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.
The Star Wars Destiny World Championships were held Oct. 18-20, 2019 in Minnesota. FFG's Matt Holland (#MattHollandForPresident) shared a file with the general public that had the decklists for everyone who played in the event.
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.
By all accounts, 2019 Worlds for Star Wars Destiny was a big success. As we started to dive into the data from the decks that made the top cut, JediGeekGirl had an idea she asked me to explore and it's led to this brief article.
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.”
The NOVA Open hosted the Star Wars Destiny U.S. Grand Championships on Aug. 31st - Sept. 1st.