keep this total on your trade post. Eventually, you will be able to use your currency to purchase items, either collectable items themselves, or items that can be used to obtain more cards. Remember: 1 Galleon = 17 Sickles = 493 Knuts

   

Trade Posts

As you have already learned, your trade post is where you keep track of all of your earnings - cards, badges, currency, etc. When you play Exploding Snap, you will also be required to have an activities section on your trade post, where you post all of your answers to the activities you complete. (You can keep this on a hidden page if you are worried about other players copying your answers, just let me know where to look.) This way, I can check your answers all at once and my Neomail inbox doesn't become too cluttered.

If you have submitted the form to join Exploding Snap and you have received a confirmation Neomail from me, you will have 2 weeks to get your trade post up and running. You cannot begin to complete activities and earn cards until your trade post is active!

Mastering a Deck

When a player has collected all of the cards in a particular deck, the deck is considered to be mastered. Cards in a player's mastered decks can no longer be traded (it would defeat the purpose of mastering the deck in the first place!) When a player masters a deck, they should go to the Forms section to fill out the Deck Mastery form so that they can receive their mastery badge.

When you play Exploding Snap, I ask that you focus on collecting and mastering one deck at a time. When you join, you will indicate which deck you would like to master first, and when you master it, you will indicate the next deck you'd like to master (and so on.) This should encourage you to do some trading with other players. If you begin collecting a deck and it goes stalemate for a month (meaning, in a month's time you have been unable to add more cards to the deck through activities or trade,) you may fill out a form to change which deck you choose to master if you wish.

When you master a deck, you will receive 3 cards of your choice and 2 random cards, unless otherwise stated on the deck's page.

Member Page/Profiles

As people join Exploding Snap, they will be asked a few basic questions about themselves. Exploding Snap keeps a member page of all of its players. Each player will be listed on the member page, with some basic contact information, as well as their TCG level and a link to their trade post and Neomail. This way, you or another member can get into contact with each other easily.

Levels

To level up in Exploding Snap, you must meet the card requirement and the trade requirement. The trade requirement is put into place to encourage members to interact with each other. The number for the trade requirement refers to the trade worth of the cards you trade. For example, to move up to Level 2, you must have 75 cards and have traded a worth of 6 cards (which could be as little as 3 or as many as 6 trades.) To move up to Level 3, you must have 150 cards have completed trades for a total trade worth (TTW) of 12 (and so on...)

When you have leveled up, please send me a Neomail with the correct form. Each time you level up, you will receive 3 regular cards of your choice and 2 random cards.

After reading through this, if you have any additional questions, please Neomail me.

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Rules for Playing

Congratulations! If you have read through the previous pages, you are one step closer to joining the Exploding Snap TCG. Once you read the following rules, you can send in your application to become a member.

By submitting the form to join the Exploding Snap TCG, you are agreeing to follow these rules, as well as the Neopets Terms and Conditions.

Start Playing Exploding Snap!

Now that you have read through the rules and all of the information pages, you are eligible to join the Exploding Snap TCG! Please fill out the following form and send it in a Neomail to Jessy.

Member List

Level 3


Level 2


Level 1


Hiatus/Inactive

Key:
= Obscurus  = Spinner's End
= Ascendio

Why do I list these?

HP Guild Directory

As I have previously stated, Exploding Snap is a trading card game for any Neopian that is interested in playing, including those who currently are not in a guild. With that being said, I created this page so that, in case there is someone who is looking to join a Harry Potter guild, they have a place to start their search. Below you can check out some information on each of the guilds represented by Exploding Snap players and see if they might be a good fit for you.

The Guilds

How do I get my guild listed here?

Harry Potter-themed guilds are listed here after two things have happened. I advertise this site to the owners/leaders of the other HP guilds. We chat over tea and biscuits (not really) and we come to an agreement, more or less (really). If the guild owner is willing to pass along this website and encourage their members to join, I list their guild on this page after a member of that guild has signed up to play and created their trade post.

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Obscurus

Obscurus is a private HP guild that tailors to the Adult HP fans that play on Neopets. Members in this guild are all at least graduated from high school, and the guild's non-traditional theme plays to this aspect. In Obscurus, members are not sorted into school Houses; instead they fill out an employment application and are given a career that they complete jobs for. The guild also focuses on account approvement, with avatar lending and exclusive guides and member auctions (which is why you must be on a MAIN account to join.) Obscurus is a guild with active members, though if you join this guild you must realize that sometimes it gets quiet in the message boards - members realize that REAL LIFE comes first, and Neopets comes second, so if you are looking for a guild that you can join to ease the stress of college/career/family/whatever, then this could definitely be the guild for you.

