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X-Wing: Elite Pilot Skills- Expert Handling

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Elite Pilot Skills- Expert Handling Hi guys, i felt you all needed to see this, this is originally from Clint over at the the metal bikini.com so all credit goes to him for this!


Expert Handling (2)
Card Text: Perform a Barrel Roll. If you do not have the Barrel Roll icon in your Action Bar, receive one stress token. You may then remove one Target Lock from your ship.
Usage in game: Primarily to give an X-Wing the Barrel Roll ability or to give an Impieral fighter the ability to shed pesky Target Locks.
Action?: Yes. Using Expert Handling requires the use of an action.

A Rebel ship suddenly able to Barrel Roll has the potential to disrupt a lot of Imperial player’s plans because it’s just so unexpected and goes against how they’ve learned to play the game. It does require an action, but so does regular Barrel Roll, so you’re really not giving anything up there.

On the Imperial side, I’d be unlikely to pay for something I already get in the cost of the ship, but that’s me- your…

How Identity Theft Can Damage Your Credit

A poor credit score can have a negative impact on you in a number of ways. You could have a hard time getting a new job, getting a loan or convincing a potential landlord to let you live in the unit they have. There are a number of factors that can harm your credit card.
One of the threats people don’t think enough about is identity theft. You need know if your identity is stolen and take the necessary steps to reverse the damage they have done.
There are a number of ways fraudsters can damage your credit when they steal your identity. Here are some factors you need to be aware of.

They Increase Existing CreditMost identity thieves use your existing lines of credit to make purchases. Of course, they aren’t going to be nice enough to pay your bills for you. You may be unable to make your payments when they have gone on a shopping spree with your credit card numbers.
Opening Up New Lines of CreditSome people also take out new lines of credit in their victims’ names. This can damage your cre…

Easter Superstars

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In North America the two biggest 
Celebrity Cultural Icons at Easter are...

The Pope – the serious side of Easter!









A new celebrity has been chosen to represent one of the most enduring, historical institutions:  The Catholic Church (1.2 billion worldwide).  Pope Frances is the 266th Pope and has begun the traditional religious Easter Celebrations at the Vatican City.   Many Catholics will attend Church for special ceremonies and also watch the Pope this weekend on TV or the Internet. 

The Easter Bunny – the fun side of Easter!









Easter creates a holiday time from work for most people or a 3-4 day weekend (Friday to Monday: March 29 - 31).  During Easter most families with kids will have an Easter Egg Hunt.  The idea is that the Easter Bunny will arrive at night and hide Easter eggs or candies for the children to find on Easter morning.  Of course the parents are the Easter Bunnies. 
The Easter Egg Hunt An egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs, real hard-boiled ones or artificial on…

X-Wing: Concussion missiles.

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Secondary Weapon Systems- Concussion Missiles Hi guys, i felt you all needed to see this, this is originally from Clint over at the the metal bikini.com so all credit goes to him for this!

Concussion Missiles (4)
Attack Dice: 4
Range: 2-3
Card Text: Spend your Target Lock and discard this card to perform this attack. You may change 1 of your blank results to a <hit>.
Usage: This is the missile most folks choose to use. Again, I think the decision should be contextual, but this is the missile the internet loves. In any case, it is a good one; no debating that. The ability to change a blank to a hit ensures at least one hit with a Focused Concussion Missile shot, and that shouldn’t be disregarded. They also give 4 attack dice at Range 3 which is great, especially for the players with TIE Advanced who often find themselves around the edges of a battle rather than in the thick of it.

As always thank you very much for visiting the site----------if you have any questions or comment…

X-Wing: Elite Pilot Skills- Determination

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Elite Pilot Skills- DeterminationHi guys, i felt you all needed to see this, this is originally from Clint over at the the metal bikini.com so all credit goes to him for this! Determination (1)
Card Text: When you are dealt a face up card with the Pilot trait, discard it immediately without resolving its effects.
Usage in game: This card is pretty specific in its usage, but as it only costs 1 point, it’s still not a bad deal.
Action?: No.

First, the face up card referenced in the card text is, in plain speak, a Critical Damage result. If you haven’t noticed, there’s only one crit marked on the standard attack die although there are several pilots with special abilities that allow them to bestow crits in various ways. In any case, should you be unlucky enough to be the recipient of a crit, if the result is a Pilot damage trait (8 out of 33 total Damage cards), it goes away like it never happened. Is that statistically likely to happen? No. Is it worth 1 point to totally ruin your…

Sins of the Dragon!

