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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Helias de Nappo in Dumbest Change Ever!   
    I agree with you not with so much rage, but I do agree and I thought of all that as soon as the idea was mentioned. It’s a wonder that the people who make decisions like this can’t think ahead and see how the change would effect the game. I would think it’s also a profits thing though. The company probably saves by not having to create different size cards, but by charging the same amount in dollars they increase their profit margin, so their investors make more. The same thing for the dials that will no longer be included. All of these decisions/ideas probably came from some bean counter that saw more profit like some one’s good little boy... oh wait, now I’m starting to feel the rage!!😤
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Helias de Nappo in Links To Share Before The End   
    There is already a thread started for discord links, I just thought if anyone has any links they want to share, people can copy and paste them into a text doc from here or add them to their favourites before the Forums self destruct.
    Links could be for Discord, a new server forum, podcast, or anything really. Post away if you want to share.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Krakus in Legion Links to Share Before The End   
    I just thought if anyone has any links they want to share, and people can copy and paste them into a text doc or add them to their favourites before the Forums self destruct.
    Links could be for Discord, a new server forum, podcast, or anything really. Post away if you want to share.
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    JediPartisan reacted to Rogue Dakotan in Legion Links to Share Before The End   
    Gunna drop the link to our Legion videos playlist that I'm incredibly proud of in terms of production value and being funny.
    Sorry if this is too shameless of a plug.  
     
     
     
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Norell in Links To Share Before The End   
    There is already a thread started for discord links, I just thought if anyone has any links they want to share, people can copy and paste them into a text doc from here or add them to their favourites before the Forums self destruct.
    Links could be for Discord, a new server forum, podcast, or anything really. Post away if you want to share.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from The Jabbawookie in Links To Share Before The End   
    There is already a thread started for discord links, I just thought if anyone has any links they want to share, people can copy and paste them into a text doc from here or add them to their favourites before the Forums self destruct.
    Links could be for Discord, a new server forum, podcast, or anything really. Post away if you want to share.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Gilarius in Links To Share Before The End   
    There is already a thread started for discord links, I just thought if anyone has any links they want to share, people can copy and paste them into a text doc from here or add them to their favourites before the Forums self destruct.
    Links could be for Discord, a new server forum, podcast, or anything really. Post away if you want to share.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Flengin in New Ship Cards   
    It seems as though not too many are fans of the new card size. Regardless of how you feel, how many people would like to see the upgrade load out displayed on the front where the stats are? Even in list builders, you need to guess what the upgrade options are for a ship before selecting. It is a minor annoyance, but I would think its easily corrected. At the bottom of each card there is a black or grey strip (dependant on faction. Grey for Republic, black for CIS). I don’t see why the upgrade options can’t be added there. Even the ship cost could be added in this spot and to keep all info on one side, you could even put the trait text in the strip below the title. I guess what I’m suggesting, is to put all the game info on one card side and leave the back for a full size picture. What does everyone think, and if everyone likes the idea, do you think FFG AMG would change the future ship card layouts?
    Edit: Or you could even have a ruined version of the ship’s picture on the back and have the point total displayed there as well as the front. That way you can flip the card to show the ship was destroyed and still add point values. Either way, I wish all the game info was on one side.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Formynder4 in New Ship Cards   
    Actually I never mentioned changing back to tarot size. I think the size change is permanent as it was a monetary decision, ie, uniform card size saves them money in manufacturing and they continue to charge the same price (or more) for the ships. But they could still make format changes via printing to the current size, which is what I mentioned.
    I did that with the latest updates. I sleeve all my cards and print out the latest errata and slip the printout into the sleeve with the card. As for the ships, it would be nice to not automatically have to treat the card like it has errata and have a card that works well for its intended purpose. To be able to see all the ship info on one card at a glance would be invaluable. Also I do like the idea of the ruined picture of the ship on the back with the ship’s value, that would just be fun.
     
    As far as points-less cards go, I think FFG learned that it’s more work for them to manage a points system. If they do errata, they only need one document (the RRG) and they definitely don’t want to make another e-builder again as it was costly to make and maintain the X-Wing version.
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    JediPartisan reacted to EBerling in New Ship Cards   
    But it'd be a colossally dumb move to rerelease every upgrade card in the game in a new format, encourage new and old players to buy this by making a few changes here and there, and THEN change to a points-free format in the near future.

