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.
At least Franch wrote up our show notes, so not a complete loss. With our little tricycle of a podcast still missing its third wheel, Gordon and Mikhail try to pedal along by talking about the recent lists they’ve flown before eventually asking Ryan Fleming to hop on and save us. After all, Coruscant is this weekend, so who better to talk Coruscant with than Ryan? Turns out Ryan agreed to join us only if he was allowed to complain about the Steelers. After Ryan’s rant, we washed his mouth out with soap.
This week Mike returns from his podcast suspension to talk with DHaus about community run events and how to deal with an indirect-damage-saturated meta. He also issues the worst “Make It Work” challenge to date.
We know you already knew that, but he’s a super-idiot this episode. He might know what a Luddite is, but he still doesn’t know how Iden Versio works. We apologize in advance.
This week DHaus is joined by Landon to talk about the new ATG spoilers from Nova and how to build a local community. They go in depth about how to setup an escalation league and attract new players. Landon also issues a “Make It Work” challenge to DHaus!
Gordon would have preferred to have had the episode titled “You must unlearn what you have learned”, said in his best Yoda voice no less, but Mikhail was inclined to go with the quote by a whiny, murderous brat.
Having not recorded for almost two months, it was finally time to get together again to share their thoughts on the sunset that was X-Wing First Edition and the dawn of new era that begins this week with the launch of X-Wing Second Edition.
Non-football fans (or just non-Steelers fans) might want to skip forward the the 11:00 minute mark. Also, parents take note — a word is in the Steelers segment you might not want to have to explain.
Mike turns Sabine into a mill deck (of course). DHaus owns up to terrible predictions. They talk a little bit about what to do when you don’t like the competitive meta, and they introduce a new segment called ‘Make It Work’, where we challenge each other to make old cards work that nobody every plays. Should be fun!body every plays. Should be fun!
Mike the RebelSpy just won a Store Championship with Solo Sabine. Yes, you read that correctly…just Sabine and a plot. Hear how he did it, what he played, and most importantly, why he did it. We also make some predictions for GenCon and debate the Kylo effect.