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[Star Wars X-Wing] Wave 7 and New Core in stores! PA Vassal League Season 3 now forming!

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    ... I haven't beat Elvenshae since Round 1 of Season 1...

    You say that like we're not 1-1. :D

    That was nearly a whole year ago

    Elvenshae
  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    I beat everyone but Sokpuppet last season
    Round 7: 25 May - 31 May

    Grunt's Ghosts v. Elvenshae (W)
    Comradebot v. Sokpuppet
    [Expletive deleted] and crimsoncoyote - BYE

    ;)

    EDIT: And, no, the Inquisitor's ship isn't out yet. :(

    I thought I beat you and only lost against Sokpuppet last season. That was so long and many deathsticks ago that I may have told the tale differently to some Twi'Lek slave girl in some backwater bar on some nameless mining rock by now.

    Elvenshaecrimsoncoyote
  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    I'm like 1-8 or something overall in this league.

    Might be time to take the gloves off.
    (You can leave yours on though. It's OK. Really!)

    crimsoncoyoteD0rkAngl
  • D0rkAnglD0rkAngl Lynnwood, WARegistered User regular
    Scheduling is so painful. Why are all of you not on the west coast? :p

    webguy20crimsoncoyote
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    I believe it is you that is on the wrong coast ;-)

    ElvenshaeSokpuppet
  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    D0rkAngl wrote: »
    Scheduling is so painful. Why are all of you not on the west coast? :p

    I have an abiding fondness for potable water and an antipathy bordering on dislike for vast, all-consuming wildfires.

    ElvenshaecrimsoncoyoteNealneal
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    So next weekend I'll be introducing one of my EotE players to X-Wing!
    He really wants to play, but currently only owns a Firespray (he's a huge Fett fan), so I am bringing the mat and the ships and teaching!
    I am super excited for it because I love sharing games (especially X-Wing) with people... and I can maybe get him to buy more ships and play on Vassal eventually ;-)

    spoiler in case he reads this post:
    Anyway, I was thinking of maybe working the results of the X-Wing dogfight into the Edge campaign. I'm not really sure if creating a custom pilot for the adversary they have been evading (the Trandoshan from the EotE beginner game) is a good idea/necessary, but I think it'd be cool if it affected the EotE game in some way.

    Any ideas on what would work? I think simply re-flavoring an existing pilot would be ok, but I am worried it might put a target on that ship that otherwise wouldn't be as big of a deal...

    Fakedit: ... I kinda wish I had a YV-666 now... Hound's Tooth title would probably work perfectly for that; if he blows it up, escape with the Nashta Pup and deal with him proper in the RPG itself

  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Actually, second/followup question related to the first part:

    I need to come up with a couple squads for that game. Any ideas for him to fly? I think something fairly easy to pilot and decent hull/shields would be good (e.g. probably not 3xTIE Interceptors or a full TIE swarm).

    At the same time, I need to come up with a list myself that won't be too hard for him to fly against.

    I am not going with the "pilot's first game" setup because he's seasoned enough with other miniature games, and I expect we'll only have time to get one game in.

  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    Copy the Suicide Squadron. It's a simple list that's more for flying skill and pilot ability vs. special tricks that's great for teaching the basics while expert enough to give you a few Aces to pull if you need it. I'd replace DC with something else to give the Academy Pilots some backing (Like Backstabber) but it's a good Imp list that's currently going strong right now.

  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Copy the Suicide Squadron. It's a simple list that's more for flying skill and pilot ability vs. special tricks that's great for teaching the basics while expert enough to give you a few Aces to pull if you need it. I'd replace DC with something else to give the Academy Pilots some backing (Like Backstabber) but it's a good Imp list that's currently going strong right now.

    Yeah that's not too bad of an idea. If I don't do that exactly, it'll be something with similar ideas.

    Grunt's Ghosts
  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    Another Idea is creating a custom pilot based on his character. Take something about his character and make it his special ability. Like if I took my Inquisitior from Jdarksun's game; he was reckless. He came up with the plan of flying the shuttle into the station at full speed and crash it into the pirate welcoming party and later Force Moved an Anti-Vehicle Mine to explode some pirates even through he would be in the blast radius. So for him I'd give him an Interceptor and the following ability:

    While Stressed, decrease your Agility by 1 and increase your Attack by 1.

    With Push the Limit, he'd most likely stay stressed and keep with the spirit of the character.

