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http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Star-Wars-LCG/...

In one of the most fun sets ever

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4071


Can't wait to make a Bounty hunter focsed deck
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I love this card! It's going to be perfect for my "short aliens" deck - all Yodas, Ewoks and Jawas.
 
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I am totally going to be rocking that oSet when it comes out - the Mercs are very strong beat-sticks. But I agree that I'll likely be pitching the Crawler to edge or during my Refresh.

Although wait a few packs and you can help pay for AT-ATs with it!
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Whaddya mean? Look at the art:

 
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Perfect unit to send against an undefended attack...

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It balances the objective set.

...But I wish it was at least only a 2-cost.
 
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The chewie pod doesnt have anything this terbs =/
 
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tierdal wrote:
The chewie pod doesnt have anything this terbs =/


Hah, no, but a lot of the LS core set pods do. ^_^
 
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Mattr0polis wrote:
tierdal wrote:
The chewie pod doesnt have anything this terbs =/


Hah, no, but a lot of the LS core set pods do. ^_^


true...

cant wait to get my hands on scum and villany pods and make a bounty hunter deck
 
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I'd play it, but only because my S&V deck has to play every S&V pod I can get my hands on so far. Otherwise, it gives Rebel Pilot a run for his money.

The best part about this card is the fantastic, evocative artwork. It's beautiful. The inside of that Sandcrawler is a little cleaner and better lit than I remember, though.

 
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I'll bet this gets a lot more enticing once Edge of Darkness is out.
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The best part about this card is the fantastic, evocative artwork. It's beautiful. The inside of that Sandcrawler is a little cleaner and better lit than I remember, though.

Ferserious. I'd love to hang a print of that on my wall.
 
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The artwork in this game is fantastic
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Sandcrawlers + Looking for Droids = Viper Probe Droids for daaaays.
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tierdal wrote:
The artwork in this game is fantastic

It really is. I'm so glad they went with original art instead of movie stills. Plus it's probably cheaper for them, which means lower price points/more content per release for us.
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Cheaper?

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To commission new art than to license the stills, yes.
 
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... they probably already have license to the images.

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I don't know how much cheaper it is, but it is definitely less limiting. No need to rely on the Cantina scene or Jabba's palace to get the aliens they want.
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Oh, I waaay prefer the artwork. In fact, had it been photos, I probably would have passed on the game. I suppose the license deal could have excluded stills from the movies, but for some reason I doubt it. If they have the license to reproduce the images with original artwork, then they probably have the license to use those images as well...

As a good comparison of art vs stills, see The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game vs The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game. Even though it's book license vs movie license, I can't stand the stills on cards approach and very much prefer the artistic flare on cards.

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If they hadn't used artwork, they would've found themselves limited as Decipher once did. Decipher made the Star Wars CCG many moons ago, and when it came time to do EU and other things not represented in the movies, you received cheap CGI and employees posing in Star Wars regalia.

Such as:






They weren't horrifically bad per se, but they stuck out like a sore thumb when in play with other cards that were purely movie stills.

With this approach, they are not limited to what types of cards they can design, or what sort of scenes they can depict. Plus, the art so far is really, really good.
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Han solo is especially beautiful
 
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shnar wrote:
... they probably already have license to the images.

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Why would they pay for them and then not use them? I'm not sure you understand how licensing works. There's not one standard contract that you sign, pay one standard fee, and then do whatever you want with the property. You negotiate point by point what you'll have access to and pay accordingly. A videogame that uses FMV cutscenes lifted directly from the film, character models in the exact likenesses of the actors, and songs from the original score is going to pay way more than a shoe company just slapping the logo on a sneaker.
 
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Was looking around for a bigger version and found this:



Apparently, it was done by Ralph McQuarrie who, according to Wikipedia,

"...designed many of the film's characters, including Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO and drew many concepts for the film's sets. It was McQuarrie who suggested that Vader wear breathing apparatus. McQuarrie's concept paintings, including such scenes as R2-D2 and C-3PO arriving on Tatooine, helped convince 20th Century Fox to fund Star Wars..."

Go to http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Images_from_The_Art_... to see more of his work.
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McQuarrie help define what we know as Star Wars, at least visually. Probably the strongest visuals are his designs, though there were others to be sure. I really missed his influence on the 'prequels', and miss him in general. Fantastic artist.

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