Cade Bulkin

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  1. New FAQ

    I'm under the impression that is how it has always been. At least, that is how I've always played it. Plus, that is listed in the clarification section not the errata.
  2. That is so cool. I've not heard of that format, but I like it a lot. Thank you, everyone! This is some great advice.
  3. Thanks. I really do need to learn deployment. I feel like I screw something up every game during turn 0. (I've only played a handful of games, but I feel like I should have a better grasp on that part by now) That's good to know. Playing against yourself in x-wing does not work super well, but I think you are right in that it would probably be more beneficial in armada. My collection is still pretty small and I don't have any imperial stuff other than what came from the box, so it will have to be a rebel vs rebel training exercise (which I suppose it really would be, lol) or a 180pt game of rebels vs imps (that might work out well since my table is not big enough to hold a 3x6 game but can do 3x3 pretty well). Thank you!
  4. Legion Pricing

    That is very true. That was probably not the best example. With video-game consoles (and games) a lot of the cost is not the physical game, but the money that went into the original production. I work in software engineering, so I should have known better, lol. A quote I heard once that I liked is "You are not just paying for the product, you are paying for us figuring out how to make it."
  5. The Aftermath Books

    Same here. I've read all the new canon books and none of them have been "bad" to me (Except maybe "Join the Resistance" but it got kinda good at the end). Obviously some are better than others, and they are not all mind-blowing, but they are at least enjoyable. And as far as specially talking about Aftermath, I don't get the hate. I loved it. Especially Jas, Sinjir, and Mr. Bones....oh, and Sloan. Love me some Sloan. Snap got a little annoying at times, but he is 17, of course he is annoying. Also, I know he is not the badass he was in the old books (and I love the old books too) but I like this version of Wedge.... *except the Legends of Luke Skywalker, a few of the most recent junior novels, and the second half of crimson squad, and the comics that came out yesterday...but I'm working on it
  6. Hi! I'm still really new to the game and I want to get in as much practice as possible. However, it is kinda hard to get a game in sometimes because of how long the game is. Is there anything you guys to do practice/train that helps? Like, in x-wing I would fly "obstacle courses" to help fly and/or use squadron benchmark to help squads against AI. (There are also a few AI apps for xwing that are pretty good) Is there anything similar I can use to get better at armada? I know about vassal/tts but I don't have a pc at the moment (long story) and really would prefer something that I do without a second player. Obviously nothing is going to replace actually playing against people, but I need all the help I can get, lol. Thank you!
  7. So, release date game....

    YOU CAN'T OUT CRAZY ME! I SAY IT IS OUT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS 2017!!!
  8. [TLJ Spoilers] Did any one notice...

    Yeah. There are two shots with them.
  9. [TLJ Spoilers] Did any one notice...

    yeah. That tie-in comic got dark...
  10. This game is the greatest!

    I can't let a discussion about Garm Bel Iblis go by without pointing out his magnificent mane of hair. It brings a smile to my face every time I see those silver streaks flowing in the wind.
  11. The Last Jedi SPOILER Thread

    I agree. The villain of Vader was the weakest part somehow. It's hard to put any villain next to Vader and make him look good though. I totally recommend Maul and Kanan. The newer Vader series is fantastic as well. Shattered empire is good. Oh, and Obi-Wan and Anakin is fantastic. It is about them before the clone wars. I agree with most of what you said. I wish we had seen more boba and I hated the maul decision at first, but they did great things with it. And I love the duel in the desert. However, I loved TLJ's interpretation of Luke and Sabine is life.
  12. The Last Jedi SPOILER Thread

    That makes sense. I knew him as a character, but mostly from his appearances in other books, so I was not as attached to him. And I can't wait to get to the Wraith ones. I still need to start the second book. There is a lot of good stuff in the old canon (and a lot of questionable stuff, lol) but I was never able to dig into it like I wanted, but now I'm making a point of reading them. I'm not far in yet (I'm still staying caught up with the new canon and have the miniature games and a couple non-sw things to take up my time...oh, and that pesky job...) but I am loving the adventure.
  13. The Last Jedi SPOILER Thread

    Rebels started better than Clone Wars, but yeah, it took a season and a half before I was really hooked, but there were few "bad" episodes.
  14. The Last Jedi SPOILER Thread

    I can totally relate there. The action parts were my least favorite (despite liking them) and that also made it hard for me to get really into Lords of the Sith. I enjoyed it, but there is a long action scene that lasts, like, a million chapters that just started to feel boring to me. Sidenote: I'm working my way through the old canon and I've started the x-wing books. Stackpole has done something I never thought possible: Described star-fighter combat from the pilot's perspective in a way that is super engaging and exciting. It's hard to describe action, harder to describe action in 3 dimensions, but he nails it. I run IA and GM a Star Wars RPG group. I know the pain. Action is so hard to describe effectively without it getting repetitively. I agree. I still enjoy the comics quite a bit, but there are some problems. Especially that arc. It felt like they decided to write a yoda version of Mad Max 3 but they forgot to add the good parts of that film and just left the weird part where max is hanging out with kids. Ryloth, Cad Bane, and Rookies are all great. There is some good stuff in the first couple seasons, but most arcs had 1 really good episode, 1 "ok" episode, and 1 episode about jar jar curing space cancer. It was just all over the place and Ashoka was annoying (she became my favorite character later on) and it was just not enough to keep me engaged. Very good points. I would have loved to have seen less stuff focused on the main characters. And yeah, some of the arcs were way too long. Especially the weird desert one. That felt like a couple seasons. Still, it felt like even the low points of the later seasons were better than most of the stuff in the early seasons. (Even the Jar Jar episode with Mace Windu was pretty enjoyable somehow) I love Rebels more than makes sense to me, lol. Ezra is annoying af, but he has grown on me. I love Kanan (especially after reading his comic and seeing all the change he has gone through between a new dawn and now) and Hera (sexy badass twilek pilot. what's not to love?). Zeb and Chopper took some time for me to warm up to, but they are ok. Sabine is my goddess though. <3 <3 <3
  15. Is the OP referring to himself in 3rd person? Cade approves. That explains it. Thanks.