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  1. Squark

    Resistance and First Order Dial Upgrade Kits

    Personally, I think I'll be fine with using my existing dial upgrades. The colors are close enough. Still, it's nice to have the option. As far as the usefulness of the dial upgrades themselves... I still find I prefer them because it's much clearer which maneuver you've selected. I imagine I would have gotten used to the little white arrow eventually, but I didn't like it when 2.0 started, so I stuck with my dial upgrades.
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    Reconfigure question

    Indeed. In order to override your base weapon choices, an upgrade would have to have the sidearm keyword. Edit: Thanks, @YuriPanzer I get why it's a bit confusing, though, since the upgrades are worded such that it seems like three different configurations of the same gun. But in practice, it's more like one gun that can switch between two secondary attachments.
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    "limited edition" ships?

    I think people are letting their suspicion of FFG override economic sense. And to be fair, the sheer number of weasel words FFG used in trying to sell people on 2e without actually committing to doing much has more than earned FFG that suspicion. But honestly? Even if it's Poe's T-70, I don't really care. The cost of commissioning someone to paint me my own Black One would be significantly lower than attending the convention. And the paintjob would probably be higher quality, too.
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    T-65 X-Wing Damage Deck

    They were a limited run pre-order bonus. Some stores may have one or two left lying around if you ask, but ebay is your best bet.
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    we may as well get the ball rolling

    Points adjustments are helpful, but some things are better served by adding new rules or changing existing ones. That being said, Vader feels fine right now. His learning curve is higher than might be ideal in a starter set, but he's performed quite well once I got the hang of things.
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    Strategy: Pulling Damage Cards

    Oh. Yeah, that's correct. Unless you're trying to trigger a reshuffle by running out the damage deck, this is pointless when Kylo's not around.
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    Strategy: Pulling Damage Cards

    That's not strategy. It's just what you're supposed to do. You take a number of damage cards equal to the damage you suffered, and then after all ships of the same initiative have attacked, you remove any ships with damage equal to or greater than their hull value. Statistically, though, it won't make a difference unless ISYTDS is involved, or the cards are dealt faceup (In which case this can give you a tiny bit of information about what's left in the deck).
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    What happened to SWL30?

    It could be a product that's experiencing a long development time (Perhaps a Clone Wars core set?), or it could be a cancelled product we won't find out about for quite some time. Late in X-wing 1st edition, there was a missing sku that fueled an awful lot of speculation for over a year; I think it was only a few months ago that someone found am excel sheet shown to distributors indicating it was something called, "Heroes of the Force," which presumably was saved for 2.0's force mechanics.
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    So, no K2SO then...

    It only has one non-red speed 3+ maneuver. Jousters really, really need their dice mods. While you can still trigger afterburners off a 3-bank, you're not going to do much without a focus token. Plus, the tallon rolls and k-turn are too slow to trigger afterburners, which removes their coolest trick.
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    So, no K2SO then...

    This is one comment from the Devs that seems to have been miscommunicated by a lot of people. The specific statement was that if they released new content in a re-release such as new pilots or configurations, there would be a way to get that content without having to buy the entire re-released expansion. FFG has technically kept to that promise by not releasing any new content in the Wave 3 and 4 rereleases*, since somebody in development really, really doesn't want to do card and cardboard only expansions apparently. Which is kind of a shame, since the B-wing (And future rereleases of classic fighters like the A-wing and Tie Interceptor) could really use new pilots.** *Well, kind of. The killbots in the decimator and Afterburners in the b-wing** have exposed a bit of a grey area here. **Can we just take a minute to appreciate what a weird choice for the B-wing this is? It has so few speed 3+ maneuvers.
  11. I think @Katarn was thinking more of Veers/Krennic and Han/Leia vs. The generic commanders; Veers and Leia in particular do everything the generics do but better for a modest points increase. I'm not entirely happy with the generic commanders because of this (especially since both factions would have loved to finally have access to both spotter and take cover), but at the same time, I really did not want the generic commanders to overshadow the named ones the way they can in some other games. As far as my thoughts on the subject; I feel Legion could do with another corps unit or two. Hoth Troopers are a popular request on these forums that would make a good Rebel Corps units, and both the Modern and Legends-era Imperial Army Troopers don't really fit anywhere else. On the other hand, the nature of Command Cards means new Operatives and Commanders add a lot of new options to the game, so I suspect we'll continue to see more of them for quite some time. However, the nature of the command card system also works against a true "herohammer" army- A lot of a commander's power is tied to their command cards, and there's a diminishing return past the second commander/operative since you can't use all the command cards from three different characters. For that matter, the addition of the new generic command cards means you don't get as much from the second commander/operative.
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    Dorsal Turret on a Y-Wing?

