I had so much fun with my first Star Wars: Destiny tournament (deets right hur) that I couldn't wait to do another!
My original plan was to run it exactly like the first one, I.E. with the same number of decks. But after placing two separate orders for singles and acquiring a gravity feed box of the new set, Legacies, things quickly shot into Hyperspace. By the time I was done, sixteen different decks were vying for galactic supremacy!
Naturally, with things changing so much, the card lists for each deck are also in flux. In fact, at one point I had to spin characters off from established decks to form brand new ones. Think of this as a flurry of mid-season trades! I'll try to do my best to keep you informed of these tweaks but I consider all of these decks to be works in progress and I'm constantly fiddling with them.
As you'll soon see, not only did the tournament double in size, the play-by-play for each match became increasingly detailed. As such, I've decided to make this a "living post" which I'll update every few days with the results of a new match. Not only will this spare me a nigh-insurmountable initial time investment it should make the post more approachable for visitors as well.
So, with all of that established..."Let's get ready to rumblllllllllllle!!!"
ROUND ONE - MATCH ONE
WONDER TWIN POWERS - ACTIVATE!
Characters: Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight and Leia Organa - Born Leader
Battlefield: Moisture Farm - Tatooine
Supports: Launch Bay x 2, Strike Team, Outpost
Droids: C-3PO and R2-D2
Ability: Fearless, Force Training, Coordination, Force Protection
Equipment: Jedi Robes
Weapons: DH 17 Blaster Pistol, Lightsaber, Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber
Events: Daring Escape, Our Only Hope, Willpower, Block, Leadership, Dodge, Deflect, The Day Is Ours, Fierce Resolve, Defiance, Take Cover, Determination, Force Misdirection, Lightsaber Pull, Strategic Planning
*** VERSUS ***
SERVANTS OF THE DARK SIDE
Characters: Servant of the Darkside and Darth Vader (Elite) - Sith Lord
Battlefield: Separatist Base - Mustafar
Supports: Power Of The Darkside, Emperor's Favor
Vehicles: Darth Vader's TIE Advanced
Upgrades: Now I Am The Master
Abilities: Force Choke, Force Throw, Immobilize
Equipment: Sith Holocron
Weapons: Lightsaber Pike, Vibroknife, Grand Inquisitor's Lightsaber
Events: Pulling The Strings, Dodge x 2, Force Strike x 2, Lightsaber Throw, Isolation x 2, Block x 2, Abandon All Hope, No Disintegrations x 2, The Power Of The Force x 2, Your Skills Are Complete, It Will All Be Mine, Lightsaber Pull, Battle of the Wills
In quick succession, Luke got "Force Trained", Leia promoted "Teamwork" and Vader played with his "Holocron". "Force Strike" hit the table two times in a row, dealing a total of six Melee damage to Luke! Our boi responded by arming himself with his namesake"Lightsaber". The Bad Guys dropped "No Disintegrations", prompting a Discard. Luke remained "Fearless", giving him the ability to draw two new cards and get a Shield with every Activation. Vader swapped his "Holocron" out for "Force Choke". Ruh-roh.
Our favorite neophyte Jedi proceeded to tee up six points of Melee damage but Vader countered with a "Choke" Special, dealing one smack to Luke and turning one of his 3-Melee dice to a miss. Fortunately Leia's re-roll came to the rescue! She gave her bro back his power smash (#unfortunatewording) and then dialed up a "Teamwork" Special. But then mean ol' Papa Vader delivered three Melee damage of his own to Luke, dropping him down to one point shy of defeat.
Luke went on to pummel the Servant with six damage blowing out his target's lone Shield. The Servant bounced back, taking on two new replacement Shields. Knowing that his elimination was inevitable, Luke convinced his sis to take the two Shields provided by the "Teamwork" die. The Bad Guys Claimed the Battlefield, dealing a single point to Luke and knocking him right the fux out.
The Servants kicked off the next round with "Abandon All Hope", flushing all of Leia's resources down the space-loo. After recovering two back from her dice, she immediately constructed an "Outpost". Vader proceeded to clobber her Shields with three Melee damage. Leia Claimed, delivering a point of damage to her pops. The Servants finished the turn by gaining one Supply.
C-3PO shuffled onto the scene and the Servant generated three Melee damage. Noticing this, Leia quickly put her Shields up. The Bad Guys dropped "Power of the Dark Side" and Leia took two hits after they rolled a Blank on the next turn. A Focus provided by the "Outpost" turned Leia's Character Die to two Ranged damage. In reply, the forces of evil chucked out "Power of the Force" to re-roll Vader's die. Leia dealt her Ranged damage to the Servant but thanks to those pesky Shields he was still kickin'.
To add insult to injury, Vader's activation forced Leia to discard "Co-Ordination". Done with this crappy round, she Claimed the Battlefield to put a point of damage on Vader. The Sith Lord responded by piling two more damage onto his "beloved" daughter.
Leia finally got her "Lightsaber", but this long-awaited moment was short-lived. After the Dark Side forced three Discards with a second "No Disintegrations", Vader pulled a Padme on his own daughter (#toosoon) via a lethal "Choke".
SERVANTS OF THE DARK SIDE WINS!
Wow, rough match for the Twins. Their deck really benefits from getting "Launch Bay" and / or "Strike Team" out early, so it was probably short-sighted to spend my early Resources on Luke's saber.
I always knew that Elite Vader could be vicious and this match certainly proved that!
Next up: "We Do Need Their Scum", a semi-finalist from the the first Tournament, goes up against a re-constituted and re-jiggered "Millennial Falcon". How will a heavily-armed Fett and Bossk fare against wunderkind Rey, traitor-riffic Finn and a new mystery ally?
Tune in next week to find out!
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