Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?

I’ve been a Star Wars fan my whole life and when FFG released X-Wing in 2012, I jumped right in. While playing X-Wing, I made some new friends and discovered an entire community of Star Wars fans more crazy about that universe than me!

In those heady early years, FFG was knocking things out of the park when it came to Star Wars. As fans of the franchise, we never had it so good. X-Wing gave us ships that were display quality models. Imperial Assault gave us the best looking minis ever produced till then. Armada ships, although not to scale, were affordable and beautiful. Everything looked great and on top of that, all these games had solid rules too.

Then there was the Roleplaying game, and though it has it’s faults, it was well produced and had great art. We also got Rebellion, or “Star Wars in a box” with quality miniatures in a tiny scale. Every time FFG did something with Star Wars, it was exciting. The only problem was we never had enough time or money for each game!

Then at Gencon 50 they announced Star Wars Legion and everything changed for me.

This was the first time I felt dirty for my love of FFG. Now granted, they always did little dick moves by not including enough dice in a game, or making you buy multiple Core Sets to actually play, or buy blisters of factions you wouldn’t play just for the cards. Sure, they did their greedy little tricks but because their games were so good, and looked so great, I think most of us just accepted it and gave them a pass. Yet with Legion, I think the dark side is too strong with FFG and the disrespect too great to their loyal customers – but I’ll get to that in a second. First, lets look at what this game has to offer. Continue reading Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?

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401 Games X-Wing Original Trilogy Tournament – Semifinal

Last month, 401 Games in Toronto was host to a special format X-Wing tournament where the only ships allowed to hit the table had to have appeared in any of the (non-Special Edition) Original Trilogy films – episodes IV, V, and VI.  Players were still allowed to run any pilot that came with these ships despite not appearing in any of the films, so Rey piloting the Millenium Falcon was legal.  All upgrades were also allowed with the exception of the Twin Laser Turret upgrade.

Here’s the semifinal match – we have four rounds of Swiss on our channel as well, and we will be posting the final match soon.  Enjoy!

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Padme a Stronger Woman in the Original Revenge of the Sith

Iain McCaig, a concept artist who worked on the Prequels, reveals that the original art he made for the Revenge of the Sith has an alternate storyline where Padme was going to kill Anakin.

In that original concept, Padme had a stronger roll in the film. She was an active member in forming the Rebel Alliance and betrayed Anakin, even going so far as bringing a knife to kill him on Mustafar. In that scene, Padme holds a knife to Anakin’s throat, but cannot kill him because she loves him too much. Continue reading Padme a Stronger Woman in the Original Revenge of the Sith

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