As promised, FFG published the points and ship configuration updates on schedule. It certainly made for some easy-to-write show notes: “Discuss points changes.”
Can you believe we made it to 50 episodes?! We can’t believe the internet still lets us do this, but here we are! This week we talk about Mike playing Solo Sabine at a regional, our favorite moments from two years of playing this game, and what we look forward to with rotation. We also issue a new “Make It Work” Challenge to everyone!
Was there meta-talk? Of course. Speculation about the upcoming point changes? You betcha. A detailed analysis about the Separatist Alliance preview? Eh, not so much. But there was a lot talk about the recent Outryder Cup VIII event that was recently held in Indianapolis. The crew shares their Outryder experiences, and then Gordon drops an unexpected bombshell.
The release of two new factions makes for a great excuse to get together and record a new episode, right? You would think so, so we decided to do this at the last minute — apparently Franch doesn’t do “last minute.” That’s okay, Mikhail has an opinion about everything and carries the show because he actually plays the game of XWing (where as Gordon has played just *once* since the last episode). We also spend time with our producer David Cottingham, who shares with us how his X-Wing 2.0 experience has been so far.
Oh how time flies. We are officially two years old as a podcast! And what do you know, as a birthday present for The Jedi Trials, FFG posted an article spoiling the next expansion “Convergence” for Destiny in 2019, so DHaus and Mike take some time to give their first impressions of the cards.
Eeeew. It had been a month since the last episode and the Steelers just lost another game, so we had no choice but to record a new show and asked Ryan Fleming to once again join us. It’s strictly pure coincidence that Ryan also earned his World’s ticket at the recent System Open in Philadelphia, but this let us talk actual X-Wing for awhile, thereby keeping the whining about the Steelers to a relative minimum at the end.
Back from Europe, the RebelSpy joins DHaus in breaking down the blue villain cards from Across The Galaxy before the new set releases this Thursday! Vader, Savage Opress, Luce, and a Nightbrother hit the scene!
This episode was recorded on Gordon’s 52nd birthday. As tempting as it might have been to make the entire discussion about just him — which would have been really great, mind you — special guest Mark Moriarty joined the crew to talk about actual X-Wing content. Even Gordon couldn’t ignore something as rare as that on this show. Listen in as Mark discusses the Fundamentals of List Building that sometimes eludes newer and older players alike.
Jay from Double Blanks stops by to fill in for Mike while he continues his gallivanting through Europe. We hit Across the Galaxy spoilers from Team Covenant & Knights of Ren! (This was recorded before the new blue villain article was live. We think us recording a day before actually brought forth the spoiler article. It’s a thing, we promise.)
Getting us together to record these days is basically a miracle. Almost didn’t happen again! But record we did. There’s some brief discussion of a Second Edition tourney Mikhail and Franch attended and then some discussion about more X-Wing stuff. Don’t really remember what it was all supposed to be about because Gordon just couldn’t get past Franch being, well, Franch. Regardless, Steelers talk was kept to a minimum at the end of the show. You’re welcome.