TIP: If you are considering applying to Obscurus, remember to check out their information page, which is linked above. It gives all the criteria for acceptance as well as their application. Remember that the guild strives on literacy, so an application with thoughful (gramatically correct) answers is what you should aim for. We use the application to determine if you will fit in with the rest of the members, so the more you share about yourself, the better!

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Spinner's End

Spinner's End is a semi-literate, traditional Harry Potter guild. They are an all-around good guild whose main focus is the happiness of their members. SE's members are a chatty, friendly bunch and their guild has a lot to offer activity-wise. My favorite feature of theirs is the interactive Marauder's Map, which is a portal to all of the different areas of the guild. If you are looking for a welcoming guild that accepts anyone in their mix, Spinner's End could be the perfect guild for you.

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Ascendio

Ascendio has been around the block a time or two, so they are definitely a guild to consider! They are a semi-literate traditional guild who take pride in treating their members equally. Recently revamped, the guild features an assortment of activities that members can participate in. Ascendio's members are active - I can't remember ever going onto the NeoBoards and NOT seeing their guild's ad board in the mix. They also are very laid back and drama-free. If you're looking to make some new friends and have a nice time away from the Real World, you might consider Ascendio.

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Exploding Snap Cards

Level Badges

Level Badges - ES Layout

Please take the badge that corresponds to your level and place it on your trade post. You are allowed to add your name to this badge and re-upload it if you wish.

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Sorcerer's Stone

Characters

Scenes

Relationships

Other

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SS Film Poster

Deck Name: psfilmposter
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None





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They're My Letters!

Deck Name: sstheyremyletters
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): none



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The Wand Chooses the Wizard, Mr. Potter

Deck Name: ssollivanders
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Anna



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I felt the same way before my first game

Deck Name: ssmyfirstgame
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Knight to H3

Deck Name: ssknighttoh3
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Chamber of Secrets

Characters

Scenes

Relationships

Other

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Magical Me - Gilderoy Lockart

Deck Name: csmagicalme
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Meg



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CS Film Poster

Deck Name: csfilmposter
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None





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Essence of Crabbe

Deck Name: csessenceofcrabbe
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): none



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Follow the Spiders

Deck Name: csspiders
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Prisoner of Azkaban

Characters

Scenes

Relationships

Other

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PA Film Poster

pafilmposter: Film Poster
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Jessy





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Aunt Marge

Deck Name: paauntmarge
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): none



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Come and Live With You?

Deck Name: palivewithyou
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Meg



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Goblet of Fire

Characters

Scenes

Relationships

Other

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GF Film Poster

Deck Name: gffilmposter
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None





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Barty Crouch Jr.

Deck Name: gfbartycrouchjr
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): PTP



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They're not for Ginny...

Deck Name: gfnotforginny
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Order of the Phoenix

Characters

Scenes

Relationships

Other

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Luna Lovegood

Deck Name: oplunalovegood
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Ella



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OP Film Poster

Deck Name: opfilmposter
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None





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Hey, Big D.

Deck Name: opheybigd
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Meg



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I Must Not Tell Lies

Deck Name: opmustnottelllies
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): PTP



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Half-Blood Prince

Characters

Scenes

Relationships

Other

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HBP Film Poster

Deck Name: hbpfilmposter
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None





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Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

Deck Name: hbpwheezes
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Weasley is Our King

Deck Name: hbpourking
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Natasha



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Won Won & Lav

Deck Name: hbpwonwonlav
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Deathly Hallows

Characters

Scenes

Relationships

Other

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DH1 Film Poster

Deck Name: dh1filmposter
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None





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Spoken Like a True Politician

Deck Name: dh1truepolitician
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Jessy



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The Tale of the Three Brothers

Deck Name: dh1threebrothers
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Meg, Jessy, PTP



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DH2 Film Poster

Deck Name: dh2filmposter
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None





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She's Just Jealous

Deck Name: dh2justjealous
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Natasha



