The Proliferation of Easy Stress Control

My first post covered general gripes about the post-FAQ meta. Now I want to elaborate on a specific phenomenon I observed at PAX that could define Regionals season: easy stress control—i.e. that which comes at...

Can The Rebel Faction Do Better Than Formation Flying?

From the Poe Dameron comic series; art by Phil Noto. A great jank list is like a Rube Goldberg machine. When it works, no one can believe its brilliant design. But it's still just a...

Four Predictions for the TIE Silencer

We all know that Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter is going to save the Imperial faction. But does it suck? The ship's super-Interceptor dial has inspired plenty of memes hailing it as the game's great equalizer....

Dead Heroes, No Leaders: A Resistance Faction Review, Part 1

The subtle genius of the Sequel Trilogy is its toy-collector aesthetic. Each design seems pulled from the collective subconscious of everyone who played with Kenner action figures growing up. A black-and-orange X-Wing?...

Phantom II Preview: Building a Better Ghost

"To coordinate at the end of the activation phase is a power only one has achieved, but, if we work together, I know we can discover the secret."  — AP-5, Revenge of the Sith (2005) If...

Two Firesprays Are Better Than One? Koshka Frost Joins Boba Fett

Boba Fett didn't get better—everyone else got worse. Or, more accurately, Boba Fett didn't get a radical overhaul. He got a bunch of small buffs in a world of nerfs. Many of his improvements are...

The Republic Faction Explained in 7 Prequel Memes

Hello there. I haven't updated the blog since March and a lot of has happened in X-Wing-land since then, including the introduction of two new factions. The Republic and...

Making Scum Work in Hyperspace: No Friends But the Asteroids

I don't know if it's the best faction in the history of X-Wing, but Scum & Villainy is certainly the most nerfed: the Deadeye ban, the Manaroo nerf, the Zuckuss errata...and now,...

The Further Adventures of Scum Han: Woody Harrelson Meets Three Mean Robots

Let it never be said that I am a blogger who ignores reader feedback: After confessing my love for Alden Ehrenreich in the spice freighter, I tried out your suggestions. On Saturday, we had our...

Bombs Away: A Resistance Faction Review, Part 2

Captain Canady would be the first to tell you, were he still with us: The Resistance Bomber is too dangerous to be ignored. Thus is the paradox of the...