Originally Posted by Labreya
The reason you have to pay for the right is because of the extreme cost of producing this game. Designing an entire trading card game, then a way of scanning in the cards, then trying to figure out ways of cheating so you can stop OTHERS from cheating all adds up.
The cost of your cards covers the printing of them. You can play the game with just the cards. (I do with friends in college) In theory, you don't have to buy the game at all.
The cost of the addons covers the development of the technology FOR the cards, not the cards themselves. The ability for the game to recognise the codes on the cards, then play a game with them is expensive stuff to design and create.
Expecting you to pay for both, in my opinion, is not unreasonable at all. Expecting to get the addons for free is, in my opinion, like expecting free petrol just because you own a car. Much like someone had to pull that petrol out of the ground, someone had to write the code for those addons.
Couldn't disagree more, there's no extreme cost in producing this crappy game.
Don't try to defend these greedy bastards (unless you're one of them, of course