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Posted in Product Review with tags , , , on October 7, 2011 by boccobsblog

This game is still in its infancy, but they were demoing the beta rules at Gen COn and it looks beyond amazing. I truly hope the finished product is as good as it looks. Those of use that bought the Star Wars space game from Wizard’s a few years back need our faith in ship combat restored.

Here is a snipit from FF’s website:

X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

The X-Wing starter set includes everything you need to begin your battles, such as scenarios, cards, and fully assembled and painted ships. What’s more, X-Wing‘s quick-to-learn ruleset establishes the foundation for a system that can be expanded with your favorite ships and characters from the Star Wars universe.

I will keep you updated on this game, until then here is a shot I took of the demo:

Death Star Trench Run

Posted in Gaming Culture, Star Wars with tags , , on September 2, 2011 by boccobsblog

One of the coolest games I saw at Gen Con this year wasn’t published by a major gaming company. It wasn’t even put out by an indie company; it was a homebrew game being played in the miniature games free play area.

Take command of Rebel squadrons as you attempt to destroy the Empire’s powerful new weapon, or scramble TIE fighters and activate the turrets of this technological terror in order to put down the band of upstarts. Using modified starship combat rules from the Star Wars Saga Edition RPG, two teams of players face off in this epic battle event.

It is called Death Star Run Game. It is exactly what is sounds like. Using ships from the Star Wars Miniature game, and a homemade Death Star trench these guys have manged to create something amazing.

This site and its forums will help you recreate your own Death Start trench using foam core board and PDF print outs that mimic the surface of the space station. Also, they have available, simplified stat cards for the ships (one for each faction).

Very cool and worth a look.

Here are some shots I took at the Con, but the images on their site give a better picture of the trench.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Steelbook Bonus
Star Wars Special Edition Wireless Mouse
Star Wars Mousepad Death Star