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    I disagree with FFG greatly on OP formats

    There have been many instances of ships being unavailable for a very long time (k wings) and no one ever cried for a temporary ban until New players can catch up. Ultimately, do you want to keep your vast existing player base happy by letting them use everything, or pretend to give new players a chance by limiting choices.
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    I disagree with FFG greatly on OP formats

    In response to people claiming it's unfair for new players because they have less stuff, I've seen tons of people selling their collections on the various swap and sell pages. Even just locally, every couple of weeks, people are posting modest collections up for grabs at VERY reasonable prices. During first edition, did we worry about new players not being able to compete because they had less stuff? No. It's just a part of the process.
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    Does Rigged Cargo Trigger if dropped on an enemy?

    The big red box at the bottom of that post makes it very clear.
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    4 Phantoms - YOU WILL cry because of them

    Vader crew gets sad when moldy Crow Palob is around.
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    How to fly Whisper????

    My rule of thumb for flying Whisper is that I better have a darn good reason for going into the rocks to engage. And if that reason is good enough, you need to plan your exit strategy before going in. Use the decloak and 1 maneuvers (thank goodness for the 1 bank!!!) to keep distance and "fly sideways".
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    Gencon 2018 results?

    No worlds until October/Nov? of 2019
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    Gencon 2018 results?

    Duncan Howard won the 1.0 NA Championship with Soontir, Palp Reaper, Krennic Reaper.
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    PSA- Threat cards =/= Standard 200 point costs and slots

    You don't need to play Quick build games, or regular games for that matter. You seem to be very unhappy with 2.0 in general. One of your options is to just not play/buy in.
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    I once lost a phantom to a HWK's primary weapon. No jokes. Absurd variance happens. It's not something to plan your strategy around
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    Can Ved (Tie Advance 2.0 pilot) forward zero stop?

