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  1. New information available here! A lot of speculation was correct - and there's a nice suprise.
  2. Hey guys, If you find yourself looking to find other players in your area or if you want to assist new players with getting in touch with the local SW gaming community, please support SWCG's Player Locator. It's growing slowly and the more players that are willing to include themselves, the more useful the tool will become. It's a quick and easy form and I'll typically have your information added within 24 hours of submission. I have some ideas for improvements to the map that I'll be implementing in the near future and if anyone else has opinions on how to make it more helpful, please let me know! Mike http://www.swcommonground.com
  3. Hey guys, If you find yourself looking to find other players in your area or if you want to assist new players with getting in touch with the local SW gaming community, please support SWCG's Player Locator. It's growing slowly and the more players that are willing to include themselves, the more useful the tool will become. It's a quick and easy form and I'll typically have your information added within 24 hours of submission. I have some ideas for improvements to the map that I'll be implementing in the near future and if anyone else has opinions on how to make it more helpful, please let me know! Mike http://www.swcommonground.com
  4. My first take on a Dark Side deck utilizing pods from The Search For Skywalker. I've posted it on SWCG if you want to check it out there. OBJECTIVE SETS (10) Jabba's Orders x2 Imperial Command x2 Death and Despayre x2 Take Them Prisoner x2 Deploy The Fleet x2 --- UNITS (28) Weequay Elite x4 Jawa Trading Crawler x2 Devastator x2 Imperial Officer x2 Death Star Trooper x4 Death Squadron Star Destroyer x4 Fleet Navigator x2 Admiral Motti x2 Duty Officer x2 Heavy Stormtrooper Squad x4 ENHANCEMENTS (10) Jabba's Palace x2 Control Room x2 Defense Upgrade x2 Orbital Bombardment x2 Death Squadron Command x2 EVENTS (10) Get Me Solo! x2 Detained x2 Trooper Assault x2 Tear This Ship Apart x2 Admiral's Orders x2 FATE (2) Heat of Battle x2 It's a list I've been mulling over and testing with pretty good luck so far in limited testing. I've been antsy to get away from the Sith Control/Smuggler's Den trends. Quick resource generation and the big ships of the Imperial Navy make this deck tick. You should be able to deploy quickly and get control of the board early. There are 38 Resource Icons available between Objectives, Units, and Enhancements. Dropping capitals shouldn't be a problem. Be sure to ration resources as much as possible for Events (or at least to create the threat of an Event). Take Them Prisoner, Jabba's Orders, Get Me Solo! and Detained are all fun and effective - wise and timely use of the capture mechanic will help immensely against LS mains. I need to mention how much I love Get Me Solo! - I would play two copies if it only allowed me to see my opponent's hand, much less give me an opportunity to capture. Drop Jabba's Palace as soon as you pull it (if you pull it) and drop Defense Upgrade on an already-damaged objective once one is hit. Together they're a nice defensive combo. The obvious weakness of the deck is the Force Struggle. Overcoming this (as with any obstacle in the game) just takes a bit of luck and smart play. Knowing when and how to capture or exhaust your opponent's units is what will keep the Force with the Dark Side. Whether or not you can keep the Force with the DS, there's no shortage of offensive capability to wipe out enough LS objectives to tick the Death Star dial to 12. If the Star Destroyers aren't enough firepower, the deck also has 8 troopers and Trooper Assault/Orbital Bombardment as backup. Don't underestimate the effectiveness of the Weequay Elites. Once you have an opponent's card captured, they're cheap to deploy and great board control pieces. I've been testing this deck with Reconnaisance Mission as an 11th Objective Set - doesn't do much statistically to hurt or slow anything down. The extra Fate cards can be nice. So let me know what you think. Any input and opinions on how to make it stronger would be greatly appreciated. Mike
  5. Are there any regular meetups happening in the Seattle area? I'm going to be visiting for a couple weeks and am hoping to find a place to get some games in. Let me know! Mike
  6. Hey guys, I'm going to be visiting Seattle for a couple of weeks (I live in Chicago) and am hoping to find some SWLCG events that might be happening between the 16th and the 2nd. If there aren't any events going on, any Seattle players having regular meetups? Let me know Thanks, Mike http://swcommonground.com
  7. The interview is now up on the site! Thanks for contributing - a lot of the questions overlapped with ones I had prepared, so I tried to integrate or expand where possible. Check it out here: http://swcommonground.com/2013/04/10/a-chat-with-artist-tony-foti/
