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Mike

Christian. Husband. Father. Writer. Gamer. Sports enthusiast. I have many interests that don't naturally overlap, but love to discuss them all.

A Rational Discourse on Bombs

Preface I’ve been flying a bombing Miranda Doni for the last fourteen months. The K-Wing was the first purchase I made outside of the Core Set, mostly because it “looked cool,” and I’ve never regretted the purchase a single moment since putting ships on mat. Since then I’ve done things …

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Short Spotlight: Torani Decision Tree

One of the things I like about X-Wing is that it is a thinking person’s game. Yes, the basics of the game are simple enough that my five-year-old daughter has begun to play. The “ship game” is one of her favorite things to do with daddy. We each pick a …

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24Fenn

The List: 24Fenn (direct link) Torani Kulda: Veteran Instincts, Harpoon Missiles, Contraband Cybernetics, Guidance Chips *[33]* Dalan Oberos: Veteran Instincts, Harpoon Missiles, Contraband Cybernetics, Guidance Chips *[31]* Fenn Rau: Push the Limit, Concord Dawn Protector, Autothrusters *[34]* 98 out of 100 points, 2 point bid Introduction X-Wing largely left my day-to-day life in June …

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Ship Spotlight: K-Wing

Introduction K-Wings hold a special place in my heart. My youngest brother Zach introduced us to X-Wing back in October of 2016. He, our middle brother, and myself headed to our local gaming store to begin the journey that we’re on now. Full confession, I’d done no research prior to …

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Kel Special

The List: Kel Special (direct link) Miranda Doni: Twin Laser Turret, Extra Munitions, Intelligence Agent, Conner Net, Ion Bombs, Advanced Slam *[46]* Lothal Rebel: Fire-Control System, Twin Laser Turret, Extra Munitions, Plasma Torpedoes, Sabine Wren, “Chopper”, Guidance Chips, Cluster Mines *[54]* Introduction In the wake of the 2017 Dallas Regionals, I found …

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Squadron Commanders – Revision 1

Welcome back to another discussion about the Squadron Commanders format that we unveiled last week. To say that the response was overwhelming would be an understatement. Thousands of views, hundreds of private messages, 94% upvotes on Reddit, and dozens of comments all told us one thing: we’d hit on the …

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Squadron Commanders

I love X-Wing. That should be a given, as this is the third article recently I’ve written about the subject. But another thing I love is alternative ways to play games. Taking the existing rules of a game and turning one or more items on their head and producing something …

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Guest Submission – Rebel Girlpower MkII

I love guest contributors. There are tons of people int he X-Wing community that are smarter than I am at this game and have quality content to offer. Enter @egoldman from the X-Wing slack. Our resident Professor of Rebel Jank, his mission in life is to find ways of making …

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Rebel Mobility

The List Rebel Mobility (direct link) Rey: Veteran Instincts, Finn, Kanan Jarrus, Smuggling Compartment, Inertial Dampeners, Countermeasuers, Millenium Falcon (TFA) *[59]* Norra Wexley: Push the Limit, Kyle Katarn, BB-8, Engine Upgrade, Alliance Overhaul *[41]* Breakdown This is the list that I took to the 2017 Dallas Regionals. I’d seen a few Rey/Norra …

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