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Episode 27.5: X-Wing 2.0 Discussion!

FFG’s Hyperspace Report dropped some HUGE X-Wing news bombs on us. Our favorite game is changing, and we are so excited! Tune in as we give you the facts, then weigh the pros and cons. Links:  Official Announcement: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/5/1/x-wing-second-edition/ Team Covenant article and videos: https://teamcovenant.com/learning/star-wars-x-wing/everything-need-know-x-wing-second-edition-x2-reboot 2nd Ed. FAQ and full page:  https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/x-wing-second-edition/ Back to Dials Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups.backtodials

1hr 2mins

2 May 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 41: Second Edition, First Impressions Panel

Since we are ravenous, impatient nerds we have gotten our grubby hands on Second Edition somewhat early! As such, we are joined by a panel of locals who have also started 2e to talk about our first impressions, and comment on Organized Play, Balance and rules in the new game of X-Wing! Thank you to everyone who submitted questions and comments! Timestamps:  00:00:00 – Intro 00:02:00 – “Feel of the Game” 00:37:56 – Quick Rules Questions 00:41:12 – Organized Play discussion 01:07:12 – Balance Discussion Join the Back to Dials Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/backtodials Contact the podcast at feedback@backtodials.com

1hr 58mins

18 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 11: “Eureka!” How to Practice Smarter X-Wing

The good ol’ BTD Boyos go from off-meta list discussion into talking about moments that clicked, and how you can practice X-Wing in a smarter way to elevate your play! On this Episode of Back to Dials:  Pivot, pivot, pivot The Men at Work Practice smarter, not harder Contact BTD at feedback@backtodials.com Check out the Walker Classic at www.backtodials.com/walkerclassic

43mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #3

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Season 2 Episode 8: Can You Build It? Yes You Can!

Aimed more at newer players, how do you go about building a list? What makes a good list? What are synergies and how do they make a list jive?

36mins

2 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 30: Worlds 2018 and 2.0 with Paul Heaver!

This week, we are joined by the venerable and unmatched Paul Heaver, three-time World Champion and 2018 US National Champion, and 2017 Hoth Open winner, 2018 Worlds top 8 finisher, and… the list goes on and on, and on and on. Point is, this man is the real deal and he is here to talk to us scrubs about World Championships 2018 and moving forward onto September and X-Wing 2.0! On this Episode of Back to Dials:  Paul Heaver’s 100% Auzituck run. Brobots are excellent, in the right hands. Let 1.0 die, kill it if you have to. Please, actually, kill it. What we are all looking forward to in 2.0! Contact the Back to Dials podcast at feedback@backtodials.com Visit www.backtodials.com for more articles and information! Join the Back to Dials Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/backtodials

1hr 1min

19 May 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 20: Enjoy the Silence(r)

The TIE Silencer, the vanguard of the First Order, is coming out very soon – and so we have to talk about what it brings to the table! If we don’t just keep talking about the Star Wing instead… On this episode of Back to Dials:  Gunboat Hypisode Part 2 Tie Silencer: What’s good, what’s not? Conclusion to the Emperor’s Nu Groove Contest! Contact the Back to Dials Podcast at feedback@backtodials.com.

47mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #6

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Season 3, Episode 1: The (Podcasting) Empire Sparks Back!

Yeah, there’s too much going on in the title there. That’s on me. but TYSON IS BACK and we are moving on to an all new season of Back to Dials! He joins us for good this time, and we are kicking off with a primer on what’s new about X-Wing Second Edition! On this Episode of Back to Dials:  All new, all better: What you need to know about Second Edition Destiny 2: The hot new videogame that everyone and their momma’s playing What’s coming in Season 3 of Back to Dials! P.S.: Really, if you play Destiny 2 on PC, come join us! Contact the podcast at feedback@backtodials.com Join the facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/backtodials Join the Back to Dials Discord channel at https://discord.gg/8ATbZxv Support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/backtodials

1hr 4mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 39: Get your Rules on with Samwise Shepic!

Once again, we find ourselves releasing on Sunday, because on Saturday we were, you know… playing X-Wing! Join us and special guest Samwise Shepic for our discussion of the recently posted Second Edition Rules Reference Guide, and I promise, minimal rants about the Mining Guild TIE. On this episode of Back to Dials:  Get your rules on with Samwise Shepic Adam schools us on barrel rolls Asa gets a little unhinged Contact the podcast at feedback@backtodials.com Join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/backtodials

1hr

5 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 35: Why are You Bad at X-Wing? Round Table Discussion!

10,000 hours. That’s what it takes to be perfect at anything, and as we work toward inevitably reaching that 10k goal, let’s self-reflect and make ourselves and each other better at X-Wing in preparation for Store Championships! On this episode of Back to Dials:  Heartfelt, genuine conversation about why Asa and Adam suck at X-Wing Practice, outhink, and make a plan Join the discussion on the Back to Dials Facebook group Contact the podcast at feedback@backtodials.com

43mins

24 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 38: Stay On Topic....

Okay, okay, I’ll just put this out there: For the real X-Wing content, start at 34:00! Nothing about this episode is orthodox, but that can be a good thing. Throwing shade, talking with hosts of other podcasts, making deals with the Devil himself… and of course X-Wing! This episode has it all! On this Episode of Back to Dials:  Asa makes a Faustian bargain Gordon “Derailler” Berg makes his debut appearance on his new podcast Adam confirms that #VermeilIsForReal Contact the podcast at feedback@backtodials.com Join the discussion at www.facebook.com/groups/backtodials

1hr 46mins

21 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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Episode 15: FAQ 4.4: Yuuuge changes!

