The winner of our writing contest, Joseph Woodworth, messaged me recently to say that my custom Porkin’s X-Wing landed safely in Japan. Just in time for Christmas!
This was my first B-Wing repaint which I did back in wave 3. It’s fully rotational. I sawed off the cockpit and inserted a magnet so that it will spin.
This game is so much fun! I can’t believe how cool it is. If I had a time machine, the first thing I wouldn’t do is go back and see the dinosaurs, or assassinate a deranged world leader to prevent a world war. I’d take a copy of Imperial Assault back in time and give it to myself as a 16 years old boy, “Here kid, this is going to change your life… oh and here are some stock options.” Continue reading OMG OMG OMG Imperial Assault!
Player Profile is a series of articles in which R2-EQ looks at players in the X-Wing community. Many people would like to get to know the person behind the player, and in X-Wing not only are the players renowned for being “nice guys” but they are often quite characterful when you scratch the surface.
Today I interview R5Don4, known as Don in real life. I met Don when I attended my first X-Wing Tourney way back in the Kessel Run days. He was the guy who advertised the event on the FFG forum. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have attended. After meeting Don, I started to use the Star Wars Gaming Ontario Facebook group to find out about local events. He’s a tireless promoter of the game, a very nice guy and an excellent player. I thought it appropriate to start this article series with Don who’s been there since day 1 of wave 1 and growing the game in Southern Ontario like no one else around.
Here is a funny rant I found on Youtube. It’s one of those “Hitler Reacts” ones but this time it’s about Star Trek: Attack Wing Miniatures. I thought it was very well done and loved the reference to X-Wing being a better game.
It was the perfect Saturday to play 7+ hours of X-Wing. I was on 3 hours sleep, recovering from a concert the night before in the passenger side of my friend’s car eating breakfast on the run. Bleary eyed and slightly hungover I had only played Epic once before. Yet, I wasn’t worried in the slightest – I had my coffee with me. We invented coffee to stay up all night and function the next day, right? Besides, I had one of the best players in Southern Ontario as my team captain, so if 70% of my brain showed up, we’d be fine.
The article contest is over and I’ve got to say I was blown away by how many great posts there were, including a creative video at the end! It was an honour and privilege to get to know some of you and to reconnect with others. My expectations have been greatly exceeded and I’m loving the community here.
Deployment! Deployment! Deployment!
That’s the lesson I learned from playing my first ever team Epic game recently. Oh, and don’t roll blanks on all your evade dice. That’s the footnote lesson.
This was another one of my first repaints back in wave one. Continue reading Custom Repaint: Gold Squadron Y-Wing 2