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Welcome to the Fly Better Podcast, the best source to become an Ace Pilot! Every week Dee, Ryan, and Dallas bring you the latest news, tips, and deep dives into the world of X-Wing Miniatures. Awarded the Best US X-Wing podcast at the 2018 Goldies. Now with 2 out of 3 hosts having won a Regional. Skreeeeeee!

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Welcome to the Fly Better Podcast, the best source to become an Ace Pilot! Every week Dee, Ryan, and Dallas bring you the latest news, tips, and deep dives into the world of X-Wing Miniatures. Awarded the Best US X-Wing podcast at the 2018 Goldies. Now with 2 out of 3 hosts having won a Regional. Skreeeeeee!

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Long time listener, great insight on the game.

Great show

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Great show. Always a good listen.

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73 Ratings
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56
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8
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2

Insightful

By romero1075 - Sep 24 2019
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Long time listener, great insight on the game.

Great show

By nickaquino - Jan 01 2019
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Great show. Always a good listen.

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Welcome to the Fly Better Podcast, the best source to become an Ace Pilot! Every week Dee, Ryan, and Dallas bring you the latest news, tips, and deep dives into the world of X-Wing Miniatures. Awarded the Best US X-Wing podcast at the 2018 Goldies. Now with 2 out of 3 hosts having won a Regional. Skreeeeeee!

MP092 - FAQ in Business

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FFG did it! They really did it!  They released an FAQ with a ton of changes.  The Mynocks discuss the major adjustments, as well as a few that you may have missed.  Dallas considers bringing back the TIE Swarm, Dee is frustrated with FFG's syntax, and Farmer sings...poorly.

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:08:00] FAQ Discussion
  • [01:50:00] Closing thoughts

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Oct 31 2017

2hr 17mins

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MP094 - Chopper Saves X-Wing! With The Great Chumbalaya

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FFG was kind enough to drop the Phantom-II preview on us, which happened to coincide with The Great Chumbalaya's visit from the Kessel Run Podcast!  We discuss weather Maul is overpriced, if Chopper is a serial killer, and if we finally have the T-65 fix! Be our guest and enjoy the show!

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:02:58] SKIP THIS TWO MINUTES
  • [00:09:00] Clearance Checks!
  • [00:30:00] Phantom-II Preview
  • [01:20:00] Side bars on side bars
  • [01:34:00] Regionals Advice
  • [02:15:00] Cavemen vs Astronauts (Language Picks Up)

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Nov 14 2017

2hr 23mins

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MP135 - Defenders, Death Dash, and HepTUGon

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We have an extra large episode this week (with a side of beef).  The main focus is Second Edition list building, with a concentration in "broken" or undercosted pilots and upgrades.  With a fresh meta right around the corner it's important to identify and discover what the new staples of each faction might be.  There's a lot to discuss, so set your hyperdrive and let's get going!

  • [00:00:00] Mynock Open
  • [00:16:00] Shout Outs
  • [00:25:00] Second Edition List Building - Empire
  • [01:26:00] Rebels
  • [01:50:00] Scum

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Aug 28 2018

3hr 22mins

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MP117 - X-wing Second Edition is Coming...

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FFG dropped a huge news bomb on us today, X-Wing Second Edition is arriving in September! The Mynocks discuss the major changes and for once the greedy dragon Dee Yun is...excited...happy?! Find out everything to be excited about in this episode!

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May 02 2018

53mins

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MP099 - Is That Even Good? with Guest Joe Desmond

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This is a REGIONAL ROUNDUP episode where the Mynocks go over all of the regionals between 12/6 and 12/17.  They talk about lists that are both mind boggling (thanks Poland) and...maybe wholesome? Thweek continues his strange "domination" and GUNBOATS ARE GOOD...maybe too good...

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Dec 19 2017

2hr 3mins

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S1E20 - Worlds 2019 Decompress

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The Flyboys talk about their experience at Worlds 2019.

