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X-Wing: The Force Awakens Core Set Review

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23 Nov 2015 01:00 #215751 by Matt Thrower

Everyone knew X-Wing was going to see some new expansions to TIE in (gettit?) with The Force Awakens. But I, for one, wasn't expecting to see it quite so soon, nor in the form of a new starter set. Releasing a new base box for all the new fans makes sense. The speed of the release less so.

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23 Nov 2015 14:48 #215752 by OldHippy
Sooo, I gave up on this game awhile ago. I still love it and play it, but I've bought no new ships since the release of the mouldy crow and don't plan to either. My battle foam is made for what I already have and I am not interested in ships from outside the OT.

As a result the X-Wings still fly great in my games and seem like a purchase still. With that in mind... does this box hold anything for me or will it just needlessly over power my X-Wings? I am planning on getting the A-Wing flying aces pack (I can still house a few of each of the OT ships so I could even fit this new starter in my battle foam) and picking up this wound't be a bad idea if it doesn't break the game as I play it.

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23 Nov 2015 15:14 #215756 by charlest
This new core set features an improved damage deck JJ, which you'll want to use. It makes crits a little more relevant.

Otherwise it's a pass if you're not interested in the new ships. It's nice to have additional asteroid sizes but not something you'll ultimately care a great deal about. It's main selling point is the new X-Wing and TIE.
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23 Nov 2015 15:23 #215762 by Matt Thrower
It's not just the damage deck - I find having more dice and range rulers to be pretty handy. Although it's expensive compared to a dice pack, I'll admit.

That said, you need to know that these are *not* original trilogy ships. They look slightly different to their original counterparts, have different paint schemes (especially the black TIE fighters). And in terms of canon, TIE fighters with shields were a big no-no in the original trilogy.

So it may be a moot point anyway. If you've got any interest, though, it's such great value for money.
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23 Nov 2015 15:47 - 23 Nov 2015 15:53 #215770 by Disgustipater

MattDP wrote: It's not just the damage deck - I find having more dice and range rulers to be pretty handy. Although it's expensive compared to a dice pack, I'll admit.


I have two original core sets so I have plenty of dice. I decided to skip the new core set, however it was very easy to upgrade my damage decks. FFG posted an article about them, and had all the images of the new cards, and what they replaced, so it was very simple to print out the new ones and slip them into the sleeve on top of the old card face. I think there were only seven new cards per deck.

JonJacob wrote: does this box hold anything for me or will it just needlessly over power my X-Wings?

MattDP wrote: you need to know that these are *not* original trilogy ships.


JJ, in case it wasn't clear, these are wholly different ship types taken from The Force Awakens. The TIE Fighter/FO (First Order) and the X-Wing T-70. The pilots are not interchangeable with the original X-Wings or TIE Fighters.
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25 Nov 2015 08:51 #215887 by JEM
Coming from nothing, is it worth getting two of the new core sets (under $20 online) plus something for flavour?

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