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Resistance Bomber & Sheathipede Unboxed (Spoilers)

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5 minutes ago, Stay On The Leader said:

The design on Crosswing Formation is EXTREMELY interesting.  I believe it's the first card in the game to reference a Faction (eg. Resistance, Imperial) and that opens up a ton of new design space in future.

that it's pretty awesome there could be some really cool stuff they could do with stuff like that.

Should get the article soon; as that is FFG standard reply.

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3 minutes ago, the1hodgy said:

that it's pretty awesome there could be some really cool stuff they could do with stuff like that.

Should get the article soon; as that is FFG standard reply.

I like it because I've been feeling like splitting the factions into Rebels/Resistance is needed to try and curb how much you can just cherry-pick and combo-build from the larger card pool.  It's tough to reverse-engineer into the game but by softly shaping the game that way through upgrades... it's a good tool for the designer to have up their sleeve.

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Just now, Stay On The Leader said:

Is there an upgrade card that references Rebels?

Hmmmm... I can't think of anything in main text like Crossguard Formation. I was thinking of the "Rebel only" limitation.

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1 minute ago, WAC47 said:

I'm going to assume that Resistance refers to any ships within the faction... given that "Rebel" applies to resistance ships.

 

Advanced Optics is 2 points?? Poe has a nice new tech for sure.

 

And the Sheathipede dial is not bad!

I think Poe still might like Comm Relay more via Intensity. The Sheathipede dial is decent. Definitely not meant to go fast or be able to K turn as well with only a 3k. 

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Just now, RStan said:

I think Poe still might like Comm Relay more via Intensity. The Sheathipede dial is decent. Definitely not meant to go fast or be able to K turn as well with only a 3k. 

Haha true. Although if Kylo kicks off the PS wars in earnest I think PS 11 R2-D2 Poe might become a thing, with Advanced Optics letting you increase his offensive output by taking target locks.

What I meant to say is that the Sheathipede dial looks ready made to fly alongside ARC-170s, which is really what I was looking for. No need to k-turn if your ships all have rear arcs! :)

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7 minutes ago, WAC47 said:

I'm going to assume that Resistance refers to any ships within the faction... given that "Rebel" applies to resistance ships.

 

Advanced Optics is 2 points?? Poe has a nice new tech for sure.

 

And the Sheathipede dial is not bad!

 

Why even have the word Resistance in there?

 

So is Crimson Specialist for "action Bombs"? He could be interesting

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1 minute ago, Jo Jo said:

 

Why even have the word Resistance in there?

As soon as I saw it I knew this would be an issue... I had a bit of an internal headshake.

They need to really clarify how this 'multiple factions but really the same faction' thing works explicitly. RAW, it seems that only the new movie ships work with it, but I think it's intended to work with the whole Rebel faction too.

Who knows, maybe the rule sheet included clarifies this for sure. But for now, I think everyone will reasonably allow you to use it as intended.

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3 minutes ago, Jo Jo said:

 

Why even have the word Resistance in there?

 

So is Crimson Specialist for "action Bombs"? He could be interesting

Looks like Crimson Specialist is just for reveal bombs. 

"When placing a bomb token you dropped after revealing your maneuver dial, you may place the bomb token anywhere in the play area touching your ship."

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13 minutes ago, Stay On The Leader said:

No weirder than Suppressive Fire, surely?

Technically Rex (crew) should assign Suppressive Fire along with the Focus token after missing, but some moron deleted the text before the cards went to print and...

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Can't believe Advanced Optics ended up being 2 points. Holy crap.

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2 minutes ago, RStan said:

Looks like Crimson Specialist is just for reveal bombs. 

"When placing a bomb token you dropped after revealing your maneuver dial, you may place the bomb token anywhere in the play area touching your ship."

That's how I read it.

Even though action bombs are also technically "after"... just a little MORE after :P

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