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  1. For so long that, with a quick 1-minute Google Images search, I couldn't find a single good example screenshot of a game with the right template in use. Totally stole that image from your Armada Vassal For Editors video on Youtube...
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    Ignore thread....delete.

    Agreed. That's a huge waste of points that the MC30 list should be spending on offense instead of duplicating what Lando and Mothma already give them.
  3. I think it's probably more obvious to people who play Vassal frequently: the range templates Vassal uses make it super clear that you're only measuring within arc for range.
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    Acrylic Ship Tokens Review

    Oh, and I completely neglected to take pictures, sorry. If DS wants to post some up, I know he's got some nice beauty shots--otherwise, I'm sure you'll start seeing them in pics I post here and in Discord.
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    Acrylic Ship Tokens Review

    Finally got to put mine on the table a couple nights ago--they got here a month and a half ago, *immediately* before my wife went into labor and my Armada Moratorium hit. Couple of thoughts: PROS * They look really, REALLY nice on the table. My own bases and ship fins are all painted black + stars, which adds a lot to the effect too. * With a small bit of felt or foam (a bit of which @Darth Sanguis included) between base and token, it holds together nice and firm. Good idea for that, man! * The lines are pretty well perfect as far as I can tell. I had a couple of "close measurement" cases in the game, and neither of us felt like the base impacted the outcome. CONS * Speaking of close measurements, one... drawback, I guess, is the danger of using laser line markers with these. You really need to be careful not to shine those lasers in a way that they'll reflect off the base in to somebody's eyes, because the base reflects the line really well. Not sure of a good eye safety solution other than 1) be careful or 2) use the ruler instead. * You really need to find a very clear dice- and variant-marking solution if you want to use these in anything resembling competitive play. I was firmly in the camp of not printing those details on, and I still think it was the right call. I'm looking into maybe magnetized battery/AS markers that I can swap between variants. In the game I played, I was careful to bring only one variant of any one ship (I brought ISDK/ISDK/Int) to keep it simple for my opponent, and we are both very familiar with the ships' batteries, and even so I felt like it bordered on an unfair advantage for me not to have the dice clearly marked. While there are some obstacles to be overcome in using them, I'm overall super happy with these. Thanks for all your work, @Darth Sanguis!
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    shields to maxium

    @shmitty's TFA fleet disagrees.
  7. Instigator + EWS pins them for one turn and keeps the Raider alive through the squadron phase. Flechette Torpedoes shuts them down the next turn too, as the Raider zooms off into the sunset. QFT. It's non-trivial to use, but man, if you're already taking a Raider, it's really hard not to supercharge it with Instigator, particularly if Tua is available for that sweet sweet EWS. Just the threat of that ship is a huge deal. Like you said, a Raider isn't exactly easy to dodge.
  8. Ask him to take off your hat so you can look at him with your own eyes.
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    3rd party play mats

    Not once. I've gotten two complaints about it from players. I almost always bring it to tourneys in case they are short mats. In both cases, it was a Regionals in which they didn't have enough mats and so put mine out. One said the yoga mat was hurting their eyes because of autism or... something. I don't judge, the complaint is within their rights and at least conceivably justified. The TO let them switch their game to a different table, no big deal. One was mad across the ******* room for no reason other than it being unofficial--he wasn't even the one playing on it. The TO told him he was welcome to replace it by buying a pair of super official X-wing mats from the host store, and otherwise, to suck it.
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    3rd party play mats

    Confirmed, the yoga mat is the discerning admiral's surface of choice.
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    North American tourney @ Gen Con

    That is a damned spicy list, @JJs Juggernaut. Very nice.
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    Is this "the first" Epic ship or the only one?

    The SSD will release with rules for epic format.
  13. Rofl PDR in the Executor.
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    Deployment of Profundity doll

    For posterity, this has been answered. Your deployment from Profundity may overlap squadrons.