All posts by r2eq

Creator of Docking Bay 416 living in Toronto, Ontario. Huge Star Wars fan that loves playing Armada, X-Wing & Imperial Assault with friends.

Introducing the OT X-Wing Format

X-Wing has evolved and grown over the years. New mechanics, new cards, new maneuvers, and new ships keep pushing the limits of what can be done on the tabletop. As a game, it’s one of the best in a generation and it’s popularity stands as testament to this.

Yet sometimes a Star Wars fan who grew up on the Original Trilogy just wants to play with the iconic ships of the franchise. So we decided to throw a little old school X-Wing party here at DockingBay416.

We’re going to have a tournament with new rules and old ships and we’re calling it OT Play, or Original Trilogy Play.

Here are the rules: Continue reading Introducing the OT X-Wing Format

CYBERPUNK JEDI AND A RENEGADE PRINCESS

Here is some epic art. Star Wars meets Blade Runner? Yes please. Looking for some new desktop wallpaper? Well look no further.

Artist Jeronimo Gomez created a “A Dark Jedi and a Renegade Princess” depicting Luke Skywalker with Leia, C-3P0, R2-D2 all set in a cyberpunk Blade Runner alternate universe.

This was part of a challenge on CG Plus to re-imagine Star Wars, and let me tell you, some awesome art came out of it. Check out the talent below!

This is what Jeronimo had to say about “A Dark Jedi :” Continue reading CYBERPUNK JEDI AND A RENEGADE PRINCESS

The Emperor is Darth Vader’s Father, According to Lucas

Oh boy, where to begin.

It has come to light that George Lucas, in his original script for Episode III, had another  “I am your father scene.” This time it was the Emperor telling Anakin that he’s his dad.

Here is what Palpatine said in the original script,

“I have waited all these years for you to fulfill your destiny. I arranged for your conception. I used the power of the Force to will the midichlorians to start cell divisions that created you.” Continue reading The Emperor is Darth Vader’s Father, According to Lucas

Star Wars Rebellion: Painting the Rebels

There might be less Rebel miniatures than Imperial ones in your box of Star Wars: Rebellion, but if you want to do a good job painting them, you’ll probably invest more hours on the good guys. The reason being is the Rebels aren’t as uniform as the Imperials (Imps are mostly boring grey). The Rebels have more variation in their colour scheme, and if you want to be thematic, then the Rebels have to look a little beat up too. Damage, grime, wear and tear are the hallmarks for Rebel stuff.

The original trilogy had George Lucas’ innovative vision of “used technology.” Let’s not forget that no one had ever done that before in a sci-fi setting. The Rebels are kings of “used tech” and why I think they look the coolest but also take longer to paint. Continue reading Star Wars Rebellion: Painting the Rebels

Mr. Plinkett’s The Star Wars Awakens Review is Brilliant

Pretty much every Star Wars fan knows who Mr. Plinkett is. If for some reason you don’t, drop what you are doing and go watch his scathing analysis of why the Prequels “SUCK HAIRY BALLS COVERED IN VOMIT” (his words not mine).

Mr. Plinkett’s videos are long mind you, and you’d be hard pressed to watch everything in one sitting. They are also interlaced with extremely morbid humour.

His latest video about Episode 7, released a few months ago, is no different. There is the same exacting analysis and unbelievably, the morbidity level of his comedy has gone from a 9 to 11! Continue reading Mr. Plinkett’s The Star Wars Awakens Review is Brilliant

Fan Film Hoshino is What Star Wars Could Be…

It’s an interesting time we live in. Affordable technology and the internet allows creative people that might have fallen through the cracks 40 years ago to express themselves and connect to kindred spirits across the world.

Following in the steps of the other recent, and also great, fan film Darth Maul: Apprentice, Hoshino is a film about a blind Jedi with lots of Star Wars heart in it. Continue reading Fan Film Hoshino is What Star Wars Could Be…