Fantasy Flight Game's New LCG Rotation Policy

November 6, 2014 - 1:10pm
lcg rotation cycle Fantasy Flight Games announced a new policy for their five living card games...
...Our new rotation policy dictates that the standard card pool, for use in all Organized Play tournaments, will consist of a game’s Core Set, its deluxe expansions, and its latest five to seven cycles of monthly packs.
FFG explains that these changes revolve around the card pool of each game, the overwhelming number of cards, managing the metagame, and physical inventory.  This rotation, or cycling of older cards from an LCG's card pool as newer cards are added, will promote even more growth in game play, continue to retain players and make less of a barrier of entry for new and potential players. FFG has provided additional information for each LCG regarding the new policy. Designer Nate French shares even more information on A Game of Thrones: The Card Game and its card pool and future.  FFG will continue to support the first edition card pool and...
...FFG will run sanctioned National and World Championship level tournaments for the first edition (as well as events for the new edition) at GenCon 2015 and at next year’s 2015 World Championship Weekend. Tournament kits will be available to support first edition events throughout the 2015 tournament year. This will provide players with an opportunity to continue to enjoy and compete with their first edition cards at sanctioned events while the metagame of the new edition matures.
Next year, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game Second Edition is planned to release at GenCon 2015.