11 April 2014

Potpourri for $500- Transport Status and Galactic Cup 2014


So just a quick update today on a couple of things.

GR-75 Now "On The Boat"!
I was texting with Sean and Ben earlier asking if they've pre-ordered any of the revealed stuff and was telling them I was considering breaking my "I don't pre-order" stance on things since the Transport and the 'Vette must be getting closer to being available when Sean took a peek at the Upcoming section of the FFG site and saw this-


Yeah, so take with salt, your mileage may vary, etc., etc., but the Transport is on the boat and is expected next month sometime! 


X-Wing Galactic Cup


My day of reconsideration didn't stop there either. Scott (MrFroggies) from Team Covenant emailed to ask if I'd mention an online VASSAL tournament he's setting up as well as invite me to participate in the festivities. Being as how I need to do some messing around with the wife's Win8 laptop this weekend anyway (I had my 3d printer software setup on my work laptop which I had to give back this week), I figure I'll try and get VASSAL set up and give it a shot. 

I was already kind of interested in the tournament just from reading Scott's email, but after I checked out the link he sent along and saw that he's using kind of a World Cup format for this shindig, I was pretty stoked about it. I mean look- somebody's gotta come in last, right? 

It sounds like a pretty interesting tournament. They're doing some things different than the standard X-Wing tournaments, so even if you're not usually a tournament guy, it might be worth your while to check this out. Here's the link to more info on the rules and format and whatnot as well as info on how to register and all. This tournament is open to folks all over the world, so don't feel left out if you're not in the US or whatever, dig? 

Deadline for registration is 27 April at midnight US Pacific time which Google says is GMT -7. I think. Double check me on that as I'm American and I can barely keep track of my own country's time zones, let alone this Greenwich Mean place which I think is a country where Eric Roberts is the Pope or something. It mustn't be that big of a place as I don't think they compete in UEFA. In any case, if you get off your butt and register before the 27th, you don't even have to sweat it.