While some thought the exit of Fantasy Flight spelled doom for our beloved game, others took that as a challenge to keep the game they have such passion for alive. Those people decided that, for them at least, the game was not dead, and they took up the mantle to continue making new and great content for it.
The largest of groups, A Renewed Hope, has already released their initial offering, to great success. They weren’t the only group to lead the charge, however. Teams like The Coruscant Initiative and New Destiny Hungary have also thrown their hat in the ring for creating new cards and dice. It is these groups that Kingwood Hobbies begins to celebrate today by offering our print services to help their creations see the light of day.
That’s the real beauty of this game right now. With no high level Organized Play yet, we’re all just folks sitting around the kitchen table playing with our friends and having fun. It’s that environment where the work of a small group in some remote (to you) corner of the world can contribute to whatever form your tabletop enjoyment is coming from these days.
The first two sets on the menu are from New Destiny Hungary. Both have been released digitally in the past, but now come to your tabletop to enjoy.
There are some other Fan Card sets coming up shortly as well. The Coruscant Initiative released their set, Eternal Conflict just today and New Destiny Hungary has their set, Edge of the Galaxy coming out soon. We will leverage our print services any way we can in order to bring these cards to your kitchen table for you.
The second set from A Renewed Hope is due out exactly one month from today, so it’s time to start thinking about our next set of physical cards. This set is packed with amazing goodness, so get in line as quickly as you can to get your cards and dice printed. Sets will be fulfilled in first come, first served order.
The spreadsheet for the Build-Your-Own-Team characters has been down for awhile. In doing some work to incorporate the new ARH sets into my master spreadsheet, I broke the script that keeps that page fresh. It’s been on my list for a while to fix, and I finally got to it today. Now, the script does a bit more to figure out things on its own so that me changing bits around in the master spreadsheet won’t confuse it.
While I was at it, I applied the same fix to my buy list script, so that’s back up and available as well. If you’ve got a handful of cards you want to trade it, take a look and see what I can give you for them.
Finally, I eliminated the Standard option of the BYOT decks since Standard has rotated and moved to partially A Renewed Hope cards. I’m considering using those in premade decks, but I haven’t pulled the trigger yet.
Also, I’m toying with the idea of putting Legendaries up for the BYOT decks. Those would be a little more expensive, but I’ve got an increasing stock of Legendaries that would love to find home.
While I normally carry these, I’m not allowed to advertise them or even show you the price unless we’re in a very specified window as defined by Asmodee. We just happen to be in that time right now! So, check it out!
I carry packs of newer Destiny cards that are $1 each. These packs are GUARANTEED to not have any Legendaries*, but they will be chock full of valuable rares, uncommons, and commons. (yes, there are valuable commons).
Right now I have a veritable barn full of packs from Convergence and Covert Missions just waiting to be cracked and added to collections (or used to insulate your house, once they’re yours I don’t care what you do with them).
Click on the packs below to scoop up yours!
Ahsoka Tano – Brash Prodigy
Wat Tambor – Techno Union Foreman
Watto – Stubborn Gambler
It Binds All Things
A Sinister Peace
Measure for Measure
Boba Fett’s Wrist Laser
Imperial Death Trooper
Kanan Jarrus – Jedi Exile
Kanan Jarrus’ Lightsaber
Kragan Gorr – Pirate Captain
Luke Skywalker – Red Five
Snoke’s Praetorian Guard
Death Star Plans
Destroy the Death Star
Face the Enemy
Legacy of the Sith
Rule of Two
Viper Probe Droid
Jawa Junk Dealer
Run to Safety
*These packs are ones leftover from boxes I’ve opened after pulling six Legendaries from that box.
With the announcement of X-Wing moving to Atomic Mass Games, it seems that FFG has decided it’s time for all ships in the pipeline to arrive. Välkommen many of the new X-Wing ships!
As normal, everything, including all just released expansions, are 20% off of MSRP, as cheap as they will let me make them. That means big savings on the same ships you’d pick up elsewhere, like, one fifth of all the dollars you spend going back in never leaving your pocket!
As the Clone Wars takes its toll on the ranks of the Jedi Order, those that remain must assume even greater responsibilities in the Grand Army of the Republic. The Eta-2 Actis-class Interceptor, developed by Kuat Systems Engineering, is stripped down so that battle-hardened Jedi pilots can get the most out of its agile frame.
This expansion puts one of these agile ships as well as a Syliure-class Hyperspace Ring in your hands. Featuring intuitive controls and blazing speed, this ship is the perfect way for its Jedi pilots to use their unique abilities in the midst of space combat. Six ship cards allow you to choose from some of the galaxy’s most notable Jedi Knights to fly it into battle.
Meanwhile, six upgrade cards invite you to customize the ship with a new astromech, additional Force abilities, and more. Finally, the hyperspace ring completely changes how the ship is placed and can also be used with your Delta-7 Aethersprite and Nimbus-class V-wing starfighters!
The Kuat Systems Engineering Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing is the vessel of choice for the Galactic Republic’s clone and non-clone starfighter pilots alike. This nimble craft is fielded in various configurations for specialized tasks. The techniques pioneered to mass-produce its precision ion engines will later be crucial in the development of the TIE series by Sienar Fleet Systems.
Sporting impressive speed, the V-wing is ideally suited for many missions critical to the future of the Republic, including protecting Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s personal shuttle. The Nimbus-class V-Wing Expansion Pack contains everything you need to incorporate one of these versatile starfighers into your Galactic Republic squadrons, including a beautifully pre-painted miniature and six ship cards that allow you to hand pick your pilot from elite clones and aspiring Republic officers like Wilhuff Tarkin. Meanwhile, seven upgrade cards give you the freedom to customize your ship with new astromechs, two different configurations that completely reshape how the ship plays, and more!
