One Sunday afternoon in April some of Toronto’s top players arrived at 401 Games to indulge in a meta-skewing Original Trilogy format for X-Wing, with a tourney kit on the line. For many of us vets this was a return to how it all began.
The road to win the Quebec Regional.
This is the long story of how I manage to win the Quebec Regional that happened on Saturday 2nd of July.
First of all, I’m a French Canadian, so English is not my primary language. I apologies for all the grammar and syntax mistakes I will surely do!!!
That Regional was held in Quebec city, in the province of Quebec, in Canada. For those of you who have no idea where it is, it is north of New-York. So, hot in summer and cold with tons of snow in winter. Continue reading The road to win the Quebec Regional
I am Alan from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
I recently completed my third regional tournament to date and am happy to say that for once, I did ok. Well better than ok: I came in first. Not too proud per se because as much skill that I like to think that I have, my first place finish owed much to a great deal of luck and good timing. But let’s start at the beginning. Continue reading Winnipeg, Manitoba 2016 X-Wing Winning Regional Battle Report
Paul La Rue is the winner of the recent Regionals in Calgary held at the Sentry Box. He was nice enough to write a batrep for Dockingbay416. It’s published below, along with some pictures of the tournament.
This is a quick recap of my first regionals experience of 2016. My son and I travelled down to Calgary for another great Sentry Box event. We arrived a bit before 9:00am and were finished around 12:30am (the next day!) which made for one very long day. I started to have flashbacks of a 2015 Worlds brutally long day. Had I known I’d play all the way to the final table I might have chosen a different list; luckily I brought my Imperial Crackswarm which proved a good choice. I was running
Omega Squad x2
Black Squad x3 all with Crackshot.
46 players total. Here were my games.
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
Continue reading Green Crack goes up in Smoke
*a few of the photos below were taken from The Dragon Guelph’s Twitter page @
I’ll preface this report by saying that I’m a total newbie at competitive X-Wing. My fiancée and I picked up 2 core sets, the Millennium Falcon and the Slave 1 in mid-2015. We played a few rounds, then moved on to other things. As a total Star Wars geek, I had quietly picked up some other ships here and there, mainly because they looked cool (Decimator), but for the most part, never had any intention of taking the game off of the kitchen table. Then in early January, my buddy Patrick texts me a photo of an X-Wing collection he’d recently acquired and asked if I wanted to play. Game on. Continue reading Riding Triple Toilet Seats to Victory
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
I’ve been playing x-wing in the local competitive scene for just over two years and I’ve had a few pretty good tournament wins, including a store championship last year. After attending the 2015 regionals I ended up pretty burnt out on playing and packed my stuff away for a while. The release of “The Force Awakens” brought in a bunch of new players, including a co-worker of mine who asked me to show him the ropes for competitive play. Always happy to teach people to play, I jumped back in and decided to attend a couple of tournaments as well.
Having been out of the game for over half a year I was pretty out of date on the meta, and honestly wasn’t all too familiar with the new releases. I jumped in head first and decided to bring my former winning list, BBBBZ, to a store champs. I proceeded to have my absolute worst tournament record ever, helped along quite noticeably by TLT carriers. I’ve attended a lot of casual game nights since then, trying out a variety of lists and trying to learn about the current state of the game. Continue reading Battle Report: X-Planet Games X-Wing Store Championship
Some of you may have already read NeverBetTheFett’s Article which is by my friend NeverBetTheFett. If you haven’t, make sure you read it as well.
Not sure when he started calling me “The Professor” but I guess it stems from my creative list building. I try not to run Meta Lists as I find them boring. Meta Lists are those that have won multiple tournaments or placed well at multiple tournaments. I like to run different lists that in some cases are a lot more fun to run. I have been wanting to run a double decimator list for a while now but had so much fun running other lists I never got around to it until recently. Continue reading Double Decimators Does it Again!
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