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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

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....