Each year sample game piece packs (i.e. the $80 kit for this year) are available for purchase AFTER the next challenge announcement at World’s. Would it be possible to make those kits available well before the announcement is made? I understand that there can’t be a description of what the pieces are, but our school budget tends to get locked before World’s, and I then can’t order until the new fiscal year begins in July. I don’t know, list it on the web site for sale as as “2018-2019 Game Elements”, make them all pre-order for the predefined amount of money ($80), that way schools and teams in similar situations can get their pieces earlier and with less hassle.
If this is confusing, let me know and I’ll try to explain what I mean better.