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Regional Recap: Galaxy Note 7 Recalled

Buckle up, as you will see I am a long-winded old geezer and I’ve got a lot to say.

I’ll admit, even though by all accounts I’m a seasoned player, I’ve been around the competitive X-wing scene for the most part without spectacular results. Sure I can usually hold my own, but I tend toward risky play, which usually edges me out of the upper echelons.

Don Winning a Kessel Run on my prototype LED table
Don Winning a Kessel Run event on the prototype LED table circa 2013

I’m not the most intelligent person, but gaming in general tends to draw out smart people who enjoy using their big brains. I have to work at playing well to compete.

Last month in Toronto, we had our 2016/17 Regional for the truncated season. 99 players showed, and I placed much higher than I was expecting. Spoiler alert, I didn’t win the Regional, but I did have an opportunity to and that’s not too shabby in my book. Continue reading Regional Recap: Galaxy Note 7 Recalled

Green Crack goes up in Smoke

As I continue to receive such overwhelmingly positive feedback from my report last week I’m back with a follow up.

Part Deux: The Revenge of the Dice

I ran the exact same Crack Shot carrying A-wing list again for the final Store Championship of the season at Dueling Grounds in Toronto.

My Squad of Crack Aces:

Green Squad A-wing w/Crack Shot, Adaptability, A-wing Test Pilot, Chadaran Refit and Autothrusters x 5
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CHASING A PLAQUE, FUELED BY CRACK

Preface

Fair warning this is a very long Store Championship report, that begins quite a bit earlier then last weekend.  If you are just looking for lists and stats, here is the tournament on  List Juggler.

Over the past 6 months or so I have been making ample use of the Wave 7 EPT Crack Shot. I love how it pushes through damage to get results even out of a puny 2 Red Dice ship.

When it was originally released last August it was greeted with a universal “Meh.” Mid September however, it received an FAQ entry that triggered after the compare results step, which was a real game changer, forcing your opponent to overspend their defensive tokens or else you might just ‘Crack’ on through a hit if they just have enough canceling dice to stop your attack.  More ramblings of a crack addict after the jump. Continue reading CHASING A PLAQUE, FUELED BY CRACK