Qui-Gon Jinn – Geektopia Games

Qui-Gon Jinn

Minor(s): Padawan Obi-Wan

Qui-Gon Jinn and Padawan Obi-Wan was one of the very first custom decks that the fan community made, initially both Moonsylver and PD Mangus made fun decks for this duo, and we used to play those decks with Star Wars Legos as playing pieces. We eventually made our own Qui-Gon using PD Magnus’ BATTLE SPIRIT card, and we play this one about as much as any custom deck we play with because we like both characters.

What does this deck do:  Clears the board of minors.  Puts 2 tough characters on the board.

by Roman F & Ian & Geektopia.  Uses the Battle Spirit card created by PD Magnus for his Kit Fisto deck.

Qui-Gon Jinn
15 HP
16 cards + 3 shared cards
Blue Deck

Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi
13 HP
12 cards + 3 shared cards
Minor Blue+ Deck

Qui-Gon – 6 Talent Cards

A*/D*.  Attack and defense values are equal to the number of cards in the hand of the opponent this card is played against, not including any attack or defense just played.

Play immediately after a die is rolled. You may place that die on any side.

Draw until you have 5 cards in your hand.

Obi-Wan – 3 Talent Cards

A3*/D3*.  *If Obi-Wan is adjacent to Qui-Gon, attack and Defense values are 6.

A8.  Play face up when attacking.  Obi-Wan may move adjacent to any enemy prior to attacking.

Shared cards that either can use – 3 Talent Cards

Move Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan up to 8 spaces each.  Draw a card.

Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan each do 2 damage to each adjacent enemy, and 3 damage to each adjacent minor enemy.

Themes: Teamwork and balance
Path to Victory:  JEDI JUMP + FORCE BLAST, generally wear you down
Strengths: High total HP, strong defense, potentially big attacks, very strong minor
Weaknesses: Potentially mediocre attack power, major has low HP
Strategy: Spread the damage and wear down your foe
Test Level: Very High but QUI-GON’S GAMBLE affecting the die roll is new
Tier: 2

Inspiration: Qui-Gon with Obi-Wan was one of the Epic Duels online community’s first custom decks, and Qui-Gon probably has about as many different decks as anyone, some even pairing him with Jar-Jar.  Remember that Episode III hadn’t even come out yet when the first custom decks were made, and I remember going to a Kinko’s to print out Moon’s custom Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan deck.  We used to play with PD’s Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan deck with Star Wars Legos and believe it or not, the Legos pulled it off pretty well.  We eventually acquired the game The Queen’s Gambit and really just raided it for figures for Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Nute, Droidekas (much better for Epic Duels than the SWM Droidekas), and 2 Padmes, which we modded into Luminaras, and Gungan warriors, which were modded into Kit Fistos.  Neither Moon’s nor PD’s deck ever quite worked for us and we tinkered with some different versions before finally settling on this one.  We took the BATTLE SPIRIT concept from PD’s Kit Fisto deck. It fits Qui better for us and works out better against Maul in that as Maul spends cards, Qui’s power weakens.

Playing Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan are a powerful pair with a lot of staying power. Play a patient game, sitting back and stockpiling, letting your opponent do the same. Qui is at his best when the opponent has a lot of cards, so that he can get the most out of BATTLE SPIRIT. Obi-Wan is one of Geektopia’s strongest minors. Follow JEDI JUMP with another attack or FORCE BLAST. Don’t sweat it if either one dies, you can win with the other, but obviously, your strategy is to spread the damage between them.

Playing against Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: Beware Obi- Wan’s A8 JEDI JUMP, he can get you anywhere on the board. The deck’s weakness is Qui-Gon’s staying power, especially if  you keep your card count low, so use cards early and try not to stockpile. You can also eliminate Obi first but make sure you concentrate on killing one of them, then take your time dealing with the other.

Want more Qui-Gon?

Some of the very first fan-made decks include other versions of Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan, such as those by Brady Severns and Moonslyver.

Mike Maloney’s Qui-Gon & Jar-Jar was selected for the 10-Year Anniversary Set.

It narrowly defeated Scott Hagarty’s Qui-Gon, which has Naboo Guards over Jar-Jar.

In a GenCon Tournament, Roman and Cagey got thumped by Sultan‘s Qui-Gon, which is also very good.

We like ours, too, plus we have Qui-Gon with Dooku.

So you’re spoiled for choice here.





  1. Darth Wolverine says:

    I feel like the effect of Qui-Gon’s Gamble, while useful for moving Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon across the board, is a cool unique effect that’s wasted in this deck. Especially since STANDOFF and JEDI JUMP already make them very mobile already. I think you could build a deck around that whole mechanic (I know both Lando decks use the die in interesting ways.) Just my two cents though.

    • roman says:

      Yeah the Lando-Han deck is our dice-rolling deck, and one of our guys absolutely hates it for that reason. So, we probably won’t do more of those.

      QUI-GON’S GAMBLE was a strange case where the deck was kinda done but we had a remaining slot for a card. It was an attack card for a while but the deck seemed slightly overpowered with it, so we went with this fairly weak (and to your point, redundant) card, which at least emulates Qui-Gon’s actions in the movie.

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