Okay so, Digmon World 3 was my first rpg, It was my first exposure to grinding, equipment management, inns that cost money( Like what the F-), basically defined my taste in gaming. But most of all, it introduced me into card games. Oh my god that card game, the card battles got so damn hard that I had to painstakingly build my deck and optimize my builds against the cheapest ass AI opponents, from specialty attack decks, crusher decks, white decks, brown decks. It blew my 12 year old mind. But I loved the challenge, discovering new curse words in defeat, and perfecting my hammer dance in victory. So just around that same time Yugio blew up, and that was the game that was played in our nerd circles from middle school till the end of high school, which was fun, but I never got invested. Then collage happened, and there was this game called Magic The Gathering. I had no idea what this game was or how it played, tapping? manna? Clearly this game was for strange folk from a different world or something.
But now, 10 years and one 33 minute quick look later. My mind was fucking blown. I've basicaly known how to play this game. Building decks of the same color, the phases, 4 card deck limit, building a pool to summon stronger monsters. This was the same game and it has existed all this time and i never realized it. Fuck. Guess I better get a deck then.
tldr; On the off chance you possibly ever played DW3 did you realize the card game was strikingly similar to Magic? or if not, have you ever been introduced to another existing game series by a game that was influenced/inspired/rip-off'ed from it?