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30 something ex-pat Brit now living in Calgary. Huge Star Wars nerd. Board game fan. Manager of The Sentry Box: the world's largest hobby gaming store.

The Sentry Box Store Championship Report

As one of the earliest Store Championships of the season I thought it might be useful to get some insight into the state of the meta over in Calgary.

I was able to get one of the other staff members to be the main TO, allowing me to actually play in the event and just be the main Rules Judge if necessary. The fact that I hadn’t played a single game of X-Wing in the previous two months (December in retail can be a little hectic as you may imagine) meant that I was a little rusty and not exactly up on the details of the current meta but I threw a list together anyway. Continue reading The Sentry Box Store Championship Report


Greetings from the Outer Rim

You guys in Ontario are slightly spoiled by the fact that you have a large cluster of stores and players in a relatively small area. Once you head West things are a bit more spread out, but here in Calgary we do have a pretty solid group of regulars, plus we can sometimes entice the guys from Edmonton and Lethbridge to make a trip. There are multiple stores here that run events and we were lucky enough to have the Western Canadian Regional at my store The Sentry Box, which you’ll know if you read my Nationals write up.

I’ve been asking around for some input from the guys about their thoughts on the various events and meta shifts over the past six months and I got a pretty comprehensive set of notes from Terrance Tripp who, as results will show, is most definitely one of the best players in the area. His notes are below, with my thoughts added in italics:

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How to not win the Canadian Nationals

As one of the five Canadian Regionals winners I decided to make the trip to Hamilton for the Canadian Nationals and I’ve been asked to provide my thoughts on the event. But I’m getting ahead of myself – I’ll start with a little background: Continue reading How to not win the Canadian Nationals