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Name:Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
Logo:star-wars-x-wing-miniatures-game.png
Manufacturer:Fantasy Flight Games
Website:http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=174
Popularity:The game is played by 14% of the T³-Users.
It's the preferred game of 11% of the T³-Users.
The T³-Users can field a total of 300 points.
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Armies/Factions
This is a list of all supported armies/factions, their distribution between the players and a statistical review in the tournament field:
Name DP DA TN TS TV
Empire50%38%261001
Rebels63%48%1795.242
Scum and Villainy19%14%683.341
Legend:
  • DP: How many players play this army.
  • DA: How big is the percentage of all armies.
  • TN: How often the army was used on a tournament.
  • TS: How strong is the army on tournaments. The strongest army is used for an index of 100 (see army ranking for details). A value of 0 means that we don't have enough data for a classification yet.
  • TV: How often did the army win a tournament.
  • If there is another army/faction behind a name in brackets, the entry is a sub type of this army/faction.
The distribution is based on 16 players from Netherlands with 21 army selections. The tournament data is based on 49 tournament placements. You can enter your own armies, if you create an account.


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Dark Days for the Galaxy

Published 30 March 2018 | X-Wing Dark Days for the Galaxy The First Order Conquers All at the Birmingham X-Wing™ System Open "All remaining systems will bow to the First Order!"      –General Hux, Star Wars: The Force Awakens The weekend of March 23rd to March 25th was a big one for the X-Wing™  System Open Series! In Schaumburg, Illinois, AdeptiCon 2018 played host to a sold-out crowd of 294 aspiring squadron leaders. The space battles were fast and furious, and after countless engagements, the field narrowed down to a Top 8 dominated by the Rebel Alliance, who were represented by no fewer than six of the eight final squadrons. Ace pilot Miranda Doni $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#C4C0').colorbox(opts); }); proved particularly impactful as she led her squadrons to two of the Top 4 positions, and both those squadrons qualified for the championship—a mirror match won by William Haigwood. And while US players everywhere were talking about the Rebellion's dominance at this event and other recent events, the First Order was hard at work in the UK. Almost as if they were actively working to disprove the conclusions the US players were making about the state of the metagame, the record 500 participants in the UK System Open in Birmingham—the single largest X-Wing tournament to-date—were battling toward a Top 8 that included no fewer than four Imperial lists. Even more surprising, only three of the Top 8 squadrons featured turrets of any sort. $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 512, innerWidth: 1024 }; $('#3EF').colorbox(opts); }); The Birmingham Metagame Spend enough time playing X-Wing, and you'll inevitably recognize the existence of certain differences between the US and European metagames. It's easier to recognize that the metagame changes than it is to explain why it changes, but the difference, itself, is important. This difference is important important because it seems to say something about the top players on either side of the Atlantic. After all, we see the same lists in the biggest events in the US and Europe, but we see them fare differently, largely because of the players who choose to fly them. And the difference is important because it sets up a clash of not only squadrons—but competing playstyles—as we approach the space battles of the 2018 May World Championships. With a record 500 players, the Birmingham System Open was arguably the best example of the larger European meta, and it provides an interesting counterpoint to the squadrons we saw in Schaumburg, Illinois. In Birmingham, there were no shortage of squadrons that featured Miranda Doni, Auzituck gunships, Sheathipede-class shuttles, or the Ghost. In fact, these ships were heavily represented in even the Top 16, but they ended up mostly near the bottom of the Top 16. The exception was the Auzituck pilot Lowhhrick $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 419, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#B9C1').colorbox(opts); }); , whom Thomas Forstner flew all the way to the final match, pairing the Wookiee alongside Rey $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 419, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#FC16').colorbox(opts); }); . $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 795, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#17FCD').colorbox(opts); }); The squadron that Thomas flew was identical to that flown by Gordon Pinkerton at the recent System Open in Portland, Oregon, but this time Rey and Lowhhrick finished just short—shot down by the dark side user Kylo Ren $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 419, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#5289').colorbox(opts); }); and his ace wingmate, "Quickdraw." $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 419, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#1A51').colorbox(opts); }); In fact, at the tournament's end, it was this First Order ace, "Quickdraw," who looked like the pilot to beat at the 2018 May World Championships. "Quickdraw" factored into all four of the Imperial squadrons that made Top 8, even while her wingmates changed from squad to squad. Just in the Top 8, we found "Quickdraw" paired up with Darth Vader $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#12ACE').colorbox(opts); }); , The Inquisitor $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#2EBE').colorbox(opts); }); , Rear Admiral Chiraneau $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#146A8').colorbox(opts); }); , and Captain Yorr $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#BA1A').colorbox(opts); }); in various squadrons. Plus, we saw Martyn Chivers fly "Quickdraw" all the way to the championship, accompanied by Kylo Ren and the TIE/fo pilot "Epsilon Ace." $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#F709').colorbox(opts); }); $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1010, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#6C41').colorbox(opts); }); Arguably the most surprising pilot to feature anywhere in the Top 16, "Epsilon Ace" proved a brilliant inclusion in Martyn's list. So long as the ace doesn't have any damage cards, he is treated as having a pilot skill value of "12." This means that if Martyn's opponents didn't go after "Epsilon Ace," Martyn gained an incredibly cheap, 12-pilot-skill ace—to maneuver into close quarters and shoot first at Range 1. And if Martyn's opponents did go after "Epsilon Ace," that meant they squandered at least one attack they could have tried to focus against Kylo Ren or "Quickdraw." Does this mean that we'll see "Epsilon Ace" start to show up in other top-level events? Will we see the fighter pilot making appearances on both sides of the Atlantic? Will we see "Epsilon Ace" at the upcoming May World Championships? It's hard to say, especially as one event does not make a trend. However, it is clear that the results from this weekend should weigh heavily on the minds of squadron leaders in both the US and Europe. After all, not only did we see "Epsilon Ace" in a winning squadron at the world's largest X-Wing tournament to-date, but we saw Twiggy Tom Williams go undefeated through the Swiss rounds with Asajj Ventress $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 419, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#8268').colorbox(opts); }); , Ketsu Onyo $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 419, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#528C').colorbox(opts); }); , and an impressive 1122 margin of victory. We saw Jesper Hills fly into the Top 4 with IG-88B $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#1530B').colorbox(opts); }); and IG-88C $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 418, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#11BF7').colorbox(opts); }); , forsaking Heavy Laser Cannons $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 300, innerWidth: 194 }; $('#1656').colorbox(opts); }); and "Mangler" Cannons $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 300, innerWidth: 194 }; $('#B1DD').colorbox(opts); }); in favor of Ion Cannons $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 300, innerWidth: 194 }; $('#19DC').colorbox(opts); }); and Tractor Beams $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 300, innerWidth: 194 }; $('#2CCF').colorbox(opts); }); . And we saw the Birmingham meta shift noticeably away from the AdeptiCon meta of bombs and turrets—in favor of missiles and the Special Forces TIE. Event organizer Alex Watkins (left) with 2018 Birmingham System Open Champion Martyn Chivers (right). Which Squadrons Will Prove the Stronger? We have two more X-Wing System Open tournaments before the X-Wing World Championships in May. This next event is in Hannover, Germany. Following that will be the System Open in Bologna, Italy, and we'll be watching both with interest. Will we see the player base steer toward the squadrons that excelled in Birmingham, or will they look more like the lists we saw in Schaumburg? Or will we see something entirely different rise to the fore? The community has not—to this point—spent much time considering Rey's place in the current metagame, but we have now seen Rey fly to the finals of two recent System Open tournaments, the second of which just happened to be the largest X-Wing event in history. Certainly, we'll see more players going back to Rey for second glances, and we might see some other lists designed to play against the prevailing wisdom. Round 1 of the Birmingham System Open Then, in May, we'll get to see how all of this comes together at the 2018 May World Championships. We'll see the top of the US meta thrust into battle against the top of the European meta—and we'll see reigning World Champion Justin Phua fly to battle, representing the larger Singapore player community and meta. We can't say which squadrons will prove strongest at the May World Championships. Nor can we predict whether the eventual World Champion will hail from Asia, Europe, North America, or elsewhere. However, given what we've seen of these recent events, we can expect a lot of Rebels, a lot of Imperials, and a weekend of great battles that reinforce the importance of player skill. Fly to Battle The X-Wing System Open Series is still ongoing, and you can check our System Open website for more information about upcoming events. In the meantime, if you're not headed to the 2018 May World Championships, be sure to follow all the X-Wing World Championship action on our livestream—Twitch.TV/FFGLive! Discuss this article in our forums! © and ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Welcome to the Outer Rim

Published 14 March 2018 | Star Wars: Destiny Welcome to the Outer Rim Learn More About the Side Events at the 2018 May World Championships "Well, if there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from."      –Luke Skywalker, Star Wars: A New Hope There's an unintentional irony to Luke's claim that Tatooine was the planet farthest from the "bright center" of the Star Wars galaxy. Yes, Tatooine was a remote, Outer Rim desert planet, and Luke knew precious little of its history or the legacy that he would help establish for the planet as a home to some of the Galactic Civil War's most important encounters. But even before Luke—and those watching him from the audience—would realize the full sweep of Tatooine's place within the larger Star Wars saga, we realized one thing: the planet was wild, dangerous, strange, and thrilling. Tatooine was a place where anything could happen. Tusken Raiders could ambush you. You could meet a hermetic Jedi Master. You could get into a deadly brawl in a seedy cantina. And here's why this matters: this May 2nd – 6th, the 2018 May World Championships are coming to Roseville, MN. And right at the middle of the action—in the center of the spotlight, at the center of the galaxy—you'll find the World Championships for Star Wars™: Armada, Star Wars™: The Card Game, Star Wars™: Destiny, Star Wars™: Imperial Assault, and X-Wing™. But outside of the spotlight, at the tables farthest from the bright center of this event, you'll find a number of side events where anything can happen… A Legacy of Fun The Galactic Civil War wasn't won on Tatooine, but the planet's legacy runs deep through the Star Wars saga through its influence on many of the Galactic Civil War's most notable figures—Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, and Jabba the Hutt. Similarly, the battles from the 2018 May World Championships side events won't find their way into the history books, but they will influence your experience of the larger event. After all, the 2018 May World Championships are more than a chance to play your favorite Star Wars games at the very highest level; they're a five-day celebration of the Star Wars galaxy's greatest tabletop gaming! Accordingly, there's something for everyone at these side events. Every game is accompanied by at least one side event that's free to enter, and World Championship attendees are encouraged to play in these events—even for the games that they may only play casually. The side events schedule has already been posted and is available below. Also available now are the event descriptions, which provide the information you need in order to prepare an event-legal deck, army, squad, or fleet. These descriptions will present you a better idea of what you might expect from the different formats—such as the X-Wing Team Epic event or the Imperial Assault 4 Player event. Schedules 142.9 KB 2018 May World Championships - Main Event Schedule 26 Jan 2018 91.0 KB 2018 May World Championships - Side Event Schedule 13 Apr 2018 816.9 KB 2018 May World Championships - Star Wars™: Armada 05 Mar 2018 824.3 KB 2018 May World Championships - Star Wars™: The Card Game 05 Mar 2018 1.3 MB 2018 May World Championships - Star Wars™: Destiny 05 Mar 2018 1.2 MB 2018 May World Championships - Star Wars™: Imperial Assault 05 Mar 2018 819.7 KB 2018 May World Championships - X-Wing™ 05 Mar 2018 Non-Stop Action In addition to the free events that you'll find for each of the games, the 2018 May World Championships will feature an ongoing series of "On Demand" events for X-Wing and Star Wars: Destiny. You'll find Hangar Bay Events for X-Wing on Friday and Saturday, and fans of Star Wars: Destiny can find On Demand pods running Wednesday through Saturday. Whether you use these events as an excuse to test new decks, fly a squadron of four T-65 X-wings, or put your Rivals Draft Set to good use, they all offer you a chance to enjoy the challenges presented by new formats. After all, you can choose a Destiny pod for the Standard or Trilogy constructed formats, or enter the Draft or Sealed events. Likewise, the Hangar Bay Event comes with its own unique restrictions. As with the Hangar Bay Events taking place at this year's System Open Series events, you'll have the option to bring two squad lists to the table, and then you'll have the chance to look at your opponent's lists before you choose which of yours to play. And as in the System Open Series, the squads for these Hangar Bay Events must use the "skilled rule," which states that the printed pilot skill values of your pilots must differ from list to list. Of course, what makes the Hangar Bay Event really special—and the alternate Star Wars: Destiny formats—is that the alternate format doesn't just encourage new list-building; it leads to a wholly different play experience. You'll fly pilots that you might otherwise miss. You'll draft supports that roll damage, but play more slowly than your games of Star Wars: Destiny usually do. Even in the constructed Trilogy events, you might find yourself inclined to make more use of the newer mechanics—plots and indirect damage—than you normally would. And when you participate in these side events, the result is that your experience at the 2018 May World Championships is more rounded and energizing than if you were to come and focus entirely on the top-level challenges of the World Championship tournaments. Certainly, those battles will hold the spotlight. Everyone's coming for the top-level competition. But when you go home, you'll bring more energy back to your local playgroup—and you'll be more fully inspired to start dabbling in new tactics—if you've already shared in the laughs and smiles and crazy experimental tactics from the year's side events. Start Planning Your World Championship Weekend When you're planning your visit to the 2018 May World Championships, be sure to explore the entire event. Review our Main Event schedule, Side Event schedule, and tournament details. Think about what might appeal to you, and be sure to mark your calendar so that you don't miss any of our application and registration deadlines! March 26 — 11:59 PM CST. Application closes for reserved seats. March 29 — Invitations sent to reserved seat holders who applied after February 20th. Access codes sent to general registration applicants for games with remaining seats. March 31 — NOON CST. General applicants may redeem their invitations on a first-come, first-serve basis. April 10 — NOON CST. Any remaning tickets are made available to the public. Note: World Championship side events are available only to registered World Championship attendees. Discuss this article in our forums! © &amp; ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Take Your Best Shot

