We’ve all won or lost a game on the back of a perfect roll or draw. This form of variance is part of what makes card and dice games so great. They allow players of different skill levels to play on roughly equal terms. Without variance in the game, the better player would win 100% of the time. Despite the dual variance present in Destiny, you will find that the best players continue to find success from week to week and in the large events that have taken place. This is, in part, because of the consistency in their play and in the decks that they play. While I could go on and on about how to become a more consistent player, and I hope to in future articles, this article is focused on the role consistency plays in deck building and in the metagame.
Beginning our 14th straight month of winter this February, we packed up the car and set out across the frozen tundra that is Minnesota and Wisconsin. On the way there I call the hotel to check our reservation. “Sir, it looks like you had 1 room reserved for 8 adults last night.” Uh what? I wasn’t even aware that you could rent 1 single hotel room for 8 adults. We squared that situation and got some Micky D’s and finally arrived.
Portland’s regional event was one of the first glimpses we’ve had of the Legacies meta. It’s worth noting that starter set cards were not legal, but the results are still informative. This article will focus on the deck that placed #1, Hondo Poe.
Legacies is in its honeymoon phase, where everyone is messing around trying out new characters, new cards, etc. Plenty of regionals are around the corner and most competitive players are out there searching for the best deck once Legacies becomes tournament legal. So how do we go about finding that best deck? Keep reading to find out.
This past weekend saw what I think (?) was the biggest regional to date with 85 players showing up at FFG’s event center. The Destiny Council spent quite a lot of time preparing for the event, play testing among ourselves and with a couple others (Luke Magnuson, Rami Chehouri, and Gil Nevils). With a week to go we were quite varied in our deck choices, but as we came down to the wire, the most recent iteration of Qui-Gon Kanan was having such success that everyone ended up running it at the regional.
Why was it having success? Well that’s what I hope to tackle in this article.