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Subject: Suggestions for Making a Re-Theme rss

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Keith Smith
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Hey everyone. I'm just posting here since I'm taking my current re-theme of all the Lost Legacy sets far more seriously than I anticipated, and I'm interested in getting some second opinions on how to improve things.

My current quandary is how much theme to spill on this set. As it's based on the Suikoden RPG series, I know not many people will recognize it, and I may be stuck never playing with these cards as the unfamiliar theme could turn people off.

So here are the two directions I'm considering:
1) Use the names of the characters as they were in the games.


2) Uses more generic and easy to understand names, but slip in the character name on the bottom beneath the gameplay text.


The real question is, "If you don't know the Suikoden games, would either set appeal to you?
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I'm not familiar with Suikoden, and I probably wouldn't be drawn to these sets on my own--but if we were to sit down and play together, the more generic roles would be easier for me to grasp and remember than the names.

That said... it's your re-theme, and you certainly know the series and your vision better than I do!
 
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I loved Suikoden and find it fun to see them. Name on the bottom doesn't take anything away from that. My opinion is :go with name on bottom.
 
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Thanks for the feedback, guys. It worked out great that I got one reply from a Suikoden fan, and one from someone who's never played the series.

I updated my sets to have the generic names on the title. I'm almost done with 4 complete the sets now. And surprisingly, a lot of the Lost Legacy cards have very close matches in the Suikoden universe.


 
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That's a pretty nice re-theme, i look forward for the pics of the whole set.
 
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Thanks! It's just frustrating because every week I seem to learn one new trick that can make all my previous cards look about 15% better. And I really want to make these as great as possible.

I posted some of my older set drafts in the image section of the game. I also did one for the Princess promo so far. But I already can't stand the slightly lower quality of those prints now. Haha.
 
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Okay, here are all 4 sets I've made and updated so far:

Starship -> Suikoden 1

Flying Garden -> Suikoden 2

100 Year War -> The Battle with Neclord

Poor Detective -> Suppressing the Beast

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