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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 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 reacted to PhantomFO in Boba Fett Crew   
    It'll be more fitting to put him on a Firespray.
     
    And it's not a missile. It's a two-person Mandalorian Assault Shuttle. They look very similar, though, so I can see why you made the mistake.
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    Shanturin reacted to xanderf in OT: Favorite Star Wars Author/writer   
    Obvious answer is Timothy Zahn.
     
    Star Wars wouldn't be what it is, today, without him.  (Well, okay, what it was yesterday, before Disney..."altered the deal")
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    Shanturin reacted to WonderWAAAGH in Do you say "2-turn" or "hard 2"...   
    "Sexy."
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    Shanturin got a reaction from EvilEd209 in CHALLENGE - How man women in one build?   
    Not really a challange, since it is possible to put all female characters of both factions in 100 pts list. Rebels will use Nera Dantels and Ibtisam in B-wings supported by Jan Ors with Leia crew. Imperials have to use Kath Scarlett with Ysanne Isard, Howlrunner and Echo (if we assume that she's "she") with Mara Jade.
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    Shanturin reacted to Ghost Dancer in Its time to have a three way   
    I've been thinking about this too and have been toying with the idea of creating a 3-way mission with objectives that can prevent ganging up. Each faction has its own objective that isn't just 'destroy everything else'. Need to spend some time on it to come up with some decent ideas.
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    Shanturin reacted to Radzap in How much life is left in X-Wing?   
    All games encounter this problem and X-WingTMG has a lot of its bases already covered for the future.
     
    Running out of ships? That wont really be an issue when the movies start churning out. Sure this wont really please the purists, but crew those old codgers and their dollars (hey, wait, I'm one of those codgers!) The facts are that getting younger players is always critical to keeping any game going and the new movies and other future canon will drag a new generation of victi....er, kiddies into the game where they can grow to be older, poorer codgers like us who remember standing in line for hours for the Episode VI.
     
    Limited design space? The game will be due for a reboot in a few years. It's pretty crowded now, but in two more years this game will be a mess and regardless of the pain of having deprecated game pieces and cards, the public will demand a new version of the game to be released. This 2.0 vers of the game should be full of awesome mechanics that were designed with all the current game's shortcomings in mind and hopefully they will gradually phase in the cheese (Biggs, et al) to keep the design space tidy.
     
    Buying time with the scum? Nah, everything looks like it's on track as long as they are planning a reboot at some future date. 
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    Shanturin reacted to Forgottenlore in Rock, Paper, Scissors (Lizard, Spock)   
    Overly simplistic and valid in only the absolute broadest of senses.
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Syleh Forge in If you are worrying about the future of X-wing   
    That's really well made interview right there! I love how they were dying to spoil us some things knowing full-well they shouldn't

    I'm very excited to see those Scum HWK's they were talking about and also this mysterious StarViper card - hope it's really good, cause that ship costs a lot of credits!

    Also, "Would you ever think you would say >>Expose is a good combo<<?" LOL!

    PS. Fans of TIE Advanced, just have faith!
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    Shanturin got a reaction from chilligan in If you are worrying about the future of X-wing   
    That's really well made interview right there! I love how they were dying to spoil us some things knowing full-well they shouldn't

    I'm very excited to see those Scum HWK's they were talking about and also this mysterious StarViper card - hope it's really good, cause that ship costs a lot of credits!

    Also, "Would you ever think you would say >>Expose is a good combo<<?" LOL!

    PS. Fans of TIE Advanced, just have faith!
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Plainsman in If you are worrying about the future of X-wing   
    That's really well made interview right there! I love how they were dying to spoil us some things knowing full-well they shouldn't

    I'm very excited to see those Scum HWK's they were talking about and also this mysterious StarViper card - hope it's really good, cause that ship costs a lot of credits!

    Also, "Would you ever think you would say >>Expose is a good combo<<?" LOL!

