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Destruction Looms! (There's a Star Wars CCG release!)

Posted by: Ben Berry at 2/18/2010 7:33 PM

The title for this story makes me feel like a writer for either the National Enquirer trying to scare the readers, or National Geographic, talking about very powerful weaving machines in some 3rd world country.

I used to play Star Wars: Galaxies. In fact, I got so into that damn game that I had to quit MMOing for a while. It didn't cost me a marriage or a house, but it certainly wasn't healthy for me at that time in my life. When it comes to Star Wars I don't know a lot of control. (A prime example is the 3 shelves of Star Wars legos including a Star Destroyer just since Christmas). And this is even before you could start as a Jedi, but instead you had to master 3 skill trees

When I played they didn't have a built in CCG. While I've never really played a CCG other than at PAX to try on a couple of them. On top of the release there's also a free 2 week trial to Galaxies, so I may have to give the game another try, and perhaps the CCG.



Destruction Looms in Star Wars Galaxies™Trading Card Game: Threat of the ConquerorExpansion
 
All-New Gameplay and Loot Cards Emerge This March
 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – FEBRUARY 18, 2010 – Scheduled for release this March, the seventh expansion to the successful Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game from LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) brings the ability to boost your light or dark side deck with all-new special-forces themed cards, as well as all- new Bith and Duros avatar race cards. Experience ten new story scenarios surrounding the Conqueror, the Empire’s massive, newly outfitted Star Destroyer capable of demolishing entire planets. Help the Alliance Renegade Squadron gather intelligence and locate the massive ship before it and its ferocious captain, Victor Strang, are unleashed. Or, take the side of the Emperor’s elite Storm Commandos as they work to crush the Rebel insurgence and ensure the maiden voyage of the Empire’s newest deadly weapon.
 
The Threat of the Conqueror adds more than 200 new playable cards and more than 30 new loot cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, bringing the total number of cards in the game to more than 1,800. The new playable cards will feature unique keyword abilities that:
  • Grant “Intel” labeled units additional bonus powers when they come into play, allowing for more tactical options within a round
  • Enable stacking “Reinforcement” bonuses which add the ability to play additional reinforcement units the longer the game progresses
 
In addition, this expansion introduces new cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, including:
  • User-Created Art Cards – The Star Wars Galaxies Galactic Civil War Photo Contest winners are unveiled. One Rebel-themed winner, one Imperial-themed winner and one neutral-themed winner will have their created art appear as cards in Threat of the Conqueror.
  • New Loot Cards – More than 30 new special-forces themed loot cards will be available, including the Neutral Infiltrator Armor, AT-PT Walker Vehicle and the imposing Republic Gunship Vehicle.
 
The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game marks the first-ever Star Wars® trading card game offered exclusively online. Available to both current and former Star Wars Galaxies subscribers*, the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game provides players with an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of a massively multiplayer online game. Players can build their own virtual decks to fight in story mode, and participate in epic one-on-one matches, cooperative heroic encounters and official tournaments.
 
In addition, all Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with current, valid, paid accounts in good standing are automatically eligible to receive five digital trading card booster packs each month included with their paid Star Wars Galaxies subscription at no additional cost, providing a quick and easy way for them to build their decks.
 
Anyone wishing to try the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game can do so at no charge through a downloadable trial that includes limited access to a tutorial and practice games with a provided virtual starter card deck. 
 
The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game may be also be accessed from inside Star WarsGalaxies and is available to trial players as part of the Star Wars Galaxies 14-day trial. This trial, offered at no charge for up to two consecutive weeks, also includes all the content of the base game, Star Wars Galaxies™: An Empire Divided™ and its first expansion, Star WarsGalaxies™: Jump to Lightspeed™. Available by download from www.StarWarsGalaxies.com, the 14-day trial gives players a chance to become a part of the Star Wars galaxy, and meet and fight with or against their favorite Star Wars characters as they explore this massive online universe filled with thousands of other Star Wars fans.