UPDATE: Due to an error on the ballot that was not discovered until 8/28, we are extending the vote deadline to 9/2. If you voted before 8/28, you can use the link below to update your vote. The error was the card Smuggling Compartment was missing from the ballot. We have emailed everyone that submitted a vote to notify them of the error.
The Steering Committee is delighted to announce that our Season 7 Community Vote survey is now live. The voting period runs through Sunday, August 28th. The last day to vote will be August 28th at midnight PST. Competitive Approved play will start on the following week.
Everyone should vote, regardless of experience or skill level, we want maximum community participation in this process. This is also your chance to let us know what you want to see (or don’t want to see) in the future from the IACP, with a survey at the end of the vote.
Click here to complete your ballot and survey. The survey requires Google Account authentication in order to prevent vote manipulation. If you do not have a Google Account and wish to vote, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on this post and we will send you a ballot.
We are continuing a new Approval system from the Season 6 community vote in which cards can now be approved on Probation, represented by a third vote option besides Full Approval and Disapproval. Probation cards can be updated in future seasons if the community feels a card is okay to enter competitive Approved play but doesn’t feel it’s quite good enough yet and may need updates in future seasons. Cards that are approved on probation will be need to be voted on again in future season community votes.
There has been a small change to the new voting system though. The way it works is that if more than 30% of the community votes to disapprove a card, it will not enter competitive play for current season and will be removed from the project, but may be reintroduced with an updated design in a future season for playtesting. Then, if 50% of the total vote is to Fully Approve the card, it will permanently enter competitive play and no future changes will be made unless the card becomes demonstrably problematic to the balance of the game in the future. Finally, if a card does not get more than 30% Disapproval votes but does not reach the required 50% Fully Approved votes, it will become approved on probation and need to be re-voted on in future seasons.
We trust whatever your reasoning is for voting, but at the end of each section of the ballot, you’ll be provided a space to share any additional details about your vote as feedback for the committee. This written input will not be shared outside of the IACP Steering Committee, though we may share anonymous aggregate data with the community about things we commonly see mentioned in the feedback comments.
Non-English Language Translations of Season 7 cards
For our Spanish, French, and German speaking communities, please know that we have teams of translation volunteers working on translating the Season 7 cards now and hopefully will have the cards ready before the end of the Community Vote, but cannot guarantee it. Unfortunately the nature of being an all-volunteer organization means that we sometimes need to make hard choices when it comes to our workload and deadlines.
Spanish Translations/Traducción Española – https://imgur.com/a/wZnzaNY
Estas imágenes de traducción están ordenadas en el orden en que aparecen en la Votación de la comunidad.
French Translations/Traductions françaises – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_REMG9akfSM_fYoRcwcSzYJtcmKXWIZf/view?usp=sharing
For now, please refer to the translations we do have available and compare them to the cards in the community vote, and we will continue to update this page with updated translations as they become available. http://ia-continuityproject.com/iacp-official-documents/
Cards Removed from the Ballot – The Mandalorian – Rising Phoenix
After several weeks of focused playtesting of the Mandalorian – Rising Phoenix at 12 points, 13 with Clan of Two, in the last Season 7 update, the Steering Committee regrettably has decided it is time to retire this card from IACP and will not be putting it up for a vote for this or future seasons. He may or may not be brought back with a new or updated design in the future, though new releases of the Mandalorian tv show may inform such things in the future. We know that some players have grown fond of the card over the last year, but the committee feels that in light of the results of the focused playtesting at 12 points, subjecting players to 6 more (or more) months of competitive play against this current problematic design was not worth leaving him on the ballot to potentially stay in probation limbo.
We will be creating a special printing sheet for cards like Mando that have been removed from IACP competitive play in order to allow players that enjoyed the design and want to be able to use it casually may still be able to print out and reference the card that way, with a conspicuous note on the card that it is not legal for IACP competitive play.
Season 7 Playtest League and Vassal Logs
The Playtest League will continue through the end of the Community vote with one more final round, and we encourage community members to continue playing playtest games online and submitting their Vassal game logs here: https://www.dropbox.com/request/LsR8tMkMuOZUtJLkWdJw. We will continue to gather game data from players as well, but the Playtest League will mainly serve as a way for players to get games scheduled so they can get a chance to continue to playtest Season 7 cards before casting their vote, especially cards that were recently changed in the Season 7.3 update.
Thank You Everyone
A very huge thank you to all of our playtesters who played in the league and submitted game log data, and to Steering Committee member Derek Martens for coordinating the playtest league pairings and results every week on his own for the past 3 months.
We will also be making another announcement very soon about a change to the schedule structure of IACP releases, so stay tuned for that to come this week.
Keep an eye out for the announcement of the Season 7 Competitive Weekly Vassal League, which runs for 6 weeks into a Top 8 cut and is free to play, as well as our monthly free-to-play Vassal weekend tournaments, the first of which is coming up on September 10th, 2022. Additionally we will making announcements in the future relating to supporting in-person Organized Play, so keep an eye out for that coming soon.