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    Joker Two reacted to Captain Lackwit in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    People who don't like women doing anything, I'd wager.

    Imagine if Ciena Ree got added and she was as good as Turr or even Soontir.
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    Joker Two reacted to Pink_Viking in N-1 Naboo Starfighter Preview!   
    Two minutes difference and now it looks like I copied my homework.
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    Joker Two reacted to millertime059 in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    The decision to use Padme over other Bravo pilots

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    Joker Two reacted to Darth Meanie in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    Except for the part where I would never have spent thousands of dollars on a game of GENERIC SPACESHIPS: THE MINIATURES GAME.
    We could redesign XWM and make Vader IN1.  It wouldn't break gameplay at all.  But I'll bet no one would buy a game with solid rules and Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Wuss.
    Fluff matters in a SW IP game.  Always.  And if you screw up the fluff, people will walk away from your solid gameplay.
    Yep.
    If fluff didn't matter, there are at least 3 other Bravo Squadron on-screen pilots that should be in the game over Padme.
    But people are going to want to fly Padme more.  Because fluff matters.
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    Joker Two reacted to Dasharr in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    Pilot Skill is not a part of Second Edition X-Wing. "You must unlearn what you have learned". The Initiative score replaced the game-mechanical function of PS, and it means only what it says - Initiative. Highly skilled pilots (Soontir Fel, Wedge Antilles, etc) can seize the initiative in space combat because they're so accomplished at the controls. Padme is an example of a character who has strong (but still less than the true aces) Intiative by decisiveness and named-character cinematic mojo. This is the woman who deposed the sitting Chancellor of the Republic in a single address to the Senate and fought a war with a makeshift army against the Trade Federation invasion force (and won) - "taking the initiative" is what she does.
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    Joker Two reacted to theBitterFig in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    Seriously.   Natalie Portman is one of the actors most under-served by the prequels, and as much as I love the early Thor movies, she kinda gets the fuzzy end of that lollypop, too.
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    Joker Two reacted to ficklegreendice in Padme's *what* initiative?!   
    "you call this skilled piloting?"
    "No, I call it aggressive negotiation"
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    Joker Two reacted to XPav in N-1 Naboo Starfighter Preview!   
    The Polish were instrumental in cracking the German Enigma machine in WW2.  Weird flex to focus on X-Wing later, but ok.
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    Joker Two reacted to CoffeeMinion in N-1 Naboo Starfighter Preview!   
    I am so unreasonably jazzed about this. Way back when X-Wing first came out, flying this beauty was a far-off pipe dream. Now it’s not only coming, but it’s got a whole freakin’ Grand Army of the Republic at its back, and it even looks pretty good stats-and-abilities-wise.
    I look forward both to flying it, and to bothering EP1 haters with its memeness.
    Now that’s podracing! 😄
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    Joker Two reacted to GuacCousteau in N-1 Naboo Starfighter Preview!   
    Between the article title, the opening quote and Anakin's ability, FFG are really abusing those prequel memes. Honestly, while I do think it's quite funny, I'm also dreading the inevitable quote literally every time Anakin's ability is used. No one runs a joke into the ground faster than nerds.
    R2-A6 is such an obvious fit on Ric and Dinee that it makes me genuinely sad for the Rebels' boring astromechs. Depending on price, I wouldn't be surprised to see that on Delta-7 Anakin either. Do we think it might scale with Initiative? Maybe cheaper on Dinee than Ric, given that it's way better with his Init and ability. 
    R2-A6 is also really similar as a name to R2-A3, which makes me even more skeptical we'll ever see Wedge's astro in the game. Ah well.
     
    Passive Sensors are obviously the biggest thing here. There are so many ships that can take them and want to take them. It feels like a fix card to TIE Advanced generics for one; I'd expect to see it glued to Tempests if you can still fit five in a list with this. Generic Os-1 Gunboats are going to absolutely love it as well, unless it can't be triggered with Adv SLAM? I'm a bit unsure about that one, but that extra action is still within their Perform Action step, right? ****, if it works even Vynder probably prefers it to FCS. 
    The more I think about it, the more I think this will probably be Adv Sensor prices. It's basically as potent. 
     
