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    Shanturin got a reaction from Formynder4 in Strategic Advisor   
    How come? You know, Kel Dor is just a species, it does not have to be Plo Koon, same way as not all Rodians are Greedo (though they might be greedy - sorry, bad pun) and not all Gungans are Jar Jar (thankfully).

    The one on the art does not even have the usual Plo Koon get-up (neither Jedi robes nor his Clone Wars armor).
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    Shanturin reacted to kmanweiss in Does Armada cost too much?   
    Armada costs more, but It also contains more.  Beyond that, the prices in the long run are virtually the same with X-wing being a little more expensive.
    Armada - core, 1 of each large, 2 of each small/medium/squad (except just 1 of vic/cr90/neb), dice, and CC = 1280 MSRP
    X-wing - 2 core, 1 of each medium, 2 of each small (minus x and tie), dice, and 1 of each epic = $1400 MSRP through wave 7.  X-wing has 6 more waves on top of that.  X-wing tends to release more stuff per year also.
    On top of that, I see more desire to card dig in X-wing.  You want to fly 3 or 4 of something, but need a card in another pack, well, that's $15-$30.  The need and desire to do so in Armada is not as high.  Stopping at 1 of the mediums and only 2 of the smalls REALLY limits your options in X-wing to the point that most people (that I've seen and dealt with face to face) have 2 of the mediums and 3+ of most smalls.  X-wing also has a power creep issue.  New units are just way more powerful for the points compared to older units.  This caused the aces packs to buy more units that also became underpowered in time.  Wave 1 and 2 Armada stuff is still flown regularly.  ****, it's still the staple of most fleets.  Wave 1 X-wing stuff hasn't seen a table in years.
    Sure, the core is more expensive, but you also have a lot more for the money.  The core box of Armada can last for dozens of matches as you mix stuff up and try out different things.  The core box of X-wing is stale in 2 or 3 matches.  Objectives are also a huge benefit for Armada as they add strategy and planning into the mix, where X-wing is simply deathmatch.
    Armada appears to be more expensive due to initial entry price, but due to the amount of content, the slower rollout, the lower dependency on huge numbers, the lower dependency on cards, the lack of power creep, and the increased flexibility of the individual units, Armada is really a better deal and in fact cheaper.
    That appearance of being more expensive certainly hurts it though.  I think the table requirement hurts also.  Few people have room to accommodate that sort of playing area.  Lastly, I think the complexity of it hurts it in comparison to X-wing.  X-wing is easier to get into, learn and understand the basics, and has a lower skill ceiling.  Armada just flat out takes more effort.
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Undeadguy in Rebels dominate the base set?   
    Lol. Today i've attended a board games fair in Poznań, Poland and conducted 6 intro games with core set Armada with inexperienced players on both sides, resulting in 3 rebel and 3 imperial wins. In spare time, I've played two games with my somewhat experienced buddy, resulting, again, in one rebel and one imperial win. 

    If both players are equally experienced, the Armada core set is extremely well balanced. If not, the more experienced wins. It all comes down to good/bad flying
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Tirion in Rebels dominate the base set?   
    Lol. Today i've attended a board games fair in Poznań, Poland and conducted 6 intro games with core set Armada with inexperienced players on both sides, resulting in 3 rebel and 3 imperial wins. In spare time, I've played two games with my somewhat experienced buddy, resulting, again, in one rebel and one imperial win. 

    If both players are equally experienced, the Armada core set is extremely well balanced. If not, the more experienced wins. It all comes down to good/bad flying
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    Shanturin got a reaction from LordBlades in Rebels dominate the base set?   
    Lol. Today i've attended a board games fair in Poznań, Poland and conducted 6 intro games with core set Armada with inexperienced players on both sides, resulting in 3 rebel and 3 imperial wins. In spare time, I've played two games with my somewhat experienced buddy, resulting, again, in one rebel and one imperial win. 

    If both players are equally experienced, the Armada core set is extremely well balanced. If not, the more experienced wins. It all comes down to good/bad flying
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Muelmuel in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Can you imagine Darth Vader being killed by anybody else? I hope so, 'cos you're probably gonna see it multiple times in this game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Ghostofman in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Can you imagine Darth Vader being killed by anybody else? I hope so, 'cos you're probably gonna see it multiple times in this game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Andreu in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Alliance 61st Mobile Infantry. Or just give me Besalisk model with some heavy weapons options, I'll do the rest myself  Also, Saw's Partisans or Wilderness Fighters would be cool.
     
