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Snap Shot is using the wording from the Hotshots and Aces pack, Fireball and TIE/Ba spreads instead of the original wording from the Wave 5 announcement article's Y-Wing spread. Hopefully the upgrades with the newer wording end up in both expansions.

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Targeting Computer is a mod slot that straight up adds the Lock action without any restrictions other than have a mod slot. Nice. 

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Wonderful, so we now get geonosian ships eating away the wood of our gaming tables. Who needs debris and asteroids when you got wholes in the table for the ships to fall through.

 

And yes, insect workers do have a sex even if their facebook page says they are "asexual".  Depending on stress levels, their facebook page could change to "complicated".

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2 minutes ago, theBitterFig said:

Anyhow, Gravitic Deflection is pretty decent.  Rolling N+1 dice is better than rolling N dice with 1 reroll, but not *that* much better.  A 3-green, 4 Hull ship expects to die in 3.699 3-dice focused attacks.  A 2-green ship with a reroll and 4 hull expects to die in 3.625 attacks.  Without the reroll: 2.991 attacks.

For a single attack:

  • 3 focused red vs unfocused 3 green: 1.217 damage
  • 3 focused red vs unfocused 2 green+ GravDef: 1.239 damage
  • 3 focused red vs focused 3 green: 0.638 damage
  • 3 focused red vs focused 2 green+ GravDef: 0.741 damage

Neat. It doesn't require that another ship has the tractor token. I'd read it as "for each other tractored ship" for some reason. Thanks for doing the calcs. :)

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31 minutes ago, Mep said:

And yes, insect workers do have a sex even if their facebook page says they are "asexual".  Depending on stress levels, their facebook page could change to "complicated".

I'm curious about why, and very sad that, you felt the need to take a shot at LGBTQ folks in a thread about the awesomeness of a new release.

For shame, my dude. For shame.

And if that's not your intent, great! But you might want to edit your post, since that's how it comes across.

 

Edit: seriously FFG? Censoring the Q from LGBTQ?

Edited by Kreen

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So if your ship doesn’t have a forward arc can you equip snap shot? Is it like a cannon and a talent in a talent slot?  The card doesn't say you need a forward arc, which seems strange....

 

and why the ordnance symbol

Edited by BenDay

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Just now, BenDay said:

So if your ship doesn’t have a forward arc can you equip snap shot? Is it like a cannon and a talent in a talent slot?  The card doesn't say you need a forward arc, which seems strange....

Yes, and not only that, but things like Outmaneuver DO work for Snap Shot, though they don’t on an RZ-2’s primary.

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1 minute ago, BenDay said:

So if your ship doesn’t have a forward arc can you equip snap shot? Is it like a cannon and a talent in a talent slot?  The card doesn't say you need a forward arc, which seems strange....

Yep. The Millennium Falcon can equip missiles, so it checks out. Edit: Ninja'd

Edited by Parakitor

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3 minutes ago, Parakitor said:

Yep. The Millennium Falcon can equip missiles, so it checks out. Edit: Ninja'd

I get that, but if you don’t have a forward arc what are you snap shooting with....

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4 minutes ago, BenDay said:

So if your ship doesn’t have a forward arc can you equip snap shot? Is it like a cannon and a talent in a talent slot?  The card doesn't say you need a forward arc, which seems strange....

 

and why the ordnance symbol

Yes, you can. As you've said, it's basically a Talent-cannon.

The Ordnance is to avoid any kind of range shenanigans in a bonus attack outside your activation.

I can see this card on Grievous!

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Right but then it is more of an auto blaster or pursuit laser than a talented pilot with a snappy trigger finger... never mind...  that said it seems like a useful card for everyone, a second shot each turn is a big deal. 

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So if you want the Tractor Token to move yourself, you have to take the Turret Rotate action, which means you have to move the turret to some other arc, right?

So (without Ensare or Gravitic Deflection), the Pinpoint Tractor Array probably shouldn't be used when you're in arc of anyone, due to the defense die hit and the fact you've only got 4 health, right?

 

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Just now, XPav said:

So if you want the Tractor Token to move yourself, you have to take the Turret Rotate action, which means you have to move the turret to some other arc, right?

So (without Ensare or Gravitic Deflection), the Pinpoint Tractor Array probably shouldn't be used when you're in arc of anyone, due to the defense die hit and the fact you've only got 4 health, right?

 

Yep to the first and yep to the second if a tractor boost or barrel roll won't get you out of arc. :)

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3 minutes ago, JJ48 said:

I get the feeling that these things are going to be very difficult to fly, but very rewarding for those who master them.

I also foresee a lot of people not reading their cards correctly and doing things the wrong way. Sun Fac is going to be a very feast or famine ship in a way that almost no other ace is in the game. The fact he pretty much needs to be at range 1 constantly is a big downside, and he has no native boost or barrel roll either. Flip side is putting a tractor token on a ship in front of four shell charge droids is going to be very real.

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1 hour ago, ClassicalMoser said:

Curious what Snap Shot will cost. R2 is pretty big and activation-phase attack’s can be abusive...

Range 2 only, with no modification doesn't sound super great, aside from swarms, but you'll need to up your base level chump fighter to a chump fighter with a talent slot, it's gonna cots you. No cancelling dice, no rerolling dice. Wedge likes it, as it isn't his dice that are being modified, and Turr Phenirr likes it for extra actions during the activation phase, but other than that it doesn't seem super strong. 

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3 hours ago, 5050Saint said:

but other than that it doesn't seem super strong. 

It's a bonus attack outside your normal timing.  It shouldn't be super strong.

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