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Miscellaneous Cards

Actors/Actresses

Other

Site-Related

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Fantastic Beasts

Deck Name: fantasticbeasts
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): Meg



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Gryffindor Pride

Deck Name: gryffindorpride
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Hufflepuff Pride

Deck Name: hufflepuffpride
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Ravenclaw Pride

Deck Name: Ravenclawpride
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Slytherin Pride

Deck Name: Slytherinpride
Card Count/Worth: 15/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Birthday Cards

Deck Name: memberbirthday
Card Count/Worth: 12/1
Masterable: Yes
Master(s): None



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Member Cards

Deck Name: member
Card Count/Worth: 11/0
Masterable: Yes; must have 15 different cards
Master(s): None


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Deverish and Banges

Hello, and welcome to Deverish and Banges, a shop that stocks an assortment of magical equipment! Please browse around and check out all of the random "goodies" we have to offer, and enjoy your trip to Hogsmeade!

Along with earning Exploding Snap cards, players also earn Wizarding currency for the activities they complete. But what are you supposed to do with all that money?! Well, you come here, and you spend it!

Below are an assortment of items for sale in the shop. Some of the items have special properties that enable you to earn more Exploding Snap cards, while others are just collectibles that you can buy.

So how do you buy items from Deverish and Banges? It's quite simple, actually. D&B, like the rest of the site, runs on the honor system. You already keep track of the currency that you own. When you have enough to buy an item, simply deduct the currency from your trade post! From there, you can either do what it was that the item says, or you can take the image and put it up on your trade post and save it for later.

Remember: All purchases (as well as the item's action) MUST be documented on your trade log.

Quidditch Supplies

Hogwarts Logo Quaffle
Price: 3 galleons, 4 Sickles, 5 Knuts
This regulation-made ball is perfect for anyone who is practicing or playing Quidditch. Complete with the Hogwarts school emblem. This item enables you to earn 1 card of your choice.

Quidditch Bludger
Price: 2 galleons, 10 Sickles, 4 Knuts
This regulation-made ball is perfect for anyone who is practicing or playing Quidditch. This item enables you to morph 1 card from your collection into a different random card. Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your card. Remember to remove the old card when your receive your new random card.

Beater's Bat
Price: 3 galleons, 4 Sickles, 5 Knuts
Regulation-made beater's bat. This item enables you to morph 1 card from your collection into 2 new random cards. Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your cards.

Quidditch Snitch
Price: 9 galleons, 1 Sickles, 15 Knuts
This regulation-made ball is perfect for anyone who is practicing or playing Quidditch. Catch the Snitch and the game is over! This item enables you earn to 3 cards of your choice.

Nimbus 2000 Racing Broom
Price: 18 galleons, 3 Sickles, 2 Knuts
One of the fastest models to date, this broom really does perform. This item enables you to earn 5 cards of your choice and 2 random cards. Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your cards.

Potions

Amortentia - Large
Price: 4 galleons, 2 Sickles, 18 Knuts
One sip and that special someone that you admire will show the same feelings towards you! This item enables you to earn 1 card of your choice and one random card. Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your cards.

Amortentia - Small
Price: 1 galleons, 16 Sickles, 3 Knuts
One sip and that special someone that you admire will show the same feelings towards you! This item enables you to earn 2 random cards. Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your cards.

Felix Felicis - Large
Price: 5 galleons, 3 Sickles, 9 Knuts
They call it liquid luck for a reason! This item enables you to earn 1 card of your choice, plus the chance at winning an extra card of your choice! Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your card.

Felix Felicis - Small
Price: 1 galleons, 11 Sickles, 20 Knuts
They call it liquid luck for a reason! This item enables you to earn 1 random card, plus the chance at winning an extra random card! Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your card.

Veritaserum
Price: 5 galleons, 14 Sickles, 10 Knuts
Even a single drop will force the drinker to begin telling the truth; imagine what a whole vial can do! This item enables you to morph 1 card from your collection into a card of your choice.

Honey Badger Anti Venom
Price: 6 galleons, 8 Sickles, 11 Knuts
If only Snape had a vial out in theh2 Shrieking Shack... Or did he?? This item will enable you to morph 1 card from your collection into a card of your choice. You will also receive 1 additional random card.

Sweets

Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans
Price: 11 Sickles, 1 Knuts
They mean every flavour! Are you savvy enough to distinguish tooty fruity from vomit, banana from bogey? This item holds the possibility of earning 1 random card. You may or may not earn a card for each box of beans you purchase. Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your card.

