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About RoosterOnAWire

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  1. I feel like the document would be called something else if it wasn't "Rules". They are reminders to both players about the game state. If I see people not using them at events I officiate, I will remind them to do so. Not using them creates all sorts of irreversible illegal game states because players forgot them, and invites abuse in worst cases - and I like to avoid bad feels at events people have paid a lot of money to attend and have a good, fair experience at. People will do what they want in their local game stores or playing at home, of course, but playing without them creates bad habits, and when those bad habits creep into System Opens and Hyperspace Trials where the stakes are higher, it's an issue. More enforcement of them within the RRG damage section would be helpful, though, without a doubt. In fact, I'll go submit that suggestion - thanks.
  2. In the Facebook discussion about their recent announcement regarding changes to Organized Play, FFG commented that yes they are usable.
  3. I've just read two and a half pages of discussion about people's preferences pertaining to whether or not to ignore a rule of the game. What other rules of the game are up to the whim of the individual players? Maybe I have been playing X-Wing all wrong this whole time...
  4. I would *LOVE* to know this as well. I fear our pre-registration numbers are being suppressed because I have nothing to tell people about the prize kit.
  5. A few quick comments (this is the aforementioned Iain): - Thank you for the apology. People have strong and varying opinions on this subject, and I very much understand them all. What was directed at me personally was a bit of a shock and upsetting (and I am grateful we are moving past it), but setting that aside, the actual position (a desire to see RAI used for this) is one I may not have the luxury of agreeing with as a marshal, but is one I emotionally understand and certainly don’t fault those who desire it. - On the bright side, I think the actual rules outcome we desire is almost universally the same. We just (marshal badge on) need to hear it officially from FFG. I understand people believe we sort of kind of already have heard it from them. I disagree with that assessment, but I understand the position. - List Juggler is an amazing community asset and I am grateful as **** for it. Hopeful for a future “Shirt Juggler” enhancement so we can learn which Star Wars/X-Wing Community tee shirts are topping the meta.
  6. Last year I researched Uber and Taxi from the airport and found prices in the $60-70 range (before tip). Instead, I took the light rail into downtown (I think I got off at Government Station) and then took Uber from there. Total with tip was under $20. Takes a little longer but saving $40-50 each way seemed legit If you are on foot, there is a shopping mall and a Wal-Mart within very reasonable walking distance. Dress warmly, there is a chance there will be snow by that time in the year. Lots of restaurants, bars, etc. within walking distance as well, and if you're a football enthusiast there are plenty of good places to watch the games on Sunday after your FFG gaming is over.
  7. I am the originator of the Chihuahua Storm. The name was a group effort by the group of players who first saw me run it at a Store Championship the weekend after Wave 8 hit in mid-March. People have free will and can technically point to a pair of socks and call them Oreo cookies, but that doesn't make the socks chocolatey wafers filled with delicious creamy white lard. 5x Green Squadron Pilot + Adaptability + Crack Shot + Autothrusters + Chardaan Refit + A-Wing Test Pilot = Chihuahua Storm (or, more briefly, Chihuahuas).
  8. Man. San Diego likes them some Imperials. I'm curious, where these Whispers running Agent Kalus? He seems like a good fit on a phantom. Well, one of them won the 45 player one in Mesa AZ on January 2nd and another came in second in Atlanta this weekend.
  9. The MoV calculation still matters in untimed games for two significant reasons: It affects who makes the cut. Several 6-1 players will not make the cut at Worlds this year because of low MoV. It directly affects the optimal tactics in a game that might go to time. Reading the tournament rules, though... is it explicitly noted that the new MOV calculation for large base ships applies to ALL games, or just those that go to time? I see where people are inferring it, but I am reading that section over and over and feeling like it isn't clear this is the case. In the MOV portion underneath the End of Match section, is it somehow implied?
  10. How far should the ruling delve into "... and then proceed as normal" before it should no longer be in the FAQ? Why would the ship in the first of the three examples NOT take the two ion tokens "as normal"?
  11. Community Affairs for a major financial institution, supporting volunteerism primarily.
  12. 3x Sigma + Stygium + Intel Agent Backstabber Throws one heck of an alpha strike, then pretty survivable if you plan your cloaking/decloaking properly with Intel Agents, alternating so your safer Sigma(s) are decloaked and shooting.
  13. I flew to ninth place at the San Diego Regional with: Howl + Determination Backstabber 2x Alpha + AT 2x Academy Strong list with lots of dice being thrown in greater concentration. If you worry about Predator, a nice alternate: Howl + Swarm Tactics Backstabber Avenger Obsidian Alpha Academy
  14. Two stores in my area are saying they are hearing August 24th/25th for Wave 7 to be in-stores, from their distributors. Anyone else hearing similar things?
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