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    Tvboy got a reaction from DR4CO in Nantex: Fun and frustrating.   
    Played against it at a Hyperspace Trial with Rebel B-Wing beef in the last round of swiss for the win-and-in to top 8, the thing that saved him was being able to double reposition off of being blocked. Instead of taking 2 range 1 B-Wing shots, he just had to deal with 1 range 2 obstructed shot and also got to reduce the agility of one of my ships and roll it into his kill box. The word “fully execute” needs to be errata’d onto that ship asap. 
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    Tvboy got a reaction from It’s One Of Ours in Nantex: Fun and frustrating.   
    Played against it at a Hyperspace Trial with Rebel B-Wing beef in the last round of swiss for the win-and-in to top 8, the thing that saved him was being able to double reposition off of being blocked. Instead of taking 2 range 1 B-Wing shots, he just had to deal with 1 range 2 obstructed shot and also got to reduce the agility of one of my ships and roll it into his kill box. The word “fully execute” needs to be errata’d onto that ship asap. 
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    Tvboy got a reaction from MegaSilver in Nantex: Fun and frustrating.   
    Played against it at a Hyperspace Trial with Rebel B-Wing beef in the last round of swiss for the win-and-in to top 8, the thing that saved him was being able to double reposition off of being blocked. Instead of taking 2 range 1 B-Wing shots, he just had to deal with 1 range 2 obstructed shot and also got to reduce the agility of one of my ships and roll it into his kill box. The word “fully execute” needs to be errata’d onto that ship asap. 
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    Tvboy got a reaction from Chetote in Nantex: Fun and frustrating.   
    Played against it at a Hyperspace Trial with Rebel B-Wing beef in the last round of swiss for the win-and-in to top 8, the thing that saved him was being able to double reposition off of being blocked. Instead of taking 2 range 1 B-Wing shots, he just had to deal with 1 range 2 obstructed shot and also got to reduce the agility of one of my ships and roll it into his kill box. The word “fully execute” needs to be errata’d onto that ship asap. 
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    Tvboy reacted to MasterShake2 in Nantex: Fun and frustrating.   
    Should I call you when I block Soontir with Sun Fac, the tractor him into my bullseye at R1 and shoot him with s focus + Predator for 5 hits to his 2 green dice for an auto kill?....asking for a friend
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    Tvboy reacted to DR4CO in Nantex: Fun and frustrating.   
    Let's see, the ship has a Tractor effect (already not widely liked) which can't be stopped (as PTA is not "fully" execute, and Ensnare is not an action), which means that your opponent literally has more agency over where your ships end up than you do, and gets to hit you harder while he's at it because of the -1 agility. Oh, and 2 of them get to hit you even harder on top of that with their pilot abilities.
    So, yeah, I'm pretty sure it's frustrating because it's a steaming pile of NPE trash and possibly the most broken ship the game has seen since Tragic Genius Nym.
    But that's just me.
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    Tvboy reacted to prauxim in Brilliant Evasion   
    Its better than heroic on defense by 0.02 damage, requires a force, and doesn't work on offense. 

    Costed accordingly is 0
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    Tvboy reacted to TasteTheRainbow in What does the VCX need to be competitive?   
    No. It really, really isn’t competitive. Look at its tournament performance in large events. It’s not just bad. It’s awful. There’s been like 10 in large tournaments in the last few months. None even made top half.
     
    I brought up this costing problem for the VCX back when 2.0 launched and everyone, starting with you, was basically like “git gud scrub”. I was right. There’s a real problem here and the ship is unusable.
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    Tvboy reacted to Boom Owl in What does the VCX need to be competitive?   
    Pick 1-3 of the following upgrades:
    Saw
    Passive Sensors
    Cassian
    Sense 
    Nien Nunb
    Ion Turret
    Seasoned Navigator
    Leia
    Jyn Erso
    Magva Yarro
    Its already very competitive.
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    Tvboy got a reaction from AllWingsStandyingBy in Targeting Computer and Initiative Scaling   
    Why doesn't this card use initiative scaling? Hasn't every newbie figured out by this point that the Lock action is significantly stronger the higher the initiative it's taken at? 
    Was Soontir Fel not already a staple in every Hyperspace list? Did he really need to get access to double mods on attack and defense whenever he wants them for basically no cost? So now when you have him in arc, he's got focus evade, but on the turn when he's slipped out, he gets to have focus+lock on 4 dice. 
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    Tvboy reacted to cnemmick in [RIAST] Designer Journal   
    This is a misrepresentation of what happened. You didn't try to join forces with IACP: you consistently criticized the direction of IACP and elected to make your own changes.
    I'm glad that you are enjoying running your own project. But please do not misrepresent what happened in the past. Thanks.
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    Tvboy reacted to Boreas Mun in Snap Shot & Foresight Questions & Strategies Thread   
    I think it is better on Inquisitor for 3 points less and you can fit 5 of them.
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    Tvboy got a reaction from angelman2 in I scry with my little eye...something beginning with D   
    FFG has said in podcast interviews that the 1v4 campaigns are extremely work intense to design because they have to playtest and tweak each mission to have good flow and there a million different variables to test for even when they're just limited to the core set and one expansion. 
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    Tvboy got a reaction from a1bert in I scry with my little eye...something beginning with D   
    FFG has said in podcast interviews that the 1v4 campaigns are extremely work intense to design because they have to playtest and tweak each mission to have good flow and there a million different variables to test for even when they're just limited to the core set and one expansion. 
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    Tvboy reacted to ScummyRebel in Reminder: Nobody ever ever said XWMG was space only.   
    From FFG’s product page:
    ” In X-Wing Second Edition, you assemble a squadron of iconic starfighters from across the Star Wars saga and engage in fast-paced, high-stakes space combat with iconic pilots such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.”
    Emphasis mine.
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    Tvboy reacted to Averagejo3gam3r in Battle Report: Second Place at NOVA with the Lover's Box   
    TL;DR.  I changed to Leia at the last minute and piloted her to the finals of the Grand Championship at Nova.
    Hello There.  This is my battle report from NOVA.  In the lead up to NOVA I was struggling to win practice games with various merc lists, so made the last minute decision to swap back to a variation of the Lover's Box that I piloted to second place at a regional last year.
    My list: Han w/ rogue smuggler, Leia, MHD, Hera, Gideon, r2, 3po, 2xrSmuggler, Extra Armor
    CCs: On the Lam, Tools for the Job, Miracle Worker, Heart of Freedom, Second Chance, Intel Leak, Negation, Brace for Impact, Stealth Tactics, Element of Surprise, Take Initiative, Planning, Positioning Advantage, Hour of Need
     
