Warhammer: Invasion joins Call of Cthulhu in the new distribution model of 1 deluxe expansion every 4 months. When it happened to CoC, some speculated that this might herald a shift of other LCGs, and now the precedence is set that other LCGs could shift to this model. To me, this seems an indication not of player base, but of competitive player base, because when you think about it, this is a similar model to other card-based board games like Thunderstone, Dominion, etc., whereas the chapter pack model in my mind caters to the competitive crowd. It's hard to know, but CoC and W:I may still have a sizeable casual player base, similar perhaps to their other board games. Thoughts?
(Here's the original announcement from the headline:)
Cataclysm will be the game’s fourth deluxe expansion, and it will also be the first in a new release model. Starting with Cataclysm, Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game will shift away from monthly Battle Packs to the release of three larger, deluxe expansions per year.
Last year, we made a similar adjustment to the release schedule for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. The change has been well received, and while monthly expansion packs are still the best fit for our other Living Card Games®, we are confident that this release model is better for both Call of Cthulhu and Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game, and we are excited about the future of all our LCG lines!