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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2013-08-12 06:29:37
X-Wing Miniatures Game
I'm all in. It's simple; so much so that my 8-year-old and my non-gamer wife both grasped the mechanics within a couple of turns. Like all great designs, it's both intuitive and easy to grasp, but retains your interest with significant depth of mastery.
"X-Wing" particularly shines in the way movement is handled. Maneuvering the starfighters is determined by the use of movement templates, requiring the player to exercise spatial acuity. The result is an inspired translation of aerial dogfighting into a turn-based game, which is a startlingly fun revelation.
The 'Core Set' is available all over the place, from Target to Barnes and Noble, but if you can wait for Amazon to ship it, it helps us out.
The current problem is that expansion sets are sold out, and commanding massive secondary market prices. Reprints are on the way, but slow in coming.
-Software Slump checks out a demo of the Wii U exclusive, The Wonderful 101.
Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2014-05-21 16:08:37
"Mistakes Were Made"
One of the terrific people I've met through playing X-Wing lived this comic:
That's not even remotely the entirety of his collection. So I ask him, "Why so many TIE Fighters?" (8 is the maximum you can deploy in a standard game.) He responds, "48 is the standard complement for an Imperial Star Destroyer." John, you give me peace of mind, knowing that I am relatively sane!