I want to talk about X-Wing for a moment, at least my experience with the miniatures tabletop game. I know there is a lot of controversy about the game because of the recent rule changes, but as a new player, I don’t mind the new rules. I understand squad building a lot better with the new rules. I am not here to discuss the new rules, but rather with my experience with the hobby.

I got X-Wing on a whim, as something to do with my dad. My dad and I don’t have much in common. He has never shared an interest in miniature wargaming, but I don’t have anyone to play with either. I also don’t feel comfortable enough to go to my local game shop to play with strangers. I decided this was my best avenue, so I bought a couple of starter sets.

I am happy to say that our first game went well. It was cool to see him slowly get into the game. He would remind me of rules, he would measure his distances, and worst of all, he started moving with purpose. I have yet to beat my dad at X-Wing. My dad doesn’t speak English, so we don’t play with all the rules yet. I’ve been slowly adding a new rule every time as to not overwhelm him, but I don’t think he needs the crutch too much. With each game that we play, I can see him get better. He flies in wings and is getting too good at the positioning. He thinks I take it easy on him, but I am not. I am very competitive and try my hardest to win.

Maybe this post will get lost in the ether; that is fine. I just wanted to put this out there: I am glad I found this hobby I can share with my dad. I look forward to the day that I can finally beat him.