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    cleardave got a reaction from Jaric256 in A joy to bring to the table   
    I think in terms of fun, you can't miss with a Rancor in Skirmish.  Just make sure you bring your Weiss token to use in place of the model for half the game when nothing fits on the board.
    As @NeverBetTheFett once roasted me for on a Regionals stream, it's the only way you'll ever see Weiss at an event.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Jaric256 in A joy to bring to the table   
    I think in terms of fun, you can't miss with a Rancor in Skirmish.  Just make sure you bring your Weiss token to use in place of the model for half the game when nothing fits on the board.
    As @NeverBetTheFett once roasted me for on a Regionals stream, it's the only way you'll ever see Weiss at an event.
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    cleardave got a reaction from PanchoX1 in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Perhaps, but it's a shame that all of those opponents that worked hard to build and train their 200pt lists found out that they didn't need to invest any time and money towards their results when they could take one pilot, provided complimentarily by FFG, and achieve a 72-way tie for "champion" at their local Regional.
    It's a tough call, for sure.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Red Castle in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    I definitely did not read the comics, and no disrespect was taken.  I was just going for a layup on AOC
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    cleardave got a reaction from mazz0 in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    She would actually more thematically redistribute the damage cards every turn, whether you could be bothered to line up an attack or not.
    At the end of the match, both players redistribute points destroyed to ensure an equal outcome.
    Something like that.
     
    Maybe provide tournament points to your significant other if they are also playing in the same tournament?
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    cleardave got a reaction from Red Castle in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    I definitely did not read the comics, and no disrespect was taken.  I was just going for a layup on AOC
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    cleardave got a reaction from PanchoX1 in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Probably the connection between AOC and the "Great Destroyer" subtitle of the pilot.  Good luck down there, folks.
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    cleardave got a reaction from PanchoX1 in Man, that Jess Pava HST Alt Art is...   
    Probably the connection between AOC and the "Great Destroyer" subtitle of the pilot.  Good luck down there, folks.
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    cleardave got a reaction from Uninvited Guest in Is now a good time to start with this game?   
    I mean, it was a Yoda reference...
    FIFY
    Also, this is the real testament to IA's worth; the powers that be are doing everything in their power to essentially make the game fail, and yet here we are.  It's like the "Major League" of tabletop games.
    For you millennials and younger on here, Major League is what we used to call "a movie".
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    cleardave got a reaction from Uninvited Guest in Is now a good time to start with this game?   
    I mean, it was a Yoda reference...
    FIFY
    Also, this is the real testament to IA's worth; the powers that be are doing everything in their power to essentially make the game fail, and yet here we are.  It's like the "Major League" of tabletop games.
    For you millennials and younger on here, Major League is what we used to call "a movie".
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    cleardave got a reaction from Uninvited Guest in Is now a good time to start with this game?   
    I can't see this going into a second edition the same way X-Wing did, as far as playing Skirmish goes.  Beyond rebalancing the deployment cards, they'd have to release figure packs and expansion boxes at a pretty aggressive pace to pull that off.
    In terms of a "second edition" for the campaign side, Imperial Assault is basically the fourth edition of Doom (2004), so it would lead one to wonder what major improvements would be made to the campaign side to warrant a whole new edition that would get people to buy in rather than play with what they already have.  The app is the stop-gap there I think, providing the developers with easy ways to tweak deployment groups to be more in-line with whatever the scenario requires.  Much less overhead than releasing all these physical components all over again to a probably underwhelming response in a crowded market of dungeon crawlers.
    It sounds like you are looking at playing the campaign, and potentially solo, so pick up the core and either Jabba's Realm or Hoth as your budget allows, play through the first campaign, then start doing the other 2 campaigns that align with the expansion boxes.  By the time you've played through all of that, you'll have had many 10's of hours of fun game play.  Get a couple of friends together and try running the Core campaign and the Hoth/Jabba campaigns and you'll have doubled your entertainment value without spending an extra cent.
    From there, pick up boxes as you see fit if you have a play group (it only really takes one other person to play the opposite side), and if FFG adds another campaign, make that your next box purchase for sure.
    As for the skirmish side's long term viability from current year, always in motion the future is.  Let's see what they say after Worlds in March.  Maybe when they do their Hyperspace Report this year, it'll actually be about all the Star Wars games and not just an X-Wing ****-off like last year, and we'll hear more.
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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.

     
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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.

     
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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 😛
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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 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 jbudd 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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