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samh5621

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  1. The way FFG runs this game is a joke. Lackluster store-level organized play outside of a once a month kit (when they actually get delivered on time), inability to stick to firm release dates, and inability to balance the game. This is all stuff Magic went through in the mid 90s - FFG should've learned from their lessons. I would love to play this game, but the cards rarely hold any value, the secondary market is next to non-existent, and the player-pool is shrinking. I'd love to drop a ton of money on this - but it just feels dumb at this point. And that really sucks.
  2. Can't believe no one has mentioned Star Wars Destiny yet. So I will: I'm intrigued by the game, I invested pretty heavily in the first block and played for a bit - I really like the tactile feel of the dice. There's just something enjoyable about it. BUT there are two things keeping me from pulling the trigger and coming back and I'd like to ask how FFG will address them (if at all) 1. Player-base size: I already play and collect Pokemon with my oldest son. There are plenty of shops around my area (D/FW) that support the game and there are frequent tournaments/regular play dates. Destiny has one store out here. And I think their tournament is every other week. Have you ever thought of adopting Magic's Friday Night Magic type of OP? It feels like getting more promos out there - even fancy sparkle promo dice? would be a great way to incentivize stores to carry and market the game for you. 2. Pricing: This may be what worries me the most. There is ZERO price stability in sealed product for this game. A few weeks ago I almost bought a case of Legacies for 60CAD. It looks like you might've spanked that store because now they're selling for 30CAD - but that's insane. You don't help the matter with the holiday sales on Asmodee or Best Buy liquidating the 2-player boxes for $5 a piece. This type of fall-off is very worrisome for a COLLECTIBLE game. Its like every set you release becomes Fallen Empires after a few months.
  3. I just subscribed to I Rebel. Thanks for the recommendation!
  4. Yeah - I get that putting the starter set in a big box is an ultimate plus for the game and for LGSs - I'm more upset at the way it was handled for the LGS. "hey guys, blind buy a ton of stuff on faith and before you even get the shipment in it'll be on sale at tons of other places that can and will undercut you on price." I've got a couple buddies who own LGSs and after seeing how HARD they work to make places for nerds like me to feel safe and welcome in - I just get extra defensive at anything I perceive to hurt their already long odds.
  5. Here's why this is screwed up: FLGS owners weren't told what they were ordering - only that it was new and Star Wars, cost $30 a pop and came six to a case. And they had to order by the case. There was NO notice of what this was. So some places ordered a lot because they were financially able to take a chance, but a lot didn't because they weren't. Last night I told my buddy who owns a shop what it was because he still didn't know and didn't see the FFG site before me. This morning he got up early and arranged with UPS to pick up his shipment (they didn't come with the regular Wednesday distributor shipment) early so he'd have them for people when his shop opened. And guess what? People had already bought them at Target at midnight. Sure, shame on those people for not supporting a small, local business - but shame on FFG for making owners in a VERY risky retail segment blind order things and then have them available at mass market retailers. That's a double screw you to the people who pay rent so we have space to play FFG games.
  6. I mean - it's cool if you like Destiny - I gave Destiny two solid shots but it wasn't for me. I was really hoping this was something totally new or at least something to appeal to more people. Then again, Destiny probably makes FFG a ton of money so I can't really blame them. If people didn't want Destiny they wouldn't buy it and it wouldn't be successful.
  7. Mystery Star Wars game launching in September $30 MSRP 6 "units" per case - LGSs can only order by the case My LGS had to blind order this product with only the above information. Does anyone know anything about this?
  8. You say "started" so I guess that probably exempts you from all but the most recent CCGs. Magic - Alpha/Beta sold out almost immediately. Stores were allocated down and it wasn't really until Fallen Empires that Magic was printed to meet/exceed demand. So that's 8 sets that had to come and go to EXTREMELY limited supply before they got manufacturing capacity to scale. I wrote a letter to Scrye Magazine about how I was only going to play the Star Trek CCG because it at least had enough supply for me to get cards. Fortunately, I was only an idiotic 13 year old who didn't understand things. Star Wars CCG - Again, MASSIVE shortfalls of supply. People were trading Vaders for Black Lotuses and the people getting the Lotuses were called the losers in the trade at the time. I saw a kid get LAUGHED at when he tried to get a Vader for JUST a mox sapphire. World of Warcraft TCG - Skipping ahead since I didn't play anything other than Magic for a long time. WoW TCG was insanely popular at launch and when Upper Deck reacted by printing a ton of the 2nd set (Through the Dark Portal) it lead to a massive crash because they oversupplied. (and the loot cards weren't as good as the first set) Force of Will CCG - sure, you can get anything you want now incredibly cheap - but that's because until recently they were still printing sets from the first block! When this launched it was hot and if you could find a starter you were extremely lucky. Forget about trying to find boosters. Final Fantasy CCG - Force of Will launch part 2. I can at least find boxes on ebay for just a bit more than MSRP right now for Destiny. For Final Fantasy you're paying at least twice the MSRP on ebay and usually more. So my point is - either you haven't played many TCG/CCGs - or you're me from the past but instead of writing a magazine (and having my FLGS store owner read the letter aloud to me while everyone made fun of me for being so uninformed [i MAY have implied he was purposefully withholding stock to inflate prices]. FFG are one of the largest gaming companies in the world, backed by an even larger gaming company. Trust everyone here - as soon as FFG can produce more and separate you from your money, they will. I know that doesn't help the situation - but yelling about a problem without having a viable solution doesn't help anyone. You say "started" so I guess that probably exempts you from all but the most recent CCGs. Magic - Alpha/Beta sold out almost immediately. Stores were allocated down and it wasn't really until Fallen Empires that Magic was printed to meet/exceed demand. So that's 8 sets that had to come and go to EXTREMELY limited supply before they got manufacturing capacity to scale. I wrote a letter to Scrye Magazine about how I was only going to play the Star Trek CCG because it at least had enough supply for me to get cards. Fortunately, I was only an idiotic 13 year old who didn't understand things. Star Wars CCG - Again, MASSIVE shortfalls of supply. People were trading Vaders for Black Lotuses and the people getting the Lotuses were called the losers in the trade at the time. I saw a kid get LAUGHED at when he tried to get a Vader for JUST a mox sapphire. World of Warcraft TCG - Skipping ahead since I didn't play anything other than Magic for a long time. WoW TCG was insanely popular at launch and when Upper Deck reacted by printing a ton of the 2nd set (Through the Dark Portal) it lead to a massive crash because they oversupplied. (and the loot cards weren't as good as the first set) Force of Will CCG - sure, you can get anything you want now incredibly cheap - but that's because until recently they were still printing sets from the first block! When this launched it was hot and if you could find a starter you were extremely lucky. Forget about trying to find boosters. Final Fantasy CCG - Force of Will launch part 2. I can at least find boxes on ebay for just a bit more than MSRP right now for Destiny. For Final Fantasy you're paying at least twice the MSRP on ebay and usually more. So my point is - either you haven't played many TCG/CCGs - or you're me from the past but instead of writing a magazine (and having my FLGS store owner read the letter aloud to me while everyone made fun of me for being so uninformed [i MAY have implied he was purposefully withholding stock to inflate prices]. FFG are one of the largest gaming companies in the world, backed by an even larger gaming company. Trust everyone here - as soon as FFG can produce more and separate you from your money, they will. I know that doesn't help the situation - but yelling about a problem without having a viable solution doesn't help anyone.
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