I was thinking it could be fun to do a 33 point 1-on-1 style dogfight tournament.
2'x2' play area
6 asteroids following the usual rules except that they must be placed at least range 1 away from any side edge and range 2 away from a player's edge.
1 pilot per side
No large ships
In the case of equal piloting skill and even build points, the simultaneous damage rules would extend to the critical damage as well. Otherwise, initiative works as normal.
30 minute matches
Why 33 points instead of let's say 45 points?
Makes builds other than just Wedge, Luke, and Vader, and Maarek viable.
Makes missiles usable, but an expensive gamble.
Reduces the chance of horrific mismatches against and/or never-ending mirror matches involving let's say Luke + R2 + Shield Upgrade + Ellusiveness.
I am running a X-Wing group (Copenhagen X-Wings) and we simply love the idea. We will most likely run a side tournament with the outlines that you've made; we have made the following additions:
Each player comes with 4 list each containing 1 named pilot, max 33 points worth
The list must contain both Rebel and Imperial pilots (1Reb/3Imps,3Reb/1Imp or 2 of each)
The starting rounds will be Swiss style, and for the first 4 matches a list can only be used once
Only players with surviving lists moves on to the next round of elimination matches.
In the elimination matches the player with the highest number of surviving list is paired with the one having fewest lists.
Eliminations goes on until only 1 pilot remains.
We call it "There Can Be Only One!!"
Thx for the idea/inspiration
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