I’m sure you’ve had this happen to you: You’re hunched over your game of X-Wing, it’s your turn to attack, and you’re trying to figure out if you can shoot at a specific ship…but it’s hard to see from just casual inspection. Based on the tools at hand, you’re supposed to use the range ruler to align the straight edge along the printed firing arc and check whether or not it will pass over the enemy ship’s base. Unfortunately, there’s more than one ship in the way. Instead of taking the time to mark and move each ship, you try to thread the ruler in there, only to knock around the ships just enough so that they are no longer where they once were and now it’s impossible to tell if you really had the shot or not. If you’d had a laser, you might have avoided that mess.