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  1. drjkel

    How many of wave 3 + clone wars are you getting

    None. With the kid losing interest when 2.0 was announced, we only got a core set (to get a 2 for 1 on damage deck if he ever wants to play again) and a scum pack. A semi local store doing a closeout sale netted us the other conversion boxes and the Expansions we never bought as his interest waned (Saw's, Reaper and scum falcon). We've played 3 times since April. I'm keeping the hope that we'll get back to playing at home, but 2.0 was not the breath of fresh air the local expected and going 7 factions will likely not help at all. It was a really fun 3 years of bonding with my oldest and seeing his brain in action though. The middle boy has developed an interest in campaign IA, so FFG will likely get more of my money anyways (or we'll just buy used!)
  2. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I was a scum player all along! No, really, I was. I had to force myself to play Imperials and Rebels for a year to try to balance it out and justify All The Ships (tm) to the wife.
  3. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Takes 2 charges to trigger with reoccurring charges would have been great. I'm sad that dancing Poe won't dance as often now.
  4. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    So you were the one who thrashed Garrett's Interceptors! He's a really nice guy, I'm glad 2.0 brought him back to X-wing.
  5. We'll get our PTL Open points by watching instead of playing this year I hope you'll have local kids that'll play to scare the older players anyways!
  6. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I mean, I've not played him in a tournament since 2.0 landed, and I love me some Fangs. The fact that I've not gone to tournaments since April has no bearing on the previous data point, ignore that detail. All Fangs should be much, much cheaper!
  7. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    The new OP Punishers have gotten my 2nd son interested in X-wing! He said we needed an imperial conversion kit now. When we first started, nearly 3 years ago, my director gave each of my boy a ship for Xmas, one meta-defining (the K-wing) and 2 that will now be (the HWK and the Punisher). I may yet be able to get 2v2 games going at home It also looks so much better on a medium base. I may need more than 1 now.
  8. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    It's not like they're that much cheaper too. And tractors don't stack anymore. The TLT era was not great for them, but they were still pretty nice against aces. I know I had fun playing 2 (1.0) tugs against my son's Miranda in a made-up quick game to see what they could do. Toot-toot!
  9. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    VTTV has a policy that is always applied the same way all the time. Some others are more flexible depending on who is playing. VTTV also didn't defend straight up cheating until the noise from Twitch chat became too much, much too late to get rational results. I mean, how many memes stem from GSP streams and cheating? Picking one approach, making it public with detailed written documents, and sticking to it no matter what seems like a good plan.
  10. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Well, no, because the Krayt usually declare open season on everything that isn't rational and pragmatic but they're still part of the x-wing podcast community. So this one illogical preferential treatment that is not for the best of the community as a whole keeps sliding, every time. Everyone is free to pick their battles and what they'll call BS on.
  11. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    And the overlay is not entirely his. Last I've looked, it was a modified Tabletop.to overlay. Those guys deserve tons of credit for their work on tournament software AND overlays. All without pulling in thousands a month will pushing for more donations all the time. Devon has been the silver lining to this event.
  12. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    GSP becoming the exclusive FFG stream is how you stall on quality. The shilling and tone is very much US-style, I guess it grates more if it's not what you're facing every day in the media. Then again, the artificial monopoly also is the US way, so it all fits. VTTV had a much better stream years ago. Firstearth, the junkies, and some Australian streams whose name escapes me are also at least at the same level, if not better, but without the incessant commercialization. I wish I had other options. I often choose "no stream" instead, or at least mute the stream to avoid all the shilling.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    It prevents a meta from too obviously emerging, which makes the game look more balanced and healthy. It's probably one of the cheapest way to get there too! (and may actual increase profits)
  14. drjkel

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I'm trying to get it. At this point, the TO and the organizer of the big con this will be part on are still working on Asmodee Canada for details. Join the Ottawa/Gatineau X-wing group to see the ongoing discussion. Nope. My son doesn't enjoy day-long X-wing tournaments anymore, the competitive atmosphere causes him stress instead of fun now. And if he doesn't play, I don't either. My favorite part of X-wing events was seeing the twinkle in his eyes as he crushed people, but then he started taking losses personally, which is very much not what I got him playing for. I get nothing out of either winning or losing, I just enjoy the puzzle, and I get that from playing at home. There's no draw for me in the tournaments themselves. If entry to spectate was free, I'd go to hang with the nice peeps from across the eastern Canada/US, but that doesn't look like one of those.
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