Star Wars Destiny: Convergence Boosters

Fantasy Flight Games will release two new starters and a new booster for its Star Wars: Destiny card and dice game in Q1 2019.

A new block of sets launches with Convergence, and the 180-card booster introduces new themes and a new card type. Character subtypes including Jedi, trooper, and leader will be an important focus; and more emphasis will be placed on plots and downgrades to hinder foes.  The mirror opposite of upgrades, downgrades attach to opponent characters and have negative effects on them, like health reduction, a bounty on their heads, or a mental attack with Force Abilities.  The set includes new versions of Emperor Palpatine, Jabba the Hutt, Captain Phasma, and Mace Windu.  MSRP is $2.99/pack.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi Starter Set lets players use General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Duchess Satine Kryze to fight the Separatist Army during the Clone Wars.  It includes 24 cards and 9 dice. MSRP is $14.95.

The General Grievous Starter Set focuses on the Clone Wars from the perspective of General Grievous and two Commando Droids as they battle the Old Republic.  It includes 24 cards and 9 dice. MSRP is $14.95.

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42007/star-wars-destiny-convergence-booster

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Hasbro enters the Parks business

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42041/hasbro-enters-parks-business

Hasbro is getting into the theme park business with plans for a Hasbro-themed indoor water park and family resort to be built under a licensing agreement with Imagine Resorts and Hotels, the companies announced.  Imagine will co-conceptualize, create, build, and operate the resort, which will include themed hotel rooms, an indoor water park, themed entertainment and food and beverage offerings, all tied to Hasbro brands.

The Hasbro brands involved include game brands Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, and Candy Land; and toy brands My Little Pony, Nerf, Mr. Potato Head, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and others.

Imagine Resorts and Hotels, based in Madison, Wisconsin, was co-founded by Bruce Neviaser, co-founder and chairman of Great Lakes Companies, which launched and ran Great Wolf Resorts, the largest owner, operator, and developer of indoor waterpark resorts.

 

“Hasbro is the ideal partner for our new endeavor,” Neviaser said.  “Its family-friendly, globally-relevant brands provide us with an amazing palette to work with as we create the ultimate vacation resort for families and fans.”

“We are thrilled to work with Imagine’s deeply experienced leadership to bring Hasbro brands to life in exciting new ways,” Hasbro SVP Consumer Products Casey Collins said.  “Our goal is to bring engaging brand experiences to audiences everywhere and we are confident that Imagine’s new resort and water park will provide families with a memorable, one of a kind experience.”

This  is the second hospitality licensing deal Hasbro has announced in the past month; the company announced a licensed chain of “family entertainment centers” a few weeks back

Ravnica Allegiance: Booster Box, Packs Pre Realase pack and More…

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42093/preview-magic-the-gathering-ravnica-allegiance

Wizards of the Coast has revealed artwork for the Magic:  The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance products, releasing in January.

The releases for Ravnica Allegiance will include Booster PacksBooster BundlesDeck Builder’s ToolkitsPrerelease Packs, and Planeswalker Decks.

The Open House for Ravnica Allegiance is January 12, followed by a Prerelease on the 19th, the main release on January 25, and a Draft Weekend on the 26th and Magic League on the 28th.  In February, a Standard Showdown is scheduled for the 3rd, leading into the Ravnica Weekend event on February 16.

Key dates for the release are:

January 12:  Open House
January 19:  Prerelease
January 25:  Release day
January 26:  Draft Weekend
January 28:  Magic League
February 3:  Standard Showdown
February 16:  Ravnica Weekend

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Power

We are excited to share some information about an upcoming product release from Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME:

Launching Friday, April 5, Duel Power celebrates Spring 2019 by rolling together a new 100-card Ultra Rare booster set alongside new Ultra Rare variant artwork of every Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series ace monster (from Dark Magician to Decode Talker), and a new double-sided Gameboard celebrating Yu-Gi-Oh!’s history.

Duel Power Fact Sheet:

Duel Power celebrates Spring 2019 by rolling together a new 100-card Ultra Rare booster set (including 40 brand-new cards) alongside new Ultra Rare variant artwork of every Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series ace monster (from Dark Magician to Decode Talker), and a new double-sided Gameboard celebrating Yu-Gi-Oh!’s history.

Each box of Duel Power contains 6 new Duel Power booster packs with 5 Ultra Rare cards per pack. Duel Power’s booster set includes 40 new cards and 60 hot reprints, including the 4 popular “discard” effect monsters (from Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit to Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion); popular Spells and Traps like Infinite Impermanence, Card of Demise, and Evenly Matched; Link Monsters from Borreload Dragon to Trickstar Holly Angel; and out-of-print cards like Naturia Beast, High Priestess of Prophecy, and 2015’s “Nekroz” Ritual Monsters.