Chocolate Frog
Price: 1 galleons, 19 Knuts
An all-around favorite in the Wizarding community. This item enables you to earn 1 random card. Neomail Jessy with the correct form when you wish to collect your card.

Collectables

Pygmy Puff
Price: 9 galleons, 12 Sickles, 16 Knuts
Peacefully Pet the Puffs. A low-maintenance pet with style. As this is a collectible item, you are entitled to purchase as many of these as you want so that you can put them everywhere (your trade post, your userlookup, etc.) Also available in:

Hogwarts House Flag
Price: 1 galleons, 16 Sickles, 3 Knuts
Support your house with this beautiful banner. Made of 100% pixel ;) As this is a collectible item, you are entitled to purchase as many of these as you want so that you can put them everywhere (your trade post, your userlookup, etc.) Also available in:

Activities

With the exception of the one-time activities, the activities listed in the groups below will be updated monthly. Group I activities will be updated in the middle of the month, and the Group II activities will be updated at the very end of the month. You will see the specific day for updates listed on the activity group's page. Please remember to post your activity answers on your trade post, unless otherwise specified.

Just before I update a group of activities, I will go through each player's trade posts and review their activity answers. I will calculate the number of cards (random and choice) that you have earned from that group of activities. You should check back here on this page after a scheduled update to see which cards you have earned from the previous update's activities.

One-Time Activities

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Starter Pack

If you have completed your trade post and sent the link to me, please take these complimentary Exploding Snap cards! These cards will change over time; however, please only take from this page once.

x 3

Additionally, here is the first level badge, in case you haven't already grabbed it!

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Collect your Member Card

You will also be needing your member card. Please make a section on your trading post indicating the image you wish to have on your card (character(s), scene, relationship, item, etc.) When I create the card, I will add it to this page for you to collect. Please only take YOUR member card from this page.

Member Card Pick-Up

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Create a Character Profile

I know that some of you like to roleplay, and others just like to creative write. Well, this activity is especially for you! In order to earn some cards of your choice, create a character profile as if you were going to use it for roleplaying. You can go into as much detail as you like! Place your profile up on your trade post, and when I read through it I will send you a NeoMail to let you know how many cards you have earned (the better I think your profile is, the more cards you will earn!)

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Group I Activities

These activities will all be updated at the same time, and will be updated in Group II's alternate week.

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Death Eater's Mask

Whose face is hiding behind the Death Eater's mask?

Post the name of the HP character on the activities page of your Trade Post.

Reward:

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The Sword of Godric Gryffindor

In a time of need, the Sword of Godric Gryffindor can be pulled from the Sorting Hat. Unfortunately, a spell has been placed on the hat, causing it to be replicated. You can only pull the sword out of the REAL hat. Which do you choose?

  

Post the letter of the Sorting Hat you have chosen on the activities page of your Trade Post.

Reward:

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Midnight Duel

You've accepted the challenge of sneaking out of your dormitory after curfew to duel with your rival classmate. As soon as the duel begins, he uses a Babbling Curse against you, making you unable to cast any spells. How do you react?

Post your dueling strategy on the activities page of your Trade Post.

Reward:

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Hagrid's Newest Pet

Hagrid won a new creature off an Irish fellow at the pub (go figure…) but he's not quite sure what it is. It appears to be a hybrid of some sort. Can you help him identify it? Note: The beasts that make up this hybrid are all identifiable in the Wizarding world.

The beast in question is a pig-like hybrid. It has the head of a warthog, but the rest of its body is similar to a common, domestic pig - except for its stubby tail and long legs. It can become invisible at will.

Post the hybrid species that you have determined the pet to be on the activities page of your Trade Post.

Reward:

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Arithmancy Homework

This week in your Arithmancy class, you are studying the Character Number (in Muggle Numerology, this is the Destiny Number) 6.

Find a character from the HP series with that Character Number, and post their name on the activities page of your Trade Post. Use the description for the above Character Number and explain how it relates to the character you named. (You don't need to write much, just a couple of sentences or so!)

Reward:

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Apparation Mishap

While taking your apparation exam, you broke your concentration and ended up in the wrong place. By looking at the local scenery, can you determine where you ended up?

Post the location of where you ended up on the activities page of your Trade Post.

