Fantasy Flight Games released an article spoiling some of the yellow cards that will be released in Legacies, the next set of Star Wars: Destiny — you can see it here. I have never been known to be succinct, but in my best effort to be eloquently brief, here are my short first impressions on the cards that were spoiled in this article.
Last December, while visiting my FLGS (friendly local game store), I saw a gravity feed of Star Wars: Destiny Awakenings. Knowing nothing of the game (but being an avid fan of card games and Star Wars), I purchased one of each Awakenings starter and five booster packs. My first legendary was a Millennium Falcon (AW49); it went in a Finn deck – clearly primed for FFG World Championships. After lovingly forcing my wife to play a few games, I realized I needed other people to play this amazing game.
Over the next few months, I helped my FLGS go from selling five packs from their only box of Awakenings to ordering 36 boxes in the first wave of Empire at War. I went from being the only player I knew to hosting a weekly casual play night with an average attendance of 10, and routine events of 12-26 people.
Here are a few tips on how you can become your local product champion and help build your local scene.
Awakenings introduced us all to Star Wars: Destiny, the beginning of our path as mere Padawans (the good kind, not the kind that kills younglings and/or whines about sand; seriously, who wants to sound like that guy?). Our trials in this instance are the new Organized Play Formats that Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) introduced today, merely weeks after announcing Star Wars: Destiny – Rivals, which unveiled the new draft style format. While many enjoy the current format there are those with many questions that leave them either excited or skeptical, such as what are these new formats, why are they needed, how will we keep everything organized? Well my young Padawan learner, let’s dive in!
First, a shout out to my homie FN-2199… you got hit with not one but TWO hammers of justice because you were just so good.
With Fantasy Flight updating the Rules References, it will bring about a new meta for all to see. While the official date of acceptance is not until November 6th, I’m already just planning events and decks in my head based off the new rules.
Let’s break it down to what is now “fixed” and what this blogger thinks still needs to be addressed.
At The Chance Cube, we are finding ways to get more involved by supporting and raising awareness for Star Wars: Destiny events across the nation. Our first spotlight is on an event being hosted by The Nerd Store, found in Greeley, Colorado. On November 4th, The Nerd Store is holding a Destiny tournament to support a great cause: Extra Life.
Have you heard the news? A new way of playing Star Wars: Destiny is on the way just over a week after Legacies was announced! Yesterday, Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) announced Star Wars: Destiny – Rivals, allowing for a draft system to be used bringing about another evolution to gameplay. The Draft system is kicked off with a special Draft set called Rivals as pictured below. There are 20 cards within the Draft Set that are meant to supplement the booster packs you would pull from draft and sealed play events. These sets come with characters, supports, upgrades, and events of every color, giving you the ability to build a deck for Draft and Sealed events.
Saturday, October 7th marked the Star Wars:Destiny Australian National Championship with a field of 99 participants. The results of Australia’s tournament truly speaks to the meta that we are in post-Empire at War and with the addition of the Two Player Box. First place was won by Blake Moody who was piloting eFN-2199 (SR2) and eKylo Ren (TP1), which is currently at the top of the meta, with many speculating that Fn-2199 will soon see a nerf to his ability. Within the top 10 of the tournament, four of the decks piloted were eFN-2199 and eKylo Ren, take a look below to see the top 10 from Saturday’s event.
If you’ve been living under a rock the last few hours then you haven’t seen the new Legacies set previews. It seems we are FINALLY getting a BOBA FETT!!! No need to hunt down those random booster packs, we’re getting him in a starter format for us!
Now we can finally pair him and his “dad,” Jango, together!
Introducing Star Wars: Destiny – Legacies
In September, Fantasy Flight Games launched Star Wars: Destiny – Empire at War. Today, Fantasy Flight Games announced a new set of boosters and starter sets coined Legacies. While many players are still getting into the groove of Empire at War, we now have a new series of characters, upgrades, supports, and events to wrap our heads around in anticipation of the unknown release date of Star Wars: Destiny – Legacies.