X-Wing Ships: The JumpMaster 5000

Greetings Programs.

Once again it is the first working day of the weekly slog and I have been thinking about which of the many X-Wing ships I would like to cover next.


I figured that I would jump over the Scum faction (you remember at the start when I said I play more Empire & Scum than Rebels, that’s going to start showing in these ship write

ups) and talk about what is, for my money, one of the more interesting ships in the Scumroster.  The JumpMaster 5000, favoured ship of the fearsome bounty hunter Dengar.
One interesting thing with the Scum faction, they have the most large based ships of any faction.  The Empire has 3, the Rebels have 3, the Scum have 5.  So as we talk more about the Scum expect to see more about various large based ships.
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X-Wing Ships: The VT-49 Decimator

Greetings Programs.

I am enjoying talking about various X-Wing ships, I hope you are enjoying reading about them.  I am going to continue doing so.  In this case I am going to go back to talking about Imperial Ships for a little while, this time we’re going to look at the VT-49 Decimator, this is the first large base ship I’m going to cover (it won’t be the last) and it’s quite the beast.

The introduction of large base ships happened way back in the early days of X-Wing with the Millennium Falcon & Slave-1, the Decimator didn’t come along until later but it made big impact and it still sees lots of play today.  The reason for this is the sheer power and resilience of the ship.  The Decimator is tough and dangerous with lots of options for upgrades and customisations.
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X-Wing Ships: The Scum Y-Wing

Greetings programs.  Welome to part 3 of my look at the basic ships of the X-Wing Minis game.  Having previously looked at both the Imperial TIE Fighter and the Rebel X-Wing it is now time to take a look at the third faction in the game, Scum & Villany.  This faction is actually quite different to the others, for starters it wasn’t in the games original release and it has no ships in the basic set, so if you want to play Scum the initial investment is actually a little higher than the other factions as you have to buy the base set and then a few Scum expansions.

What makes the Scum stand appart from the other two factions is their combination of weird ships and risk based upgrades.  The Scum faction has more large base ships than either of the other factions and it doesn’t really have a signature small base fighter, one of the joys of the Scum faction is that they can field some really weird combinations.

There is some good news though, there is this great expansion called Most Wanted which includes 2x Z95 Headhunters, 1x Y-Wing and a number of ship cards to allow you to use existing ships with this faction.  All told, this is one of the best value boxes I’ve seen in the game.

Without an obvious faction default ship the question is, what do we talk about?
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X-Wing Ships: The T-65 X-Wing


Having written a post about the first classic small ship of the X-Wing Minis game (see the previous post on the subject of the TIE Fighter), I feel it is now time to talk about the Rebel basic small ship, the T-65 X-Wing.  This is the original Rebel era X-Wing Fighter, not the shiny new T-70 X-Wing from The Force Awakens, I will cover that later.

In the previous post I mentioned the costs, actions, upgrades and pilot abilities that you find on these cards.  I’m not going to list them all again here, so if you are not familiar with the cards and actions then I would recommend you at least scan the TIE Fighter article.

Anyway, on to the T-65 X-Wing.

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X-Wing Ships: The TIE Fighter

tiefighter2-fatheadGreetings Programs.

It’s that time of year where I feel the need to publish something to my blog once again.  This time we’re going to use the fact that this is my blog and my platform to talk about something I’m really interested in at the moment.  That thing being the X-Wing minis game.

You may remember that I have previously written a couple of posts about the X-Wing & what I like about it.  What I’ve decided I’m going to do here is talk about some of the things that are interesting me in the X-Wing game.
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7th Sea 2nd Edition – Part One


You know, for about a second I considered writing this entire post in ‘Pirate Speech’ but then I realised that would be amazingly annoying.

Anyway, onto the fun part.

We’re going to have a look at 7th Sea (2nd Ed).

Now I backed 7th Sea on Kickstarter, which was something I really had to think about as I have not had good experiences with RPG Kickstarters and have proclaimed on more than one occasion how ‘done’ I am with crowdfunding.  However I decided to give it another go and backed 3 projects that I was interested in, one is now 6 months late and has no updated or estimated delivery date, the other is looking like its going to miss its delivery date completely but as there is practically no communications from that project, who knows.  This one however not only delivered everything it promised but it did so early.  Well done to John Wick & friends.

Quick side note, this has not in anyway restored my faith in crowd funding as a method for producing RPGs, a 33% success rate is really low.

Anyway, on to the game.

For those who do not know, 7th Sea is a game of swashbuckling high adventure that takes place in a fantasy version of Renaissance Europe, most of the world is familiar enough to us that a reader can pick up easily enough what the feel of each of the countries is.  However there is a big difference, that difference is Sorcery, in the world of 7th Sea magic exists and is practicied if not widley then certainly moderately.  Each nation has its own flavour of sorcery and they are all pretty awesome.

The original 7th Sea used a very similar roll & keep system to the Legend of the Five Rings games, not really surprising given that both were AEG games.  The new edition uses a much more stripped down and narrativly aware system that I will talk about in some detail later.

I am going to look, in detail, at the new system changes but before we can do that we need an example character to use in the system examples.  So, part one of this post is going to cover creating a character and part two will look at the system.

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Star Wars: Armada Like X-Wing but not really.


Ok so wow, two posts about minis games in a row.  I know right, am I turning into http://brutalefficacy.blogspot.co.uk/ or what?

The answer is no, I am not, he has a beard and heritical opinions related to the movie Dune.

I am however enjoying these Star Wars based minis games of space ship conflict.  So, while I craft a different post about a new RPG you’re going to have to make do with something written about the second of Fantasy Flight Games (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-armada/) entries into the Star Wars themed space ship violence category.
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X-Wing Miniatures – Wargaming without the Hassle


As I mentioned in a previous post, I have recently gotten quite into the X-Wing miniatures games from Fantasy Flight & have been enjoying playing matches with friends of mine on and off since the start of this year.

As a somewhat latecomer to this party I have been very impressed by how simple the game is to pick up and play, the rules are pretty easy to learn and any special exceptions are generally provided printed on cards or in the errata. Fantasy Flight have done a great job with this game.

So, what makes this game good, what do I enjoy?
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Exalted 3rd Edition



Hello there my friends, it is I the author of this blog adjacent internet entity.  I have been away for some time, some due to personal reasons (dealing with the death of a good friend) others due to simple laziness and also because I have been busy playing games with my friends.  (Whom I blame for my new and dangerous addiction to X-Wing Miniatures).

However, today I am going to talk a bit about Exalted 3rd Edition.  I’ve always loved the idea of Exalted, it is set up to tell a really interesting story about flawed beings with the power kill gods (which was their original purposes) and reshape their world.

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