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.
Before we ever learn that the Force can be used to stop blaster bolts in mid-air, move a user safely through space, or scramble the brains of droid-seeking stormtroopers, we get our first description of this mystical energy from Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope: “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things, it surrounds us, and penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.”