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Everything posted by NorseJedi

  1. Thanks for running another great regional tourney! Was impressed with the turnout from out of state and Canada.
  2. I've attended the last three Board Game Barrister regionals and always enjoy it. The staff and store are well organized, and the mix of players always provides good competition. The templates for everyone were nice, and the full template set for the top 25 was also appreciated. They should definitely get a regional again next year!
  3. http://lists.starwarsclubhouse.com/get_tourney_details?tourney_id=2246 Results from last weekend's tourney are up! Thanks skins1924 for posting.
  4. Their website says that they will take registration by phone. That's what I plan to do!248-773-7854 3 PM to 11 PM Monday through Friday, noon to 11 on the weekends. Last time 91 people showed up and I think they easily have room for 150 or more. Edit: Fixed the time. :-)
  5. Thanks for TOing Skins! We had another great turnout, generous prizes from Hollow Mountain, and lots of good competition. Congrats to Phil for taking 1st, the only undefeated, and good luck at Worlds! On a separate note, it sounds like there is still some effort to find a regular night in town for X-Wing. If a regular day and time emerge, please let folks know here.
  6. Great tourney at Summit last Friday. 15 players with strong competition and good prize support. Thanks for organizing!
  7. Enjoyed the tournament and will be back next year. Thanks for organizing!
  8. Very glad to see a regional come back to MI! December 3rd at Flatland. Definitely come up for that!
  9. Scum! I haven't touched the others in over a year and haven't looked back.
  10. Thanks for TOing skins! Great prize support and summer tourney tonight at Hollow Mountain!
  11. Working through the chart, his payback is in Step 9 though and is the use of a pilot ability, not his opportunity to attack. Step 10 is still where his opportunity to attack is resolved. Thus, the pilot ability is not considered the opportunity to attack under the simultaneous fire rule. That is consistent with the FFG email, new FAQ and ruling at Nationals.
  12. It is answered, though Frank could have used more words. To break it down a bit more: Step 8 is R5-P8. Step 9 is payback pilot ability. Step 10, second bullet is the normal attack as usual under simultaneous fire. To answer the other question, if it isn't simultaneous fire, then you don't get the Step 10, second bullet, simultaneous fire attack - instead, the ship is removed per the first bullet. We have a ruling at Nationals and an email from the designer confirming this as per the latest FAQ. Glad to have it answered!
  13. I just received an email from Frank per this question which I submitted quite a while back (i.e. an FAQ prior to the latest FAQ with the timing chart). Dengar gets both under the new FAQ and consistent with the U.S. Nationals ruling! "Hello Jeff, In response to your rules question: Rules Question: I have a question concerning X-Wing and Dengar during the simultaneous attack rule, when Dengar does not have initiative and will be destroyed after attacking. My question is, does Dengar get his pilot ability attack (payback) and his normal attack, assuming the opponent is in arc? Or, does Dengar just get one attack before being destroyed and removed from play? I have received rulings both ways from TO's and it is not in the latest FAQ. Thanks! Jeff As clarified in the latest FAQ in the Timing Chart for Performing an Attack, destroyed ships are not removed until the end of the attack (step 10), so his ability still triggers even if he is destroyed. Thanks for playing, Frank Brooks Associate Creative Content Developer Fantasy Flight Games fbrooks@fantasyflightgames.com"
  14. Could not agree more, but I had an opposite ruling previously, so it was good to see it put to rest.
  15. So at about 1 hour and 2 minutes into the U.S. national finals, a Dengar vs. Soontir simultaneous attack situation occurs where Soontir has initiative, attacks, does enough damage to destroy Dengar and what happens next... Dengar gets his R5-P8 (which really was never debated much), his payback attack (pilot ability which was heavily debated as counting as an opportunity to attack), and his normal attack before being removed from play! I like it, and I think we have a final decision given that multiple FFG judges were watching! Thank you Jeff Berling for helping to settle the matter, albeit probably unintentionally. ​ https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/223041-origins-2016-footage/ Edit - fat fingered R5-P8
  16. Awesome and welcome! There are, and soon will be more with imp vets, some great ways to quickly get in. I'd recommend: Imperial Aces box set - gets you Carnor and great title card. Imperial Veterans box set - awesome new titles which will make the defender even better. From there a TIE Advanced, Inquisitors TIE, and a Defender individual ship pack and you'll have more than enough ships and options for a 100 point list. Following up with a TIE FO, and later in the year the FO special forces, will really round you out next. This is a great site for seeing all the cards you'll get with each: http://x-wing.fabpsb.net/extensions.php?lng=en I'd hold off on the Phantom the Punisher until a later purchase. Good luck!
  17. Thank you for recording and posting these! Modified wins always hurt and there were more than usual at nationals looking at the final standings. Lots of close games! I would have liked a 3rd round of swiss on Saturday to keep the competition going, but it was still fun.
  18. Thanks, the atmosphere at nationals was awesome. Everyone I played was super friendly and all had good sportsmanship! Not sure if we played each other, but I had Dengar and Kavil.
  19. If anyone is aware of a Father's Day X-Wing event in the Lansing area then please post it here. Link with FFG info is below: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/x-wing-fathers-day/
  20. And congrats to Ken for the victories with the Cobra themed scum list! Great paint jobs and results.http://lists.starwarsclubhouse.com/get_tourney_details?tourney_id=1673
  21. Yes they will be having X-Wing night at 7PM 6/3!http://summitlansing.com/calendar/
  22. Thanks Khyros, this is an interesting analysis. I've compared some of the regionals I played in last year using this method and some came in very close, and one came in quite mixed. But I think this could be a bit of an apples to oranges approach because the methodologies value different end results. For example, the current method values beating your opponent by 12 ship points or more, and the margin above that doesn't matter so much (in most cases) so long as you go 5-1 (e.g. a 250 player, 6 round tournament, with no byes should result in 3 players at 6-0, and 24 players at 5-1, all of whom make the top 32). Furthermore, close matches such as modified wins and a non-intentional draw rarely end up breaking ties for the top cut. Intentional draws near the end of the tournament are also much easier to calculate as you can be quite certain even without discussing it with your opponent. However, an MOV method would value sheer destruction of your enemy, preferably by as wide a margin as possible. It would also cushion the blow on losses that are very close by keeping up your MOV. Furthermore, choosing an intentional draw would be a much riskier gamble at the end of the tournament, and thus we probably wouldn't even have significant forum debates about intentional draws. In sum, the results shouldn't exactly mirror the current method and I think that comes down to what the game is intended to value (victory versus destruction - and there can be a significant difference in these). It isn't easy to imagine how this would shake up the meta, but it would be an interesting experiment! Edit typo.
  23. I've thought a lot about this too, and so then should MOV be the lead ranking system? After 4 rounds there should be very few MOVs that are the same. After 6 rounds it's hard to imagine that the top wouldn't be clear. The 5/3/1/0 for win/mod/draw/loss seems to clunky when a finer gradiation via MOV is easily achieved.Edited typo.
  24. $30 price tag scared me away. Could that have been a factor to not selling out? Why was it $30? What did it offer for that price? Quite a bit actually, see here:http://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/220365-board-game-barrister-regional-review/ I thought it was worth the money for a very well run two days of events and additional store prizes. Edit- fixed link
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