STAR WARS: UNLIMITED TCG Reveals First Look at Cards and Gameplay

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Who needs Magic when you’ve got the Force? The galaxy far, far away is expanding into a yet another themed trading card game with Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars: Unlimited. According to the company, the new Star Wars TCG will feature the most iconic heroes, villains, ships, and settings from the franchise. These would cover movies, TV series, comics, video games, and everything in between. Each card will feature newly commissioned art, too.

The A New Hope-themed artwork for the new Star Wars: Unlimted TCG.
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Star Wars: Unlimited First Look at Trading Cards, Artwork, and Gameplay

More recently, Star Wars: Unlimited also revealed a first look at some of the cards. We love our glimpse of these new Star Wars trading cards. The artwork in Star Wars: Unlimited is absolutely amazing.

But how do we actually play this game? The official gameplay description for Star Wars: Unlimited reads, “In this game, you build a deck using cards you acquire from randomized booster packs, and each of those cards has different strengths, weaknesses, and abilities. The game is called “Unlimited” for a reason; with over 200 cards in the first set—Spark of Rebellion—alone, there are countless strategies and combinations just waiting to be discovered. Choose your leader, build your deck, expand your collection, and launch yourself into a galaxy of unlimited potential!”

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The game’s goal? To destroy your opponent’s base before they destroy yours. But how you do it is totally up to you. For now, “all you need to know is that your deck consists of cards that you draw and play, your leader, and your base.” And “Each round consists of you and your opponent alternating back and forth, performing a single action each turn.” Basically, anything you do in the game is considered an action, and that includes “playing a card, attacking with a unit, activating an ability, etc.” Knowing which action to use when is a huge part of your strategy. And, of course, you never know what your opponents will do.

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You’ll also play on two separate fronts in Star Wars: Unlimited: the ground arena and the space arena. Different cards have different impacts on these spaces. Some of your most powerful cards are your leader cards. No surprise, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are two such cards.

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That’s what we know for now, but more gameplay details for Star Wars: Unlimited will release soon.

Star Wars: Unlimited Synopsis

Fantasy Flight Games states:

Star Wars: Unlimited is a fast-paced, dynamic game that is both easy to learn and strategically deep. The robust development of the game has been underway for the past three years, and fans can look forward to a regular release schedule of three sets per year. Fully integrated into the entire experience, Organized Play has been designed alongside the game from the beginning and will be ready on day one. From weekly store-level community experiences to worldwide large-scale events, there will be something for gamers of all levels

Wizards of the Coast released a Star Wars trading card game back in the early 2000s—a game many fans have fond memories of playing. That game lasted until about 2005, with the theatrical release of Revenge of the Sith. Fantasy Flight Games launched Star Wars: Destiny back in 2016. That one ultimately—and unfortunately—had a very short run. And there were others. Hopefully, Star Wars: Unlimited fires on all thrusters, and delivers the Star Wars TCG that fans have been waiting for. Star Wars: Unlimited will go into hyperspace and launch globally in 2024. Its first set will be called  Spark of Rebellion. But since that’s a bit in the future, we’ll have to make do with Disney Lorcana.

Originally published on May 10, 2023.

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