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  1. 5 hours ago, Alpha Kenny Buddy said:

    So a friend and I've playtested it yesterday. His Fat Han vs my Resistance 5. I won 200:0 every time. 


    Its a list that completely depends on a player playing out of his mind and positioning perfectly. Unless its flown by a world level player its going to get torn to shreds. 

    I'm not sure that "positioning perfectly" is an accurate description. It's moreso positioning to keep as many options open as possible. This forces the opponent to split arcs or risk Han getting behind your entire squad. The opponent has a far greater burden for "perfect positioning".

  2. 6 minutes ago, Biophysical said:

    I couldn't find the announcement for your most recent episode, but wanted to comment:

    My wife is a dentist.  Mountain Dew mouth is definitely a thing, and it's not isolated to eastern Kentucky.  There's a horrifying number of parents who put their kids to bed with a bottle or sippy cup of Mountain Dew, Coca Cola, or juice.  The effects are horrible.

    This is one of the grossest things I've ever read.

  3. 25 minutes ago, Boom Owl said:

    This seems fun to. I dont know what the power level is of all this stuff. But it sure is fun. 

    Luke Skywalker — T-65 X-Wing 62
    Supernatural Reflexes 24
    Proton Torpedoes 12
    Servomotor S-Foils 0
    Ship Total: 98
    Half Points: 49 Threshold: 3
    Braylen Stramm — A/SF-01 B-Wing 47
    Heavy Laser Cannon 4
    Ship Total: 51
    Half Points: 26 Threshold: 4
    Ten Numb — A/SF-01 B-Wing 46
    Heavy Laser Cannon 4
    Ship Total: 50
    Half Points: 25 Threshold: 4

    If you strip this down (every upgrade comes off), you can get a U wing with Leia crew as well. 

    Those B wings punch hard, and the extra shot from the U wing makes up for losing the torp. I've been wrecked by this squad a couple of times.

  4. 3 hours ago, Drakespirit said:

    So do you drop it for one turn right when they are about to forge and pop it the next turn?

    Yeah, that's essentially it. If your opponent has little or no Aember control available, it's pretty common to have two turns in a row that you can forge a key. 

  5. What are some cards that don't really get the recognition they deserve? 

    My favourite under-rated card right now is The Sting. I've seen people talk about how terrible it is, but it has won me far more games than I initially thought it would have. The first couple of games that I used it, I didn't quite understand the careful timing that it required, but once I figured out a strategy to make it work in my deck, it was a revelation.


    What cards do you think deserve a second look?

  6. 2 minutes ago, Kaptin Krunch said:

    FCS seems pretty bad in 2.0, but people still take it fairly often: why? Just holdover from 1.0?

    Probably. It was stapled onto so many ships in 1.0, and it's still cheap enough that most people don't actually think about it. I've heard people call it essentially 1.0 predator, but it's not. It's 1.0 predator that costs an action probably half the time. 

  7. 29 minutes ago, Bucknife said:


    Kylo can shoot at 7, if he wants. 

    First, joust and take a hit from Poe. 

    Next, flip and torp him at 7 and hand him his happy 2 stress from ISYTDS he got last round. 

    Heightened perception Kylo is a dead Kylo. 

    I cringe a little bit every time I see this upgrade.

  8. 30 minutes ago, prauxim said:

    Lol, you think the Krayts (whom I've never even listened to) came up with that quote about antecdotes?

    How can the frequency of a problem not be relevant to the discussion of a problem? How often do you encounter these 15 bids you're complaining about?

    We're about to see lots of them. And deeper than 15 points. 

  9. 3 hours ago, prauxim said:

    The plural of anecdote is not data. The median bid for I5 lists making top tables at major tourneys is 2pts for scum and 3pts for Imperial. Source
    Hardly cause for concern.

    And quoting a median value, when we are obviously discussing the unintended consequences of deep point bids has zero relevance to this conversation. I'm not discussing what the average player does. I thought that was clear.

    Also, I get that people love to reuse quotes from the Krayts, because it makes them feel like part of the club. But I've seen the data too. I'm not really sure what you're getting at. 

  10. 33 minutes ago, BCooper85 said:

    So did you have fun doing that all day??

    That doesn't really matter, but I actually did. Every game was close (except when Paul Johnson trounced me!), and there was a heavy burden of execution on me to get a lead. If I made one mistake in the early game, I lost, so there were interesting and meaningful decisions for me to make, until I got ahead on points. Then it became auto pilot. 

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