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    RampancyTW got a reaction from LagJanson in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    I don't think losing an action is required, but I do think finding a methodology that eliminates the whole "whether or not this range/arc trigger is satisfied is 100% clear but I'm going to hang out and move my range ruler for another 10 seconds so I gain specific range information on every single ship in that direction" would be nice.  If you go for a TL, you're permitted to measure whether or not the target is in range, NOT to measure the range to every single other ship.  I think measuring from the target ship instead of the origin ship could be a good potential solution.  Still room for abuse, but less of it, and generally your opponent will benefit from it just as much as you do, which is not the case right now.
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    RampancyTW reacted to LagJanson in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    The issue to me is more when somebody calls out for a TL/Flight Astro when it's clearly not possible, measures it (not an issue) and holds it down there to survey the rest of the map in relation to that range ruler position. You can tell the difference, between an honest ruler goes down, glance, move on... and ruler goes down, five beats later is removed despite the target being 6" further than the end of the ruler...
    Of course, that's my personal opinion of what abusive measurement means...
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from player2072913 in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    Can absolutely agree with all of the sentiments expressed here.  Abusive measurement in particular is a bit of a problem area for X-Wing, to the point where there have been people asking in the rules subforum how they can legally gain additional information well above and beyond what they're supposed to glean from a given action.  Not quite sure how to enforce sportsmanship in that regard, but a method of doing so would be great.
    Your initial response to me indicated your disagreement with "most of what [TSI and I] have said," and I got a little plucky.  I apologize, I hope you get the clarifications you need to make your job easier.
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    RampancyTW reacted to Killerardvark in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    Palp LWF
    The FAQ states that you can invoke palp on the LWF die. The counter argument is that then when you roll and resolve you must change one of your die results. Is the die from LWF the only result at that moment or are the previously rolled results part of the valid results pool. And again I state, one of the designers of the game holds this argument to be true. If he decides it works that way, that's what we have to live with. I just hope they add it to the FAQ, whichever way they decide, more explicitly.
     
    FAA
    I agree with you on this one, but i've gotten questions asked on it frequently. Enough that a formal response from FFG would be nice. I also think the discussion of "abusive measurement" would be nice to have with the designers. Personally, I would like to see some of it eliminated, just my opinion though.
     
    Cruise Missiles
    Again, I agree with you, but a formal response would be nice to clarify for people. The paragraph regarding min/max calculations has confused people.
     
    Tractor Beam
    Barrel roll and boost cannot have their template or base overlap an obstacle unless you have collision detector. Tractor Beam allows the base to overlap but does not say that the template can overlap. x7 doesn't reference boost or barrel roll so I don't find that relevant. I hold that it may have been intended that the template can overlap on a tractor beam effect, but that's not what's written right now. I'm hoping that the worlds marshal (hopefully a designer) will be able to state this for precedence and hopefully get it into the next FAQ.
     
    What's my basis for disagreement? I'm not really disagreeing on most of these. I'm simply using the scientific method to prove my rulings. I have my opinion and how I plan on ruling things, then I take opinions from others and attempt to disprove my ruling based on their arguments. When available, getting an answer directly from the decision maker at FFG is the best I can get. That's why I have this list questions that may seem obvious to some or vague to others. Regardless, there are people out there that have differing opinions on all of these. Putting forth the effort to have FFG make these less vague is my goal. 
    I'm not trying to sway opinions here, I'm just presenting arguments that exist, and frankly arguments that I expect to hear at worlds. Being preemptive and accumulating concurring or dissenting opinions so we can make the best judgement we can is all part of being a good judge. I didn't become one of the highest level judges in the world by digging in my heals, refusing to hear their opinion, and telling people I'm right.
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    RampancyTW reacted to RStan in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
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    RampancyTW reacted to thespaceinvader in Reinforce token   
    Kanan doesn't remove results, and Crack Shot was errated like, a month after publication to specify its timing.
