Though FFG has made the decision (smartly, in my view) to place Star Wars: The Card Game firmly in the Original Trilogy, because this is a Living Card Game, it's likely that the game's expansions and cycles could eventually spread into other eras of the Star Wars universe, and this topic deals specifically with that possibility. A related idea I had that has received some support was the discreet placement of an era symbol on each card, perhaps near the collector info. For those less versed in Expanded Universe lore, an era symbol is a marker found on most Star Wars novels and comics, which designates the material's location in the vast timeline of Star Wars continuity.
Anyway, as FFG lacks any form of unsolicited suggestion box, I wanted to open a new topic about this well enough in advance of the game's release that they might notice and, if it turns out to be a popular idea, could be included at the outset. All information posted on this forum becomes the property of FFG, and that includes this idea. I guess what I'd like to see here, then, is yay or nay responses to this idea. For those who want their Star Wars gaming experience to exist solely in the Classic Era and might be inclined to oppose this idea, consider: With the inclusion of an era symbol, it would be possible for there to be a "Classic" format that would only use said cards. That being the case, if the game ever does indeed encompass eras other than the Classic Era, you'd be better off if these symbols were present; and if it never does, it won't affect anything. For such players, I would also prefer that individual packs and sets stick exclusively to one era each, but that is a separate idea that I will leave the company's marketing planners to decide upon.
For reference, the publishing eras' chronological relationship to the Battle of Yavin (BBY/ABY), and descriptions of their symbols, are as follows:
Pre-Republic Era (36,000 BBY - 25,000 BBY): Symbol is the Republic emblem.
Old Republic Era (25,000 BBY - 1,000 BBY): Symbol is the Sith emblem.
Rise of the Empire Era (1,000 BBY - 0 BBY): Symbol is the Senate Seal.
Classic Era (0 BBY - 5 ABY): Symbol is the Imperial emblem.
New Republic Era (5 ABY - 25 ABY): Symbol is the New Republic emblem.
New Jedi Order Era (25 ABY - 40 ABY): Symbol is the New Jedi Order emblem.
Legacy Era (40 ABY - 138 ABY): Symbol is the Jedi Order (Old Republic) emblem.