One of the first steps to taking your X-Wing game beyond just-for-funsies is to figure out what type of list you can execute well. The answer will be different for everyone depending on play style, as well as ability to practice (some archetypes take more work to master than others). We're going to take the … Continue reading Before Setting Dials: Choose Your Weapon
Over the past couple of weeks the world seems to have been turned on its head. Two weeks ago, I was hoping that Adepticon wouldn't be cancelled. Now a good chunk of the country is on lockdown. Organized play events are all cancelled through June, and we are supposed to stay far away from each … Continue reading X-Wing and Social Distancing
Hear ye, hear ye, X-Wing community! Matt Cary is issuing a challenge! Sooooooooooo... I've been known to malign the 2nd Edition Jumpmaster 5000 from time to time, as seen here and here, but it has always been out of love. The ship was punished so fiercely for its hyper-competence back in 1st Edition, and it … Continue reading The Jumpmaster 5000 Bounty
By Matthew Cary. This last weekend I abandoned the Scrub crew to head out to Titan Games in Springfield, Illinois to hit up the first store championship in the Saint Louis area. Anticipating a day filled with Bobas and droid swarms, I did what every sensible X-Winger does and took... XBB? Three ship lists are good … Continue reading Muh Dice! Or How I Lucked My Way Into Top Cut
This article will be one of a series of articles geared toward helping newer players get ready for their first large tournament. The topics we cover will include: general tournament preparation, the pros and cons of net listing vs. taking a homebrewed list, how to stress test a home-brewed list to see if it’s tournament … Continue reading Before Setting Dials: Setup, Teardown, and Storage Solutions
A couple weeks ago, the Midwest Scrubcast put out a poll to do a little research on the topic of "Why do people play X-Wing?" to inform a podcast episode. Thanks so much to all our participants; we had over 400 responses! After a week of collecting and analyzing the answers, local X-Wing advocate Mark … Continue reading Poll Results! Why Do You Play X-Wing?
Sometimes you have to give up the dream. My dream was to be the best BB-8 Poe player in the world. What I'd come to realize is that the best BB-8 Poe player in the world might habitually sit on a middling 3-3 Swiss record at an event of any meaningful size. That can allow … Continue reading The Poe Chronicles: Episode 4 – And here comes the parade