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Would you like to see more reprints as set promos?

Yes, all the time!
Yes, sometimes.
No, unless it's a perfect fit.
No, never!
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Director of First Edition
By MidnightLich (Charlie Plaine)
 - Director of First Edition
Welcome to today's First Edition Friday Question, where you get a chance to answer questions that will help shape the future of First Edition. If you'd like to catch up on previous entries, here's a list of all of my previous Friday Questions:

16 OCT 2020: What OS cards/stories did we miss?
9 OCT 2020: What makes you happy in First Edition?
27 SEPT 2020: What reasons do you use to re-engage older players?
18 SEPT 2020: What are you looking forward to in A Private Little War?
11 SEPT 2020: What old decks/themes do you want us to revisit?
4 SEP 2020: Should tactics continue to target sites on a Nor?
21 AUG 2020: Should you have to be in Ops to return fire on a Nor?
14 AUG 2020: How should we name the Excalbians?
7 AUG 2020: Which ship needs a new card?
31 JULY 2020: Which boutique expansion should we make first?
24 JULY 2020: Do you want to see Xindi introduced to 1E?
17 JULY 2020: What makes a good expansion name?
10 JULY 2020: What would make good theme packs in a Cube draft?
3 JULY 2020: What would be a good name for a Klingon?
26 JUNE 2020: Which card story needs a "do over"?
19 JUNE 2020: Which card do you most want to see added?
12 JUNE 2020: Why do you play First Edition?
5 JUNE 2020: What is 1E's biggest barrier to entry?
29 MAY 2020: What do you think of [SPOILER], a potential card from Project Londo?
22 MAY 2020: What is the worst affiliation in the game?
15 MAY 2020: Should bans be effective immediately?
8 MAY 2020: Which episode should inspire a boutique expansion?
1 MAY 2020: What was the best Star Trek gift you ever received?
24 APR 2020: How often do your [BB] dilemmas get scouted?
17 APR 2020: What do you want to know about how we work?
10 APR 2020: Should we make animated series cards?
3 APR 2020: Should we make more Tribbles/Troubles?
27 MAR 2020: Should we develop new [Q] cards?
20 MAR 2020: What regions should we focus on in the future?
13 MAR 2020: How would you feel about 1E adding extra "bits"?
6 MAR 2020: What are your favorite "almost good" S/P dilemmas?
28 FEB 2020: What are your favorite decks to play?
21 FEB 2020: Which Decipher expansion most deserves a sequel?
14 FEB 2020: Which "broken link" should be fixed first?
7 FEB 2020: What's your favorite episode of Star Trek?
31 JAN 2020: Which TOS main character needs a new card?
24 JAN 2020: What should qualify a card for the "watch list"?
17 JAN 2020: What card would you unban without changes?
10 JAN 2020: What single card would you ban to improve your game?
3 JAN 2020: What are you looking forward to in The Neutral Zone?
27 DEC 2019: How can we help you recruit new players?
20 DEC 2019: Where do you want the game to be in five years?
13 DEC 2019: Which concepts should 1E "import" from other games?
6 DEC 2019: Which couples should get a dual personnel card?
29 NOV 2019: Which old, unused 1E cards deserve some love?
22 NOV 2019: Which upcoming milestones need celebration?
15 NOV 2019: What's your favorite card image?
11 NOV 2019: What was your first 1E experience?
1 NOV 2019 What is your opinion of the "full page" policy?
25 OCT 2019: What do you want to see in a Halloween set?
18 OCT 2019: What is your favorite expansion?
11 OCT 2019: Which TNG main character needs a new card?
4 OCT 2019: Which Star Trek story needs more cards?
27 SEP 2019: How many points should [SPOILER] be worth?
20 SEP 2019: Which rules always confuse you?
13 SEP 2019: What do you think of [SPOILER]?
6 SEP 2019: Which card needs an alternate image (AI)?
30 AUG 2019: Which characteristic needs love?

Well, I almost forgot, but it's still Friday, so there's still time to ask a Friday question. And today's question is timely, because we're about to start figuring out the promo for Project Storm, the DS9 themed set that's due out early next year. And since we just did an experiment with promos with A Private Little War, now seems like a good time to get initial feedback.

Do you want to see more reprints as set promos?

Traditionally, when we make a new virtual expansion, the release promo (available in The Promenade) is an alternate image version of a card in the expansion. For example, the release promo for The Cage was an AI version of Preserver Obelisk. But for A Private Little War, we decided to do an AI of Captain Koloth instead. This let us provide a nice, high res version of him since there wasn't a new Koloth in the expansion.

So the question today is - what do you think of doing more reprints as set promos? Is it something you'd want to see all the time? On special occasions? Rarely? Or maybe never at all? Vote in the poll above, and please weigh in with a reply as well.

Thank you for reading. Have a great weekend!

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European OP Coordinator
 - European OP Coordinator
2E Austrian National Runner-Up 2020
The Release Promo is something coming out from the new set IMO, and it should be one of the new cards (because it's a RELEASE promo). Nevertheless if it perfectly fits like this time it's just fine...
 - Alpha Quadrant
would tend towards yes.

1. The new set already has a nice, high-res version of all of its cards by definition.
2. There are still plenty of old cards that do not
3. There's enough old cards that finding one to fit whatever theme you are doing for the new set shouldn't be hard.
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 - Delta Quadrant
As a release promo, for some reason I feel it would be nice to get an alternate image for a card in the set.

Maybe if there are perfect fits of older cards, I wouldn't mind seeing them (actually would think that's great!), but then maybe as promo-release in the weeks leading up to the expansion?
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By Iron Prime (Dan Van Kampen)
 - Delta Quadrant
I love updates to the older card images. And if we can make it match like the Koloth promo so much the better.

Bonus points if there isn't a set releasing the same day and it can be a preview of sorts like Telle was. :thumbsup:

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