NABOO PALACE GUARD: THE GUARDIAN TROOPER YOUR G/F TOLD YOU NOT TO WORRY ABOUT. DAY 2 – QUI-GON, SATINE, NPG

Trey from Kingwood Hobbies in Houston joins us this week to give his take on an infinite pairing featuring the Naboo Palace Guard. It looks pretty nasty so check it out and the Kingwood Website! Enjoy!   From the very first few months of Destiny I’ve been toying with a two-card interaction that can potentially generate a deadly amount of damage in a single round. That combination? Qui-Gon Jinn – Ataru Master and Resistance HQ. If you can run your opponent out of resources, this pair can turn every card in your hand into a bullet to the enemy’s face. The problem I’ve had is making is stable enough to pull off consistently. Every deck I’ve built around this has been a glass cannon that can do absurd things in the right situation but is vulnerable to having its inner mechanisms wrecked far too easily for my taste. Keeping Qui-Gon alive is something I’ve tried many things to accomplish. The most successful one I could find involved a pair of Rebel Troopers, leveraging their Guardian ability to each damage off the battlefield while setting up a turn where I could mow down the enemy. Born of an age when FFG was still learning how to make cards for the game, however, each Rebel Trooper came with only 7 health for a whopping 8 points. Committing to the Rebel Trooper plan meant I was both cut out of Yellow and committing a full 16 character points to only 14 health of Continue Reading

NABOO PALACE GUARD: THE GUARDIAN TROOPER YOUR G/F TOLD YOU NOT TO WORRY ABOUT. DAY 1 – SATINE/BIGGS/NPG

Our recent series based around the Sentinel Messenger showed the versatility of the droid in many decks, from the power of Vader to the droid frenzy of Aphra and Grievous. He brings quite a bit to the table for Villain. Is there a character in Convergence that can act similarly to the Messenger for Hero? I don’t know that this character can do everything the Messenger can, but he brings a different set of strengths to the table and can make an impact in whatever deck he is played in. For this week we are going to look at different decks that feature the Naboo Palace Guard and try to see how he can add value to the deck and possibly be the key to winning some games. First, let’s check out the Guard himself. NABOO PALACE GUARD Over the life span of Destiny we’ve seen plenty of non unique characters come and go. In most instances, they bring one small feature to the pairing or just fill out a spot for points and health. As we look at the history of these non uniques we notice a pattern with most: their point total is either equal to or higher than their health. For example, the Nightsister from Awakenings was an 8 cost but only had 7 health. The Tusken Raider, a World Champion character, costed 9 points and only carried 8 health. There also have been a few that broke the mold recently, such as Hired Gun and Nightbrother. Continue Reading