Hard Lessons Learned from X-Wing 2.0

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.

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Why You Should Go to X-Wing Worlds!

Hello Pilots!

Last November, GeekADD went to the 2016 X-Wing World Championship and it was amazing!  Now FFG has announced Worlds will take place the week of May the 4th this year and we wanna goooooo!!!!

Recently, I’ve been asking people about going to Worlds and I’m feeling a lot of hesitation, which actually make me a bit sad. I’ll admit, the GeekADD trio all had moments of doubt regarding their attendance, but DUDE.  REGISTER.  GO.  We had such an awesome experience.  I know there are only limited spots, but at least try.  You won’t regret it! I’m here today to convince you, yes YOU, why you should attend the 2017 X-Wing World Championship in May! Continue reading

An Epic X-Wing Game and an Epic Story

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While X-Wing is dominated by the 100-Point Tournament format, I always like to make time for the occasional Epic match.  My usual partner, John D, coerced me out of hiding to come down to Game Empire for a 300v300 point game.

Turns out, it was quite the “epic” game indeed and makes for a fun little story.  Below will be a play-by-play, as well as a short narrative of the dogfight from an in-universe perspective.  Haha, cheesy I know, but hey, isn’t that the whole point?

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