The Back to Dials Emergency Podcast Coalition Presents: Sunny Bounder Presents: FAQ 4.4 discussion! Samwise Shepic joins us in the studio to go over the brand new X-Wing FAQ and why it is such a meta-altering event. Back to Dials: First in X-Wing news, when we were already planning on recording! FAQ can be found here: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/10/25/new-squadron-formations/ Contact BTD at feedback@backtodials.com

50mins

26 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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Season 2 Episode 10: The Walker Classic with Jon Conley!

On this episode of the Back to Dials X-Wing Podcast: There is an upset in the order of things Asa is a dirty Liar The Walker Classic comes to Colorado! What is the Walker Classic? A fun, friendly and well-supported tournament coming to Colorado in November! Hear us talk about what it’s like to organize events, what will be there, and how Asa is now the inferior podcast host! Find out more about the Walker Classic here: www.backtodials.com/walkerclassic Contact us at feedback@backtodials.com

35mins

16 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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Episode 43: Targeting Priority

There’s a whole ton of ships lined up against you, but which one do you shoot? Find out today as Jon Conley comes back in our Pilot’s Conversion Kit to teach us all how to properly select your targets to bring you to victory! On this episode of Back to Dials:  Adam is very good at X-Wing Jon’s a very good X-Wing teacher Asa’s just kind of there Watch the List Head to Head video here: https://youtu.be/FX2Q5VCMeSw Join the Back to Dials Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/backtodials Join the Walker Classic: www.backtodials.com/walkerclassic Send feedback and comments to feedback@backtodials.com

45mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 24: The Bomb Diggity

Along with special guest Sam Lupica, the boys go over: Valentines? Sam’s list for Denver Regionals Wave 14 Preview Contact the Back to Dials Podcast at feedback@backtodials.com

51mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 17: Regionals and Hidden Gems of X-Wing

Calm, serene, peaceful, the beaches of Scarif, before the Rebels showed up. Man, they really had no chill. But here on the Back to Dials Podcast, we are chiller than a Wampa’s cave. On this Episode of Back to Dials:  Just be cool, okay? Regionals: When, where, and why The Hidden Gems of X-Wing, Part 1 Regionals locations: https://drafts.fantasyflightgames.com/en/op/events/2017-regional-championships/x-wing/ Contact the Back to Dials Podcast at feedback@backtodials.com

40mins

4 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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Episode 37: Store Champs Part 1 and the TIE Reaper!

Oops, my bad, I’ve been too busy playing in Store Championships to release our episode about them! So enjoy a belated look at the Colorado Store Championship season, and our discussion on the weirdest X-Wing ship to date: the TIE Reaper! On this episode of Back to Dials:  Your first introduction to Crack Dealers Asa starts a trend Adam and Poe Dameron face their biggest fear, but they do it together, so that’s heartwarming I guess Contact the podcast at feedback@backtodials.com Join the Facebook group! www.facebook.com/groups.backtodials

1hr

18 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 19: New Zealand Nationals with Paul Johnson!

Strap in, folks, there’s some REAL CONTENT coming your way! Twin Nationals winner Paul Johnson (Aussie and New Zealand) joins us to talk about his list, Thweek, the Jumpmaster and what to expect in the new meta. We also look ahead to Wave 12  to see what we can expect in the fast-approaching Regionals season! On this episode of Back to Dials:  We are joined by an honest-to-god good X-Wing player! Thweek: What does he do well? What does he not do well? Will he define or react to the meta? Where is the Jumpmaster now, and what roles can it fill? Just how in the hell do you win TWO Nationals? Nerf Pauls! Tune in to Back to Dials to find out! Contact the podcast at feedback@backtodials.com

1hr

18 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 22: Return of the FAQening

FFG dropped a new FAQ with a few small but important changes. Somehow we still end up talking about gunboats… On this episode of Back to Dials: Changes from the new FAQ Denver Regionals results Wooden house??? Contact the Back to Dials podcast at feedback@backtodials.com

39mins

27 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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Episode 28: X-Wing Wave 14 Preview!

So, uh… yeah. With the announcement of 2.0 literally hours after we recorded this episode, it seems a little moot – but, since the Reaper and Saw’s Renegades will have 2.0 content, and it seems like the cards in the Renegades box somewhat model what 2.0 X-Wings will be it’s still relevant! I promise! I hope… On this episode of Back to Dials:  An unfortunate timing whoopsie Optimizing Optimized Prototype X-Wings are super cool again! Contact the Back to Dials Podcast: feedback@backtodials.com Join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/backtodials

1hr 2mins

5 May 2018

Rank #19

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Tournament Recap: The Walker Classic

Welcome back! Today, releasing on Back to Dials Time, is a Tournament Recap encompassing the experiences of planning, running and streaming the Walker Classic 2017! Jon Conley joins us for this one and if you are interested in any aspect of running an X-Wing tournament, this show is for you! Apologies to Broken Egg Games! We made a correction to the sponsor in the episode.

57mins

11 Jan 2018

Rank #20