Oct 29 2019

2hr 21mins

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MP100 - The Porg Squadron Podcast

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*LAST JEDI SPOILERS*

WE DID IT EVERYONE! EPISODE 100! For this very special episode Ryan, Dee, Dallas, and Shea talk about The Last Jedi.  Is it X-Wing related...no, but this is Episode 100, we can do ANYTHING!  Thank you so much for sticking with us this long.  Love you all. Fly Better! Patreon.Com/MynockPodcast

Dec 26 2017

2hr 25mins

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S2E01 - Alex Farley: The Mux Master

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The Fly Better podcast is committed to bringing you an onslaught of new and exciting guests from around the world! This week we have on Alex Farley, who finished in the Top 4 in Worlds 2019. We find out what his favorite Star Wars movie is, how to fly a Mux swarm, what to do with a random Foreman Proach squad, and the finishing with a little Marvel Crisis Protocol talk!

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Nov 05 2019

1hr 55mins

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S1E19 - Worlds 2019 Top 16 Interviews

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The very best content that we put out every year, here are interviews with every member of the Top 16 from Worlds 2019. This is the one episode you don't want to miss and the very encapsulation of "Fly Better."

Day 2 Lists: https://listfortress.com/tournaments/1193

Top 16 [00:02:00] Jesper Winstrom [00:07:24] David Kelly [00:12:00] Nicholas God-Nilsson [00:17:10] Pierre Buffiere [00:23:20] Justin Gerring [00:28:49] Paul La Rue [00:34:37] Michal Nowak [00:42:30] Duncan Howard

Top 8 [00:58:00] Calen Wong [01:08:20] Paul Olson [01:15:20] Jonathan Kok [01:20:20] Bartosz Wójcicki

Top 4 [01:30:30] Alex Farley [01:38:24] Mitch Raab

Finalist [01:55:30] Dan Taylor

World Champion [02:00:00] Oliver Pocknell

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Oct 22 2019

2hr 13mins

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MP128 - Fenn for Yourself

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The Mynocks avoided the article curse once again! This week Ryan, Dee, and Dallas take an in depth look at the Second Edition Fang Fighter, more specifically Fenn Rau.  Is he the ace to beat once the game launches in September?  Afterwards the crew take on their favorite ships from the Scum Conversion Kit unboxing.

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:17:00] Fang Preview
  • [01:22:00] Mynock Taste Buds (Scum Conversion Kit)

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Jul 10 2018

2hr 22mins

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MP091 - IF YOU WANT TO JAM!

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After a long long Tatooine sized drought of X-Wing news, FFG finally blessed us with the greatest gift of all...something to talk about!  This week the Mynocks discuss the GUNBOAT (airhorns).  However, more importantly, Dallas has an EVEN BETTER update for us!

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:02:30] THE BIGGEST NEWS BOMB DROP EVER
  • [00:11:00] Gunboat Article
  • [01:18:00] Scum Y-Wing Retrospective
  • [01:25:00] Closing Thoughts

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Oct 24 2017

1hr 44mins

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MP114 - Giraffe Better with Guest Jeremy Howard

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The Mynocks bring on two guests this week: Joe Desmond and Canadian National Champion Jeremy Howard.  They discuss the last few huge tournaments of the season and dive in depth about the various flavors of several meta squads.  Also, an old TIE/fo nickname is brought back to life...

[00:03:00] Norton/Massachusetts Regional [00:25:00] Sheffield/United Kingdom Regional [00:41:00] Toronto/Ontario/Canada National [01:13:00] Adepticon System Open [01:25:00] Birmingham System Open

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Apr 10 2018

1hr 52mins

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MP063 - System Open Results and The New Meta

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You may fire up your earbuds when ready! This week we review all of the system open results (yes even ones pre-FAQ) and talk about what lists are relevant to the current meta.  Still trying to figure out a world's squad?  Let this episode help guide you through the murky waters of what lists could be "good" or "viable" for worlds!

  • [00:04:00] System Open Round Up: Mustafar
  • [00:23:00] Kashyyyk
  • [00:36:00] Yavin
  • [00:43:00] Lothal
  • [00:58:00] Endor
  • [01:00:00] Naboo
  • [01:16:00] Tatooine
  • [01:28:00] Hoth
  • [01:43:00] Brazillian Nationals
  • [01:55:00] What is even happening at Star Wars Celebration?

