By now you may have noticed something different about your Starter Sets. Like what the heck are those lame little green and yellow arrow marks in the lower right!? And why aren't they appearing in the checklist?
Okay, the basic idea is that the cards you start with are part of an alternate first set of cards called "The Beginning", which is two tabs below the Basic Set on the Card File. They are no different from ordinary cards, they are completely interchangeable. For example, you could have two "The Beginning" Vordore's and one "Basic Set" Vordore, which together will equal three copies of one card.
The only difference is that these cards can't be recycled. You can recycle the free cards you get for leveling, or for treasure battles or whatever, but not the ones you get in the beginning. Okay, you can recycle them but they have 0 value. This is so we could give you extra cards and also cards with decent rarity as part of the Starter without having to worry about too much Gran running around in the beginning. Also, the Japanese have other uses for valueless cards that will become clear as we go.
So now the question you've all be waiting for... why haven't we used them before? We'll, it's a matter of game balance during the Alpha... and, to try out Recycling... uhh... oh, fine. They weren't ready, happy now?
"Scissors are overpowered. Rock is fine." -Paper