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Who Shot First? A Brief Interview With X-Wing Designer Frank Brooks

One thing I like about Worlds is getting to hobnob with some of the top players. However, it’s also nice to get a chance to speak with other non-playing members of the community, like the designers. 

I took this opportunity to speak with the very friendly and approachable Frank Brooks, who is one of the X-Wing designers. I asked him about the state of the game and how they manage it.  Continue reading Who Shot First? A Brief Interview With X-Wing Designer Frank Brooks

Not Quite A Repaint

A LONG TIME AGO…

The first time I saw the X-Wing Miniatures Core Set, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Tie Fighters.  The detailed sculpt, the black wash on the grey scheme, the glossy cockpit window, they genuinely looked as though they’d been hand painted with care.  As my gaze shifted over to the T-65 X-Wing, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed.  The sculpt was nice, impressively detailed, but the factory paintjob left a lot to be desired.  This was supposed to be Luke Skywalker, Biggs Darklighter, Wedge Antilles, or another heroe of the Rebellion.  Why did it have to look so bland?

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Riding Triple Toilet Seats to Victory

*a few of the photos below were taken from The Dragon Guelph’s Twitter page @dragonguelph

BACKGROUND

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

Canadian Nationals: Sinister 6’s Arvels Reckoning

I know I know, Nationals happened like, a  year ago but I finally found some time to make a write up. Also I think my tale of Arvel at Nationals is a pretty intense and interesting tale. So to give a brief history of my gaming life, I started playing X-wing competitively at the beginning on 2014. My first tournament was St. Catherine’s store championship at Phoenix Rising. Going 3 -1 there and having such a great experience in the competitive scene I ended up going to every tournament and regional I could attend. Since I was doing decent in all of them I was really looking forward to Nationals. But I had no clue what I wanted to run. So I went to the drawing board and looked at what I thought would be different than the meta, would work within the meta and put a smile on all my opponents faces when they saw my list.

*My Apologies if this post takes a year to read.*

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