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    SPECPOL reacted to Gaffa in Can L5R be the LCG that introduces a common sense Core Set?   
    Oddly enough, the only claims of "gouging" players comes from players who seem to believe that you need a full playset of cards to play the game. Which isn't the case, and thus the problem would seem to stem from those players who think that completionism is the same as playability.
     
    Not that this hasn't been dealt with the last ten thousand times this subject has come up on the LCG forums, but, once again:
     
    FFG is one of the few collectable card game companies large enough to run customer satisfaction and data studies on their products (Wizards, obviously, is the leader here). They have done so. As they've told us, time and again, market data has shown that the vast majority of customers who buy their core sets *never buy anything else* in that game line. They buy one box, that's it. Most LCG players don't even deck build. The premade (and certainly competitively lackluster) decks that come in the starter pack is how they experience and enjoy the game. Game night comes around, someone says "Hey, let's play Netrunner" (or L5R, or whatever), they crack open the box, pick decks, play, fun is had, they put the starter decks back in the box. In a few months, they'll open the box again, or maybe it will be Settlers night, or Pandemic.
     
    Given this nugget of market data, FFG decided, back when they started the LCG format of collectable card games, to give the majority of their buyers of the base set some starter decks with higher variability (and thus more replayability). They do so by not filling the premade starter decks with maximum card numbers. This means the lack of consistency keeps their players (who are happy, again, with never deck building) experiencing new card combinations more frequently than if the decks were reliable 3x of all the standard cards. Their base set player base *loves* this. This is what their players of the base set wants. *You*, who likes deckbuilding and metagames and tournament play, will have access to complete play sets from all their tons of booster packs, deluxe expansions, and so on. You are a player of the whole card game, which is considerably larger than just the base set. You love more control or options over your LCG, but that doesn't mean that the people who crack open A Game of Thrones only once every three months to enjoy a little Stark/Lannister throw down and then put the same decks away year after year aren't playing the game the right way.
     
    And yeah, that also means that those players who insist they cannot play the game without a complete set of the base cards (a stricture they put on themselves) have to fork out more money for multiple copies of the base set. FFG admits that's a bonus in their bottom line from the non-completionist base sets they put out, but also says that their concern with the base set has always been to attract new players and to have a fun, replayable experience for the majority of their buyers, who will never buy a single expansion pack or deluxe set ever.
     
    If they get hooked and want to buy more expansion packs, hey, great, happy to make more money. If they don't, at least they're getting a base box where each game will most likely play vastly different, due to the high randomness of each deck.
     
    I suppose you could say that FFG has been lying to us all these years (despite nothing we've seen in their other PR releases or GenCon previews which leads us to believe otherwise). I guess the onus would be on you to show the evidence of actual lies and deception in their statements over the years.
     
    Nobody's gouging you. This is not a life-sustaining necessity that FFG is holding a monopoly on. If you believe you need three copies of the base set to play the game the way you want to, that's a psychological restriction you've put on yourself. Hell, for years, the Netrunner core set was good enough that even tourney winning decks often got by with only one copy, or perhaps two if you really wanted two Desperados. The rule of thumb back then on nearly all the podcasts and websites was that one was fine for casual or even basic tourney play, two was sufficient for tourney play, and three was only required for hardcore players who insisted on a complete playset available at all times.
     
    Despite your apparent belief that you are showing a unique and insightful challenge to FFG's production strategy in this, the ten thousandth and first reiteration of this thread, I would be very surprised if the L5R base set changes from the distribution model they currently follow for all their LCGs (it is possible, as they haven't released any production details yet, but given that would presumably impact the production defaults for their other LCG lines at the shop, I'd find it very unlikely that L5R would be the special butterfly that would get their own unique distribution layout). Despite your squawking and grumbling, they've made the smart choice. The majority of their base sets go to players who never buy another card from that game line again (Netrunner might have been their first and perhaps only game that changed that; haven't seen any good data to contest that). They get happy, positive feedback from the players who only buy base sets with their current model. I find it very unlikely that they're going to change what is a winning production standard, for them, just to hammer clean the annoyance fractures of on-line completionists (again, it's possible, but let's wait to see their release plans).
     
