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Star Wars Descent - better known as Imperial Assault - is out now. I played 2 missions with some buddies last night and we had a blast.

 

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If you're familiar with Descent, IA is pretty much Descent 3.0 with a Star Wars skin. I really like the changes that they've made to the system so far, but I haven't played as the Imperial Player yet so I'm not sure how that compares to playing the Overlord in D2E.

 

If you're not familiar with Descent, think of IA as D&D with only combat. Each time you play you assemble a map using different tiles that connect together like puzzle pieces. 1 player controls all of the Imperial forces, while the other players each control 1 character playing for the Rebels. You then try and complete your mission parameters in a set time limit. The missions chain together to form a campaign during which you can improve your character's skills, abilities, and gear. (Or you can just play one-off missions.) 

 

Sadly I can't pick up my copy until Thursday night. The agony!!!!

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Got Darth Vader finished... but now I'm so deep in projects, I can't FIND him... oh, wait, there he is in a death duel with Santa Dwarf...

Left to right: IG-88, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Vader's faithful companion, Darth Crapontherug, who the guy at the comic shop totally swore was gon

I wouldn't recommend trying it.  

The Learn to Play book, Rules Reference book, and Skirmish rule book are all available for free. http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp?eidm=271&esem=4 The only thing you can't download is the Campaign book.

 

I'm very excited about trying this in skirmish mode. I've become burnt out on X-Wing lately and am looking forward to something that doesn't require me to guesstimate where my opponent's and my own units will be moving.

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I've been watching this but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Thanks for the mini review, makes me more likely to bite the bullet sooner.

 

And I just realized! Maybe I can use AT-STs from this as rooks for my SW chess set!

 

If you're not a die-hard for supporting your LGS, or don't have one, don't forget MiniatureMarket or coolstuffinc (sorry, not linking) for about 30-33% sub-retail.

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Oooohhhh

 

*drool*

 

Since it's from Fantasy Flight, is it going to be available in Target?

It's possible, but I doubt it. Target carried the X-Wing core box 2 years ago and couldn't sell any of them. (Until they put them on clearance at 75% off, then every X-Wing player was trying to get their hands on them.)

 

And I just realized! Maybe I can use AT-STs from this as rooks for my SW chess set!

Hope you have a big chess board. The AT-ST's base is about 3" x 2".
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I'm waiting excitedly for this to come out locally. I've got a ton of the WotC prepainted minis that I could use for the game, though I suspect I'd need to buy the relevant expansion packs to get the rules for any minis I want to use.

 

If the rules are good the WotC pre-painted line (of which I have a gajillion) looks like it would be perfect to use. I have a number of boards that could be used if the scale is off from the ones in the set. 

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