    The Falcon and the striker are in hyperspace to round out the Rebel and Imperial factions and bring them closer to Scum and the Sequel Factions in options. In the process, FFG also brought in a couple of cards that serve as placeholders for the upgrade cards that would be in a Rebel Falcon Expansion.
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    Illegal Squad at Phoenix / Trip Upsilon (no relation)

    I don't think he intends to be defensive. He's skeptical, sure, but it doesn't come across as defensive. On the other hand, the counterpoint is that the proof he's asking for involves running through a half dozen or so scenarios, which could take hours to illustrate.
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    Imperial Generic Commander

    Should have specified- I was referring to the Disney Canon. In Legends, Hobbie and Veers both survied Hoth.
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    Imperial Generic Commander

    Veers was taken out by Hobbie when the latter directed his critically damaged vessel into Veers's AT-AT
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    Tramp Freighters

    Weren't the missiles after-market modifications? It would make sense if they were modifications Lando made, and not present on the stock YT-1300. And it's not like many people put missiles on their Falcons anyway, so you're not changing the power level much.
  17. Yeah, it does feel like FFG grossly underestimated how much moving from I4 to I5 should cost. It's also a bit frustating that they were a bit haphazard with curtailing dice mods. Hopefully the upcoming changes take steps to correct this, but I'm not sure FFG is ready for the drastic changes it looks like the game needs.
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    Unsung Heros.

    I'd rather be able to give orders to important units and remove them from the order pool for more consistency. That is a pretty nice effect, though. Just... don't give a similar effect to the Empire using Aim tokens. Please, FFG. Please don't do something that crazy. Stormtrooper Aim chains would be really, really dumb.
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    Unsung Heros.

    Posted below is the expanded rules for Treat from the RRG. Hopefully it should help with any more questions (Or people who want confirmation of answers I've given) Treat x: capacity y is a free card ability and can be used as a free action during a unit’s activation. When a unit uses the treat x: capacity y ability, place one wound token on the card that has the treat x: capacity y keyword, then choose a friendly non-emplacement trooper unit at range 1 and in line of sight and remove up to x wound tokens from that unit or restore up to x miniatures to that unit. This ability cannot be used if the card that has the treat x: capacity y keyword has a number of wound tokens on it equal to or exceeding y. • Wound tokens on cards are not considered to be on units and do not count toward a unit’s wound threshold, nor can they be removed by abilities that remove wound tokens from units. • To restore a mini to a unit, that unit must have had one or more minis defeated that round. Choose a mini that was defeated during the current round and place that mini on the battlefield in cohesion with its unit leader. Then, give that mini a number of wound tokens equal to one less than the wound threshold indicated on its unit card. • If all of a unit’s minis have been defeated, it is no longer in play, and cannot be chosen when using the treat x: capacity y ability. • If a player has a unit with the treat x: capacity y ability in their army, it is recommended that the player track which of their trooper minis have been defeated during the current round, in order to avoid confusion. For example, minis can be placed tipped on their side on top of their unit card
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    Unsung Heros.

    Commanders are not on the table to be restored. You can put a mini back into an understrength unit, but once the unit is wiped out, it's gone.
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    Unsung Heros.

    Every time. Edit: You get a Wookiee with 2 wounds on it. Thanks for catching that, @Thevshi
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    New vehicles!

    You're going to have to explain what you mean there. Luke and the T-47 are very different models. They're trying to fill the same role, but they do it very differently.
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    New vehicles!

    Given that you can always use a lower speed template when performing normal moves, there's no reason for Ryder to allow you to decrease speed unless he works on compulsory moves. Still not sure that's worth 5 points and exhaust, though.
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    New vehicles!

    No, you have two minis since the heavy weapons trooper is a mandatory upgrade.
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    New vehicles!

    That's not the correct way to calculate effective wounds- If it was, the TX-225 would only have 12 (8/2+8) effective wounds, and that doesn't pass the sniff test, since clearly you need twice the number of wounds to get past the 50/50 save. Never tell me the Odds has a pretty in depth rundown (As well as some preliminary looks at how the Armor and cover keywords affect the estimate), but the short version is that effective wounds are (# of wounds) * (1/Probability a wound will occur). So an AT-ST has 11*(3/2) effective wounds (16.5), while Chewbacca has 9*(6/5) effective wounds (10.8), and the Emperor has 5*(3/1) effective wounds (15). EDIT: @Matt3412 Beat me to it. The formula I gave you is just the inverse equation of what they described.