    And of course, in the end I'll note that even buying three copies of the base set, which would be a completionist move, puts the price range, at least in the U.S., to around $120, which is about what you pay for a box of Magic (or even L5R back in the day), unless you're using one of those deep-discount web order sites, which lowers the cost of some of the more recent Magic boxes I've seen occasionally down to around $85. Even then, you're not getting anything close to a playset of Magic or the old L5R from just one box, let alone being guaranteed to get the cards you need to build the deck you're thinking of. So the buy-in for those who insist on being LCG completionists is still cheaper than getting set up in Magic, and after that it's full playsets for the packs and deluxe boxes from then on out.
     
    This recurring complaint seems to be a non-issue except among players who apparently think their way of collecting multiple copies of all cards in a LCG is the only way to play the game.
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from kaosoe in Sourcebook for Imperials?   
    Thanks! With 6 subforums it's hard to keep up with everything that's posted
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from UnfairBanana in Santa Brought me a...   
    Nothing. But Krampus brought us a flooded downstairs from the thunderstorms and tornados over the last 2 days in TN... Merry f***ing Christmas...
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Punning Pundit in Santa Brought me a...   
    Nothing. But Krampus brought us a flooded downstairs from the thunderstorms and tornados over the last 2 days in TN... Merry f***ing Christmas...
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from dewbie420 in Wave 9 Speculation : S&V Shadowcaster?   
    After comparing, they have similar silhouettes, though the engine nacelles are vastly different and the main hull of the Shadow Caster is more of a disc shape. Still, spiritual successor?
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Rodafowa in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the new 360!
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Spider in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Lol...Apparently Darth Ruin has never done a K-Turn
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from ViscerothSWG in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the new 360!
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Punning Pundit in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the new 360!
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Koshinn in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Lol...Apparently Darth Ruin has never done a K-Turn
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    SPECPOL reacted to Panic 217 in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    MLG 360 NO SCOPE!!!!
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Narcoleptic in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the new 360!
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Decimator in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the new 360!
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    SPECPOL reacted to Glucose98 in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Super-Lightning Reflexes:
     
    Awesome ships only
     
    Rotate your ship 540 degrees.
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from ViscerothSWG in New article about the Kihraxz — Lightning Reflexes   
    Lol...Apparently Darth Ruin has never done a K-Turn
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Trevor Goodchild in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    Hi. My name is Chris, and I have a problem.
     
    I am addicted to X-Wing.
     
    My habit started simply enough- Wil Wheaton's Table Top video got me to buy the core set...within a month I had $300 worth of spaceships (back when Imperial Aces had just come out). But I was still just a social player. After 6 months I traded my collection to get into recreational LCG use (don't get me started on Netrunner and Star Wars- there needs to be separate support groups for those). I thought I would be fine. Casual. No one got hurt. 
     
    But something kept pulling at me. I was sad to see my beautiful little spaceships go. I missed them. My wife didn't understand. I would go cruising the forums late at night just to see what was happening in the meta. I kept being pulled back. I couldn't resist.
     
    3 months ago I fell off the wagon. Hard. In 8 weeks I had sold all of my comics and TPB's ($500), sold my entire Munchkin and SJGames collection (I used to be a MIB for them- $200), and then I started selling plasma (another $250) so that I could buy EVERYTHING(most things in multiples)... I was literally selling myself to get my X-Wing fix. My wife didn't mind since I hadn't spent any actual money on X-Wing, just money that I had already spent on other nerd stuff, most of it before we were married.
     
    2 Weeks ago, I started spending actual money on X-Wing. I am out of other collections to sell. I know I should be saving for the Raider (if it ever comes out) and Wave 7, but I had to get my new-ship-fix. I bought a 5th bomber. I commissioned a HWK repaint. I bought *another* set of dice. My wife doesn't know yet. I am spending money on X-Wing that I should be spending on real things, like beer. 
     
    The worst part is, I'm not even playing. Sure, I would love to play, but my wife hates the game. And because of my work schedule, my free-time is so sporadic I can't set and keep a play-date with friends or at my FLGS. I just "fiddle the fiddly-bits" as my wife says, and then re-arrange my collection every other day. 
     
    Today I had a breakthrough. I had spent the money I had saved for my dad's Father's Day present on another Imperial Aces set. I was ready to just head over this weekend empty handed because I clearly needed 2 more spaceships more than my dad needed a new 30-06 die for his reload press. But I couldn't do it. I turned around (u-turn on a busy street) and took those spaceships back. I have vowed not to buy any more unnecessary space ships, and to only buy new space ships in moderation and with money saved for them specifically.  
     
