So it’s been a while now since the Second Edition announcement for X-Wing, and I thought I would just post some of the thoughts from our group.
In this post I will discuss my thoughts following the announcement of X-Wing 2.0 and what I think it will mean for the game.
On New Year’s Eve at the end of 2017, I decided that I wanted to improve my X-Wing gaming, with the resolution goal of making Top 8 at a Regional in Australia, in order to get some sparkly dice (mission accomplished in Tasmania, thanks to an effort described by the Onyx Squadron 2m:40s into this video as pulling a Steven Bradbury all the way into second place).
In order to track my progress throughout the year, I decided to start collecting data from all the games of X-Wing that I play.
Last night was a small monthly tournament at one of our local game shops, with the tournament winning game also marking the 100th game of X-Wing I have played so far this year, so I thought I would share some of the data I have collected and insights I have gained from it.
After having attended the Tasmanian Regionals and making it to the final table in a roundabout fashion, I was a lot less nervous about the Victorian Regionals. That said, there was a lot of angst about one topic in particular in the lead up to the event… what list to fly?!?
When the 2018 X-Wing Regionals season started, I was hoping to attend at least two of them in Australia, certainly the Victorian one in Melbourne, but at least one other. It so happens that the opportunity to take a weekend away in Hobart came up, so I was able to attend the Tasmanian regional held at Good Games Hobart on March 3rd. Below is a battle report of all my matches throughout the day. Continue reading “Tasmanian X-Wing Regionals”
I don’t think the tournament at General Games Malvern could have been any more different from Good Games Box Hill the week before. Don’t get me wrong, I love my local, but for events of this scale it’s nice when they run smoothly. Continue reading “Store Championships 2017 – Round 2, General Games Malvern”
Last Saturday the 15th was the first of the three Store Championships that I plan on attending and the only one that Benimus, Sinista, and I will participate in together.
To say that it was eventful would be a bit of an understatement for a few reasons: Continue reading “Store Championships 2017 – Round 1, Good Games Box Hill”
Shiny new FFG Store champ 2017 acrylic templates: check,
FFG acrylic tokens: check,
Alternate art upgrade cards: check,
Winning a bye at regionals: sure…
Ok, let’s give it a go… Continue reading “The road to Store Championships 2017”
There are many things that can influence the outcome of a game of X-Wing that happen even before the first dial is set. These items are things that are often referred to as “Turn Zero”. This article will talk about a few things to think about before you start a game that may help turn the odds of winning in your favour. Continue reading “X-Wing: The Importance of Turn Zero”
The X-wing obsession for me started in 2016 at PAX AUS with Benimus. A friend of Moregorl was already into it and had bought the Force Awakens starter set, and when Moregorl mentioned to him we were interested, he was more than happy to crack open the box and show us the basics. From then on it was a done deal and we made our way to one of the retail stalls that had the best deal, base game and a booster for $50. Continue reading “Starting out, an Imperial journey”