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  That... would come as a surprise, and not a terribly pleasant one. That said, they haven't done any previews for sets beyond Tears of Amaterasu, so I'm hopeful there's some miscommunication here.

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I thought this thread was going to detail some accelerated Crab workout program.  "You want that oni slaying physique? Then try our Six Packs in Six Weeks program."

There must be some mistake.  The whole LCG format hinges on a once a month release to keep people invested in the format.  They may be receiving the packs from their supplier all in one go for the cycle to avoid delays due to international shipping, but I sincerely doubt they are distributing them to the stores all at once.  No way to really control people leaking packs out months ahead of schedule.

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One pack per week beginning November. Eager to see how FFG will manage logistics here ;)

"Rather than releasing one Dynasty Pack per month over a period of six months, the release schedule for the Imperial Cycle will be compounded and concentrated into a shorter period of time. Beginning in early November, one Dynasty Pack will be released every week for six weeks."

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I think it's more likely they are saying 1 pack every 6 weeks as Shu2jack suggests.  Or the new pack comes in 6 weeks and then once a month after that and there was some sort of miscommunication.

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Just now, phillos said:

I think it's more likely they are saying 1 pack every 6 weeks as Shu2jack suggests.

Seems pretty clear to me:

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Rather than releasing one Dynasty Pack per month over a period of six months, the release schedule for the Imperial Cycle will be compounded and concentrated into a shorter period of time. Beginning in early November, one Dynasty Pack will be released every week for six weeks. During this special event, Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game will evolve rapidly. By using your Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Launch Kit, you can draw players into your store multiple times every week with tournaments and events throughout the Imperial Cycle.
 
We can’t wait to journey deeper into the realm of Rokugan every week during this special event, and we’re excited for you to visit the Imperial city alongside us!

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2 minutes ago, Ser Nakata said:

That would leave room for a Deluxe box for Christmas! :D

With Yoritomo Santa maybe? :lol:

Edit: I'm kidding of course, adding a Deluxe on top of that would be totally crazy (and I wouldn't bet on the Mantis so soon either) but that would be fun.

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Starting from the assumption that this is true, then they must already have the next cycle planned and ready for release. Perhaps they're long term goal is not a drip drip of new cards, but a flood every six months with these packs.

Or they're hoping for a Christmas boost to sales with this first cycle.

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Assume they do a pack a week.  That would have the entire first cycle out by the end of the year.  When do they start the second cycle?  April when would have been if it was month per pack?  January?  Maybe FFG is trying to go to more CCG release schedule while still being an LCG. Two to three 120 card sets a year (released over 6 weeks) vs twelve 20 cards sets released a year

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Just now, RandomJC said:

Starting from the assumption that this is true, then they must already have the next cycle planned and ready for release. Perhaps they're long term goal is not a drip drip of new cards, but a flood every six months with these packs.

Or they're hoping for a Christmas boost to sales with this first cycle.

Who knows what lurks in the minds at FFG?  I've already heard from people in my area saying that if this is true it's effectively eliminated any interest in the game.   If I had to guess, this is a one time thing unless it proves wildly successful.  As a Thrones player, it's annoying to see my game just now reaching the point of a good card pool after two years...while L5R gets an immediate boost.

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1 minute ago, qwertyuiop said:

Who knows what lurks in the minds at FFG?  I've already heard from people in my area saying that if this is true it's effectively eliminated any interest in the game.   If I had to guess, this is a one time thing unless it proves wildly successful.  As a Thrones player, it's annoying to see my game just now reaching the point of a good card pool after two years...while L5R gets an immediate boost.

I would honestly guess that it's either flood every six months. or a hope of increased Christmas sales.

 

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It says it's a special event, so you can read this as a "one time thing."

Personally, I think it is brilliant. People have dove in head first into this game and are hungry for more. Deck building is limited, and a slow trickle will not sate that hunger.  Official Organized Play starts in Q1 of 2018, and I am sure this is being done to catapult into Organized Play and to help ensure its success.

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2 minutes ago, RandomJC said:

I would honestly guess that it's either flood every six months. or a hope of increased Christmas sales.

 

I'm kinda ok with either. Just that initial money sink of buying the rough equivalent of two booster boxes in 2.5 months doesn't keep up with the LCG "cheaper and easier to access than CCGs" mantra.

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I think they're trying to build hype for early tournaments and event by having lots of new cards coming out. 

Early LCGs can get a bit stale with such a small cardpool, hopefully this helps with that. Once the early excitement grabs people, they may be more likely to stick around once steadier releases start. 

They might be expecting CCG players to help drive sales with the new method, since we're used to having larger card pools early on and spending $210 in a quarter can seem paltry in comparison to a traditional CCG. 

I don't know about sales figures, but maybe they're finding LCGs have a lot of drop off from launch to the end of first cycle. 

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