Its been a while since my last post, But behind the scenes I have been busy with the after school clubs latest Game…..FFG’s X-Wing 2.0.
I really wanted to buy into the 1st edition but somehow never got around to it, and then it got put on the back burner. Out of the Blue during the summer the headmaster who co- runs the after school club with me suggested we buy a couple of 2.0 core sets with what was left of club funds, he mentioned that he had played it and that x-wing was something that might well be fun for the club…..I managed to find a couple of great deals online.
One main advantage for us is that just for once we didn’t have to spend the summer holiday painting for the club as all the models are prepainted!
The only downside is it is quite an expensive game to get into, so we may not be able to expand this game as much as we might like. Also providing the children with their own model fighter is tricky but not impossible.
I wanted to make the game a little more special for the children playing the game by making them a personal “Pilot card” to help immerse them in the universe a little bit more! I found a website called Card Creator which although not fully functioning yet (its a work in progress) had enough to make it easy for me! (Thank you so much Alexandre) I managed using M.S. Publisher and Card creator to bang out something we could use in the club.
The pictures below will give you some idea of what was produced.
It was impossible to resist the urge to get involved in the game myself, I managed to buy a Tie Defender in Red, Changed its peg to red, gave it a red base….and then made my own card for it…..well, there couldn’t really be anyone else piloting a red three winged ship could there?
Battle shots to follow in future posts, when the club returns after half term.