Learning Destiny is a series of tutorial videos and blogs designed to teach the Star Wars: Destiny Collectible Card and Dice Game. This guide is updated continuously to provide the most current information.
The easiest way to get introduced to Star Wars: Destiny is through our introductory video below.
If you watch the video, we recommend skipping ahead the next chapter, How to Play Star Wars: Destiny.
Before we get started, we need to answer the most obvious question – what exactly is Star Wars: Destiny? For a comprehensive answer, including the fundamentals of gameplay, check out the video above and the additional information below.
Star Wars: Destiny is a collectible card and dice game (CCG). This means that a) the game is played using both cards and dice, and b) new cards are added to the game over time through booster packs that include random cards of different rarities (that is, some cards are harder to find than others, and you never know what you are going to get in a pack). Players collect these cards and dice, put together their teams, build their decks, and then face off against each other.
Even though Destiny is a collectible game, there are Starter products that are non-random (like a standard board game – the components are always the same). We highly suggest starting with the Two-Player Game, which is what we will be using and building on throughout this series. More info on where and how to buy this product and others can be found in the Buyer’s Guide section.
Collectible games are “collectible” because the components have rarity and are distributed randomly in packs. The pack of cards that you buy might have more valuable cards than the pack that I buy. A pack of Destiny cards retails for $3 and includes three Common cards, one Uncommon card, and one Rare or Legendary card. Legendary cards are the hardest to find. In this way, you “collect” the pieces that you then use to play the game – so tracking down Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul, or Princess Leia is a game all its own.
These kinds of things always sound more complicated than they are, especially if you have never played an expandable game or collectible game before, so be sure to watch the video! Everything will click as we dive deeper into the series, but one of the most important things to understand at this point is that you can collect the game as seriously or casually as you like. Collectible does not mean “this will cost a lot of money”.
Some players just buy a Two-Player Game, play it as it is, and never go further. Some players only play Draft or Sealed events and skip the collecting aspect entirely. Others collect only the cards they want to play with, like their favorite heroes or villains, and pass on the rest. And, as you might expect, some of us want to have everything! Our Buyers Guide covers all of the details, but just know at this point that you do not have to go “all in” to enjoy Destiny.
Of course, regardless of how you choose to collect, you will need to see the game in action and learn the ins and outs of the rules! Join us for the next chapter where we play out a match using the Two-Player Game and demonstrate the system in motion!
- Chapter 1
A Comprehensive Guide for New Destiny Players
- Chapter 2
How to Play Star Wars: Destiny
- Chapter 3
The Star Wars: Destiny Buyers Guide
- Chapter 4
How To Build Your First Destiny Deck
- Chapter 5
Building and Piloting Top Tier Destiny Decks
- Chapter 6
Everything You Need To Know About Drafting
- Chapter 7
Additional Resources for Destiny Players