  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/191743-movement-dial-upgrade-kits-appear-to-be-real-—-coming-in-january/

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    Yes please.

    "Each kit includes three stylized plastic protectors to house your ships' maneuver dials. In addition, you'll find dial ID tokens with ship icons to easily identify which dials match your ships in the heat of battle. See your whole dial, choose your maneuvers quickly, and play with style with the Maneuver Dial Upgrade Kits."

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  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    Is there a preorder because I want mine day 1!!!!

    D0rkAngl
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Congrats to @Sokpuppet on a well-fought victory!

    His trio of heavily-missiled bombers and Maarek in the TIE/Adv triumphed over Keyan, Tycho, and Salm. Further write-up to come when I don't have work to do!

    crimsoncoyote
  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    More info today:
    MSRP: $9.95
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2015/10/22/ace-maneuvers/

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    "In addition, these plastic maneuver dials provide an easy way for you to differentiate between your dials at a glance. Each maneuver dial includes a space on the back for you to insert a dial ID token that displays a silhouette of the corresponding ship. A pack of maneuver dials includes three dial ID tokens for every ship from the T-65 X-wing and TIE Fighter in the original X-Wing Core Set, up to the T-70 X-wing and TIE/fo fighter from Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ Core Set!

    Soon, every X-Wing expansion will include a dial ID token for you to use with your plastic maneuver dials if you so choose. These will begin with the Ghost Expansion Pack, the Mist Hunter Expansion Pack, the Punishing One Expansion Pack, and the Inquisitor’s TIE Expansion Pack. Standard cardboard maneuver dials will still be included in each expansion."

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  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Congrats to @Sokpuppet on a well-fought victory!

    His trio of heavily-missiled bombers and Maarek in the TIE/Adv triumphed over Keyan, Tycho, and Salm. Further write-up to come when I don't have work to do!

    Thanks for a fun match!
    Thought I was in deep trouble from the outset - especially with Gamma Three flying like a drunkard.
    Fortunately for me, various opportune defensive rolls kept my bombers alive & threatening for juuuuuuuust long enough.
    Maarek was spewing Direct Hits all over the place. I look forward to seeing what he can do with the new crit deck, when the time comes!

    crimsoncoyoteElvenshae
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Sokpuppet wrote: »
    I'm like 1-8 or something overall in this league.

    Might be time to take the gloves off.
    (You can leave yours on though. It's OK. Really!)
    Yes, yes, everyone else needs to leave the gloves on! Winter is coming, it's cold out!

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Winter is going to be a crew card?

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    It's the end of Round 3!
    Scheduling Conflicts Abound! ;-)

    Previous Rounds:
    1st Round: Oct 5-Oct11
    crimsoncoyote - BYE
    @Fuselage - W vs. @DaMoonRulz - L
    @webguy20 - W vs. @Sokpuppet - L
    @Grunt's Ghosts - W vs. @D0rkAngl - L
    @Chrysis - L vs. @Elvenshae - W

    2nd Round: Oct 12-Oct 18
    Sokpuppet - L vs. crimsoncoyote - W
    D0rkAngl - ?? vs. DaMoonRulz - ??
    Elvenshae - W vs. webguy20 - L
    Chrysis - ?? vs. Grunt's Ghosts - ??


    3rd Round: Oct 19-Oct 25
    crimsoncoyote - ?? vs. D0rkAngl - ??
    Sokpuppet - W vs. Elvenshae - L
    DaMoonRulz - ?? vs. Chrysis - ??
    webguy20 - ?? vs. Grunt's Ghosts - ??

    Round 4 begins NOW!
    4th Round: Oct 26-Nov 1
    Elvenshae vs. crimsoncoyote
    Chrysis vs. D0rkAngl
    Grunt's Ghosts vs. Sokpuppet
    webguy20 vs. DaMoonRulz

    Upcoming:
    5th Round: Nov 2-Nov 8
    crimsoncoyote vs. Chrysis
    Elvenshae vs. Grunt's Ghosts
    D0rkAngl vs. webguy20
    Sokpuppet vs. DaMoonRulz

    6th Round: Nov 9-Nov 15
    Grunt's Ghosts vs. crimsoncoyote
    webguy20 vs. Chrysis
    DaMoonRulz vs. Elvenshae
    Sokpuppet vs. D0rkAngl

    7th Round: Nov 16-Nov 22
    crimsoncoyote vs. webguy20
    Grunt's Ghosts vs. DaMoonRulz
    Chrysis vs. Sokpuppet
    Elvenshae vs. D0rkAngl

    (Let me know if I missed anything)

    ElvenshaeSokpuppet
  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    I'm working on getting stuff fixed. I got two games tomorrow.

    crimsoncoyote
  • FuselageFuselage Oosik Jumpship LoungeRegistered User regular
    @DaMoonRulz you know I like to watch!