Designed by the Colicoid Creation Nest and manufactured by Phlac-Arphocc Automata Industries, the heuristic processers of Droid Tri-Fighters allow these deadly ships to analyze and adapt to enemy tactics in-flight. Deployed late in the Clone Wars, these aggressive starfighters, and the destructive buzz droids they carry, pose a serious threat to even veteran Jedi pilots.
Droid Tri-Fighters represent the next step in Separatist starfighter strategy and within this expansion you’ll find everything you need to add one of these aggressive droids to your Separatist squadrons, beginning with a beautifully detailed, pre-painted Droid Tri-Fighter miniature.
This miniature is accompanied by six ship cards inviting you to choose a specific set of programming for it. Your droid can be further customized with seven upgrade cards that give you the freedom to reprogram it to be more independent in battle, outfit it with an intercept booster that rockets it into the fray, and more!
A bounty hunter is only as good as their ship. Originally produced for law enforcement purposes by Kuat Systems Engineering, the Firespray-class patrol craft is also a favorite of bounty hunters like Jango Fett, who use its robust chassis to add their own weaponry and modifications. Fett’s reputation as one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy is partially thanks to the fearsome Slave I, which he uses to hunt his marks and, if they won’t come quietly, bring them down on the spot.
This expansion pack invites you to put your personal touch on your own Firespray-class patrol craft painted in the colors of Jango Fett’s Slave I. In addition to the miniature, you’ll also find four ship cards in this expansion, including the infamous Jango Fett himself. These bounty hunters, mercenaries, and rogues are accompanied by 13 upgrade cards that let you customize your ship to fit your strategy, including several that can be used in both Separatist and Scum squadrons.
The spark of hope has ignited! Now, the Resistance rises to meet the First Order, seeking to break its tyrannical hold over the galaxy!
This Squadron Pack includes iconic heroes such as Poe Dameron and Temmin “Snap” Wexley, featuring new abilities based on their appearance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. These brave pilots launch into battle in two T-70 X-wing starfighters featuring updated paint schemes and they are joined by even more new Resistance pilots flying an RZ-2 A-wing with an updated paint scheme.
All told, you’ll find 10 T-70 X-wing ship cards and 6 RZ-2 A-wing ship cards in this expansion, giving you even more pilots to choose from. Additionally, 25 upgrade cards invite you to further customize your Resistance squadrons, while five Quick Build cards help you get these pilots and upgrades into the fight as fast as possible with convenient preset selections.
The TIE/rb Heavy is one of the largest TIE variants produced for the Galactic Empire and is often assigned to patrol routes where it is expected to fight without the support of a carrier or escorts. Thanks to its robust armor, swiveling laser cannons, and integrated MGK-300-series droid intelligence, this vessel lives up to its nickname: the “Brute.”
The TIE/rb Heavy Expansion Pack includes everything you need to add one of these imposing ships to your Galactic Empire squadrons, beginning with a beautifully detailed, pre-painted miniature and a medium plastic base. Four ship cards give you the freedom to choose your pilot, while 12 upgrade cards invite you to customize your ship to fir your needs. Finally, two Quick Build cards offer helpful combinations of pilots and upgrades to get you into the fight right away.
It has come to my attention that some of the early Faltering Allegiances sticker packs that were sent out may have an error where the vinyl sticker is not cut deeply enough. I am happy to replace any stickers that are not functional, but mailing a set of stickers will delay you from getting started with Faltering Allegiances.
This problem is limited to a small number of sets and has been completely corrected in later shipments. Most people will not experience any trouble, but I wanted to jump out ahead of the problem before it became an issue. I like to proactively take care of people where I can.
If your stickers are feeling feisty about letting go of the rest of the sheet, there are a few things you can try to convince them that they will be happier living in their new home on the side of a die.
First, and this has worked for me an extremely high percentage of the time as I put stickers on myself, keep trying. If one side doesn’t let go, spin the page and keep looking. There is almost always a bit that is cut all the way through, and the rest of it is scored well enough to tear off perfectly.
If that doesn’t work, try reverse peeling the sticker. The entire top layer of the page is made of sticker material, so peeling that away while pressing down on the sticker itself will almost always induce a separation between the sticker and the rest of the page. Once that gets started, you should be able to peel the sticker off normally.
For the truly stubborn ones, I’ve had success using scissors to cut to the scoreline on the sticker. If you peel the sheet back and the sticker just won’t let go, try cutting the top layer from an edge right to the edge of the sticker and then peeling along the score. This one in particular requires sharp eyes and a steady hand to make sure you don’t cut into the sticker itself, so I won’t hold it against you if this one is too tough to pull off.
Finally, if there are stickers that just refuse to come out gracefully, peel off the ones you can and send me a list (email@example.com) of the ones that didn’t work. I can create you a custom sheet of those and get it into the mail to you. That will let you play with at least most of the dice while you wait on me to correct my mistake.
Now that my sets of cards have begun rolling in, our playsets of Faltering Allegiances are headed out the door, wending their way through the postal system to arrive at your door. The majority of my early preorders have left the premises, and the remainder are packaged and ready to head out in the morning.
For anyone who ordered on 10/28 or later, there will be a slight delay as I’m waiting on a restock of dice. I ordered what I thought at the time was a large order of dice. Then you guys wiped me out and I ordered it again. I’ve got a load of dice coming in that should hold me over through the set 12 (if the weight of it doesn’t break the FedEx truck or crash through my office floor and into my dining room), so there should be no more delays.
For our concierge customers, please be patient. Your dice and cards have already been set aside and will not suffer from this delay. It just takes time to affix that many stickers to that many dice without error.