So I recently picked up this game after a long hiatus (I pretty much stopped after Edge of Darkness) and while I'm having fun catching up with the newer sets and relearning the game, I was thinking how much more fun it would be to have a bit more variety in my pickings rather than focusing exclusively on the Galactic Civil War. Maybe I was spoiled by Star Wars: Destiny, but alas...here's how I'd like to see the prequels and sequels implemented into the game.
First I'd introduce all new factions: Separatists and Republic.
However these two factions are unique in one major way: Some objective can be used for both Light and Dark side decks, featuring a split back that represents the split between the light and dark. Not all are like this, however. Some are exclusively Dark Side and some are exclusively Light Side.
Separatists and Republic factions also have a clause on their faction cards stating their resources can be used to play Rebel and Imperial cards, but the Reserve is 5 instead of 6.
Aside from that, the other four factions remain the same. I suggest a Deluxe Set that focuses primarily on Separatists and Republic aka a "Clone Wars" set to introduce the mechanic, with a force pack cycle that includes a load of Separatist and Republic cards as well. While it'll be jarring, remember that both of them can be used in Rebel and Imperial decks you already own cards for as well, so they more or less act as proxies.
For the sequels, I'd just do a reskin of the Core Set more or less. Not necessarily just replacing card names or whatever, but keep the simplicity but have it set in the Sequel era. Aka for Vader's Core Set objective set, there will be a Kylo Ren version. For Palpatine's Core Set objective set, there will be a Snoke version, etc. etc. The cards won't be the same but will function the same way in that it allows players to pick up and play the game.
However I would not do this UNTIL the sequels are all finished, that we there's a good grasp of what they entail.
Sith will be replaced by Knights of Ren, Rebels will be replaced by Resistance, and Imperials will be replaced by First Order. However all will have a clause that states that they also count as their original versions. Basically, they're just renames with a different logo of the same factions.
What exactly would you guys do with these two eras?