Having a print and play set drop from FFG was a very welcome surprise! I just want to take a second to thank FFG for this. They didn’t have to do this, and I don’t think anyone expected to get this type of content from FFG with them ending their support for the game. Thank you FFG! Here are the cards I’ve got some games in with and my early thoughts:
Reflecting on the Convergence block meta (the last 3 sets), prior to the release of the recent Gandork Holocron/Holocron and the latest RRG, many of the top meta decks were three wide. Anyone who knows me, or was a regular listener to the I Rebel podcast knows that two-wide middle-middle is my type of Destiny. I don’t think I’m alone in that statement. I believe many people fell in love with the game playing this archetype.
Like a lot of people who read these columns and follow the I Rebel podcast, I was a little sad when the news confirmed that Star Wars: Destiny was officially canceled, but not that surprised. Production delays coupled with the challenges of making the dice and packaging them together all combined to make it an easy decision for those in the organization that make those calls. So right now, we are not going to lament on that this time but talk more about which characters we might have seen (and in fact may yet see in Wild Horizons).
For the vast majority of veteran Star Wars: Destiny players, Infinite has rarely been the format of choice. It may even provide shuddering flashbacks to that Galactic Qualifier where you were milled in three rounds, or your opponent took 27 ambush actions before Hyperspace Jumping. I’m exaggerating, but you get my point.
When I agreed to write articles for I Rebel I had a plan of how I was going to do them, when and what they were going to be about. Then lots of things happened and they keep happening. This piece for example for supposed to be about the logistics of organising an event, large or small. Since that is not something we have the luxury of being able to do right now it is going to be a little different. Part Destiny observations, part personal thought and part social commentary.