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    RampancyTW reacted to thespaceinvader in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    In short, yes, there is a distinct need for an FAQ, just to clarify some common and unclear interactions.
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    RampancyTW reacted to thespaceinvader in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    Or, you know, writing better.
    That would be nice.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from Wiredin in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    It does, though.  Its wording specifies using it on the LWF die, not after the LWF roll.
    FAA is worded like any other rule/card that gives you a may if conditions are met.  There is zero precedent to force players to boost or BR if they measure, and zero precedent for forcing them to declare a boost or BR before measuring.  Rule accordingly.
    Cruise Missile/Prockets resolve in step 2i of the attack timing chart, which is where the additional dice from CM/Prockets are added to their max.  Jan Ors/Opportunist/etc. resolve in step 2ii, after the maximum dice limitation has resolved.  They're separate steps with separate resolutions.  Rule accordingly.
    Tractor beam FAQ was amended and Obstacle rules FAQ were added at the same time to clarify what could and could not be done with a tractor beam movement. "After a ship’s base or maneuver template overlaps an obstacle, and the overlap is not from executing a maneuver, it suffers an effect based on the type of obstacle:"  Tractoring is literally the only thing that allows this to happen (SLAM is a maneuver and normal boost/BR by rule cannot), and this entry was made in conjunction with the FAQ process for tractoring. Edit: This is wrong.  Collision Detector allows this as well.  We do, however, have a ruling from TIE/x7 that maneuver template overlapping an obstacle is under the umbrella of a ship overlapping an obstacle, which is explicitly allowed.  Rule accordingly.
    What is your basis for disagreement?
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from Shockwave in Reinforce token   
    Proposed Auzituck solution: rear reinforce no longer exists as an option.  Getting behind it means you can kill it.  Still a ridiculously efficient ship, but it can actually be countered by better flying.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from Wiredin in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    Palp/LWF was answered, you cannot cross pools but you can call Palp for either roll.
    FAA you satisfy trigger conditions and then MAY boost/BR, measuring is independent of the action as written. Extremely clear.
    Adding dice to Cruise Missile is limited only with respect to adding from maneuver speed, no different than prockets and agility.  Jan is fine.
    Tractor beam can put a ship anywhere it does not overlap a ship, including template overlaps.
    So those four, at least, are fine.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from E Chu Ta in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    They're very much part of the GBA (which is what I said I was referring to), and Saugus/Malden are closer than Framingham.  Boston itself is not a large city at all, but the GBA is pretty large.  I figured if you were pulling the "even in a major city like Boston!" bit, you were including the part that is actually major.
    This is like saying that Tonawanda or Amherst aren't part of Buffalo, or any other city with closely attached towns and cities as part of their sprawl.  You aren't wrong but you ARE being disingenuous.
    And maybe instead of getting grumpy, you can pass along the info to your friends and family, eh?
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    RampancyTW reacted to Alpha17 in [Poll] Do you enjoy X-wing?   
    I enjoy the game, but that doesn't mean that I don't think there are problems to be fixed.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from Maui. in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    There are casual and/or Armada nights at Pandemonium on Sundays!  Depends who's going to be there what gets played I think.  Feel free to come out to Monday nights, though, we have a pretty broad range of player skill and lists.  I travel a ton for work, but there are a bunch of regulars that are there pretty much every week and it's a great crew of people.  The traffic thing really does make getting to some of the other locations less... fun than it could be, but there are a bunch of options if you're willing to put up with it.  Feel free to PM me if you want to e-meet and/or do some live X-Winging!
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from Icelom in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    They're very much part of the GBA (which is what I said I was referring to), and Saugus/Malden are closer than Framingham.  Boston itself is not a large city at all, but the GBA is pretty large.  I figured if you were pulling the "even in a major city like Boston!" bit, you were including the part that is actually major.