Published 12 March 2018 | X-Wing Take Your Best Shot Set Your Sights on Fun and Prizes with X-Wing™ Organized Play "Red Group, Gold Group, all fighters follow me."      –Lando Calrissian The next season of X-Wing™ Organized Play is nearly here, and it's bound to be full of heated battles, experimental tactics, and fantastic explosions. The ships and upgrades from Waves XII and XIII continue to make their way onto tables, and their presence has provided new strength to some of the game's older fighters and bombers. Accordingly, we'll see ordnance launched at high-speed trajectories, skilled Imperial pilots weaving effortlessly through and around asteroids, Scum enforcers trying to catch foes in their bullseye firing arcs, and Rebel squadrons taking advantage of the new Sheathipede-class shuttle and its coordinate action. Add the adjustments from the latest FAQ (pdf, 6.8 MB), and you're looking at a season that promises to be one of great, dynamic changes—with players everywhere adapting to an ever-shifting battlefield. Altogether, this means that this season's Organized Play should be a great chance for X-Wing fans of all skill levels to come together, play games, have fun, and find themselves inspired by their opponents' squads, skills, and tactics. And, of course, it's also a great chance to earn some of the coolest X-Wing swag available. Angle the Deflector Shields Attend an Organized Play event for X-Wing, and you'll discover that the prizes are designed to enhance and improve your play experience—not to create a cut-throat tournament environment. Accordingly, we're proud of how fantastically warm and welcoming the X-Wing community is as a whole, and we're happy to support your continued play with a new season's worth of alternate art cards and tokens. As always, the best part is that you don't even have to make the top tables to walk away with some of these exclusive materials. Just show up, and you're immediately in the running! Prizes are available to each of the Top 16 players, with additional Elite Prize Cards and Elite Prize Items available to the Top 4. Top 16: Alternate art Shadowport Hunter. The Top 16 players at each Stay on Target tournament receive an alternate art Shadowport Hunter. Shown flying through an asteroid belt, the Shadowport Hunter menaces with full-bleed artwork and a vessel bristling with laser cannons. Elite Prize Card: Alternate art "Quickdraw," an elite First Order pilot for the tournament's elite. With her retaliatory fire, "Quickdraw" has quickly established herself as one of the game's top aces and a favorite among Imperial players. Now, you can get her firing even faster with alternate art that depicts the First Order pilot in her fight suit, lining up her next kill shot. Elite Prize Item: Set of five metal shield tokens. While it's true that "Quickdraw" has the potential to attack more than once per round, it's also true that she can only take her bonus shot on a round that she loses shields… So that makes it all the sweeter to place at one of Season One's Stay on Target tournaments. Any player who claims these metal shield tokens and uses them for "Quickdraw" gets to track her shields and bonus shots in style! All Wings Report In Go for the games. Enjoy the community. And take your best shot at the prizes… X-Wing Organized Play is your ticket to more of your favorite Star Wars starfighter battles and the game's great and welcoming fan base. The next season of X-Wing Organized Play is nearly upon us. Contact your favorite local game stores today to find out when they will be hosting their X-Wing events! Discuss this article in our forums! © and ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Medal Ceremony

Published 5 March 2018 | Star Wars: Destiny Medal Ceremony See the Prizes You Can Win at the 2018 May World Championships   "Great shot, kid. That was one in a million."      –Han Solo, Star Wars: A New Hope The Star Wars galaxy is full of heated conflict and dramatic turns of events. Rebels and Imperials battle on countless planets while their fleets clash amid the stars. Jedi face Sith in tense lightsaber duels. Resistance fighters conduct bombing raids on First Order bases. Heroes rise from humble origins to alter the fate of the galaxy. This May 2nd – 6th, you'll find these conflicts—and more—exploding onto the tables of the 2018 May World Championships! Hosted at the Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville, MN, the 2018 May World Championships feature the world's top players for five of our Star Wars games: Star Wars™: Armada Star Wars™: The Card Game Star Wars™: Destiny Star Wars™: Imperial Assault X-Wing™ Attend these five days of top-tier Star Wars gaming, and you'll find fast-paced duels of dice and cards. You'll find X-wings screaming into action against TIE fighters. Capital ships bombard each other amidst swarms of fighters and bombers. Teams of Rebels, Imperials, and mercenaries race through narrow corridors and peek around corners. You'll witness dramatic turns of fortune, see far-reaching plans come together at the last possible moment, learn how the Force flows through all things… and find yourself in contention for a wide array of exclusive prizes! What Are the Prizes? As the pinnacle of Fantasy Flight Games Organized Play, the 2018 May World Championships will feature both the world's greatest competitors and some of the world's greatest prizes. Everyone who attends will receive an array of participation prizes. Likewise, all participants will have the chance to spend prize tickets to claim the goodies available on the event's prize wall. And, of course, you stand to win additional prizes when you can string together a number of victories in your favorite game's World Championships. Alternate art cards. Custom tokens. Plastic cards. Acrylic range rulers. Stunning art prints. Official playmats. T-shirts. Commemorative medallions. A prize wall of coveted items. These things are all yours for the taking—along with The Greatest Prize in Gaming, a chance to interact with your game's developers to inspire a future card! All attendees receive a World Championship Card Binder and a pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves for each game they play, plus other prizes that vary according to the game. You'll find more information about these prizes in the sections below. STAR WARS: Armada Star Wars: Armada is a game of massive battleships, thunderous battles, and visionary tactics, and the prizes for the 2018 Armada World Championships celebrate the game's layered identity. Participation In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each Star Wars: Armada participant receives a black Star Wars: Armada 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and an alternate art version of the Leia Organa $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 420, innerWidth: 300 }; $('#FCD5').colorbox(opts); }); commander card. $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 645, innerWidth: 545 }; $('#B994').colorbox(opts); }); A central figure in the Star Wars saga, Leia has played many roles—spy, diplomat, tactician, and soldier, just to name a few. In the artwork on this card, we find Leia, the leader who inspired countless Rebels to believe they could prevail against the Galactic Empire and its monolithic military. The Rebellion needed other heroes. It needed strategies, and it needed weapons. But its victory began with nothing but hope, and few people embodied the Rebellion's hope quite as powerfully as Leia Organa. Prize Wall This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature a new ship card designed especially with Star Wars: Armada in mind—a frosted plastic version of the Gladiator I-class Star Destroyer! With its ability to race straight into the thick of combat and punish foes with its armament of black dice, the Gladiator I-class Star Destroyer has long been a favorite of Star Wars: Armada players everywhere, and this beautiful card will make your use