How X-Wing Second Edition Got Me Out of My Own Head and onto a...

A couple weekends ago, two things happened that almost never do: I won a big-event tournament, of 40+ players. I felt good about my list going into the tournament. People who know me can attest...

The Case for Thweek

Thweek is a trap. Or so I told everyone at my local games store, my work, the YMCA, and the secret Stonecutters lodge below 36th street. Ever since Guns for Hire came out, I've been trying...

Our Phantom Menace

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? I did. While I was playing at a store kit tournament the weekend of Janruary 6, Regionals were happening all over the world. And as I...

Giving Up the Ghost: Let’s Beat This Stupid Ship

I told you Engine Upgrade would break this thing. One minute everyone is running Kanan with Tactical Jammer and then before you know it: Damn those Mynocks and their good taste! If this were Buzzlet Generator,...

I Just Want Scum Han to Be Good: Thoughts On a Second Edition Marathon

Hope everyone had a good X-Wing Christmas. I ripped through a decent chunk of the Scum & Villainy conversion kit yesterday and can report that, yes, Boba with Perceptive Copilot and Han gunner is...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...