Star Wars DESTINY: FFG Introduces Draft Play & Set

FFG just rolled out a new DRAFT set for Star Wars Destiny and talks about how it’s all going to work.

Here’s the new Draft Set:

Rivals Draft Set $14.95

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present the Star Wars: Destiny Rivals Draft Set, the backbone of a brand-new way to play Star Wars: Destiny.

Star Wars: Destiny Rivals introduces a new way to play Destiny in the form of draft and sealed events. Playing in a draft requires each player to have one Rivals Draft Set and six booster packs of any set.

A Star Wars: Destiny Draft event will feature every player opening three booster packs, selecting one card to take from the pack and passing the remaining cards to their left for that player to select a card and pass. Once these cards have all been selected, the next three packs are opened and players pass right. When all is said-and-done, players will have thirty cards from the booster packs as well as the twenty cards featured in their Rivals Draft Set to construct a twenty-to-thirty card deck. A player can add as many copies of a card to a deck as they want, and hero, villain, and neutral cards can all be intermixed in the same deck in the draft format.

The Rivals Draft Set includes twenty cards that are meant to supplement the cards you draft from Booster Packs. With characters, supports, upgrades, and events of every color, the Rivals Draft set gives you all the tools you need to construct a successful deck. Every card featured in Rivals is legal for constructed play in Destiny, and makes for a great way to expand your collection.

Draft Play Basics

Draft Event

  • Every player will open three booster packs and combine the cards into a single pack.
  • Every player will select a single card from the pack and pass the remaining cards to their left for the next player to select a single card before passing the pack on again.
  • Once all of these cards have all been selected, the next three packs are opened and players draft cards again, passing in the opposite direction.
  • When the draft is finished, you and each of your fellow players will have thirty cards from the booster packs and the twenty cards featured in their Rivals Draft Set to construct a deck of twenty to thirty cards.
  •  You can add as many copies of a card to a deck as you want, even crossing the boundaries of morality to mix hero, villain, and neutral cards in the same deck.

Sealed Play Event

  • Every player starts with eight booster packs and opens all of them, ending up with forty cards from the booster packs and the twenty cards in the Star Wars: Destiny Rivals Draft Set to construct a deck.

Learn more of the new new format. (FFG)

~What do you think about the new Draft format?

 

  • MMO Builder

    Great news

  • marlowc

    They’re not serious are they? They expect you to BUY a load of booster packs every time you want to play this?

    • Tshiva keln

      It’s only for tournaments. I used to play a few tournaments with these formats for lord of the rings CCG. Great fun formats and they were usually at the beginning of the set release so you were happy for the cards. Plus you had the added “craziness” where you would pick the common hobbit sword and pass the rare card on.

      • marlowc

        Ah… I see now. They really should make that plain on the packaging though, shouldn’t they?

        • ZeeLobby

          The draft set lettering could be a little bigger. I mean it’s not just for tournament play. Sometimes we’ll get 4 people together and do a magic draft night. I could definitely see it confusing anyone who doesn’t know what drafting means, but hopefully the store or friends will be able to explain it. I’m assuming if their posting the rules, they should be inside the box as well.

        • Tshiva keln

          I suppose you could use it normally too. Every time a new set comes out and your group buys a few boxes you could use some of them with this pack to play draft games. No additional cost as only using packs you bought anyway.

    • ZeeLobby

      Drafting is nothing new. One.of the few ways I still play magic.

      • euansmith

        You Draft when you play MtG? I always used to wiff.

        • ZeeLobby

          Usually every new set release there’s all kinds of draft events going on. It’s honestly the most fun I’ve had playing MtG. Sure sometimes you get shafted. But being limited to one set means your a lot more likely to have close games. Your chances of hitting 4x of an annoying card is pretty non-existent.

  • Benandorf

    That really seems like too high of a price point to draft… I love playing Draft in MTG, it’s a great format that lets me still keep up with the latest set even though I don’t have the time or inclination to play much constructed. But those drafts will run anywhere from $8-$15 to enter, depending on prize support. A SW Destiny draft is going to be at least $25 or $30, and that’s if you’re getting a discount on the boosters. At MSRP, it’s $33 to draft, and that just seems to be way too much.

    • SonoftheMountain

      yeah that’s one of the reasons I like drafting Dice Masters, at about $1 a pack even if you do 10 packs its still relatively cheap