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  1. Am I reading the event list for Adepticon 2019 correctly in that there are no Armada events planned? Is this the final event list or will there potentially be more added?
  2. this is a cool idea. How did you actually do this? Programming I assume?
  3. Thanks! I just sort of came up with it on a whim, and it look a life of its own!
  4. I am running a F&D game for my family, ages 6, 8, 12, and 43, and I came up this idea called cinematic events that my kids are enthralled by. At the beginning of an Act (which is usually 1-3 sessions), each player is handed a sealed envelope that says something along the lines of "Open when <insert condition here>" For example, "Open when the auxiliary power kicks in" It's vague enough that they don't know what is going to happen, but specific enough that when the event occurs, it's obvious when to open it. And usually, it culminates in them getting to do something cinematic or cool. In the above example, I was reading some text about how the ship's power died and the auxiliary power came on-line (which caused the player to open the envelope). I didn't stop reading the GM text, which ended with me saying, "And that's when you realize..." And the envelope contained a piece of paper that read: "When the GM says 'And that's when you realize...', finish the sentence out loud to the group with '...It's a Trap!'" Since this immediately jumped into a starship dramatic combat scene, you can imagine everyone thought this was a hoot and a great nod to the genre. The point of this lengthy post is I am looking for more ideas for classic Star Wars stuff that will lend itself well to these cinematic events. What should be in a future envelope? What phrases can players use? Or what other things can go into these envelopes? For example, I've had blurred photos for visions that PC's get. Any ideas, including props, are welcome.
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    Luke's "Droopy" lightsaber

    LTP? Can you spell that out for me? Thanks!
  6. My model of Luke Skywalker from the core set has a slight droop to its lightsaber. I've gently tried bending it back, but the plastic doesn't want to hold the new position. Any ideas to get it back to straight? I'm used to working with metal or resin models, so my experience with plastic is minimal.
  7. I've spent the better part of the day trying to find the answer to this, so I apologize if my search-fu is weak, but.... Being a seasoned miniature gamer, I'm used to army-scale movement being a particular distance in inches (or centimeters), not a movement template / device. So my question involves moving around a fixed piece of impassible terrain. For other games (like PP, GW, etc), you typically move a certain number of inches (e.g. 8 inches) and bend the tape measure around a terrain piece, causing the joint in the tape measure to bend around the terrain piece as needed. For Legion, the joint is fixed based on the movement device. So if a miniature needs to move around a terrain piece (for example, a building with 90 degree corners), but the joint occurs BEFORE the corner, how does the miniature move around the corner? My interpretation of the rule is to raise the movement device above the terrain, and bend it accordingly, and the miniature is placed at the end of the movement device. This would garner it extra distance compared to the "bend the tape measure around the corner rule" as the movement device is actually cutting through (albeit above) the terrain piece. Thanks for any clarification in advance.
  8. For someone who is trying to gauge whether to attend Adepticon for a single day (and has never gone), is there a place for players to play casual games, or is it only the tournament (Thursday and Saturday)? If the latter, then how onerous would it be for a casual player to come to? Meaning, "I am not looking to successfully win, but I would like to play and have a good time." I am familiar with the tournament rules, etc, but just want to get some game in more than anything.
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    Disappointed with Mini Size

    Well, I'm not sure this is an actual answer, but I would say you don't want to fault a company for "encouraging customers to buy of their products." Certainly they are going to do that. But probably a better way of describing it is that you want a company to produce products where customers WANT to spend that money and are HAPPY about doing it. Truth: FFG is in the business to make money. But they also, I assume, want to make excellent products that make customers happy to come to them and return many times to do so. So, I suspect it is probably a little of both, and I think that's okay. I would suspect it is less malicious than simple bleeding their customer's wallets.
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    Scale and Vehicles

    My biggest curiosity is which vehicles can we realistically see in SW: Legion? I see the AT-RT and the speeder bikes, but can we expect Snow Speeders, AT-ST's, or other similar ground vehicles; are those simply too big? And a follow up question, for some of those bigger models, like AT-ST's, will FFG "scale down" the models similar to what they did with the Millennium Falcon in X-wing, in order to get them to be playable pieces in this line? I was really hoping for an game where I could field an AT-AT, but considering this is heroic scale (34mm), I cannot imagine that happening with this game
  11. Thanks for clearing that up!
  12. Ok, I realize this is probably a totally stupid question, but walk me through how Leia's commander card works. Am I getting this correct using the following example: 1. I reveal a command dial that shows "Concentrate Fire Power". 2. Leia's ability makes this count as if I BOTH revealed Concentrate Fire Power on the dial (because I did so) AND have a (non-existant) Concentrate Fire Power Token to spend on that activation? I guess where I am confused is in the ability wording: I assume the ability doe NOT replace the revealed dial to a non-existant token effect? That does not make sense, obviously. So I am assuming it counts as both a dial reveal and a spent token, correct?
  13. Not sure if this should go into the Beginner Game forum, but I just started a F&D:BG adventure with my (young) kids and it is going over great. I know that starship combat is something they want, but I really want to try and use the Beginner Game rules as much as possible for the younglings. My question is: Does the core rulebook allow for Starship combat? Because if it does, I want to also know: Is it easy enough to simplify any uber-complex rules to make it fit a little closer into the Beginner Game complexity without losing a lot of theme?
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    GripMat Review (Summer 2016 version)

    All: I have edited my original post as requested. Dimensions are there along with links to photos of the two mats. I apologize I did not directly embed the photos; my forum-posting skills are not as crisp as they used to be. Still, I think you can get a conclusion based on what is there.
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    GripMat Review (Summer 2016 version)

    It did not even occur to me to measure the mat. I will do this when I get home / get a chance (give me a day or so; we're remodeling a bathroom and so it may not be tonight), and post an update on this thread. Admittedly, I am a casual player, but I can fully appreciate how important it is from a tournament / competitive scene; my main mini game is Warmachine, and a 1/2" can make a huge difference, so Thraug is right: having a mat be as accurate as possible is key. I should be able to get some photos uploaded, assuming FFG's forums are like any other forum in this manner (as you can see, I'm sort of a new poster here). It'll be iPhone photos, so I cannot promise anything stellar ("stellar": see what I did there?), but I'll try and get some representative shots for the group.
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