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Encyclopedia > Star Wars Trading Card Game

Star Wars: The Trading Card Game (TCG) is the most recent collectible card game to use the Star Wars license. It is produced by Wizards of the Coast. The original game was created by legendary game designer, Richard Garfield, the creator of the first trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. Collectible card games (CCGs), also called customizable card games or trading card games, are played using specially designed sets of cards. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ... Richard Garfield Richard Garfield (born 1966) is a game designer who created the card games Magic: The Gathering, Netrunner, BattleTech, Vampire: The Eternal Struggle (originally known as Jyhad), The Great Dalmuti, Star Wars Trading Card Game, and the board game RoboRally. ... Magic: The Gathering (colloq. ...

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Game play

The Star Wars: TCG focuses on gaining control of in-game arenas. In this two-player game, each player controls units which battle in the arenas. The main way to win is to take control of two of the three arenas. Some cards also add new win conditions for the game.


The three arenas are Space, Ground and Character, and feature units from the Star Wars films, such as Star Destroyers, starfighters, AT-ATs, armies, and characters like Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, Mara Jade, and Darth Vader. There is also a build zone, a draw pile (for your deck), and a discard pile. The two sides to the game are the Dark side and the Light side, representing the two sides of the Force. There are also neutral cards, which can be used by either side. Luke Skywalker (b. ... Anakin Skywalker (42 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Padmé Naberrie Skywalker, also Her Royal Highness, Queen Amidala of the Naboo and later Senator Amidala of Naboo (46 - 19 BBY), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Natalie Portman. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (b. ... Darth Vader (19 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


There are several types of cards. They are:

  • Units: these can control arenas and are the most plentiful card in any deck. Each unit can only be placed in a certain arena designated by color and subtype. All units have several statistics including: build cost, speed, power, health, alignment. Units must be built.
    • Space: These units have a blue border and represent the space ships throughout the Star Wars films and books.
    • Ground: These units have a green border and represent the ground forces in the Star Wars films and books.
    • Character: These units have a purple border and represent the people and aliens found throughout the Star Wars films and books.
  • Battle: These cards have special one time use effects and can only be used while your units are doing battle. They don't need to be built and some for an extra cost can be enhanced to give the user a better effect.
  • Mission: These cards are like battle cards, but must be built. Their effects differ and must be played in the build step.
  • Location: This type of card effects its arena until it is replaced with another Location card. Most location cards are colored like units and can only be placed in specific arenas. Some locations can be placed in any arena and are not colored like any normal unit.
  • Equipment:This card type represents the weapons and vehicle upgrades in the Star Wars universe. These cards have a silver border and enhance the unit they are equipped to.

Abilities

  • Activated Abilities

These are abilities that units have on them and are used by paying a cost(usually force).

  • Static Abilities

These abilities are on as long as the unit is in its arena(i.e. A unit has "Each of your other characters get +10 speed", as long as that unit is in its arena, all your characters gain 10 speed).

  • Triggered Abilities

These abilities contain a "when" or "whenever"(i.e. a unit has "When this unit is discarded draw three cards." "When this unit is discarded" is the trigger, and "draw three cards" is the ability).


TCG Sets

  • Attack of the Clones (April 2002)
  • Sith Rising (July 2002)
  • A New Hope (October 2002)
  • Battle of Yavin (February 2003)
  • Jedi Guardians (June 2003)
  • Empire Strikes Back (October 2003)
  • Rogues and Scoundrels (March 2004)
  • Phantom Menace (May 2004)
  • Return of the Jedi (October 2004)
  • Revenge of the Sith (March 2005)
  • Star wars TCG Discontinued (September 2005)

Playing the Game (Building a deck)

This is a two-player game. The following is recommended for each player, but can be shared among friends and opponents in casual play:

  • two sixty-card decks (one Light side, one Dark side)
  • several dice (six sided)
  • a method of tracking Force points (counters, pen and paper, or a twenty sided die)
  • damage counters
  • build counters (can be the same as damage counters)

When you build a deck, before you even choose the first card you have to decide what kind of deck you want. Some examples are an Imperial deck, a Jedi deck, a quick and aggressive deck, or a slow and powerful deck. The type of deck you choose determines your game play.


Notable Players

Having won every SWTCG tournament, more knowledgable then JangoJay or Corjay, Gollum is the best player in the entire world. He also has written a few decks for Wizards and other websites (most of which have gone defunct), and is an active member at Rebelbasers.com


External links

  • Star Wars TCG website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Star Wars Trading Card Game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (699 words)
Star Wars: The Trading Card Game (TCG) is the most recent collectible card game to use the Star Wars license.
The original game was created by legendary game designer, Richard Garfield, the creator of the first trading card game, Magic: The Gathering.
The two sides to the game are the Dark side and the Light side, representing the two sides of the Force.
Star Wars Decipher Trading Card Game - swfigures.com (137 words)
For those new to Decipher, they are generally intended to be a unique and fun Star Wars card game (for teens and adults).
However, many people, both young fans to adults have begun trading or selling some of the randomly inserted, "rares," "uncommon," and "foil" cards that may be in a particular pack.
What we have found in our research is the individuals cards (depending what's inside the pack), may be worth more than the entire pack sealed.
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