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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from banjobenito in What is the best Double Decimator list? Can't you just slap a 58 point Power RAC and naked Oicuun together and call it a day?   
    I would ditch Gunner on RAC. With his ability and Predator he is already going to hit frequently. Better to spend the remaining points elsewhere since there are so many other strong options.
    I really like Warpmans idea of ion projector on Oicunn.
    Rebel Captive is almost always points well spent on an offensive threat like RAC. Predator on both isn't bad. There are really a number of ways you can go.
    Edit: forgot to mention that I like EU on RAC but definitely not on Oicunn. He wants to plow into people often and you can't boost into people so those don't really work together.
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    Galactic Funk reacted to Cervidal in 2016 Regionals Results   
    Re: Prize support
     
    I think some of the complaints are missing out on something, and that's just how expensive it is to run some of these events.  I can't speak for any of the other stores, but I can speak for what it cost us to run ours.
     
    - the kits run $165-$175 depending on shipping cost that FFG has you pay
    - we had to roughly double our table capacity for the day; table and chair rental ran us about $400 for the day; it cost us about $500 in materials to have enough 3x3 boards to play on.
    - total product cost on the random giveaways we did that day ran about $250; we gave out three different $100 MSRP ships, as well as about $100 in food vouchers for the food truck
    - to handle capacity, I had an extra staff member on hand for almost the entire day, and another extra staff member for half the day; we also opened five hours earlier than normal.  Total additional staff cost was about $300 for the day


    On the actual event, we had 90 paid entries, $15 per head.  On pure event entry, we roughly broke even, though we also netted having a whole mess of 3x3 boards for future events.  We had a total sales day of about $2700, of which half was tournament entry.  Take out entry for the day, actual sales that resulted from the 90 were about $600-$700.  Good, not great.  For those who were there, we did not get a single penny from the food truck sales - we wanted to keep his prices as low as possible.

    I would gladly do this event again, but it's not a day I look at as something that fuels my sales for the month.  Total profit on the day paled in comparison to a moderate M:tG weekend.  While it's great to imagine that lots of players end up buying product from the store, most players who show up to these events have just about everything they need to play at the competitive level.

