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Mikko Leho

Fireborn: the Eternal Struggle?

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A lot of people have expressed their interest in seeing Vampire: the Eternal Struggle re-released as LCG after Android: Netrunner. I believe the situation with V:tES is different from Netrunner as it has been published until very recently and it still has thriving tournament scene (as far as I know). In comparison Netrunner has been out of print a lot longer time and has not nearly as large active community. If FFG was to re-release V:tES I think they will start with clean slate and they have recently been adapting their in-house settings to older games/mechanics. Fireborn is urban fantasy like Vampire (I never saw much horror in WW's games except the Hunter series) and FFG has been releasing books based on this setting quite recently. There have not been any Fireborn games since the now defunct RPG and I think FFG might be building something with these new books.

 

How do you feel, would Fireborn make a good setting for the Eternal Struggle/Jyhad card game? I am really not that familiar with the Fireborn world and I would love to hear if this conversion would be possible or impossible.

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 Might be an interesting idea, and I would certainly look at it if it was announced.  I'm a huge fan of the Fireborn setting, and would love to see almost ANYTHING done with the renewed interest in the fiction and concepts.

Problem would be working out the core idea of Flashbacks in an LCG format, as it is a major part of the RPG mechanics and the plot of the universe.  However, I do not count it as impossible.  Factions would be interesting… the dragons have various "sire" dragons they are related to spiritually, and then there are the supernaturals like the Fae and Those That Dwell Below.

Overall, I could see something being done, but not using the mechanics similar to Jihad.  Jihad and Vampire: The Eternal Struggle play heavily on the political and faction fighting that is inherent to the setting, as well as the dark gothic nature of their immortals.  If FFG did an LCG based on Fireborn, likely they would want to craft something new from the ground up.

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