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  1. If you want a seat get in there ASAP: http://www.cvent.com/events/adepticon-2019/event-summary-7822dab492fa4ed0bde10d960366d97c.aspx
  2. Fair enough, So you're saying since you can count spaces to a figure on blocking terrain, that means the figure must be adjacent to the space you counted from? Starting to make more sense but I still feel like this is abstracting the definition of adjacent
  3. Nowhere in the counting spaces or adjacency sections of the RRG does it say that adjacent = distance 1. Adjacent being 1 counted space in practice doesn't mean adjacent = distance 1 by definition. The crux of the argument is "does the rules for mobile override the definition of adjacent", specifically "two spaces that share only a blocking edge are not considered adjacent." There's nothing that I can see in the rules that states that a space that is not adjacent to a blocking space, can be adjacent to the figure in that space. I can see that figures or objects can be adjacent to figures or objects in blocking terrain, but it seems to me that the space is not adjacent by definition.
  4. "Blocking terrain spaces are not adjacent to entities. Entities can be adjacent to each other when at least one of them is in a space with blocking terrain. Neither entity is adjacent to the space the other entity occupies. An entity is not adjacent to the space it occupies. (Allowing adjacency between a non-blocking space and an entity on blocking space would make the rules unnecessarily complex to remember and use.)" So here you say that an entity occupying a blocking terrain space is not adjacent to the space targeted by grenadier, aren't you? Deriving a definition for adjacent from the companion rules is a stretch, especially when the rule you quoted is stated to be an exception to normal rules ("A companion follows all normal rules for figures with the following exceptions:"). Just because companions in the same space are defined to be adjacent and require 1 accuracy doesn't mean 1 accuracy = adjacent. The fact the rules state separately that companions are both adjacent AND require 1 accuracy means that those things are not equal. Finally "adjacent is 1 distance" is clearly not always true, as stated in the definition of adjacency "Two spaces that share only an edge that is a wall, blocking terrain, or a door are not adjacent."
  5. Here are the relevant rules: Adjacent: "Two spaces that share only an edge that is a wall, blocking terrain, or a door are not adjacent.", "Two figures that are in adjacent spaces are adjacent figures." Mobile: "If a figure with mobile occupies a space containing blocking terrain, line of sight can be traced to that figure, spaces can be counted to that figure, and adjacent figures can attack that figure." Your argument is basically: "since you can count spaces to a mobile figure on a blocking terrain, that figure is adjacent to spaces surrounding the blocking terrain" but while that is sound logic, it's not explicitly stated in the rules that counting spaces overrides the definition of adjacency. Can you give me a more in depth explanation?
  6. Just to be clear you're saying that if I target a space next to a blocking space with grenadier, a mobile figure on the blocking space will get damaged?
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    Lothal Wastes Map Breakdown

    Arcing shot targets a figure, not a space, therefore you should be able to use it to target a figure on the spire.
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    Lothal Wastes Map Breakdown

    I agree that brawlers will close the gap during that 8 spaces of movement, but in my head "everyone move 8 spaces and use normal pass rules" is just a round 1 where you're not allowed to attack and no VPs are scored. In that sense the match really starts during round 2, kind of like the delay on Uscru since doors are locked. I've even heard of people playing "take initiative" round 1 on Lothal. Crazy!
  9. Here are my thoughts on the upcoming Lothal Wastes map. Enjoy! https://wp.me/p9twzs-7M
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    brettpkelly Youtube Channel for IA streaming

    If you missed the stream this weekend, here's a highlighted match: Isaac Borno vs. me! A battle of national runner ups. Enjoy!
  11. brettpkelly

    IA livestreaming

    I'll be casting the Zion's Finest Tournament Finals tomorrow at 12 noon Eastern at twitch.tv/brettpkelly! Join us for Rez vs. Cajo_Z
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    IA production schedule

    I don't necessarily think it's a good sign that the next map rotation is coming from an old wave (maul's villain pack). It is nice to get an article, but it's not exactly the answer we were looking for.
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    brettpkelly Youtube Channel for IA streaming

    One of the best games I've watched in a while: Kenny Brown vs. Hasan Kahn
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    IA livestreaming

    The Salt Bowl 2018 is going live in 45 minutes! Top tier players Kenny Brown vs. Hasan Khan! Tune in at twitch.tv/brettpkelly
  15. Our last Big Box expansion, Heart of the Empire, was released exactly one year ago from Saturday. Since then we've gotten 1 small box (Tyrants of Lothal) and 4 boosters. Here's the summary of each year after release: 2015: Core, 1 big box, 1 small box, 17 boosters 2016: 1 big box, 1 small box, 13 boosters 2017: 1 big box, 6 boosters 2018: 1 small box, 4 boosters Not only has the release schedule slowed considerably, but we had a 6 month gap between when Heart of the Empire was released and when Tyrants of Lothal was announced. The second longest gap was between boxes (release to announcement) was 4 months 7 days between Jabba's realm and Heart of the Empire, but that gap was filled with the Bt/000/chopper/hera/jawa wave, then tyrants came with its own boosters anyway. the 6 month gap between HotE and ToL had absolutely nothing. All the gaps between box announcements before JR were less than 2.5 months, and most were interspersed with small waves. If FFG doesn't pick up the IA production schedule we shouldn't expect another announcement until around March, which would mean a July release. Our current gap is at 1 month and 18 days. If the production schedule slows down any more, who knows when we'll get more content.