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....

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

My 9 Favorite Rebel Builds of Wave 12 (So Far)

The Rebels won the wave, and it wasn't even close. The margin of their victory is in the vicinity of 20 X-wing and 7 Y-wing pilots killed to two million Death Star personnel dead. The TIE...