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  1. Rocmistro

    Needed to vent, Stress rant.

    That is 100% true. There is a speech by some admiral to naval institute graduating class. If you want to change the world, start by making your bed.
  2. What was the final score here, Crabbok? If he destroyed the DS9 and + 20 pts for warping out MC75, that would be around...what? 250 pts? And you destroyed, 3 CR90's + GR75 = ? around 200 pts, roughly?
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    Needed to vent, Stress rant.

    Oh yeah, and, USE THE **** GI BILL. I'll say it again: USE THE GI BILL. And in case you didn't hear: USE THE GI BILL. So many people I work with coming out of college (RPI, U Albany) with, 40k, 60k, 80k in debt. Go to online schools/community colleges. This is 2019, nobody cares what school that you went to unless you're a Dr./Laywer, something like that (it stinks of elitism). All that it matters is you stuck it out and did the "College Dance". (College/education is a racket anyway.) Don't worry about what your MOS or skills are/were in the military. The most useful things you were taught, and that will transition to civilian life aren't your hard skills anyway, it will be all the soft things that employers at least claim to want: maturity, integrity, perseverance, communication, professionalism, improvisation, etc.
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    Deep Space Nine

    Crabbok, how did you like the way the DS9 performed? I did a similar thing a couple years ago, but quickly found the lack of "maneuvering" that it did/could do, made the play/counterplay rather boring. On the 2nd iteration, I broke up the DS9 into 6 "hull zones". The 3 "pylon" areas were shield generators only, and the stats were: -no battery guns (but a smaller overall arc) -6 shields each. -2 blue Anti squadron dice. -1 brace and 1 contain token PER Pylon section (only usable for that section). The thin latitude areas in between the pylons (which I called "gunways") were where the actual guns are. -I can't remember what the actual guns were, but similar to what you have -2 shields each -no antisquadron dice -2 redirect defense tokens per zone I also gave it several upgrade options, but can't remember what they were. It had a speed of 1 which it could use to rotate, like what you had, or it could combine a token and a dial to move Range 1 (squadron movement), keeping the same orientation.
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    Needed to vent, Stress rant.

    Change careers. Sorry for the glib tone, but seriously, there is no real income to be made in graphic arts or print. The sad truth is that everyone fancies themself a graphic artist, and the field is so cluttered... I got out of the Marines a 4611 (Graphic Artist). Worked a short time in that field, and then realized it wasn't what I wanted to do (drawing/being creative as a job was no fun for me) AND it paid crap anyway. I know people say to find the thing you love to do, and do that, but that advice doesn't hold water when you have kids to feed.
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    Looking to play in Buffalo, NY

    We have some players in the Capital region if you guys ever decide you want to me halfway (ish).
  7. Ok, so, after 2 years, I'm finally getting around to playing CC. Reading through the rules, I think I only have 1 question; how/when do a given system's "Bonus Objectives" come into play? -Each player generates a fleet, and that fleet must include 3 objectives (Assault, Defense and Navigational), just as you would for tournament play, is that right? -So, if you were assaulting (or defending), for example "Duro" (+3 Objective Cards), how would they come into play?
  8. Yes and no. The rules of a tourney are the rules. If you go into them with an attitude or expectation that some are more important than others, you are putting your values on some items over others. You alone don't get to decide "this rule is not important as this other rule, so I'm going to ask an opponent if I can break it." Both me and TTC already provided what I think are justifiable reasons why we wouldn't be happy about someone not bringing the appropriate squadron models. It's not because we are rigid jerks; it's because we take visual cues from the models themselves which give us valuable, on-the-fly data about what we're up against. Obfuscating that, intentionally or not intentionally, by requiring me or someone else to put in more effort to "see" what's on the table gives a player a sleight advantage. When it's the 3rd game of the tourney, after I drove 3 hours and have another 3 hour drive back, the extra little bit of effort to ask "what's that squadron supposed to be again?"seems unfair to demand of me. That is, in fact, why they are the rules.
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    How Far Do You Travel for Tournaments?

    3 hour drive for me for Regionals.
  10. For the Emperor! (wait, no, that's not what I meant!)
  11. Yes, that's exactly the case I was trying to make in my post above, but you illustrated it better than me. The rules say you must have ALL components, cards, ship models, squadron models, etc. They also say you must build up to but not over 400 points. If I asked you if I could include another 25 points in my list over 400, or if I could equip a second Fleet Commander, would that be ok?
  12. Legion is a great game. Also, I would argue that the long term health of Armada is not threatened by Legion going strong/getting updates; in fact if anything it helps it in the long run. FFG is more than capable of handling multiple games at once. That they don't seem to be showing any love to Armada is not Legion's fault, and the stronger the sales of Star Wars IP stuff overall, I think, the more likely it is that they retain good/positive licensing terms with Disney and the overall likelihood they come back around to Armada at some point. Or, maybe they will drop it and we'll all be sad. 😞
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    Contain: A second class defense token

    That's actually not true (and, as the OP, I should know). But I would like to see it more useful than it is, and, above all, more interesting to use. The original 3 defense tokens are not all equal, nor are they all equally valuable to every ship they come with. I'm fine with that. But contain has a really, really small window of useage. And as others have pointed out, if your opponent is rolling ACM, HIE, APT, XX9, then it's basically a completely useless defense token (outside of DCO, but I think those 2 things need to be looked at independently of each other).
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    Springfield, Ohio Regional

    Garm Bel Iblis, 4 Nebs and 5 Z-95s, winning a Regional...DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER, SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT THE **** IS GOING ON HERE!??!?
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    Contain: A second class defense token

    Wow, I really hope that's not true.
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