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  1. I'll be driving right through Hamilton past Black Knight. Might have to stop by and see if I can sneak in a game or two. Guelph Wednesday night at the Round Table seems like a good idea, schedule permitting.
  2. I'll also be traveling for work to the area. I'll be in Burlington, but I'd happily make the drive to Guelph Wednesday night to get in some X-wing.
  3. I get what you are saying, but I'm not sure I agree. Maybe it feels better to think of a focused ship as the baseline for normal operation. Get outflown and have to barrel roll to get a shot in someone? Your penalty is no focus token. Get targeted by many enemies and spend your focus token on defense? Now you're at a disadvantage for your attack. Is it worth a red maneuver to throw someone off your tail? You can do it, but there's a real cost. You don't get back to your baseline expected efficiency that turn. I get that it's powerful, but I don't think the game would be better if most people had a 50% chance to roll a hit instead of a 75% chance per die. Think of focus as normal, and I think the rest of the game works pretty well. The one exception here is evade. Since they nerfed it from 1.0, it very rarely feels worth taking (unless you have juke or already have a focus as well). I think there was opportunity to make the focus/evade decision more interesting. I'm not sure what would accomplish that well, though. Having them stick around like target locks is to strong (it's basically a shield token then). Maybe if there was only 1 focus result on a green die instead of two, but that would have changed the whole balance of ships that rely on green dice. Maybe if you got a free evade with a barrel roll? It's fun and thematic on low init TIE/LNs, but probably OP on high init action stacking arc dodgers. Don't know, but I don't feel it's quite perfect yet.
  4. Jess has nothing on the Derp Rendar alt art.
  5. Pretty sure FFG forum etiquette dictates we do the exact opposite of ignoring this and also post X-wing questions on all of the other forums.
  6. So, seems most people agree that going second is a pretty large advantage. Also, playing reactively to your opponent's position is definitely easier than predicting it in the first place. What then, do people think would happen if FFG eliminated the simultaneous fire rule? If you want to move second, you'd risk your ships being removed before they got to fire. Would that make a more even, or less even choice between being first player or second player? Would this increased the bids people took, or decrease them? Would people take more high init pilots, or fewer?
  7. I feel the same as most of the rest of you. I love the idea of some scenario/narrative play. $50 MSRP seems out of touch, though. Maybe if it was pre-painted, or had a pair of wounded AT-ST driver objective markers or something. I see that and think $30-$35 MSRP feels about right. For $50, I'd be as likely to make up my own wreck marker and my own eerily similar narrative campaign. Solid, solid effort from the game designers. Swing and a miss on the commercial side. That's OK, it's always easier to lower your prices than raise them later. I'd hate to see them discouraged from similar products in the future, though.
  8. I switched to card boxes as well. I ordered some sweet card dividers from District Foundry on Etsy that I'm pretty excited about.
  9. I hear you, but let's not forget that a deck is $10. What's the incentive (to FFG) to allow for a replacement card to be printed? You don't but a new deck if you cherish your first deck so much that you're willing to buy replacement cards. I say, embrace the idea that occasionally, you're going to retire a deck. Personally, I really like and embrace the nature of the game where I get to keep enjoying the thrill of opening a brand new deck. I get to keep enjoying the process of figuring out how to play a new deck. I get to know that the Meta will be evolving regularly, and that if I struggle against an opponent's deck, that's temporary too. It's even exciting that a deck could be lost or damaged and never recreated. If my goal was attach myself to one deck and play until the cows come home, I'd pick another game. This isn't the game for a deck monogamist. Embrace the chaos!
  10. I think it's one of those "quality of life" upgrades that's not specifically necessary. By the time you're serious enough to consider them, though, you've probably spent enough on X-wing and play enough that you'll get tons of use out of them. Plus, it's a relatively small purchase (compared to your 3rd Millennium Falcon ?). Also, once you use acrylic anything, it's really hard to go back to cardboard.
  11. I assure you that I gladly accept good old American dollars, and ship from Ohio. Aswitcher must have given you a URL with his Australian localization. Here's one for the 'mericans https://etsy.me/2C0kQvj Etsy handles all the currency differences automatically, and I ship all over the world. If you're adding links, I do 2.0 tokens, templates, deck boxes, etc. Mostly people probably found me for my wooden template and tournament trays. I also do quite a bit of custom work (custom squadron tokens, personalized icons, different colors, prize support, etc.)
