Star Wars LCG

Release Review: Immeasurable Power (Pod 264)

GreedoShotFirst: With a lot of low cost troopers, there is extremely good value to this objective, especially since there are 3 Death Troopers in each pod. For this reason, for there to be a fair amount of consistency to a deck, I would run it as a 50 card deck (sorry new 7 reserve affiliations) […]

Release Review: Rogue Archaeology (Pod 263)

Dav Flamerock: This… is actually a pretty great ability. It doesn’t look like much, but I’ve played plenty with Fleeing the Empire and that can do a surprising amount of damage prevention if you know where your opponent is going to attack. It gets far more valuable on the dark side, as there’s no other light […]

Release Review: Spirit of Rebellion (Pod 262)

Farsight: This is quite an impressive objective ability even if it can be turned off by damage. Card advantage is a bit of a difficult concept in this game compared to others because of the way we draw back up to reserve, but that doesn’t mean that turning your non-Smuggler units into guaranteed two for […]

Release Review: Pushing Back the Empire (Pod 261)

AussieJedi: This is where the fun begins. This objective sets the tone for just how strong and flexible a game mechanic the Alliance mechanic has the potential to be. The reaction is beautiful to see in an affiliation that has tended to struggle with resources. With the exception of a piloted vehicle deck that has super […]

Release Review: New Affiliations

Dav Flamerock: As we’re going to see, the new affiliations based around running a 5/5 split and each affiliation being splashed “in” to an affiliation will determine that affiliation’s effect. For example, if you’re splashing Jedi or Sith into a different affiliation, you’re going to be able to refresh your units more effectively. Why is this? […]

Release Review: Allies of Necessity

You may be wondering why The Shadow Archive has been quiet since Worlds. Well, without getting into too much detail, our webmaster/host had some big life changes and then spent some extra time working on a super secret project for the Archive that will be announced in the next few months. However, we don’t want to […]

Worlds 2017 Day Two: Top Cut

When a regular player doesn’t make the Top Cut, there’s not a lot for them to do on Day Two. Unfortunately, I’m not a regular player, so I was at the tables along with the competitors, live-tweeting each match I decided to cover. For posterity, here you can look back at each of the games […]

Worlds 2017 Decklists

Mick Cipra Smugglers and Spies 2x May the Force Be With You 2x Spark of Rebellion 2x Sacrifice at Endor 2x The Last Warrior 2x Haunting the Empire Scum and Villainy 2x Hunter For Hire 2x Power of the Dark Side 2x Dark Lord of the Sith 1x The Emperor’s Web 1x The Killing Cold 1x Hunters of the Jedi 1x Fearsome and Foul     […]

Worlds 2017 Day One: Swiss

As Day One wraps up, we should congratulate the players who made the top cut. A significant contingent from the Minneapolis metagame have made a remarkable showing, bringing five players into the cut, even some who are brand-new players. Of the other players in the top sixteen, there are a number of returning faces: Norman […]

Introduction to Star Wars Worlds 2017

It’s May the Fourth, so you know what that means: the Star Wars World Champio… yeah, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were feeling a little thrown off too. After all, last year’s World Championship was only six months ago, and the National and North American Championships are occurring after Worlds this year. But this […]

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