    The opportunity to go points-free on cards (which X-Wing has been doing for almost two years ago) was with the release of the card upgrade pack... and they didn't.  Which suggests they weren't planning to go that route in the future, either.  Though, the big wildcard now is AMG ... who knows what the future of Armada holds now?
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    JediPartisan reacted to mazz0 in New Ship Cards   
    I love that idea!!  I was planning on printing tarot sized versions (and small upgrades), now I’m hoping someone will do ruined ship pictures to go on the back!
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from EBerling in New Ship Cards   
    It seems as though not too many are fans of the new card size. Regardless of how you feel, how many people would like to see the upgrade load out displayed on the front where the stats are? Even in list builders, you need to guess what the upgrade options are for a ship before selecting. It is a minor annoyance, but I would think its easily corrected. At the bottom of each card there is a black or grey strip (dependant on faction. Grey for Republic, black for CIS). I don’t see why the upgrade options can’t be added there. Even the ship cost could be added in this spot and to keep all info on one side, you could even put the trait text in the strip below the title. I guess what I’m suggesting, is to put all the game info on one card side and leave the back for a full size picture. What does everyone think, and if everyone likes the idea, do you think FFG AMG would change the future ship card layouts?
    Edit: Or you could even have a ruined version of the ship’s picture on the back and have the point total displayed there as well as the front. That way you can flip the card to show the ship was destroyed and still add point values. Either way, I wish all the game info was on one side.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Green Knight in New Ship Cards   
    It seems as though not too many are fans of the new card size. Regardless of how you feel, how many people would like to see the upgrade load out displayed on the front where the stats are? Even in list builders, you need to guess what the upgrade options are for a ship before selecting. It is a minor annoyance, but I would think its easily corrected. At the bottom of each card there is a black or grey strip (dependant on faction. Grey for Republic, black for CIS). I don’t see why the upgrade options can’t be added there. Even the ship cost could be added in this spot and to keep all info on one side, you could even put the trait text in the strip below the title. I guess what I’m suggesting, is to put all the game info on one card side and leave the back for a full size picture. What does everyone think, and if everyone likes the idea, do you think FFG AMG would change the future ship card layouts?
    Edit: Or you could even have a ruined version of the ship’s picture on the back and have the point total displayed there as well as the front. That way you can flip the card to show the ship was destroyed and still add point values. Either way, I wish all the game info was on one side.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Mad Cat in Viable joke list? 14 x GR-75s (Combat Retrofits)   
    Sorry, I meant his wasn’t legal, but I believe mine is, though if anyone has 10 Hammerheads, 1) they have too much disposable income and/or 2) they’re taking this game way too seriously.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Chamberlin in The Most Famous Non-Cannon Ship   
    Dam, I missed that! I’ll have to re-watch that episode, thanks.😊
    Edit: I checked it out and it was a real, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. Lol But still very cool that it’s canon now.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Chamberlin in The Most Famous Non-Cannon Ship   
    So I’m still hit with the Clone Wars bug, so I’m sorry if you have to suffer through my incessant enthusiasm. 😉
    Though I believe the Dreadnought Heavy Cruiser (2 videos and text info in links) was created way back in the 80’s by West End Games and its still not Cannon. It has appeared in books, comics and video games, but still hasn’t been in a movie or even an animated short. I believe it started as an Empire ship, but has been cast in stories as having a Republic origin and even saw work with the Rebel and Separatist faction. I would think it likely it would show up as either Empire or Republic (or both) in Armada and I’d guess it would be a medium ship at 600 meters in length, being longer than the 340 meter Quasar medium ship, though smaller than the 900 meter Victory Class Stardestroyer medium ship. I won’t hazard a guess as to its stats, I’ll let you good people tell me what you think (I’m really bad at Armada stats, though I’m curious as to what you think), but I do hope to see some love for this ship in the coming months. It would be nice for it to be the first Empire/Republic ship released with both factions’ ship cards. Actually it would be a value added release for FFG AMG if the came out with another ship that could release as Rebel/Separatists at the same time. Two ships and four factions making everyone happy.😁
    So what do you think of this old war horse of a ship? A good pick for Armada? And what kind of stats would you like to see?
    Personally I hope this ship is tough for its size, but I don’t see it as having a high squadron. One would probably be accurate, but then again, I’m bad at stats so, I turn it over to you.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from cynanbloodbane in Dumbest Change Ever!   
    I agree with you not with so much rage, but I do agree and I thought of all that as soon as the idea was mentioned. It’s a wonder that the people who make decisions like this can’t think ahead and see how the change would effect the game. I would think it’s also a profits thing though. The company probably saves by not having to create different size cards, but by charging the same amount in dollars they increase their profit margin, so their investors make more. The same thing for the dials that will no longer be included. All of these decisions/ideas probably came from some bean counter that saw more profit like some one’s good little boy... oh wait, now I’m starting to feel the rage!!😤
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from mazz0 in Venator   
    This has probably been discussed ad nauseam, but I have the Clone Wars bug.
    To get an idea of what the Venator would look like in Armada, I was comparing it to the Imperial Star Destroyer. In cannon the ISD was supposed to replace the Venator, so I thought it was the way to go. The one question I came up after looking is, could the Venator be the first ship with a 5 or even 6 Squadron. Before you freak, let me explain. I did find that everyone seems to have different stats, so I just picked one set and went from there, so I hope my stats are accurate.
    Some stats:
    Length & Width: the Venator come out to 1,137 meters in length, but the ISD is a staggering 1,600 meters. In width, the Venator is again smaller than the ISD at 548 to 900 meters. So overall the Venator is about two thirds the size of the ISD.
    Weapons:  in any of the stats that I saw the Venator has a credible amount of weapons, but is outclassed in this area by the ISD, though it looks like the Venator is less focused in the front arc and has its weapon spread out more evenly.
    Cargo: the ISD has the mind boggling 36,000 metric tons and the Venator has a respectable 20,000.
    Crew: The ISD is a small city at 37,050 with room for an additional 9,700 Stormtroopers and the Venator comes in at 7,400 with 2,000 clone troopers.
    Auxiliary Craft: Here is where the Venator shows who is the undisputed boss and why I think it should have such an insane stat. The ISD has an impressive 48 TIE/ln Fighter, 12 TIE Bombers, 12 TIE Interceptors, 8 Lambda Class Shuttles, “numerous” (that’s all it said, no number) Sentinal Class Landing Craft (with 9,700 stormtroopers, I guess they would need numerous) and various utility craft. The Venator carries 192 V-Wing or V-19 Torrents (yep 192!), 36 ARC-170s, 40 LAAT Gunships and several ground attack shuttles. Also keep in mind the Venator has two bridges, one of which is dedicated to fighter craft coordination and command. Now I was curious as to how badly the 250 attack craft of the Venator compared to the MC80, and it’s still no contest as well, though the MC80 does have a respectable 120 fighter craft capacity. It really makes me wonder why the ISDs have a 4 in Squadron (probably for game balance?).
    So I’m not sure what the stats for the Venator will be, but if it doesn’t have at least a 5 in Squadron, I think that would be selling them short. As far as the other stats, the Venator seems to be nothing special in fire power or shielding. From the animated show, it does seem like the Venator can take tons of damage and still continue to operate. There is even an episode where one Venator tanks attacks from six Munificent Class ships (see starting at about 2:43). The ship does get incredibly damaged, but continues to function, so I have no idea what kind of hull we’d be talking about. Probably about equal or slightly better than an ISD maybe (11-14), but with less shields (3, 3, 2 maybe? or even 3, 2, 2). The only thing is the design philosophy of the republic is for the Venator to be multipurpose, and everything from weapons to shielding seem to be evenly distributed.
    I know there is a fan made version of a Venator with ship cards and all, but I don’t think that jibes with the stats or the stories. I’m not great at listing ships in Armada stats, but here’s an attempt.
    Hull: 12, Anti-Squadron: 1red,1black
    Command:3, Squadron:6, Engineering:4
    Brace, Redirect, Contain, Salvo
    Speed (pretty much the same as an ISD)
              I
         I   I
    I   I   -
    1, 2, 3
    Shields: 3Fore, 3Starboard & Port, 2Aft
    Armament: 3red/2blue - Fore, 2red/3blue Port & Starboard, 2red/1blue Aft (sounds general purpose enough and the other Venator version would swap out 1 die on each side for a black)
    What do you think? How would you stat the Venator given all the facts and would it have a 5 or 6 Squadron? It does have twice as many fighters as the next closest ship (though I admit, I didn’t look into CIS).
     
