GF9 is updating the D&D 5E SPELL CARDS

The spellbook cards from Gale Force 9 were generally positively received, but they did have their fair share of criticism. Gale Force 9 has heard that criticism, and is updating the cards. The new ones have rounded corners, and a concentration notation, which were the two main complaints about the cards. These new cards should be headed to stores right about now. Finally, tow missing spells have been added, and small add-on packs will contain archetype cards. (Thanks to Jeremy for the scoop).

Here's GF9 on the new cards:

Hey everyone,

The new versions of the cards should be making their way to stores now.

To answer some of your questions, These cards will have a large C (in a coloured diamond) in the duration field to denote spells that require concentration.

The easiest way to identify the new cards also relates to one of the issues people had, the sharp corners. The updated cards will have lovely rounded corners on them.

In regards to ritual tags, you'll find that ritual spells have always been labelled as such. On each card, directly underneath the spell's name, is a line that reads, "1st-level divination (ritual)" to use Detect Magic as an example.

Finally, the two spells that were missing (Destructive wave for Paladins, and Mislead for Arcane casters) have been put back in their rightful place.

And in some exciting news. We've heard the complaints from people who are disappointed that archetype cards are missing from the decks (Light Cleric's Fireball etc.) so we are currently looking at ways that we can produce small, add-on packs that will contain these cards.


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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

Jack Abrasion

First Post
Too bad there is no mention of the other missing spell card, Dissonant Whispers. It's a warlock Great Old One expanded spell for 1st level that doesn't show up in any other class spell list. I'm pretty sure they built their list of spells for the cards from the Class Spell Lists instead of from the alphabetical list of all the spells in the PHB to make sure they got them all.

Dissonant Whispers is a Bard spell. I don't believe any class' expanded spells are exclusive to that class i.e. they can all be found in the "spells by class" list at the beginning of ch. 11. And as stated in the article, GF9 plans to release expanded packs for warlock patrons, cleric domains, etc.
 

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dave_in_TX

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I asked GF9 about an upgrade path for the existing cards and they referred me to WotC as they sent GF9 "incomplete info" on the first card set. The PDF idea is a good one for the missing cards.
 

Nawara

Explorer
I read the reviews and stayed away.* That they've actually fixed the problems means I might pick up some in the future. Sucks for the people that bought them before, I hope GF9 will at least have some sort of send-us-a-SASE program for people that want the missing cards. It wouldn't really cost them much.

(*Along the same lines, I also held off on the first two printings of Shadowrun 5th. Still waiting for the third printing, which should finally have the errata incorporated.)

This is ultimately an early-adopter thing, though. I went ahead and bought the core three books knowing that I'd end up buying new copies at some point (whether a minor correction or a 5.5 version), but I figure it's worth it because I don't have to wait a year or three.
 

fjw70

Explorer
I bought so,e of the original cards. I am glad they are updating them. I wish they had hot them right the first time but oh well.

I may pick up the new ones eventually but I am in no rush. The ones I have work fine.
 

SubDude

Explorer
GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! I already have the crappy first print....I really dislike the square cut and how the spell description are not complete..... Not buying any more of these....

You can find a "corner rounder" at a crafting store (Hobby Lobby, for example) in the scrapbooking section.
 

DragonBelow

Adventurer
You can find a "corner rounder" at a crafting store (Hobby Lobby, for example) in the scrapbooking section.

that's what I did. I don't like that the I got the old version, but I am glad that they fixed the issues. I will be using a sharpie about the concentration spells, problems solved... no need to whine about it.

The two missing cards, well, those I would like to get.
 

chibi graz'zt

First Post
Could I request for somenone who picks up the new corrected spell decks to post here or start a new thread? That way the rest of us know that the new decks are hitting stores.

Thanks.
 

Phoenix8008

First Post
Dissonant Whispers is a Bard spell. I don't believe any class' expanded spells are exclusive to that class i.e. they can all be found in the "spells by class" list at the beginning of ch. 11. And as stated in the article, GF9 plans to release expanded packs for warlock patrons, cleric domains, etc.
Wow, I totally missed that spell on the Bard spell list when I did that search. It should still be in the Arcane spell cards though, since it's also a Warlock spell. I shouldn't have to buy the Bard spells just for that one card. A PDF would be great, but the mini packs for the additional cards for things like Warlock pact spells and such would be cool as well.
 

