S2E02 - Marcelo and Nino: XTC Champions
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 Fly Better! Marcelo's Jank Squad Nino's Jank Squad Dee's Jank Squad
12 Nov 2019
S2E10 - XY Lim: New Points Powerhouse
ALERT! ALERT! NEW POINTS CHANGES HAVE ARRIVED! This week we are joined by the Singapore Grand Champion, XY Lim to help us dissect these major changes. Are 5 X-Wings too good? Is First Order overhyped? What happened to Soontir?! All this an more answered! [00:06:30] Questions for XY [00:14:00] Rules Reference Changes [00:35:00] Points and Hyperspace Changes! Follow along with this Points Update Document made by Paul Fuller! FLY BETTER!
14 Jan 2020
S2E46 - Drew Brody and Concord Dawn
This week Concord Dawn top 4 participant Drew Brody comes on to talk about a new bug killer, WOOKIES! [00:00:00] Interview Questions [00:30:00] Wookies > Geonosians? [01:00:00] Concord Dawn Top 16 [02:00:00] Coppa Starfighters Italia Top 8 Fly Better!
22 Sep 2020
MP108 - The Annual Worlds Saltfest
Did you get a ticket to worlds this year? If you did congratulations! If not, then you are in a large group of X-Wing players that are feeling rather salty. Guest Tyler Tippett joins us as we discuss the kerfuffle and why everyone is so unhappy at FFG. We then analyze some more regional and System Open results as the meta continues to stabilize. [00:00:00] Intros [00:05:00] Worlds Registration Kerfuffle [00:48:00] Regional/System Open Roundup! [02:08:00] Meta Roundtable/Closing Notes Fly Better! Patreon.com/mynockpodcast
27 Feb 2018
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MP137 - The Rules Robot
Happy Second Edition Week everyone! With 2.0 nearly here, we bring on the master of rulings, Chris "Chico" Brown, as a guest. He's known for creating the best Tournament Organizing software available, Cryodex, as well as being a phenomenal judge. Chico walks us through some of the tougher rules that all players, both new and old, will have to deal with in X-Wing's new iteration. [00:00:00] Intros/Shout-Outs [00:26:00] Rules Talk Fly Better!
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MP139 - eFettciency
We have our first Second Edition tournament results! With Boba Fett wreaking havoc across game tables, the Mynocks analyze just how good he really is as well as his current optimal loadouts. Following that Dee leads a discussion on all three factions' various ways to field 5 Three-Attack dice ships and the pros and cons of each. [00:00:00] Intros and Shout Outs [00:12:30] First Swath of 2.0 Tournament Results [01:08:00] Efficiency Fly Better!
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MP009 - Flying Casual with Doug Kinney
Alderaan may not be back, but we are! Today we have an amazing guest joining us, the first ever X-Wing World Champion Doug Kinney! He's here to talk about Flying Casual and other important stuff. Check the rundown! [00:00:00] Interview with World Champion Doug Kinney [00:17:50] Campaign Against Cancer April 9th! [00:27:00] Tournament Updates! [00:30:18] Cards and Trays by Doug [00:45:20] Flying Casual and Better [01:08:00] Revisiting Balance. [01:12:40] The most lore friendly ships/cards [01:26:00] Ship spotlight, the Scumterceptor [01:38:00] Card Spotlight and Rookie Tips [01:59:00] Art of X-Wing: Squad Building [02:37:00] Final Words/ Shout-outs Check out Doug's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ankenyconstructiontoys/ FLY BETTER!
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S2E48 - Crait Roundup With Some Scrub
This week we bring on a Top 4 participant of the Crait Galactic Qualifier. He's pretty okay at the game, but seems to have trouble winning. [00:00:00] Intros [00:15:00] Bossk is Back? [00:40:00] Crait Top 32 List Discussion Fly Better
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Warning: Strong Language Used in This Episode We bring on a very important guest this week...Coach Aaron Krull! He's here to gives us the truth about Second Edition from the perspective of a game store owner. Are 7 factions really a necessity? Also we talk in depth about the pros and cons of FFG's new squad builder. [00:00:00] Intros [00:07:00] Gold Squadron Classic Plug DONT SKIP [00:17:00] Second Edition is HERE! [00:29:00] The App [01:17:00] Extended vs Second Edition [01:35:00] Rules Talk with Dee Fly Better!
18 Sep 2018
MP016 - TIE Defender 101 w/ Guest Biophysical
Have you ever dreamed of flying in one of the most elite ships in the entire Imperial Fleet? Do you want to K-Turn and still take actions? Do you want to fire an ion cannon THEN fire your primary? Do you want a FREE evade token for moving quickly through a dogfight? Well then recruit, the TIE Defender might be for you! This week Ryan and Dee interview possibly the greatest Defender Pilot in the history of X-Wing...the legendary Biophysical. Yes this is the guy who was WINNING by running just Rexlar Brath and Colonel Vessary...pre Defender fix! So paint on some blood stripes and buckle up, it's going to be one heck of a ride. FLY BETTER! Bell of Lost Souls Facebook Group Direman.com
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S2E44 - Sami-Petteri Ulvinen: Swipe Right to Gorgol
This week we bring on guest Sami-Petteri Ulvinen to talk about his excellent Dathomir Top 8 Imperial squad. Then the entire Top 32 is broken down with additional guest Scott Collins!
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S2E09 - Nam-My Le: CommentaCzar
This week we bring on one of X-Wing's top commentator's Nam-My Le! He walks us through what makes good commentary and how we as a community have grown as casters. He then takes on Dee in a First Order vs Republic Jank Tank! Rules to Fly Better LVO Side Event https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qaz8T8OcxFVk_2Qu__g1Wpbqw3-JOryk8zXpP-rfovk/edit?usp=sharing
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S1E20 - Worlds 2019 Decompress
The Flyboys talk about their experience at Worlds 2019.
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MP063 - System Open Results and The New Meta
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? Fly Better!
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S2E03 - Oliver Pocknell: World Champion
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! Fly Better! Oli's Worlds Battle Reports: Mandalorian Mayhem Charity for Second Life:
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MP135 - Defenders, Death Dash, and HepTUGon
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 Register for the Mynock Open at MynockSquadron.Com Fly Better!
28 Aug 2018
S2E45 - HMP, LAAT, and Xi Previews
Hold onto your flight sticks because this week we take a look at the preview articles for the September 2020 releases of X-Wing! Can you sideslip your way to victory with the CIS HMP Gunship? Is the LAAT the support ship the Republic has been looking for? Can the Xi shuttle breath new life into the First Order? Find out!
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MP056: FULL META ROUND UP
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
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S2E04 - Asa Graf: The Prettiest Eyes in X-Wing
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!
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