Received my ROBOTECH CCG beta decks from Hero Factory today, along with four instruction sheet/play mats. Thumbed through 'em, and couldn't help but notice how dark the printing is on some of the cards, especially ol' Rick Hunter, the first card you see. Also, they really dropped the ball on some of those screen grabs -- I know there are better shots of some of those Battlepods, for instance, especially the Officer's Pod (there's that very airbrushed long shot if it standing in front of the Battlepods in "Battlehymn," much like the shot they used, only not CRAP) and the Light Artillery Pod (when the Battlepod pops up to fire on Rick in "Countdown"). Yes, yes, I know it's a beta deck and the finished product is going to be better -- I expect the cards to be more playing card stock than trading card stock, along with the rounded edges that come with that -- but there are things about the presentation
here that make it feel kind of rushed, which is slightly unnerving when you bear in mind that we were originally promised beta decks nearly a year ago in time for AX 2005/Robocon 20
Can't say much on the play mechanics front yet -- just got 'em in and skimmed the instruction sheet. I'll be having company later, maybe I can pester Levi to give it a shot.
And once I figure out the play mechanics, I am totally
Photoshopping some Malcontent Uprisings
cards together. Seriously.