Thanks, will read through those. I figured Space Marines were definitely a lock for a faction in the card game, but I know little of the other factions beyond knowing a few names like Eldar and Tau.
It is still warhammer so you have seen all the factions really in the other game.. there are only 3 new ones really.. Necrons (read the lexicon
on their history it is seriously awesome) Tau, and Tyrinids.
The thing is that there are so many factions inside the main races. Like you could make a card game JUST with space marines and have it like aGoT.. Bloodifst, Space Wolves, Untramariens etc etc. They are all "Space Marines" but it would be mega strange to have them in he same decks... (unless they use a PoD system for putting in entire squads, I guess that could work)
I think FFG should do what Raven Software did and invent there own chapter for the game. The Blood Ravens are so famous people think they are a legit chapter!
These are the factions I would like to see:
Space Marines, Chaos Marines, Eldar, Orcs, Imperial Guard, Tyrinids. I think this would make a good Core Set. All the famous ones are in there, + one of the more unique ones .. though bio-monster aliens hive minds are preety common scifi idea now.. but it was super original 30 years ago!
Then in Necrons and Tau in a deluxe.. they are "kinda of" linked in the lore.. so would make a good duel faction intro box, and EVERYone will be cursing necrons and tau were not in core so it would selel instantly.
then Chaos Demons and Dark Elder introduced soon after.
That is 9 factions, 6 to start. You could probably fold Chaos Demons into Chaos Marines (though they are completely separate codexes now) and Imperial Guard into Space Marines (but that would suck).
I hope they incorporate different planets and stuff.. maybe a story deck type thing like in CoC. In the game many planets are functional.. like a forge world (industrial production planet) or w/e. So fighting over planets and gaining powers off the planet cards when you control them would work really well.
I really hope this is not a hoax.. (fallout 4 style) I have been hoping for a 40K game for a LONG time.
Check Out: Vaults of Terra - https://www.youtube....z-WT305CKiu719Q
It is a 40K Lore uTube chan.. it is mainly focused on Marines, but grab "Best Video Downloader" addon for firefox and leech the eps as MP3s, they make great PoDcast on the way to work!
One thing I hope they do NOT do is split the races into 2 factions. Any faction should be able to fight any other faction, CoC style.
The real problem for a LCG though is multi colour decks. It would be very wired to make a deck with Chaos Mariens and Eldar for example.... and with out being able to mix factions the deck building options are small. .so they might have to make 2 "alliances"