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    cleardave got a reaction from thestag in It's Been Some Time Since Our Last Dumpster Fire...   
    ...so let's pour over this semi-related one until the next one rolls around;
    https://twitter.com/FFGOP/status/1079818878090391553
    ...and the ironic follow-up tweet, complete with it's own dumpster fire.
    Shout-out to @Masterchiefspiff for roasting FFGOP's chestnuts on an open fire.  I enjoyed the read.

     
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    cleardave got a reaction from Masterchiefspiff in Farewell post from FFG founder   
    @FrogTrigger
    Respectfully, I think @a1bert was just pointing out that CP's departure was announced quite some time ago.  He was also absent from the last InFlight and I believe at the GenCon 2017 InFlight he did the torch-passing to Navarro.
    I don't think anyone is trying to jump up anyone's behind here with a "gotcha".
    All that is to say that his departure is not exactly breaking news to the public and I'm sure the transition has been working itself out for a while.  Having met the man in person and talked about his journey, I can say that his OG designer-Boardgame presence will be missed in the field, assuming he doesn't appear in the next year at the helm of a Kickstarter for some passion projects he's been back burning for a while.
    The real shocker is that this wasn't brought up in the Extended vs Hyperspace dumpster fire that is currently roaring over on the X-Wing boards, because it would make excellent kindling.
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    cleardave got a reaction from thestag in It's Been Some Time Since Our Last Dumpster Fire...   
    ...so let's pour over this semi-related one until the next one rolls around;
    https://twitter.com/FFGOP/status/1079818878090391553
    ...and the ironic follow-up tweet, complete with it's own dumpster fire.
    Shout-out to @Masterchiefspiff for roasting FFGOP's chestnuts on an open fire.  I enjoyed the read.

     
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    cleardave got a reaction from thestag in It's Been Some Time Since Our Last Dumpster Fire...   
    ...so let's pour over this semi-related one until the next one rolls around;
    https://twitter.com/FFGOP/status/1079818878090391553
    ...and the ironic follow-up tweet, complete with it's own dumpster fire.
    Shout-out to @Masterchiefspiff for roasting FFGOP's chestnuts on an open fire.  I enjoyed the read.

     
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    cleardave got a reaction from thestag in It's Been Some Time Since Our Last Dumpster Fire...   
    ...so let's pour over this semi-related one until the next one rolls around;
    https://twitter.com/FFGOP/status/1079818878090391553
    ...and the ironic follow-up tweet, complete with it's own dumpster fire.
    Shout-out to @Masterchiefspiff for roasting FFGOP's chestnuts on an open fire.  I enjoyed the read.

     
  6. Like
    cleardave got a reaction from thestag in It's Been Some Time Since Our Last Dumpster Fire...   
    ...so let's pour over this semi-related one until the next one rolls around;
    https://twitter.com/FFGOP/status/1079818878090391553
    ...and the ironic follow-up tweet, complete with it's own dumpster fire.
    Shout-out to @Masterchiefspiff for roasting FFGOP's chestnuts on an open fire.  I enjoyed the read.

     
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    cleardave got a reaction from thestag in It's Been Some Time Since Our Last Dumpster Fire...   
    ...so let's pour over this semi-related one until the next one rolls around;
    https://twitter.com/FFGOP/status/1079818878090391553
    ...and the ironic follow-up tweet, complete with it's own dumpster fire.
    Shout-out to @Masterchiefspiff for roasting FFGOP's chestnuts on an open fire.  I enjoyed the read.

     
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    cleardave got a reaction from thestag in It's Been Some Time Since Our Last Dumpster Fire...   
    ...so let's pour over this semi-related one until the next one rolls around;
    https://twitter.com/FFGOP/status/1079818878090391553
    ...and the ironic follow-up tweet, complete with it's own dumpster fire.
    Shout-out to @Masterchiefspiff for roasting FFGOP's chestnuts on an open fire.  I enjoyed the read.

