The Space Battles Begin

Get Your First Taste of X-Wing™ Second Edition at Gen Con Indy 2018


"Lock S-foils in attack position."
     –Red Leader, Star Wars: A New Hope

The Rebels and Imperials of X-Wing™ Second Edition are fast approaching their initial engagement—and there's still time for you to be a part of the action!

The fast-paced game of thrilling starfighter battles in the Star Wars galaxy, X-Wing Second Edition takes everything you've loved (or heard about) from first edition and makes it better. There's a stronger focus on flying, your actions are more important, your faction feels more tightly themed, and you can now—if you choose—reach out and use the Force!

Can you sense it? The Quickstart Rules (pdf, 1.1 MB) and Rulebook (pdf, 4.0 MB) are now online, and this hotly anticipated game is now just weeks away from its first appearance. We will have a limited number of copies for sale at Gen Con Indy 2018, and you can be sure you get your copy of the Core Set, as well as one of your faction's Wave I starship expansions, by taking part in the X-Wing Second Edition Preview Tournament!

Are You a Rebel or an Imperial?

Your first chance to hop into the cockpit of the new X-wing or TIE fighter, the X-Wing Second Edition Preview Tournament runs twice on Thursday, August 2nd.

We have made tickets available for both Rebel and Imperial players, and if you attend, you don't just race into a series of fun and light-hearted games—you also claim one copy of the Core Set, plus one copy of the Wave I ship for your faction that doesn't appear in the Core Set.

  • All Imperial participants will receive one X-Wing Second Edition Core Set and one TIE Advanced x1 Expansion Pack
  • All Rebel participants will receive one X-Wing Second Edition Core Set and one BTL-A4 Y-Wing Expansion Pack

Regardless of which faction you support, you'll find yourself blasted quickly into battle thanks to the new Quick Build format. This format simplifies the process of squad building, so you'll be ready to fly your ships almost as soon as you get them attached to their bases. You'll even find a number of suggested combinations for your Quick Build squadron on the back of the event's special rules…

Yes! This event has special rules. But don't worry—these rules simplify your initial battles and introduce a "power up" option that's sure to entice even the most battle-hardened veterans. Throughout the Gen Con Preview Tournament, Rebels and Imperials will look to reclaim valuable shipments that were dropped when a band of smugglers were almost caught by an Imperial cruiser. As you fly across the battlefield, you'll have chances to snag these shipments and gain valuable focus or evade tokens for your efforts!

Custom Prizes

As if getting to be among the first players to duel in space with X-Wing Second Edition starfighters wasn't reason enough to participate in the Preview Tournament, the event also comes with several exclusive prizes.

Since this is an introductory event, these prizes are available to all participants—and you'll even be able to make use of them during your games!

Your participation earns you an alternate art Luke Skywalker pilot card.

With art by Mike Sass, this card vividly depicts a Luke Skywalker ready to reach out with his new-to-second-edition Force rating and aim his shots straight toward their targets!

Your participation will also earn you a double-sided Enhanced Quick Build card.

The Rebel side allows you to field your Y-wing as a Gold Squadron Veteran with Expert Handling, R3 Astromech, and Proton Bomb. The Imperial side adds to your options for the event, granting you access to a Black Squadron Ace with Outmaneuver, Shield Upgrade, and Afterburners. And because this Enhanced Quick Build card comes with the full text for each of its upgrades, you can still choose to use the physical copies of those upgrades with your other ships.

Additionally, you will be provided a set of six acrylic tokens—three focus tokens and three evade tokens.

These green acrylic tokens all appear the same on their bottoms, so when you setup your games, you'll flip them upside down, shuffle them about, and then place them on the board according to the instructions for the tournament's Dropped Shipments scenario.

Finally, after you play through the event's third and final game, you'll get an acrylic ship marker that's useful when you start flying in close quarters and need to check your movement across a ship that's already on the board.

Altogether, your participation in the X-Wing Second Edition Preview Tournament won't just get you started assembling your second edition squadron; it'll also help you kit it out with some good-looking, exclusive components that will make you the envy of your friends back home!

X-Wing players have long outfitted their ships and squadrons with all sorts of special modifications.

One Shot in a Million

X-Wing Second Edition is coming, and you can expect—before too long—to enjoy the new edition's thrilling starfighter dogfights in the comfort of your favorite local retailer. But if you're headed to Gen Con Indy 2018, you have the chance to revel in the second edtion updates more than a month before the game fully hits the shelves.

This is a one in a million shot to sample the new edition, enjoy the battles of a fast and fun tournament, and walk away with a handful of exclusive prizes. Seats are limited, so be sure to get your event ticket at the Gen Con website.

We look forward to seeing you at Gen Con. May the Force be with you!

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