JohnnyZemo

Explorer
These guys are great, they listened to my feedback and responded to my emails.

I can't say that I am a fan. The GF9 website lists the cards as "low stock," so I ordered three sets (bard, ranger, paladin) only to be told that all three sets are actually out of stock and will not be available until late March or early April. If something is out of stock, don't list it as "low stock" on your website. That's just deceptive.
 

S

Sunseeker

Guest
I can't say that I am a fan. The GF9 website lists the cards as "low stock," so I ordered three sets (bard, ranger, paladin) only to be told that all three sets are actually out of stock and will not be available until late March or early April. If something is out of stock, don't list it as "low stock" on your website. That's just deceptive.

Maybe, but they've been having distribution issues due to how popular they are. My FLGS sells out the entire run within a week (if not a couple days) of getting them in, and has a standing order for three sets of each.
 


Stormonu

Legend
I can't say that I am a fan. The GF9 website lists the cards as "low stock," so I ordered three sets (bard, ranger, paladin) only to be told that all three sets are actually out of stock and will not be available until late March or early April. If something is out of stock, don't list it as "low stock" on your website. That's just deceptive.

I feel your pain. I ordered all the sets back in early Feb. I got the Paladin, Druid and Bard cards in right away - which no one is playing right now. Also got the Ranger cards, which my one player is using. Still waiting on the Divine spells and the Arcane spells finally came for me last weekend to discover that it had duplicates of the 0th-1st level spells and was missing over half the 2nd and 3rd level spells. I've finally managed to get a hold of someone at customer support, and I *think* they're sending replacements, but I am not happy. Won't buy any more EVER again, I would have been better off making my own.
 

chibi graz'zt

First Post
The graphic designer who worked on the cards emailed me that they have printed an entirely new run of cards, which are printed and being shipped, these will be the corrected cards with the concentration tag and the missing spells. They have the rounded corners as well. He estimated sometime in March. But yes, they are very popular and they sell out really quickly.
 



trystero

Explorer
Just bought a full set of these yesterday from GF9. I'll let you all know when they arrive and what arrived, if that'll help.

I had a bad experience buying through GF9 (Battlefront). I e-mailed them about my order, placed 8 February, and asked them to hold it until they could fulfill with the revised printings, and they wrote back to say that the updated decks were expected in "late March or early April", and that my order would ship then.

But the next day, they sent me a copy of the original, uncorrected Arcane deck. I wrote back to say that it wasn't what I'd ordered, and asked how I could return it... and then asked again when they hadn't replied after three days.

Their reply, a week after I'd first asked, mostly just confused me:
Battlefront Customer Service said:
Unfortunately there is nothing in place to replace the original card sets. This was an error caused by Wizard of the Coast sending the wrong files to be printed. Should you need to seek compensation may I suggest contacting their customer service department?

So I wrote again:
I'm very confused by this reply: I understand that the corrected printings aren't available yet, and at this point I just want to return the first-printing box which you shipped me (despite my having e-mailed twice to ask for my order to be held until new printings are available). How should I return this unwanted item?

Their reply of this morning:
Battlefront Customer Service said:
We are not accepting returns or exchanges for these cards. Please direct any further questions to Wizards of the Coast. This error is on their side.?

So please be aware that if you order now through Flames of War (the Battlefront online store, which also handles orders from GF9's web site) you may receive uncorrected cards and may not be able to return them. Caveat emptor.

(Me, I've written to ask Battlefront to cancel the rest of my order and will be taking matters up with my credit-card company.)
 


trystero

Explorer
"Please direct any further questions to Wizards of the Coast."?!?!?! Really? Wow. That's unbelievable.

That's how I felt after the first rebuff, which is why I replied again, trying to give them the benefit of the doubt: I really thought I must have been hugely unclear about wanting to return the deck, but... no, apparently that's their answer.
 

S

Sunseeker

Guest
"Please direct any further questions to Wizards of the Coast."?!?!?! Really? Wow. That's unbelievable.

Yeah even if it IS a WOTC mistake, WOTC isn't going to refund another company's product. GaleForce should take the returns, provided they're unopened and unused (lots of places don't accept open product and I think that's fair, imperfect or not). Unfortunately after that the only recourse for GF9 is to take legal action against WOTC to get their money back.
 


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