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I want to get trading cards for lots of games. I know I can idle in a game and earn my drops in it, but can I idle in multiple games at the same time and accrue drops for all of them?

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I had a different question, and one of the answers on my question contains the answer to your question. You have been to my question in the past, and even posted an "answer" that doesn't answer my question, but asks the question shown here. So I am wondering, why would you ask this question? –  avestar101 Sep 14 '13 at 15:48
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@Shiester please tone down the attitude. –  badp Sep 14 '13 at 15:49
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Speaking as someone who's earned over $25 selling trading cards, it is totally worth it. –  Oblivious Sage Sep 14 '13 at 15:49
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@ObliviousSage I dunno how worth it is today, but it certainly was worth it in private beta :) –  badp Sep 14 '13 at 15:49
    
At first I thought you couldn't, because Steam does not allow running multiple games concurrently. I then opened the launchers for Total War Rome II and Tomb Raider, as well as the games Terraria and Papers Please. Steam did not prevent me from running all these concurrently. It is possible to earn cards by simply having the launcher opened (without actually being ingame), but since I already got all card drops for all these games (Papers Please does not feature cards), I couldn't verify if unlocking the cards itself works, sorry. –  Nolonar Sep 14 '13 at 16:24

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The Simple answer is, Yes. But Games with Launchers are the Best to Idle in like: Borderlands 2 or Tomb Raider. Although you can Idle with Multiple Games you still have the droprate across all those games you have open, Which Means you won't be Earning more than having one game open. Also you will need a beefy computer to do this!

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