    I wonder if FFG would commit to releasing non-commander character units like Page's Commandos, Derlin's Pathfinders or, on the imperial side, Hand of Judgement, or canonically, Inferno Squad or Scar Squad. That would really add to the flavor of the game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from FlyingAnchors in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Can you imagine Darth Vader being killed by anybody else? I hope so, 'cos you're probably gonna see it multiple times in this game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Ailowynn in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Can you imagine Darth Vader being killed by anybody else? I hope so, 'cos you're probably gonna see it multiple times in this game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Chrisael in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Can you imagine Darth Vader being killed by anybody else? I hope so, 'cos you're probably gonna see it multiple times in this game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from tuco74 in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Can you imagine Darth Vader being killed by anybody else? I hope so, 'cos you're probably gonna see it multiple times in this game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Patteous in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Can you imagine Darth Vader being killed by anybody else? I hope so, 'cos you're probably gonna see it multiple times in this game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from srMontresor in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Can you imagine Darth Vader being killed by anybody else? I hope so, 'cos you're probably gonna see it multiple times in this game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from That Blasted Samophlange in Characters and Units We Want to See in LEGION   
    Alliance 61st Mobile Infantry. Or just give me Besalisk model with some heavy weapons options, I'll do the rest myself  Also, Saw's Partisans or Wilderness Fighters would be cool.
     
    I wonder if FFG would commit to releasing non-commander character units like Page's Commandos, Derlin's Pathfinders or, on the imperial side, Hand of Judgement, or canonically, Inferno Squad or Scar Squad. That would really add to the flavor of the game
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    Shanturin got a reaction from VanorDM in Wave 1   
    Is she? I belive she's not, not even in the expansion. She's only in LCG (once) and in X-Wing (well, ok, like 4 times)

    When it comes to diversifying between factions - I think that Legion will have similar approach to it as Armada: i.e. one will be able to utilize different play styles within both factions (armor heavy, troop heavy, fast-units heavy) yet it will notably differ due to available dice colors, ranges and upgrades. Just as Armada's fighter heavy Sloane list is totally different from fighter heavy Rieakaan Aces or even RhymerSquad. 
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    Shanturin reacted to DonKarnage in Article Predictions. Mostly General Discussion. But there's definately some Predictions scattered throughout.   
    Just make your own card.
    B-wing - unique.
    Roll as many dice as you need to destroy whatever you're shooting at.
    After using this ship in one episode (errr....game), never use or discuss it again.
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    Shanturin reacted to Stay On The Leader in Gonna sound weird but, I don't believe the Meta actually exists. Just a popularity funnel.   
    Metagaming is anytime you use information outside of the rules of the game to affect in-game decisions.
    A really common example is Rock-Paper-Scissors.  So each option you choose has a 1/3rd chance of winning and a 1/3rd chance of losing, right?  So in theory it doesn't matter what you pick.  That's the game.
    But how about I introduce the information that men on average select 'Rock', which is a masculine fist gesture, more commonly than the other two options.  That is information outside of the game that now informs your decision that when you play against a man you should choose 'Paper'.  Now introduce other metagame information, such as the 'Win - Stay, Lose - Shift' theory that people who won with Paper are more likely to choose Paper again next time, while people who lost with Paper are more likely to change their call.
    All that is metagaming.
    Mathematically Rock, Paper and Scissors are all equal.  What changes is that in reality they are NOT equal because other factors prevail.  That's the metagame.  
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    Shanturin reacted to Spider in Gonna sound weird but, I don't believe the Meta actually exists. Just a popularity funnel.   
    It's only fair we ask Majorjuggler for his choice on what shoe you eat. He might be able to use his math wing to work out how long you would need to boil a brogue for before it is somewhat edible.
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    Shanturin reacted to shadeleader in The Real Problem with PS9 Poe Dameron....   
    Prior to the announcement of Heroes of the Rebellion, there were only two ways to qualify for a Pilot Skill of 9.
     
    1. Be a prophesied cyborg Sith Lord who was the only human capable of podracing competitively.
    2. Come from Corellia
     
    That's right. Wedge Antilles. Soontir Fel. Han Solo. Dengar. All Corellians. And while we don't know with any certainty that Talonbane Cobra is Corellian, we don't know that he isn't, either.
     
    But Poe Dameron? Poe Dameron is definitively NOT Corellian. We know Poe Dameron grew up on Yavin IV.
     