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from amazingmrg in Thoughts on the models in the Republic/Separatist starters?   
    I always keep the plastic each ship comes in. It’s actually a great way to store them, though it does take a bit more room than other methods. I just buy the cheap bins from Michael’s to store them in, plastic, ship and all.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from jbc98k in The Most Famous Non-Cannon Ship   
    So I’m still hit with the Clone Wars bug, so I’m sorry if you have to suffer through my incessant enthusiasm. 😉
    Though I believe the Dreadnought Heavy Cruiser (2 videos and text info in links) was created way back in the 80’s by West End Games and its still not Cannon. It has appeared in books, comics and video games, but still hasn’t been in a movie or even an animated short. I believe it started as an Empire ship, but has been cast in stories as having a Republic origin and even saw work with the Rebel and Separatist faction. I would think it likely it would show up as either Empire or Republic (or both) in Armada and I’d guess it would be a medium ship at 600 meters in length, being longer than the 340 meter Quasar medium ship, though smaller than the 900 meter Victory Class Stardestroyer medium ship. I won’t hazard a guess as to its stats, I’ll let you good people tell me what you think (I’m really bad at Armada stats, though I’m curious as to what you think), but I do hope to see some love for this ship in the coming months. It would be nice for it to be the first Empire/Republic ship released with both factions’ ship cards. Actually it would be a value added release for FFG AMG if the came out with another ship that could release as Rebel/Separatists at the same time. Two ships and four factions making everyone happy.😁
    So what do you think of this old war horse of a ship? A good pick for Armada? And what kind of stats would you like to see?
    Personally I hope this ship is tough for its size, but I don’t see it as having a high squadron. One would probably be accurate, but then again, I’m bad at stats so, I turn it over to you.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from Flengin in Viable joke list? 14 x GR-75s (Combat Retrofits)   
    Not tournament legal, but you could do: 
    Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette (36) • Mon Mothma (27) • Task Force Organa (1) = 64 Points
    Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette (36) • Garel's Honor (4) = 40 Points
    8x Hammerhead Torpedo Corvette (36) • Task Force Organa (1) = 37 Points
    = 400 Points
     
