Feature Article

Learning Through Losing

Star Wars: Destiny is a competitive game. There are few players who will show up to a Store Championship that would claim they are there just to have fun and see what happens. In a game where two players go head-to-head, one of them is going to lose. The desire to win is something that drives people to look at deck lists from people who win Store Championships, to build and run a deck that is finding success in the current Meta. But I would argue that there is more to learn from losing in Star Wars: Destiny than there is by winning.… Read More

Showing Some Love for Supports (Empire At War Reaction, Part 2)

Just when you think things can’t get any more exciting, we get a new set of spoilers for Empire at War. Thanks to a video release by Team Covenant, we are now able to explore a new set of cards from the upcoming set! We collected the thoughts of several members of The Chance Cube Family as well as our Patreon supporters about all the new cards we got to see.… 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

The Chance Cube Reacts – Empire At War!

The hype train has taken off from the station once again, as Fantasy Flight Games has given us a sneak peek at Empire at War, their latest expansion set for Star Wars: Destiny. While the discussion about this announcement and these cards are heating up, we are taking a moment to share our initial reactions to the news and the card previews.… Read More

Star Wars Destiny First Experience and Store Championships

Earlier this year, I was introduced to the great game that is Star Wars: Destiny. Prior to Destiny, my experience was extended to games such as Magic: The Gathering and Magi-Nation. The greatest draw to me was that, for once, there was a game that was Star Wars-based that I could recognize and fully get behind without having to feel like I was lost in lore. From the beautiful artwork to the easy-to-follow gameplay, not to mention the great people I have met along the way, my experience with Star Wars: Destiny has been a treat.… Read More

The Chance Cube Open – Recap

Wow! The Chance Cube Open brought more excitement then we could have imagined.  We loved bringing this event to Worlds and thank everyone who attended and supported us! The final game came down to the last health point for the last character on each side! It was a nail biter until the very end. It was a tight competition, with five of the top eight going 4-1 overall.… 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

Game Theory: Tournament Prep!

The title might seem a little odd here. How would tournament prep be game theory? With FFG’s World Championships coming up, I wanted to go over some more advanced things that players do to prepare for a tournament this size. There are three things I wanted to cover here: Metagaming, Teams, and Gauntlets. Most of you are probably already familiar with these concepts; feel free to skip this if you’re already doing all of this stuff. For the rest of you, let’s get started.Read More