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    kris40k reacted to eilif in On sale   
    Alot of FFG RWM are OOP now.  However there are Mega Discounts from Bezos and company.  There's still a couple of items at retail, but it seems almost asured that RWM is not getting a reprint so this is probably your last chance.   
    Just ordered 4 packs of Outland scouts to fill out my ranks as I move build my RWM Daqan up for other games. 
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    kris40k reacted to gryffindorhouse in I LOVE DEMOCRACY   
    **** off, dude, **** off
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    kris40k reacted to Darth Meanie in I LOVE DEMOCRACY   
    Well, I guess we do agree on that.
    I'm ****ing paying for those things.  I want my taxes to be used help me, not be used for global dominance.
    This moronic attitude that governance is the enemy is why we don't have nice things.  The government needs to work for you, not they other way around.
    And wanting "small government" while paying taxes just pissing away money on a modern-day version of the Danegeld.
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    kris40k reacted to ForrestGrump in Mandalorian strike force   
    Using mandalmotor ships only.  A mandalorian strike force.
    All speed, guts and no room for error 
     
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    kris40k reacted to Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun in Return of Obi-Wan Confirmed   
    Pull at my heart strings why don’t you.
     
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    kris40k reacted to Stormshrug in Future Article Topics (for Max Brooke, former X-Wing Developer)   
    Hey everyone,
    So, I'm sure we've all heard this forum is on its way to the great wayback machine in the sky by this point, but while we still have it, I was curious if there were any topics people would like to see me tackle on my blog (https://www.maxbrooke.com/articles).
    I just put up a new piece with some reflections back on X-Wing (as well as other games), and while writing it, I realized that I should see what folks here would be interested in hearing about. Obviously I can't promise I'll address any specific area. Still, if there are any particular design topics you're interested in hearing my thoughts on, let me know!
    While I'm here, I also wanted to say how appreciative I am of the X-Wing community. You've been a great crowd to meet at conventions, hear from online, and generally interact with over the past five years. I'll miss this place, and I'll probably pop up in other venues where X-Wing is discussed in the future!
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    kris40k got a reaction from Bucho in Delayed Release to Q3 2021   
    It was originally announced for Q2, but looks like it was moved to Q3, including editing the original release article.
    Here is where I copied directly from the article last month.
     
