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From Toronto, NeverBetTheFett has been a fan of Star Wars since he was five years old. Anything Star Wars gets his attention, but board games are a love dear to his heart. Rumour has it he briefly turns into a pumpkin at 12:01 every October 31st.

Don’t call me Xesus – Interview with Paul Heaver

As promised, the 4th installment in my Worlds experience report. My interview with Three Time World Champion and “X-wing Jesus”, Paul Heaver.

Paul is very approachable and always willing to chat, so I took the opportunity to ask him some questions on behalf of dockingbay416.com

He gives us some interesting insight into how he prepared for his three consecutive Worlds X-wing titles.

He also tells us a little bit about his game last year at the Imperial Assault Worlds final and his thoughts on the new Jabba’s Realm and Wave 8 expansions. (04:00 min)

Finally, I ask him some personal questions regarding his rock-star status in the nerd realm. (08:09 min)

Listen to the sound clip here: 

Who Shot First? A Brief Interview With X-Wing Designer Frank Brooks

One thing I like about Worlds is getting to hobnob with some of the top players. However, it’s also nice to get a chance to speak with other non-playing members of the community, like the designers. 

I took this opportunity to speak with the very friendly and approachable Frank Brooks, who is one of the X-Wing designers. I asked him about the state of the game and how they manage it.  Continue reading Who Shot First? A Brief Interview With X-Wing Designer Frank Brooks

Star Wars X-Wing Worlds Battle Report

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I didn’t find it easy coming up with a list to bring to Worlds as the meta had shifted ever since the newest errata came out. If you were an Imperial player like me, you “should fly” Defenders. I agree it makes sense, but I’m not one for playing a meta list. I’m also a dedicated Soontir Fel player, which often gets me ridiculed. Keeping with a favourite ship makes me believe that I’ll continue to have fun playing this game. Besides, Defenders are way too predictable and boring, I find.  Continue reading Star Wars X-Wing Worlds Battle Report

Prepare for Ground Assault – Imperial Assault Worlds Battle Report

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I had my heart set on a Blaise-Trooper list as it was all the rage. However, as most know, I don’t like to play meta. I found it very boring. I’m more of a run and gun player. Taylor Hanson suggested I try this scum list he had been toying with. Continue reading Prepare for Ground Assault – Imperial Assault Worlds Battle Report

Win Like Flint’s: Or How I Learned to Love Not Rolling Green Dice

I recently had come off of some disappointing losses at some major tournaments and like most people I put part of the blame on my green dice. I realize that the odds of successfully rolling a blank on an 8-sided x-wing die are 37.5 :1 (Never tell me the odds!), but that rarely seems the case for me. In one game where I actually kept track, I rolled one evade and two focuses on 19 consecutive green dice rolls! Continue reading Win Like Flint’s: Or How I Learned to Love Not Rolling Green Dice

Searching for Paul Heaver (a 2015 X-Wing Worlds Battle Report…sort of)

Hey Heaver! Yoink!
Hey Heaver! Yoink!

I’ve been playing X-Wing Miniatures for about one year now and marvel at the nuances in this game. When players lose, most blame the dice and not the fact that their build did not match up well or that they just piloted poorly. On the other hand, many win by playing so much, and practice, practice, practice. When I lose, I usually acknowledge that I was outplayed, but secretly blame the dice. It’s been baffling to me how people like Paul Heaver can consistently win with this current changing meta.

Continue reading Searching for Paul Heaver (a 2015 X-Wing Worlds Battle Report…sort of)

The Battle of Waterloo, Store Championship Report 2015

 

imageThe 2015 Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Store Championship at Just By Chance Games in Waterloo, Ontario was, in my humble opinion, a rousing success! There were 22 players (compared to the 6 in the last tournament). Of that number, 16 were playing as rebels. Continue reading The Battle of Waterloo, Store Championship Report 2015

Desperately seeking Soontir (or, The Force Is With All Of Us)

Do you wonder how in demand Star Wars X-Wing really is? Chances are most people reading this were the early adopters that have been fortunate enough to buy and fly every ship from every wave. If you’re more of a laggard like me, you’ve been struggling to find ships from  earlier releases. However, to people like me it’s not just a game – interest in Star Wars X-Wing is about identity, social interaction, and maintaining our youth!

Continue reading Desperately seeking Soontir (or, The Force Is With All Of Us)