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Iain Hamp
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I have seen people at games here and there using a device that they hold above a table, press a button, and it displayed a thin red line on the table. It is a fantastic tool when it comes to determining whether or not something is within a firing arc. My question is - what is that thing called? I have tried searching for such devices on Amazon, and all I come up with are things that sort of do the same thing but are $40-$200 or even more. I am looking for one more along the lines of the Harbor Freight, $1.99 on a sidewalk sale sort of price point

Any guidance on what such a device is called and/or where I and other X-Wing enthusiasts might be able to locate one (cheaply) would be much appreciated!
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Dave Medeiros
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It's called a laser level.
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Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator is its real name...
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Smeagollum wrote:
It's called a laser level.
Or, alternately, a Laser Pointer could be used...
 
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So you are having trouble judging arc 18 inches? I am not sure that a laser will fix this issue.
 
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The nice thing about the laser level is that you don't have to move intervening ships.

And it's a freaking laser. That's cool by itself.
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Engineer Dad wrote:
So you are having trouble judging arc 18 inches? I am not sure that a laser will fix this issue.


Thankfully, easier to fix than when a person's first instinct to a simple question is to be rude and unhelpful.

To the rest of the commenters - thanks for the help! "Laser level" was what I needed to know, and it is for exactly the reason described - it is nice to not have to even touch a ship or try to weave a cardboard range ruler into a game and still get an accurate read as to whether someone has a shot or not. This is a game of millimeters, so eyeballing it - even at "18 inches" - just doesn't cut it sometimes. Especially in tournament settings when time is limited and you need to move through judgments about such things as rapidly as possible, a tool like this seems quite helpful.
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I have this one from Harbor Freight - only $5.00!

http://www.harborfreight.com/laser-marker-93242.html
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Take a look at this.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Strichlaser-Sichtlinienlaser-Linienla...
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Engineer Dad wrote:
So you are having trouble judging arc 18 inches? I am not sure that a laser will fix this issue.


Why should you have to judge one way or another? If it's close, an exact tool is kinda exactly what you want . . .
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Swedge66 wrote:
Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator is its real name...


Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom!
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OmegaDolphin wrote:
Swedge66 wrote:
Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator is its real name...


Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom!

Thank you for that. I'm glad I'm not the only other person who got the joke.
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VanorDM wrote:
OmegaDolphin wrote:
Swedge66 wrote:
Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator is its real name...


Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom!

Thank you for that. I'm glad I'm not the only other person who got the joke.


You guys just made my day :-)
 
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RogueKnight wrote:
VanorDM wrote:
OmegaDolphin wrote:
Swedge66 wrote:
Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator is its real name...


Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom!

Thank you for that. I'm glad I'm not the only other person who got the joke.


You guys just made my day :-)


I hope they include a disintegrating ray in the Wave 4. 'Cause brother, when it disintegrates, it DISINTEGRATES!
 
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Except the margin of error is wide between the product that came with game and a third party product. I understand it's good for multiple ships but it's not always accurate because people can't hold it correctly.
 
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I was looking into something like this for ST:AW

http://www.amazon.com/Quarton-Module-VLM-650-29-LPT-Generato...
 
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