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Apr 11 2017

2hr 8mins

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MP097 - Silencer of the Lambs

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Today we bring on "Tarkin" Tim "Ranker of Men" Hilton to discuss the Top 50 invitational happening in January. Dee gets Top 4 at a regional! Also, the Mynocks try to decide if the Silencer is overhyped, overpriced, or the next big meta staple.  Ryan also has some kind of ridiculous beef with French Canadians for whatever reason (not really).

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:12:00] Top 50 Invitational
  • [00:46:00] Fresno Regional Discussion
  • [01:05:00] TIE Silencer Preview

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Dec 05 2017

2hr 11mins

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MP118 - More Second Edition Talk

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With the final first edition worlds still going on, Dee and Ryan discuss even more X-Wing Second Edition.  This episode the 2.0 Damage Deck is analyzed, more ship cards/upgrades are revealed, and Ryan has some beef!

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May 04 2018

1hr 6mins

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Flight Academy 06: Win Conditions

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We've got a guest training officer this week for Flight Academy, Instructor "The Johnson" Johnson. He's here to talk about Win Conditions, and how not understanding them can lead to losses. 

  • [00:09:00] - What is a win condition
  • [00:15:00] - List Building
  • [00:21:00] - Turn Zero
  • [00:31:00] - The Game
  • [01:15:00] - Keeping an open mind

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Show Notes:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kP6oZgyr1poos0BeFzgo1bHQ-0wXgq9dD0AJoSI1Wfw/edit?usp=sharing

Jun 04 2019

1hr 40mins

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MP056: FULL META ROUND UP

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Ryan, Dee, and Dallas hit Kashyyyk System Open to heartbreaking results. But we got to see a solid overview of the unsettled Wave 10 meta. There is still clearly room for older standbys as well as undiscovered country. However, Paratanni (Manaroo, Asajj Ventress, and Fenn Rau) ruled the day!

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:04:00] Beef!
  • [00:10:25] The Current Meta: Scum
  • [00:42:00] The Current Meta: Empire
  • [01:53:00] Ryan and Texx's Runs
  • [02:27:00] The Current Meta: Rebels
  • [02:50:00] End Notes

Feb 22 2017

2hr 58mins

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S1E2 - Season 2 Points Update

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This week the Flyboys discuss the big Season 2 points changes. Who are the Winners? Who are the Losers? What happened to Rebel Beef and Quad Phantoms? We discuss and argue!

[00:15:00] Rebel [01:00:00] Empire [01:27:00] Scum [01:48:00] Resistance [02:00:00] First Order =/ [02:09:00] Separatists [02:21:00] Republic [02:51:00] Generics

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Season two points available here https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing-second-edition/

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Jun 26 2019

3hr 20mins

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MP149 - First Order and Resistance Have Joined the Fight!

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It's been a very busy month in X-Wing. So busy in fact that we haven't had a chance to discuss the two new factions on the horizon, the Resistance and First Order.  With guest host Stephen Kim visiting again, Dee and Ryan look at what tools the fresh factions have to compete in both the Hyperspace and Extended formats.

[00:00:00] Intros [00:12:00] Resistance Talk [01:40:00] First Order Talk

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Dec 11 2018

2hr 10mins

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Mynock Flight Academy 02: The Dice

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Welcome back to Mynock Flight Academy!

Today our lesson centers around the dice, which have a powerful effect on many facets of the game.  We bring on Andrew Lauritzen, Master of Numbers and creator of the X-Wing Dice Calculator, to discuss how to best make sense of those fickle green and red Octahedrons.

  • [00:02:00] Motivation
  • [00:10:00] Dice Basics
  • [00:15:00] Expected Results
  • [01:15:00] Additional Dice Mechanics
  • [01:35:00] Dice and Post-Game Analysis

This doubles as Mynock Podcast Episode 156.

Show Notes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gAreNwIlRHZr7tuB3wHIG40AZQVHEJKSPOqNRI3J5_Y/edit?usp=sharing

X-Wing Calculatorhttp://xwing.gateofstorms.net/2/multi/

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Feb 05 2019

2hr 6mins

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S2E06 - Paul Heaver: The Returning King

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This week we've got Paul Heaver on the podcast, fresh off of his System Open victory! He talks about how he constructed his Chertek Vulture Swarm and why Discord Missiles are so dangerous. Once Jank Tank rolls around Dee is given maybe the worst Republic Squad ever.