    No. It must still be a legal maneuver with the same bearing. Just like you can't do a 6 straight. A 0 stop is legal, but is not the same bearing as a 1 straight
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    Assaj and Dash. I can't guarantee that I'll move after them, but if I win a roll off, it provides a big advantage in those games. Assaj has to make mobile arc decisions, and if I move after, I can use ailerons to adjust where I'll be. This proved to be massive for me in an early test game. Vermeil at 7 is also really good at getting into Dash's R1 bubble if he moves after. I've only ever liked trick shot on turrets. A standard arc ship just doesn't make effective use of that ability. It would lead to flying over a lot more rocks, which I'd prefer not to do.
  12. I'm sure it's a manufacturing choice to ensure the templates actually fit. I won a set of third party acrylic templates in the early days. They were actually a bit too wide to fit within the nubs of my bases. A little bit if wiggle room is far more acceptable than templates that are too wide! I played a game with them and wasn't really paying too close attention but was wondering why the angles of my ships kept changing. Finally I looked close, and sure enough, they didn't quite fit! In to the trash those went!
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    I know it sounds ridiculous... But it actually isn't. The bomber will eat a bomb, and a shot, maybe two. But with 6 hull should be fine. Then it's throwing 2 or 3 dice, guaranteeing a critical. Maybe getting hit crit. Even if it's just a crit, Nym still needs to roll the evade. Even if I'm only throwing 2 dice, Nym has an 18.75% chance of evading the attack without a focus. 31.25% with a focus. *To simplify the math, I'm calculating rolling a single red die, and adding a crit. The numbers should actually be a bit more favorable for the bomber if you calculate it properly.
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    Any idea who flew it? (Whisper list) Also, why wasn't Nym PS0!?! Why was Whisper even in a position to get harpooned!?! I just send in the bomber, condition Nym, and Palp a critical with the bomber primary. Works every time. I just finished my first SC of the season. Got second, losing my first game with Whisper since Krennic came out. He teched hard against me... Inquisitor and QD at PS10, and Vermeil.
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    I ran a ton of Lone Wolf Echo for a while, and can be really good, but there's a critical mass of higher PS that you can realistically deal with. Any more than 2 ships with higher PS poses a serious problem. You can only PS0 2 of them, and only one per turn at best. So theoretically your PS doesn't matter, but in practice, it actually still does.
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    Correct. It's still pretty good, but obviously suffers from one fewer focus token. That extra focus (or focus plus evade) is huge against a ghost. I also have way more fun flying Echo, but she's just not as good defensively as Whisper. Plus, it puts a bit more of a burden on the Scimitar to PS0 ships like Inquisitor and Miranda, rather than being able to blind them instead when Whisper is on the table.
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    Do it.
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    I'm going to compare this to other squads focused around Whisper first: We've had pieces of this together before. RAC+Whisper was kind of the closest thing to it, in that it combined Whisper with Palp and Kylo. The real strength of that squad over something like Mynock special was that it had two ships that do damage, and could mitigate the PS10/11 problem. The weakness of RAC Whisper was how quickly RAC could be trapped and burned down, taking palp off the board. So, why is this better? The addition of Krennic -> Advanced Sensors on Whisper mitigates her other weakness: being blocked with no actions and no shot. I still have a second ship that can deal damage (Vermeil), but can also run away when needed and turn on a dime to get back into the fight when needed. Also jam (I won't go on about how awesome it is, but it's awesome). So, to recap, I've got an unblockable Whisper, a Palp shuttle that can actually contribute offense or run effectively, and guaranteed blinded pilots or damaged cockpits at will. All three of these ships are pretty important targets to get off the board. I'll point out that I said it was "the most broken list I've ever flown". I never played Miranda/Nym, Ghost/Fenn, 100 point Miranda more than a handful of times combined. I have noticed in my test games that 100 point Whisper turns off a lot of what those squads do. Proton bomb Nym (big baddie #1 for Whisper) is super sad at PS 0, and Miranda is sad when blinded. A ghost about to have a R1 shot on my Palp Vermeil is super sad when it's blinded. Bombs in general are super easy to avoid with a 4 decloak. There are simply a bunch of tools to handle a bunch of stuff. It looks super fair and wholesome because it has 3 front arc only ships, but in practice it really isn't fair. With all that being said... I've played several hundred games with Whisper. Not everyone can pick up this squad and win. It would be really easy for a new Whisper player to simply get in trouble and die, but I've learned all those lessons. A lot... Could I be over-selling it's effectiveness? Sure, probably. But I've never seen a squad that has so many tools to handle so many things. This was probably really disjointed, but I simply typed as I thought. I hope the explanation helps. Also, try it out! It's amazingly fun if you like flying phantoms!
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    Whisper should be able to handle swarms fairly easily. Drag them through the rocks, split them up, play the range control game with decloaks, etc. Kylo isn't particularly effective in this matchup though, so I wouldn't worry too much about using that as an action (Integrated Astromech can be used to cancel blinded pilots ☹️). But if you're worried about the maneuverability of the xwings, it's a quick way to get rid of the FAA. Crackshot is kinda scary, so kill them quick... maybe even before AP-5
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    Bring it.
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    What Are You Taking to Store Champs?

    The combination of broken elements in this list is hard to imagine until you play it. I've played close to a dozen games with it, most against what myself and other locals considered to be "hard counters", and I haven't lost a game yet. Advanced Sensors takes away Whispers biggest vulnerability: getting blocked without an action or shot. This kills Whisper immediately. With AS, it's never a problem.
  22. TLDR: should I spend a hit to get rid of a shield? Yes, always. Even against Quickdraw. The only exception I can think of is if you have Whisper, and need the attack itself to hit to get the extra focus token.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    This is what Kylo does best: run away, and take the occasional shot. He definitely doesn't take double modded shots anywhere close to every turn. I think that @gennataos is trying to point out that although Vader will be awesome, he wont have Kylo levels of maneuverability. The dial just isn't as good to gtfo. Also no evade action makes Vader kinda sad. He will be taking fire, which is something that Kylo doesn't do.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Only a Krayt Crumpet deals in absolutes!
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