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https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/7/18/across-the-galaxy-1/

Well they said the next one would still be releasing as though WoTF was not delayed and yeah this is pretty quick.

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Dude, Iden's ability is meta breaking. She kills ambush hardcore

Also TIE fighters are gonna be a problem, calling it.

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And here lies the problem with Trilogies. This set release late in the year around the holidays. This means we will only get a few months to play in Trilogies before the next big set drops. I think Trilogies should always be three sets-one big set and two small. This way, the card pool keeps growing, but doesn't shrink to one set and become stagnant quickly. It also would allow the format to constantly be shifting.

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it should just be tracking each individual booster box imo, not the year it came out for that very reason.

Once whatever the 2019 booster comes out, all of the original cards will be illegal in standard play. Which like you pointed out means theres about 300 cards missing suddenly.

Fortunately just about everyone i know would rather play infinite anyway. Same goes for MTG, we just dont play any cards that are banned in any format but otherwise play whatever.

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42 minutes ago, Vineheart01 said:

it should just be tracking each individual booster box imo, not the year it came out for that very reason.

Once whatever the 2019 booster comes out, all of the original cards will be illegal in standard play. Which like you pointed out means theres about 300 cards missing suddenly.

Fortunately just about everyone i know would rather play infinite anyway. Same goes for MTG, we just dont play any cards that are banned in any format but otherwise play whatever.

Will there be trilogies format at worlds?

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if Fisto gets a lot of upgrades with melee dice i imagine he'll be really hard to kill.

Pairing him with Yoda sounds....disturbingly good lol

Course hes one of those characters where you do have to actually resolve each die one by one, not just lump it all and go "8 damage" like people usually do to speed things up. His ability works the same as Force Illusion but its his dice instead of discarding.

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Fisto wants an upgrade with a nice, big Melee number (either black or blue). He then has built in blocking. 

And yes Iden smacks not just Ambush but also characters and cards that grant extra actions hard. She totally nerfs Tactical Mastery, Three Steps Ahead and Force Speed. It will basically force "speed" decks to aggressively play to remove her dice. 

And Neutral Han opens the doors to a lot of really silly ideas. Han and Snoke is potentially crazy and Han and Pryce is also a potential nightmare. 

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Guarantee a lot of people will attempt to use her to stop "do multiple things" actions, since i tend to come across that from time to time where someone tries to play "No Cheating!" after i play something that tells me to do 2-3 individual things (such as reroll the same die multiple times)

Off hand i cant think of any characters other than Rey1 that actually get shafted by Iden. Everyone else does not use the "action" word when they generate additional stuff that happens (i.e. Cad Bane play an upgrade then activate, thats one action not two). But she hard counters Ambush/Force Speed which are the two commonly spammed abilities in an aggressive deck. Some random other effects too like Speederbike support special but kinda rare.

i just fine it comical the hard counter to Rey1 appears RIGHT before Rey1 becomes illegal in standard play lol.

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38 minutes ago, Vineheart01 said:

 

Off hand i cant think of any characters other than Rey1 that actually get shafted by Iden.

Boba / Phasma, Sabine & White Chicks will get hit hard enough as they all tend to rely on those ambush blasters.

 

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Solo Han seems ridiculous

Dude's got THREE 2-damage sides, one of which doubles as resource when you inveitably pair him with Poe for special chaining, added dice consistency, and general focus on ranged damage 

It's really kinda nuts how much a point gets him over Savy Smuggler 

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"Across the Galaxy brings the block started by Legacies to its conclusion and expands on its themes. You can look forwards to plots with negative point values, cards that grow stronger when you spot specific characters, and new ways to upgrade some of the most famous vehicles in the galaxy."

That is interesting, you just have to hope that a player who brings Thrawn, Unkar and a -1/-2 point plot suffers as much or more than his opponent.

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11 hours ago, KingOfOdonata said:

And here lies the problem with Trilogies. This set release late in the year around the holidays. This means we will only get a few months to play in Trilogies before the next big set drops. I think Trilogies should always be three sets-one big set and two small. This way, the card pool keeps growing, but doesn't shrink to one set and become stagnant quickly. It also would allow the format to constantly be shifting.

You could play "white box" trilogy once the next set drops. I think most people would prefer that to say a "blue box" trilogy that has only one set in the format. Once you get two sets then I can see the change being worth making.

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That could be corrected by a Holocron though, so my expectation would be quite different here.

I wouldn't like to buy cards that just make IG-88 and other over-costed cards playable.

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My guess is that negative plots will target specific overcosted / underused characters, much in the vein of Imperial Assault's negative cost upgrades. Otherwise, any negative cost plot would completely undermine and invalidate the holocron's points adjustment for certain characters.

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1 minute ago, Fizz said:

My guess is that negative plots will target specific overcosted / underused characters, much in the vein of Imperial Assault's negative cost upgrades. Otherwise, any negative cost plot would completely undermine and invalidate the holocron's points adjustment for certain characters.

I think having negative point plot cards target specific characters is problematic... those should just be Holocron’d as well if they’re that busted.

There’s a lot of potential for meaningful consequences for negative point plot cards... you can’t ever re-roll or manipulate your dice, you can never be given shields, you may never claim the battlefield, you can never remove damage from your characters, you’re limited to two upgrades per character, your hand size caps at 4, discard a card from the top of your deck at the start of every round, etc.

They’ll have to hurt to make them worth creating totally new character combos.

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I have a hard time believing they would endanger the balance of the force. The most likely scenario is that those negative plots would only be playable if certain caracters are included. (that way it would be impossible to do unkar + Thrawn again). Like they did with Imperial Assault.

 

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Just takes the proper "You cant do this" on the plot to prevent thrawnkar.

I'd be really, really surprised to see them do specific character plots that are negative cost. The whole reason Xwing did that was because they didnt want to change the value of the card, Destiny has already defaced that motive.

Not to mention this is a CCG, releasing specific character plots would be pointless as both A) said character its for is an older box, plot is legal but character is not and B) unless they really went dickmode and made it for a specific character subtitle, they'd have to keep in mind the existence of that plot for any future iterations of that character which would be a pain.

Older characters would be better off getting a new release than a plot. Theyve started doing this whole keywords thing with all the characters and gear, a lot of the older character are lacking this. They could also fix that in the process, not to mention revise the dice/abilities. A handful of specials or action pay do this abilities of older characters would be infinitely better if it was a power action: i.e. Leia1

Finally, they only release about 160 cards per box. A card like this would eat one of those slots and would be even more specific in use than something as stupid as Change of Fate. The boxes are light on cards as it is compared to other CCGs, gumming it up with specific-character plots would be a bad move.

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Well, having what amounts to a reminder card that the point values on an over cost character has changed is a solution, it just feels like you are miss out on another card that should have been in the set. I hope they are common.

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