  12. I'm not worried about this at all, but I just want to pause and appreciate the person who so clearly laid out the case with pictures and descriptions, and who drew logical conclusion without wild hyperbole and/or nerd rage. Well done. 10/10 for effective communication. I had to double-check that I was still on the forums.
  13. I'd imagine you'd get mocked mercilessly by all the other kids if you showed up with only Two Horsemen of the Apocalypse. That's not very intimidating. Only 50% metal!
  14. I got a 4 horsemen desk as one of mine from the In-Flight report, and it's been a ton of fun to play. I didn't realize that card combination came up in another video online. Seeing the 4 horsemen really got me intrigued about how the deck generating algorithm works. It sounds like it's a fairly sophisticated setup. I've really enjoyed this so far. I'm a pretty casual player, but I've been interested in picking up a card game for a while. I'm intimidated by the cost of M:TG, as well as trying to catch up to all of the existing players. I tried Destiny, and liked it, but want interested in "keeping up" with released, plus checked out entirely with Podracing. This game seems to me to be the perfect mix of luck and strategy. It allows new players an entry point at any time. It kills off the "pay to win" model of chasing cards. It also will probably give the card counterfeiters a hard time, which is good for everybody. So far, two thumbs up.
  15. That's seriously impressive. I like it!
  16. It wasn't anything official, but I saw a demo and heard some whispers.
  17. If you think HotAC mixed with the Star Trek DS9/Dominion war sounds like a good idea (I do), then start tuned. I got a sneak peak at GenCon. Also, I demoed BSG at the GenCon booth, and I give it a solid "meh". I really wanted to like it, but it sort of fell flat for me. No points costs on ships, mechanics that tried to capture "real physics" but failed, and an IP with what, 4 total fighter sized ships? It's not looking like a winner to me. They had a nice mat with BSG printed on one edge, though.
  18. I tried watching it a long time ago and bailed. Now I have an 8-year-old son, and he loves it. I'm almost through season 4, and I find that I'm enjoying it with him. I'm still not sure I'd make it on my own, and there are episodes where I zone out sitting next to him. Still, it has helped to fill out the Star Wars universe, and it does expose me to various new ships that I'd never seen before, which I assume I'll soon be seeing in X-wing. I now no longer thing the Sheathipede is the dumbest addition to X-wing, and appreciate being able to for an ARC-170 even more. I still haven't seen Rebels, but I'm sure my son and I will power through those. I'm not exactly excited by the plot lines or animation, but time with my son doing something he loves is more than enough reason to check it out. I expect some similar fringe benefits in my X-wing hobby. If you don't have a kid to watch it with, good luck, I guess. Use the fast forward button liberally, and don't feel bad about not watching every moment. The general story arc, further Obi Wan and Anakin development, and the space combat scenes are at least worth pulling out of the series for adults. Plus, maybe you won't totally hate Ahsoka by the time you're through. (You'll hate Jar-Jar even more though.)
  19. BojambaMcMamba

    At Gencon

    You at the trench run tomorrow? I think I missed you at the Grayskull session tonight.
  20. I hope there's at least an acknowledgement of epic, ideally a teaser for an upcoming Scum ship and an idea of some changes to the rules, but at minimum an idea of when (what quarter) and how (conversion kits?). I expect we'll get some information on the FO and Resistance conversion kits and wave of ships, though.
  21. Sounds like a fun format And yes, "fatigue" is a common English word, though not commonly spelled correctly. ?
  22. Just want to point out that Seyn used her (his?) pilot ability to cancel a hit-crit to do one face down damage vs a 1 green die Y-wing at what looks like range 2. Worst case, that does a crit. Does that count as an article mistake? Do I get a cookie?
  23. There are at least a couple. Highbridge Designs and Curled Paw Creatives are both making them on Etsy.
  24. Can we talk about this misleading thread title now? I've enjoyed reading all 11 pages thus far, but I haven't seen anything that is even close to an announcement that serves the public. PSA indeed! The closest we got was an opening "cessation of public service announcement", which seems like quite the opposite. I feel like I've been duped, foiled, and hornswoggled. Good day sir!
  25. Highbridge Designs on Etsy will sell you individual templates in pretty much whatever color you need. https://www.etsy.com/listing/612129323/individual-x-wing-20-templates?ref=shop_home_active_32
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