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  1. I assume the intention of this is that it can only discard your own wounds, not other investigators, although it would make sense that you could use this on others. Is there some rule preventing you from using this on another investigator? Or preventing you from using it on another investigator... on the other side of the map?
  2. There's a reason why unpainted or assembled and new on sprue miniatures generally sell for more than painted... There are a lot of terrible painters out there and a lot of them think they're awesome.
  3. Been on order forever, but this is Asmodee, if they're not losing your order, forgetting your order or deleting your order then they're short shipping you.
  4. You should just rip those cards up. 2 actions to remove, plus you lose the actions for equipment, usually 2, plus you lose the resources for equipment. So for a gun and a flashlight for instance you're losing 4 actions and 6 resources. This is almost the worst card in the game, only a couple super boss monsters are as bad.
  5. Considering it's at the printers the earliest you'd see it would be end of March.
  6. I've played 6 in large home brew maps, but at that point it's really more about throwing lots of minis on the board for the Rebels to annihilate than following the rules of a mission. Since the Imperial player is taking half the turns it's important that they play very quickly. It will still be a bit slow though. You are best splitting into two groups.
  7. I'd recommend house ruling that you can split deployments across points so Fenn doesn't wipe stuff out with blast, and increase threat level by 1. I think the Imperials will still probably lose, but it should be closer.
  8. Firefly, another HotE playthrough much delayed with new year and Homebrew campaign using an enhanced IA.
  9. I assume you meant better. It is faster and decisions matter more both of which are qualities that make a game better, more so than prettier models, paying twice as much and having a third the features, although selling inferior product as a veblen good works well for Apple. IA skirmish plays very well with 30-40 models both on and off board. I do have experience with Legion, clearly you aren't familiar with things like Gencon or Youtube. Vehicle rules are better in IA. The Legion AT-ST is a bit bigger than Weiss, not a lot. You're looking at $0.001 more plastic and $0.10 more packaging.
  10. The detail on Legion minis are potato grade, same as IA, compared to their competition where you have to put the minis together yourself. I don't really see slightly less bad as being a benefit. Also with the price of things like the AT-ST being TWICE what IA's is, they've become the most expensive kid on the block, which doesn't work very well with potato miniatures.
  11. The skirmish mode in IA is better all around than Legion, you also get the campaign play and can now use an app for single player play with IA. Legion expansions are also a bit gross, the AT-ST is twice the price of the IA General Weiss which is already pretty pricey. If you like X-Wing and you want to skip the board tiles of IA then pick up Runewars. It's fantasy X-Wing with some rules streamlining and additions that make it a better game.
  12. If you're running a table-sized Surface, sure, but even on my tablet sized one passing it around doesn't work very well as a "game." You'd want the board anyway. You can already get some gridded whiteboard tiles or a large presentation sized pad of gridded paper from an office supply store and draw stuff out and proxy miniatures, print out cards etc. It's pretty easy to play IA with nothing purchased. People don't do it.
  13. Murn outclasses Gideon in a support role and can be built as a strong offense too. She is harder to use though. Mak and Diala have only ever just been good, but there are a lot of "gooder" heroes now. Fenn is strong with high defense, high damage and bonus movement, but Tactical Movement, which used to be pretty unique, is a very common ability type now and many heroes have something similar or better. While I don't think any heroes beat Fenn on all three of his strengths, a few now beat him on two, like Shayla has both better movement and better defense, and a few beat him on one and are okay enough on the rest that they often come out ahead.
  14. You ARE recording that level of detail, you're just doing it with physical dice and physical tokens and such. The app should be able to do it faster.
  15. I have all the sets and I'm still using a ton of proxy cards for 4 player. Whatever, we're fine with proxies. We're much less fine about FF being so scummy as to expect you to buy several copies of a game because they won't put a couple cents worth of "extra" cards in.
  16. Hoth was balanced on the easier side, but it wasn't trivial. Since then a lot of new content has come out. New heroes ARE significantly more powerful than most older heroes, this is most obvious in how ridiculously fast they can move, but it's true across all abilities, not just movement. New items are significantly better than old and some things like Bacta Pump will do things like turn Gaarrkhan from kind of a crappy hero who needs his hand held into a potent force. Electro Staff, wow. However new Imperial forces are ALSO significantly more powerful with access to good 4 pt squads and higher damage deployments from JR and HotE, and finally some good villains like Jabba and Gweedo that can be a real thorn in the Rebel's side. If the Rebel scum are playing original heroes and not using new supply and equipment cards, but the Empire does have access to new deployment cards, Hoth could be pretty well balanced. If the Rebels have access to new heroes and/or new toys though, it could be just ridiculously easy. A lot of Hoth seems balanced around Rebels using lots of actions on movement but with the new heroes often having access to bonus movement, in some cases a LOT of it, Hoth could be a bit of a joke.
  17. Run Android apps on PC with Nox or other emulators. Or just wait until Monday for Steam.
  18. FF doesn't sell it themselves so it isn't on their website because reasons. All IA stuff, as most FF stuff, gets reprinted as needed, so no worries. I think Asmodee still has copies so your FLGS should be able to get it along with their next (weekly?) order. If not there are lots of places that still have it in stock.
  19. You can run Android apps on a PC with emulators like Nox or Bluestacks. Steam says it will be out on Monday.
  20. Thanks, but I'll stick with cardboard and use the money that box costs to buy 3 other games.
  21. *facepalm* You guys being foolishly contrary doesn't change the fact that people far more easily identify X-Wing as Star Wars than Imperial Assault and sales show it. The fact that you can name X-Wing pilots other than the movie protagonists shows the space battles played a bigger role than random IA hero you play that wasn't even in the movies did.
  22. I've never had to tell someone we're playing Star Wars when we have a bunch of X-Wings and Tie Fighters on the board. I've never NOT had to tell someone we're playing Star Wars when playing Imperial Assault at a store. So maybe you identify with the human action more but the reality is that if someone looks at the two boxes, X-Wing is vastly more Star Wars than Imperial Assault is. And if someone sees them played they want to play with an X-Wing because it is Star Wars and trying to convince them that playing some random guy called Gideon is as Star Wars as flying an X-Wing, well, you got a hard sell on your hands there.
  23. Pre-painted is a lot of it, simplicity is a fair bit too. The billion cards and complex boards and such make IA unappealing to a lot of people. X-Wing is more iconic as well and looks and feels more like Star Wars than some little guys on a map which really looks and feels nothing like Star Wars. A big part of it too is competition. The only real competition right now to X-wing is Armada but X-Wing came first. For IA there are dozens if not hundreds of similar popular games like Zombicide, Space Hulk, Hero Quest and a line of GW games, Ravenloft and a line of WotC D&D games, Mice and Mystics etc. and even Descent.
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