Flesh and Blood has been crafted with collectability as a core tenet. One of the ways Legend Story Studios is honoring this is by differentiating between the first and subsequent printings of a product. The first printing of Welcome to Rathe, which released October 11, 2019, is distinguished by an “Alpha Print” badge on the back of the display box.
The first printing of Arcane Rising, which released March 27, 2020, is distinguished by a “First Edition” badge on the back of the display box. The same is true for Crucible of War and other boosters going forward. The Unlimited Edition packaging has a red UNLIMITED flag on boosters and displays.
Unlimited Edition is black bordered and contains exactly the same cards as the original printing of their respective products, in the same configuration. Unlimited Edition supports booster draft and sealed-deck play.
Unlimited Edition cards have improvements to color, templating, and syntax since their original printing, such as “red” color strips on WTR cards, rarity badges, and adding italic reminder text to some cards.
What Unlimited Edition doesn’t have are Cold Foils. Cold Foil is a special printing technique that Legend Story Studios developed the application of to showcase the most special and unique cards in Flesh and Blood.
The presence of Cold Foils is the subtle but meaningful differentiation between the First Edition and Unlimited Edition print runs. Owning Cold Foil cards is intended to be a point of pride for the early adopters of Flesh and Blood and something that collectors will chase many years into the future.
Cards that feature as Cold Foil in their original print will instead be found as beautiful rainbow foils in Unlimited Edition boosters.