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    "limited edition" ships?

    It's an identical expansion with a limited run paint scheme. You'll live.
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    Hooray. Upsilons on sale at Amazon for 12 bucks.

    Pheonix Hyperspace Qualifier: https://listfortress.com/tournaments/271 Hyperspace is the format people are worried about.
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    Standing out from the Swarm Article

    You're assuming the alternative is selling the paint scheme at retail - the alternative is not selling the alternate paint scheme at all.
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    Standing out from the Swarm Article

    style on your opponent with a full X limited edition vultures swarm plus grievous in a repainted metallic gold b-22
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    Standing out from the Swarm Article

    Style on your opponent with a full 8 limited edition Vultures swarm
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    ARC-170

    The tournament regulations allow using the ship/dial as long as the full ship name is identical - which is the case, for the ARC. So it's fully tournament legal to fly a Rebel ARC with the Republic model/dial, or the reverse.
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    Using Sai to replace Redline?

    you dropped your jamming beam
  8. So, staring at missiles, one thing that stands out to me is that Ion Missiles are now what Homing Missiles were before, a way to try and chip in a single point of damage but with high upside potential. Under the old points, Homing Missiles were both more consistent and cheaper, which has been fixed, and Ion Missiles are the cheapest in slot now. But at the same time, Ions are still the same price as they were when nobody took them before. How do they stack up in Hyperspace? Specifically: Wave 3 brings Scum the Z-95. You can fit 7 Z-95s with Ion Missiles. You lose, what, one before you shoot, and a second before you shoot with locks up? Is this potentially a competitive hyperspace list? Wave 3 also introduces the Torrent, which seems to be comparable to a Z-95 in at least a few ways. A similar question stands, especially since the Torrent has limited fallbacks - the Vulture has other toys in the toybox and Scum has plenty of other ships, but the Torrent is a full third of its faction at launch with no fallback if missiles fail it. Then there's the wave 3 Vulture, which will have two new missiles of its own but points will decide how difficult those choices are; and the wave 4 Hyena, although that looks to have torpedoes and bombing rather than being a pure missile boat. Hyperspace doesn't have any swarmable missile platform currently, and the next two waves will introduce a total of four to the format. Just how explored, or unexplored, is this territory? Could 7x Ion Z-95s take your current hyperspace list?
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Squads! Of! Three!
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    new rules out

    #2019VehicleMeta
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    A Few wave 4 Abilities I've managed to translate.

    It's clearly obstructed, I'm adding my trick shot dice, the TO can't stop me
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    The Rebel Falcon can be crazy tanky for not even that expensive. Almost (almost) makes me want to bring proton torpedoes. But is it a matchup thing? Your 3x 3-dice lists or especially 2x 3-dice plus support (eg: Boba/Fenn/L3; Torpless Trench Run, etc) having a harder time putting damage into it than maybe other things?
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    Next Hyperspace monster? Briliant Luke

    Luke, vs Howl Swarm: http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/2/multi_preset/?d=IgAAAAMAAAAE&a1=AQM&a2=AQM&a3=AQM&a4=AQM&a5=AQM&a6=AQM&a7=AQM Luke plus Brilliant Evasion, vs Howl Swarm: http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/2/multi_preset/?d=IgAAAAMAAAAF&a1=AQM&a2=AQM&a3=AQM&a4=AQM&a5=AQM&a6=AQM&a7=AQM Luke plus Stealth Device and Evaan, vs Howl Swarm: http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/2/multi_preset/?d=IwAACAMAAAAE&a1=AQM&a2=AQM&a3=AQM&a4=AQM&a5=AQM&a6=AQM&a7=AQM Luke plus Brilliant Evasion, Stealth Device, and Evaan, vs Howl Swarm: http://xwing.gateofstorms.net/2/multi_preset/?d=IwAACAMAAAAF&a1=AQM&a2=AQM&a3=AQM&a4=AQM&a5=AQM&a6=AQM&a7=AQM It's really not that great. If it's like one point, it's not bad on 3+ agility ships that want to stay cheap, but the defensive difference is basically negligible for 2 dice. (The real takeaway is that an Evaan-ed Luke with nothing else can joust TIEs virtually indefinitely)
  14. At what point does the prominence of Upsilons, Falcons, and maybe Decimators(?) in hyperspace make Conner Net good?
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    Strain vs. Stress: what is scarier?

    we don't know yet
  16. The rules for the behavior of the device template are digital, so they could be changed at any time (eg, to say that they do or do not work on clouds)
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I would've enjoyed listening to the meeting where FFG had to decide whether including the new wave 4 cannon in the B-Wing would have made people more or less angry than excluding it
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    Strain vs. Stress: what is scarier?

    I'd rather have actions and dial available than an enemy ship getting Outmaneuver for one attack
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    What I realized about the scum conversion kit...

    I've tried Asajj+Guri post-points (running a super heavy Guri, Asajj/Guri/L3 would also fit, for the faint of the heart), with Asajj running Hate, Zuckuss, Rigged Cargo, and Title. And I'm pretty sure I'll ditch title next time I put it on the table (maybe to swap Hate for Sense). I liked it quite a lot. Both ships are tanky and hard to chase, and Asajj is great against the natural Guri hunters (Poe, Han/Lando, etc) - blocking, stressing, or both really ****s up their game plans. (I dunno what happens against Kylo because nobody has run him against me)
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    we just need to see the N1 model to find out exactly how chrome the underside is because the correct level of chrome is resplendently, and so aftermarket modifications may be required
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    Republic Upgrades Article

    you can also just used synched con + r3 and be an I5 dutch or whatever
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    scum players: what ship do u want to see in wave5?

    Aphra's ship? I'd rather have new stuff than any reprints right now, at least if reprint implies no new cards. I'd happily accept a Kihraxz box with new configs or mods, a Banshee Lancer with new crew or illicits, or a Syck box with new cannons, though. After that, a Y-Wing or Hawk reprint would be useful to me personally, although I'm not sure I really want either for hyperspace next. Aggressors or Kimogilas could be interesting.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Vader/RAC is a thing you can do but I don't know if I'm sold that it's a thing you should do Patrol Leader + 3x FCS Tempests is a thing you can do but I don't know if I'm sold that it's a thing you should do
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    Who uses crit tokens?

    I started using them after forgetting crits one time too many
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