|Star Wars Trading
Card Game Guide
by Michael Mikaelian
The Star Wars saga is well on
its way towards completion with the upcoming release of Episode II: Attack of the Clones. For nearly 25
years fans like you have relived these epic adventures through games, toys,
books, and events, as well as revisiting Episodes I and IVĖVI on video and DVD.
Finding new and exciting ways to recapture that sense of wonder you felt when
you first visited that galaxy far, far away is one of the most rewarding
experiences for a Star Wars fanónext
to actually watching the movies!
This spring Wizards of the Coast releases the first cards for its
brand-new Star Wars trading card game
(TCG), the Attack of the Clones set.
Over the next few weeks youíll see an exclusive preview of the set and learn
much about the game. When this preview is complete, youíll have all the
information youíll need to play the Star
Wars TCG. The only thing missing then will be some cards, dice, and
counters. Although youíll be able to purchase cards in booster packs, find dice
virtually anywhere, and use every-day items such as coins for counters, the best
way to get it all in one place is a starter set.
The starter set comes with two 30-card decks, four 6-sided dice, damage
and Force counters, an instructional play mat, and complete rulebook. Even if
you arenít an experienced card player youíll be ready to build your own decks in
no time. The instructional play mat is designed to teach you the parts of the
gameóeven if youíve never played a TCG, before it will all make perfect sense.
If you arenít sure what to expect from the starter set, this preview is the
perfect opportunity to see what the Star
Wars TCG and the Attack of the
Clones set have to offer.
Attack of the Clones may be the middle of the Star Wars saga, but itís just the
beginning of the Star Wars TCG. This
summer, the Sith Rising expansion set will incorporate elements of The Phantom Menace into the game. Later
this year, the A New Hope set will
set the stage for a series of expansion sets based on the classic Star Wars trilogy. In the years to
follow, more expansion sets will complete the classic trilogy, explore the
Expanded Universe, and eventually bring us to Episode III.
More coming soon...