[quote=“Terrificy, post:7, topic:7096”]
contents of this years Regionals kit include Goddamn credit tokens, so now I gotta have 3 different kinds of these lying around[/quote]
I think those are the same credits as previous year’s ones
Tokens are good. Of course, most have been already done at least once, but many in very limited quantities (Nationals agenda counters and tags, Worlds bad pubs) and could use another print run. Also, there are more token possibilities than simple replacement of core set cardboard: for example Femme Fatale, Cyber-cypher and Security Testing are playable, never rotating cards that definitely could use a dedicated token to show which server/ice you choose.
Another advantage of tokens is that while there’s just one playmat, the tokens are a set which you can divide if you want to achive more flat prizes distribution (which you quite often want in casual events you use tournament kits for).
[quote=“Orbital_Tangent, post:8, topic:7096”]
What should they do if not tokens? More alt arts? Dice ala KoS?[/quote]
Full bleed standard art cards. Lots of them. I hope they finally arrive at this idea (Worlds decks show they’re getting close). It’s a perfect tournament prize: cheap to make (the art is already paid for, so I guess it’s 15-20 minutes’ work in Photoshop and you’re ready to print), you will never run out of cards to make with ~200 new released each year, single cards can be participation prizes at small local events, while sets are perfect for grand prizes at top level, it will be a nice thing to collect as you can play in a tournament every week and still will be likely to receive new ones.