If you follow Fantasy Flight Games, then you know that they have several Living Card Games, including the behemoth Android: Netrunner. Now they are introducing a new collectible dice and card game system married to the Star Wars licence called Star Wars: Destiny.
Today Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Star Wars: 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.
“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 Awakens, 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.
The Star Wars: 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.
Those dice look chunky with great graphics embedded on the dice, but I wonder how well it will work with having a booster pack of five cards with only one corresponding die. If FFG can strike the right balance, I can’t imagine that this won’t be a huge money maker for them. Hopefully we’ll get prices for the starter and booster packs soon, but you can find out more information about the gameplay at their home page and at Gen Con.