Star Wars Destiny: Rivals

Tired of carrying your Star Wars Destiny dice in old Crown Royal bags? Fantasy Flight games has just released three themed binders to hold the dice and cards necessary to play Star Wars: Destiny. The Princess Leia Dice Binder, the Boba Fett Dice Binder, and the Darth Vader Dice Binder have been released to retail this week.

“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”
   –Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope

The spacious binder has room for up to fourty-four dice and fourty-four cards. the binder design allows for each of the die to be individually displayed, allowing for a much faster retrieval when adding new upgrade and support carts to your characters.

The binder is compatible with all current and future dice and cards released for the game.

About Star Wars Destiny
Star Wars: Destiny is a collectible dice and card game from Fantasy Flight games that allows players to create battles between iconic heroes and villains with various locations and themes from the Star Wars universe.

In each game two players take part in a fast-paced duel in an attempt to be the first to eliminate the other player’s characters. The combines dice-driven combat with card based hand management. Players can create decks that include characters from any faction and or era, just as long as heroes and villains are on opposite sides of the fight, not on the same team.

Each player will construct a thirty-card deck with appropriate events, upgrades, and supports as well as the appropriate dice. Once play begins players alternate actions; activating die, playing cards, and attacking. Whoever has characters still standing at the end of the game wins.

 

The Star Wars: Destiny Rivals Draft Set adds a new play format to the wildly popular Star Wars: Destiny game.

For over a year, Star Wars™: Destiny has put players in the middle of epic duels from the Star Wars galaxy. From Rey and Jyn Erso teaming up to fight Count Dooku to Han Solo facing down Jango Fett, Star Wars: Destiny has allowed players to live out any battle they could imagine from a galaxy far, far away.

Now, Star Wars: Destiny invites you to relive the epic showdowns of Star Wars in a brand-new way with the Rivals Draft Set. Team up with five other players and participate in a card draft before creating decks and proving yourself as the ultimate Star Wars: Destiny player!

A draft requires each player to have their own Rivals Draft Set as well as six booster packs taken from any Star Wars: Destiny set. The Fantasy Flight website has a full example of the draft process.

Limited quantities will be released on Friday, December 15th 2017 to celebrate the holiday season. It’s important to note that the cards released for the holiday season will not be tournament legal until the official release. The full, official release will be in the first quarter of 2018. There will be a special release promotion with more information soon.

In the competitive card game sphere there are two styles of play that reward skill and deck construction more than just having the best cards, draft play and sealed play.  These types of matches have been going on for a long time with Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic, and EPIC the Card Game, so having a collectible style game without it just feels incomplete.  Well now Star Wars Destiny will get that format now with the latest announced set, Rivals, which includes 20 cards that straddle the line between good and evil.

With this set and a handful of booster packs, you will be able play in either style format and be able to construct some solid decks of cards and dice.  Some of the set’s highlights include Anakin Skywalker, Conflicted Apprentice, whose ability differs based on if you discard a hero or villain card, and  Ketsu Onyo, Black Sun Operative, who allows you to save a weapon before it gets discarded.  These and many other cards will not only allow you to play in these new styles, but will bolster your decks in regular play as well.  Look for Rivals to hit shelves in 2018, and you can read more about it on the FFG website.