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  1. Stele Open is over and we sit down this week and discuss the decks that made the top 4 cut. if you're getting ready for Worlds this is the show you don't want to miss, how to play against these top contenders, what cards to expect, primary targets to focus on and how to pilot these decks yourself. Lock those S-Foils in attack position as we get ready for Worlds and give our best tips for successful tournament play on this week's show.Connect with us @Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/KORpodcastFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/knightsofrenpodcast/Twitter:https://twitter.com/KoRPodcastDiscord:discord.gg/bEAtcQZYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0dn5sfXnxfO68XXtKRAswSevern Gaming Network:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0luZxz7FY833bpdC-qOOJwListen to the Podcast
  2. Spirit of Rebellion Pre-Release weekend has come and gone and we sit down to discuss all the new cards, decks and fun stuff we saw over the weekend. Jay, Rick and Sugi discuss the cards they pulled and how they were able to incorporate them into their decks. We also cover some of the cards we are excited to see once SoR is released officially and the Hero cards we are excited to play and build decks around. With so many major events coming up in the next month we are excited to get an interview with Aaron from Stele Open to discuss what the event is all about and what fun things players can experience including Destiny and the cool custom prize support.Connect with us @Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/KORpodcastFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/knightsofrenpodcast/Twitter:https://twitter.com/KoRPodcastDiscord:discord.gg/bEAtcQZYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0dn5sfXnxfO68XXtKRAswSevern Gaming Network:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0luZxz7FY833bpdC-qOOJwListen to the Podcast
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  4. Spoilers and guests from FFG, this week is packed with lots of content! We are joined this week by Jeremy Zwern, one of the designers for Destiny, as we start off by discussing the four spoilers they sent over from HQ. Then we dive into play testing, card pool/card design, how FFG looks at balancing cards and Jeremy's thoughts on Force Speed. We also discuss cards coming up, design theories and cards the Knights would like to see in future sets. So strap in and bypass your hyperspace compressors because this is going to be a wild ride.We have also been nominated for 2 awards over at the Star Wars Podcast Awards and would greatly appreciate if you would take 2 mins to vote for the Knights of Ren here:http://bit.ly/2nwAkeFConnect with us @Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/KORpodcastFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/knightsofrenpodcast/Twitter:https://twitter.com/KoRPodcastDiscord:discord.gg/bEAtcQZYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0dn5sfXnxfO68XXtKRAswSevern Gaming Network:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0luZxz7FY833bpdC-qOOJwCool Stuff Inc:http://www.coolstuffinc.com/page/2801Listen to the Podcast
  5. Spoiler Alert!!!!! FFG uploaded a new article into the datapad archives and we were able to decode new cards coming in the new Spirit of Rebellion set launching soon. This week we take a look at all the new Yellow cards and discuss what we think they are going to do with the meta as well as how they will be changing the way players approach deck lists and playing against these new cards. So strap in for some fun as we take a look at some really cool cards coming soon to Star Wars: Destiny.We have also been nominated for 2 awards over at the Star Wars Podcast Awards and would greatly appreciate if you would take 2 mins to vote for the Knights of Ren here:http://bit.ly/2nwAkeFConnect with us @Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/KORpodcastFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/knightsofrenpodcast/Twitter:https://twitter.com/KoRPodcastDiscord:discord.gg/bEAtcQZYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0dn5sfXnxfO68XXtKRAswSevern Gaming Network:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0luZxz7FY833bpdC-qOOJwCool Stuff Inc:http://www.coolstuffinc.com/page/2801Listen to the Podcast
  6. This week Fantasy Flight Games announced the new Spirit of Rebellion pre-release events and we discuss the announcement and newly spoiled cards in depth. The announcement covers product allocation for stores, dates for the event, the ways to win/earn three full alternate art promo cards and we are really excited to have new product coming soon in just a few weeks.We have also been nominated for 2 awards over at the Star Wars Podcast Awards and would greatly appreciate if you would take 2 mins to vote for the Knights of Ren here:http://bit.ly/2nwAkeFConnect with us @Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/KORpodcastFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/knightsofrenpodcast/Twitter:https://twitter.com/KoRPodcastDiscord:discord.gg/bEAtcQZYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0dn5sfXnxfO68XXtKRAswSevern Gaming Network:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0luZxz7FY833bpdC-qOOJwCool Stuff Inc:http://www.coolstuffinc.com/page/2801Listen to the Podcast
  7. FFG announced new information for Star Wars: Destiny print runs for Awakenings and Spirit of Rebellion along with dates and schedules for Worlds 2017 and we cover it all this week. We also answer Patreon questions regarding slow vs fast decks, products/accessories we use and much more!Connect with us @Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/KORpodcastFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/knightsofrenpodcast/Twitter:https://twitter.com/KoRPodcastDiscord:discord.gg/bEAtcQZYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0dn5sfXnxfO68XXtKRAswSevern Gaming Network:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0luZxz7FY833bpdC-qOOJwCool Stuff Inc:http://www.coolstuffinc.com/page/2801Listen to the Podcast
  8. In December, Star Wars: Destiny was released to massive acclaim! Players around the world seized their chance to enter the Star Wars universe and play out the epic duels of their imaginations with iconic characters from across the saga. In fact, the popularity of the game has outstripped all of our expectations, and the initial printing of the Awakenings set has sold out. Today, we’re excited to announce that one final limited print run of Awakenings booster packs is in the works! We’ll also reveal exactly how the printing policies for Star Wars: Destiny booster packs will work going forward. View the full source here: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/2/28/there-has-been-an-awakening-1/ View full content
  9. Panini did the same thing for a lot of the sets of DBZ, only 1 printing. Only set 1 was printed 4 times. This game will have had three printings of set 1. They are trying to keep it collectable (think of how worthless Set 1 was for DBZ). This will keep the prices of cards around the same range, making the game keep its value for the long term. I see it as a good thing.
