Star Wars: The Card Game: Attack Run Force Pack

“The battle station is heavily shielded and carries a firepower greater than half the star fleet. Its defenses are designed around a direct, large-scale assault. A small one-man fighter should be able to penetrate the outer defense.”
–General Dodonna, Star Wars: A New Hope

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Attack Run , the fourth Force Pack in the Rogue Squadron cycle for Star Wars™ : The Card Game !

With Attack Run , you have the chance to relive the climax of Star Wars: A New Hope as the Rebel Alliance makes its desperate attack on the first Death Star. In this Force Pack, you’ll find new Pilot versions of some of the game’s most iconic characters and their starships, including an Imperial version of Darth Vader with his specialized TIE Advanced, and a Rebel version of Luke Skywalker with Red Five. In addition to these, you’ll find Jedi-faction PilotKeyan Farlander and famed smuggler Platt Okeefe, alongside a new Pilotversion of Boba Fett with Slave I . Attack Run also introduces two copies of a entirely new, highly potent, fate card to be found only within this Force Pack.

Running the Trench

Luke Skywalker’s flight through the trenches of the Death Star, pursued by Darth Vader, marks one of the most memorable moments of the Star Warsmovies. With this objective set, you’ll be able to recreate that cinematic moment as well as the catastrophic damage that Luke dealt to the Empire. The set begins with the Running the Trench ( Attack Run , 772) objective. This objective provides two resources, and it also bears the “Rebel Alliance affiliation only” restriction, limiting the deck combinations in which you can use this highly effective set.

The star of this set is Luke Skywalker ( Attack Run , 773). This version of Luke bears the same combat icons as two of his past versions, but where Luke truly shines is at the controls of aVehicle . Luke has the Pilot (3) keyword, allowing you to play him as an enhancement on a friendly Vehicle by paying three resources. When piloting a ship, Luke has a truly potent Interrupt . Whenever the unit that Luke enhances is focused to strike as an attacker, you may discard the top card of an opponent’s deck. Then, you deal damage equal to the discarded card’s printed Force icons to the engaged objective. Free objective damage is always beneficial, but if you discard a commonly played card like Darth Vader ( Core Set , 35) or Emperor Palpatine ( Core Set , 51), you can destroy an objective in a single hit!

Luke’s Interrupt gains even more efficacy with Use the Force, Luke ( Attack Run , 776). This free event can be played as an Action to look at the top card of any objective deck or command deck and place that card on the bottom of the deck, if you wish. This card has enormous tactical flexibility, and can be used in any number of ways. Whether you’re altering an objective deck to manipulate upcoming objectives, or filtering your opponent’s command deck to find an optimal target for Luke’s ability, this event gives you new levels of control.

Of course, Luke Skywalker needs a ship for his ability to shine, and you’ll find a truly complementary Fighter in this objective set. Red Five ( Attack Run , 774) bears a special ability allows you to assign its objective damage to a participating enemy unit rather than targeting the engaged objective. In some cases, damaging the objective is more important than targeting a specific unit, but if Luke destroyed the targeted objective with his ability, you can make sure Red Five’s objective damage won’t go to waste.

A new, enhancement version ofR2-D2 ( Attack Run , 775) is also found in the Running the Trench objective set. With this card, Luke’s plucky astromech can now fly into battle alongside him. R2-D2 enhances any friendlyVehicle unit, granting the unit the shielding keyword. While theVehicle is piloted, R2-D2 becomes even more effective at keeping your starships safe, allowing you to remove a damage from the enhanced unit after you refresh.

The final card in this objective set is I Have You Now ( Attack Run , 777), one copy of a brand-new fate card included only in Attack Run . This fate card provides only one Force icon to the edge battle, but if you win the edge battle, you may immediately destroy a target participating enemy unit, from a lowly stormtrooper squad to an enormous Star Destroyer. Between I Have You Now and Luke Skywalker, this objective set can pave your way to victory with massive amounts of damage.

Man Your Starfighters

Whether you draw upon the piloting talents of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, or another Pilot included in this Force Pack, you’ll find plenty of powerful new Vehicles and Pilots to include in your decks.

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