News for June 2014
Wars Not Make One Great
Join Us or Die Is Now Available for STAR WARS (TM): The Card Game
Star Wars: The Card Game | Published 26 June 2014

“Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.”
   –Yoda, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Join Us or Die, the fourth Force Pack in the Echoes of the Force cycle for Star Wars™: The Card Game, is now available at local retailers and online through our webstore!

In this Force Pack, your struggle to tip the Balance of the Force in your favor reaches new heights. Vicious Jawa scavengers sweep the sands of Tatooine in search of loot. Aboard the factory ship Arc Hammer, the Dark Trooper Project enters its second phase, and in Alliance Intelligence, undercover operative Winter infiltrates Imperial bases in search of data that may prove vital to the Rebellion.

Meanwhile, one of the last remaining Jedi Masters waits on the planet Dagobah, biding his time and gathering power until the ideal moment. The dark side may grow powerful, but this Jedi is perfectly able to rise to the challenge. Start your journey through the swampy morass of Dagobah in search of Yoda today.

Judge Me by My Size, Do You?

Your journey into the swamps begins, like everything in the Star Wars galaxy, with the Force. The objective of this set is May the Force Be With You (Join Us or Die, 567), and it grants a potent Reaction to the units of the light side. If you have May the Force Be With You in play, whenever you commit a unit to the Force, you can remove all focus tokens from that unit. This objective has myriads of uses, including allowing you attack with a unit and then immediately use that unit’s Force icons in the Force struggle. Alternatively, if the dark side has responded to your attacks by covering one of your key units with focus tokens, you can simply commit that unit to the Force to remove all focus tokens, making your unit ready for action once again.

As you travel deeper into the swamps of Dagobah, you’ll encounter Dagobah Training Grounds (Join Us or Die, 31), which provides a resource for you. You may also see the Seeds of Decay (Join Us or Die, 523), however. This fate card allows you to place a focus token on a target ready unit committed to the Force, giving you even more control of the Force struggle and helping you incapacitate enemy units holding the Force.

You may even encounter some of the natural wildlife of Dagobah as you search for the Jedi Master. The Dagobah Nudj (Join Us or Die, 569) is a lizard-like Creature, but it has several important abilities. This unit is free to play, and although it could defend in a pinch, it might be better used to devote its two Force icons to the Force struggle. More importantly, the Dagobah Nudj’s Reaction reads, “After this unit enters play, decrease the Death Star dial by 1 (to a minimum of 0).” By playing this unit at the proper time, you just might buy yourself a little extra time to destroy the objectives you need to win. The effect only lasts as long as the Dagobah Nudj survives, however. A Forced Interrupt increases the Death Star dial by one when this unit leaves play.

The true hero of this objective set, however, is the object of your search in the swamps of Dagobah: a new version of Yoda (Join Us or Die, 568)! This version of Yoda costs the same as the previous version, and possesses both the Elite keyword and the same amount of Force icons, but it differs in several crucial ways. The new Yoda has another point of damage capacity, making him more durable, and none of his combat icons are edge-dependent. Best of all, though, this Yoda gains  for each point on the Death Star dial.

Yoda’s strength grows as the Death Star dial advances, meaning that the closer you come to defeat, the more powerful Yoda becomes. If you wanted to include both versions of Yoda in your deck, you could enhance the new Yoda with Shii-Cho Training (Core Set, 122), allowing him to split massive amounts of unit damage between numerous enemy units. Yoda’s other combat icons are an added bonus, and with the power of Yoda behind you, you can easily push attacks through to seize victory at the last hour.

Even if your quest for Yoda proves unfruitful, you still have a way to find him in Yoda, You Seek Yoda (Join Us or Die, 570). This event costs two resources, and allows you to increase the Death Star dial by one to search your deck for Yoda and put him into play. Not only does this allow you to put Yoda into play at Action speed, it gives him to you at a resource discount, and if you search for the new version of Yoda, his power is increased by the Death Star dial advancing. No matter how you complete your quest to find Yoda amidst the swamps of Dagobah, this objective set’s cards will shape your pursuit of victory.

A Jedi Will You Be

Whether you receive the aid of one of the most powerful Jedi Masters, or oppose him with the mechanical efficiency of Dark Troopers or the raw cunning a Jawa warlord, you’ll find the cards you need in Join Us or Die, the newest Force Pack for Star Wars: The Card Game. Pick up your copy at a local retailer today!

The characters, starships, and situations of the original Star Wars trilogy come to life in Star Wars: The Card Game, a head-to-head Living Card Game® of tactical combat and strategic planning that allows two players to wage cinematic combats between the light and dark sides of the Force.

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