D.Knight Sevus said:
have you decided what happens when both want to play a unique card like vader? can they both have one? or is it first one on the field…?
I would imagine the game of thrones rules would be useful here. Unique characters can be played by different players but cannot switch controls in a way that would make one player have 2 same name uniques.
Page 26 of the Core Rulebook already has a rule for that.
"When a unique card is in play, no player can put into play another card with the same card title."
We're throwing a bit of the rules out when we decide to go to LS vs LS or DS vs DS, I think when we make that change we discover that there are currently no way's for a light side player to have vader on the table - it doesn't exist. So now that we're looking at mirror matches we have that possibility.
One side getting palpatine and vader before the other becomes a pretty huge advantage. However capturing may allow a mechanic to get around it. Other games have different solutions. Is following the title rule across both players in a mirror match something that you'd want to be in this variant? I'd suggest playtesting is needed to find out - but I suspect that like Game of thrones above - or Magic the gathering - that an alternate solution to "just one" on the board may be needed to give these decks a hand at balancing.
As a side note, I've always found it fairly interesting that capturing cards turned them face down so that they become cards - It seems to me that capturing leia should prevent the LS from playing another leia.