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Dec 10 2019

2hr 18mins

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S2E05 - Zach Bart: Salami Cat Gang Leader

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I'm too mad to write a description. Blame Dee.

Dec 03 2019

1hr 37mins

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S2E04 - Asa Graf: The Prettiest Eyes in X-Wing

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This week Asa Graf, of Back to Dials Fame, joins the Flyboys to talk about the major System Open Changes, CIS strategies, terrible Imperial Squads, and more!

Nov 26 2019

2hr 29mins

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S2E03 - Oliver Pocknell: World Champion

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This week the Flyboys bring on Oli Pocknell, your 2019 World Champion! He discusses his pursuits build a larger community and spread X-Wing's popularity. Make sure you stick around after the outro music to hear Mandalorian discussion!

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Nov 19 2019

2hr 55mins

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S2E02 - Marcelo and Nino: XTC Champions

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The week we have a very special pair of guest all the way from Spain. Marcelo Soto and "Nino" Veiga were both member of Team Spain, who went on to win XTC, the largest team event in the world. They talk about their strategies, try to fix some jank, and give the flyboys a debate over two enemy animals.

[00:00:00] Intro Questions [00:18:00] XTC Talk [00:40:00] Jank Tank [01:00:00] Spanish Nationals

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Marcelo's Jank Squad Nino's Jank Squad Dee's Jank Squad

Nov 12 2019

1hr 59mins

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S2E01 - Alex Farley: The Mux Master

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The Fly Better podcast is committed to bringing you an onslaught of new and exciting guests from around the world! This week we have on Alex Farley, who finished in the Top 4 in Worlds 2019. We find out what his favorite Star Wars movie is, how to fly a Mux swarm, what to do with a random Foreman Proach squad, and the finishing with a little Marvel Crisis Protocol talk!

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Nov 05 2019

1hr 55mins

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S1E20 - Worlds 2019 Decompress

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The Flyboys talk about their experience at Worlds 2019.

Oct 29 2019

2hr 21mins

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S1E19 - Worlds 2019 Top 16 Interviews

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The very best content that we put out every year, here are interviews with every member of the Top 16 from Worlds 2019. This is the one episode you don't want to miss and the very encapsulation of "Fly Better."

Day 2 Lists: https://listfortress.com/tournaments/1193

Top 16 [00:02:00] Jesper Winstrom [00:07:24] David Kelly [00:12:00] Nicholas God-Nilsson [00:17:10] Pierre Buffiere [00:23:20] Justin Gerring [00:28:49] Paul La Rue [00:34:37] Michal Nowak [00:42:30] Duncan Howard

Top 8 [00:58:00] Calen Wong [01:08:20] Paul Olson [01:15:20] Jonathan Kok [01:20:20] Bartosz Wójcicki

Top 4 [01:30:30] Alex Farley [01:38:24] Mitch Raab

Finalist [01:55:30] Dan Taylor

World Champion [02:00:00] Oliver Pocknell

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Oct 22 2019

2hr 13mins

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S1E18 - Deelightful Conversation

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With Dee returning, the Flyboys take this final week before worlds to breakdown recent Grand Championship and Hyperspace results. No timestamps this week as it's all recap. With special guest Daniel Lim!

Oct 14 2019

1hr 53mins

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S1E17 - The Other Factions

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With the 2019 World Championships only a couple weeks away, the Flyboys breakdown the First Order, Resistance, Republic, and Separatists! The top contenders of each faction are discussed as well as a few fringe options. Helpful tournaments tips are sprinkled throughout as well.

  • [00:05:00] First Order
  • [00:35:00] Resistance
  • [00:57:00] Republic
  • [01:22:00] CIS

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Oct 08 2019

1hr 53mins

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S1E16 - The Numbers in Action

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This week the Flyboys begin worlds prep by breaking down the original three factions. What toys do they have available to them? How can you fight back against the Nantex menace? What are the top faction archetypes and how are they vulnerable? All that and more is dissected and discussed!

  • [00:07:00] Rebel Faction Breakdown
  • [00:37:00] Empire Faction Breakdown
  • [01:10:00] Scum Faction Breakdown

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Oct 01 2019

2hr 8mins

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S1E15 - The D Team

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With worlds fast approaching guests Raithos and Mitch Hurst join the podcast to talk about the new Rules Reference update, as well as their impressions of the Meta moving forward.

