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http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4224

Shows a bunch new objective and an entire Imperial Navy pod.
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Good stuff. Looks like it's mostly combinations instead of strong single cards, so it's going to take some practice to figure out how to use these most effectively.
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Also shows entire new Jedi set.

Navy objective set will be going in to my Capital Punishment deck with Executor, Devastator, Death Squadron etc. Great set.

Jedi set has some powerful enhancements. Yoda is pleased.

Lobot looks amazing. Potentially very powerful card.
 
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Toqtamish wrote:
Also shows entire new Jedi set.

Navy objective set will be going in to my Capital Punishment deck with Executor, Devastator, Death Squadron etc. Great set.

Jedi set has some powerful enhancements. Yoda is pleased.

Lobot looks amazing. Potentially very powerful card.
Isn't Lobot more of a gamble? Unless you are pretty much guaranteed the edge, he's bad news.
 
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hundreds wrote:
Toqtamish wrote:
Also shows entire new Jedi set.

Navy objective set will be going in to my Capital Punishment deck with Executor, Devastator, Death Squadron etc. Great set.

Jedi set has some powerful enhancements. Yoda is pleased.

Lobot looks amazing. Potentially very powerful card.
Isn't Lobot more of a gamble? Unless you are pretty much guaranteed the edge, he's bad news.
He is a good all or nothing card. If you need to make that one last swing to hit your 3rd objective and you think you can win the Edge battle than he is golden.

Toss in a few units with Edge (x) and he becomes even better.
 
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I assume his major playing point is that if you feel you are definitely going to win the edge, throw him in there so that your opponent (after losing the edge) has no combat icons to use.

Definitely a risk situation, but the benefit might be great. Of course, a DS player might see that coming in an engagement and simply not over commit defenders. They might assume the LS has an edge play up their sleeve. Or the LS might simply be throwing Lo Bot in to bluff their opponent into thinking that they have the edge in the bag. On second thought, I like this card. I guess I just wish I didn't foresee my friends using this card ON ME.
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If there's enough capture mechanics in place, that sarlacc objective combined with the sarlacc enhancement looks terrifying. You can basically just build up a stockpile of free draws/resources resulting in one vicious deployment phase.
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Secret Guardian seems to combo well with Ackbar, since it triggers his reaction without even putting him into the engagement. He can join in the next engagement if it's not risky, and then he can come back to the hand so that he can be played again into another engagement...

It also gives another option for Leia, although its not most effective way to use her since you have to wait until the end of the phase for her to leave play...
 
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Secret Guardian seems to combo well with Ackbar, since it triggers his reaction without even putting him into the engagement. He can join in the next engagement if it's not risky, and then he can come back to the hand so that he can be played again into another engagement...

It also gives another option for Leia, although its not most effective way to use her since you have to wait until the end of the phase for her to leave play...
I kind of thing it is insane for Leia in a Jedi Rebels deck. You do an all out deploying and attacking turn, end up fully focused out other than the one point you need play Secret Guardian. Pop her down during the Force phase and use her 3 ticks to grab the balance, than she pops (sadly getting captured) and fully refreshes your side of the table to defend.
 
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Lobot might also be good for forcing your opponent into investing more into an edge battle than they might have planned.
 
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hundreds wrote:
Toqtamish wrote:
Also shows entire new Jedi set.

Navy objective set will be going in to my Capital Punishment deck with Executor, Devastator, Death Squadron etc. Great set.

Jedi set has some powerful enhancements. Yoda is pleased.

Lobot looks amazing. Potentially very powerful card.
Isn't Lobot more of a gamble? Unless you are pretty much guaranteed the edge, he's bad news.
He is a good all or nothing card. If you need to make that one last swing to hit your 3rd objective and you think you can win the Edge battle than he is golden.

Toss in a few units with Edge (x) and he becomes even better.
I think the clear intended scenario is if you lose the edge, Lando pulls him back.
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I think the clear intended scenario is if you lose the edge, Lando pulls him back.
Agreed. The combination of the two is clearly huge, as you essentially force your opponent to commit everything to the edge battle.
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I think the clear intended scenario is if you lose the edge, Lando pulls him back.
Agreed. The combination of the two is clearly huge, as you essentially force your opponent to commit everything to the edge battle.
Oh, and speaking of ejection effects, Lobot will look awfully tasty to Icetrompers.
 
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Captain Needa is making me salivate. Being able to play a Star Destroyer for 4 each turn? Sign me up.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Star-Wars-LCG/...
 
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Captain Needa is making me salivate. Being able to play a Star Destroyer for 4 each turn? Sign me up.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Star-Wars-LCG/...
Yeah, but there's one problem - check out his objective:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Star-Wars-LCG/...

Nice effect right? But what's that above it... holy crap, it's our first non-neutral "limit one" pod. And the pod just has one Needa, which means your deck just has one Needa. :-\ Really wish they'd given us a second copy of him, instead of the gimped Star Destroyer.
 
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The Gas wrote:

Nice effect right? But what's that above it... holy crap, it's our first non-neutral "limit one" pod. And the pod just has one Needa, which means your deck just has one Needa. :-\ Really wish they'd given us a second copy of him, instead of the gimped Star Destroyer.
Two copies of a unique card in a single Objective Set? Not likely.
 
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Nice effect right? But what's that above it... holy crap, it's our first non-neutral "limit one" pod. And the pod just has one Needa, which means your deck just has one Needa. :-\ Really wish they'd given us a second copy of him, instead of the gimped Star Destroyer.
Two copies of a unique card in a single Objective Set? Not likely.
Well, Echo Base Defense, another limited pod, gives you two copies of Subzero Defenses. Technically not unique, but it might as well be - its effect is such that having two of them in play would be pointless. The only reason to put two in the pod is to improve your chance of drawing it.
 
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The Gas wrote:
markjanderson86 wrote:
Captain Needa is making me salivate. Being able to play a Star Destroyer for 4 each turn? Sign me up.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Star-Wars-LCG/...
Yeah, but there's one problem - check out his objective:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/Star-Wars-LCG/...

Nice effect right? But what's that above it... holy crap, it's our first non-neutral "limit one" pod. And the pod just has one Needa, which means your deck just has one Needa. :-\ Really wish they'd given us a second copy of him, instead of the gimped Star Destroyer.
As much as having two of him in the one pod would have been great for a DS player, I really think it is a balance issue. Guys like him have to be limited due to their ability to really impact the game. There is a reason this pod is limited.

I only wish we had more guys like him on the LS. I am strengthened a bit by those Force User enhancements, though. Suddenly my little Twilek Loyalist has a light saber, increased damage capacity, and targeted strike.

I am definitely going to be leaning towards a pure Force User Jedi deck when this comes out.
 
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I am strengthened a bit by those Force User enhancements, though. Suddenly my little Twilek Loyalist has a light saber, increased damage capacity, and targeted strike.
Twi'lek Loyalist is not a Force User or even Force Sensitive.
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Toqtamish wrote:
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I am strengthened a bit by those Force User enhancements, though. Suddenly my little Twilek Loyalist has a light saber, increased damage capacity, and targeted strike.
Twi'lek Loyalist is not a Force User or even Force Sensitive.
Yeah, that's always struck me as really weird. I mean, he looks like he should be at least Sensitive, from his flavor text... and then... no keywords.
 
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Toqtamish wrote:
hundreds wrote:

I am strengthened a bit by those Force User enhancements, though. Suddenly my little Twilek Loyalist has a light saber, increased damage capacity, and targeted strike.
Twi'lek Loyalist is not a Force User or even Force Sensitive.
Oops.
 
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