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    No pizza for you!

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    @Elvenshae @D0rkAngl
    I'm pretty busy this week, but I might be able to get in a game tonight, Thursday, or (less likely) Sunday nights.

    So busy... stupid birthdayween :P

  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    For any of you tempted to expand into Armada, 50% off!

    http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/206468

    Steam ID: Webguy20
    Origin ID: Discgolfer27
    Untappd ID: Discgolfer1981
    crimsoncoyote
  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Oh man I almost missed the CF Secret Santa. If anyone else is likewise interested, instructions are here:
    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/201000/cf-secret-santa-2015

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  • D0rkAnglD0rkAngl Lynnwood, WARegistered User regular
    I am totally that guy.

    I'm stupid busy this week, but I'm taking next week off completely (changing jobs, woo, vacation time). I'll try to catch up on my missed games with @DaMoonRulz and @crimsoncoyote then if we don't manage to do something sooner.

    crimsoncoyote
  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited October 2015
    Just finished my game with Grunt's Ghosts. I got the win, but we had to call it due to time. Grunt's Tie swarm was fearsome, but Dash with autoblaster got close and got dirty. Then ran like hell for three rounds.

    Some Pics! Spoilered for huge
    Ready for Battle!
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    2nd round before combat
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    Final set up after combat, where we called it.
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    Origin ID: Discgolfer27
    Untappd ID: Discgolfer1981
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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Just finished my game with Grunt's Ghosts. I got the win, but we had to call it due to time. Grunt's Tie swarm was fearsome, but Dash with autoblaster got close and got dirty. Then ran like hell for three rounds.

    None of that matters....WHAT HAPPENED TO NIMBLES?!

    Legends of Runeterra: MNCdover #moc
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    Steam ID
    Twitch Page
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  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Just finished my game with Grunt's Ghosts. I got the win, but we had to call it due to time. Grunt's Tie swarm was fearsome, but Dash with autoblaster got close and got dirty. Then ran like hell for three rounds.

    None of that matters....WHAT HAPPENED TO NIMBLES?!

    Nimbles didn't get hit, almost flew off the board, then made a hell of a Left Turn 1 to land just barely on the field. And he lives unscratched!

    webguy20D0rkAnglMNC DoverElvenshae
  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Also, Serious respect for GG for using Vassal on a laptop. Seriously that's just damned good window management

    Steam ID: Webguy20
    Origin ID: Discgolfer27
    Untappd ID: Discgolfer1981
    crimsoncoyote
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Ha, that's weird. My very first list was two squints and three eyeballs.

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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Well fought game to @Elvenshae!

    It took
    For.
    Ev.
    Er.

    I flew 3 Prototype Pilot A-Wings with Chardaan Refit and Autothrusters, and Dash Rendar in the Outrider with Mangler cannon, VI, and a Recon Specialist.

    I wasn't a fan of the Recon Specialist, since I barely ever focused (I think I took a focus all of once; 90% of my actions were barrel rolls).
    And I just didn't pack enough of a punch, but I still eked out a win.

    It's VERY difficult to hit Tycho with a turret weapon when he has Autothrusters, an Evade token, and a Focus token. He's guaranteed to get 2 evade results if he rolls all blanks.

    We went like 10 rounds at the end with no damage taken by either squad.

    I won because I was able to block with my last A-Wing and deny Tycho any actions, while rolling 3 crits with Dash.

    Overall it was a great game!

    ElvenshaeD0rkAnglSokpuppetAegeri
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited October 2015
    Well fought game to @Elvenshae!

    It took
    For.
    Ev.
    Er.

    It was, seriously, an endurance match.

    I made a couple errors.

