Understanding Card Advantage

Stylized "Famous Mouse" on a book from "Fantasia" with text "Understanding Lorcana, Dave's Dumb Decks"

A crucial concept that lies at the heart of success in playing TCGs (Trading Card Games, sometimes called Collectible Card Games or “CCG’s” like Lorcana, Magic: The Gathering, or Pokémon) competitively is “Card Advantage.” This concept is instrumental to shaping any player’s gameplay, making strategic decisions, and understanding your deck’s (and, on a more cellular level, your cards’) position(s) in the metagame.