“Imagine a boot stamping on a human face . . . forever” – George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
I didn’t have enough money to build in different sets/colours/what have you into System Crash (For comparison, Magic: The Gathering had around 300 cards when it shipped, SC has less than 100), so I instead of hard divisions I try to create “affinities” along certain thematic elements/mechanics. Which basically boil down to cards that work well together, that synergize.
An example of this is MetroSec (Metropolitan Security Forces) cards, ie The Law. MetroSec cards are designed to buff each other, such as in the case of the Tac Squad, above, who get stronger and tougher when other Law type cards are in play. This ties into the theme of authoritarian forces that gain in strength as they gain in numbers, and squad tactics and so on. They also synergize with Mech cards, reflecting MetroSec’s use of mechanized weapon platforms to keep the peace.
As I said, the number of cards in SC isn’t as high as I would like it, but I’m hoping to flesh out each affinity group via expansion content and new cards. If there’s interest, I’ve got big plans!