EDITED Feb 28 at 16:00 CST: The tournament rules have been updated. To be tournament legal, decks that include alternate art or alternate language cards must be sleeved using opaque or art sleeves.
“You underestimate the power of the dark side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny.”
–Darth Vader, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Defend yourself from the power of the dark side, or crush the Rebellion once and for all. You can now participate in the galaxy’s greatest conflicts; the official tournament rules (pdf, 829 KB) for Star Wars ™: The Card Game are now available for download!
The game’s developers offer a few words about what you can expect to find in the tournament rules and the updated FAQ.
A Few Words from the Developers
Hello, Star Wars : The Card Game players!
We’re happy today to introduce the tournament rules for use in Organized Play tournaments for Star Wars : The Card Game. Contained in this document are game-specific rules for pairing and scoring matches, tie-break procedures, and the pool of tournament-legal card sets. Also included are guidelines to help tournament organizers run their events.
We have also made a small update to the FAQ. There were some lingering questions that were not entirely resolved in the first version of the FAQ, so we have added a couple of definitions that should help clear up any confusion.
–Nate French and Erik Dahlman, Developers Star Wars : The Card Game
With the release of the official Star Wars : The Card Game tournament rules, fans can now organize and participate in Star Wars : The Card Game tournaments everywhere!
Star Wars : The Card Game Regional Championships
Can you master the Force and win the edge in your key battles?
As you look to participate in your first Star Wars : The Card Game tournament, remember that the 2013 Regional Championship Tournament Season is just around the corner. You can find a tournament venue near you and share your appreciation of the game with some of its most enthusiastic fans!
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.