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#1 lovfinion

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:03 PM

I want to believe that an X-Files LCG would be an excellent choice and license for FFG to pursue, huge amount of source material to draw from and the simple fact the X-Files is an awesome show, perhaps a downside would be it's an older IP and perhaps hasn't got the pull it once had - but given IDW games have relaunch the X_Files in comic form and also bringing out a board game there must be some life there :)

 

P.s the X-Files once had a ccg between 96-97 and was in my opinion excellent and only discontinued due to Wizards of the Coast winning a lawsuit meaning many ccg's of the time had to pay royalties to continue printing.


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#2 tonylovessunny

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:35 AM

I totally agree that X-Files would be awesome, and I can't wait for the remastered BluRays to come out, but is there really enough content to make it into an LCG? I could totally see a card game that is just a short series, but I guess you'd have to milk every episode in order to get enough content for an LCG.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:55 AM

If done using the Objective mechanic from Star Wars LCG they could do a POD for each episode+Movies making over 200+ that's over 1200 cards, heck some episodes could have multiple pods - can but dream.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:01 AM

I don't mean to put you down, cause I really like you idea, but I think the failure of the CCG was that there was not a large enough fanbase for it to keep going strong. I remember my card shop near Seattle had them, and I think I was only the second or third person to buy a starter deck a week after they came out. I never really figured out the game well enough, and I had nobody to play with, but I thought it was neat, but I think with over ten years of no tv show, it might be a total miss... yet I am advocating for a Star Trek LCG and they already have the Star Wars one, so I guess it is possible, but it depends on the fans and money.

 

I'd buy it, but I think FFG would be safer making a limited board game or card game that doesn't really require an LCG style to see if it is doable.


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#5 Robin Graves

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

I would like to see the X-files LCG using the Call of cthulu mechanic.

Send Mulder and Scully to the Piper Maru...

And your oponent counters by sending Alex Krycek and Eugene Tooms to stop them!


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#6 lovfinion

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:58 AM

Apparently the CCG failed due to the Wizards of the Coast patent lawsuit of 1997 meaning USPCC had to pay royalties to WotC when producing more cards, the game certainly was selling well here in the UK, heck they had another expansion 22364 (Scully's birthday) play tested and ready for production when they discontinued in 1997, you can still find the cards on various websites to download.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:33 AM

I wouldn't mind seeing this, although I'd have to be concerned that the market might not be there.  I enjoyed playing this game when it was out (quite a bit!), but I don't know that I could name a non-Mulder non-Sully member of the show :-\.






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