    Round 1 vs David w/ Vader Riots.  Maul Gangsters
    Round 1 was versus my good friend David.   He drew a tough map for him.  I boxed on the side with the "T" and killed gangsters and let him come to me.  Leia recycled whatever Thrawn pitched.  Time was called in round three right as Vader got to my box.  I had the full defensive suite at that point and didn't suffer any real loses.  1-0
     
    Round 2 vs Mark w/ double eQuays.  Tarkin Rogue AI
    This started out as a positioning battle.  Han got some end of round shots into eQuays but they defended well, using Run for Cover and On the Lam to not suffer any loses.  He got a very lucky AI bounce and picked up 6 points during one eQuay activation, with the AI token near Hondo to be picked up again.  He pushed my terminal hard and had both by the end of round 2, starving me of cards.  I lost a few smugglers early on, so this put me on a clock to pick up some points.  I played Leia aggressively to make something happen and got her killed and ended up taking the loss.  Leia never got a chance to cycle any useful cards.  1-1
     
    Round 3 vs Ray w/ VP scum.   Tarkin weapons
    The story of this one was how much damage Han tanked.  I never saw Lam and Han never dodged, but Ray had to put 28 damage on Han to kill him with all my healing and defensive tricks.  Han died, but he had no gas left in the tank to overcome Leia and weapon carrying smugglers.  Leia cycled Miracle Worker but I never redrew it.  2-1
     
    Round 4 vs Sean w/ Han, Ahsoka, Sabine.  Maul posters
    This was a quick game.  With my activation advantage, Han got a good end of round/start of round hit on Ahsoka, putting him down a major attacking piece that he wasn't ever really able to recover from.  Leia never needed to cycle anything.  3-1.   Which was good enough to make 4th overall after Swiss.
     
    DAY 2
    Top 8 vs Gil w/ IG, eCats, Sabine.  Lothal blitz
    I box near my terminal.  Gil splits his list, sending Sabine and R2 towards the spire and the rest of the list to the other side of the map.  Round 1 Han pushes Sabine hard.  Gil brings IG down to blaze and go after Han, but I have Lam plus a dodge.  I end up taking three damage total from both IG activations.  Leia gets a lucky cross map kill on a cat sitting on an objective, and cycles Lam, which I redraw at the end of Round 1.  Han gets IG up to 12 damage but second chance comes down so I go after Sabine in Round 2 killing her.  A cat ambushes Gideon and kills him, and Leia matches up vs Hera on the top side of the map, with Han and the box holding down the spire.  I lose MHD in round 3, but don't lose anyone else after playing Lam a second time.  I scatter my list in Round 3 to grab objectives, and pick up the win.
     
    Top 4 vs Jason w/ 2xeLothcats WITH LAST RESORT.  Lothal Fluctuations
    That's right.  Exploding kittens.  And another game vs a good friend.  Jason takes the spire with Sabine and the cats.  I leave r2 alone on my terminal and box on the other side.  Rounds 1 and 2 saw various cat bombs that dealt some damage but nothing I wasn't able to overcome.  Leia cycles Lam again, and Han bombs in to kill a focused, power token cat at the end of the round.  Round 3 saw Onar do a dangerous attack on Leia after rushing and using To The Limit, but he low rolled the attack damage and Leia was in no danger.  The smugglers and Gideon took advantage of Onar's lack of defense dice and piled on the damage, allowing Han to kill him EOR.  Sabine did come around the back side and kill R2 and MHD over a couple of rounds, but died to a Leia+Hera double tap using battlefield leadership.  We called it with me comfortably in the lead and only Greedo left as an attacker for Jason.
     
