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Sebastian Grawan
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Hi!

My first base game won't arrive until next week, so I have to ask what you all use for asteroids to use in your battles?

I keep reading a lot about using asteroids for cover and so on, so I wonder if the rules for asteroids are in the core rules?

Are there tokens for asteroids in the base game or do you all use stones or something like that as a proxy?

Please tell, I am just painting up my spacey game board and want to stack up on asteroids before my base game arrives.
 
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Todd Warnken
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The game comes with rules for asteroids and six asteroid tokens.
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The base game comes with six variously-sized asteroid tokens (this is the maximum number allowed in tournament games).


If you do make three dimensional asteroids, bear in mind that they would not be tournament legal. Additionally, it is important that ships be able to end their movement overlapping asteroids (tokens are clearly better suited here), so make sure the base of your asteroid can be overlapped by the base of a fighter without the asteroid model and the ship model preventing such an overlap.
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The rules are in the core rules that you can download and you get asteroid markers in the game.
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Sebastian Grawan
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Cool, so I don't have to come up with asteroids beside my game board, too.

Thanks!!
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You don't have to, but I certainly plan to

In our monster game last Friday, one TIE Fighter was destroyed because of its Academy Pilot that didn't see the asteroid it was about to fly into - wouldn't have happened with something more three dimensional
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Jason Kirchin
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I find rocks in the local stream and dry them off they look alot better then 2d cardboard hehe.
 
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haslo wrote:
You don't have to, but I certainly plan to

In our monster game last Friday, one TIE Fighter was destroyed because of its Academy Pilot that didn't see the asteroid it was about to fly into - wouldn't have happened with something more three dimensional


Yeah, I've found that with everything else on the table (models, dice, range finder, movement guides, manuever wheels, tokens, etc..) that those pesky asteroids can kind of blend into the background and be forgotten. More than once I've had a tie fighter just fly into an asteroid for no reason other than stupidity.
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how about some lava rocks from a lawn and garden store
I like the stream rocks too
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I made some easy/cheap asteroids by grabbing lava rocks and spray painting them brown. Stick them on clear litko flight stands and they work great. To keep things "legal", we put the asteroid token on the map and put the 3D asteroid/stand on top. When a ship looks like it will move over the asteroid, its simple to just move the 3D to the side, finish the move, and put the asteroid back.

Even if you don't want to paint the lava rocks, you'll want to seal them as they will eventually leave a bunch of dust on your table/mat/what-have-you.
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