I made a video about a Prime at Serenity Games in Florida for this weekend. The first place prize was a box to hold miniatures, and it was “Supposed” to come with 2 foam trays. The first place winner opted to give the box to my friend Sean, who took 2nd. The Judge for the tournament told us that when he opened the box there was only one tray, and he wasn’t sure what happened. It was suggested Sean could contact FFG for a replacement tray or something similar.
Those of us who were still there were talking about the situation and how the box looked strange with all that empty space in there. We verified on FFG’s announcement page that it was indeed supposed to come with two foam trays. We all began to speculate as to what happened to the foam tray, because the Judge appeared to have only opened the box with prizes at the end of the night, yet the box was behind the counter of the store throughout the day – so we wondered if someone wandered over and snatched something out during the day.
So in my video I talked about this. I speculated that perhaps someone stole the tray. I was wrong. Nobody stole the tray. I’ve since edited my video to remove the remarks.
It turns out every tray shipped from FFG with only one foam tray. We certainly didn’t know that at the time. And the way it was explained to us at the tournament, seemed to imply that the Judge was just as surprised as we were, (Which is why several of us suspected someone ELSE got into the prize support box when nobody was looking).
Anyhow, I’m sorry if it looked like I may have said that the store did something shifty. I didn’t mean to suggest that. I honestly thought that someone broke into the box and snatched it. I apologize to Serenity Games. It’s a cool store, with a very nice setup, and they ran a fine event. Would go again.
Welcome to 2020! I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season! Things were busy and stressful for me, but overall they were also great! We got a dog and named her Hera! She’s amazing! I played in both an Armada Prime and a Legion Prime, and I’m ready for some new expansions to finally come out! So what’s actually coming?
Armada! Armada should be getting Wave 8 in January, but it’s beginning to look like it might end up getting pushed back to February. Wave 8 brings us the Starhawk and the Onager, two new large ships and some new mechanics as well! Wave 8 also is bringing us some new errata to how Raddus works, and a new attack range called “Extreme” range, (anything beyond long range). 2020 is also supposed to bring us the Clone Wars for Star Wars Armada! I doubt that we’ll actually see the Clone Wars release in Q4 like they had originally projected, but as long as we get regular releases AFTER new factions are introduced all will be forgiven. My fear is that we’ll get 2 new factions, and still be stuck in the “1 wave per year” schedule that we’ve been in. Fortunately, the plan is to increase the release schedule a bit more, so that’s good! And hey, maybe we’ll get some newer stuff announced beyond what we already expect!
Legion! Legion is due for a ton of expansions in the first quarter of 2020! R2D2, Imperial Bunker, Luke and Vader operatives, Trooper Expansions, as well as the Phase 2 Clones, Super Battle Droids, and Tanks for the Clone Wars factions! It’s going to be an expensive quarter if you’re like me and collect all 4 factions! We’ve also got a new expansion that will include Hostages and new objectives coming! And on top of that Cassian Andor and Iden Versio for Rebels and Empire were also announced! It’s also likely that we’ll see a few more expansion announced for the Q2 and Q3 timeframe soon! I’m really anxious what’s coming in 2020, as FFG shrinks their delay between announcement and release!
X-Wing! X-Wing have Wave 6 coming with a staggered release, in that the reprints aren’t coming at the same time the new ships are. But Wave 6 is still likely going to come by February at the latest. 2 New Ships may be slim, but we’re also getting new pilots and more scenarios in the 3 new card packs that are coming in Q1, 2 of which are already processing for shipment! We also are expecting the announcement of Wave 7 any day now! We do know that Wave 7 will have a new ship for both the Separatists and the Republic! A points adjustment is also coming in January!
There’s a ton of stuff on the horizon and I’m hyped! Between Marvel Crisis Protocol, and other kickstarters that should hopefully begin shipping soon also I’m gonna be up to my elbows in new games this year! Happy Gaming!