    The Handmaiden's are a fun niche. My anal retentiveness is kinda being triggered by the art being based on AotC, when the reason the decoy works is because Padme's in the fighter, while the decoy is in the cruiser, but I guess the principle still works when you look at it as a mechanic in isolation. I do like that the effect is stronger when they're protecting either the other decoy or Padme, so I guess I'll take that. 
     
    Dial's kinda interesting. Tallon rolls but no k-turn is an interesting niche. 3 speeds are super attractive between the blues and Full Throttle, but they can slow roll in with the 1s if they really want to. With those stats, though, they're super fragile at speed 1 and 2. 
     
    Interesting bit of semantics. R2-A6 changes your dial. The implication on Ric and Nivee's abilities seem to be "whatever is shown as the selected maneuver on your dial when you engage". But that isn't what it says. It doesn't say what's on your dial, it says your 'revealed maneuver'. 
    I still think that means "the maneuver currently on your revealed dial" and it works, but it wouldn't take much to convince me that only apply to the "maneuver you revealed when you revealed your dial". 
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    Joker Two reacted to HolySorcerer in Diamond Boron Missiles   
    I'm pretty sure gold squadron y-wings have custom engine mounts that you have failed to capture correctly.
     
     
     
     
     
    /s
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    Joker Two reacted to Autosketch in Diamond Boron Missiles   
    It's been a while folks, but I've been busy though!
    A big thanks given to the fantastic FFG Art Director I worked with, Preston Stone,
    as well as @Wraithdt 
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    Joker Two reacted to player2422845 in Tie Defender Re-Design: Its Time   
    And my girlfriend call it "triceratops"
    Not sure if this help, but I felt that I HAD to share it with you
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    Joker Two reacted to RebelRogue in Hyena Article - Living Starfighters   
    "Living Starfighters"
    For half a moment I almost let myself hope they were teasing a Coralskipper...
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    Joker Two reacted to urbanyeti in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    I’m so excited for the n1, Anakin is such a hilarious fusion of mechanics and theme! Can not wait to pickup a pair of these guys!
    My biggest question about them has to do with the ship ability: I think full throttle is/was so powerful both in 2.0 and back when we called it x/7 because of the white kturn on the Defenders. I’m wondering if it will get the same level of utility on a ship that a) has a better low speed dial than a defender, b) can’t pull of 180 degree turn, actions galore shenanigans, and c) only has 2 green dice to work with. 
    I think it will be good, but I am hoping the space-frame doesn’t pay too steep of a premium for it, e.i. the massive tax the TIE/D pays. 
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    Joker Two reacted to CoffeeMinion in FFG Live Pics 4-30   
    I like it that we’re not just getting the prequel ships, but also some of their corny sense of humor.
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    Joker Two reacted to Koing907 in FFG Live Pics 4-30   
    Crazy bastards actually did it.
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    Joker Two reacted to skotothalamos in FFG Live Pics 4-30   
    it's seriously like someone welded a shipping container to a b-wing
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    Joker Two reacted to ficklegreendice in FFG Live Pics 4-30   
    this guy's slogan is my favorite prequel thing behind Arcs
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    Joker Two reacted to Phelan Boots in FFG Live Pics 4-30   
    Yes, because only the one on his action bar is a barrel roll action.  The other is just spinning.  I’ve heard it’s a good trick.  😉
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    Joker Two reacted to player3010587 in So much about lists, so little about flying...   
    A highly situational opening (especially in the current meta). Much easier and more interesting to just talk about lists.

    -edit- In case you were wondering about the ship choice (for sure outdated) in this already overly-situational setup
     

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    Joker Two reacted to BrobaFett in Moved to New Topic: Would Eliminating Pre-Measures Be Good for the Game?   
    I think the best possible thing I can do is live read this post. I'll be red.
     
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    Joker Two got a reaction from BiggsIRL in KING OF THE WORLD(S)   
    Fixed that for you!  Did you enjoy playing that fleet?  For a full-day (and potentially multi-day) event I highly recommend bringing something you enjoy playing.
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    Joker Two got a reaction from The Jabbawookie in KING OF THE WORLD(S)   
    Fixed that for you!  Did you enjoy playing that fleet?  For a full-day (and potentially multi-day) event I highly recommend bringing something you enjoy playing.
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    Joker Two got a reaction from Akhrin in KING OF THE WORLD(S)   
    Fixed that for you!  Did you enjoy playing that fleet?  For a full-day (and potentially multi-day) event I highly recommend bringing something you enjoy playing.
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