    I can do this, one day at a time.
     
    May the Force grant me the serenity to accept the green-dice I can not change, the courage to change the red-dice I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 
     
    ***This is only part joke- all of that post is true. It is not meant to diminish or mock anyone who is or is a recovering alcoholic- I have been to my fair share of meetings to support friends and family. And I work for a brewery, so I super-advocate responsible drinking. This is simply a tongue-in-cheek/satirical recounting of my X-Wing experience that I think many of us on the forums can relate to. Hopefully my sharing helps. Addiction- to anything- can be damaging to ourselves and those around us.***
     
    Fly Casual, and Fly Responsibly.
     
     
     
     
     
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Thunderchild in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    Hi. My name is Chris, and I have a problem.
     
    I am addicted to X-Wing.
     
    My habit started simply enough- Wil Wheaton's Table Top video got me to buy the core set...within a month I had $300 worth of spaceships (back when Imperial Aces had just come out). But I was still just a social player. After 6 months I traded my collection to get into recreational LCG use (don't get me started on Netrunner and Star Wars- there needs to be separate support groups for those). I thought I would be fine. Casual. No one got hurt. 
     
    But something kept pulling at me. I was sad to see my beautiful little spaceships go. I missed them. My wife didn't understand. I would go cruising the forums late at night just to see what was happening in the meta. I kept being pulled back. I couldn't resist.
     
    3 months ago I fell off the wagon. Hard. In 8 weeks I had sold all of my comics and TPB's ($500), sold my entire Munchkin and SJGames collection (I used to be a MIB for them- $200), and then I started selling plasma (another $250) so that I could buy EVERYTHING(most things in multiples)... I was literally selling myself to get my X-Wing fix. My wife didn't mind since I hadn't spent any actual money on X-Wing, just money that I had already spent on other nerd stuff, most of it before we were married.
     
    2 Weeks ago, I started spending actual money on X-Wing. I am out of other collections to sell. I know I should be saving for the Raider (if it ever comes out) and Wave 7, but I had to get my new-ship-fix. I bought a 5th bomber. I commissioned a HWK repaint. I bought *another* set of dice. My wife doesn't know yet. I am spending money on X-Wing that I should be spending on real things, like beer. 
     
    The worst part is, I'm not even playing. Sure, I would love to play, but my wife hates the game. And because of my work schedule, my free-time is so sporadic I can't set and keep a play-date with friends or at my FLGS. I just "fiddle the fiddly-bits" as my wife says, and then re-arrange my collection every other day. 
     
    Today I had a breakthrough. I had spent the money I had saved for my dad's Father's Day present on another Imperial Aces set. I was ready to just head over this weekend empty handed because I clearly needed 2 more spaceships more than my dad needed a new 30-06 die for his reload press. But I couldn't do it. I turned around (u-turn on a busy street) and took those spaceships back. I have vowed not to buy any more unnecessary space ships, and to only buy new space ships in moderation and with money saved for them specifically.  
     
    I can do this, one day at a time.
     
    May the Force grant me the serenity to accept the green-dice I can not change, the courage to change the red-dice I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 
     
    ***This is only part joke- all of that post is true. It is not meant to diminish or mock anyone who is or is a recovering alcoholic- I have been to my fair share of meetings to support friends and family. And I work for a brewery, so I super-advocate responsible drinking. This is simply a tongue-in-cheek/satirical recounting of my X-Wing experience that I think many of us on the forums can relate to. Hopefully my sharing helps. Addiction- to anything- can be damaging to ourselves and those around us.***
     
    Fly Casual, and Fly Responsibly.
     
     
     
     
     
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    SPECPOL reacted to nigeltastic in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    She looks like a TIE Fighter? Well, whatever floats your goat...
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    SPECPOL reacted to charlesanakin in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    So I'm about $500 into X Wing and that's one of every ship (except Huge) but not every expansion. Included in that is storage and acrylic movement templates. I enjoyed it so much I went out an spent $200 getting up to speed with Armada.
    When I knew I was going to have a problem I went out and invented a magnetic playing mat to fund my habit (and school and family vacation).
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from Crit Happens in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    Hi. My name is Chris, and I have a problem.
     
    I am addicted to X-Wing.
     
