Free-to-Play Star Wars: Unlimited Demos Coming to Gen Con 2023

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Free-to-Play Star Wars: Unlimited Demos Coming to Gen Con 2023

JessH

Free-to-Play Star Wars: Unlimited Demos Coming to Gen Con 2023

Gen Con 2023 is offering participants an opportunity to be among the first to demo the Star Wars: Unlimited trading card game, with no fee required.

Star Wars: Unlimited at Gen Con

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The Unlimited FFG Twitter page tweeted out a teaser video of Star Wars: Unlimited this morning, along with a link to sign up for the event.

The video shows various images of famous characters in the Star Wars universe, including Princess Leia, R2-D2, Stormtroopers, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and more.

Underneath the video is the description:

Star Wars: Unlimited demos are coming to Gen Con. You can be one of the first to play the highly anticipated trading card game in the Gen Con event hall.

Gen Con 2023 is the largest and longest-running gaming convention in North America, and will take place in Indianapolis from August 3-6 this year. While most gaming conventions require you to pay to play demos, the Star Wars: Unlimited experience is completely free.

For information on rules and how to play the game, check out our fully detailed rundown here.

Star Wars: Unlimited Trading Card Game

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Gamesradar recently spoke with Star Wars: Unlimited product strategy director Jim Cartwright to get the latest details on the game.

He started off by discussing how many card games try to rely on gimmicks to stand out, and that they wanted to avoid those practices.

Many times, [Fantasy Flight] has tried to disrupt what TCGs mean, or what card games mean. And I think that we wanted to lean into the idea of making a game that, instead of subverting expectations, really kind of leans into what fans want from a card game. We aren’t trying to add complications, like dice, which have been [used in] a couple of the Star Wars card games that have existed in the market. We want to make a traditional deck-building experience in a way that, you know, some of the other games that we’ve done have not. We want to lean into those aspects. So it’s really about, ‘hey, here’s a bunch of cards that you can collect, you can put together in the way that is most fun for you’. And then you get to play out your Star Wars toy box experience.

Cartwright insists the limited play styles, while ironic given the game’s name, are baked in the game’s DNA, and that the learning experience is designed to be accessible for newcomers while simultaneously well-suited for competitive players. The focus is to make the game more intuitive.

It becomes very much the game you want to play as opposed to like, ‘oh, I really wish this mechanic did this instead.’ And I’m sure we’ll get some of that, of course, because everyone’s tastes differ. But for the most part, philosophically, we wanted to lean into the things that, when you looked at [the mechanics], you went, well, that’s what I want to do.

The team has also thought about mixing different eras and art styles for Star Wars: Unlimited, but won’t speak too much on the deck-building part of the game just yet.

We don’t want to pigeonhole ourselves exclusively in eras. I can’t go too much into the details of what that exactly means, [but] there’s a couple of different lenses you can take when looking at Star Wars and its continuity, so we are approaching the content in a way that takes advantage of those lenses in different ways.

Star Wars: Unlimited is targeting a 2024 release, with three additional decks coming per year to keep things fresh.

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