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  1. Skirmish Resources

    Now pinned! Yay! Great work @wannabepudge and thanks for the links to my podcast and map project.
  2. Pixart/Printi in the USA prints at 300 DPI which makes the printouts look close to the tiles (sometimes even better depending on my retouching). I'm pretty sure that Pixart EU did the same 300 DPI. At 100 DPI you're sacrificing a lot of detail but things should still be playable. You could use the lower resolution images for 100 DPI prints. These smaller images are half scale so effectively 150 DPI. The pre made PDFs are made with the 300 DPI versions and are expected to be printed at 300 DPI (which is a common printing DPI value).
  3. You are correct with respect to the 2-player maps. There is also a 4-player map from the HotE box that has not been made into an image yet. Since there have been a number of recent changes (around the Printi switch), please let us know how your order goes and if there are any difficulties that could be smoothed over. Thanks!
  4. Pinned Threads for Skirmish?

    Thanks for compiling all those links @wannabepudge If you're okay being the editor go ahead and make a new thread with appropriate title. Then we can use the 'Report Post' link that shows in the upper right of each post on mouseover to let the mods know about it. Normally this is for bad posts but we can write in the note that we'd like the thread to be pinned.
  5. I noticed some of the other IA sub-forums have pinned topics (like Sorastro's Painting), but we don't have any here in the Skirmish sub forum. Are there any threads that are worth pinning? I'm thinking specifically of skirmish resources (list builders, vassal etc) and/or advice for new players, as those are common questions on here. Do people have nominations for good thread we should pin? And/or does anyone want to compile a number of suggestions into a single post in a new post/thread (and continue to edit it) that we could ask the mods to pin?
  6. I updated the script to generate PDFs (as noted by @Fightwookies) and key off the 108 inch limit that @Ragemundo and @wannabepudge discovered (the script now stitches as many maps together in a strip as it can under 108 inches in width). So all the strips have been updated because of these changes. (@jconway2002 the All Maps group is now updated as you were asking about.) Everything is available on the GitHub Project Page
  7. Unfortunately no: the changes from the switch to Printi required a number of changes and I haven't made them all yet. I'll try to get those updated this weekend. Thanks for the reminder.
  8. Can't seem to download the new map to print from Github

    Hey @Mandelore of the Rings it's a good idea to ping me ( @nickv2002 ) and/or respond in the map project thread so I see your issue. I'm assuming you're looking at this image: which you should be able to right click and "Save As" (or similar verbiage) in any browser. Hope that gets you sorted.
  9. Printi currently is offering 15% Banners (the product for printing these maps) with code BANNERS15 Should bring the per-map prices down to about $6 each if you order a few at a time.
  10. Thanks to corrections and info from @ricope, @Ragemundo, and @wannabepudge I've updated the GitHub project page and maps with the following changes. Fix typo in Paps map thanks to @ricope Create HotE group for printing (just 2 maps so far, but will expand as more are created) Adjust sizes in AllMaps group to be max of 6 maps in a strip and less than 108 inches wide (thanks to @Ragemundo and @wannabepudge for separate bits of info here)
  11. Thanks again to the valuable contributions from @leacher and Paul Windram, I'm pleased to make another skirmish map from Heart of the Empire available! It's Coruscant Senate Office from Palpatine's pack: Full size images are available on the GitHub project page. (JSON has been updated too @kingargyle) A couple of other housekeeping announcements: I'm starting a new job next week and will probably have much less time to work on IA stuff like this project. I'm not abandoning it or anything but all the B-side tiles from HotE still need image editing to cut them out and fix the puzzle edges. These B-side tiles are used with the remaining two 2-player maps in the HotE wave, while the 4-player map largely uses A-side tiles that have been converted (but also relies on some unfinished tiles from the Core). In any case, please get in touch if you have the time and skills to help with this endeavor. Pixartprinting has transformed into Printi, with a new interface and new prices. The order interface is probably a step up from before but the prices are also higher. Hopefully we'll get a sale soon but if anyone here wants to shop around for other online print shops that could also print stuff economically, please let me know. I'm happy to place a test order (even for an EU shop).
  12. Critique my Draft Merc Regionals List

    Looks like a solid brawler/hunter list. You'll probably get more out of the extra Focus from the Focus Bros than Jabba. Weequays and Onar all use focus well (Onar mostly uses likes it for the accuracy) I run both Devious & Take Ini in my merc list. Useful vs mercs and in Round 3. At 0 points it's a low investment cost. I agree that the Bantha was awesome and would love to see more lists playing him. Hard to make it work on the Swamps & Palace though!
  13. Flamethrower ability ruling

    No. You can't count spaces through a door: it's as if the tiles were completely separated by a black line. Doors also block adjacency so you can't Blast/Flamethrower through them that way either.
  14. Deployment

    I don't think you can do that unless you're massive/mobile. You wouldn't be able to move off the space because you can't move through red lines. Agreed that it would be nice if FFG organized a Rulings Wiki, etc. @a1bert maintains an officially unofficial thread on BGG with FFG rulings:
  15. Vader Command Deck

    I think Jets, Vader, and Palp all can benefit a lot from Urgency and would look for a 0-point slot for it...