    My habit started simply enough- Wil Wheaton's Table Top video got me to buy the core set...within a month I had $300 worth of spaceships (back when Imperial Aces had just come out). But I was still just a social player. After 6 months I traded my collection to get into recreational LCG use (don't get me started on Netrunner and Star Wars- there needs to be separate support groups for those). I thought I would be fine. Casual. No one got hurt. 
     
    But something kept pulling at me. I was sad to see my beautiful little spaceships go. I missed them. My wife didn't understand. I would go cruising the forums late at night just to see what was happening in the meta. I kept being pulled back. I couldn't resist.
     
    3 months ago I fell off the wagon. Hard. In 8 weeks I had sold all of my comics and TPB's ($500), sold my entire Munchkin and SJGames collection (I used to be a MIB for them- $200), and then I started selling plasma (another $250) so that I could buy EVERYTHING(most things in multiples)... I was literally selling myself to get my X-Wing fix. My wife didn't mind since I hadn't spent any actual money on X-Wing, just money that I had already spent on other nerd stuff, most of it before we were married.
     
    2 Weeks ago, I started spending actual money on X-Wing. I am out of other collections to sell. I know I should be saving for the Raider (if it ever comes out) and Wave 7, but I had to get my new-ship-fix. I bought a 5th bomber. I commissioned a HWK repaint. I bought *another* set of dice. My wife doesn't know yet. I am spending money on X-Wing that I should be spending on real things, like beer. 
     
    The worst part is, I'm not even playing. Sure, I would love to play, but my wife hates the game. And because of my work schedule, my free-time is so sporadic I can't set and keep a play-date with friends or at my FLGS. I just "fiddle the fiddly-bits" as my wife says, and then re-arrange my collection every other day. 
     
    Today I had a breakthrough. I had spent the money I had saved for my dad's Father's Day present on another Imperial Aces set. I was ready to just head over this weekend empty handed because I clearly needed 2 more spaceships more than my dad needed a new 30-06 die for his reload press. But I couldn't do it. I turned around (u-turn on a busy street) and took those spaceships back. I have vowed not to buy any more unnecessary space ships, and to only buy new space ships in moderation and with money saved for them specifically.  
     
    I can do this, one day at a time.
     
    May the Force grant me the serenity to accept the green-dice I can not change, the courage to change the red-dice I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 
     
    ***This is only part joke- all of that post is true. It is not meant to diminish or mock anyone who is or is a recovering alcoholic- I have been to my fair share of meetings to support friends and family. And I work for a brewery, so I super-advocate responsible drinking. This is simply a tongue-in-cheek/satirical recounting of my X-Wing experience that I think many of us on the forums can relate to. Hopefully my sharing helps. Addiction- to anything- can be damaging to ourselves and those around us.***
     
    Fly Casual, and Fly Responsibly.
     
     
     
     
     
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from WarriorPoet in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    Hi. My name is Chris, and I have a problem.
     
    I am addicted to X-Wing.
     
    My habit started simply enough- Wil Wheaton's Table Top video got me to buy the core set...within a month I had $300 worth of spaceships (back when Imperial Aces had just come out). But I was still just a social player. After 6 months I traded my collection to get into recreational LCG use (don't get me started on Netrunner and Star Wars- there needs to be separate support groups for those). I thought I would be fine. Casual. No one got hurt. 
     
    But something kept pulling at me. I was sad to see my beautiful little spaceships go. I missed them. My wife didn't understand. I would go cruising the forums late at night just to see what was happening in the meta. I kept being pulled back. I couldn't resist.
     
    3 months ago I fell off the wagon. Hard. In 8 weeks I had sold all of my comics and TPB's ($500), sold my entire Munchkin and SJGames collection (I used to be a MIB for them- $200), and then I started selling plasma (another $250) so that I could buy EVERYTHING(most things in multiples)... I was literally selling myself to get my X-Wing fix. My wife didn't mind since I hadn't spent any actual money on X-Wing, just money that I had already spent on other nerd stuff, most of it before we were married.
     
    2 Weeks ago, I started spending actual money on X-Wing. I am out of other collections to sell. I know I should be saving for the Raider (if it ever comes out) and Wave 7, but I had to get my new-ship-fix. I bought a 5th bomber. I commissioned a HWK repaint. I bought *another* set of dice. My wife doesn't know yet. I am spending money on X-Wing that I should be spending on real things, like beer. 
     