    Pushing it out a few months is a good idea, especially if they can address some of the communities more reasonable concerns.
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    kris40k reacted to Boom Owl in Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast   
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    kris40k got a reaction from FTS Gecko in Well dangit   
    Yeah, the pandemic certainly took an already planned contraction and exacerbated it. Asmodee USA's head had already spoke about a planned reduction of product lines before the pandemic hit, and once it happened, competitive games basically fell off the face of the earth since most social gatherings outside personal bubbles stopped, and in many places, became illegal. Actually trying to run Organized Play events could be almost akin to Prohibition-era speak-easies, so no reason to keep that group around from a larger view. 
    As far as the forums, I've kind of got the feeling that when the decision to move the product lines to AMG came up, someone mentioned, "Okay, what are we going to do with the forums for those games?" and the reply from Asmodee USA was, "What forums? We're paying for forums in 2020?" and here we are.
    I mean, Asmodee USA has shown a complete different ideal to customer service and customer engagement compared to FFG (see the replacement part fiasco), so its not surprising to me that they are shutting down the forums. Its just another sad aspect of Asmodee USA taking a larger control of FFG, no longer allowing it to act autonomously, but viewing FFG and its games as another commodity in its portfolio that it can part and parcel out as it needs. 
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    kris40k reacted to FTS Gecko in Well dangit   
    You're absolutely right, the miniatures / board & card game split was planned a long while back.
    Unfortunately, plans can change, and unfortunately, 2020.
    There were mass layoffs at FFG before COVID-19 became an issue.
    The big, successful and above all licensed products have been handed across to a different studio, again with more layoffs.
    Organised Play has also lost key staff and is all but shut down for the foreseeable future.
    Now the forums are being shut down, not just for the "Star Wars Three", but for all FFG products.
    With normality still a long way off, it isn't take a massive leap of logic to think that Asmodee may be about to have a fire sale, or are otherwise scaling down operations.
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    kris40k got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Well dangit   
    Facebook is something I (with bias) think many are trying to get away from or never step into these days, so while I'm still a member of some FB gaming groups, its not my first choice of places to go.  Discord is fun for engaging chat, but garbage for having long discussions over a period of time; the focus of conversation is too ephemeral to get anything really in depth into a topic from multiple people unless you on a server that conversation moves slowly, in which case most people would consider that a "dead server".  Twitter was a ******* mistake.
    I'm thinking BoardGameGeek is probably the next best place for forum discussions. Their forum system is kinda meh, but supported as that site has a ton of traffic for other games so they keep things running. Amusingly, this move may push people to discover other non-Asmodee/FFG  produced games as they move to a new social gathering spot.  
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    kris40k got a reaction from FTS Gecko in Well dangit   
    Facebook is something I (with bias) think many are trying to get away from or never step into these days, so while I'm still a member of some FB gaming groups, its not my first choice of places to go.  Discord is fun for engaging chat, but garbage for having long discussions over a period of time; the focus of conversation is too ephemeral to get anything really in depth into a topic from multiple people unless you on a server that conversation moves slowly, in which case most people would consider that a "dead server".  Twitter was a ******* mistake.
    I'm thinking BoardGameGeek is probably the next best place for forum discussions. Their forum system is kinda meh, but supported as that site has a ton of traffic for other games so they keep things running. Amusingly, this move may push people to discover other non-Asmodee/FFG  produced games as they move to a new social gathering spot.  
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    kris40k reacted to 5050Saint in Alternative forums   
    For what it is worth, I have messaged AMG. Basically I just asked two things:
    1. I asked that if they could communicate anything with us. Presumably, taking over three games lines is hectic, and they may have some NDAs or need to keep some things confidential. But I simply asked that they communicate anything really, even as small as letting us now when the expect to start making announcements.
    2. I asked for them to consider a forum as a way to foster community.
    I have no expectations, good or bad, on how they will respond, but I figured that it would not hurt to ask. 
    What I can see from AMG is that they do communicate fairly regularly via facebook, twitter, and on their own page which will be nice once they start communicating about our product line.
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    kris40k got a reaction from Managarmr in Well dangit   
    Facebook is something I (with bias) think many are trying to get away from or never step into these days, so while I'm still a member of some FB gaming groups, its not my first choice of places to go.  Discord is fun for engaging chat, but garbage for having long discussions over a period of time; the focus of conversation is too ephemeral to get anything really in depth into a topic from multiple people unless you on a server that conversation moves slowly, in which case most people would consider that a "dead server".  Twitter was a ******* mistake.
    I'm thinking BoardGameGeek is probably the next best place for forum discussions. Their forum system is kinda meh, but supported as that site has a ton of traffic for other games so they keep things running. Amusingly, this move may push people to discover other non-Asmodee/FFG  produced games as they move to a new social gathering spot.  
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    kris40k reacted to Managarmr in BoardGameGeek as alt Forum destination?   
    I could spend for some avatars as well, I have a lot of GeekGold (drop me a message here, with your handle at BBG, and I might contribute). Got all the Gold Both from helping the BBG site keep up by supporting with real money, and from showcasing pics and rule variants, strategy write ups etc.
    So, show your X-wing repaints there and gather GeekGold for your avatar!
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    kris40k reacted to DarthHenryAllen in BoardGameGeek as alt Forum destination?   