    First, I looked at Dash as being, basically, a 3-dice-per-round attacker with a boatload of health, and the A-Wings as being a 6-dice-per-round blob with only slightly more total health that could be whittled down quickly to reduce their damage output, and a couple ion shots early would be enough to break up their formation and sow confusion. Instead, I should have remembered my main criticism of A-Wings and why I'm quickly realizing that I don't particularly care for them: they're very, very survivable craft (especially when they're double-dodging Tychos) with absolutely shit performance when it comes to actually putting damage on anything. 6-dice in 2-dice lots is way easier to deal with than 3-at-a-time-every-time, and they've got way too many dodge dice, making it hard to actually kill one - it took Salm 2 rounds of shooting to take out one of them that was already at 1 health, and he was firing main guns and an ion turret each time! I should've largely ignored the A-Wings and rounded hard on Dash. Once I finally adjusted and got Dash under my guns, he went really quickly from full health to 2 Hull remaining, but by that point he'd already done enough damage to take out Keyan's B-Wing and then nailed Salm with a Direct Hit to take out his last two hull before Salm could return the favor. Salm should basically have spent the match playing "Hunt the Render," as opposed to trying to disrupt A-Wings.

    Second, Dash is basically completely immune to debris obstacles, which means he basically ignored all the obstacles in the center of the map and was able to just do donuts the entire time. Seriously, Dash can basically just rotate in place with a sharp turn and a barrel roll back. It was super obnoxious. :D

    Then, the biggest game changer in the late game, was when I had Tycho absolutely perfectly positioned to drop onto CC's remaining A-Wing's tail, who had just 1 health, take a TL and a Focus largely out-of-range of Dash, and (probably) kill it, massively simplifying the board and allowing me some breathing room against Dash. And, instead of dialing in a 2-speed-right-bank, I accidentally left the dial at a 2-speed-left-bank. This dropped me into some debris, and CC's A-Wing was able to get back into a blocking position on the next turn. I never got another decent shot on CC's A-Wing, and when Tycho did draw a bead on Dash, he whiffed hard.

    On the last turn, I guessed wrong - I knew CC's A-Wing was going to end up in front of Tycho, and pulled a 1-left-hard-turn thinking that it would sneak me past him. It would've worked for basically any other move that CC's might have made, but he made a 1-right-hard-turn, and I ended up landing right on top of him. As I was playing it, I was thinking, "I should make this a two-speed turn," but I elected not to in order to avoid the debris field ahead (which, I think, I might have been safe with even with a two-speed turn).

    [EDIT: Guessing right would probably have resulted in several more turns before we hit a result, so in that sense, I'm not that sad about it; c.f. "endurance match" :D]

    Last, I totally forgot to haxxor the dice; I think Keyan / Salm rolled a grand total of 1 Evade result between them the entire game. :D (Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe a slight overstatement.)

    Well-fought and well-flown, CC!

    Elvenshae on
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  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    Force Awakens Core is 46% off now too:
    http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/219440

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Force Awakens Core is 46% off now too:
    http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/219440

    ... yah know, if they'd done this earlier this week, I'd've grabbed that, too, when I was rounding out my Armada collection.

    crimsoncoyote
  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    Force Awakens Core is 46% off now too:
    http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/219440

    So as someone who saw this in a store recently and decided to do some research on the PA forums before purchasing. How reliable is this site? Also how good is this to start ones adventure in spending more money? Would it be better to buy the original starter box instead?

    Thanks for the assistance.

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  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    The store is very safe. I've ordered from them multiple times and have been to their physical store numerous times.

    I don't have the new core so I'll let others answer that.

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    Comics, Games, Booze
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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    Ken O wrote: »
    The store is very safe. I've ordered from them multiple times and have been to their physical store numerous times.

    I don't have the new core so I'll let others answer that.

    Cool, thanks for letting me know that and the information that they are a physical store. I like supporting physical stores over Amazon if I can try.

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  • SokpuppetSokpuppet You only yoyo once Registered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Force Awakens Core is 46% off now too:
    http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/219440

    So as someone who saw this in a store recently and decided to do some research on the PA forums before purchasing. How reliable is this site? Also how good is this to start ones adventure in spending more money? Would it be better to buy the original starter box instead?

    Thanks for the assistance.

    CSI is a staple website. Totally reliable.

    Each of the cores has things going for it, but The Force Awakens set is probably/definitely the core to start out with at this point.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    Sokpuppet wrote: »
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Force Awakens Core is 46% off now too:
    http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/219440

    So as someone who saw this in a store recently and decided to do some research on the PA forums before purchasing. How reliable is this site? Also how good is this to start ones adventure in spending more money? Would it be better to buy the original starter box instead?

    Thanks for the assistance.

    CSI is a staple website. Totally reliable.

    Each of the cores has things going for it, but The Force Awakens set is probably/definitely the core to start out with at this point.

    Great thanks!

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