Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Chicago Worlds guide addendum: Schaumburg

Schaumburg is where Adepticon will be hosted and while it doesn't really compete with Chicago overall when it comes to things to do, it has the benefit of propinquity (which is basically an over-educated way to say "proximity," so hopefully that pointless word of the day helps someone). With that said, one of our friends and core Fair Gamers who lives in the area, Jack Otto (who some of you may know as jottootts), wanted to make people aware of what's available locally. Take it away, Jack!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chicago Gets Its Ship Out! AKA The Worlds Guide!

So as some people are aware, because FFG Organized Play wrote it on Twitter...
I'm gonna need a training montage!

Chicago is hosting Armada Worlds next March! WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

SSD spoilers hot take

Okay so let's talk about the big pile of SSD spoilers that hit the internet, seemingly from some kind of promotional pamphlet stores got. First of all, there's all the SSDs themselves:

We can see that there are two that can be used in regular 400 point games and two that are too expensive to use in a normal game, which assumes players themselves will be encouraged to play larger games or a format will be made available to facilitate that. Let's zoom in a bit to get a better look:

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Re-Introduction to Squadron Play

There isn't a GOOD way to reintroduce yourself and your writing, but that's what this post is an attempt to be.  As you all know, I've been off-and-on rewriting the Commander articles for the Rebels in a post-wave-7 world, and I said I was going to start hitting the squadron articles, too!

I'm hitttttttttttttttttttt!

Welllll, I looked at them all tonight and they don't need just a few coats of paint and some polish, some of those articles need full rewrites.  Did you guys know that an Imperial squadron ball of Rhymer and like 7 TIE bombers isn't often seen anymore? Oh you DID? Why didn't any of you tell ME?

Anyways, I'm going to be going through a MASSIVE rewrite of that whole thing, which luckily means that I have things to do.  Some of the rewrites are because I'm better able to express myself as opposed to when I had first started blogging, and some of it involves redos of the squadron components (SFC/MFC/LFC), some of it in how to go about fighting squadrons/squadron lists, I have a lot on my plate.

What it amounts to for all of you readers is that it's going to be some time on that before they're all ready and done, comma, but I'm going to be turning them out as quickly as I can.  I'm not taking DOWN any of the articles, as there's still some value in those things, but there will be edits popping up and I'll make those known when I do them.  First up is the Introduction to the whole thing...

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Holy Crud John Did Something!

Sorry, been busy working on.... let's call it some other projects.  Oh, and running a marathon in... 8.5 hours.  Huh, I should sleep.

Left foot, right foot, repeat 40,000 times
Anyways, I did what everyone does when prepping for a marathon.  Eat some carbs, take it easy, update the last of the Commander articles.

Garm Bel Iblis
Leia Organa (Commander)

Garm got a bit more updates on the ship sections throughout (nothing super meaningful there, but feel free to reread it as desired) and then a larger bit in the "How Do I Fight Garm" that turned into a brief "How is Garm actually worth using" post before morphing into a discussion of the list I saw at World's and our friend Mike's list down in Champaign.

Leia, I blathered more blathering because I could.  I mean, it's me? I updated the ship section a bit (Hey, Peltas exist! I haven't PLAYED them, but they exist, you know?) and talked more about how NOT to Leia.

This brings me to the end of my commanders section update.  Man, that took forever.  But now I can cruise through a few minor updates (Did you know there's a 4th Fleet Command the Pelta can use? Womp, forgot to add that in) before I hit the squadron articles.  That's right, I've got more to add on squadrons.  Slash Second Editions of all them articles.  Stay tuned, and as Eric said, if you want to see us write something, just let us know!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Tips and tricks: inside turns

This is the first in a series of short articles going over some of the basic things you can do in a game of Armada and, when possible, giving the terminology or at least slang term for them as well. Each article aims to focus on just one small element, so they shouldn't be lengthier treatises (like, say, my "how to use black dice" article) but little bite-sized articles. Many of these topics have been covered briefly in other articles, but having their own dedicated space instead of hiding them in places (like for example I mention inside turning in my Raider article) makes them more visible and easy to find. Anyways, let's get to the point, then: