This week I returned to X-Wing for a match. It was the only game that I played this weekend.
The match pitted a modified version of my Millennium squad (Chewbacca in the Falcon and three A-Wings) against an Imperial squad made of two academy TIE Fighters, a TIE Phantom, and Darth Vader in a TIE Advanced. The battle literally went came down to two ships and one very lucky roll of the dice. In the end, my last A-Wing managed to survive the day.
I like this squad, which took advantage of the upgrade cards that came with the Rebel Aces set. By equipping all three A-Wings with the refit card (which takes away the missile slot, but has a cost of -2), I was able to free up points to play around with stuff. Two of the A-Wings were able to gain a Veteran Instincts and a Determination upgrade (thanks to the other upgrade card in the Rebel Aces set), and I was able to add Han Solo to the Falcon. It turns out that the Han Solo crew cards is pretty much useless. After the match, I ended up taking him out and adding in a tactician.
Unfortunately, this was the only have that I played this week. Gaming days like this get me a little down, mostly because I realize how insecure I can be. I have a problem approaching people in most places. I often feel like I’m intruding when I do, so I quite often will not make the move to join in. This is not quite as bad with games, but most often, I will rarely venture out of my little group to explore other games and meet new people.
You could say that I’m shy, or introverted. Usually, I just consider myself a big loser for not being able to take that first step and join in, which makes me wonder why I want to play these games so much.