[00:00:00] Intros [00:06:00] Rules Reference [00:50:00] Worlds Meta Talk

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Sep 24 2019

1hr 39mins

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S1E14 - Strut Your Stuff

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This week the Flyboys bring on Tom Harper, of Imperial Propaganda fame to talk about the Oceanic Team Championships! After enthralling tales from the land down under the group analyzes the points for the new Wave V ships!

[00:00:00] Intros [00:05:00] Oceanic Team Championships [00:49:00] Wave V Points Breakdown

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Sep 17 2019

2hr 37mins

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S1E13 - Wave IV Closure

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As X-Wing fans eagerly await their fresh new Nantex and Republic Y-Wings, the Flyboys take a little look back at the Wave IV meta. With plenty of data to crunch (courtesy of Pink Brain Matter), Ryan and Dee look at the current state of the game. This includes a major Hyperspace Faction breakdown to benefit all those still hoping to do well at their local Trials.

[00:00:00] Intros [00:08:00] Prize Support [00:28:00] Wave IV Summary/ Hyperspace Talk

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Sep 10 2019

1hr 59mins

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S1E12 - Quack Shot with Akhter Khan and David Kelley

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The first ever Australian System Open and the first US Grand Championship took place this past weekend and the Flyboys are here to break them down! The Aus System Open Runner up Akhter Khan and Nova Champion David Kelley join us to look at the Top 8 squads from each event and what it means for the Meta moving forward. Then the groups talks about how to get over tough losses.

[00:00:00] Intros [00:05:00] Australian System Open [01:20:00] Nova Grand Championship [02:15:00] Getting over "it"

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Sep 03 2019

3hr 4mins

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S1E11 - Shun the Non-Deelievers

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Dee has returned as one of the BEST members of team USA! He recounts his various matchups, best moments, worst moments, and a few other surprises. Then the Flyboys breakdown the Top 8 lists of the European Continental Championship, German Nationals, and Canadian Nationals.

[00:00:00] Intros [00:02:00] ETC [01:00:00] European Continental Championship [01:45:00] German Nationals [02:18:00] Canadian Nationals

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Aug 28 2019

2hr 46mins

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S1E10 - Stupid Sexy Interceptor

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This week the pirate captain himself, Richard White (otherwise known as Kelvan Tiberius) joins us! Dee talks a bit more about his experience in Buenos Aires, a few surprising Hyperspace Trials results are discussed, and the Fireball + Vonreg's TIE are previewed!

[00:00:00] Intros [00:05:00] Buenos Aires Open [00:22:00] Hyperspace Trails [00:54:00] Wave VI [01:15:00] Ricky Time!

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Aug 20 2019

1hr 46mins

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S1E9 - The Knights of Wray

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With Dee still traveling back from Buenos Aries, Ryan brings on a few of the top players from Gencon: Mark Grawburg, Matthew Cary, Ryan Staniszewski, and the North Continental King himself Carson Wray. Topics up for discussion include:

-Subverted Gencon Expectations -TIE Advanced Prototypes -Regen Mechanics -Upcoming Obstacles Packs

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Aug 13 2019

1hr 33mins

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S1E8 - HighWray to the Danger Zone

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If you're looking for Gencon analysis you've come to the right place. Ryan, Dee, and Dallas take a look at the Top 14 lists from the North American Continental Championships and discuss some reasons why they worked, and if their success can be duplicated.

  • [00:00:00] Intros/Shout-Outs
  • [00:10:00] GenCon Results
  • [01:57:00] San Diego Hyperspace Trial

Congrats to our new Continental Champion, Carson Wray!

Aug 06 2019

2hr 18mins

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S1E7 - Heaver's Lit Beacons

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3 Time World Champion Paul Heaver joins the podcast today to send a call out for NOVA judges! Then, as Gencon draws near, the Flyboys take a look at what sets each faction apart.  Ryan tries to give some practice tips, and Dee ponders the viablility of double Decimator. 

[00:00:00] Intros[00:03:00] Paul’s Call for Aid[00:12:00] Gencon Prep[01:28:00] Tournament Talk[01:52:00] Floor Rulezzzz

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Jul 30 2019

2hr 16mins

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