Duel of the States – 2013 Chicago Regional Report!

Finally, after a 7 year hiatus, I have an opportunity to return to the world of competitive Star Wars-themed gaming. My last taste of regional/worlds card game play was at the 2006 Star Wars CCG World Championships in Chicago (this was the post-Decipher, virtual set era). Since then, I’ve been quietly awaiting the right game to catch my interest, and Star Wars LCG and X-Wing Minis won me over the moment they were announced. I’ve had both games since their respective releases but X-Wing has been my primary focus up until the week preceding the Chicago Regional – this is due mostly to the much larger X-Wing community in Chicago.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside… And Dark… Side…

Here’s another Objective Set from A Dark Time, the next Force Pack due out for Star Wars LCG.

“It is a dark time for the Rebellion as the Imperial Navy’s fleet of Star Destroyers arrives at Hoth, and while the objective set built around A Dark Time for the Rebellion (A Dark Time, 242) doesn’t feature Star Destroyers, it does offer a comprehensive and intimidating display of the Empire’s ground presence in the shadows of its fleet.”

– Fantasy Flight Games

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All Quiet on the Midwestern Front

SWCG has been in a bit of lull as of late as I prepare for the upcoming Star Wars LCG regional in Chicago. Expect a mondo-update in the days following the 18th as I’ll be posting a hefty amount – results, deck lists, and a detailed report (perhaps even some finals video as well).

This lull comes after a HUGE week for the site where traffic exploded due to the X-Wing Wave 3 reveal. As far as I know, SWCG was the first site on the intertubes to break the news to the general public (much thanks to the generosity of Ryan “Picasso” Krippendorf for sending the news the moment it was revealed at Star Wars Weekend). I genuinely appreciate the support from everyone and I hope that you keep checking back – I want this site to become a valuable resource for the latest news, strategy, and for finding other players.

I’ve got some ideas is the works for new content on the way (including possible video projects and interviews like this one with artist and illustrator, Tony Foti), but I’d really like to start filling up the site with stuff from the community. With all of the recent and upcoming regional activity, SWCG is looking for tournament reports, deck/squad lists, and strategy articles. Share your ideas and experiences with the LCG/X-Wing gaming communities by clicking on the CONTRIBUTE link above. Or you can just click the word CONTRIBUTE right here. See. CONTRIBUTE. Click it. It works. CONTRIBUTE.

Send in anything and everything you’re willing to share about the games. I’d like SWCG to have an easy-access library of information for new and veteran players alike. Any support would be greatly appreciated.