Reward:

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Neville's Remembrall

Draco has stolen Neville's new Remembrall that he received from his grandmother. Can you help him find it?

The Remembrall looks like this: Any page on this site is fair game. Also, you might want to check the Userlookups and Trade Posts of your fellow Exploding Snap members, as it may be hidden there as well.

Post the location of where Neville's Remembrall is on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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The Quibbler

You've just been hired as a columnist at The Quibbler. It's your first day on the job, and you're ready to write! Come up with a caption for the image you've included in your first article.

Post your caption to go along with this photograph on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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Hogwarts Band Practice

You've joined Professor Flitwick's school band, and are trying to decide which song to perform at your next concert. Flitwick believes he knows the perfect song, but he can't remember the name. Can you help him?

The song in question was played when Neville broke his wrist during class.

Post the name of the song and the soundtrack it was off of on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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Group II Activities

These activities will all be updated at the same time, and will be updated in Group I's alternate weeks.

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Divination Lesson

Whose face is appearing within the Crystal Ball?

Post the name of the character on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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Exploding Snap Cards

It's Saturday afternoon, and rather than completing your homework, you and your friends are playing a game of cards. But, the joke's on them; they're Exploding Snap cards! Take a guess - which card is going to explode?

         
         

Post the number of the card you guessed on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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The Hopping Pot

You've inherited a magical cauldron just like the one in the story, "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot." In order to keep it from clanking, you must help the poor Muggles who come to you for help.

You are walking into the city one morning, passing the home of the Shue family. As you walk by, you can hear Mother Shue yelling at her seven children. She gets angry and storms out of the house and down the path, almost knocking you on your bumper!
Sorry," she grumbles, "I just can't figure out which of those rascals put those... nosebleed candies... in the dish. I saw one of them slip the rest in their pocket, but as my nose was bleeding profusely, I couldn't see who. I've got half a mind to punish them all... And to make matters worse, my husband's Muggle relatives are coming by this afternoon for tea. How will I explain it to them if they end up eating one of those things??"

Given Mother Shue's problem, how would you use magic to help her? Remember not to break the International Statute of Secrecy! Post your answer on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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The Diggory Challenge

Cedric Diggory is the coolest guy in school; girls swoon over him, and guys want to be his bro. Irritated by his popularity, you challenge him to a game. If you win, you'll become the new cool cat; if not, you'll be the school laughingstock. Can you do it?

Cedric scored 706 points in Advert Attack.

Post your score (after playing the selected Neopets game) on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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Krummy Love Letters

While Viktor Krum may be handsome, it turns out that he really cannot spell. Bust out your spell-checking quills and help him fix his letter before he sends it to Hermione.

Hemirone,

I am relaly miissng you! But I hvae good news - I am coming to Lodnon nxet week to put on a Qudiditch denarstmitoon at the Mitsniry of Magic. I konw that you work there now, so I hope that we will get the chnace to see ecah other.

Until then...

Viktor

Post the corrected letter on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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I Must Not Tell Lies

One thing that Professor Umbridge hates the most is when students tell lies. Read the student's statement below, and determine if it is a lie. If it is, uncover the truth by figuring out who the statement belongs to.

Draco Malfoy: "Well, well, well... this does look like fun."

Post "TRUTH" on the activities page of your Trade Post if the above statement was indeed said by the specified person. If it was not, post "LIE" and then post who actually made the statement.

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Ministry Minimalist Posters

The Ministry of Magic is all about educating the public in simple, concise terms. Your job is to create a MINIMALIST poster for the theme listed below. It can be hand-drawn or created in a computer graphics program. (If you are unsure what a minimalist poster looks like, do a web search to find examples.)

Theme: The Deathly Hallows - choose one of the Hallows as the theme of your poster

Post your completed poster onh1 the activities page of your Trade Post.

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The Mirror of Erised

The Mirror of Erised shows the viewer his or her deepest desire. Luckily for you, if you observe someone looking into the mirror, you can also see what it is they want. Study the character who is looking into the mirror, and then describe what they see.

Dudley Dursley is gazing into the Mirror of Erised; we're not sure how he managed to do it, but we're just going to roll with it...

Post your answer on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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Trelawney's Inner Eye

Professor Trelawney has never been known for her divinitive abilities. She usually gives predictions that are incomplete or incorrect (or both.) Perhaps you can help her out. Based solely on the description she gives you, can you determine which Exploding Snap card she is talking about?

