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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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,...