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    JediPartisan reacted to Flyinpenguin117 in Venator   
    In S2E2, a single Venator takes on like 4 Munificents at once. Now it absolutely should not be balanced that way in-game (and they were under the direction of Cad Bane), but they definitely weren't lacking for firepower.
    Trading Defensive for Offensive retrofit is a pretty common way to distinguish carrier variants of ships. I could see little-to-no blue dice/ion upgrades, given the Republic's preference for turbolasers and ordnance, but a large (possibly the Republic's only large) with no weapons upgrades that struggles to repair itself sounds like a pretty mediocre ship. Giving the Venator all these handicaps to pigeonhole it into being a carrier and nothing else sounds like an even bigger disservice. If they make it too frail, or too slow, or too lacking in firepower for its size, its gonna be hard to justify using it over an Acclamator.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from sasska in Yavaris - Changes   
    Actually, with my previous post’s suggestion of putting FCC on another ship, you can easily add Auxiliary Shield Team to Yavaris and keep it in the game an extra round or so. Just a thought.
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    JediPartisan got a reaction from RealVeers in Yavaris - Changes   
    So couldn’t you put Fighter Coordination Team on another ship and then wouldn’t it still work with Yavaris?
    Yavaris title reads: “Each squadron you activate may choose to only attack during your activation.” 
    And on page 21 of the RRG under the heading “Upgrade Cards” it reads: “On upgrade card effects, the term “you” refers to the ship that the upgrade is equipped to.”
    So the movement caused by another ship earlier in the round is not excluded by Yavaris since the squadrons just can’t move during Yavaris’ activation and frankly, wouldn’t FCC be better on a ship with greater than 2 in squadron anyway. Of course, I guess that means the second ship is precluded from running a different card in that slot, but still the end result is a Yavaris/FCC combined turn. No? Yes? Anyone? Beuler? Beuler?
     
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    JediPartisan reacted to Battlefleet 01 Studios in Venator   
    I’d potentially say the counter to this isn’t necessarily reducing the abilities of the Venator to make it less accurate to the lore, but rather giving the Separatists something that can compete with it in its own way. 
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