    Disney continues to destroy the sanctity of this once-great game.
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    Shanturin got a reaction from John Tenzer in Fly Casual - does it still run?   
    Hi folks!   In recent months X-Wing in my country (Poland, that is) has saw an incredible surge of popularity. Game nights that hosted 8-10 players are now swarming with up to 30 people regularly,and new communites are popping up almost weekly. Mainly it's due to the new movie, the fall of GW systems in Poland* and incredible work done by a few people who dedicated themselves to promote the system. And while having more people to play with is awesome, there are some issues connected with it that are less... joyful.   There is a visible shift in mentality, as more nad more highly competitve, long-time players come to X-wing from other systems. As it grows, the community itself becomes more competitive, win-oriented as opposed to fun-oriented, thus also a little less friendly toward new or casual players. Of course, i'm exaggerating a bit, but better to be safe than sorry   Knowing and noticing this, while also sticking with X-wing from its begginings, I remeber the intiative back on these forums called "Fly Casual", advocated by Doug Kinney and others, promoting good sportsmanship and fun above all. Here comes my question: does anyone know any contact to people who ran that campaign? I wish to promote the same ideals here at my country. I know the part of the camping was printed t-shirts with it's logo and I'd like to ask for permission to use it - becouse frankly, shipping those t-shirts from across the ocean in not so large amounts would make them a bit pricey...   Anyway, do you see similar problems in your communities? How do you deal with them? Any advice or opinion is welcome!   Fly Casual!
    Paul   * - as they say, X-Wing is now the best game with square bases  
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    Shanturin reacted to Sithborg in Fly Casual - does it still run?   
    See, that's an issue with the community. You "need" X to play this ship is the mind set of a competitive gamer. Vader is still very fun with out the stuff from the Raider. 
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    Shanturin reacted to Vorpal Sword in Fly Casual - does it still run?   
    It really wasn't.
    The aim of Fly Casual, back when X-wing was a new game, was to remind people that we're all ambassadors for the game every time we play in public. So we should conduct ourselves in such a way that someone who wanders over would think "hey, that looks like a cool game, and those people are having fun!"
    It doesn't mean you shouldn't know the rules. It doesn't mean you shouldn't hold your opponent to the rules (although it does mean you shouldn't be a jackass about it). It doesn't confer special status on people who prefer non-tournament play, and it doesn't say that you shouldn't play to win. It just means you should strive to be courteous and sportsmanlike--be the kind of player with whom you could shake hands at the end of a game and enjoy the prospect of a rematch in the future.
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    Shanturin got a reaction from heychadwick in Fly Casual - does it still run?   
    Hi folks!   In recent months X-Wing in my country (Poland, that is) has saw an incredible surge of popularity. Game nights that hosted 8-10 players are now swarming with up to 30 people regularly,and new communites are popping up almost weekly. Mainly it's due to the new movie, the fall of GW systems in Poland* and incredible work done by a few people who dedicated themselves to promote the system. And while having more people to play with is awesome, there are some issues connected with it that are less... joyful.   There is a visible shift in mentality, as more nad more highly competitve, long-time players come to X-wing from other systems. As it grows, the community itself becomes more competitive, win-oriented as opposed to fun-oriented, thus also a little less friendly toward new or casual players. Of course, i'm exaggerating a bit, but better to be safe than sorry   Knowing and noticing this, while also sticking with X-wing from its begginings, I remeber the intiative back on these forums called "Fly Casual", advocated by Doug Kinney and others, promoting good sportsmanship and fun above all. Here comes my question: does anyone know any contact to people who ran that campaign? I wish to promote the same ideals here at my country. I know the part of the camping was printed t-shirts with it's logo and I'd like to ask for permission to use it - becouse frankly, shipping those t-shirts from across the ocean in not so large amounts would make them a bit pricey...   Anyway, do you see similar problems in your communities? How do you deal with them? Any advice or opinion is welcome!   Fly Casual!
    Paul   * - as they say, X-Wing is now the best game with square bases  
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    Shanturin got a reaction from delenmast in Fly Casual - does it still run?   
    Hi folks!   In recent months X-Wing in my country (Poland, that is) has saw an incredible surge of popularity. Game nights that hosted 8-10 players are now swarming with up to 30 people regularly,and new communites are popping up almost weekly. Mainly it's due to the new movie, the fall of GW systems in Poland* and incredible work done by a few people who dedicated themselves to promote the system. And while having more people to play with is awesome, there are some issues connected with it that are less... joyful.   There is a visible shift in mentality, as more nad more highly competitve, long-time players come to X-wing from other systems. As it grows, the community itself becomes more competitive, win-oriented as opposed to fun-oriented, thus also a little less friendly toward new or casual players. Of course, i'm exaggerating a bit, but better to be safe than sorry   Knowing and noticing this, while also sticking with X-wing from its begginings, I remeber the intiative back on these forums called "Fly Casual", advocated by Doug Kinney and others, promoting good sportsmanship and fun above all. Here comes my question: does anyone know any contact to people who ran that campaign? I wish to promote the same ideals here at my country. I know the part of the camping was printed t-shirts with it's logo and I'd like to ask for permission to use it - becouse frankly, shipping those t-shirts from across the ocean in not so large amounts would make them a bit pricey...   Anyway, do you see similar problems in your communities? How do you deal with them? Any advice or opinion is welcome!   Fly Casual!
    Paul   * - as they say, X-Wing is now the best game with square bases  
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