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

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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

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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

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Prototype Toronto League Open

ATTENTION ALL X-WING FANS!

The Prototype Toronto League is throwing an X-wing party!

Join us for our first ever PTL Open, held on April 22-23 at the Legion (Branch 22) in Toronto near Woodbine and Danforth. Sponsored by Face to Face Games Toronto.

Special thanks to VTTV.Live who will be webcasting the event live all weekend.

This weekend long X-Wing convention features a unique 6 round main event, and fun friendly side events, a math trade, and plenty of cool prizes for everyone!

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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

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Cool Acrylic Tokens for Heroes of the Aturi Cluster

Since launching the Heroes of the Aturi Cluster co-op campaign back in fall 2015, I’ve seen a lot of custom components for it pop up around the internet.

Heroes Fan Ben Adams recently offered to send me some really nice ones he’s been making, over on his Etsy shop Highbridge Design and of course I said yes.

I’ve got to say, I’m blown away by how nice these are. Here’s some pics of what he sent me:

Acrylic tokens for Heroes of the Aturi ClusterFirst off, seeing the message on that custom laser-etched template tray made me laugh, and I really appreciate it. It’s stury, magnetized, and happens to be the same dimensions as my other X-wing cases. Continue reading Cool Acrylic Tokens for Heroes of the Aturi Cluster

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