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"I noticed that nobody has mentioned Double Time at all — nobody is excited over Caprice Nisei or Lucky Find? Paintbrush? NAPD Contract?" View
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    For tight formations I tend to prefer the staggered second row, which is in the same grain as the iris. Just over half a base between each ship in each row, and the second row can be pretty tight behind the first if you want. With four ships it forms a sort of diamond.

    But more typically, I run formations corner to corner with a bit of space. It helps me not run into my own ships when blocked. 17 hours, 44 minutes ago
    In reply to - Jeff Wilder posted an update: Paul’s article on FFG, specifically ”Pinwheel” formation — (I call it Iris Formation, myself.) Has anybody actually used this in a table-top game? In VASSAL it works, because it need 2.5 base-lengths to set up, and (wouldn’t you know it) the Range One band for set-up is 2.5 base-lengths. With VASSAL’s [...] · View
  • Theorist commented on the blog post X-Wing Galactic Cup Registration
    I’m good to go with what I sent in already. 1 day, 18 hours ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post X-Wing Galactic Cup Registration
    Yes. The whole thought process is foreign to me here, honestly. It’s always in my head to try and build to take on all comers; but here the are a few list options that are “bad lists” that I could bring as a second list because I’m not stuck with them. In the end I [...] 1 day, 18 hours ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post New FaQ for X-wing
    Personality type. People can read the same sentence, but without context they might construe different meanings. In lowercasem’s case, he read the word “only” into the clarification when it wasn’t really there; a sign of pessimism, he expected something disappointing so he read it that way. If I didn’t know the question that prompted that [...] 1 day, 20 hours ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post New FaQ for X-wing
    You misunderstand. The clarification is apparently not clear — the question they were trying to answer was whether Jendon can pass the TL to a ship with no TL option in its action bar. We already knew for sure that you could pass to a ship like Yorr, which does have it. Basically they are [...] 1 day, 21 hours ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post X-Wing Galactic Cup Registration
    I think we should go by the new FAQ and Tournament rules. No games have been played yet, and by the conclusion of this tournament the new TR and FAQ will be old news. It will feel really weird to be playing by old rules by then. 2 days, 2 hours ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post X-Wing Galactic Cup Registration
    The fatal blunder would be to bring 2 lists that had the same weakness. You are guaranteed to get bit there — each opponent has twice the chance of being on your counter. Beyond that, bringing 2 lists each with a different weakness is pretty safe. The odds that your opponent has brought 2 lists [...] 2 days, 2 hours ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post X-Wing Galactic Cup Registration
    I actually would not like it. That’s extra stuff you have to bring and keep track of. I’d greatly prefer to stow any extra stuff I bring safely in my car, rather than needing it inside round to round. Plus I’m not 100% that I agree with the environment it would create — trump squads [...] 2 days, 23 hours ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post New A-Wing Builds
    One ship mod card is allowed per ship. The exception is the TIE Interceptor title, which lets you equip 2 ship mods to your Interceptor as long as they aren’t the same card twice. Also I think you may be confusing the A-wing with the Y-wing or the HWK. The A-wing does not have a [...] 2 days, 23 hours ago
  • Theorist wrote a new blog post: HiLo has a Champion!
    Fuamatu (Dom) and Phildo have played the final game! Who won? Watch and see! Fuamatu vs Phildo I’ll congratulate the winner in my next article. Just wanted to share the game log. 6 days, 3 hours ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post New A-Wing Builds
    I do agree that A-wing (and really all ships when they can) should avoid some enemy arcs. A-wing just happens to be good at it. I’m interested in why you say you’d rather attempt Outmaneuver against an Interceptor, rather than Predator. What kind of shot are you looking to get against Interceptors; Range 2-3 w/ [...] 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    The odds of no dice needing re-rolled is not marginal when you have a Focus to spend offensively, but I didn’t recall it being as high as +0.375 to damage. Are you referring to the dogfighting numbers, where the target might is more likely to have a defensive Focus and won’t just spend it on [...] 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    The sadness; Lorrir doesn’t get an ept. If he did, I think he’d use PTL to protect himself and sometimes opt to use his ability instead to get to a few extra places Boost+Roll didn’t quite reach. Turr moves AFTER his shot, so that’s another no to Outmaneuver. I could almost see Predator, but you [...] 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    Green w/ Refit + PTL + Predator is 23, and a pretty good deal at 23. It gives you the means to boost into Range 1 and hit pretty hard there. I do like Outmaneuver there too, but not as much. Outmaneuver wants all your dice to already be rolling hits. That’s when it beats [...] 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    Good eye. Assault Missile + PTL looks strong on Vessery. 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    I do think Phantom will live and die by player skill, so new players might get frustrated by it especially if we see the meta counter that ship out of fear. Defender by my eye is going to be like AdvS B-wing — very capable in a joust, but with a few surprises if you [...] 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    Airen w/ Squad Leader is going to be a good build I think, to boon 2 bigger guns since his SUCKS. He just fires in the general direction of the enemy, to help the others aim. Like tracer rounds basically. Wedge w/ Predator + Engine won’t particularly need Airen to function. I’d probably put R2-F2 [...] 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    Actually with Porkins, he probably will prefer Predator so that he doesn’t have to risk damage so often. Outside Range 1 and HLC (or other 4-dice attack) ships, Predator is going to be a pretty decent analog to TL. 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    Defender dial, almost forgot to mention it. White turn 3, white turn 4, can bank the full 1-3. Can roll afterward if needed on each. That’s pretty good for getting around. AGI 3 will largely guard it from ion weapons. Flechette Torpedo is likely to deal no damage, and it’ll be hard to get both [...] 1 week, 1 day ago
  • Theorist commented on the blog post TIE Defender Preview
    Rexler is a boss. That’s going to play well against a lot of ships, pretty much everything without lots of shields really. Falcon and B-wing should both be OK. Firespray and fast Shuttle should be OK (especially Firespray…shuttle might be a little iffy). Everything else will have to cower in fear a bit. Interesting here [...] 1 week, 1 day ago
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