    Finals vs Ryan Janway w/ Han, Drok, Sabine.  Maul gangsters.
    I lost to Ryan in the Atlanta Regional, so here's my chance to take revenge.  He's part of my local playgroup and is a great player and stand up guy.  Now onto the game.  This is not the best map or matchup for me.  We both played very defensively.  I ended up playing Lam twice and Negation twice, and had Lam in my hand again at the end of the game.  I went up early due to some lucky gangster spawns and focusing on his support, but Leia blanked her defensive roll and died to a Han shot.  Ryan's Drokatta had a huge turn and killed three figures, putting him back in the game.  It came down to me needing Han to kill Drokatta end of round after time was called.  Drok had 7 damage with a block token.  I had positioning advantage.  Han was one short.  Ryan wins 29-25! 
     
    Congrats to Ryan for an amazing game and run!  Our finals match will be uploaded to the IA Command Youtube channel, and my full battle report will be on the Zion's Finest Podcast.  Check both of those out!  NOVA was a great time and the skirmish meta is in a really good place right now.  I'm proud of our NC playgroup--five of us took the trip to Nova and finished Swiss 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, and 9th.  And Ryan is part of our group, so we brought home the trophy to NC!  If you're within driving distance, be sure to come to the NC Regionals/Prime tournament this fall/winter (assuming we get one)!  It should be a great time, and there will likely be a Leia sighting 
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    Tvboy got a reaction from Ryfterek in passive sensors and the perform action step   
    That's not what that sentence even means.
    "You can perform only this action during your perform action step." would be the correct syntax for the meaning you are trying to interpret. 
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    Tvboy got a reaction from Hacendator in AMA with Andrew Navaro   
    I would also like to know if FFG has given any thought to converting Imperial Assault to a skirmish- focused game and switch to figure pack waves without spending all the time designing new campaigns for big box expansions. 
    I would be happy if we just got 1 new figure and 3 command cards for each faction once or twice a year.
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    Tvboy got a reaction from zwara81 in Could The Mandalorian save Imperial Assault?   
    Not according to the AMA with Andrew today. According to him and FFG, IA is a physically complete game. 
    I would guess we get one more Raid map (a 3rd one) and one more digital campaign for Heart of the Empire. 
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    Tvboy reacted to thereisnotry in IACP Discussion with Steering Committee member Chris Emmick   
    Good discussions.  I really like the changes for Season 2! 
    Everyone's attention is on the update for Boba Fett, and personally I'm really happy with him at this point.  I'm wondering if perhaps he's not quite good enough at 13pts, but I think that needs further testing to verify.
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    Tvboy got a reaction from cnemmick in IACP Discussion with Steering Committee member Chris Emmick   
    Chris joins me to discuss the IACP and the season 2 changes. I share my opinion on the changes and Chris gives behind the scenes information on the committee's rationale and methods for implementing changes.
    Audio-only file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/336zuaj54d5vidq/IACP Discussion with Chris Emmick FULL.mp3?dl=0
    part 1: overview and rebels
    part 2: empire and mercs
     
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    Tvboy got a reaction from Darth Keyes in AMA with Andrew Navaro   
    I would also like to know if FFG has given any thought to converting Imperial Assault to a skirmish- focused game and switch to figure pack waves without spending all the time designing new campaigns for big box expansions. 
    I would be happy if we just got 1 new figure and 3 command cards for each faction once or twice a year.
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    Tvboy got a reaction from GhengisharnIV in Re-purposing molds   
    If you put IA models onto a Legion base (so double base) they work fine in Legion. Assuming a corps unit has 4 models, you could make a corps unit of Weequays and Gamorreans from a single box of Jabbas Realm, or you could make 3 corps units of Bespin Wing Guard and 1 corps unit of Ugnaughts with 2 boxes of Bespin Gambit. The Heart of the Empire box has 4 Clawdites figures so that would be another potential corps unit or maybe special forces.
    Then obviously you have Jabba or Hondo as a Commander, bounty hunters as operatives, the Rancor as a heavy and maybe you could use Nexu as support units.
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    Tvboy got a reaction from maddwarfer in AMA with Andrew Navaro   
    I would also like to know if FFG has given any thought to converting Imperial Assault to a skirmish- focused game and switch to figure pack waves without spending all the time designing new campaigns for big box expansions. 
    I would be happy if we just got 1 new figure and 3 command cards for each faction once or twice a year.
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    Tvboy got a reaction from thereisnotry in IACP Discussion with Steering Committee member Chris Emmick   
    Chris joins me to discuss the IACP and the season 2 changes. I share my opinion on the changes and Chris gives behind the scenes information on the committee's rationale and methods for implementing changes.
    Audio-only file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/336zuaj54d5vidq/IACP Discussion with Chris Emmick FULL.mp3?dl=0
    part 1: overview and rebels
    part 2: empire and mercs
     
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