In middle school, I sort of played Decipher's Star Wars Collectible Card Game. I say "sort of" because my primary opponents were my brother (who is two years older than me and much, much smarter) and one other kid at my school. My brother and I had Light Side and Dark Side starter decks along with a small handful of expansions.
Written by David Holland On November 22, 1963, the United States changed forever when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. This event screwed up the news that day and really took everybody's mind off of ordinary television. So when a television show about a grumpy alien, his granddaughter, and their phone booth spaceship aired for the first time, not a ton of people paid attention. It seemed as if Doctor Who might die before it really got a chance to take off. After all, how could a show this eclectic actually attract an audience?
It's possible that you're visiting this site looking for some new content related to the collectible dice and card game Star Wars: Destiny. If that's the case, you might be disappointed to learn that this particular post is not Destiny related, although it is Star Wars related. For high-quality Destiny content, I recommend this, or this, or even this.
The much anticipated new Standard Holocron for Star Wars: Destiny dropped recently, and it's a doozy. There's a lot here to unpack and I'm sure that I won't be able to address every way things will change.
Ships and space battles are an iconic part of Star Wars lore, to the point that we often associate specific ships with their own pilots - be it Luke Skywalker and his X-wing, Darth Vader's iconic TIE Advanced, or Hera in the cockpit of the Ghost, once the connection between a pilot and their ship is formed, it almost feels strange seeing someone different at the controls.
Nothing turns the wheels in my head like spoilers for a new set, and the most recent releases are no different. As soon as I see a mildly interesting character, support, or (in today's case) a plot, I run to swdestinydb and start constructing decks.
The news that Covert Missions will be delayed until sometime in the first quarter of 2020 certainly dampened the spirits of everyone looking forward to shouting “Stand by alert! Death Star approaching!” at our opponents while showing off our new Destroy the Death Star plot. But while we have to wait a little longer than we may have liked before trying out the new win conditions, we can spend this time productively.