Monday, July 22, 2019

The Season of Lists

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”

- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Rejoice,

Comrades, for the Old Points have been overthrown, and the New Points have been bestowed upon us. Put away your stale meta Lists, Throw open the Builders, and bring forth a new dawn, with new ships, in new combinations. What a time to be alive!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Looking to the Future

"The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear" - Antonio Gramsci

It's an odd time, right? As I write this we're waiting on new points and new ships, and the tournement season seems to have would down, and who hell knows what is going on with Store-level Organised Play, and yet here we are, a toy spaceship addiction to feed. What to do, what to do. 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Hyperspace Season: Endgame

So last week we were up at "Stupid O'Clock" on a Sunday (or "Normal time" for a weekday) to head up to Beanie Games on Teesside and our last "big" Tournament of the Season. Our tally since the start of the year is the System Open, 3 Hyperspace Events, and some sort of store event at least once every two weeks, so its fair to say we've played a lot of Toy Spaceships in that time. But with the Hyperspace Season closing for now, and the summer (and points changes!) upon us, it seems a good time to take stock.

Monday, May 6, 2019

What's in a Win?

Here's the latest "Car Question" - "Hey, Dad, when are we going to win something". To which I reply "Son, this is valuable Father-Son Bonding time that in years to come we can look back on with fondness and teary eyes. We are already winners." True Story, or maybe not. Dear Reader, you can decide for yourself. But back on topic, we have one last Hyperspace event to go as the Season winds to a close, and one last shot at Glory and Shiny Bragging Dice, and so the question of how good we actually are, and how much we care about that seems to come up. 

Please Sir, I would like some Loot. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Milton Keynes: A Star Wars Story

Yes, its another UK System Open Post!

Last Weekend was, as any good X-Winger will know, the UK System Open in Milton Keynes, with 560+ players fighting it out over two days. A event of cut-throat, do-or-die competitiveness, with no holds barred, where only the strong survive and weak perish. No, wait, the other thing. 


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Decisions, Decisions,,,

So following on from my hopes and dreams for Hyperspace, I was going to follow up with some thoughts on my experiences on actually playing the format. But then FFG dropped a bunch of changes and everyone seemed to get cross again, so I've left it a few more days before venturing some opinions about the future. I mean, other than calm down folks, but I think we all know that. Lets have at it, after the cat. 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Hype-ing for Hope-erspace

Yes, its another opinion on Hyperspace. No Wait! Come Back!

Undoubtably one of the biggest changes to X-Wing 2.0 was the formalisation of variant formats, and the idea of the "Hyperspace" ship/upgrade rotation for major events. It's caused....debate. But it's now properly upon us, and Club Night is full of U-Wings, for goodness sake, so it's clearly having an impact. We've got our first event this time next week over a Element Games in Stockport, so naturally thats what we've been talking about pretty solidly.

It's my blog, I can talk about what I want to!