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Imperials have it, Rebels don't....Where does the Scum faction fit into this?
 
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That Initiative rule are for the starter games, not for Dogfights (normal tournament format). Whoever has less points chooses which player has initiative. If it's a tie, select randomly (proverbial coin flip).
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The current rulebook in the Force Awakens core set completely removed the old "Imperial player has Initiative on a tie" rule.

The current sample game never mentions Initiative and doesn't need it (there are no obstacles and no tied Pilot Skill values), and both the learn-to-play booklet and the full rules reference have only one rule now: cheaper list chooses which player has initiative, or a random player chooses on a tie. This is for all games now, not just tournaments.

Some missions always give a certain side Initiative, but they're special.
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kiteserpent wrote:
The current rulebook in the Force Awakens core set completely removed the old "Imperial player has Initiative on a tie" rule.

The current sample game never mentions Initiative and doesn't need it (there are no obstacles and no tied Pilot Skill values), and both the learn-to-play booklet and the full rules reference have only one rule now: cheaper list chooses which player has initiative, or a random player chooses on a tie. This is for all games now, not just tournaments.

Some missions always give a certain side Initiative, but they're special.


Playing casually, in the case of a tie for squad cost, we roll an attack die ... whoever rolls higher (Critical > Hit > Focus > Blank) chooses which player has initiative.
 
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Arachnode wrote:
Playing casually, in the case of a tie for squad cost, we roll an attack die ... whoever rolls higher (Critical > Hit > Focus > Blank) chooses which player has initiative.

There's a quicker way - just call hits or misses (i.e. hit/crit vs focus/blank) and roll and attack die.

It's essentially the same as flipping a coin.
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