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  1. Hey, raithos, just wondering where the ship background art comes from. It's really good, but I don't see a credit. Thanks!
  2. Hey, Interceptors and StarVipers are now Hyperspace legal (among others)! Sweet!
  3. Interceptors for Hyperspace!
  4. I'm surprised to see D&D there too. However, I recently read a couple of reviews that suggest the Nolzur's line is actually really good (and that they're cheap, though I haven't looked at them in stores).
  5. I have a weird affection for Tetran Cowall because I flew him when I started, when all I had was a core and Imperial Aces! Also, I think his backstory's interesting - he's an actor?! I also put down Kir Kanos and Carnor Jax, Tycho Celchu, and Wes Janson (really Hobbie too).
  6. So the morality and/or competence of an action generally shouldn't be judged by its results, but on the basis of the best information available at the time. 1. Was the Rebellion justified pre-Yavin? Probably, as resistance to an imposed government with an evident and ongoing criminal record (I say probably because at times there's a conscience obligation to turn the other cheek to oppression). 2. Was the Rebellion justified at and after Yavin? Definitely, as the government had become nigh-genocidal. 3. Was the New Republic justified? Certainly, as a means of ending and replacing the Empire's injustices. 4. Was the New Republic competent in disbanding or dispersing (as Magnus Grendel points out) its fleet? If the former, no, if the latter, maybe. 5. Does potential New Republic incompetence have a moral effect on the past? No, that doesn't make sense. I don't know, man. The modern day is very cynical. I think Star Wars is a bit of a refuge from that. For once, the good guys actually are just the good guys. I'd embrace that. There are other series out there for moral ambiguity.
  7. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely FFG would re-issue the dial, or delete "small ship" from R4 Astromech as I've seen suggested. Someone on Reddit (I think) suggested creating a new Scum astromech with charges that would help the dial.
  8. Really want Dengar back -- not as a meta monster, but worthwhile.
  9. I'm no painter, but these look impeccable. Bravo. If you ever feel like doing another, there's always Red 1 from Return of the Jedi.
  10. How has Dengar been in your games so far? If not yet decent, what does he need (R4? Crew slot?)? That's a cool alt-frame. Did you make it?
  11. I think they have a lot of product to push out between re-releases and adding new factions and that we might see more new content for the classic ships once all this has abated (aces packs, a campaign box or cardboard expansions).
  12. Neat idea. You could also do Rogue Squadron (Wedge, Luke, Ten Numb, Gavin Darklighter, Corran Horn, probably others, but not Yavin Red Squadron members). Shouldn't Talonbane Cobra be with the Tansarii Point Veteran, by his/her subtitle? I feel like there are some other Galaxies Tansarii people, but I don't know that lore (edit: maybe you got them all; that feels about right). Should the Black Squadron Scout Striker be allowed into Black Squadron? You could also let all the Strikers be a squad together, since they were all (but the Black Squad) stationed on Scarif together.
  13. Argh, am not able to go, it turns out. That's a real nice list. You're right, CD will help with my inevitable asteroid bowling. Unfortunately, Vader's not available to me as I know my brother will fly him. I'll have to think of someone else. Thanks, though -- I'm actually going to recommend that to my brother since he likes all three of those ships.
  14. Might be going to the store for game night for the second time ever. I need to figure out an Imperial list. With two Interceptors, one Phantom and one Striker, what can I build? If I borrow a Star Wing, TAP, Defender, Aggressor or two, couple Fighters, or Bomber from my brother, can I build something better (preferably leaning on my own ships)? Here's a starting point -- Soontir Fel (52) Predator (2) Alpha Squadron Pilot (34) “Whisper” (54) Juke (5) “Duchess” (42) Predator (2) Total: 191 View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0 -- but I feel there's too much squish and too much asked of my skill. I'm kind of scared of flying the Phantom. The Alpha could become one of them new VTG Aggressor hotnesses (with but a three-point bid). Or a Barrage Bomber. Those would provide some more beef. Soontir Fel (52) Predator (2) Hull Upgrade (7) “Duchess” (42) Predator (2) Fifth Brother (9) Sienar Specialist (30) Ion Cannon Turret (4) Veteran Turret Gunner (6) Sienar Specialist (30) Ion Cannon Turret (4) Veteran Turret Gunner (6) Total: 194 View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0 I dunno.
  15. Do you have any other ships? Assuming you don't, running some of the most expensive aces will probably get you the most punch for your points. Definitely run Soontir, with Predator and whatever other upgrades. Running high-initiative aces also legitimizes not spending some of your points to form a bid, so as to give your opponent initiative and move any tied ships last. What about something like this? Soontir Fel (52) Predator (2) Shield Upgrade (8) Turr Phennir (44) Predator (2) “Howlrunner” (40) Crack Shot (1) Afterburners (6) “Mauler” Mithel (32) Predator (2) Total: 189 View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0 If you feel that bid is too high, you could put an Afterburners on maybe Mithel as well, or whatever else you like. Actually, Hask has good firepower and is close to Mithel in price too, so he wasn't a bad choice -- Mithel just has higher initiative, which I feel is your plan with this last. Mithel could be Skutu, too -- whichever ability you think will be easiest to trigger. I put Crack Shot on Howlrunner because people might target her first, so she might only get one chance to use her elite talent, but whatever suits you (though, hmm, that contradicts my thought of keeping her alive for a bit via Afterburners. You can fiddle around!).
  16. Why Dengar on Bossk and BT-1 on Moralo? Wouldn't BT-1 buff Bossk?
  17. Hmm. What about Fett with Maul and Slave I for 99 points? Maul over Perceptive Copilot allows for boosting or reinforcing with an eyeball mod up.
  18. My one contribution to the classic name mashups was Denguri. I called my first 2E list First Stab of the Saber (guess who was in it).
  19. I just wanted to say that I've been really appreciating the new ship banner art. It adds to my experience using the site.
  20. Dengar has gone down six points. Apparently I can now run the aces for the three Scum ships I own. Is that good? Doubtful. Dengar (58) Fearless (3) Punishing One (8) R2 Astromech (4) Talonbane Cobra (50) Predator (2) Guri (63) Predator (2) Advanced Sensors (10) Total: 200 View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0 Is that how I should build Dengar? I wasn't sure what ET to put on him, but I thought that one offered the easiest mods and made his ability nastier. (Do you think Expert Handling would be worth it on him ever?) I figured there would be some rounds where he was lumbering around, unable to shoot, so I gave him R2 Astromech. I assume Advanced Sensors is still the go-to on Guri. No bid. Perhaps Talonbane should not be himself.
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