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    agenttherock got a reaction from ArcHammer in Alpha class star wing on sale.   
    Can we petition ffg to print the second edition gun boat? I mean this thing is seriously impossible to find new, and is like 50 dollars on the second hand market, it's ridiculous especially since they'll be worth like 10 once the second edition ones come out. I have one but would love a few more and it's even worse for new players who don't have any or someone who didn't get one when they were out.
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    agenttherock got a reaction from Odanan in Tie Avenger, please...   
    Yeah that would work for sure!
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    agenttherock reacted to Captain Lackwit in X-Wing: Bad Game Design - Focus   
    Let's talk about Focus... and why it needs to friggin' go.

    Think of one more useful action in the game. You can't. There isn't one. If you don't take focus, you're losing a dice mod that's extremely handy. If you do take focus, you're giving yourself the most versatile token in the game. It is useful offensively and defensively, and while you may say, you may say that it adds a strategic aspect on when to spend it...

    You have to take it instead of...

    Barrel Roll.
    Boost.
    Target Lock (what Focus SHOULD be)
    And many others.

    No single action is more useful than Focus. It is the Battle Rifle of this game. The design mechanic that dominates all others because it is too good in too many scenarios, and too advantageous to use instead of others. In a game about positioning, pilot skill, and getting behind your foe, shouldn't there be more inherent value in abilities that reposition you? I believe there should be.

    But no, Focus is more useful because it removes randomness- or mitigates it. That's good, but the problem is that it has to be taken instead of genuinely interesting abilities. Which is why linked abilities exist. But if it doesn't link into or from focus, you're almost straight up hurting yourself.

    What if it was baked in, though? What if at range one, you didn't get another dice, but were allowed to flip an eye result? What if it was part of the range mechanics? With less dice being thrown around, there's less reason to use something like focus. After all, more dice is more odds to get more eye results, which if you focused, means a load of damage output... Or mitigation, if not outright evasion!

    Stack focus on top of something like crack shot, elusive, evade, it just gets frustrating.

    I do not like that Focus is an action. If anything, it should be a reward for getting into range one. If this were the case, you'd be working with better odds anyway, but not dishing out more firepower- just having way better chances of hitting something. Which I think makes a lot of sense.
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    agenttherock reacted to PorgLeader in X-Wing: Bad Game Design - Focus   
    Gripe about Focus all you want, but the real downfall of X-Wing was the 2 Bank Left maneuver. 2 Bank Right was powerful enough as it was, but pairing it with a Left took things too far. Now every dial in the game has to have it just to be competitive. Ridiculous!
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    agenttherock got a reaction from BCooper85 in Are the new Xwings oddly boring?   
    I have found quite the opposite with 2.0 x-wings, I find them exciting and interesting to fly. But then again I enjoyed flying them in 1.0 even before the fix, the new S-foils just give them more options and interesting decisions.
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    agenttherock got a reaction from admat in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    That's true! It could be done as a ship ability: "When you reveal a red maneuver you may spend a force, if you do, you may decrease the difficulty of the maneuver"
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    agenttherock got a reaction from Kieransi in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock got a reaction from Npmartian in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock got a reaction from Kanawolf in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock reacted to lordvorkon in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Force Power: Combat Telekinesis
    While you execute a red maneuver, you may spend one [FORCE CHARGE] to reduce its difficulty.
     
    Alternative wording:
    While you execute a red or white maneuver, you may spend two [FORCE CHARGE] to reduce its diffiiculty.
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    agenttherock reacted to MegaSilver in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Penalty should be 2 white straight.
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    agenttherock got a reaction from KryatDragon in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock got a reaction from TheHumanHydra in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    That's true! It could be done as a ship ability: "When you reveal a red maneuver you may spend a force, if you do, you may decrease the difficulty of the maneuver"
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    agenttherock got a reaction from TheHumanHydra in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock got a reaction from nitrobenz in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock got a reaction from DexterV in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    That's true! It could be done as a ship ability: "When you reveal a red maneuver you may spend a force, if you do, you may decrease the difficulty of the maneuver"
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    agenttherock got a reaction from DexterV in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock got a reaction from Punning Pundit in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock got a reaction from AngryAlbatross in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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    agenttherock reacted to JudgeDeath in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Well another alternative could be that purple moves on the dial that can be done by anyone, but they count as red manoeuvres unless you spend a force token, in which case they become white.
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    agenttherock reacted to Jokubas in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    I was going to say that this is exactly why I'm fond of this idea. Giving the Eta-2 Actis, for instance, access to some extra maneuvers at speed one, thanks to the Force, would be something that Interceptor ships doesn't normally have, unlike Evade, which is something they do normally have, which makes the mechanic feel very strange to me. But then I realized that the Delta-7 already has better speed one maneuvers. Something like that could maybe still work, but I'm not familiar enough with maneuver standards to offer another idea.
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    agenttherock reacted to theBitterFig in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    I kinda like the concept.  Suppose the next Jedi-only fighter, such as an Actis, had a purple K-Turn and T-Rolls.  That'd be a huge amount of mobility, at a decent cost.  Having a nice array of purple moves would be a cool way to have a nimble fighter that doesn't use the same Fine-Tuned Controls, since it'd be boring for all the Jedi ships to be the same.
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    agenttherock reacted to GreenDragoon in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Maybe that is a way to introduce the half-talon or half-sloop where you turn the ship 90deg instead of 180. IG88D could do that for 3 turns in 1.0 and has now an even better ability in 2.0. Ciena Ree can basically do that for rolls/boosts.
    It's the only thing I'd really like to add to xwing. A purple maneuver might be the way to add it.
    Of course purple maneuvers could be added for more normal things, too.
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    agenttherock reacted to Hawkstrike in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Clever idea, I like it. Spend a Force to do a 1-hard, or a stop, or a sloop, or something.
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    agenttherock got a reaction from RedLeader23 in Idea: Purple Maneuvers   
    Not sure if this has been discussed already somewhere else but I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of purple maneuvers? Now that we have purple actions as well as red actions do you think there is any possibility that a future Jedi starfighter might have a few purple maneuvers? (A maneuver that may only be performed by spending a force). Perhaps used for a particularly good maneuver for the ETA-2?
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