    The worst part is, I'm not even playing. Sure, I would love to play, but my wife hates the game. And because of my work schedule, my free-time is so sporadic I can't set and keep a play-date with friends or at my FLGS. I just "fiddle the fiddly-bits" as my wife says, and then re-arrange my collection every other day. 
     
    Today I had a breakthrough. I had spent the money I had saved for my dad's Father's Day present on another Imperial Aces set. I was ready to just head over this weekend empty handed because I clearly needed 2 more spaceships more than my dad needed a new 30-06 die for his reload press. But I couldn't do it. I turned around (u-turn on a busy street) and took those spaceships back. I have vowed not to buy any more unnecessary space ships, and to only buy new space ships in moderation and with money saved for them specifically.  
     
    I can do this, one day at a time.
     
    May the Force grant me the serenity to accept the green-dice I can not change, the courage to change the red-dice I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 
     
    ***This is only part joke- all of that post is true. It is not meant to diminish or mock anyone who is or is a recovering alcoholic- I have been to my fair share of meetings to support friends and family. And I work for a brewery, so I super-advocate responsible drinking. This is simply a tongue-in-cheek/satirical recounting of my X-Wing experience that I think many of us on the forums can relate to. Hopefully my sharing helps. Addiction- to anything- can be damaging to ourselves and those around us.***
     
    Fly Casual, and Fly Responsibly.
     
     
     
     
     
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from SpikeSpiegel in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    Hi. My name is Chris, and I have a problem.
     
    I am addicted to X-Wing.
     
    My habit started simply enough- Wil Wheaton's Table Top video got me to buy the core set...within a month I had $300 worth of spaceships (back when Imperial Aces had just come out). But I was still just a social player. After 6 months I traded my collection to get into recreational LCG use (don't get me started on Netrunner and Star Wars- there needs to be separate support groups for those). I thought I would be fine. Casual. No one got hurt. 
     
    But something kept pulling at me. I was sad to see my beautiful little spaceships go. I missed them. My wife didn't understand. I would go cruising the forums late at night just to see what was happening in the meta. I kept being pulled back. I couldn't resist.
     
    3 months ago I fell off the wagon. Hard. In 8 weeks I had sold all of my comics and TPB's ($500), sold my entire Munchkin and SJGames collection (I used to be a MIB for them- $200), and then I started selling plasma (another $250) so that I could buy EVERYTHING(most things in multiples)... I was literally selling myself to get my X-Wing fix. My wife didn't mind since I hadn't spent any actual money on X-Wing, just money that I had already spent on other nerd stuff, most of it before we were married.
     
    2 Weeks ago, I started spending actual money on X-Wing. I am out of other collections to sell. I know I should be saving for the Raider (if it ever comes out) and Wave 7, but I had to get my new-ship-fix. I bought a 5th bomber. I commissioned a HWK repaint. I bought *another* set of dice. My wife doesn't know yet. I am spending money on X-Wing that I should be spending on real things, like beer. 
     
    The worst part is, I'm not even playing. Sure, I would love to play, but my wife hates the game. And because of my work schedule, my free-time is so sporadic I can't set and keep a play-date with friends or at my FLGS. I just "fiddle the fiddly-bits" as my wife says, and then re-arrange my collection every other day. 
     
    Today I had a breakthrough. I had spent the money I had saved for my dad's Father's Day present on another Imperial Aces set. I was ready to just head over this weekend empty handed because I clearly needed 2 more spaceships more than my dad needed a new 30-06 die for his reload press. But I couldn't do it. I turned around (u-turn on a busy street) and took those spaceships back. I have vowed not to buy any more unnecessary space ships, and to only buy new space ships in moderation and with money saved for them specifically.  
     
    I can do this, one day at a time.
     
    May the Force grant me the serenity to accept the green-dice I can not change, the courage to change the red-dice I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 
     
    ***This is only part joke- all of that post is true. It is not meant to diminish or mock anyone who is or is a recovering alcoholic- I have been to my fair share of meetings to support friends and family. And I work for a brewery, so I super-advocate responsible drinking. This is simply a tongue-in-cheek/satirical recounting of my X-Wing experience that I think many of us on the forums can relate to. Hopefully my sharing helps. Addiction- to anything- can be damaging to ourselves and those around us.***
     
    Fly Casual, and Fly Responsibly.
     
     
     
     
     
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from ZoraTheHutt in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    Hi. My name is Chris, and I have a problem.
     
    I am addicted to X-Wing.
     