  8. I don't collect ad revenue. Any ads on the site are there because I didn't pay WordPress an annual $30 fee to remove them. I paid $18 for the domain hosting and the rest of the blogging service is free. Additionally, in order to run paid advertisements on WordPress it costs $3,750 per month for VIP Hosting services. If you actually think I fronted that kind of money for a card game blog, you should send me articles and decklists out of sheer pity for my poor financial choices in life. You can see the blog is hosted by WordPress at the bottom of any of the site's pages and you can can click on the "Why am I seeing ads?" link near the ads for more info. I also encourage you to read up on WordPress accounts to see that a VIP account is indeed required to collect any advertising revenue. If you still don't believe me, then I'll gladly take the credit for being a savvy internet con artist that preys on the sensibilities of tabletop gamers. I played Star Wars CCG for a number of years and the game thrived, not only because it was a great game with great mechanics, but because community sites existed for players to interact and contribute free content (like decktech.net). I'm just trying to support the games. That being said, anyone willing to submit content for other players to comment on and rate, I encourage it. I've also recenty posted a consolidated album of every FFG-released spoiler for the cards appearing in future expansions. Check it out here! It's not new information, but it's interesting to be able to digest it all at once. Thanks everyone! Mike - swcommonground.com
  9. Hey Everyone, I've contacted one of the artists that does some of the artwork for SWLCG, X-Wing, and Edge of the Empire. He's being incredibly generous and has agreed to do an interview for swcommonground.com. As I compile some questions to ask, I thought I'd check here and see what others in the FFG Star Wars community might want to learn from one of the game illustrators. So if you have any questions you'd like answered, post them here, I'll take a few and mix them into the interview. Thanks!
  10. Quick update: I'll be raffling off an A-Wing or TIE Interceptor (winner's choice) for any accepted content submissions. Send them my way!
  11. Hey Everyone, I'm looking for a willing few that would be interested in contributing some original deck builds and/or strategy articles for a newly launched Star Wars LCG game site. The site is in its infancy so I'm hoping to get the ball rolling quickly and hopefully find some folks that can be regular writers. All I'm looking for is content that is well thought out and well written. Focus should be on the new Force Pack and it's implications on gameplay. Deck lists should have detailed strategy included. You can PM your deck lists and articles or e-mail them to swcommonground@gmail.com. You'll receive full credit for your post and if chosen it'll hit the front page quckly. The site had about 200 hits or so on its first day but I'll need some fresh content from the more seasoned players to keep it up and help it grow. You can check the page out at http://swcommonground.com. Hope to hear from some of you soon! Thanks, Mike
  12. Thanks, guys. I'll continue to make minor adjustments to the site. Added a quick form for the Player Locator to make it slightly more convenient to submit info. Also if anyone would rather submit content via a PM to me on the forums here, that's cool by me. Mike
  13. Hey everyone! I've just launched Common Ground, a blog site for Star Wars LCG and X-Wing driven by community submitted content and discussion. Seeing as it's just getting started, I'm in need of some launch content. I'm looking for articles on general strategy, decks, squadrons, rule clarifications, event reports, reviews - anything as long as it's related to Star Wars LCG or X-Wing. If it's a quality concept, grammar-friendly, (mostly) typo-free, and coherent, I'll post it (you'll receive full credit, of course). Send your submissions to swcommonground@gmail.com. There's no deadline and feel free to contribute as often as you like! Also if you check out the site, consider submitting your info for the Player Locator as well. I'm hoping that eventually it will give everyone a worldwide map view of the FFG Star Wars gaming community. Until then, baby-steps. Thanks! Mike
  14. Hey everyone! I've just launched Common Ground, a blog site for Star Wars LCG and X-Wing driven by community submitted content and discussion. Seeing as it's just getting started, I'm in need of some launch content. I'm looking for articles on general strategy, decks, squadrons, rule clarifications, event reports, reviews - anything as long as it's related to Star Wars LCG or X-Wing. If it's a quality concept, grammar-friendly, (mostly) typo-free, and coherent, I'll post it (you'll receive full credit, of course). Send your submissions to swcommonground@gmail.com. There's no deadline and feel free to contribute as often as you like! Also if you check out the site, consider submitting your info for the Player Locator as well. I'm hoping that eventually it will give everyone a worldwide map view of the FFG Star Wars gaming community. Until then, baby-steps. Thanks! Mike
  15. Galactic Force (1121 W Belmont Ave, on the north side of Chicago) will be hosting Star Wars LCG and X-Wing Gaming Nights beginning this week. Here's the post from their FB page: "Star Wars Game Nights are tentatively slated for Tuesday Febuary 26th, which is when we expect to have the game night kits in hand. However, we encourage people to come in starting next week, on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, to play X-Wing or the Star Wars LCG." They're also hosting a regional event on June 29th for both games as well. I live very close to the store and plan on attending as early as this week if anyone else is interested. Let me know! Mike
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