Been working on my own card game for shits and gigs,
Would making a "card game for keeps" be considered gambling (I.e. I killed your monster and keep it)
Wasn't marbles played this way?
Okay, right, but what if instead of taking opponent's cards you can swap them for your own? Like taking a good one for one of your shitty ones. Legally speaking, would that be a workaround?
No, that'd still technically be gambling.
Listen man, a lot of fucking lawyers who know a hell of a lot more about this stuff than you do have gone over this shit backwards and forwards a million times. You're fighting a losing battle here. Just don't do it.
Would anons join an event where each player starts with a deck that they then use to challenge other people with the winner getting the right to exchange one card with the opponent. The aim would be to beat someone from the event team with a pre-constructed deck.
Also, you're probably in a maze or something, like a tournament from the Yugioh anime or some shit.