Further to my idea to expand the Squadrons format, I figured I should actually get a test game in myself to see how the format worked in practice rather than in theory. I was hanging out in the Hexiled Gaming Twitch waiting for a game to start, when Deathrain himself challenged me to a game… Read More Squadrons With Deathrain (Or Amateur Hour on Stream)
As of last week, I was 2-0 with the two Defenders with a respectable MoV thanks to their tankiness and ability to points fortress. This left me not only top of the Crait Pod, but also top of the entire Ban League. Going into Week 3 would be something of an issue, however, as the… Read More Victory Over Crait!
It’s Week Two of the Liberty Squadron Ban League, and Defenders are still in. It’s also Week Two of spending my evenings shifting heavy boxes around at UPS from 4-10pm, so my opportunities to play local players are getting more limited. I can still get games in in the morning, but it means that winning… Read More Fly It While You Can!
The Liberty Squadron Ban List League started on Monday, and already a few players in my pod (and I assume other pods) have gotten their games in. It’s been refreshing to see and hear about some of the overlooked ships being played again, and I look forward to seeing what happens when more pilots are… Read More Add It To The Ban List!
Last round’s game went…somewhat poorly, but was a closer and more enjoyable game than I’ve had with this particular list since, well, ever. It was a terrible matchup for me, and the fact I clawed 145pts back before dying despite several elementary mistakes proved that the list can be fun. Even if it’s not good. Round… Read More Kyber Cup Round 2 – Outmanoeuvred!
So the name gives it away, this isn’t going to be a tale of heroic victory over a superior foe. In fact, given I’d panic-submitted the Andy Brazier Outmaneuver Aces (which is what I’m calling it) and was going to be facing two large TURRET ships, I think the result was likely a forgone conclusion… Read More Kyber Cup Round One – Kaztastrophe!
I’m not going to talk about the UK or Texas System Open, mainly because everyone else already has and I neither attended nor watched the streams of either beyond dipping in and out. Instead, this is going to kind of be one of those touchy-feely entries about mental health, with some X-Wing thrown in. Let’s start… Read More Back to Basics
On December 6 and 7, a little under one hundred people descended on the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the first System Open of the 2020 series. Being the first in the new Hyperspace-form of System Open and given the late announcement (two weeks prior to the event), the low attendance is perhaps understandable; players who… Read More Philadelphia System Open: World’s Largest Hyperspace Trial (So Far!)
Time until PAX Unplugged: 17 days Regular playtesting sessions remaining: 2 This weekend has been busy; eight games over two days, each event involving over an hour of travel in either direction. I am exhausted, how I expect to go six rounds on Saturday at PAX and then another five on Sunday at the main… Read More Journey to PAX Unplugged: 1, 2, 3, 4
First, I’d like to thank everyone who commented on Facebook after my previous post: it’s good to know that I’m not the only one who feels that way at times, though I was surprised at some of the names I was seeing – people who I had always known were good at the game, who… Read More Tiny But Mighty – Highlander Games Hyperspace Trial