|A New Mission Briefing
New FAQ and Tournament Rules are Available for X-Wing
|X-Wing | Published 28 July 2014|
The 2014 X-Wing™ National Championship season has begun, and battles are taking place all over the world to determine the fate of the galaxy. Mission briefings are critical to the success of any squadron’s operation. It is where pilots learn not only what is expected of them, but what they’ll be up against and the situations that might arise.
Make sure you’re ready for your next dogfight by reading the new X-Wing FAQ (pdf, 27.2 MB) and Tournament Rules (pdf, 4.2 MB). For those participating in larger scale battles, check out the updated Epic Tournament Rules (pdf, 2.6 MB).
These changes will go into effect on August 1st, 2014.
A Word from the Developers
We are pleased to announce a number of small but significant changes to the X-Wing Tournament Rules. For starters, we’ve retired the strength of schedule tiebreaker in favor of a new system, margin of victory. This will make it easier for tournament organizers to resolve tiebreakers, and puts each player in control of their own destiny by rewarding big wins and players who fight for every point, even when they’re losing. In addition, we added a step to the Epic Dogfight and Team Epic tournament formats: charging Huge ships up to their energy limits before the game begins! Huge ships will now be able to bring their might to bear immediately, wherever they’re needed most.
We also continue to expand and improve the X-Wing FAQ. As the game grows and absorbs new content, more and more card interactions become possible. The latest update addresses the pressing questions introduced by Wave IV, the Tantive IV release, and Epic play. We’ve also taken this opportunity to introduce the official rules for Large ships performing the barrel roll action as we prepare for the release of the YT-2400 Freighter, a necessary check on the dramatic power of large-base barrel rolling.
Have fun and fly casual!
Alex Davy and Frank Brooks
X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE Fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates Star Wars’ exciting space battles. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!