Points Change January 2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Interesting

On January 9th FFG rebalanced the game once again. As in the last two points change articles, the various members of the blog and podcast sat down to lay out what we liked, what we disliked, and what we found the most surprising about this points change. What change do you like the best? Emily … Continue reading Points Change January 2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Interesting

The Poe Chronicles: Episode 3 – The Resistance will not be Intimidated

The Poe Chronicles are series of blogs done by guest writer Mark Myers recording his love affair with Hot Shot Flyboy Poe Dameron and his favorite droid BB-8. I came out of Warfaire Weekend a little sad about my performance, but looking forward to a long run with Rey/Poe. I'd already played it quite a … Continue reading The Poe Chronicles: Episode 3 – The Resistance will not be Intimidated

Fly Casual: Balancing a Casual Attitude with a Competitive Mindset

"Fly Casual" is a common catch phrase in the X-Wing world, though what exactly is meant by the phrase can differ depending on the situation. It can be a reminder that it's just a game, and that people and relationships should come before winning. It can be meant as a suggestion that you allow your … Continue reading Fly Casual: Balancing a Casual Attitude with a Competitive Mindset

The Razor’s Edge: The Viability of the Two Ship List

Two ship lists have almost always been a thing in X-Wing. There are forum posts going back to 2014 discussing "Fat Han" builds in which Han ate up around 60 of the available 100 points at the time. First Edition was rife with two ship powerhouse lists, all the way up to the infamous Ghost/Fenn … Continue reading The Razor’s Edge: The Viability of the Two Ship List

The Points Change: A Closer Look Part VI – All the Generics Upgrades – Summer 2019

In this final points change article, I will evaluate the changes and lack of changes to all of the generic upgrades. But before that, I'd like to compliment FFG for the great job they did in the Summer 2019 update. The first half of the year devolved into a two list meta with Quad Phantoms … Continue reading The Points Change: A Closer Look Part VI – All the Generics Upgrades – Summer 2019

The Points Change: A Closer Look Part V – The Clone Wars Factions – Summer 2019

As with the last points change, I have a lot more to say about the points adjustment. In this series of articles I plan to break down the faction and the upgrades to dissect what was accomplished by the points change of June 2019. Should FFG see these articles, I hope that they appreciate them … Continue reading The Points Change: A Closer Look Part V – The Clone Wars Factions – Summer 2019

The Poe Chronicles: Episode 2 – You Might Want to Rethink Your Technique

The Poe Chronicles are series of blogs done by guest writer Mark Myers recording his love affair with Hot Shot Flyboy Poe Dameron and his favorite droid BB-8. The other weekend was kind of a big deal for those of us in the St. Louis competitive X-Wing scene, Warfaire Weekend. Prior to this year, this … Continue reading The Poe Chronicles: Episode 2 – You Might Want to Rethink Your Technique