If there’s one thing many boardgamers are known for, it’s the desire to upgrade, or “pimp”, their game components. For some, this might be replacing wooden cubes with small sculpts of resources they represent. For others, this is seeking out alternate art cards or acrylic components to replace cardboard ones. Luckily, Fantasy Flight Games recognizes this affliction and is now offering upgraded maneuver dials for Star Wars: X-Wing! From the release article:
There are three distinct Maneuver Dial Upgrade Kits available, corresponding to the three X-Wing factions. You may fly with the tyrannical Galactic Empire, fight for freedom with the Rebel Alliance, or make your own way with the galaxy’s Scum and Villainy. No matter which faction you play, you can represent the colors and symbols of your faction prominently with upgrade kits for your maneuver dials.
Each upgrade kit will include three maneuver dials that are made of a plastic shell and a plastic maneuver selection piece. To assemble them, you insert the cardboard dial into the shell and then secure it in place with the maneuver selector. One of the key features is the ability to see an entire maneuver dial, making it easier to select a maneuver from those available rather than having to rotate the dial through all possible choices.
In addition, each upgraded maneuver dial features a space on the back for you to insert a dial ID token, showing a silhouette of the corresponding ship and clearly distinguishing which dial belongs to which ship. Each Maneuver Dial Upgrade Kit includes three dial ID tokens for every ship in the game, from the T-65 X-wing and TIE Fighter in the original X-Wing Core Set up to the T-70 X-wing and TIE/fo Fighter from The Force Awakens™ Core Set.
Beginning with the Ghost Expansion Pack, the Mist Hunter Expansion Pack, the Punishing One Expansion Pack, and the Inquisitor’s TIE Expansion Pack, every X-Wing expansion pack will include a dial ID token for use with these plastic maneuver dials. The standard cardboard maneuver dials will continue to be included in each expansion.
This upgrade will surely have a place among all types of X-Wing pilots. They are available in stores now!