There was a big, black animal. But it seemed like it was very sweet. Even someone with little practice in the Noble Art of Divination could see that..."

Post the name of the card (ex: ssfilmposter01) on the activities page of your Trade Post.

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Other Activities

There are other things that you can do to earn Exploding Snap cards. Check out the list below!

Special Events

Occasionally I will host some kind of special event, which will come with a number of additional activities. Check back here to see if there are any special events to take part in!

Chatting in the Ad Board

The whole reason I created this TCG was to bring members from various parts of Neopets together as a group. Since Exploding Snap is not a guild, where else would we come together if not in the NeoBoards? As the owner of this TCG, I will do my best to always have an Ad Board up and running in the Guild Chat. Anyone is welcome to come into the board and chat! I may host posting activities, or I may just randomly award cards to people who post in the board. Either way, it's an easy way to earn more cards if you have already completed your activities for the week!

Creating a Graphic

While we are not a guild, Exploding Snap could still use some flair! If you are looking to earn a few extra cards, why not use your graphic-making skills? We could always use some of the following:

I will allow you to submit three graphics from the list each month. They can be all the same kind of graphic (three banners, for example) or of different kinds (a trade post layout and two buttons.) When you create a graphic to submit, please place it on the activities section of your trade post so I can collect it. You must supply any coding that goes along with your graphics, if necessary. The amount of cards you can earn will vary - Layouts will be worth more than buttons, and I will also base your reward on the appearance (meaning, I don't want you to just slop together a few banners for some cards, I want everything you submit to look nice!)

Something Else?

Additionally, I am always open to new ideas! If you'd like to host some kind of activity or have an idea on a new way to earn cards, let me know! I'd love to work something out!

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Exploding Snap Graphics

If you're looking for a little extra something to make your trade post, userlookup, petlookup, or petpages shine, you've come to the right place! Check out all of the fantastic graphics that have been submitted by other members to support your (favorite!) TCG!

Trade Post Layouts

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Exploding Snap Forms

If you need to get in contact with me, please first check and see if any of these forms apply. If not, then feel free to send me a Neomail.

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Staff Pay

Even though I run the site, I am still allowed to collect cards! But, if I am the one creating/judging the activities, then how do I earn cards? In case any of your are interested, my staff pay is as follows:

My System

I thought I'd talk about my "system" for running this site, in case you're wondering how I keep everything organized. When I started creating content for this site, I also created an Excel spreadsheet with a tab for everything that is important. For example, every time I create a new deck of cards, I add it to a list of all the cards I have created. I number every single card that I create so that I can use the random number generator to determine which cards I award to each of you for participating in activities. Each week, as I check your activity answers, I will generate the appropriate number of random cards. I will post your earnings each week to let you know which random cards you have earned so you can add them to your trade post. I've also got a list of all of the answers to the activities, as well as the earnings for each activity. You're probably bored of reading this by now, so just ask me if you're still curious about how I run this site ;)

Credit

This page - including the layout, coding, text, images, and pixels - was created by me, Jessy, unless noted otherwise. Members of Exploding Snap are allowed to post graphics and pixels on their trade post, but they are not to be used outside of Exploding Snap.

Images used for the cards are credited to Home of the Nutty and The Leaky Cauldron galleries.

Credit for some of the ideas within this TCG go to Choices TCG, Horcrux TCG, and Erised TCG. You can do a web search to find them, though, sadly, I don't believe any of them are active.

Credit to The Harry Potter Lexicon facts used in the activities, and for the Wizarding World Currency Converter.

Special Thanks to Taylor (vampirewithfangs) for being my go-to girl when I was having issues with my coding.

Special (HUGE!) Thanks to PTP (purpleteenprincess22) for encouraging me to take on this project, and reassuring me that it's going to be awesome (:

Disclaimer

Within these pages, Exploding Snap is referred to a game. I call it this because that's what it is. However, for the sake of this being Neopets, please note: NO Neopoints or site items are awarded in this game. Members of this TCG complete activities and earn online trading cards created by me, which they collect or trade.

Exploding Snap abides by the Neopets Terms and Conditions, including not posting "promotions offering prizes of any sort (including contests, raffles, lotteries, chain letters or any kind of giveaway)."



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