     
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    cleardave got a reaction from subtrendy2 in It's FRIDAY!!!!! Who will we see spoiled today??   
    Unrealistic expectations, I'd imagine 😛
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    cleardave got a reaction from subtrendy2 in It's FRIDAY!!!!! Who will we see spoiled today??   
    Unrealistic expectations, I'd imagine 😛
  11. Haha
    cleardave got a reaction from subtrendy2 in It's FRIDAY!!!!! Who will we see spoiled today??   
    Unrealistic expectations, I'd imagine 😛
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    cleardave got a reaction from Kenseventy in Please give. We can use all we can get...   
    @NeverBetTheFett
    I thought you'd have plenty of salt left over from that time I used C-3P0 to hide my HK so I could jump out and melt your Boba Fett with the God-Hand of Element/Assassinate/Tools.
    There was never more traction on the Toronto streets that winter...
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    cleardave got a reaction from jbudd in Wave 12 Wishlist   
    Perhaps, but much like her "dramatic" unmasking, it's not really of much consequence either way.
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    cleardave got a reaction from King_Balrog in Wave 12 Wishlist   
    @Eddie
    Enfys Nest;
    Special Action: Reveal to your opponent that you're actually a woman.  Act puzzled when nobody cares.  Write a better plot twist next time.
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    cleardave got a reaction from jbudd in Wave 12 Wishlist   
    There, now we can talk like reasonable folks.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Ubul in Are the rear firing arcs used for speeder bikes or AT-ST?   
    For what it's worth, I'd keep the arcs marked in.  It's not going to kill you to future-proof your models against some effect that comes down the line that offers some kind of benefit for attacking vehicles in the side/rear arcs, or something to that effect.
    You don't want to be "that guy" that's on here in a year complaining about how you based over them because you didn't have a need at the time, and now you're going to have to mess up your bases to get the lines back in.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Pedrusko in Imperial assault artwork   
    Advice from someone who at one time may or may not have been involved in that industry; "Legally Distinct" should become a new phrase in your vocabulary.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Wrecker01 in Not enough YT-2000 threads   
    @Hiroshiro
    Couldn't agree more.  They mined all kinds of ships out of those video games from back in the day, with the Gunboat being the most demanded of that fanbase.
    The 2000 would be cool if it was made as an all-in-one box set pack with the 2000 as a cross-faction ship with the Rebel/Scum designs on both sides of each token, so Ace (Rebel) and Ace (Scum) on both sides of the same token.
    The interesting thing would be providing an Andrasta paint job on a Firespray, but I remember FFG saying something about the old alt-paint-scheme ships not being made again.  That doesn't necessarily exclude a NEW alt-paint-scheme though, does it?
    The real kicker would be what they do for an Azzameen family YT-1300; include the pilot cards in the 2000 box or hold it back for the inevitable YT-1300 2.0 edition.  But if they do that, and it's another cross-faction ship, I can see the dumpster fire going off over partisan collectors feeling they "have to" shop outside their faction(s) of choice.
    I'd buy it though.  It's a good relic of a different time in Star Wars fandom, when you could produce an entry in the series that didn't cram in Jedi and lightsabers into everything, whether it made sense or not.  It was just pilots and space battles and felt like really good world-building in that universe.
    I'm still salty that Maarek Stele didn't come with at least 1 Force Point.  He served the Emperor above all others, and even had a fancy tattoo to show for it.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Infinite_Maelstrom in What is “Dark Side”   
    How about something simpler;
    It's fake suspense.  You're sitting in the theatre knowing full well that Carrie Fisher is dead in real life and you're thinking "is this how they write her out?"  It's like Paul Walker in whichever Fast and Furious movie was his last.
    Also, it's ultimately pointless to the story.  You could have achieved the same narrative goal; Leia is wounded in the battle and incapacitated, thereby requiring a less likeable character to take charge and cause tension in the ranks, by just having the command bridge get hit by the TIE's and have her maimed in the wreckage without being sucked out into space and going through all that.
    So, some quick editing of the final movie and you've got the story carrying on exactly the same but without taking people out of the movie with that whole bit.  I think that's kind of the idea of trimming the fat in the editing process, no?
    Now, if her surviving the cold vacuum of space paid off later in the movie somehow, then sure, throw it in there, but it doesn't, so we're back to cutting it out.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Ubul in Are the rear firing arcs used for speeder bikes or AT-ST?   
    For what it's worth, I'd keep the arcs marked in.  It's not going to kill you to future-proof your models against some effect that comes down the line that offers some kind of benefit for attacking vehicles in the side/rear arcs, or something to that effect.
    You don't want to be "that guy" that's on here in a year complaining about how you based over them because you didn't have a need at the time, and now you're going to have to mess up your bases to get the lines back in.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Bitterman in Wave 12 Wishlist   
    I have the same feeling.  An inevitable Endor box marks the beginning of the end.
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    cleardave got a reaction from King_Balrog in Wave 12 Wishlist   
    @Eddie
    Enfys Nest;
    Special Action: Reveal to your opponent that you're actually a woman.  Act puzzled when nobody cares.  Write a better plot twist next time.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Ubul in Are the rear firing arcs used for speeder bikes or AT-ST?   
    For what it's worth, I'd keep the arcs marked in.  It's not going to kill you to future-proof your models against some effect that comes down the line that offers some kind of benefit for attacking vehicles in the side/rear arcs, or something to that effect.
    You don't want to be "that guy" that's on here in a year complaining about how you based over them because you didn't have a need at the time, and now you're going to have to mess up your bases to get the lines back in.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Majushi in Next expansion?   
    Vague announcements that announce they have something to announce at a future date have never been their style.  In a way this is a good thing, as I find the Hollywood practice of announcing trailers which merely announce when the real trailer is coming out to be a bit obnoxious.
    We know from numerous examples of discontinued games they tend to announce the final product and its last appearance at a Premier event, so until you see that, there's always something to look forward to.  The release schedule may not be to everyone's liking, but it's coming.
    Patience, friends, and ask yourself "what would George Michael do?!"
    No, not THAT...the other thing...

