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Rising from the Bottom
It Binds All Things Is Now Available for STAR WARS (TM): The Card Game
Star Wars: The Card Game | Published 24 July 2014

“I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let the Wookiee win.”
   –C-3PO, Star Wars: A New Hope

It Binds All Things, the fifth Force Pack in the Echoes of the Force cycle for Star Wars™: The Card Game is now available at your local retailer and online through our webstore!

In this Force Pack, the struggle for control of the Force approaches its climax with a host of new units, events, and enhancements for both light side and dark side. On the forest moon of Endor, you’ll find a Jedi version of Leia Organa, and in the skies above, the A-wing pilots of Green Squadron risk their lives for the Rebel Alliance. The Imperial Navy can return to Hoth with Admiral Piett, while the deadly Droid and Bounty Hunter IG-88 attacks your opponent’s units committed to the Force.

But on Tatooine, you’ll find another tale being told in the gladiatorial pits. Only the fiercest and most resilient of beings survive the brutal environment of the pits, and it is there that you’ll uncover additional support for any Wookiees in your deck.

Loyalty for Life

This objective set begins with A Wookiee’s Journey (It Binds All Things, 599), an objective that provides two resources and possesses the restriction, “Smugglers and Spies affiliation only.” The resources provided by the objective help you to amass your units, and you’ll get additional tricks with the Echoes of the Force (It Binds All Things, 500) fate card included in this objective set. By using Echoes of the Force cleverly, you can severely hamper your opponent’s devotion to the Force, keeping yourself firmly in control.

You’ll find another tool to aid a Wookiee’s devotion to the Force in Faithful Companion (It Binds All Things, 603). This card can provide a resource, but it also grants each Wookiee committed to the Force an additional Force icon. Giving your Wookiees extra Force icons only makes them more capable of grabbing control of the Force struggle!

This objective set continues supporting your Wookiees with Heart of a Wookiee (It Binds All Things, 602), an enhancement that grants one of your Wookiees additional resilience in the face of battle. This enhancement enhances a Wookiee unit, giving that unit three extra damage capacity! Added damage capacity can help any Wookiee, but one Wookiee this enhancement complements especially well is Chewbacca (Edge of Darkness, 319). Chewbacca’s ability allows him to deal great amounts of damage to enemy units, but he must be damaged himself to trigger his Reaction. With the Heart of a Wookiee enhancement, Chewbacca’s potential to deal damage to enemy units is more than doubled.

Opponents foolish enough to attack your units may quickly discover the true power of a Wookiee’s anger. Loyal Wookiee (It Binds All Things, 601) possesses a powerful ability that allows you to put the Loyal Wookiee into play for free whenever a unique Character unit you control leaves play. Getting a powerful defensive unit is always a boon, but if you play your cards right, your units don’t even need to be destroyed to trigger the Loyal Wookiee. A card like Heroes and Legends (Heroes and Legends, 496) causes a unique Character to leave play, allowing you to put the Loyal Wookiee into play and still replace the Character due to the objective’s ability.

The final Wookiee you’ll find in this objective set is Lowhhrick (It Binds All Things, 600). Lowhhrick spent many years as a slave in the fighting pits on Tatooine, and the skills he learned there put him in high demand as a bodyguard and enforcer. Lowhhrick’s talents are expressed with his defensive combat icons and the Elite keyword, but Lowhhrick’s true worth lies in his other ability. Lowhhrick grants each Wookiee unit you control a , potentially allowing you to gather a punishing amount of blast damage, especially when combined with objectives like Raise the Stakes (Edge of Darkness, 322) or Across the Anoat Sector (Edge of Darkness, 339). Granting that much blast damage makes any Wookiee a threat that the dark side is forced to deal with.

Battle Alongside the Wookiees

Whether you experience the raw power of a Wookiee warrior, return to Admiral Piett’s assault on Hoth, or test your piloting skill to the max with Green Squadron, you’ll find cards to support your decks in It Binds All Things. Pick up your copy of this Force Pack from your local retailer today!

The characters, starships, and situations of the original Star Wars trilogy come to life in Star Wars: The Card Game, a head-to-head Living Card Game® of tactical combat and strategic planning that allows two players to wage cinematic combats between the light and dark sides of the Force.

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