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  1. Put me down for 20 quatloos on 2.0, please. One where existing models can still be used with an introductory conversion kit, of some sort, ala Descent 2nd edition.
  2. STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion thread

    On the edge of my seat from a pretty strong finish (though I was getting pretty **** tired of EVERYONE just THROWING Rukh and letting him survive time and time again, and the wolves were a little over-played). Anyway, I'm into it and Ezra's on the bridge and I'm wondering how in all butts are they gonna wrap this up. Then someone starts in about "They just came in from hyperspace! They're destroying the fleet!" I'm literally muttering to my family, "Please-don't-be-space-whales, please-don't-be-space-whales" and then the space whales appeared and I threw up my arms with a mighty howl of "MOTHERF___ER!!!" (to the delight of my twelve year old, who thinks swears (and [male genitalia] jokes) are just THE BEST). Kinda ruined the whole finale for me. Since then I've heard some decent arguments about Ezra's connection to life and whatever, but this was just WAY too out of the blue, deus ex machina for me. I did tear up a little when Ahsoka came back, though...
  3. STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion thread

    True, but the epilogue was post-Jedi, so we don't have an on-screen answer for when she popped out and what she's been up to. I could totally get down with her having taught Luke in between movies (again, with the caveat that it's done well) but that's going to be a harder sell, just because Luke never mentions her and appears to have no idea she exists. And obviously the REAL reason for that is that she didn't exist at the time - I don't mind a bit of hand-waving that sort of thing away, like U-Wings being "a thing" even though we never saw them before R1, but given that there almost HAS TO BE an Obi-Wan movie coming, it would be nice to see her in it.
  4. STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion thread

    You know, if they did it right, I think I could TOTALLY get down with Ahsoka showing up in an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and there being some plot/tension that leads to Obi-Wan telling her to stay away from Luke, for whatever reason. Done right, that could be a lot of fun. As to the rest, it's all pretty spot-on, in my opinion.
  5. STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion thread

    Mother F-ing Space whales. I enjoyed the show as a whole, and a lot of the finale was great, (and beautifully rendered!) but it would have been just fine if we never saw the space whales again...
  6. STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion thread

    In A New Hope, "The Emperor" fills the same niche, but since he doesn't take direct action or really influence the story on the screen, the story moves on without him. We first see the Emperor in Empire when he starts moving things around, but it's a pretty minor role overall, without a ton of fanfare other than the ominous "Vader bows to this guy, holy ****!" The Emperor doesn't have a real role until Jedi when he's an important part of the story that we're watching. He does stuff. He contributes. He drives the whole Skywalker conflict and takes a critical role in Vader finally having had enough of his ****. That's how storytelling works.
  7. STAR WARS: REBELS Discussion thread

    Alright then, I guess let's rephrase the question:
  8. Chimera ISD

    Can anyone can provide a single image of a Star Destroyer rotated 180* from the "horizontal" plane of other cap ships, in any film? How is this not just the top of the forward section of the Star Destroyer? Any differences in the model are going to be the result of the props department variations. This whole Tector discussion seems very silly in light of the stills from the movie...
  9. Magnets: How They Work (for X-Wing Miniatures)

    I LOVE your method of drilling a hole for the magnets, by the way. I haven't had a lot of trouble with just surface mounting mine, but that's a really nice touch!
  10. New Solo Stills

    Fool me once, shame on you...
  11. New Solo Stills

    There's two minutes I'll never get back... Spoiler free... Information free... It's pretty much the whole empty package.
  12. New X-Wing model: articulated s-foils!

    I'm not 100% convinced that the model will have articulated wings - I'd love it if it did, but it seems like it would be a VERY delicate thing to get right without having issues wearing down. But if they DO open and close, I sure hope there's an articulated X-Wing in a more traditional Rebellion color scheme coming down the pipe right behind it, because I'm just terrible at painting...
  13. Dagobah Dave's Squadron Cards

    Honestly, I think it would be simpler and easier to just provide a point discount for multiple non-unique ships. -2pts each if you have more than one copy in play. For example, One Saber Squadron Pilot costs 21 points, but if you have more than one in your squad, they're each 19 points. Optionally, you can provide the same discount to ONE unique pilot (as the squad leader) if there are at least two generics on the board. Points might have to be refined, some, but this is the sort of thing that could be handled by an errata update, which simplifies things. It also has the advantage of making generic pilots a little more attractive.
  14. Fly Casual X-Wing Simulator

    Just gave it a quick spin, I really like it, so far. Fun way to kill a lunch break.
  15. Luke Skywalker and Episode 8

    To this particular point, when Rey reaches out into the force, or whatever, she comes back out and says that she didn't see Luke at all, that Luke had completely cut himself off from the force.