  10. Would players be interested in a cash tournament series for Star Wars Destiny, with possible additional prizes as well? I was thinking of attempting to organize 4-5 events.
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  12. In December, Star Wars: Destiny was released to massive acclaim! Players around the world seized their chance to enter the Star Wars universe and play out the epic duels of their imaginations with iconic characters from across the saga. In fact, the popularity of the game has outstripped all of our expectations, and the initial printing of the Awakenings set has sold out. Today, we’re excited to announce that one final limited print run of Awakenings booster packs is in the works! We’ll also reveal exactly how the printing policies for Star Wars: Destiny booster packs will work going forward. View the full source here: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/2/28/there-has-been-an-awakening-1/
  13. Hi folks, My name is Jarrett McBride and I am a pretty competitive card game player. I used to be a playtester for Fantasy Flight Games and Score Entertainment. In addition, I used to write for multiple games, like Star Wars LCG and Dragon Ball Z. I've decided to get my hands into Star Wars Destiny, and I've been enjoying the game very much. However, because of that, I also feel the need to write for my favorite games, so for the time being I'll be writing about what I am most comfortable with in the game at the moment. That thing is a deck in the game - eDarth Vader / Tusken Raider. Elite Darth Vader and Tusken Raider is one of the first decks that appeared on the metagame scene thanks some hyped coverage by key active community members, like Tiny Grimes. Since then, there have been countless versions of this floating on the internet. However, with taking the metagame into consideration, this deck has been losing some stream lately with all of the Jango/Bala-Tik decks popping up, but I still think it can compete. Having played this deck for over a month now in that environment, I finally have the deck tweaked to my liking and the play experience to play it optimally. The first few events I finished 3/4th. Eventually I got a second place, but that followed with three back-to-back tournament wins. In this brief article, I'm going to show the list, as well as give a quick rundown on how to play it. My list is based off Tiny Grimes' list, which can be viewed here. BATTLEFIELD ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Imperial Armory, Death Star (Awakenings #169) CHARACTER ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2x Darth Vader, Sith Lord (Awakenings #10) 1x Tusken Raider (Awakenings #22) UPGRADE (15) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2x Force Choke (Awakenings #13) 2x Immobilize (Awakenings #14) 2x Kylo Ren's Lightsaber (Awakenings #15) 2x Sith Holocron (Awakenings #16) 2x Force Throw (Awakenings #57) 2x Lightsaber (Awakenings #59) 1x Mind Probe (Awakenings #60) 2x Hunker Down (Awakenings #164) SUPPORT (4) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2x Backup Muscle (Awakenings #99) 2x It Binds All Things (Awakenings #150) EVENT (11) ¯¯¯¯¯ 2x Force Strike (Awakenings #83) 2x No Mercy (Awakenings #86) 2x He Doesn't Like You (Awakenings #97) 2x Deflect (Awakenings #145) 2x Electroshock (Awakenings #159) 1x Boundless Ambition (Awakenings #80) There are a few noticeable differences with my version. I do not care much for Force Training and have opted to switch it for Immobilize. Sure, it has two shield sides (and some possible damage), but Immobilize has three shield sides and a powerful blanking ability when your opponent's hand size is critical. Those, along with Hunker Down, help keep our Vader alive for the long game, even against 3-4 character decks. I am also running Boundless Ambition as a 1-of to help roll "perfect" in the middle of the game. It acts as a finisher along with No Mercy when you have more upgrades available, allowing you to attempt to roll all damage, if possible. No Mercy is threatening, even if you're running 8 yellow cards. Sure, you cannot maximize it 66% off the game, but even paying two resources for 2-3 extra damage is very valuable. Playing the deck is very simple. Hopefully you win the die roll and are able to choose the opponent's battleground, as you'll want those two extra shields for Darth Vader (however, if your opponent is