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Offline Gankom

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Star Wars X-Wing and Armada Miniature Games Shutting Down
« on: June 19, 2024, 01:55:02 PM »
In fairly sad news, both game systems are ending. Its wild to see, for a few years both were absolute juggernauts. SUPER popular at all my local stores, but apparently not popular enough.

https://www.atomicmassgames.com/transmission/update-on-star-wars-x-wing-and-star-wars-armada/

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Re: Star Wars X-Wing and Armada Miniature Games Shutting Down
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2024, 07:21:39 PM »
There comes a time when the design space in a game system is used up, and people have the models they like.

I'm absolutely sure these games will continue fan-supported. IIRC, the 2nd edition X-Wing has been very popular among the grognards. At least my friends have focused on that instead of the newest version.

But the figurines might become hard to find. You can't simply 3d copy and print those, Lucasfilm is big enough to guard its IP.

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Re: Star Wars X-Wing and Armada Miniature Games Shutting Down
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2024, 07:40:59 PM »
I'm seeing a huge surge in the 3d print crowd, but I am interested to see how long it lasts and evolves. Its early enough we're still in the community-fracturing stage, but I also expect to see strong fan-support.

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Re: Star Wars X-Wing and Armada Miniature Games Shutting Down
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2024, 12:35:50 AM »
Yowza ... sounds like they didn't adapt well to the changes, such a bummer.

I see folks running games at most if not all the conventions I attend, and suspect this will continue.
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