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  1. Jeff Wilder

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I think so. I don't know the production logistics, but would a "Components Pack" every two months make sense? (Gas Clouds! Spare Parts Canisters! Upgrade cards!)
  2. Jeff Wilder

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Yeah. I mean, or it could be included with the next Legion expansion. We just can't know, and it's not reasonable to make inferences, because they were very careful not to promise.
  3. Jeff Wilder

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Valid. Annoyingly. For my part, I was 40 minutes in, noticed the total time, and slapped the EJECT button so hard I hurt my wrist.
  4. Jeff Wilder

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Four hours?! What the @#$% is wrong with you people?!
  5. That's an amazing catch. I would not be surprised to see this happen. Are there any other (non-broken) cards that use the "between" language that would be affected?
  6. They'll be meta-warping. If you intend to compete to the cut, whatever list you fly needs to be ale to withstand two 4-dice double-modded shots, maintain firepower, and have the maneuverability to get behind them. Even if you've got that, and can leverage it, you're going to win at time, with lousy MoV, which will cost in seeding. Alternately, things like Boba Fett crew and Resistance Han can really mess up their plans, but I don't think I've seen lists with those elements that can stand up to the rest of the top strong lists. FWIW, I'm in a VASSAL tournament in which 24 players all independently declined to fly TripUps. As @Brunas put it, we beat the Prisoner's Dilemma. I wouldn't bet on that at big events, but at small events, you may find it more fun -- and relatively safe -- to just pretend the list doesn't exist.
  7. Jeff Wilder

    X-Wing on Wide World of Wargaming podcast ....

    Thank you for your comment. I appreciate that it's genuinely the best you're able to do. Episode #4 of WWW is up. X-Wing segment is at 1:48.
  8. Jeff Wilder

    S&V Aces League Week 9

    The "chance of losing X in a row" isn't a matter of variance inside the game. It's purely a matter of (overly simplified) consideration of your chances of winning each given game, all factors considered. (More like "all factors hand-waved, but that's sorta the same thing.)
  9. Jeff Wilder

    S&V Aces League Week 9

    Well, I don't know if this will help or hurt, but assuming you had a 45% chance to win each game, the chance of losing five in a row is 5%. I mean, 19 to 1 isn't the biggest long-shot ever, so you're still in the "it could just be horrible luck" realm. (FWIW, it's approximately the same chance as someone rolling three natural evades on three green dice.) Anyway, the good news is that the chance of losing five in a row goes up significantly if you make yourself worse than a 45/55 underdog in each match! For example, if you're a 30/70 dog in each match, you could lose five in a row, just on the variance, 17% of the time!
  10. Jeff Wilder

    Adv. Sensors : article or points list mistake ?

    Advanced Sensors is a weird card, in that its uses change as Init values increase, but don't necessarily get much better as Init values increase. Just for example, you're more likely to find it useful for a low-Init pilot stuck in a scrum to stay in place (but still get actions) than you are a high-Init pilot. They could have reasonably scaled Advanced Sensors up a tiny bit at the high end of Init (perfect knowledge pre-positioning is really good), but it would have been a mistake to scale it down lower than 8 going the other way. I suspect, if they considered scaling it, they just decided the difference wasn't worth the complexity. I think the article just meant Primed Thrusters. While they were doing Init-scaling, though, did they miss Juke, which tends to be significantly better at high-Init? (Although, of course, there's the counter-argument of massed Jukes, which are obviously also really good.)
  11. Jeff Wilder

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I was 90% kidding. But Howlrunner would be a nice Biggs ... What we need is a 2-point Accuracy Corrector. (Ahem.)
  12. Jeff Wilder

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Four Tempests + FCS ... and Howlrunner? (I own four TIE Advanceds ... er, TIEs Advanced ... er ... )
  13. Jeff Wilder

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    In standard English, the sentence can be read in three ways. I'm not so sure in formal English -- it's been a long, long time since I diagrammed a sentence of any complexity. But in a way it's irrelevant ... because if the way it reads in formal English is the way FFG intended, that's strictly a happy accident.
  14. Jeff Wilder

    Ideas for reining in the bid war

    ... Wut?
  15. Jeff Wilder

    Ideas for reining in the bid war

    There's no real reason to do that. Since bids would, in fact, be eliminated, just skip the middle step and say random player gets First Player. (Not choice of First Player. Just First Player. Period.) I honestly think this is the best solution. I suggested it a couple of months back on the Mynock page.