Late ’90 we had all sort of different CCG games. From 7th Sea CCG to Babylon5 CCG, from Buffy CCG to Dragonball CCG, from X-Files CCG to Doomtown… There was a huge wave of games, LotR CCG, SW CCG, Eve, Warlord, L5R… It was crazy.
And then in 2008 FFG published Game of Thrones LCG and a year after Warhammer Invasion and told us that CCG is over.
They presented new format where you buy fixed card sets, and you build your deck. It is no longer about luck of a draw or money you spent on boosters. It is all about your cunning skill and deck building ability. Players loved it. No more buying boxes of boosters. No more praying for super rare cards. No more trading cards or buying singles.
FFG quickly changed CoC CCG into CoC LCG, and with Got LCG and Warhammer Invasion began revolution in the market.
We have LotR LCG, we have SW LCG, we have Pathfinder which is LCG, but can’t use the name, we have Doomtown announced… Format works. CCG is dead.
That’s the world we live in.
That’s the world we like.
That’s the world where… Where Wizkids publishes Marvel Dice Masters CDG and all we know is just blown apart.
Players again buy boosters.
Players again pray for super rare cards.
Players again spend huge money to buy boxes of booster to have as many cards and dice as possible.
As you know I am publisher. I have to be on time with all that’s new and important. I have to catch up with players demands. I need to know where the market is heading to.
So my question today is dedicated to this resurrection of CCG. My question is: WTF is going on?
P.S. I just read Wizkids is doing DnD Dice Master. I had good timing with this post 😀