The masters of Living Card Games, Fantasy Flight, have created their first Collectible Card Game in a long time: Star Wars Desiny
. Destiny is unique for its large, laser-etched dice tied to special cards. Decks are exactly 30 cards (20 in the two starter packs; anything else must be 30.)
Opposing players can win the game by defeating their opponent's Character cards, which have Force points (life) or when an opponent's deck and
hand are gone. Character cards are always on the battlefield and are the primary subject of play. Players can expand their characters strength by playing Upgrade cards on them and adding that upgrade's respective die to the character. There are also Support cards, which activate special abilities, such as messing with the results of your dice, or your opponents, and single use abilities.
* Decks are exactly 30 cards (the exception is dueling starter decks, which are exactly 20 cards.) Characters and Battlefields are not cards. A deck is composed exclusively of of Events, Upgrades and Supports.
* No more than two of any card, like Hearthstone
* There are three primary tribes, Hero and Villain. A deck cannot have both Heroes and Villains
* There are four subtribes, depicted by the color of the card. Blue (Force,) Red (Command), Yellow (Rogue) and Gray (Neutral.) A deck can only have neutrals and colors that match their Character cards.
The 30 deck limit is the only rule the starters break. The Kylo Ren starter is a Villain tribal deck and the Rey starter is a Hero tribal deck. Inspecting both more closely, they each have two Characters that dictate the cards that may go into the deck. Both have some neutral cards.
The Kylo starter gives you Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtrooper as your two characters. Kylo is Force (Blue), the Stormtrooper is Command (Red) and both are villains. So the deck only contains Force and Command cards of the Villain and Neutral tribes.
The Rey starter gives you Rey (Force) and Finn (Rogue), and they are heroes. Therefore, this deck only contains Force and Rogue cards of the Hero and Neutral tribes.
More to come after play testing.
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