I was having the same problem a while back when I wanted to start playing. When you first launch the app, there should be a string of updates. For some reason, I didn't get any of those, and the game would crash after I chose a name. I deleted and reinstalled the app a few times to no avail until suddenly, I'm playing. I'm on iPhive, so this probably doesn't help much, but I hope you're inspired to persevere and join us! If you're into the grind, this is what you want to play. It's well built. In my opinion, more in depth, and just plain smarter than any of the other TCGs on the market.