Sometimes 1E Design puts old 2EBC cards in a file (no longer extant in 1E), then sends them off to Creative, and Creative changes them, effectively filing off the serial numbers (although I don't think that's their intent).
I know Recreation Room
was originally titled One Man Cannot Summon The Future
, and I know Disrupted Continuum
was originally titled Unexpected Difficulties
Sometimes Creative changes nothing when we restore old 2EBC cards. It's pretty obvious
what we had in mind for Commodore Stone
's special download, and I recall that set had a version of Coordinated Counterattack
that failed playtesting. Despite 1E's severance of 2EBC, there's still an appetite among some players to get those cards back in the card pool.
Sometimes, though, it's pure coincidence. There's a card I can't talk about that does exactly the same thing as an old 2EBC card, and I mentioned this casually, and the entire design team stared (virtually) blankly at me, because they'd entirely forgotten that card existed or what it did. Given the total lack of 2E players in the Paradise Lost
design team, I wouldn't be shocked if it turned out that any similar mechanics turned out to be purely coincidental. (Although the title on To Rule In Hell
seems too close for coincidence.)
1E and 2E Design have little crossover, so I can't say how 2E Design operates, but that's 1E.
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