Star Wars: Destiny takes FFG into Collectible Games

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Fantasy Flight Games announces Star WarsTM: Destiny, a dice-driven collectible game that spans the entire Star Wars saga.

 

 

The FFG Press Announcement:

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Roseville, MN – July 25, 2016. Today Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Star WarsTM: Destiny, a collectible dice and card game of battles between iconic heroes and villains that will encompass characters, locations, and themes from the entire Star Wars saga.

In Star Wars: Destiny, two players engage in a fast-paced duel, each striving to eliminate the other’s characters first. The game’s innovative mechanics combine dice-driven combat with faction-driven hand management. Straightforward rules make the game easy to learn, but also enable deep strategic thinking and clever deckbuilding. Players will be able to create decks that include characters from every faction and any era, as long as heroes and villains are on opposite sides of the fight. For example, Padmé Amidala might fight alongside Rey and Finn, taking on Jabba the Hutt, Kylo Ren, and Jango Fett.

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“There’s something for everyone in Destiny,” says the lead designer, Lukas Litzsinger. “ You choose between your favorite Star Wars characters when constructing your team. You play the odds with large, beautifully printed dice. You snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with opportune card plays. It is a back and forth battle of wits that is easy to learn but difficult to master.”

Star Wars: Destiny will launch with two starter sets featuring Rey and Kylo Ren from The Force AwakensTM, and a range of Awakenings booster packs. Each starter set will contain nine premium dice and twenty-four cards; each booster will contain five cards and one die. This collectible format will allow players to enter the game at their own pace, expand when they’re ready, and experience new discoveries with every booster pack. Star Wars: Destiny will exist side-by-side with Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Games®, which have been extremely successful and which will continue to be supported and developed.

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The Star WarsTM: Destiny starters sets and Awakenings booster packs are currently scheduled to become available simultaneously in November of this year. The game will also be available to demo at Gen Con.

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Initial Products:

Kylo Ren Starter $14.95

Rey Starter $14.95

Awakenings Booster Pack $2.99

 

It looks like FFG has decided to push into the world of collectible games.  I would assume that the success and critical acclaim of the Dice Masters line from WizKids has not gone unnoticed.  As with all things FFG these days, if there is a successful tabletop market niche, it’s a safe bet an FFG Star Wars licensed product will be thrown at it. These are priced slightly higher than Dice Masters, but hey – Star Wars!

~We will be covering this one at GENCON and it hits stores this November.

  • Krizzab
  • Shawn

    Because it’s not enough to collect a ton of cards you don’t need, nor ever use, you now get a ton of dice for the same reason. I’d much rather see an rpg or miniatures expansion.

  • daggermaw

    this has flop written all over it. it looks like those weird games you see in the discount aisle of wal-mart.

  • Wonderdog

    I’m dissapointed at ffg going down the scratchcard path. One of the best things about thier card game products is how they arent a rare chase like mtg. Not buying into this one at all.

  • Paul Mehaffey

    I am seeing Dragon Dice all over again.

    • Krizzab

      the 3.0 rules are pretty good.