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    cleardave got a reaction from Rexler Brath in A real Disney Strong Female Character   
    You're bang-on in that assessment.
    He also didn't just cruise through the whole temple and calmly walk out of there.  What you're seeing is a subtle comedic payoff to the setup of this stoic badass who cruises through the jungle, messes up a dude trying to kill him, walks through all those tarantulas like it ain't $h1t, strolls up to the idol and swaps it out with the bag of sand.
    Then he triggers the various traps and bumbles his way out of there, only to be double crossed by Dr Octopus, narrowly makes it out while outrunning a boulder, only to get the idol jacked by Belloq, then being forced to flee from an angry tribe, only to barely make it to his plane and escape, only to find a filthy snake in his seat.
    I wouldn't call that the actions of a hyper-capable guy.  It sets up that Indy and Belloq are old rivals, and that Indy is a blue-collar, get your hands dirty type, while Belloq is an elite type that would rather get other people to do the heavy lifting for him.
    Later in the movie we get a great Belloq moment where Marion (who is earlier established as a raging alcoholic that can drink a land whale under the table) tries to get Belloq drunk so she can escape.  Plot Twist; the booze is his family label and he's an even bigger drunk then she is!
    We see Indy digging for the Well of Souls while Belloq gets hammered in his tent, only to swoop in and take, yet again, what Indy has worked so hard to acquire.
    In the end, Belloq is defeated by this arrogance, as he is clearly not as respectful of the Ark, or as learned.  You can imagine him as the kind of University professor that is happy to count his tenure money while some schmuck TA's do all his grading, which is most professors, but they're usually doing actual research in something else, not getting drunk while people do the research for them.
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