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A determined, dynamic, new director has entered the martial arts arena!  Joey Corpora’s Sins of the Dragon has already been featured in Black Belt Magazine and is becoming more and more widely acclaimed.  Last month Sins of the Dragon was accepted into the prestigious “AOF Festival” (Action on Film International Film Festival- the bases for the AOF Channel on NBC) and the extremely popular “Fright Night” Film Festival. This week at Celebrity English, Joey Corpora discusses this hard-core, action packed, martial arts Indie-short film Sins of the Dragon.  Let the games begin!

The Beginning...Alex Graham: Please tell us a bit about yourself and Platypus Underground, Ltd. Joey Corpora: I started making movies when my mom and dad got me the Lego Studios movie-maker set back in 5th grade. I used Lego characters for my first few experiments, but I got bored of them really quick and so I started filming my brothers and friends. We made our own fake company "Jollywood Productions," and …

X-Wing: Secondary Weapon Systems- Cluster Missiles

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Secondary Weapon Systems- Cluster Missiles Hi guys, i felt you all needed to see this, this is originally from Clint over at the the metal bikini.com so all credit goes to him for this!
Cluster Missiles (4)
Attack Dice: 3
Range: 1-2
Card Text: Spend your Target Lock and discard this card to perform this attack twice.
Usage: Effectively, you’re making two attacks at the same target with this card. This means that Focusing a Cluster Missile attack will only affect one of the two “ salvos” (ditto for someone trying to Focus their defense rolls), but that Marksmanship affects both “ salvos.” Generally, most folks opt for Concussion Missiles over Clusters, but I think both have their value. Clusters have the potential to generate more hits on targets with low Agility like Y-Wings. Against anything higher, the benefit of rolling six dice is lessened to a certain degree, especially against ships who can Evade as an Action.
As always thank you very much for visiting the site----------if …

Irish Celebrity Liam Neeson

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In honor of Saint Patrick's Day we are featuring  Liam Neeson!
Liam John Neeson, is an Irish film actor with both Irish and American citizenship. Neeson is known best for his roles in Schindler's List, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Michael Collins, Taken, Kinsey, Batman Begins and Darkman and many many more! He has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and three Golden Globe Awards. And just generally famous! 'Famous' as in a household name famous in North America and overseas!

How Liam Neeson became interested in Acting! His interest in acting and decision to become an actor was also influenced by minister Ian Paisley, whose church Neeson would sneak into. Neeson has said of Paisley that "He had a magnificent presence and it was incredible to watch this six foot-plus man just Bible-thumping away... It was acting but it was also great acting and stirring too."

Latest Project A Walk Among The Tombstones Liam Neeson plays Private investigator Matthew Scudder…

X-Wing, Elite Pilot Skills- Squad Leader

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Elite Pilot Skills- Squad Leader

Hi guys, i felt you all needed to see this, this is originally from Clint over at the the metal bikini.com so all credit goes to him for this!



Squad Leader (2)
Card Text: Choose a ship at Range 1-2 with a lower Pilot Rank than you. That ship may immediately perform a free action.
Usage in game: Ideally this card is given to a high ranking Pilot so as many ships as possible can benefit. Giving it to a Black Squadron TIE only really works if he’s surrounded by Academy TIEs, for example.
Action?: Yes. To use the Squad Leader Talent, it requires an action.
NOTE: This Elite Talent is dotted (is unique and cannot be replicated in squadron list).

There are two things you want to note right off the bat when it comes to Squad Leader- first, what a "free action" is, and secondly, this card effectively takes an Action from one ship and gives it to another as Squad Leader is itself, an Action.


The "free action" is simply a standard action a…

X-Wing, general concepts of listbuilding.

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Hi guys, i felt you all needed to see this, this is originally from Clint over at the the metal bikini.com so all credit goes to him for this!General Concepts of Listbuilding General Concepts
As with most miniatures games, X-Wing uses a point system to rank the general effectiveness of pilots (and subsequently the ship they’re piloting) and the various upgrades available to them. Also like most miniatures games, the player immediately finds himself with a decision to make regarding the makeup of his flight roster- go for few ships worth more points or more ships worth less points?

How many ships?
Again- the most important skill to possess in X-Wing is being able to maneuver and move ships effectively, full stop. The best pilots and upgrades will not save you if you can’t get them into position to maximize effectiveness or have lost Actions because of collisions with asteroids or other ships. For this reason, I suggest to the new player to build lists in favor of more ships …