Author Archive: Jim Breeze

Card Dissection: Ciena Ree (EW1)

Empire at War, as anyone can agree, skews pretty heavily toward getting supports and vehicles into play more often, and Ciena Ree (EW1) definitely fits that mold. As an Imperial pilot, she rose to the rank of Captain in the Imperial Navy, and was a veteran of the Galactic Civil War, specifically the battles of Endor and Jakku. How does she fit in the Destiny game? Read on and find out!… Read More

A Casual Player’s Perspective of the Australian Nationals

Today, we share an article from guest author Simon Turner about his experiences in the Australian Nationals.

Star Wars: Destiny Australian Nationals

A Report From a Casual Gamer

By Simon Turner

“Hmm, time to put together a deck for the Australian Nationals,” I tell my deck-building buddy the night before the competition. “I need a deck that can win, what do you like?”

“What? You never play decks that can win!” He says. “I like Wookiees.”

So we end up with a deck that has a Wookiee theme. It even has a fun opener. When I sit down and my opponent asks: “So what are you playing?” I go: “Wookiee.” And place down a Wookiee Warrior. “Wookiee” as I place the second one, followed immediately by slapping my hand down on them saying “Snap!” as I place Snap Wexley down.… Read More

Empire at War July Teaser Reaction – Part 2

On Friday, Fantasy Flight Games dropped a (huge) teaser for the upcoming expansion to Star Wars: Destiny, Empire at War. In the past, their teasers have been in chunks based on color and faction, but this latest one is about Red cards and dice on both the Hero and Villain sides. This leads to a Death Star-sized teaser, which we will discuss in two separate articles. The first article focused on those Characters, Upgrades, and Support cards with corresponding dice. This article will be about the Support and Event cards without any dice.… Read More

Empire at War July Teaser Reaction – Part 1

On Friday, Fantasy Flight Games dropped a (huge) teaser for the upcoming expansion to Star Wars: Destiny, Empire at War. In the past, their teasers have been in chunks based on color and faction, but this latest one is about Red cards and dice on both the Hero and Villain sides. This leads to a Death Star-sized teaser, which we will discuss in two separate articles. The first article (this one) will focus on those Characters, Upgrades, and Support cards with corresponding dice. The next article will be about the Support and Event cards without any dice.… Read More

Origins 2017 Recap

Another Origins Game Fair has come and gone, and with it, the first ever Star Wars: Destiny tournament at the convention. While FFG wasn’t “officially” at Origins, the good folks from Cascade Games out of Portland, Oregon, lead by Steve Cameron, ran several Destiny events for them over the five-day event, including Learn-to-Plays and a sealed pack tournament. My wife, Kim, and I spent all five days at Origins, checking out new tabletop games, playing old favorites, and, of course, playing Star Wars: Destiny and talking with The Chance Cube fans and listeners. … Read More

Guest Post: Tournament Play Etiquette

Today, we share an article from guest author Paolo Fernandes, about the importance of etiquette and how to enjoy the tournament scene.

Tournament Play Etiquette

By Paolo Fernandes

 

I know playing Destiny is not at all about trophies or medals (but as are you all, I’m extremely excited Worlds is around the corner), and even less about fame and leaving a legacy to your family’s name. But we cannot deny a very large group of players have been drawn by how competitive Star Wars: Destiny can be. The competitive scene, as in any other game, can be both fun, engaging, and challenging, but also frustrating and disappointing, depending on how you experience it.… Read More

Card Dissection: Director Krennic (SR3) “Cruel But Brilliant”

Here we have the man responsible for the construction of the original Death Star, Director Orson Krennic (SR3). A charismatic, if fiery, official within the Empire, his drive and unscrupulous behavior helped elevate him through the ranks enough for him to go toe-to-toe with the venerated Grand Moff Tarkin.… Read More

The Chance Cube Reacts: Spirit of Rebellion Pre-release Event

Yesterday, Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) announced a preview event for the Spirit of Rebellion expansion for Star Wars: Destiny. The event will take place April 1-2 at local retailers around the world (check local listings). Stores will have alternate art cards to hand out, but only to those who complete mini-objectives listed on “Mission Brief” cards. There will also be open play events and boosters available for sale (in limited amounts).… Read More