What is Cardfight Pro?
Cardfight Pro is an organization and website dedicated to the free distribution of information on professionally-played Cardfight!! Vanguard and on the CFV
franchise as a whole. Our aim is to promote communication between
international players, with primary focus given to bridging the gap
between Japan and the United States. We were started up in December of
2011 under the Game Set brand name, later adopting the CFPro label
to better reflect the direction of the website, and we have been going
strong for the two years since then. Although the site is presented
through blogger, we are a blog in name only; our format more closely
resembles a news publication or history archive. As of March 2013, we
have adopted the SPJ Code of Ethics in our policy.
What is your update schedule?
Our regular update schedule
is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with exceptions made for breaking
news and major events. In general, the website updates from 1600 to 1900
EST. During the summer months we make an effort to update every day. Occasionally, the regular schedule is put on hold in order to give
a major story more headline time, as it is important that our
readership stays informed.
Who works with CFPro?
The head editor and primary author for CFPro
is Touya, who is responsible for most major reporting, spotlight
articles, translation and deck discussion. Alyssa also does some on-site
reporting when Touya is participating in tournaments, Wolthera acts as
an art consultant in our Card Art articles, Richard "rawritzrichii"
is a photographer who contributes his photographs to the website on the
condition that he is properly credited and that his work is not
reposted without his permission, and there are a number of other
consultants that act in a supervisory role in overseeing the direction
of the website. Finally, readers like you make many of our stories
possible by e-mailing them in to keep the community as a whole well
informed, and your contributions through Patreon keep us going.
Do you follow a style guide?
Cardfight Pro follows an internal manual of style that we have periodically revised. Originally both company names, as well as publication names and other works were italicized, bold was used for emphasis and quotations are identified with quotation marks alone. (At one time quotations were both marked and italicized, and at another italics were used for emphasis.) Currently company names are not italicized, publications and works are, bold is used for emphasis and quotations are marked but not italicized.
What motivated the creation of CFPro?
answer to this is twofold. Touya's first reason for creating the
website was to help cardfighters become skilled quickly and be a
resource that professional fighters could rely on. The second reason was
for historical purposes. In six or
seven years, much of what is currently going on in the pro scene is not
going to be well recorded or preserved, and there will likely be a
dearth of professionals to explain the early days of the game to new
fighters. People will look back and know what decks were dominant, but
they will not know what typical play of the time looked like or how
actually played out. This has been a serious problem for past TCGs like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh!; trying to find out what the Pokemon
TCG was like in 2004 is a daunting task, not because of a lack of
decklists, but because there are almost no recorded professional
Learning about it requires tracking down actual trainers from the time
and interviewing them, and surprisingly some of them have already passed
away. Cardfight Pro combats this issue as it pertains to the Cardfight!! Vanguard TCG, providing historical context and an explanation of what the dominant thinking of the time was.