running Emperor's Throne Room, elect to take yours). Mulligan for early Sith Holocrons and Force Chokes, and eventually stack Vader with upgrades to maximize damage. Around turn 2-3 you'll want to play Force Throw or Kylo Ren's Lightsaber to maximize damage. Keep Vader alive as long as possible. Use dice mitigation when needed, like Electroshock and He Doesn't Like. Don't be afraid to replace the upgrades at key times, like removing a Force Choke for a Kylo Ren's Lightsaber when you need to push damage. Play Sith Holocron on the Tusken Raider and hope to get some strong abilities on him, like Force Throw or Mind Probe. Finally, Backup Muscles push the remaining damage. Claim as soon as possible to keep your advantage in starting first every round as it's key in this deck. To push damage with the deck. just pitch cards from your hand to attempt to roll around 7-9+ damage a turn (even against Mill decks - because the faster you kill them, the less you have to worry about drawing out). Against resource building decks, use the disrupt when needed, but if they pass without playing a card when you have active disrupt dice available, don't be afraid to reroll. If you can't roll damage, don't underestimate rolling shields against 3-4 character decks like eBala/Jango/Trooper. Overall, I still feel Vader/Raider is a tier 1 deck, but the deck needs to adapt and have some more playtime in order to still determine that it's still viable. At the last four tournaments I played this deck combined I went 13 wins and 2 losses. Those two losses were not flukes. I got outplayed or their deck was more explosive. I'm sure my local metagame will adapt again with the whole of the game and I'll start to lose even more. But because of that, I'm just going to change decks. And that's an article for another day... View full content
  14. I believe it can output more damage faster. It also depends on playstyle as well. I tend to play the deck super aggressive, whereas eHan/eRey plays more control/combo.
  15. This week we go "Flyfishing" with a new eAckbar/Rebel Trooper/ Hired Gun deck that won a local event at Jay's FLGS. We go through a full deck breakdown, strategies, match up discussion and cover specific decks and how to play with/against them. This is by far one of the most interesting Hero decks we have seen in a while so don't miss out as we dive deep into the deck with player tips and tricks to improve your game play. Flyfishing deck list: http://swdestinydb.com/decklist/view/7747/flyfishing-1.0 Listen to the Podcast View full content
  16. This week we go "Flyfishing" with a new eAckbar/Rebel Trooper/ Hired Gun deck that won a local event at Jay's FLGS. We go through a full deck breakdown, strategies, match up discussion and cover specific decks and how to play with/against them. This is by far one of the most interesting Hero decks we have seen in a while so don't miss out as we dive deep into the deck with player tips and tricks to improve your game play. Flyfishing deck list: http://swdestinydb.com/decklist/view/7747/flyfishing-1.0 Listen to the Podcast
  17. This was just a deck I was toying around with after I saw one of our Las Vegas locals destroy people with something similar (and probably fine-tuned). BATTLEFIELD ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Emperor's Throne Room, Death Star II (Awakenings #167) CHARACTER ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2x Poe Dameron, Ace Pilot (Awakenings #29) 2x Rey, Force Prodigy (Awakenings #38) UPGRADE ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 1x Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber (Awakenings #41) 1x One With The Force (Awakenings #42) 1x Rey's Staff (Awakenings #44) 2x Force Throw (Awakenings #57) 2x Lightsaber (Awakenings #59) 2x Mind Probe (Awakenings #60) 2x Datapad (Awakenings #62) 2x Holdout Blaster (Awakenings #63) SUPPORT ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 2x Launch Bay (Awakenings #31) 1x Black One (Awakenings #32) 1x Outpost (Awakenings #53) EVENT ¯¯¯¯¯ 2x Defensive Position (Awakenings #104) 2x Field Medic (Awakenings #105) 2x Defensive Stance (Awakenings #115) 1x Force Misdirection (Awakenings #116) 2x Dug in (Awakenings #139) 2x Logistics (Awakenings #142) 2x Deflect (Awakenings #145) Idea is to just to just roll as much damage as you can, and with the Emperor's Throne Room trigger to just push damage with Poe's special.