This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 01:05, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
Something I've been wondering about recently is the canonicity of Clone Cards, the digitally-released trading cards for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Although not specifically mentioned by name to survive the big canon cleanup last year, they were still officially released right on Star Wars.com, with several official news posts made about them. We consider any details released in the TCW episode guides canon, even ones that are no longer present in the current forms of the TCW episode guides, and these cards are basically just an extension of that. None of them are based off strictly Legends material (obviously, as they're all directly from TCW), so nothing conflicts with current canon material.
To add to this, currently over on the Star Wars Rebels Facebook page every couple days/weeks or so, depending on how frequently new episodes air, official digital trading cards very similar to the Clone Cards are released, containing information on their respective character. All of these cards are counted as reliable canon sources, so I think the TCW equivalent, which was also officially released digitally by LucasFilm, should be canon as well.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get the Clone Cards to load up on the archived Star Wars.com page (I will try again a little later), however the DeviantArt user "darknulus" managed to save a good portion of the cards here. There may be more cards out there that they don't have, which I'll try to see if I can get from the archived website or elsewhere on the internet, but these ones should suffice for now.
With all that said, what does everyone else think about this? I personally believe the Clone Cards are canon, and should be treated as such, however I'd like to hear some other input on this. Cevan (talk) 00:59, February 1, 2015 (UTC)
See also Forum:SH:Clone Cards, archived a few days ago. I personally believe that the Clone Cards should be treated the same way as the stuff from old TCW episode guides that's no longer present on SW.com, but which way to treat both of them is unclear to me. Maybe the cards should be considered canon, or maybe the old episode guides ought to be treated as Legends-only. For all Lucasfilm said about having a clear single canon, there's a lot that they've left unclear. —MJ—Training Room 01:01, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
It's not that unclear. The line about a unified canon is about individual stories. Most people don't care that much about ancillary material like cards; that's something reserved for the most ardent of superfans, like those of us here. That being said, as they were released prior to April 25, 2014, I would say don't treat them as canon unless we're told otherwise. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 01:13, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
Very well then. Thanks Brandon! Cevan (talk) 01:16, February 3, 2015 (UTC)
No problem. And to ignore policy for a moment, you are undoubtedly right that the information contained within these cards is canon. After all, they were officially released and were about George Lucas' show, not about the EU or anything. But to treat them as canon on Wookieepedia, in the absence of any official statement about them, would be an assumption. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 01:22, February 3, 2015 (UTC)