David Yun David Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2017-09-04 05:01:51

StarViper (v1.0 W11)

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For a thoroughly un-iconic Star Wars vessel, the StarViper oozes personality. First glimpsed assailing the Outrider in Shadows of the Empire, it was also one of the inaugural fighters for the Scum & Villainy faction. Unfortunately, it was acutely overcosted and didn't see much play. It did sell, however, becoming colloquially known as the "Autothrusters Expansion Pack".

In terms of X-Wing mechanics, the StarViper suffered from a distinct rupture in personality. It couldn't decide if it was a jouster or an ace, and failed at both. It was too expensive to throw into the fire, and not nimble enough to avoid it.

However, help is on the way! As of this writing, the Guns for Hire set hasn't been officially released, but early Gen Con packs are now out in the wild. In it is the new title that knocks 3 squad points off the cost, and gives it a squirrelier bank barrel roll. Perhaps this cool vessel will be able to enter the fringes of viability as a jousty ace after all.

Behold those barrel roll options! I ghosted the starting location of a 1-turn in that image, to really drive home how hard and tight this thing can drift now.

All of my notes will proceed as if Guns for Hire is live.

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