    This is like saying that Tonawanda or Amherst aren't part of Buffalo, or any other city with closely attached towns and cities as part of their sprawl.  You aren't wrong but you ARE being disingenuous.
    And maybe instead of getting grumpy, you can pass along the info to your friends and family, eh?
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from E Chu Ta in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    Hi, I live here and attend X-Wing nights.  You live where, again?  Not here?  What the heck, man.
    Pandy is Monday nights, Saugus has one Tuesday, Malden on Thursdays.  Norton and some other places south of the city have them throughout the week.  They've all been running for a while.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from SabineKey in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    Hi, I live here and attend X-Wing nights.  You live where, again?  Not here?  What the heck, man.
    Pandy is Monday nights, Saugus has one Tuesday, Malden on Thursdays.  Norton and some other places south of the city have them throughout the week.  They've all been running for a while.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from FTS Gecko in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    Hi, I live here and attend X-Wing nights.  You live where, again?  Not here?  What the heck, man.
    Pandy is Monday nights, Saugus has one Tuesday, Malden on Thursdays.  Norton and some other places south of the city have them throughout the week.  They've all been running for a while.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from FTS Gecko in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    Okay, this is just false.  There are tons of X-Wing nights at LGS that sell X-Wing in the Greater Boston Area.  Just from what I directly know of there are weekly store tournaments I can find on Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat, and I'm sure there are casual nights available on other days of the week.  Do they have transportation limitations or something? 
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from Sephlar in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    Hi, I live here and attend X-Wing nights.  You live where, again?  Not here?  What the heck, man.
    Pandy is Monday nights, Saugus has one Tuesday, Malden on Thursdays.  Norton and some other places south of the city have them throughout the week.  They've all been running for a while.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from player2072913 in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    Okay, this is just false.  There are tons of X-Wing nights at LGS that sell X-Wing in the Greater Boston Area.  Just from what I directly know of there are weekly store tournaments I can find on Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat, and I'm sure there are casual nights available on other days of the week.  Do they have transportation limitations or something? 
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from Vontoothskie in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    Okay, this is just false.  There are tons of X-Wing nights at LGS that sell X-Wing in the Greater Boston Area.  Just from what I directly know of there are weekly store tournaments I can find on Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat, and I'm sure there are casual nights available on other days of the week.  Do they have transportation limitations or something? 
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from FTS Gecko in @FFGOP tweets: no x-wing FAQ is planned   
    Palp/LWF was answered, you cannot cross pools but you can call Palp for either roll.
    FAA you satisfy trigger conditions and then MAY boost/BR, measuring is independent of the action as written. Extremely clear.
    Adding dice to Cruise Missile is limited only with respect to adding from maneuver speed, no different than prockets and agility.  Jan is fine.
    Tractor beam can put a ship anywhere it does not overlap a ship, including template overlaps.
    So those four, at least, are fine.
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    RampancyTW got a reaction from FatherTurin in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    This match is always a fun one that people bring up as an example of "omg GREAT X-Wing" where questionable decisions get made throughout the match and then Paul gets a 100% pure luck-based 1-shot on Howlrunner and goes from utterly screwed to in a great position.
    Without the magic dicing there, this is just a pretty quick swarm-dusts-up-the-inefficient-rebels match.
    Edit: I forgot it happens twice, with him one-shotting Dark Curse right off the bat as well.  DAE miss the glory days of being locked into jousts where you're utterly at the mercy of dice luck?
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    RampancyTW reacted to kris40k in Xwing is suffering despite what the clickbaiters say   
    Rebels characters (General Syndulla, Chopper) and ship (the Ghost) were in Rogue One if you are going to be a movie stickler.
    A large amount of content was added from Rebels and it will continue to be a source of canon content. Filoni has also had his third animated series green-lit by Disney, so he will continue to be a source of canon content for the Star Wars universe. People who keep turning a side glance at Rebels or The Clone Wars need to get over it, as it is canon material and you are about to get more of the same.  It aint EU.
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