This is actually my first forum post, ever, so if I'm too forward, I apologize but I really want to get my game into production.
I'm currently trying to build a web-based, digital CCG(collectible card game) and I need some advice on implementing it. I am definitely a beginner, but I have been doing a lot of reading up on it, so I at least know terminology.
I'm thinking it's going to be programmed in Java, with an XML database for card lists, and I'll probably need to work with php so people can sign up and get stored in a database that will keep track of player stats (like win/losses, cards players own, decks, etc).
The game will be turn based and will only be played with others(No AI), and in addition to the gameplay itself, I'll also need to make a lobby where games can be set up and an area where players can build and edit thier decks.
My question is: Am I on the right track? Should I use a different language? Any recommendations that could help me out? Thank you for your guys' help.