That Ork mission cards set that coming in the days ahead will open up some new avenues for the game:
First a repeat of the new product coming next week:
ORK DATA CARDSTogether with the codex we will have new cards released with Ork specific psychic powers and 36 objective cards, again, Ork specific. The cards will cost us 5 pounds.
“There’ll be an article in White Dwarf soon about customizing your objective decks. Decks have a fixed number of cards, but you can draw from the ones available to your faction/race. So for Example: Generic cards, Forces of Disorder and Ork cards could be used in an Ork deck.
This will mean two things:
1) the chart in the main rulebook is a stop-gap for those who do not have cards, but can never be the same as cards (since for instance, you can roll the same result multiple times, but while there are multiples of the same card in the deck, you will always be at (X-Y) available as one is in your hand.
2) Deckbuilding will provide players with a way to gain an advantage in maelstrom missions, as you can create a deck that compliments your army.”
~Hmm, so does this sound like a cool idea, or is 40K throwing a tendril around yet another category of game, further expanding the Grimdark Universe’s “rule-sprawl”?