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#1 Markspinner

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:23 PM

Been hoping these would come out for weeks now.  Anyone know if FFG is planning to make custom netrunner card sleeves?  Right now I'm running clear dragon sleeves (meaning I can't play alternate art cards) and have been holding my breath to see if FFG releases anything.



#2 CommissarFeesh

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:40 AM

This comes up all the time. You are less likely to see Netrunner sleeves than other LCG sleeves for a simple reason.

All other LCGs are for established, licensed IPs. Star Wars, Warhammer, Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire - all recognisable outside of the LCG. People will happily buy sleeves with Darth Vader or the Stark Direwolf and use them for any game (I often see M:tG cards being sleeved in these).

Netrunner, by comparison, is based in the Android universe, which only exists as a series of FFG games. (EDIT: They also have some novels in the setting). To anyone who doesn't play, they are essentially 'generic cyberpunk' and have inherently less mass-appeal than, say, the Emperor throwing around Force Lightning. So while we might see Netrunner sleeves one day (and I hope we do) don't hold your breath.

Edited by CommissarFeesh, 06 June 2014 - 07:26 AM.

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#3 Facilier

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:54 AM

Anarch sleeves: http://www.mugugames...eves_50ct/73134

#4 Grimwalker

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:24 AM

For your Weyland Decks: http://legionsupplie...&products_id=13

Available in Red and Blue (go figure):
http://legionsupplie...products_id=148

http://legionsupplie...products_id=147

 

 

But those notwithstanding, I really lament the lack of viable Sci-Fi themed sleeves that isn't tied to specific licensed properties. Magic is the 800-lb Gorilla that dominates the market, so if you design a card-game product that isn't at least somewhat viable for a fantasy setting, you're declining to make use of a large customer base.

 

There's also a very outside possibility that their contract with WOTC doesn't permit them as much latitude in creating tie-in products, but that's pure uncut speculation on my part.



#5 etherial

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:43 AM

If you want Netrunner sleeves, contact FFG. If you don't ask, their marketing department won't believe there is demand.


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