Duel Power’s new cards span the whole history of Yu-Gi-Oh! by revisiting the main monsters from each anime series’ history. Start with powered-up versions of your Dark Magician like Magician of Chaos (a new Dark Magician Ritual Monster). Use Cyber Dragon Nachster to power up your most famous Machines from the GX era. Revisit high-speed Duel Wheeling from 5D’s with the brand-new Synchro Monster Signal Warrior. Flood your field with Xyz Materials using the new Zexal-themed Utopic Onomatopeia and Xyz Summon Number 39: Utopia Double. Pump up your ARC-V Pendulum Deck with Odd-Eyes Advance Dragon to burn your opponent’s Life Points and Summon back more monsters. And finally, for the latest anime series, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Decks get new cards like Gouki Cage Match, Trickstar Foxglove Witch, and Booster Dragon.

Besides new cards for Decks directly seen on TV, Duel Power also provides new cards for favorites old AND new from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG tournament scene, like Platinum Gadget,Thunder Dragon Thunderstormech, Beat Cop from the Underworld, Hieratic Seal of the Heavenly Spheres, Aromaseraphy Jasmine, Security Dragon, and Crowley, the First Propheseer.

No matter which Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series is your favorite, Duel Power has something for you. And the more of it you like, the more you’ll find in this special commemorative booster set!

Each Duel Power box contains:

6 Duel Power booster packs, each with 5 Ultra Rare cards per pack
6 new Ultra Rare variant art cards, showing off new art versions of the main monsters from each Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series (Dark Magician, Elemental HERO Neos, Stardust Dragon, Number 39: Utopia, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, and Decode Talker)
and 1 Gameboard.

Source: https://ygorganization.com/theyvegotaduelpowerandaforce/

Yu-Gi-Oh! Infinity Chasers

Konami Digital Entertainment has shared information on Yu-Gi-Oh! – The Infinity Chasers, a all-foil booster set that introduces three new gameplay strategies. The booster releases on March 22.

The 60-card Infinity Chasers booster will include 40 Super Rares and 20 Secret Rares. It introduces three new strategies for Duelists to employ. One strategy has Duelists command a fleet of industrial-strength Machine monsters which can be linked side by side or stacked on top of each other, or both. Summoning options are wide open when using these Machines, so players should keep Xyz Monsters in reserve, because they may be useful in a new way.

Magic may be the answer for creating another powerful deck. Although initially defensive, this Spellcaster heavy strategy is built around creating the perfect hand and field, and then unleashing its full power on opponents.

If utilizing elements of evil is in the cards, this booster may be a powerful weapon. The combatants from the third strategy draw their power from an unfathomable evil source that could consume them at any time

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41979/yu-gi-oh-the-infinity-chasers

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duels first Booster

Konami Digital Entertainment will release Arena of Lost Souls, the first booster for its Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Speed Duel on March 29.

The Speed Dueling format for Yu-Gi-Oh! will launch on January 25 (see “New Details, Pic for ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Speed Dueling Launch”). Speed Duel – Arena of Lost Souls adds 50 new cards : 45 new-to-Speed Duel cards and 5 Skill cards. The booster includes 34 Commons, 8 Super Rares, and 8 Ultra Rares.

Yugi gets a new Skill that allows him to harness the Royal Knights. Ishizu will get a new Skill and some new tools to support the Gravekeeper’s strategy. A new character will also be introduced in this booster – Bonz – the original master of Zombies. He will add 3 new Skill cards to harness his strategy.

New ‘Lost Art Promotion’ from Yu-Gi-Oh!

Konami will be offering a new Lost Art Promotion next year to give players a chance to get a half dozen cards with artwork never before available outside of Asia.
Like the 2018 Lost Art Promotion (see “‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ ‘Lost Art Promotion’”), a different Lost Art card will be available each month, only through Official Tournament Stores. To be eligible, customers must purchase at least $30 worth of sealed Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products, which will award them one free Lost Art Promotion card.

The promotion will be split into two three-month segments: January-March, and June-August. The six cards that make up the promo were all part of Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game releases in Asia, from as many as 18 years ago:

Ring of Destruction
Call of the Haunted
Dark Ruler Ha Des
Lesser Fiend
Skill Drain
Soul Drain

This is the first time that these cards will be made available to the rest of the world with the original Asian art. The promotion will kick off with Ring of Destruction in January.

Supplies of the Lost Art Promotion cards will be limited, and they will be available only while supplies last.

 

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42049/a-new-lost-art-promotion-yu-gi-oh