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    jmswood got a reaction from Mightybeard13 in 4 small ship no point limit. What would you do?   
    That’s pretty much maxed out for Rebels. 
    I would consider a few other pilots before Wedge. One of these two in particular: Horton loaded with TLT, Chopper and all the trimmings: EM, BL, BTL, and proton bomb. Fenn Rau would be my next choice.
    I would run the upgrades different on basically all of them, but otherwise I think 4 T-70’s is a great idea with no point limit. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from the1hodgy in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    No thanks. There are too many ships that could abuse another bomb slot. The game should not proliferate more bombs to every ship with a torp slot. 
    I agree with your opinion that the game needs more anti-bomb upgrades. Separating the bomb avoidance prt of my idea, and making it an upgrade for ships without bombs slots would be fine. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from Alpha17 in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    No thanks. There are too many ships that could abuse another bomb slot. The game should not proliferate more bombs to every ship with a torp slot. 
    I agree with your opinion that the game needs more anti-bomb upgrades. Separating the bomb avoidance prt of my idea, and making it an upgrade for ships without bombs slots would be fine. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from the1hodgy in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    Yes, but only in exchange for something good.
    My take:
    ”You upgrade bar gains the [bomb] upgrade icon and loses the [torpedo] upgrade icon. Once per round, after a bomb token detonates at range 1 of you, you may roll one defense die. On an [evade] result, ignore that bomb.”
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    jmswood got a reaction from the1hodgy in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    I’m in favor of mixed faction expansions.
    If any N-1 gets a bomb slot, it should be unique and it needs to give up something good in exchange. #neverbombwing
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    jmswood got a reaction from SabineKey in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    Yes, but only in exchange for something good.
    My take:
    ”You upgrade bar gains the [bomb] upgrade icon and loses the [torpedo] upgrade icon. Once per round, after a bomb token detonates at range 1 of you, you may roll one defense die. On an [evade] result, ignore that bomb.”
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    jmswood got a reaction from SabineKey in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    I’m in favor of mixed faction expansions.
    If any N-1 gets a bomb slot, it should be unique and it needs to give up something good in exchange. #neverbombwing
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    jmswood got a reaction from Yakostovian in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    I’m in favor of mixed faction expansions.
    If any N-1 gets a bomb slot, it should be unique and it needs to give up something good in exchange. #neverbombwing
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    jmswood got a reaction from Commander Kaine in Xi-class light shuttle   
    Terex wouldn’t give anything to a friendly ship that he needed for himself. One of his defining character traits is selfishness. I’m cool with Terex as a token stripper, but not with a support mechanic. 
    I would add a Commander Malarus pilot with an ability representing the drug she injects in her eye. “At the start of the activation phase you may discard 1 focus token to treat your pilot skill value as 9 until end of the phase.”
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    jmswood got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in Sequel squadrons   
    This is equal parts disturbing and truth. I rarely agree with something that makes me throw up in my mouth. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from eliteone in What could be the "Tech" slot for Armada?   
    I have a few ideas:
    • Active Tracking (inspired by the Hyperspace Tracker, first mentioned in the data vault in Rogue One, then used in TLJ.)
    Imperial Only “After the Deploy Ships step, if the opponent has any ships or squadrons that did not deploy, you may place a Tracking Token on 1 ship or squadron. When a ship or squadron with a tracking token is placed in the play area, it must discard 1 of its Defense tokens.”
    Security Shield (Inspired by the detection system on the Supremacy)
    ”Once per round, when a Squadron ends its movement at distance 1 of you, you may perform an attack against that squadron.”
    • Experimental Deflectors (Inspired by The Raddus)
    Large Ship Only ”When you reveal a command, you may discard your command dial to recover 1 shield on each of your hull zones. When a friendly small or medium ship is at distance 1-2 is defending against a ship, treat the attack as Obstructed.”
    Mag Pulse (weapons mentioned by Poe in TFA.)
    “[Concentrate Fire] When attacking a ship, add 1 Blue Die with [hit] result to the attack pool for each blue [crit] rolled.”
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    jmswood reacted to thespaceinvader in Banshee Title for Lancer?   
    Large base cloak should just do the +2 dice, no movement on decloak.
