It was announced today that Fantasy Flight Games bought L5R from AEG. It will re-debut as a LCG at GenCon 2017. Playtesters aren't being ported over.
There goes my happy feels.
I'm a gamer, and I didn't get half of those acronyms/abbreviations.
L5R-Legends of the 5 Rings
AEG- the company that used to do L5R
LCG- I think Living Card Game. Not that a fucking clue what is actually entailed in an LCG.
Living Card Game: a game where there is no collectibility, no surprise in what you get in a box. Everything is static.
What I meant by ported over is that it's not going to be a collectible card game anymore.
The problem here is that you must, absolutely MUST always buy the new expansions, because if you don't you will fall behind as the environment distends and becomes unbalanced for those who get left behind. It's the nature of LCGs. In CCGs you don't need to keep buying everything, it's just helpful, and of course there's the sense of surprise and glee you get when you open a pack and find that super rare card you need and nobody has.