News for April 2013
Bolder Battlefields
Announcing the X-Wing (TM) Starfield Game Tile Kit
X-Wing | Published 15 April 2013

“We’ve entered the Alderaan system.”
   
–Admiral Motti, Star Wars: A New Hope

Upgrade your X-Wing play area! Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Starfield Game Tile Kit.

Starfield Game Tile Kit tiles create a quality, custom play surface:

  • Twelve tiles, each one-foot square
  • Durable 2.5 mm fiber board
  • Smooth, matte-finished card stock
  • Wide possible range of vivid Star Wars–themed scenes

The X-Wing Starfield Game Tile Kit introduces twelve thick tiles that allow you to wage your X-Wing space battles above such iconic Star Wars features as Alderaan and the Death Star. Each of these sturdy tiles consists of matte-finished card stock mounted on 2.5mm fiber board and measures one square foot. Starfield tiles are all double-sided, and permit a wide range of possible configurations to create immersive settings as you fight for the fate of a galaxy far, far away....

Entering the Alderaan System

The Starfield Game Tile Kit provides a vivid backdrop for the deadly dogfights of your X-Wing games. Duel above the planet of Alderaan, dodge laser blasts within the thick of an asteroid field, or maneuver your squadrons into position as you close in upon the Death Star.


In the image above, players have constructed a three-by-three play surface
set above the planet of Alderaan. Click to enlarge.

With a little imagination, players can use these tiles to set the scenes for the stages of a dramatic, extended X-Wing campaign.


Can you change the course of history?
Players use the Starfield Game Tile Kit to depict the Death Star’s approach
to Alderaan as they begin their X-Wing campaign.
Click to view a series of some more possible scenes.

No matter which scene you choose to depict with your Starfield Game Tile Kit, its thick, matte-finished, fiber board tiles form a smooth and durable play surface that won’t easily warp.


In this image, you can see the thickness of the
Starfield tiles’ fiber board relative to an X-wing miniature.

If you’re looking for a play surface worthy of the galaxy’s most dramatic dogfights, Starfield tiles create a quality, custom play environment that will provide you years of service even as it enriches the depth and fantasy of your games!

Cooperative or Competitive Setup

The features depicted on the Starfield Game Tile Kit tiles have no standard gameplay function, but players may choose to treat the printed asteroids as obstacles. Accordingly, the Starfield Game Tile Kit comes with rules for both cooperative and competitive setup that allow players to incorporate the tiles’ printed features into their games, along with any number of obstacle tokens.

In a cooperative setup, the players arrange the Starfield tiles to construct a play surface of their choice. No placement restrictions impede their ability to create the scene of their choice, though all players must agree upon the final arrangement of the tiles and obstacle tokens.

Throughout a competitive setup, players take turns constructing the play surface, and positioning obstacles. The competitive setup includes some restrictions upon the placement of obstacles in order to ensure the match allows both players the chance to take full advantage of their maneuvers.

Set Your Course for Adventure

“Accelerate to attack speed.”
   
–Red Leader, Star Wars: A New Hope

Take your games of X-Wing to attack speed with the X-Wing Starfield Game Tile Kit. With their vibrant imagery and smooth finish, these Starfield tiles form a bolder play surface for your deadliest dogfights.

The X-Wing Starfield Game Tile Kit is scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2013!

X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE Fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates Star Wars’ exciting space battles. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

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