Mikhail and Franch share Worlds stories from their recent trip to Minnesota, but it becomes clear soon enough that the crew wanted to talk more about the recently announced X-Wing 2nd Edition.
Those who listen to OCX get the reference, and Stay On Target now owns said reference. We won the right to say so and explain why at the end of the show. But don’t try to skip ahead, because we’ll know and then you’ll be in trouble. Mikhail and Franch speculate about what will show up at World’s in two weeks, but Gordon doesn’t care (because he’s not going). Gordon instead prefers to ponder about the overall state of the competitive game and speculate about X-Wing 2.0.
The new Q1 2018 X-wing kit is being described as a “Stay on Target” tournament. Clearly inspired by our podcast, of course. After all, it’s not like the phrase “Stay on Target” is used elsewhere. You’re welcome, FFG. Michigan Regional semi-finalist Tommy Adams joins Gordon, Mikhail and Franch to discuss his four ship rebel list.
Dreams do come true! Who cares if it took a different Gordon than the show’s host to climb the mountain top? Suffer with Mikhail and Franch in their dismay, having to listen to Gordon and guest sychophant Camden go on and on about the achievement of his namesake – Gordon Pinkerton – who won the Portland System Open. Oh yeah, and obligatory meta talk — in all its Fenn/Ghost glory.
Gordon and Mikhail think they have the show all to themselves, but Franch crashes the party. Then DHaus of all people shows up to brag about being in another Organized Play promo pic. There’s also talk about the Indy Regional.
It was almost a perfect weekend: X-wing streams everywhere and the Steelers (Big Ben, Brown and Bell) advancing to the AFC Championship. Ugh, the Steelers! Fine, at least Jeff Berling joins us for some meta analysis. Nevermind, he’s not available. Okay, well, congrats to the Birmingham Barons podcast member Joel Killingsworth for going 15-0 across two events at PAX South?
I think we’re a collective 0-4 against Duncan. This now forces us to prevent him from attending all future tournaments, its our only remaining option. Or maybe we play better…not sure about that one. In addition to discussing the emerging meta, we speculate about the TIE Silencer, which got its own article right *after* we recorded. Figures!
Literally. Deroche, Franch and Mikhail eat cookies while recording, all very professional. And they discuss the recent FAQ – in between bites.
Gordon, Mikhail, Franch and party crasher Jon Bruns (from Hornet Squadron Radio) discuss all manner of X-Wing topics: Recent tournaments and alternate formats, listener feedback, FFG’s silence, and speculate about a possible System Open event at PAX East (which ends up no longer being speculation an hour after they record….figures).
Gordon, Mikhail and Franch are joined by special guest Mark Moriarty to discuss Mark’s amazing alt-art cards, Gen-Con and the local game stores in which they play. Also highlighted are the upcoming Bluegrass Open and Crossroads Classic tournaments.