Episode 7!

Double Critial Episode 7 is up! This time we’re talking all about the Empire Strikes Back! (Yes I realize the irony that in the episode number doesn’t correspond to the film’s episode number).

Double Starhawk Battle!

Social Distancing has been really making me miss Armada! Thankfully I’ve got the Armada AI System that allows for solo play!

I gave the Rebels an extra 100 points, and ran an Arquitens based fleet, complete with Enhanced Armament and Darth Vader as a commander.

The AI doesn’t exactly fly an Arquitens Conga Line the same way I do – it tended to launch the ships directly at the enemy.

The Quasar, carrying Darth Vader, ended up speeding up to speed 3 and trying to run right past my fleet, leaving it’s squadrons behind!

Lot’s of squadrons were slugging it out, while double arc’d ships tried the same!

Here is a full video battle report if you are interested!

Rogue One!

Double Critical is back with Episode 5! This time we’re going over Rogue One. We know there’s already alot of stuff from Rogue One in Legion – so we’re looking at what else from the film could make it into the game!

Star Trek vs Star Wars – Re-Taking Crabbok-Nor

Wiz Kids Deep Space Nine – now serving as the Imperial Station – Crabbok-Nor

COVID-19 has certainly been interesting, and the resulting social distancing has forced alot of gamers to have to stay home and rely on computers and internet-based gaming to suffice. I’ve been taking this time to do more with my AI systems and fine tune some of my solo gaming systems.

Running an AI game with the Deep Space Station, I wanted to try something new. In this scenario, the rebels have to get two boarding teams aboard to successfully retake control of the station and claim victory! These boarding teams cannot however, board the station while the shields are still up though, so you’ll need to weaken at least one section enough to get your boarding teams through!

I also tried another tweak to the Armada AI system, which is to allow for 3 vetos during the game, in which I may override the AI’s decision. This is an optional rule I’m working with, similar to a rule I’ve made for the Legion AI system, that gives the player limited control over the potential bad choices the AI might be forced to do.

I decided to go with about 700 points for the Empire, which includes the station – vs 400 points for the Rebels. And considering the AI has performed poorly in the past. There is currently a battle report video of the game available in early access on my Patreon page for A-Wing supporters and higher!

Double Critical Podcast is Live!

Sean and I have started up a new podcast! It’s called Double Critical and you won’t want to miss it!

https://doublecritical.podbean.com/

In our first episode, entitled “The Double Critical” we are talking about doing new things with Surge results and with Dice – starting out with my lovely idea of a unit having Surge to double critical results!

I’d love to hear what you all think of the format!

Prime Prizes

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.