Definitely A. Consistent branding is important.
I really like the mock-up in option A. That alternate font and the brightly colored "Sci-Fi" tag should do the trick nicely!
I'd keep the Dungeon Discoveries brand. Easy to identify and branch out, like Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery, etc
Stick with A, but make the “SCI-FI” larger and more prominent. You want to keep the branding but make its differences super clear.
Lime branding is important. It will get the product off the shelf and into hands, and most buyers won’t stop examining the product at the brand recognition so the WILL know what their getting. Maybe include a line on the back description about how many of the cards work in multiple settings despite the theme. A mad alchemist instead of a mad geneticist, someone sabotaged the rudder instead of the propulsion. I plan to make this deck multitask! ;) Remember, people and conflicts haven’t changed that much in thousands of years, just the green screen and some new names for the props.
I like Dungeon Discoveries still, to be honest!
Yeah I like the original, I think maybe the ordering Nick said below is good but genuinely think A sounds much better than the other options.
What Nick Poulimas said.
Oh, and instead of "Derelict", I'd do "Distant Discoveries"...just my preference, that is.
You could do both...
In smaller print (but still all caps), you could put:
And then, in a big title style, have the new series name, followed by the deck name:
Just an idea; it'd let you keep your brand prominent on the box while still making it clear that this is Sci-fi.
If not, A works fine for me. Anyone looking at the KS title can figure out whether "Dungeon Discoveries - Sci-fi Card Sets" would work for them.
The idea of an over arching brand name and then sub-set genre specific name sounds great; though I am honestly on the fence and don't envy you your decision. :)
I am an old-school gamer , but always bridled at retrictive terms; for instance, I do not use 'Dungeon' Master, I use 'Game' Master as it sounds more inclusive of all genres and even the areas of a single game - you are master of the game, not just a single dungeon map.
The whole point of that ramble being, I could see folks seeing 'Dungeon' and immediately imagining dank stone walls in an underground complex full of skellies or something. But of course that is also where the art comes in (and you have amazing art for this product).
Sticking with the established name holds weight, going with a genre-specific name draws immediate attention (and potentially holds it).
Quick addendum: I asked my wife to look at the blank product box and tell me what she thinks it is for, she is a gamer, but not a GM (we are playing Starfinder right now, so the last couple of months have all been sci fi); she said "Oh, it sounds like cards for D&D. You know rock corridors , kobolds, and so on."
I'll hop off the fence and vote name change.
adding another vote for Vesala's suggestion. obviously, your first campaign for the fantasy series went well, and now this one - what if you decide to do a cyberpunk one, a post-apoc one, gothic horror, etc. if you end up doing even just one more deck, it dilutes "Dungeon" even more. now's the time to pivot and come up with something generic that you can adapt to each genre moving forward.
Thanks for the comments everyone!
I may post another update soon, regarding card formats for each deck. Stay tuned :)
I would stick to A myself. A strong brand should be preserved.
I like the original -choice A
You might also want to consider moving the term "SCI-FI" to the top.
So it would read:
This flows very well to me.
A fits well imo.
Ooo also second Vesala's suggestion, though it's a bit late to catch the fantasy dungeon discovery packs
I quite like Derelict Discovery, but there's a lot of power in a series, so A for me :)
I like a different name(s) as well. Laboratory, Complex, Base, and Site. Yes, break away from fantasy convention.
I vote for A and agree with ur reasoning... i instantly knew what to expect when i received ur notice... i didnt have to check
How about a new top-level brand name (for example ”Discovery Deck”) and then a set-specific subtitle?
This set could be for example ”Discovery Deck: Astronavigation” (or preferably something more funky :).
I vote for B - A new name.