of the ship all the more memorable. Command Tokens Every player who manages to win at least two games in the Star Wars: Armada World Championships earns a complete set of command tokens. These eye-catching tokens feature black print on mirrored gold acrylic, and they make assigning your commands as aesthetically pleasurable as tactically satisfying. While each player with at least two wins will earn a single set, players can earn a second set of these tokens by managing to win at least three games on Day 1, or claim a third full set by conquering the field with an undefeated record of four wins. These tokens are also available on the prize wall. Top 32 The Top 16 players from each Day 1 event in the Armada World Championships will be recognized as part of the game's Top 32 and claim a set of twelve custom attack dice—four of each color: blue, red, and black. Each die mixes its attack color with a distinctive silver swirl. Top 16 Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the Armada World Championships—the Top 8 from each Day 1 event—will receive a stunning commemorative medallion. Top 8 To join the Top 4 players in either Day 1 event at the Star Wars: Armada World Championships—and make the Top 8 overall—you'll need to steer numerous engagements to your advantage—often by ensuring that the game's most important shots are fired at precisely the range at which you hope to fire them. You can't win with your fleet of Corellian Corvettes if your opponent catches them point-blank with her Star Destroyer's main battery. And she'll want a plan to punish your ships with all of her Star Destroyer's blue and black attack dice. Establishing the range of your engagements is vital, and you'll find this fact beautifully reinforced the complete set of custom range rulers and distance templates awarded to each of the Top 8 participants. Top 4 From the opening crawl of Star Wars: A New Hope, we learned that the Rebel Alliance had just "won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire." But as we learned in Rogue One, there would have been no victory without the actions of Admiral Raddus and the fleet that he commanded from his flagship, the Profundity. Without the Profundity, the Rebel Alliance wouldn't have secured the Death Star's secret plans, the Galactic Civil War would have ended early, and the fate of young Luke Skywalker might have taken a dramatically different course. There's little question that Rogue One established the Profundity as one of the most important ships in all of Star Wars, and it flies majestically above the surface of Scarif in the art print awarded to each of the players at the Armada World Championship who advance to the semifinals as one of the Top 2 competitors in their Day 1 events. Runner-Up In addition to everything else he or she wins over the course of the Star Wars: Armada World Championships, the 2018 World Championship Runner-Up flies home (or walks or drives) with the Profundity proudly depicted on a World Championship Finalist plaque. Gaining command of this copy of the Profundity is truly an accomplishment worthy of display! Champion In games of Star Wars: Armada, fleet admirals need keen minds to coordinate their ships and squadrons, to recognize their opponents' traps, to set traps that their opponents won't recognize, and to enter engagements with ships powerful enough to obliterate your enemies. In addition to all the other prizes that the World Champion will claim over the course of the tournament, he or she will win a World Champion trophy; a flight, hotel room, a free seat, and a companion seat for the 2019 World Championships; plus a set of three ship trays boldly displaying the iconography of the mighty Galactic Empire. Finally, the World Champion wins The Greatest Prize in Gaming, a chance to work with the game's developers to inspire the design of a future card. Josiah Burkhardsmeier inspired the design of Thrawn. Jonathan Reinig inspired the design of Governor Pryce. What about you? What inspiration would you provide? STAR WARS: The Card Game With its Jedi and Sith, its Rebels and Imperials, and its Smugglers, Spies, and Scum and Villainy, Star Wars: The Card Game has long encompassed the whole of the Galactic Civil War. It has given us years of gaming full of smugglers, Star Destroyers, Jawas, Imperial interrogators, assassin droids, AT-ATs, and nudj. In fact, players have long found a little bit of everything in the game—from desperate Rebel strikes to the construction of the Death Star—and the prizes for the 2018 Star Wars: The Card World Championships—the game's final World Championship—reflect the game's diversity with a diversity of prizes that span from the early battles of Star Wars Rebels to the Empire's critical defeat at Endor. Participation In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each Star Wars: The Card Game participant receives a black Star Wars: The Card Game 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and two copies of an alternate art version of the Death Star $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 305, innerWidth: 427 }; $('#16550').colorbox(opts); }); that we've printed sideways to better showcase its fantastic art. Shown orbiting the planet of Scarif—and dwarfing the pair of Star Destroyers flying in front of it—the Death Star was a technological terror with no equal, and its ability to destroy whole planets raised the stakes of the Galactic Civil War. Immediately iconic, the Death Star was central to the conflicts of Star Wars: A New Hope, and the alternate art by Darren Tan makes it possible to imagine all that the Empire hoped the Death Star would accomplish—as well as the horrible destruction that it wrought on Jedha, Scarif, and Alderaan. Prize Wall This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature a new playmat depicting Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine set against a smoldering Mustafarian backdrop of rock, smoke, and molten lava. Because there will be no Star Wars: The Card Game National Championships in 2018, World Championship attendees who bring their Star Wars: The Card Game 2018 National Championship bye cards can exchange them for a copy of this playmat—which almost seethes with the power of the dark side. Of course, if you don't have a National Championship bye card to exchange for the playmat, you can still claim a copy by redeeming the appropriate number of prize tickets! Token Sets Throughout the game's Swiss rounds, your victories from game to game won't just bring you closer to the elimination rounds—they'll also speed you along the path toward a set of custom tokens, all of which feature black print on mirrored gold acrylic. Every player who manages to win at least six games (or earns 18 tournament points) will earn a set of six custom shield tokens. Eight victories (24 points) also earns you a set of six focus tokens. Ten victories (30 points) allows you to round out your other token sets with five 1-damage tokens and three 3-damage tokens. Stylish and functional, these tokens are the perfect prize to put to immediate use in your elimination rounds. They are also available on the prize wall. Top 32 The Top 32 players in the Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships earn a custom playmat depicting Darth Vader's funeral pyre. Symbolic of both the fall of the Sith and the Rebellion's crucial victory at Endor, the playmat offers a poignant reminder that the Star Wars galaxy is a place where individuals can take action, and those actions can alter the course of history—much as your participation in the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships may leave an indelible mark on the game's larger legacy. Top 16 Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships will receive a stunning commemorative medallion. Top 8 You'll need to be strong with the Force to join the Top 8 players at the Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships, so it's fitting that the Top 8 are all rewarded with a custom set of plastic Force dedication cards. The conflicts between the light and dark side have never been confined to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, or the original trilogy, and these new Force dedication cards allow you to tap into the struggles highlighted in the first season of Star Wars Rebels. Symbolize your commitment to the light side with a Force dedication card featuring Kanan Jarrus, or seize control of the Force with the Grand Inquisitor and the power of the dark side. Either way, these frosted plastic Force dedication cards add weight and beauty to a part of the game that's already steeped