STAR WARS: DESTINY Launch Party!
Saturday, November 19th – 2:00 PM
Greetings gamers and Star Wars fans of all ages! CAPE FEAR GAMES in Wilmington has been selected to host a Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party!
For those of you unfamiliar with the product, Star Wars: Destiny (SW: D) is a new, collectible card and dice game from Fantasy Flight Games. Description from the publisher:
SW: D is a collectible dice and card game of battles between iconic heroes and villains that encompasses characters, locations, and themes from the entire Star Wars saga.
In it, two players engage in a fast-paced duel, each striving to eliminate the other's characters first. The game's innovative mechanisms combine dice-driven combat with faction-driven hand management. Straightforward rules make the game easy to learn, but also enable deep strategic thinking and clever deck-building.
To learn more about this new and exciting game and to see a short but spectacular trailer, go to the SW: D homepage at https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-des...
Details on the Launch Party:
WHAT: From the publisher - A launch party is an event held at select specialty stores around the world before product for Star Wars: Destiny goes on sale. In other words, it is an opportunity for players to acquire and play the game before they can purchase it in wide release! (NOTE: Wide release currently scheduled for the very end of November)
For our local launch party, we are looking at conducting a couple of demos of the game at the start of the event, and possibly hold a very casual “round robin” tournament after an hour or two of open play. The starter sets (Kylo Ren or Rey) will be available for purchase*, as well as a limited number of booster packs.**
*Limit one per player at start of event, with additional copies possibly being available later in the day, depending on available supplies.
**Limit six per player, depending on number of attendees and available supplies.
To learn more about the purpose behind a “Launch Party”, check out FFG’s article on the subject: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/3/embrace....
WHEN: Launch Party to officially begin at 2pm on Saturday, November 19th! Start time for any “round robin” tournament will depend on player interest and number of participants. “Open Play” for the event will last until the store closing (11 pm). While interested players can come by any time to join in the event, SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED, and will be sold on a first come – first served basis!
WHERE: Cape Fear Games - Suite D, 4107 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
ENTRY FEE: Participants must buy at least one starter set (Kylo Ren or Rey). Exact retail price at the store TBD.
POINT OF CONTACT/PREREGISTRATION: (910) 798-6006; firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to better plan for the event, interested participants are encouraged to contact the store and sign up for the event! No advanced payment is required for pre-registration. More details to follow, so check back for changes and additions (e.g. pre-registration options, schedule updates, prize support, etc). Look forward to seeing you there!
Feel free to share/pass along this info to any of your local game groups. To my knowledge, there are no other launch party events scheduled in our region.
Additional information on the game, the community, podcasts, etc can be found on FFG’s forums, Board Game Geek pages, and various Facebook pages!