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Where are the Netrunner sleeves?

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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.

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This comes up all the time. You are less likely to see Netrunner sleeves than other LCG sleeves for a simple reason.

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.

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For your Weyland Decks: http://legionsupplies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5&products_id=13

Available in Red and Blue (go figure):
http://legionsupplies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5&products_id=148

http://legionsupplies.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5&products_id=147

 

 

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.

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