What I like about this game, is that when I show a rank newb, who has never played miniature games before, how to play - by the 2nd round they are the ones picking up the templates and moving the ships around etc.
It's a really easy game to pick up & play.
Mr. T is to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for all of his good charity work pitying fools.
Some good responses here. I have to admit that this community seems to be very united in creating a good experience for this game with all types of players. It's refreshing to witness. I still have yet to get a second game in. I may do that this week, just to toy around and shoot up some ties. Part of me wants to recreate scenes from the movies, but that might be taking it a bit too far.
When all else fails…..use a super laser on it.
My wife and I recreated the escape from the Death Star (Falcon vs. 4 Tie Fighters) last weekend. We found it surprisingly well balanced. The Falcon won, but only had 1 hull point left. It was a good introduction to the game for her. She was quite happy that she won. I heard "I blew you up!" all weekend.
Great, kid! Don't get cocky!