Eagerly awaiting my X-Wing copy! So, I was just thinking it could be nice to see a future expansion that features a campaign of sorts.
I think you could make a campaign in several ways. You could make a rebel and an imperial campaign separately. Even better, you could make a campaign which features missions for both sides. To spice it up even further, the outcome of the missions would determine the course of the campaign.
You could even add in an upgrade system. Let's say you start with 30 points and just one ship type with no option for upgrades or special characters (or special characters without abilities for instance). As you play missions, both sides gets xp to spend on increasing fleet size, ship types, upgrades to get, etc. The winner maybe special rewards on top of xp.
For instance a campaign could focus on taking over a critical planet. One mission could be recon for the rebels and imperials avoid their weapons/ships being spotted. Another mission could be 'saving' a rebel ship/pilot from imperial hands (for example Garven Dries) and imperials trying to get Garven to a space base. Each mission could lead to a number of benefits and disadvantages and be a set up for a new mission.
Also you could work with an achievement system, giving minor bonuses to those achieving something. For example, the first nameless ship to kill a character ship. Bonus would be placing a critical hit on that character ship when it's used in a new mission. You could work with a retreat system that allows you to save character ships, but that either gives a bonus to the other side or makes it so some hits carry over. What also could be cool is to add a 'galactic campaign' variant. Where different missions and skirmishes have an impact on a larger scale battle. Each time you play with one of your friends, you post the results somewhere and the campaign is updated. Then depending on the status of the campaign the winning side might get reinforcements or stuff.
I don't know. Just spitballing here. Do you think it's a nice idea/bad idea to make a campaign? Does anybody have any other ideas to add to this? What missions and rules would you like to see? Maybe we can make something for the game as a community.
Well, I'm really excited to play the game!!