Card Stories game mechanic
Character Card Classes
Class Mastermind.webp
Class Leader.webp
Class Commoner.webp
Class Craftman.webp
Class Free.webp

Class (種別, Shubetsu), sometimes Character Class (キャラクター種別, Kyarakutā Shubetsu), is a term used in Genso Suikoden Card Stories. Nearly all Character cards in the games are assigned a Class, which affects how, when and in what manner cards can be played. Class is the fundamental category of Character cards in the game.


Each Character card has a Class role.

  • Class Mastermind.webp Mastermind, these cards do not count towards a player's 50 card limit and only one may be assigned to a deck.
  • Class Leader.webp Leader, these cards are used to begin engagements on Mission or Facilities cards.
  • Class Commoner.webp Commoner, these cards can be linked to other cards to continue engagements and tend to be more useful on Mission cards.
  • Class Craftman.webp Craftman, these cards can also be linked to other cards to continue engagements and tend to specialise in Facilities engagements.
  • Class Free.webp Free, these cards can also be linked, they do not have Camp alignments and their specialisation can vary.
Genso Suikoden Card Stories
Genso Suikoden Card Stories (Game Boy Advance)Genso Suikoden Card Stories (Trading Card Game)
Card Stories Starter BoxBooster Pack Vol.1Booster Pack Vol.2Premium PackBooster Pack Vol.3Booster Pack Vol.4
Card Stories II CS2 Starter DeckCS2 Booster Pack Vol.1CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3To the Promised LandCS2 Booster Pack Vol.4
Genso Suikoden Card Stories (Game Boy Advance)
Characters HeroAnabelleAppleCamusCulganFlikGorudoHan CunninghamJillia BlightJowy AtreidesKiba WindamierKlaus WindamierLeknaatLorelaiLuca BlightLuciaMiklotovNanamiNeclordRowdSeedShuSierra MikainSolon JheeTeresa WisemailViktor
Locations Cave of the WindCoronet TownForest Village (Nearby Forest) • Greenhill CityKuskus TownLakewestL'RenouilleMatilda KnightdomMercenary FortressMt. RakuteiMuse CityPath to MatildaRadat TownRyube Village (North Sparrow Pass) • Sajah Village (Shinen Forest) • South Window CityTenzan PassTinto City (Tinto Mines) • Toto VillageTwo River City
Basic Deck rulesGame fieldLink rulesUnique Rule
Card types CharacterMissionFacilities
Order of play Preparation PhaseMain PhaseDeployment StepClear Decision StepGarrison StepReplenishment PhaseTurn Shift Phase