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    jmswood got a reaction from Alpha17 in N-1 Naboo Starfighter for X-Wing   
    I was at an LGS this weekend, and didn’t buy anything. I would have if there had been an N-1 on the shelf. I bet I’m not the only one. Get with the program FFG; you’re hurting the bottom line of small business owners everywhere. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from Hexdot in What is the worst location you played a game of X-Wing?   
    The mess deck of an ice breaker on the Great Lakes. 
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    jmswood reacted to Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun in Excerpt from Thrawn Alliances   
    “I have sensed a disturbance in The Force.”
    Emperor Palpatine paused, stretching out his thoughts to the two men standing before his throne, awaiting their reactions.
    No.  Not men.  Of course not men. Men were insignificant, pitiable creatures, fit only to be ruled, or intimidated, or sent to die in battle. These were far more than mere men.
    A Chiss Grand Admiral, a strategic and tactical genius.  A Sith Lord, ruthless and powerful in The Force.
    They were watching him, Palpatine knew, each trying in his own way to glean some understanding as to why they’d been summoned.  Grand Admiral Thrawn was observing his Emperor’s voice, face, and body stance.  Lord Vader, in contrast, was stretching out with The Force toward his master.
    Palpatine could feel all that. But he could also feel the tension between these, his two most useful servants.
    The tension wasn’t simply because each wished to be the one standing alone at his master’s side at the center of Imperial power.  That was certainly part of it.
    But there was more.  Much more. Thrawn had recently suffered a serious defeat, permitting a small group of rebels he’d successfully trapped on the planet Atollon to slip through his fingers.  That failure had earned Vader’s contempt.
    Thrawn,  in his turn, strongly opposed the Death Star project favored by Vader,  Grand Moff Tarkin, and Palpatine himself, pushing instead for his own prized TIE Defender project on Lothal.  So far Thrawn’s opposition had not reached the level of open resistance, but the Emperor knew it was only a matter of time.  Vader knew that, as well.
    But Palpatine hadn’t brought them here to offer an opportunity for reconciliation.  Certainly not to mediate personally in their conflict. There were other, far deeper considerations.
    Thrawn had given his oath of loyalty to The Empire.  But that loyalty had never been fully tested. Vader stood beside Palpatine as the Sith Master’s apprentice but his previous life among the Jedi could not simply be ignored nor casually dismissed.
    Here, with this intriguing Force disturbance, was the opportunity to deal with both issues.
    Palpatine raised his eyes briefly toward the high window in his throne room. The Star Destroyer Chimaera  was visible in the distance, a barely discernible arrowhead shape floating high above Coruscant’s buildings and skylanes.  Normally, military craft that large weren’t permitted closer than low orbit.  But Palpatine had wished the ship to be present during this meeting, a subtle reminder to both of his servants of what had been given to Thrawn, and what could be taken away.
    Vader spoke first, as Palpatine had known he would. “Perhaps you sense the rogue Jedi Kanan Jarrus,” he said. “Or the creature Admiral Thrawn claimed to have encountered on Atollon.”
    Palpatine smiled thinly. Of course he wasn’t sensing Jarrus. That particular disturbance had long since been noted, codified, and dismissed, a fact Vader knew only too well. The suggestion was nothing more than a reminder to Thrawn—and to Palpatine—of the Chiss’s humiliating defeat.
      Thrawn gave no visible reaction to Vader’s comment. But Palpatine could sense a hardening of his attitude. He’d already promised the Emperor that he would deal with Jarrus and the Phoenix rebels who had so recently slipped through his fingers.  Much of that failure had been due to factors not under Thrawn’s control, which was why Palpatine hadn’t taken the Seventh Fleet away from him.
    But Vader had no patience for failure of any sort, no matter what the reasons or excuses. For now, he was waiting; but he was more than ready to step in to solve that particular problem if the Grand Admiral failed.
    “This disturbance comes from neither,” Palpatine said. “It is something new.  Something different.” He looked back and forth between his servants. “Something that will require both of you working together to uncover.”
    Again, neither of them visibly reacted. But Palpatine could sense their surprise. Their surprise, and their reflexive protest.
    Working together?
    This time, it was the Chiss who spoke first. “With all due respect, Your Majesty, I believe my duty and my abilities would be best used elsewhere,” he said. “The rebels who escaped Atollon must be tracked down and eliminated before they can regroup and join with other cells.”
