The highly-anticipated release of Fantasy Flight Games’ collectible card game Keyforge is nearly here, but its launch hasn’t been free of issues.

The decks used in the game are named through an algorithm that pulls from a list of tens of thousands of words. This has led to some unintended problems with the names of some decks.

Fantasy Flight Games has decided to address the problem by recalling decks flagged with problematic words or phrases. Unfortunately, some of these decks are already in the hands of players. FFG claims that “less than 0.05% of the initial print run” has reached the public.

Players on the Subreddit have been sharing some of the inappropriate decks they’ve received.

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If you find yourself on the receiving end of one of these decks, or if you aren’t sure if your deck is one that has been flagged, FFG has a solution:

When you purchase an Archon Deck, please register it by using the KeyForge Master Vault companion app or online at KeyForgeGame.com. (The KeyForge Master Vault app and website will go live on November 15.) 

If you register a deck that has been flagged, you’ll get a message saying that deck has not registered and that you should call FFG’s customer service support line.

You will then have to arrange to return your defective deck once it has been verified. FFG will provide you with two brand-new Archon decks in exchange.

It’s not all bad, though. The procedural name generation has led to some hilarious and bizarre results. See some of our personal favorites below.

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It’s certainly a tricky situation for Fantasy Flight Games to be in. With such random names, where do they draw the line? One player showed off a deck with the name “General Bonerider Colt”. The name is certainly pretty suggestive, but is it enough to be removed?

Check out our preview of Keyforge here.

What do you think? Should the decks have been flagged? Let us know in the comments!


Dan Hodges

Staff Writer

Dan is a lover of games and music from the UK. He loves RPGs, shooters, roguelikes, and World of Warcraft, but he'll play anything he can get his hands on really.