Developing a trading card game is no easy task. Players like that their expensive cards don't brutally de-value from their original price while also wanting new players to join the game, which mandates a good reprint policy of chase cards/staples from past sets. This fine line created by the player base gives a herculean task to the game designers of all card games.
Legend Story Studios was no exception, and since they stopped printing the first two sets of Flesh and Blood, staples' prices have been skyrocketing. One highly requested card is Fyendal's Spring Tunic, a generic chest equipment played in a lot of decks that alone is 150+ euros. But how can a company reprint a card with availability in mind while not shortcutting the players that paid the original price? The answer for LSS is replacing the black border of the cards with a white border, and it's a popular one.
Introducing History Pack 1, a booster set that contains a fine selection of iconic cards from the first three sets in Flesh and Blood's record: Welcome to Rathe, Arcane Rising, and Crucible of War. The twist is their white border, which is a way to differentiate the original print from the reprint while adding more supply to the already high demand.
History Pack 1 contains an astonishing 427 cards (238 Commons, 118 Rares, 62 Majestics, and nine Legendary) and each booster pack includes 10 cards of which one is rare or higher. Each pack of History Pack 1 has an MSRP of 3.89€ and its release date is 6 May 2022.
While the Legendary rarity can be a controversial topic, History Pack 1 can have a lot of weight in the discussion. The chosen ones to be reprinted in a pristine white border besides Fyendal's Spring Tunic were Storm Striders, Grasp of the Arknight, Teklo Foundry Heart, Braveforge Bracers, Scabskin Leathers, Mask of Momentum, Tectonic Plating and Skullbone Crosswrap. Even if the only generic equipment is Fyendal's Spring Tunic, the other ones are staples in their respective heroes and even entire classes. A game-warping Majestic that is also included in this collection is Command and Conquer, one of the most expensive cards, since it's a generic action and a huge tempo swing.
Not all cards need to be expensive to be relevant in new collections. History Pack 1 also contains the Rare heroes for the faster format Blitz previously printed, so even if the old boosters are out of print, anyone can still build around the quirkiness of Kassai, Cintari Sellsword, Data Doll MKII, Kavdaen, Trader of Skins, Kayo, Berserker Runt and Benji, the Piercing Wind.