in the themes of Star Wars. Top 4 The Top 4 players at the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships each win a print of Darren Tan's stunning Death Star art. Runner-Up For battling all the way to the final, climactic confrontation of the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships, the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championship Runner-Up wins a plaque that shows Emperor Palpatine in his throne room, immediately calling to mind his dramatic and fateful confrontation with Luke Skywalker at the end of Return of the Jedi. Champion As befits the scope of the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Championships—and the scope of Star Wars: The Card Game in general—the 2018 World Champion, in addition to all his or her other prizes, will claim a special, one-of-a-kind playmat featuring Darren Tan's powerful Death Star art: the ultimate power in the galaxy for the year's ultimate player! The 2018 World Champion will also claim a trophy and a seat, flight, and accommodations to the 2019 World Championships for the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars game of his or her choice. Finally, the 2018 Star Wars: The Card Game World Champion will earn the chance to interact with the game's developers to create a card that can be slotted as a replacement into any objective set. As the game's final World Champion, your legacy would be assured, and this card would serve as a reminder—flowing like the Force through your encounter sets and, potentially, binding them together in all your future matches! STAR WARS: Destiny With a cast of characters that spans the entire Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Destiny is the fantastic, fast-paced "what if?" game of Star Wars duels that allows you to imagine nearly any confrontation you can imagine. What would happen if Maul teamed up with Agent Kallus to confront Luke Skywalker and Rey? Who would win in a battle between Han Solo and Jango Fett? Could Hondo Ohnaka successfully lead a pair of Jawas against Captain Phasma and her First Order Stormtroopers? Nearly anything's possible in Star Wars: Destiny, and the prizes for the 2018 Star Wars: Destiny World Championships celebrate the game's imaginative approach to the Star Wars galaxy. Participation In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each Star Wars: Destiny participant receives a black Star Wars: Destiny 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and an alternate art version of Emperor Palpatine $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 420, innerWidth: 310 }; $('#1CD6').colorbox(opts); }); . At twenty-eight points for two dice, the Emperor is an army unto himself, and he is more than capable of dealing with his challengers and their insurrections. On this alternate art version of the card, we see the Emperor unleashing a storm of Force lightning, and the evil glee in his expression is entirely unmistakable. The stunning, full-bleed artwork on this card makes it a pleasure to wield the dark side of the Force against your foes, but should you fall? Well, then the fact that the card features a faded image of Emperor Palpatine on its back may mitigate your sorrows as you flip your card in defeat. Prize Wall This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature an epic addition to the game's collection of alternate art images—a panoramic collection of five Battle Droid cards that can stand side-by-side-by-side to form your entire thirty-point Separatist army. With art created by JBCasacop, these cards reinforce the fact that your Battle Droids gain strength in numbers. Even if you don't start with one of these droids in play, there's a chance you can deploy entire battalions of them from your Separatist Landing Craft. And if there's any chance you'll send two or more of these droids against your opponents, you'll want to use your prize tickets to pick up these neatly designed new cards. Swiss Rounds Rewards The participation prizes aren't the only prizes you can win at the 2018 Destiny World Championships without needing to make the cut to elimination rounds. There are a pair of custom prizes available to all players who manage three or more wins during the tournament's Swiss rounds. Every player who manages to claim at least three victories will earn a plastic Kanan Jarrus card. Designed around art inspired by Kanan's appearance in Star Wars Rebels, this card is every bit as tough as the Jedi that it lets you bring to your table. In addition, players who manage to win four or more of their games can claim a set of translucent droideka shield tokens. A stylish alternative to your basic shield tokens, this droideka design is powerful enough to concern even the most seasoned Jedi. The plastic Kanan Jarrus card and droideka shield tokens are also available on the prize wall. Top 32 The Top 32 players in the Star Wars: Destiny World Championships will—if they choose—be able to play their elimination rounds atop a playmat that sets the fearsome dark side user Maul against a backdrop of the Sith temple on Malachor. Top 16 Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the Star Wars: Destiny World Championships will receive a stunning commemorative medallion. Top 8 To join the Top 8 players at the Star Wars: Destiny World Championships, you need to master your timing—you need to use every action in just the right order at just the right time. Accordingly, each of the Top 8 players at this year's World Championships will win a set of eleven power action tokens—featuring artwork to match the cards they're associated with. Power actions entered the game with the Legacies set of booster packs, and these stylish tokens are a useful tool to help you remember when and if you've used all the actions available to you. Top 4 As a reminder that Star Wars: Destiny draws its inspiration from the whole Star Wars saga, the Top 4 prize takes us several decades away from the Maul playmat and transports us to the desert sands of Jakku, where we find Rey gazing wistfully in the direction of the setting sun. This beautiful print features art by Aurore Folny, and it radiates so much warmth and calm that it may very well be the perfect thing to help you relax after a long day of heated dice-and-card battles! Runner-Up The 2018 Star Wars: Destiny World Championship Runner-Up plaque features Rebel hero Jyn Erso. Champion In some hands, a lightsaber is simply a blade of energy. In others, it's an elegant weapon that symbolizes its wielder's connection to the Force. And in some rare cases, a lightsaber can even serve as a powerful symbol of leadership. This is the case of the legendary Darksaber, created by Tarre Vizla, the first Mandalorian ever inducted into the Jedi Order. The blade came to represent Vizla's leadership and as it was passed down over the generations, it was seen as a symbol of leadership on Mandalore. The Darksaber also serves as a symbol of leadership at the 2018 Star Wars: Destiny World Championships. In addition to all his or her other prizes, the 2018 Star Wars: Destiny World Champion wins a one-of-a-kind playmat featuring the Darksaber in the hands of Sabine Wren, the Mandalorian Rebel from Star Wars Rebels. Finally, the World Champion wins a World Champion trophy; a flight, hotel room, free seat, and companion seat for the 2019 World Championship; and The Greatest Prize in Gaming—a chance to interact with the game's developers to inspire the design of a future card! STAR WARS: Imperial Assault At the top tiers of competition, Imperial Assault skirmishes are full of clever tactics, Force powers, and dramatic turns—all compressed into fast-paced battles fought with one eye turned toward your opponent and the other focused clearly on the points available through objectives. Of course, there is no higher tier of competition than the one you'll find at the 2018 Imperial Assault World Championships, and the available prizes represent a little bit of everything that make this game great! Participation In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each Imperial Assault participant receives a black Star Wars: Imperial Assault 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and an alternate art version of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 465, innerWidth: 310 }; $('#A00E').colorbox(opts); }); . The Force is strong with this version of Luke Skywalker, and his art exudes the confidence that comes with his abilities. No longer just a farm boy from Tatooine, this Jedi Knight can deflect incoming blaster fire with his green lightsaber, cut through enemy armor, and take the fight straight to the enemy—often dispatching multiple foes in a single activation. Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight was the top Force User at last year's World Championships, and while Darth Vader has been on a rampage lately with his new Driven by Hatred upgrade, this bold and confident version of Luke may still be the light side's greatest hope in a confrontation with the Dark Lord of the Sith! Prize Wall This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature a custom victory point dial—one that might make your march to forty points feel entirely calculated and inevitable. Featuring art of Grand Admiral Thrawn posing proudly before a trio of Death Troopers, this dial reminds us that we need to enter our games with a winning plan. Take the time to study your opponent, execute your plan, and allow your opponent to win some minor victories—your goal is to win the war… and the game! Status Tokens Every player who manages to win at least three games in the Imperial Assault World Championships will earn a set of five status tokens—Hidden, Bleed, Stun, Focus, and Weaken. These eye-catching tokens feature black print on mirrored silver or gold acrylic and add new joys to your beneficial conditions, even while taking some of the sting out of the negative ones. Each player with a record of 4-2 will earn a single set, players can earn two sets of these tokens by managing to go 5-1 on Day 1, or claim three full sets by conquering the field at 6-0. These tokens will also be available on the prize wall. Top 32 The Top 32 players in the Imperial Assault World Championships will claim a set of twelve custom dice—two of each color: blue, red, yellow, green, white, and black. Each die mixes its base color with a distinctive silver swirl. Top 16 Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the Imperial Assault World Championships will receive a stunning commemorative medallion. Top 8 To fight your way to the Top 8 of the Imperial Assault World Championships, you'll need a solid strategy—one that balances your efforts toward attack, defense, and objective points. You'll need a keen and discerning eye, so that you can spot your opponent's moments of weakness. And once you spy that crack in your opponent's armor, you'll need to commit to your attack. Above it all, though, you'll need a capable army—one that provides a flexible assortment of speed, resilience, firepower, and sheer numbers. Showing up with a strong army won't guarantee you a win, but showing up with a weak army will almost certainly lead to a loss. Accordingly, you can be fairly certain that every player in the Top 8 has an army worth showing off, and each of these Top 8 players will be happy to arrange their armies atop the Top 8 playmat—a long and narrow playmat designed to hold your deployment cards and tokens neatly alongside your edge of the play surface. Functional and stylish, this Top 8 playmat features a shot of the Coruscant skyline, as depicted on the Heart of the Empire expansion. Top 4 Players who make the Top 4 at the Imperial Assault World Championships should be proud of their accomplishments—perhaps as proud as Grand Admiral Thrawn appears on the art print the players will receive. This print features the same art piece as the custom point dial that the players will have already won for making the Top 32, but here you'll see the full piece and in vivid color. Frame this print and place it on your wall, or find some other way to display it. But you will want to display it—because this art work, created by Adam Schumpert, offers a vision of the Grand Admiral that fully resonates with his reputation as a shrewd tactical genius. Runner-Up In addition to everything else he or she wins over the course of the Imperial Assault World Championships, the 2018 World Championship Runner-Up claims a Finalist plaque with artwork of a combat-ready Ahsoka Tano. As a padawan, she fought in the Clone Wars. As an intelligence operative, she was crucial to the maturation of the fledgling Rebellion. And as a Rebel leader, she inspired all those around her and saved two of her friends from near-certain death at the hands of Darth Vader. A skilled warrior, a cunning operative, and an inspiring leader—it's only fitting that Ahsoka Tano should decorate the Finalist plaque, wielding her twin lightsabers and poised to strike! Champion To become Imperial Assault World Champion, you need to envision the battle from multiple angles. You need to see your opponent's battle plan as clearly as your own. Accordingly, in addition to the World Champion trophy and all the other prizes the 2018 Imperial Assault World Champion will have already won, he or she claims a flight, hotel room, free seat, and companion seat for the 2019 World Championship—as well as a unique, one-of-a-kind playmat that features a veteran clone trooper on one side and master tactician Grand Admiral Thrawn on the other. The mat's center remains open—waiting for you to place your tiles and build your map. Tagged with the 2018 World Championships logo and proudly declaring that you are the "World Champion," this mat isn't just a play surface; it's a statement. You are a force to be feared. Finally, the World Champion wins The Greatest Prize in Gaming, a chance to interact with the game's developers to inspire the design of a future card… and with all the tactical surprises you can pack into a game of Imperial Assault, the possibilities are nearly endless! STAR WARS: X-Wing As a game of explosive Star Wars starfighter duels, X-Wing is fast, action-packed, and full of tension! At the 2018 X-Wing World Championships, you'll find the galaxy's greatest pilots flying for the Rebellion, the Empire, and the various criminal masterminds aligned with the Scum and Villainy faction. You'll see laser fire flying in all directions, missiles erupting into the sides of enemy ships, and talented aces deftly swerving away from deadly minefields. With a metagame that's as wide open as it has ever been, X-Wing is absolutely brimming with possibility. But there's one thing that always steers a game in your favor—skill. Anticipate your opponent's maneuvers. Fly to intercept and take careful aim. You'll want to bring your very best game. There's no higher level of X-Wing competition than you'll find at the World Championships, and the prizes are designed to reflect the skill you'll find on display! Participation In addition to the World Championship Card Binder and pack of 100 World Championship card sleeves, each participant in the 2018 X-Wing World Championships receives a black Star Wars: X-Wing 2018 World Championship t-shirt, ten Prize Tickets, and an alternate art version of Fenn Rau $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 424, innerWidth: 310 }; $('#3359').colorbox(opts); }); . A Mandalorian ace who fought alongside the Jedi during the Clone Wars, Fenn Rau served Mandalore as the leader of Skull Squadron. After the war, he sided with the newly formed Galactic Empire and continued to serve Mandalore as the leader of the Protectors of Concord Dawn. It was in this position that he first met—and fought against—the members of Phoenix Squadron, who later convinced him to join the Rebel Alliance. The alternate art verison of Fenn Rau depicts him in his Protectorate starfighter, with the Skull Squadron's symbol proudly displayed on his helmet. Rau's legacy may be muddied by his shifting allegiances, but his skills as a pilot are clear for all to see. Prize Wall This year's prize wall will feature a number of cards and prize items that have formerly appeared in previous Organized Play kits. It will also feature a new set of white and red range rulers. It's always a golden moment when you realize you've flown into your initial engagement exactly as you'd hoped—but that golden moment will be reinforced and rarified as you line up your shot with one of these new range rulers. Swiss Rounds Rewards The participation prizes aren't the only prizes you can win at the 2018 X-Wing World Championships without needing to make the cut to elimination rounds. There are a pair of custom prizes available to all players who manage three or more wins during the tournament's Swiss rounds. Every player who manages to claim at least three victories will earn a plastic card that combines the upgrades from the Protectorate Starfighter Expansion Pack—Fearlessness and Concord Dawn Protector. Whether you use these upgrades to enhance Fenn Rau's combat abilities—or play them with your Concord Dawn Veteran—these upgrades transform your standard Protectorate Starfighter into an absolute terror in tight quarters. In addition, players