    PS. Fans of TIE Advanced, just have faith!
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    Shanturin reacted to WonderWAAAGH in Imperial HUGE Ships...I'm Calling It.   
    I have no idea what you're talking about. That is an engineering masterpiece.
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Torresse in largest attack dice combo to date   
    Well, that may not be equal to 8 attack dice, but you can combine Proton Rockets/Jan/Opportunist combo with Outmanouver... then just hope fore some nice crits when firing at that poor Lambda/YT-1300
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    Shanturin got a reaction from catachan23 in Imperial HUGE Ships...I'm Calling It.   
    I'd say both Vigil and Gozanti are pretty good guesses for the reason no one mentioned yet - they're both featured in Age of Rebellion beta
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Inksplat in Imperial HUGE Ships...I'm Calling It.   
    I'd say both Vigil and Gozanti are pretty good guesses for the reason no one mentioned yet - they're both featured in Age of Rebellion beta
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    Shanturin got a reaction from Joe Boss Red Seven in Imperial HUGE Ships...I'm Calling It.   
    I'd say both Vigil and Gozanti are pretty good guesses for the reason no one mentioned yet - they're both featured in Age of Rebellion beta
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    Shanturin got a reaction from dmiitrie in Would you buy Wave 5, if not for upgrades?   
    I also never heard about Decimator before, but to be honest - I don't mind it at all. I has one feature that bought me even before I saw his awesome statline. 
     
    It looks imperial.
     
    Just it. It design screams "For the Empire"! and because of it's TIE-ish cockpit it has enough Star Wars design to fit in nicely with the rest of Empire's stuff.
     
    Considering Outrider - it just had to be here, 'nuff said.
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    Shanturin reacted to Vorpal Sword in Are the expansions a bit of a rip off?   
    No.
    This has been another edition of Short Answers to Simple Questions. Tune in next time...
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    Shanturin reacted to z0m4d in Factions   
    Um, no?
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    Shanturin reacted to Bohrdumb in Where in the World are You From?   
    Why does everyone forget Poland?
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    Shanturin reacted to Vorpal Sword in Which pilots, so far, are women/female.   
    I'll give you three guesses where the word "echo" comes from.
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    Shanturin reacted to Pygon in You know you play too much x-wing when...   
    You see a highway sign with a left turn arrow on it and wonder if it's a 1- 2- or 3-turn.
     
    Yes, I did this.
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    Shanturin reacted to dvorm in Favorite missile   
    Best missile? Chardaan refit.
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    Shanturin got a reaction from MajorJuggler in 2014 Regionals results   
    Hey guys, greetings from Poland!

    We had our first Regional Championships in Poznań last sunday Though sadly we didn't reach expected attendance, it was still a lot of fun. A note though: the Rebel Transport wasn't released in our country until friday, and as such all the new pilots and upgrades were not allowed at this event

    Poznań, Poland
    May 18, 2014
    Centrum Gier "Cube"
    Attendance: 16
    Final cut: Top 4 after 5 rounds of Swiss

    Winner: Howlrunner (Determination, Swarm Tactics), Dark Curse, 5x Academy Pilot
    2nd place: Luke (R2-D2, Draw Their Fire), Biggs, 2x Rookie
    3rd place: Han Solo (PTL, Chewbacca, Gunner, Engine Upgrade, Millenium Falcon), Wedge (R2, PTL, Engine Upgrade)
    4th place: Wedge (r2-d2), Chewbacca (Recon Specialist, Millenium Falcon), Rookie
    5th place: Roak Garnet (Blaster Turret, RecSpec, Moldy Crow), 2x Blue Sq. Pilot (Adv. Sensors), Rookie
    6th place: Wedge, Blue Sq. Pilot (Adv. Sensors), 2x Gold Sq. Pilot (Ion)
    7th place: Han (PTL, Gunner, MF), Chewie (Determination)
    8th place: Omicron (Engine Upgrade), Scimitar (Homing Missiles), Avenger, 3x Academy Pilot
    9th place: Howlrunner, Backstabber, 3x Royal Guard
    10th place: 2x Royal Guard (PTL), Howlrunner, Backstabber, Dark Curse
    11th place: Howlrunner (Swarm Tactics), Mauler Mithel (VI), Backstabber, Dark Curse, Night Beast, Winged Gundark
    12th place: Roak Garnet (Ion Cannon Turret), 2x Dagger Sq. Pilot (Adv. Sensors), Blue Sq. Pilot
    13th place: Turr (VI). Howlrunner, 2x Avenger Squadron Pilot, Night Beast
    14th place: Lando (Swarm Tactics, Gunner, Nien Nunb), Green Sq. Pilot (PTL, Homing Missiles), Rookie
    15th place: Wedge (r2-D2, PTL,Stealth), Biggs (R2-F2, Stealth), Dutch (Ion, R6-K6)
    16th place: 3x Royal Guard (PTL), 2x Academy Pilot
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