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.
Where are the Netrunner sleeves?
Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:40 AM
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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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:24 AM
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.
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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