    My habit started simply enough- Wil Wheaton's Table Top video got me to buy the core set...within a month I had $300 worth of spaceships (back when Imperial Aces had just come out). But I was still just a social player. After 6 months I traded my collection to get into recreational LCG use (don't get me started on Netrunner and Star Wars- there needs to be separate support groups for those). I thought I would be fine. Casual. No one got hurt. 
     
    But something kept pulling at me. I was sad to see my beautiful little spaceships go. I missed them. My wife didn't understand. I would go cruising the forums late at night just to see what was happening in the meta. I kept being pulled back. I couldn't resist.
     
    3 months ago I fell off the wagon. Hard. In 8 weeks I had sold all of my comics and TPB's ($500), sold my entire Munchkin and SJGames collection (I used to be a MIB for them- $200), and then I started selling plasma (another $250) so that I could buy EVERYTHING(most things in multiples)... I was literally selling myself to get my X-Wing fix. My wife didn't mind since I hadn't spent any actual money on X-Wing, just money that I had already spent on other nerd stuff, most of it before we were married.
     
    2 Weeks ago, I started spending actual money on X-Wing. I am out of other collections to sell. I know I should be saving for the Raider (if it ever comes out) and Wave 7, but I had to get my new-ship-fix. I bought a 5th bomber. I commissioned a HWK repaint. I bought *another* set of dice. My wife doesn't know yet. I am spending money on X-Wing that I should be spending on real things, like beer. 
     
    The worst part is, I'm not even playing. Sure, I would love to play, but my wife hates the game. And because of my work schedule, my free-time is so sporadic I can't set and keep a play-date with friends or at my FLGS. I just "fiddle the fiddly-bits" as my wife says, and then re-arrange my collection every other day. 
     
    Today I had a breakthrough. I had spent the money I had saved for my dad's Father's Day present on another Imperial Aces set. I was ready to just head over this weekend empty handed because I clearly needed 2 more spaceships more than my dad needed a new 30-06 die for his reload press. But I couldn't do it. I turned around (u-turn on a busy street) and took those spaceships back. I have vowed not to buy any more unnecessary space ships, and to only buy new space ships in moderation and with money saved for them specifically.  
     
    I can do this, one day at a time.
     
    May the Force grant me the serenity to accept the green-dice I can not change, the courage to change the red-dice I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 
     
    ***This is only part joke- all of that post is true. It is not meant to diminish or mock anyone who is or is a recovering alcoholic- I have been to my fair share of meetings to support friends and family. And I work for a brewery, so I super-advocate responsible drinking. This is simply a tongue-in-cheek/satirical recounting of my X-Wing experience that I think many of us on the forums can relate to. Hopefully my sharing helps. Addiction- to anything- can be damaging to ourselves and those around us.***
     
    Fly Casual, and Fly Responsibly.
     
     
     
     
     
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from pickirk01 in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    Hi. My name is Chris, and I have a problem.
     
    I am addicted to X-Wing.
     
    My habit started simply enough- Wil Wheaton's Table Top video got me to buy the core set...within a month I had $300 worth of spaceships (back when Imperial Aces had just come out). But I was still just a social player. After 6 months I traded my collection to get into recreational LCG use (don't get me started on Netrunner and Star Wars- there needs to be separate support groups for those). I thought I would be fine. Casual. No one got hurt. 
     
    But something kept pulling at me. I was sad to see my beautiful little spaceships go. I missed them. My wife didn't understand. I would go cruising the forums late at night just to see what was happening in the meta. I kept being pulled back. I couldn't resist.
     
    3 months ago I fell off the wagon. Hard. In 8 weeks I had sold all of my comics and TPB's ($500), sold my entire Munchkin and SJGames collection (I used to be a MIB for them- $200), and then I started selling plasma (another $250) so that I could buy EVERYTHING(most things in multiples)... I was literally selling myself to get my X-Wing fix. My wife didn't mind since I hadn't spent any actual money on X-Wing, just money that I had already spent on other nerd stuff, most of it before we were married.
     
    2 Weeks ago, I started spending actual money on X-Wing. I am out of other collections to sell. I know I should be saving for the Raider (if it ever comes out) and Wave 7, but I had to get my new-ship-fix. I bought a 5th bomber. I commissioned a HWK repaint. I bought *another* set of dice. My wife doesn't know yet. I am spending money on X-Wing that I should be spending on real things, like beer. 
     
