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Star Wars: Destiny Initial Impressions

With my Dice Masters experience, you might be wondering why I’m writing a blog about Star Wars: Destiny, however it was my love of Dice Masters that brought me here and I can see this is the case for many other players who are familiar faces. For my first post, I will be focusing on what I love about Star Wars: Destiny, and what brought me over to the dark side.

Everything about Star Wars: Destiny brought me in; from the game play to the beautiful artwork, and well, common people, it’s Star Wars!!!!… Read More

Star Wars: Destiny Tabletop Simulator League Match Results (Part 1)

For those of you who do not know, the Star Wars: Destiny Tabletop Simulator League Season 1 started up, December 12th.  This 8-week league pits players from all over the world against each other.  Players are grouped into pods of 8, trying as much as possible to keep players in the same pod who can play at the same time.  You play two games against each player in your pod, and results are recorded on the Challonge.com website.  You are allowed to switch decks between games and opponents, and you don’t have to play both games against the same opponent at the same time.  I was assigned to Group R.  I will post how each of my matches go on The Chance Cube.Read More

The Chance Cube – Episode XIV: Tusken Crime Lord

Join us this week as cover all the latest Star Wars: Destiny news, analyze the card Flame Thrower (AW24), and dive into this week’s topic, “Tusken Crime Lord,” where Jason discusses his current deck build, a mono-yellow for the villains featuring an elite Bala-Tik (AW19) and two Tusken Raiders (AW22).

So keep your credits close and enemies closer, as we explore Star Wars: Destiny!… Read More

Star Wars: Destiny – A Draft Report

Drafting is one of my favorite aspects of collectible card games. Now that Star Wars: Destiny has been released, a group from our local game store decided to give drafting a try. Bear in mind that, at the time of this article, Fantasy Flight Games does not have any rules for this style of play. What follows is a description of our draft and possible solutions for improving the drafting format.… Read More

The Chance Cube – Episode XIII: Jedi Academy

Join us this week as cover all the latest Star Wars: Destiny news, analyze card #46 Han Solo, and dive into this week’s topic, “Jedi Academy,” where we talk to our very own Kevin Kallin (@M1keAllen) about his board game club and introducing Star Wars: Destiny to his students. We find out the winner that giveaway and tell you how to enter for a chance to win next week!

So keep your credits close and enemies closer, as we explore Star Wars: Destiny!… Read More

Star Wars: Destiny and Dice Masters – A Balanced Comparison

As a high school teacher who runs Dice Masters tournaments for my students, I’ve been getting many questions about Star Wars: Destiny. The questions usually go something like this: “So, is Destiny pretty much a Star Wars version of Dice Masters?” To which I respond “Well, they both use cards and dice, but beyond that they are very different games!”

In this article, I will outline the similarities and differences between Star Wars: Destiny and Dice Masters. In preparing for this article I asked members of the Facebook group Destiny Shapers how they thought the two games compared to each other. I received many thoughtful comments, which you will find spread throughout this article.… Read More

Deckbuilding Thoughts: First Step into a Larger World

As a longtime fan of Fantasy Flight Games and a veteran of Decipher’s Star Wars and Star Trek CCG I am offering my thoughts and consideration when building a 30 card, 30 point Star Wars: Destiny deck. Due note that I am building this deck with the cards in my collection, and not a theory crafted “best” build.  I am doing this because, as a collectable card and dice game, not everyone will have every card to make the best deck.  I will, however, note cards that I wish to have replaced and what I want to replace them with.

My first step when building a deck is to decide what type of deck I want to make. Since there are two ways to win the game, by defeating your opponent’s characters or remove all their cards in their deck and hand, the deck I want to build needs to focus on doing one of those tasks.  Do I want to play the long game and deal lots of damage slowly?  Do I want to go for burst damage and be able to deal enough damage to defeat a character in a single action?  Do I want to control your opponents dice and prevent them from controlling yours?  A lot of it comes down to my creativity and the cards I own.

My characters for this deck are a two dice Luke Skywalker (AW35) and a Hired Gun (AW47) for a total of 28 points. I chose to play these two characters because Luke is great for dealing large amounts of damage without needing to spend any resources to do so, and you draw a card when you activate him, so it gives you more options each turn.  The Hired Gun in the deck also has good burst damage, and yes, you do have to pay for it. … Read More