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                                                            Announcing Star Wars: Destiny Launch Parties

                                                            Posted on 04 Oct 2016

                                                            Embrace Your Destiny! Prepare for Your Star Wars™: Destiny Launch Party

                                                            Star Wars: Destiny is a new collectible dice and card game coming this November that lets you control the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe. Now, step into your favorite galaxy and be one of the first to play and own this awesome game!

                                                            Star Wars: Destiny Launch Parties will be held November 18-20 around the world. These exciting gatherings are centered around Star Wars fans meeting new friends, having fun at your local game store, and playing Star Wars: Destiny before it’s released. Interested players should come prepared to purchase a Starter Set and share their love of Star Wars with their opponents through Star Wars: Destiny. Trust the Force, ready your blaster pistol, and jump into a galaxy far, far away!

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                                                            What Is a Star Wars™: Destiny Launch Party?

                                                            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!

                                                            While a launch party can take many forms, the Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party is all about the new game product and is more casual than a typical tournament run at your local store. Everyone should be having fun playing Star Wars: Destiny and not concentrating on who wins or loses each game! Toward that end, players should expect to show up, purchase a Rey Starter Set or Kylo Ren Starter Set (while supplies last), and then join all of the other excited players at your store in Open Play. Players can also purchase Awakenings Booster Packs (while supplies last) to customize their deck after the Launch Party.

                                                            Where Can I Find a Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party?

                                                            These events are being run at select local hobby game stores worldwide. If you’ve never been to a game store in your area, you should search for game stores in your town or locale. Make sure to call the store ahead of time to find out if they are hosting an event and what time and date it is!

                                                            Is This a Tournament?

                                                            No. Star Wars: Destiny Launch Parties are casual events for new and longtime Star Wars fans to enjoy playing a new game in a great local game store. Players can find other people to play with, and even receive promotional items just for attending!

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                                                            Information for Retailers

                                                            Give your community a celebration of Star Wars and the newest collectible game on the market, Star Wars: Destiny, this November with a Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party!

                                                            The Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party is an opportunity to provide an engaging experience for all ages, attract new customers and players, and give your local community a chance to celebrate a new addition to the many Star Wars games FFG produces. Provide a space to play the game, hand out promotional items from the Launch Party Kit, and help your players immerse themselves in the galaxy of Star Wars for a few hours.

                                                            Each Star Wars: Destiny Prerelease Package contains the following:

                                                            • 1 Case of Kylo Ren Starter Sets: A full case of Starter Sets includes 12 copies of the Kylo Ren Starter Set. (Product Code: SWD013
                                                            • 1 Case of Rey Starter Sets: A full case of Starter Sets includes 12 copies of the Rey Starter Set.4
                                                            • 1 Case of Awakenings Booster Displays: A full case includes 4 Booster Displays and each display contains 36 Awakenings Booster Packs.10
                                                            • 2 Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party Kits: Each Launch Party Kit contains 12 alternate art Rey cards, 12 deck boxes, and 12 Rey art prints.

                                                            The Launch Party Kit contents are not for resale. Starter sets and booster packs should be sold to Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party attendees during the event. Afterwards, you may sell any leftover Starter Sets and Booster Packs.

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                                                            Stores should run their Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party on November 18th, 19th, or 20th. AllThe Launch Party Kit contents are not for resale. Starter sets and booster packs should be sold to Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party attendees during the event. Afterwards, you may sell any leftover Starter Sets and Booster Packs.

                                                            All you need to do is purchase a Prerelease Package, download our event poster (available on the Star Wars: Destiny page of our website), and announce the time and date to your community. Don’t hesitate to add a little atmosphere to the event, such as music or decorations!

                                                            A Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party poster is available for download on the Star Wars: Destiny page of our website. Print out as many copies as you wish and post them in your store to help advertise your event! In addition to hanging up posters and posting the information on your website and/or social media accounts, we strongly recommend spreading the details about your event to local Star Wars groups.

                                                            For more information about the Star Wars: Destiny Prerelease Package, Retailers in the United Kingdom and Ireland should contact Esdevium Games’ Organised Play Coordinator, Alec, by phone on 01420 593 531 or using email via alec.thorne@esdeviumgames.co.uk.

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                                                            Example Event

                                                            Chelsea hears about the Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party from a friend in another city. She realizes that she is free the weekend of November 19th and 20th and decides to attend an event. Chelsea has never been to a game store in her area before, so she searches the internet for “game store” along with her town’s name. She finds a store nearby and calls them to ask if they are running a Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party. The store representative says they are and provides the date and time of the event. Chelsea enters the information into her phone’s calendar as a reminder to herself.

                                                            The day of the event, Chelsea arrives at the store at the designated time and purchases a Kylo Ren Starter Set. Jeff, a store employee, points her to the area reserved for people playing Star Wars: Destiny and offers his help if she has any questions or wants help finding an opponent. Chelsea thanks him and sits down at an empty table to open her Starter Set and get acquainted with her cards and dice before playing a game.

                                                            While Chelsea looks over her cards, Sarah sits down near Chelsea and strikes up a conversation, talking about her love for Star Wars and excitement for Star Wars: Destiny. The two enjoy their conversation and Sarah mentions that she purchased a Rey Starter Set. The two decide to play a few games to get a look at both sets and try out the new game.

                                                            After Chelsea and Sarah finish their games, they go to see Jeff, who hands them both an alternate art Rey card, Star Wars: Destiny deck box, and a Rey art print. Jeff tells them that they are welcome to play as long as they want, and he can help them find other opponents if they are interested in additional games. He also mentions Awakenings Booster Packs as an additional product and an easy way to acquire new cards and dice to modify the decks from the Starter Sets.

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                                                            Information for Players

                                                            The most important thing players can do to make their local Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party a fantastic experience and start building a community around this new game is to show up and have fun playing Star Wars: Destiny!

                                                            However, if you are excited for Star Wars: Destiny, there are other things you can do before and after the Launch Party:

                                                            • Talk to your local store and make sure they order a Star Wars: Destiny Prerelease Package.
                                                            • Encourage your friends to join you and play at your favorite local game store.
                                                            • Ask your local game store if you can post a sign-up sheet for the Launch Party or other upcoming events.
                                                            • Point your favorite store to the FFG Organized Play webpage and our Retailer Newsletter to learn more.
                                                            • Sign up for the FFG Organized Play Community Newsletter to stay abreast of all upcoming events and news.

                                                            It Is Your Destiny

                                                            Don’t miss this chance to build a Star Wars: Destiny community in your store from the beginning! A Star Wars: Destiny Launch Party can be a fantastic experience and a great way to celebrate the release this new game before it’s available in wide release. For more information on Star Wars: Destiny Organized Play, see today’s article detailing our full support.

                                                            Note: The alternate art cards in this kit are produced via FFG’s In-House Manufacturing and may appear slightly different in color and texture from the game’s other cards. To be tournament legal, these cards must be sleeved with opaque or art sleeves.

                                                            © and Lucasfilm Ltd.