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You won't be able to vote or comment. Want to add to the discussion? This is how it works: If the set is 5, you get 3 cards. If its 9, you get 5. When you complete a set, you get Experience, which is enough for 1 level, for every steam level between 1 and From , you need exp per level. For every 10 levels, you get a slot for a showcase of your choosing on your profile.
Screenshots, achievements, items up for trade, badges, etc You also get 1 random profile background and emoticon from that game, when crafting the badge.
After you collected the allotted cards for a specific game, you have the chance of getting a "booster pack" which is a pack with 3 more cards inside, and these are dolled out by valve randomly, when they feel supply for certain sets is getting low, since the cards are destroyed when crafted into badges. When getting cards, you run the chance of getting a Foil version, which are much more rare.
The foil cards can be combined to create a foil badge. You can craft a total of 6 badges for each game. All cards, booster packs, backgrounds, and emoticons are trade-able and sell-able on the marketplace. You can trade for or buy emoticons and backgrounds, and use them, regardless of whether or not you even own the game or not, and the same goes for crafting badges. Steam level can be increased by all badges, including the newly introduced game collector badge, which gives you experience for the number of games that you own on steam.
The system launches completely on Wednesday this week. Then add people and do a trade.More...