Marriland TCG Database Returns with Scarlet & Violet Set

Category: Site Updates
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Scarlet & Violet TCG cards featuring Koraidon ex and Miraidon ex

I’m pleased to announce that the Marriland Pokémon TCG Database has now been officially launched—well, at least the start of it! Thanks to my friends at The Pokémon Company International providing me some products from the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet & Violet TCG set (releases worldwide on March 31, 2023), I’ve released a section on the Marriland website providing you information on all of the new cards, along with 180+ scans of the cards from the set.

Here are a few of the scans down below, to give you an idea of some of the cards in the new set:

I look forward to adding even more images to the database, along with more features as time goes on, but I wanted to have something useful for you if you’re interested in the new set.

Marriland with a Build & Battle Deck, an Elite Trainer Box (Koraidon version), and a Booster Box from Scarlet & Violet

Over the next few days, I’ll also provide a post showcasing some of the product they sent over, which includes a Build & Battle Box, a Elite Trainer Box, and a Booster Box (36 booster packs), as well as my observations and thoughts on the new set, as it has really undergone quite a few changes, such as the gray border and changing some rarity symbols and distributions.

The History of the Marriland TCG Database

A plain text file describing Base Set Blastoise and Chansey's information
The TCG database certainly has come a long way since 2002…

Believe it or not, the Pokémon TCG was one of the founding features of the Marriland website all the way back in the year 2000! Yes, 2000. Back then, websites looked a lot different, and I didn’t know anything about making databases or making things too fancy, so I would type out all of the cards in a set in a plain old text editor and then host them on my website.

I did this for every set, from Base Set through Neo Destiny, and even (apparently) had translations for the Pokémon VS set that never quite made it outside of Japan. It was something I enjoyed, even if the website was quite small back in those days.

When I first got into web programming to make dynamic websites in 2003, one of the first projects I did was converting all of the cards into a database, and I gradually added scans to this database to accompany the information.

A look at the Marriland website from 2008 showing an Umbreon card from EX Sandstorm
This is what the website looked like back in 2008, with an Umbreon card.

This continued throughout most of the fourth Generation of the TCG, the Diamond & Pearl era, the Platinum era, and the HeartGold & SoulSilver era of the card game. Sadly, in 2012, due to certain circumstances with the temporary change in site ownership, the TCG database was not carried over to that version of the Marriland website, and when the Marriland website relaunched back in 2019, there were a lot of other priorities that needed to be taken care of first.

Now that the backend for the TCG database has been modernized, I look forward to adding more and more cards to it as time goes on. It will still take awhile to add more than 20,000 cards, but it’s something I will do a little bit of every now and then, and will be sure to post updates when significant chunks have been updated.

There might not be a lot now, but this is something important to me, and something that I hope will be useful and interesting to you as time goes on. Eventually, I even look forward to having checklists to help you keep track of your collection, but that first requires having the cards entered into the database!

Thanks for reading and I hope you found this slice of Marriland history interesting!

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