who manage to win four or more of their games can claim a set of three ship marker tokens. We've all had to find some way to mark our ship's location in order to track another ship's movement through its base. These custom tokens offer an elegant solution—and simultaneously commemorate your successes at the World Championships. These items will also be available on the prize wall. Top 32 The Top 32 players in the X-Wing World Championships will claim a set of eight custom dice—four red attack dice and four green defense dice. Each die mixes its base color with a distinctive silver swirl. Top 16 Just like the heroes of the Battle of Yavin IV, each of the Top 16 participants in the X-Wing World Championships will receive a stunning commemorative medallion. Top 8 If you hope to fly into the Top 8 players at the X-Wing World Championships, you'll need to know your ships and their maneuvers inside and out. You'll need to know whether you'll clear an asteroid by a fraction or slam straight into it. You'll need to anticipate your opponent's maneuvers, and you'll need know if your response is likely to put you just inside—or outside—your opponent's firing arc. Maneuvering is everything in X-Wing, whether you're flying in formation with a swarm of TIEs or swerving through obstacles with Han and the Millennium Falcon. And if you make your way to the Top 8, you're proving yourself an expert flyer. Accordingly, the Top 8 will be able to celebrate their piloting skills with a set of white and red maneuver templates—designed to match the range rulers from the prize wall that they may have claimed earlier in the event. Fly with these templates, and you're letting your future opponents know that your ships don't end up in the right position by accident; it's thanks to your skill as a player. Top 4 By the time you reach the Top 4 of the 2018 X-Wing World Championships, you'll have played through numerous close calls, scraped past some nasty shots, fired some clutch shots of your own, and endured plenty of dramatic highs and lows. You'll have enjoyed some fast-paced action and some truly fantastic piloting through the tightest of conflicts. The art print you'll win for making the Top 4 celebrates these dramatic turns of events with Vlad Ricean's stunning rendition of a Protectorate Starfighter as it swoops down from the skies to race through a craggy pass, while molten lava glows red hot beneath it. Runner-Up In addition to everything else he or she wins over the course of the X-Wing World Championships, the 2018 World Championship Runner-Up claims a Finalist plaque decorated with the same artwork as the Top 4 art print. Champion To win the 2018 X-Wing World Championships, you'll have to bring a top-notch squadron, you'll need to maneuver like an ace, plan your engagements multiple rounds in advance, execute your plan to perfection, and ensure that each and every one of your shots makes an impact. In short, you'll have to think about every aspect of the game and bring them all together over the course of multiple rounds of thrilling competition. Accordingly, in addition to a World Championship trophy, the 2018 X-Wing World Champion claims a flight, hotel room, free seat, and companion seat for the 2019 World Championship—as well as a custom, one-of-a-kind tray to hold all of his or her maneuver templates and range rulers. Themed to match the style of the event's range rulers and maneuver templates, this tray features Fenn Rau's Skull Leader symbol—boldly announcing your accomplishments to all your future opponents. Finally, the World Champion wins The Greatest Prize in Gaming, a chance to interact with the game's developers to inspire the design of a future card. Paul Heaver inspired the designs of Stay on Target and the Boba Fett crew upgrade. Nand Torfs inspired the upcoming Targeting Scrambler. What inspiration will you provide? Five Great Days of Star Wars Gaming The 2018 May World Championships are five great days of Star Wars gaming—the best Star Wars tabletop gaming available anywhere. And while the prizes at stake may incentivize you to bring your best game, the competition itself is the greatest reward. Nowhere else will you find such energy, enthusiasm, and talent for your favorite games. Over the course of five days, the 2018 May World Championships will serve as an unparalleled celebration of Star Wars tabletop gaming—a chance to make new friends, discover new strategies, and forge new memories, even as you enjoy playing your game at the very highest level of competition! Accordingly, this is an event you do not want to miss, so remember your deadlines! March 4 — 11:59 PM CST. Purchase deadline for general applicants with invitations. March 26 — 11:59 PM CST. Application closes for reserved seats. March 29 — Invitations sent to reserved seat holders who applied after February 20th. Access codes sent to general registration applicants for games with remaining seats. March 31 — NOON CST. General applicants may redeem their invitations on a first-come, first-serve basis. April 10 — NOON CST. Any remaning tickets are made available to the public. Discuss this article in our forums! © &amp; ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Fully Armed and Operational

Published 5 March 2018 | Star Wars: Destiny Fully Armed and Operational Star Wars™: Legion Headlines the Star Wars Games at Adepticon "That thing's operational!"      –Lando Calrissian, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi The Star Wars™: Legion Core Set arrives on March 22nd, along with the game's first expansion packs and a Launch Weekend full of exciting activities designed to get you quickly up and running and into battle! That means the weekend of March 22nd to March 25th promises to be an entertaining and memorable event for everyone looking to jump into the Star Wars galaxy's greatest infantry battles, especially for those of you headed to AdeptiCon 2018. AdeptiCon attendees can rest easy—you won't miss out on any of the Star Wars: Legion Launch Weekend activities. You'll be able to participate in all the same activities available elsewhere: the Build &amp; Play, Challenge Duels, and Painting Contest. You will also find a number of Star Wars: Legion events hosted by the convention—two painting seminars, a kickstart event, a Core Set skirmish, and a team tournament. Altogether, these events make AdeptiCon a fantastic place for you to dive into Star Wars: Legion, alongside thousands of other miniatures players and passionate Star Wars fans. Even if you're at the convention for X-Wing™ or one of our other Star Wars games, you can take advantage of the opportunity to see the new game's miniatures and get other players' initial impressions of the game's highly thematic and tactical action. Star Wars: Legion at AdeptiCon 2018 AdeptiCon's Star Wars: Legion events begin as early as Wednesday evening with a painting seminar led by Dave Pauwels and Damon Drescher. This is a hands-on seminar, which means that participants will actually get their hands on some miniatures slightly ahead of the game's official release, and they'll be able to apply the painting techniques they learn immediately as they learn them. Thursday's action opens with a Hobby Kickstart. Participants will assemble their Core Set miniatures and get answers to their questions about the game and the hobby from Fantasy Flight Games staff and AdeptiCon staff. Shortly after the Hobby Kickstart ends, the first battles begin. Star Wars: Legion brings the Galactic Civil War to the tabletop in the sold-out Boxset Skirmish, which thrusts Rebel and Imperial forces into combat atop 3' x 3' terrain tables. What's more, the opportunity to incorporate expansion units ensures that the event's commanders will return to their local communities as grizzled veterans, ready to support their troops through the battles to come. For those participants who missed Wednesday's painting seminar, Dave Pauwels and Damon Drescher offer a second session on Thursday evening, and there's a second Hobby Kickstart event on Friday morning. Friday afternoon explodes into action with a second Boxset Skirmish, allowing more players to jump into their first battles. Attendees can pursue an alternate path into the game's infantry battles through the ongoing Build &amp; Play activities, and whether or not you take part in a Boxset Skirmish, you can try your hand in combat with one or more of the ongoing Challenge Duels. These are the same activities your friends will be enjoying back at your favorite local game store, and you can read more about them in our article, "Rally the Troops." Finally, the weekend's infantry battles