Wishing everyone a happy Father’s Day!
Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning…
20 years ago, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was released in theaters, inspiring a new generation to join the Star Wars fandom. The Star Wars Trading Card Game includes several expansions featuring content from the 1999 film. Some of these, like Sith Rising, Jedi Guardians, Scum & Villainy, Smugglers, and Jedi, have a handful of cards from Episode One. The two expansions based entirely on the film are The Phantom Menace and Invasion of Naboo. Both of these sets added a great deal to the game. Wizard’s TPM introduced the highly useful Lucky keyword as well as the first instance of credit counters. ION greatly expanded the Diplomat, Naboo, Gungan, and Trade Federation factions, while also offering a few Mission cards with effects lasting until end of game. This Phantom Menace Mission card from that set operates as a proto-Campaign/Event card. The secret dice roll will be featured prominently in a future expansion where everyone’s favorite bisected-baddie makes a surprise appearance….
Hope everyone has been enjoying Celebration, whether from the livestream or from Chicago! Lots of great trailer reveals and panels. In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menace and The Clone Wars panels, this week’s card is the latest version of Maul. From his appearance in “Twilight of the Apprentice,” Maul (N) excels at Ambushing enemy Characters. He also comes prepared with a powerful Meditate, which allows you to summon him back into play once from your discard pile. He is one of 2 versions of Maul featured in the upcoming Spark of Rebellion set.