We were over at John's, and Ben was there too, and had the bright idea of introducing him to X-Wing by letting him play me. Since he was new, we let him be the Good Guys, the Empire.
It may not have been the best intro to the game for him. While I definitely benefited from getting my arcs right, all game - my ships also had a nasty habit of always being able to dodge out from a critical shot or have their target totally roll blanks when making that crucial shot to kill. I also think that rather than giving the guy a tricksy Bobba-Fettigator, he would have been better off just taking the big bad Heavy Laser Cannon. He took that in round two vs John and cleaned up!
Even better, there is more X-Wing on the way. First up there are a heap of new X-Wing pilots to go with the rebel Transport that is being released. I was completely uninterested in the release until I saw the options for new pilots. I think that the new ones offer look very cool.
But wait, there is more Rebel goodness. Regular readers will already know that I love to take tycho the A-Wing Ace. And we are getting new upgrades for this awesome fighter. Including, fingers crossed, a card that lets us swap out the missile slot and reduce the cost by 2 points. I like the colour too.
Dagger Squadron B-Wings are already a stalwart of the X-Wing scene. There are already plenty of reasons to take them but they are also getting a cool new ace. These releases have spawned the, so far, 30 page thread on the FFG forums. I read it so you don't have to. It was bad, then for a while focused on buying beer, burgers and onion rings, and now it has gone bad again.
As an alternative, I give you the best X-Wing video batrep ever. Watch it, you can thank me later :)
All that X-Wing is major competition for my gaming dollar. But what have I bought recently? Copplestone Castings post apocalyptic figs for the Fallout demo game we are working on for NZ NATCON 2014.
Speaking of back in the house, we took the opportunity to snag a great new fridge at one of the end-of-financial-year sales. It now easily holds my beer and food for the whole can. It also had THIS as part of the packaging. I am not sure what it IS yet but it is about 2' square and the walls are the height of an infinity model.
There we go, another stream of consciousness post but another month caught up. Hopefully regular scheduled bloggage to resume. Thanks for reading.