What is Champions of the Galaxy?

Champions of the Galaxy is a card game combining sci-fi and wrestling into an all-action game! It’s Marvel Comics meets the WWE! You’ll enter the Future of Wrestling with CotG!

What is the secret of CotG’s success?

We care about our fans! They’re the core of CotG madness! Plus, the Champions of the Galaxy gaming system (it’s the same gaming system used for all our other games) is the greatest ever devised for a wrestling game. After 25+ years of success, it’s proven itself.

Champions of the Galaxy is also the ultimate in escapism. As Tom says, “Champions of the Galaxy is more than just a game, it’s a way of life. The GWF is a very real place to me and those who play.”

When did Champions of the Galaxy go to full color?

Full color playing cards were introduced in the LEGENDS 2125 game edition and they are the coolest playing cards of all time! All the creative splendor of future warriors, aliens, demons, and hot women wrestlers, just burst off the cards! The black and white cards are still cool too and earlier game editions still use these cards, but color cards have been a great step forward!

Can I play alone?

You can play alone or with friends.

What do I receive with my order?

Each game edition contains a pack of wrestler playing cards and a game handbook. The introductory games include everything you’ll need to start your CotG fed, including instruction book, game charts, and dice.

What is the GWF?

GWF stands for Galactic Wrestling Federation. It’s professional wrestling’s incredible federation of the future! You’ll run the GWF as the main promoter and booker. The history of the GWF is described in the introductory game edition.

What is a “Promoter”?

It’s our name for a loyal game player. Our CotG promotes are the greatest fans in the galaxy!

How do I play?

Let’s say you’re playing Champions of the Galaxy and you decide to have a match between Wolf and Thantos. You’ll use each wrestler’s playing card for the match. Let’s say you roll on Wolf’s card and the result is a running clothesline. Next you’ll roll on Thantos’ card to find out how badly Thantos is hurt or whether Thantos counters the move with a move of his own. You’ll have some tough choices during a match! Do you want Wolf to throw Thantos into the ropes or is it safer to throw him into the turnbuckle and try to smash him with a shoulder ram? Do you throw Thantos out of the ring and risk an out-of-control brawl or keep the match in the ring? Do you want a manager or other wrestlers to interfere in the match or hold back? Your choices might decide the outcome! The match is over when Wolf or Thantos wins by pin, disqualification or count out (there is also the chance of a double disqualification). The matches are realistic and move fast in real-time.

Can I play tag team matches and other special matches I see in other wrestling federations?

Yes. Any special match that you see in professional wrestling can be played with Champions of the Galaxy. Rules for several special matches are available with our introductory box sets.

Should game editions be bought in order?

For Champions of the Galaxy, the answer is yes. Each game edition represents a year in GWF (Galactic Wrestling Federation) history. The GWF is a realistic federation, with new wrestlers entering and old wrestlers retiring. Wrestlers even get updated as they age! Game fans find the characters in the GWF to be as real to them as wrestlers in any real federation.

Do I have to use the game storylines or can I make up my own?

You can do anything you want with the Champions of the Galaxy! It’s your federation, promoter! The storylines provided in the game booklets by Tom for CotG are guidelines. Some players follow Tom’s stories religiously and others run their feds in unique ways adding their own personal touch.

Should I buy all the game editions at one time?

It’s up to you. Two advantages are that it costs less to buy them at one time and you’ll have more wrestlers.

How often do new game editions come out?

For Champions of the Galaxy new editions are released every year in July.

Who created the games?

Tom Filsinger created the gaming system and concepts used for Champions of the Galaxy Tom creates and writes all the main CotG game editions and many of the secondary editions like Classics and others. He diligently oversees everything having to do with CotG, a virtual monarch of game universes! Tom has become a celebrity in his own right, penning a book about creativity and gaming called “The Dark Menace of the Universe.” He has partnered with legends such as comic book icon Stan Lee and has worked closely with wrestling legends such as Nikolai Volkoff, Greg Valentine, Ted DiBiase, and King Kong Bundy.

Tom has been lucky to collaborate with some exceptionally talented artists on Champions of the Galaxy. The first game artist was Tom’s friend, Chuck Carter. Chuck drew the original game up to War Games 2093 and is also known for his work on the popular fantasy CD-ROM,Myst. Next was Larry Snelly, who took the artistic reigns from Sudden Death 2094 to Revolution 2097, including tag-team work with Mike Gustovich (of Marvel Comics fame) on Classics 2079. The most prolific Champions of the Galaxy artist is Brian Michael Bendis, one of the biggest names in the comic book field. Brian has worked on everything from Civil War 2099 to CPC 2107 with many Classics editions thrown in for good measure! The current regular COTG artist is Darryl Banks along with colorist Werner Mueck.

When was the Introductory Box Set released?

While Champions of the Galaxy had been around since 1986, the boxed version was released in 1999.