culminate on Saturday with the Combined Assault team tournament. As Rebels and Imperials clash on planets across the galaxy, players gain the chance to fight a bigger fight. They will band together and fight for a cause greater than themselves. And their battles will become the legends they carry back to their local communities. Fleet Battles, Starfighter Dogfights, and Lightsaber Duels While the debut of Star Wars: Legion is headlining the Star Wars action at AdeptiCon, it's certainly not the only Star Wars game at the show. There's a full slate of events scheduled for Star Wars™: Armada, Star Wars™: Destiny, Star Wars™: Imperial Assault, and X-Wing. Star Wars: Armada. Armada tournaments on Thursday and Saturday offer fleet admirals a couple chances to prove their worth. Can you anticipate your opponent's traps and counter with your own? Can your fighters effectively screen your ships? Will you fight at range or crash headlong into your opponent's formation? The fleet battles of Star Wars: Armada are big and bombastic, and you can expect these tournaments to be as epic and memorable as the game's Star Destroyers and Rebel cruisers. Star Wars: Destiny. Hundreds of Star Wars: Destiny fans have already made their plans to attend AdeptiCon's Galactic Qualifier. The main event is already sold out in both the Standard and Trilogy formats, and we look forward to learning which heroes or villains are able to rise to the top. Star Wars: Imperial Assault. Fans of Imperial Assault have their chance to combine daring missions and heated battles in Saturday evening's skirmish tournament. Over the course of four rounds, participants will test their tactical mastery, as well as their mastery of the Force and the heavy blaster pistol. Will this be an event dominated by the newly empowered Darth Vader, with his Driven by Hatred upgrade? Will Jabba's mercenaries find their way back to the top tables? Or will the heroes of the Rebel Alliance surprise everyone under the leadership of Ahsoka Tano and Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight? X-Wing. Squadron leaders attending AdeptiCon can look forward to a weekend full of exciting X-Wing dogfights. In addition to its sold-out System Open, AdeptiCon is playing host to a pair of massive Hyperspace Qualifiers, On Demand Hangar Bay events, and a number of specially formatted events, including a Cadet Academy tournament for players sixteen and under, a Space Race, and a team tournament. Thrilling Battles in a Galaxy Far, Far Away With the debut of Star Wars: Legion and all the other Star Wars action taking place on the ground, in starfighters, and aboard capital ships, this year's AdeptiCon promises to be an epic event. If you're going, we hope you enjoy your experiences and carry the energy back to your local play group. If you're thinking of going, be sure to check AdeptiCon's event listing and act quickly—many of these events have already sold out. And if you're not headed to AdeptiCon, visit our list of participating retailers to learn where you can take part in the Star Wars: Legion Launch Weekend activities! Discuss this article in our forums! © &amp; ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Cracking the Metagame

Published 22 February 2018 | X-Wing Cracking the Metagame A Report from the 2018 X-Wing™ System Open Series The 2018 X-Wing™  System Open Series has just made the jump to lightspeed! Last weekend, Portland's Oregon Convention Center played host to the System Open Series. This was the year's fourth event, and it came hard on the heels of the battles in Glendale, Arizona, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Now that the System Open Series is in full swing, we’re racing from one event to the next, blasting through the stars at top speed—and after we just saw hundreds of ships flying to battle in Portland, we’re already running up against this weekend's battles in Kraków, Poland. It’s a lot to process in relatively short time—especially as we're still seeing the metagame ripples from Waves XII and XIII. So what did we see in Portland, and what can you expect from Kraków? Results from Portland A string of results at recent Regional Championships, System Open Series events, and other tournaments have demonstrated the huge metagame impact of squadrons featuring the Ghost and Fenn Rau in the Sheathipede-class Shuttle. As Top 8 player Andrew Bunn noted, the players in Portland were well aware of this fact. "People either brought the list itself, or something they thought had a good chance of beating it. That's why you see so much Expertise showing up in the lists in the cut—including my list." $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 512, innerWidth: 1024 }; $('#2729').colorbox(opts); }); Expertise was easily the number one upgrade from the Top 8, featuring in no less than five of the eight squadrons. Even so, the Ghost and Fenn Rau still made their way to the final table, flown by Taylor Seidlitz against Gordon Pinkerton, who didn't just take Expertise as a counter to Fenn Rau's Hotshot Co-pilot, but also flew a Tactician aboard his Lowhhrick as a counter to the Expertise he saw everywhere else. In the end, Gordon said the final moments of his match with Taylor were "extremely close and down to the wire, ending with a one-hull Rey versus his 'Zeb' shuttle. It could've gone either way," he added, "but I managed to get in close and hit him hard before he could hit me back… but it was very tense!" Notably, for their performances, Gordon, Taylor, and all the other Top 8 participants earned an invite to the Coruscant Invitational to be held in October at the Fantasy Flight Games Center! $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 795, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#13F3B').colorbox(opts); }); $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1075, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#18526').colorbox(opts); }); $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1196, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#100D3').colorbox(opts); }); $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1010, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#17D79').colorbox(opts); }); $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1010, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#1688B').colorbox(opts); }); $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1010, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#9604').colorbox(opts); }); $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1010, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#CBB').colorbox(opts); }); $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1010, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#4274').colorbox(opts); }); The Top 8 were also joined by Tom Wiggin, who went undefeated in the Hyperspace Qualifier. With his success in that event, he has also earned an invitation to the Coruscant Invitational. Tom's success is notable, in part, because he's been playing the game for less than a year. "It's been a great season so far," he said. "This is my first full year playing X-Wing with no tabletop experience before." To prepare for the event, Tom tested a number of different lists in other events, trying the Alpha-class Star Wing at one event before trying out the Ghost and Fenn Rau in another. These experiences provided him with a better idea of what he might expect, and he ended up playing what he saw as a counter to the Ghost and Fenn Rau—three Auzituck Gunships, all loaded with passive dice modification and Tactician. $(document).ready(function() { var opts = { iframe: true, innerHeight: 1010, innerWidth: 1000 }; $('#1408C').colorbox(opts); }); Congratulations to all nine of these players for their great showing at Portland, and we look forward to seeing them in October for the Coruscant Invitational! For his victory, Gordon earns a free flight and hotel accommodations for the event. More to Come The battles at the Portland System Open were fast and furious, but there's much more to come. In fact, the series blasts over to Kraków this weekend, where we'll get a glimpse of the European metagame! What can we expect from the Europeans and their takes on the recent Waves? Will we see the Rebel Alliance once again conquer all? Check our list of System Open events to plan your attendance. Then, stay tuned for more of our updates and you might find some new squads to fly against your friends and in your local tourneys! Discuss this article in our forums! © and ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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