Red Leader and Gold Leader together make up the Rebel Leader Cards set. These two cards are available from Decipher's Rebel Leader ambassadors through their appearances at card game tournaments, sci-fi conventions, and assorted hobby shops around the world. The cards are also available through occasional special promotions as well as a mail-in offer by Decipher. The basic play advantage is they give players "card economy:" when properly used, Rebel Leader cards let players deploy a piloted starship immediately, enabling them to begin exercising in-game strategies much sooner in a match. They were first produced in the summer of 1996.