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X-Wing Miniatures Millennium Falcon Revealed

At last Saturday’s first World Championship for X-Wing the four finalists were given one of the best prizes ever, they became the first four people in the entire world to own their very own Millennium Falcon! I was a participant at the tournament (but sadly not a finalist) and I was able to convince one of the winners to let me snap a few shots of the upgrade and pilot cards that will be coming with the Falcon, which is due to be released in February.

Chewie and the Falcon’s generic pilot

Lando and Han

I missed the point values in each of these shots, but the Weapon Engineer costs 3 points and each of the Modifications costs 4 points. Modifications will be able to be used on any ship, but each ship may have only one modification. The Falcon comes with two copies of each modification.

Like modifications, each ship may only have one title and as you can see, the title is restricted by ship type. Adding the title makes the ship unique, thus you could play with two YT-1300s, but only one Falcon. The Luke card here is one of the new copilot cards that can be equipped to the Falcon to give it some new abilities. And look at those assault missiles! Those will be quite deadly to many of the Imperial squads I saw operating at the tournament, which drew their power from clustering up around ships like Vader and Howlrunner. Of course, it also has the potential for friendly fire as well.

Here are the other copilots. As you can see, they’re faction restricted. By the way, Chewbacca seems freaking nuts as a copilot.

Veteran Instincts is the last new card to come with the Falcon. Also included as an upgrade is one Concussion Missile card, but you’ve all seen those already.

Lastly, here’s a look at the maneuvers the Falcon can execute. You may have also noticed that with the Millennium Falcon title, the YT-1300 will also be able to execute the Boost action. What is the Boost action, you ask? Simply put, as your action you may take an extra move of distance 1. It can only be a straight or banking maneuver, however. No right turns. Also, you may not perform a Boost if it would cause you to overlap another ship or an obstacle. The idea of using Squad Leader to allow my Interceptors to first Barrel Roll and then also Boost in the same turn is getting me very excited for wave 2 of the ships.

I’d like to thank Ryan Krippendorf, one of the four finalists, for letting me dig around in his brand new Falcon and take these pictures. The Falcon, and all the ships in Wave 2 are due to be released this February.

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New 1313 Trailer

1313 Trailer

There’s a finally some new footage for Star Wars: 1313. Take a look at this newest trailer, courtesy of IGN.

For the most part, this is just a minute and a half of footage that we’ve already seen, only re-cut. There are little bits of new footage interspersed throughout the video, most notably the wide shot of the actual level 1313 of Coruscant. I cannot wait to explore this place!

Level 1313

Still, this trailer really bothers me for the same reason that most Hollywood trailers annoy me these days. Too many jump-cuts, the “robot fart” sound effect that seems to be a prerequisite to all trailers these days, and the fade to black before a big action sequence. It’s like there’s only one guy in the world making every action/sci-fi movie trailer, and now he’s invaded the gaming world too.

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The Chevin Are Coming!

The Chevin are Coming

We just received an email from Bioware that seems to be teasing the upcoming world event: The Grand Acquisitions Race. Watch the video below to see for yourself.


Sunny’s Diner Prequel 22

Order Up! Let’s hear what you want served up at Sunny’s Diner for Episode 22. Also, congrats to our Very Important Patron winner, Crel! Doesn’t she look great on that speeder?


MER’s First Official Game Night

Game Night

This community has been growing by leaps and bounds long since before we even got to the year we might get the game we’re all talking about. That being said, why should we wait to play together? We’ve been in the forums, talking about what games we all enjoy, now it’s time we got together. We’re happy to announce the first in what we hope will be numerous Mos Eisley Radio Community game nights! You don’t have to already be an inducted member of the MERC guild to participate, just someone from the forums who wants to hang out, frag, and get fragged.

Our first event will be with… StarCraft II! This will take place on Saturday, June 25th. If you don’t own SC2, shame on you. Regardless, if you still want to have fun at our virtual gathering, hop on vent and chat up the players! The next event could be your favorite game! If you are interested in joining us for this fantastic night of gaming fun, jump on our forums and let us know you are going to be there.

Let us know what you’d like to see the community enjoy together and we’ll see what we can make happen. For those of you who are more console oriented, don’t worry, we’ll get to you (Reach! Reach! Reach!).