    If the idea is that a store shouldn't be allowed to profit from these events, then don't be amazed if your local FLGS doesn't want to host one in the future.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from 4ucifer in HEROES OF THE RESISTANCE!   
    The only thing dangerous and confusing around here are all the posts bemoaning this release.
    We were always going to get a new Falcon with rectangular dish and Rey pilot card. Even though a lot of people don't want to go purchase another Falcon because they already had one there are tons and tons of people from casual players, to competitive players, to collectors that not only were willing to buy it but begging for it.
    We were always going to get a FFG official repain of Poe's X-Wing with the same spectrum of people begging for it.
    There is MASSIVE demand!!!!
    For everyone that wants to complain about having to pay so much for the game you have the right to stop purchasing and just use what you already have. This is not a cash grab. FFG is not holding a gun to your head and forcing you to buy their products.
    And if things are getting too confusing then go play Monopoly. This is a tabletop miniatures game not a children's board game.
    This forum has absolutely bottomed out. The amount of complaining that goes on around here has reached ridiculous levels. Why would people continue to play this game if things are so horrible?
    Sorry that I'm singling you out. You are just one of the most recent in a very very long list of people griping about what should be one of the most obvious and anticipated releases. A release, I might add, that has lots of cool stuff.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from Darth Lenny in HEROES OF THE RESISTANCE!   
    The only thing dangerous and confusing around here are all the posts bemoaning this release.
    We were always going to get a new Falcon with rectangular dish and Rey pilot card. Even though a lot of people don't want to go purchase another Falcon because they already had one there are tons and tons of people from casual players, to competitive players, to collectors that not only were willing to buy it but begging for it.
    We were always going to get a FFG official repain of Poe's X-Wing with the same spectrum of people begging for it.
    There is MASSIVE demand!!!!
    For everyone that wants to complain about having to pay so much for the game you have the right to stop purchasing and just use what you already have. This is not a cash grab. FFG is not holding a gun to your head and forcing you to buy their products.
    And if things are getting too confusing then go play Monopoly. This is a tabletop miniatures game not a children's board game.
    This forum has absolutely bottomed out. The amount of complaining that goes on around here has reached ridiculous levels. Why would people continue to play this game if things are so horrible?
    Sorry that I'm singling you out. You are just one of the most recent in a very very long list of people griping about what should be one of the most obvious and anticipated releases. A release, I might add, that has lots of cool stuff.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from Karhedron in HEROES OF THE RESISTANCE!   
    The only thing dangerous and confusing around here are all the posts bemoaning this release.
    We were always going to get a new Falcon with rectangular dish and Rey pilot card. Even though a lot of people don't want to go purchase another Falcon because they already had one there are tons and tons of people from casual players, to competitive players, to collectors that not only were willing to buy it but begging for it.
    We were always going to get a FFG official repain of Poe's X-Wing with the same spectrum of people begging for it.
    There is MASSIVE demand!!!!
    For everyone that wants to complain about having to pay so much for the game you have the right to stop purchasing and just use what you already have. This is not a cash grab. FFG is not holding a gun to your head and forcing you to buy their products.
    And if things are getting too confusing then go play Monopoly. This is a tabletop miniatures game not a children's board game.
    This forum has absolutely bottomed out. The amount of complaining that goes on around here has reached ridiculous levels. Why would people continue to play this game if things are so horrible?
    Sorry that I'm singling you out. You are just one of the most recent in a very very long list of people griping about what should be one of the most obvious and anticipated releases. A release, I might add, that has lots of cool stuff.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from Engine25 in Had a Thought, Hear Me Out   
    Not a chance. There is no way FFG would sell the FA Core sets to new players and then be like "sorry! that card is banned and you have to spend $40 ($50? whatever it ends up) on top of that $40 you already spent to use the best pilot in the Resistance.
    Current Poe isn't broken so no reason to ban him. New Poe gives you the proper PS of what he should have been while freeing up the EPT slot (so you can turn him up to 11!!!!) at a small cost.
    FFG is simply righting the wrongs that Disney created by not providing enough info early on and by not saying "Poe needs to be a 9". Now you get the choice. Nothing will be banned.
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    Galactic Funk reacted to DR4CO in Had a Thought, Hear Me Out   
    IMO, the new Poe's cost is to ensure that the old one remains a viable choice. If he only cost 1 point more, then the old one would almost have been unofficially banned. By making him 2 points more expensive, you make it so that players have to make hard squad building decisions if they want that native PS9.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from banjobenito in Heroes of the Wasted Expansion.   
    After reading this thread title and the first couple posts I immediately knew it was a giant TL:DR.
    All I really care about is whether or not Joe Boss came in and blew it up yet?
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    Galactic Funk reacted to Sithborg in HEROES OF THE RESISTANCE!   
    Rey Pilot. Rey Crew. Finn Crew. PS 9 Poe. Snap, Jess, and Nien Nunb. I am in. So, so in. 
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    Galactic Funk reacted to Vorpal Sword in HEROES OF THE RESISTANCE!   
    The preview shot includes two copies of Integrated Astromech. I haz a happy.
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    Galactic Funk reacted to Sithborg in Heroes of the Wasted Expansion.   
    You mean, include Jess, Snap, and Nien Nunb, who they didn't get information about before they could release the initial Episode VII stuff? 
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from Shaidown in Official statement from FFG   
    Yes, it's all supposed to be about fun. The ID situation is the antithesis of that which is why so many people are furious.
    ID'e might be a good thing for some games but that clearly doesn't seem to be the case for X-Wing.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from Hobojebus in Official statement from FFG   
    Yes, it's all supposed to be about fun. The ID situation is the antithesis of that which is why so many people are furious.
    ID'e might be a good thing for some games but that clearly doesn't seem to be the case for X-Wing.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from Sanguinary Dan in Official statement from FFG   
    Yes, it's all supposed to be about fun. The ID situation is the antithesis of that which is why so many people are furious.
    ID'e might be a good thing for some games but that clearly doesn't seem to be the case for X-Wing.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from Rapture in Official statement from FFG   
    Yes, it's all supposed to be about fun. The ID situation is the antithesis of that which is why so many people are furious.
    ID'e might be a good thing for some games but that clearly doesn't seem to be the case for X-Wing.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from DR4CO in Official statement from FFG   
    Yes, it's all supposed to be about fun. The ID situation is the antithesis of that which is why so many people are furious.
    ID'e might be a good thing for some games but that clearly doesn't seem to be the case for X-Wing.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from ViscerothSWG in Official statement from FFG   
    Yes, it's all supposed to be about fun. The ID situation is the antithesis of that which is why so many people are furious.
    ID'e might be a good thing for some games but that clearly doesn't seem to be the case for X-Wing.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from Archangelspiv in Official statement from FFG   
    Yes, it's all supposed to be about fun. The ID situation is the antithesis of that which is why so many people are furious.
    ID'e might be a good thing for some games but that clearly doesn't seem to be the case for X-Wing.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from heychadwick in Ordnance fixes might have broken (some) missions   
    I'm not saying playing missions isn't playing X-Wing. That very clearly is X-Wing. However you prefer to play the game you are playing X-Wing. Everyone is welcome to play whatever they prefer. Heck, you can create your own scenarios and have a bajillion house rules and it's probably still X-Wing.
    That being said the ships are very much designed, playtested and costed pretty much entirely based upon the 100 point game. I guess I couldn't tell you if any mechanic was designed with a nod toward the missions but any instances are probably incidental or very few and far between. Obviously the missions have to get some degree of playtesting but those have got to be pretty much just to try and balance them with the ships that have already been created.
    We can debate it further down at the law firm next time I make it out (hopefully this week). It's not even that big of a deal honestly. I was primarily trying to play peacemaker over a dumb argument earlier. I just know that everything has to work off of the 100 point game. It's critical to organized play.
    And to be clear, I'm not saying the missions are unimportant. They are very much a part of what a sizable chunk of their customers prefer. All I'm saying is that the abilities, mechanics, dials, costing etc first have to be determined based upon the 100 point game. The missions can get balanced after those other items are sorted out.
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    Galactic Funk reacted to THEMANONTHEM00N in R5-P8 is not very good   
    it is. people get real nervous when theres a large based mega-asteroid flying around that shoots back
     
