Here’s me: A World(ish)-Class X-Wing player. I placed 28th in the 2017 World Championship and have the only set of the 2017-2018 dice in SoCal (that I know of!). I also have waaaaay more ships than anyone could ever use (we’re talking 20-ish X-Wings, even more TIEs) and have a fat binder of promo cards. I am chomping at the bit for X-Wing 2.0!
Also me: I’m a filthy casual, think Epic X-Wing is Real X-Wing, and love fudging the rules in the name of making the game “more like the movies.” I’ve been a loyal and diligent customer but have loads of unused ships because, quite honestly, I simply haven’t had a chance to use them. Now you’re telling me my pounds (literally) of cardboard are useless and if I want to keep playing I not only have to re-buy, I have to pay extra?!? X-Wing 2.0 makes me feel sick…
So…after years of jumping both sides of the line, the announcement and subsequent promotions of X-Wing Second Edition have put me in an awkward position. I love X-Wing, but do I love what this new game is? This has taught me some hard lessons I think are important to share. That, and you can see a grown man complain about a board game, so that might be entertaining in it’s own right.
Woah, wave 12 isn’t even out yet and we’re already hearing about X-Wing Wave 13?!? It looks like Wave 13 is going to be focused on ships from the Last Jedi and release sometime early in 2018. I’ve seen some images of both of these ships already, but let’s see what FFG will offer us!
Guys…it…it happened. After years of crying and moaning and screaming and begging, we got what we wanted….
Not only that, but it looks like X-Wing Wave 12 has a lot of other interesting stuff as well. Let’s take a look!
X-Wing started out as a dogfighting game; bluff, out-position, and out-dice your opponents. However, as more content gets pumped into the game, the design space is opening up. This allows players to employ disruptive and unorthodox tactics that can catch their opponents off-guard.
There’s really no substitute for the feeling you get when you do something perfectly legal that your opponent hadn’t anticipated. There are some dirty X-Wing tricks out there, and I’m going to share some of the ones I know.
Hey X-Wing Players-
Earlier this month, I attended the Fresno X-Wing Regional at Crazy Squirrel Games. Last year was a great event, so I was eager to attend again.
I was struggling with what I wanted run and decided, “hey, who cares how I do…why not just run a Firespray?!?”
So I did!
If you thought saying goodbye to Party-Girl Manaroo (and hello to modestly-dressed-but-still-good-looking Manaroo) was drama enough, we’ve now got X-Wing Wave 11 coming down the pipe!