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X-Wing Wave 10 Consolidated News and Spoilers!

RELEASE DATE: 2/2/17!!!!

Wave 9 is barely in the hands of you scummy GenCon attendees, and now we have a new announcement for X-Wing Wave 10!!!  Sabine’s TIE Fighter, Kylo Ren’s Uplison-Class Shuttle, and the Quadjumpa! (yeah, it’s Quadjumper, but I’m trying out my Rey impression, OK?)

Check it out below!

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4th and Goal – Redesigned Cards for a little more realism

[This is a repost of an old (2013) article on another popular board game site that shall not be named. Moving here for posterity]

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When I first got 1st and Goal, I thought it was a genius design. No need to refer to any charts because they’re printed on the cards themselves. The dice are optimized depending on what play you call, the clock is the offense deck of cards, magnetic football! So many things going for it; except the fact that the card combinations really made no sense realistically. Throwing a bomb against a Prevent defense shouldn’t be a guaranteed loss of yards, why couldn’t the QB dump off a pass short? It basically boiled down to randomly playing cards against each other because the type of play you selected had no strategic value.

This is my attempt to keep the core of 1st and Goal intact, but add some sort of realistic playcalling strategy to the game while keeping it fun. This game really isn’t far off from being the best football board game out there. Not necessarily the most realistic simulation, but certainly the most fun.

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GeekADD assesses video and board games in London

Check out the video HERE.

I had a business trip in London on which I had about 6 hours of free time. I’ve been on a quest to find a real Japanese Mega Drive. This ends up being one leg of that journey. Find out more by watching the video.

Fueling the Habit #1: FLGS or Online??

 

Hey guys-

So, we’ve all got these….well….needs.  You know what I’m talking about.  I mean, you do…right?  Right?  ‘Course ya do…everyone has these urges at one time or another.  It’s merely human  nature.  For me, it’s daily.   I don’t get it everyday, but damn if I don’t think about it.  I gotta have it.  I must…I got a fever, and the only prescription is….

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Adding Magnets to X-Wing Mini’s

So, sometimes when you’re playing X-Wing Miniatures, accidents happen.  Defective models, accidental drop-age, drunk friends (#1 cause for me), it’s very easy to end up with an X-Wing with 3 cannons or a TIE Interceptor minus a wing.  Superglue is mildly adequate, but I’ve had much better results using a compound called “Build-It.”

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