    The worst part is, I'm not even playing. Sure, I would love to play, but my wife hates the game. And because of my work schedule, my free-time is so sporadic I can't set and keep a play-date with friends or at my FLGS. I just "fiddle the fiddly-bits" as my wife says, and then re-arrange my collection every other day. 
     
    Today I had a breakthrough. I had spent the money I had saved for my dad's Father's Day present on another Imperial Aces set. I was ready to just head over this weekend empty handed because I clearly needed 2 more spaceships more than my dad needed a new 30-06 die for his reload press. But I couldn't do it. I turned around (u-turn on a busy street) and took those spaceships back. I have vowed not to buy any more unnecessary space ships, and to only buy new space ships in moderation and with money saved for them specifically.  
     
    I can do this, one day at a time.
     
    May the Force grant me the serenity to accept the green-dice I can not change, the courage to change the red-dice I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 
     
    ***This is only part joke- all of that post is true. It is not meant to diminish or mock anyone who is or is a recovering alcoholic- I have been to my fair share of meetings to support friends and family. And I work for a brewery, so I super-advocate responsible drinking. This is simply a tongue-in-cheek/satirical recounting of my X-Wing experience that I think many of us on the forums can relate to. Hopefully my sharing helps. Addiction- to anything- can be damaging to ourselves and those around us.***
     
    Fly Casual, and Fly Responsibly.
     
     
     
     
     
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    SPECPOL got a reaction from joewrightgm in X-Wingers Anonymous   
    Hi. My name is Chris, and I have a problem.
     
    I am addicted to X-Wing.
     
    My habit started simply enough- Wil Wheaton's Table Top video got me to buy the core set...within a month I had $300 worth of spaceships (back when Imperial Aces had just come out). But I was still just a social player. After 6 months I traded my collection to get into recreational LCG use (don't get me started on Netrunner and Star Wars- there needs to be separate support groups for those). I thought I would be fine. Casual. No one got hurt. 
     
    But something kept pulling at me. I was sad to see my beautiful little spaceships go. I missed them. My wife didn't understand. I would go cruising the forums late at night just to see what was happening in the meta. I kept being pulled back. I couldn't resist.
     
    3 months ago I fell off the wagon. Hard. In 8 weeks I had sold all of my comics and TPB's ($500), sold my entire Munchkin and SJGames collection (I used to be a MIB for them- $200), and then I started selling plasma (another $250) so that I could buy EVERYTHING(most things in multiples)... I was literally selling myself to get my X-Wing fix. My wife didn't mind since I hadn't spent any actual money on X-Wing, just money that I had already spent on other nerd stuff, most of it before we were married.
     
    2 Weeks ago, I started spending actual money on X-Wing. I am out of other collections to sell. I know I should be saving for the Raider (if it ever comes out) and Wave 7, but I had to get my new-ship-fix. I bought a 5th bomber. I commissioned a HWK repaint. I bought *another* set of dice. My wife doesn't know yet. I am spending money on X-Wing that I should be spending on real things, like beer. 
     
    The worst part is, I'm not even playing. Sure, I would love to play, but my wife hates the game. And because of my work schedule, my free-time is so sporadic I can't set and keep a play-date with friends or at my FLGS. I just "fiddle the fiddly-bits" as my wife says, and then re-arrange my collection every other day. 
     
    Today I had a breakthrough. I had spent the money I had saved for my dad's Father's Day present on another Imperial Aces set. I was ready to just head over this weekend empty handed because I clearly needed 2 more spaceships more than my dad needed a new 30-06 die for his reload press. But I couldn't do it. I turned around (u-turn on a busy street) and took those spaceships back. I have vowed not to buy any more unnecessary space ships, and to only buy new space ships in moderation and with money saved for them specifically.  
     
    I can do this, one day at a time.
     
    May the Force grant me the serenity to accept the green-dice I can not change, the courage to change the red-dice I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. 
     
    ***This is only part joke- all of that post is true. It is not meant to diminish or mock anyone who is or is a recovering alcoholic- I have been to my fair share of meetings to support friends and family. And I work for a brewery, so I super-advocate responsible drinking. This is simply a tongue-in-cheek/satirical recounting of my X-Wing experience that I think many of us on the forums can relate to. Hopefully my sharing helps. Addiction- to anything- can be damaging to ourselves and those around us.***
     
    Fly Casual, and Fly Responsibly.
     
     
     
     
     
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