    I’ve been on BGG so long I forgot you have to ‘buy’ your avatar there with ‘geek gold’ (earned through contributions, tips, site support, and other means). I should be able to fund avatars for quite a few FFG refugees though. If anyone is interested just drop a note to say hi (or whatever) in this thread: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2564345/ffg-forums-be-shut-down-12021. I’ll keep any eye out for folks without avatars and tip you some gold for one (well, until I run out).
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    kris40k got a reaction from Archangelspiv in Well dangit   
    Facebook is something I (with bias) think many are trying to get away from or never step into these days, so while I'm still a member of some FB gaming groups, its not my first choice of places to go.  Discord is fun for engaging chat, but garbage for having long discussions over a period of time; the focus of conversation is too ephemeral to get anything really in depth into a topic from multiple people unless you on a server that conversation moves slowly, in which case most people would consider that a "dead server".  Twitter was a ******* mistake.
    I'm thinking BoardGameGeek is probably the next best place for forum discussions. Their forum system is kinda meh, but supported as that site has a ton of traffic for other games so they keep things running. Amusingly, this move may push people to discover other non-Asmodee/FFG  produced games as they move to a new social gathering spot.  
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    kris40k reacted to Canopus in BoardGameGeek as alt Forum destination?   
    @DarthHenryAllen Thanks, indeed.
    There is another ...
    When I discovered X-wing, I was lurking the BGG forum before I came here and found that there was much more going on at FFG.   But for almost any single (board) game out there, BGG will remain a safe place to gather.
    The only problem with the boardgamegeek site is that there is a separate page and forum for every single version and expansion.  I'd expect the main discussion to be at https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/252328/star-wars-x-wing-second-edition
    The X-wing traffic there is low, but this need not stay like this.  It's a proper forum, not just a timeline quickly disappearing into the void.
    Just a reminder about the BGG forum sections:
    All Reviews Sessions General Rules Strategy Variants News Crowdfunding Play By Forum Organized Play This should essentially cover the subsections of this forum, right?   There are image and file sections, which already have some content and could carray more (custom cards, repaint images, etc.).  Just in case ...
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    kris40k got a reaction from Gupa-nupa in Well dangit   
    Facebook is something I (with bias) think many are trying to get away from or never step into these days, so while I'm still a member of some FB gaming groups, its not my first choice of places to go.  Discord is fun for engaging chat, but garbage for having long discussions over a period of time; the focus of conversation is too ephemeral to get anything really in depth into a topic from multiple people unless you on a server that conversation moves slowly, in which case most people would consider that a "dead server".  Twitter was a ******* mistake.
    I'm thinking BoardGameGeek is probably the next best place for forum discussions. Their forum system is kinda meh, but supported as that site has a ton of traffic for other games so they keep things running. Amusingly, this move may push people to discover other non-Asmodee/FFG  produced games as they move to a new social gathering spot.  
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    kris40k reacted to GeneralVryth in How much will this hurt?   
    Facebook groups (and really any site that blocks read access to people with accounts only) are never a good replacement for things like forums. Though Facebook in particular is extra bad in that regard.
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    kris40k reacted to Chamberlin in Forums are shutting down, should you care?   
    Board Game Geek (BGG) forums have always had a great Descent community. That's where I'll be going to primarily now for my Descent fix so hopefully I'll see some of you around over there.
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    kris40k reacted to Stay OT Leader in Well dangit   
    Who's scruffy lookin?
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    kris40k got a reaction from Canopus in Well dangit   
    Facebook is something I (with bias) think many are trying to get away from or never step into these days, so while I'm still a member of some FB gaming groups, its not my first choice of places to go.  Discord is fun for engaging chat, but garbage for having long discussions over a period of time; the focus of conversation is too ephemeral to get anything really in depth into a topic from multiple people unless you on a server that conversation moves slowly, in which case most people would consider that a "dead server".  Twitter was a ******* mistake.
    I'm thinking BoardGameGeek is probably the next best place for forum discussions. Their forum system is kinda meh, but supported as that site has a ton of traffic for other games so they keep things running. Amusingly, this move may push people to discover other non-Asmodee/FFG  produced games as they move to a new social gathering spot.  
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    kris40k got a reaction from Hunting Phoenix in Well dangit   
    Facebook is something I (with bias) think many are trying to get away from or never step into these days, so while I'm still a member of some FB gaming groups, its not my first choice of places to go.  Discord is fun for engaging chat, but garbage for having long discussions over a period of time; the focus of conversation is too ephemeral to get anything really in depth into a topic from multiple people unless you on a server that conversation moves slowly, in which case most people would consider that a "dead server".  Twitter was a ******* mistake.
    I'm thinking BoardGameGeek is probably the next best place for forum discussions. Their forum system is kinda meh, but supported as that site has a ton of traffic for other games so they keep things running. Amusingly, this move may push people to discover other non-Asmodee/FFG  produced games as they move to a new social gathering spot.  
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    kris40k reacted to DarthHenryAllen in BoardGameGeek as alt Forum destination?   
    Hi, mostly a lurker here but I’ve enjoyed this community for several years. 
    With this forum going down, does BoardGameGeek make sense as a place to migrate to? There is a dedicated X-Wing 2.0 forum there divided up into rules/variants/news/etc. sub forums: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/252328/star-wars-x-wing-second-edition/forums/0. I think the site also supports adding a wiki page coupled to a game, which could hold ‘important links’ type information.

    Sorry if the answer is obvious. I have never really explored Reddit and discord, maybe I should, but from my little exposure they don’t seem appealing. And I do know I don’t like Facebook as an alternative forum location. So just thought I’d plug BGG since I’m familiar with that one and haven’t heard it brought up much.
     
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