        this too. please stop giving away my secret op builds
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    Galactic Funk reacted to VanderLegion in R5-P8 is not very good   
    For maximum trolling add a feedback array.  They bump, take damage from APL (hopefully), then get feedbacked when they can't shoot back.
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    Galactic Funk got a reaction from AgentV in R5-P8 is not very good   
    38% chance? It's a 50/50 chance that the attacker takes damage. The 8 sided die includes 3 [booms] and 1 [kaboom]. Statistically you damage the attacker half of the time.
    And how is this any different from how similar mechanic such as Anti Pursuit Lasers or Ion Projector operate? What were you expecting this droid to do?
    No, this will not trigger every time. Yes, it's possible that you never do a single damage to an enemy attacker. But as has been stated frequently by others in this thread, certain enemies will be severely affected when the dice rolls do go in your favor. Low hit point aces or ships down to their last hit points, may situationally pass up an attack on you for fear of ruining their day.
    R5-P8 on a Jumpmaster will often be points very well invested.
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    Galactic Funk reacted to TasteTheRainbow in R5-P8 is not very good   
    3 points for a 50/50 shot of doing free damage back on Fel? I have spent a LOT more than that on anti-Fel upgrades with lower odds.
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    Galactic Funk reacted to THEMANONTHEM00N in R5-P8 is not very good   
    the secret is every time they are about to attack you gotta say:
     
    Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. "Will he roll a crit, or a hit?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I was thinking that myself. This is r5-p8, the most powerful astromech in the galaxy and he would blow your shields clean off, so you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?
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    Galactic Funk reacted to THEMANONTHEM00N in Make Deadeye unique   
    *like 4 days after ordnance stops sucking* 
     
    "how do we nerf ordnance"
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