    “I agree,” the Emperor said. “But the Seventh Fleet and Commander Woldar can deal with that without you for now. Grand Moff Tarkin will also be joining the commander while his new assignment is being prepared for him.”
    Palpatine sensed a flicker in Vader’s emotions, perhaps a hope that Thrawn would mistakenly believe this was the right time and place to once again raise objections to the Death Star project. Palpatine paused, offering the Grand Admiral the opportunity to do just that.
    But Thrawn remained silent.
    “While Woldar and Tarkin find and deal with the rebels,” the Emperor continued, “you and Lord Vader will take your flagship to deal with this other matter.”
    “Understood, Your Majesty,” Thrawn said. “May I point out that Governor Tarkin is less familiar than I am with this particular Rebel cell. Perhaps a more efficient approach would be for Lord Vader to be offered one of my Star Destroyers and seek out this disturbance on his own.”
    Palpatine felt a sudden stirring of anger from his apprentice at Thrawn’s unthinking choice of phrase.  A Lord of the Sith was not offered a ship.  He took what he wanted when he wanted it.
    But like Thrawn, Vader knew when to remain silent.
    “You surprise me, Admiral Thrawn,” Palpatine said. “I would have expected a certain eagerness to journey within sight of your home.”
    Thrawn’s glowing red eyes narrowed slightly, and Palpatine felt his sudden caution. “Excuse me, Your Majesty?”
    “The disturbance is located at the edge of your Unknown Regions,” the Emperor said. “It appears to be centered on a planet named Batuu.” Again, he sensed a reaction to the name.  This time, the reaction came from both of them.  “I believe you have heard of it?”
    Thrawn’s eyes were hooded, the expression on that blue-skinned face swirling with memories. “Yes,” he murmured. “I have indeed heard of it.”
    As,  of course, had Vader. It was the place where he and Thrawn had long ago interfered, albeit unwittingly, with one of Palpatine’s plans.
    But again, Vader remained silent.
    “Very well, then,” Palpatine said. “You, Admiral, will command.” He looked at Vader.  “You, Lord Vader, will deal with the disturbance.”
    “Yes, Your Highness,” Thrawn said.
    “Yes, my master,” Vader said.
    Palpatine leaned back into the depths of his throne. “Then go.”
    The two servants turned and walked toward the door between the double line of red-cloaked Imperial Guards silently lining their path.  Palpatine watched them go: the Chiss in his white Grand Admiral’s uniform, the Sith garbed in black, his long cloak swirling behind him.
    The solution to this particular puzzle would indeed require both of them. But more importantly, it would address Palpatine’s lingering questions.
    He smiled thinly.
    Time for Thrawn to face his future.
    Time for Vader to face his past.
     
    - -
    Batuu is the same planet that Galaxy's Edge in Disney World and Disneyland is based on.
     
     
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    jmswood got a reaction from nitrobenz in Bumping and attacking higher PS ships   
    “Overlapping Ships” - Rules Reference page 15
    “Touching” - Rules Reference page 19
    The FAQ covers 3 more touching scenarios on page 7. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from StevenO in What is the worst location you played a game of X-Wing?   
    The mess deck of an ice breaker on the Great Lakes. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from Celestial Lizards in What is the worst location you played a game of X-Wing?   
    The mess deck of an ice breaker on the Great Lakes. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from deDios in Suggestion for optional tourney format w/ no game rules changes: Fast(er) play Armada   
    Could some kind of activation clock work in Armada? Is there a balanced method to constrain the time alllowed for each activation without heavily skewing the game against swarms?
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    jmswood got a reaction from Astech in What is the worst location you played a game of X-Wing?   
    The mess deck of an ice breaker on the Great Lakes. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from superdave in What is the worst location you played a game of X-Wing?   
    The mess deck of an ice breaker on the Great Lakes. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from KommanderKeldoth in What is the worst location you played a game of X-Wing?   
    The mess deck of an ice breaker on the Great Lakes. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from Mikael Hasselstein in Theory Crafting the First Order Light Cruiser   
    FOLC got hit with the ugly stick. The ugle stick got hit with the Assault Frigate. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from Mattman7306 in What is the worst location you played a game of X-Wing?   
    The mess deck of an ice breaker on the Great Lakes. 
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    jmswood got a reaction from GILLIES291 in What is the worst location you played a game of X-Wing?   
    The mess deck of an ice breaker on the Great Lakes. 
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