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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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Insightful

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Long time listener, great insight on the game.

Great show

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Great show. Always a good listen.

iTunes Ratings

71 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
6
8
1
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!

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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)

Fly Better! 

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Nov 14 2017

2hr 23mins

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Rank #4: MP104 - Double Deuces

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An exhausted Ryan and Dee discuss their various successes over the weekend and give a rough overview of the current meta.  Expect a more competent episode next week.

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:12:00] Krayt Cup III Overview
  • [00:42:00] Glendale AZ System Open

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Jan 30 2018

1hr 48mins

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Rank #5: MP102 - Defective Plating

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This week we've got Travis Foss joining us as we discuss another slew of regional results.  Among topics discussed are: Nymranda's dominance, Imperial Alpha's viability, and the simple two step plan to save X-Wing!

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:09:00] Grosseto Italy
  • [00:23:00] Cardiff Wales
  • [01:12:00] Gdynia Poland
  • [01:22:00] Salt Lake City Utah
  • [01:30:00] Calgary Canada

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Jan 16 2018

2hr 9mins

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: Mynock Flight Academy 01: The Templates

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Welcome to Mynock Flight Academy!

What is Flight Academy? Flight Academy is a monthly “back to basics” episode to help both fresh new recruits and grizzled veterans alike.  For our newer players, Flight Academy acts as a foundational building block to learn the important fundamentals of X-Wing. For our more seasoned pros, think of this as a refresher course of various elements you may have forgotten, or skipped over in your own self-education of the game.

To make it easier to listen to past episodes, we’ll be giving these episodes their own number. It’s our intent that a year from now, new players will be able to listen to just these 12 episodes and feel that they have a good primer into how to elevate their game.  The advice you’ll gain in these sessions should transcend metas and be useful regardless of what the current “powerhouse” is.

Today, we overview the templates and maneuvers, which are the most fundamental element of X-Wing.

  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:10:00] Maneuvers Overview
  • [00:33:00] Straights and other Basics
  • [01:24:00] Banks
  • [01:48:00] Turns
  • [02:03:00] Advanced Maneuvers

This doubles as Mynock Podcast Episode 151.

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

Jan 01 2019

2hr 43mins

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Rank #8: MP108 - The Annual Worlds Saltfest

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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

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Feb 27 2018

2hr 23mins

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: MP121 - Tough Choices

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Last week FFG decided to unveil a huge amount of content in the upcoming 2nd Edition conversion kits; so this week we are taking a look at both the Rebel and Imperial factions.  We go ship by ship and discuss the chassis, dial, and action changes.  Are we still happy with everything 2nd Edition?

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:06:00] Rageionals
  • [00:15:00] Rebel Conversion Kit
  • [01:30:00] Imperial Conversion Kit

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May 22 2018

2hr 53mins

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: MP131 - Pointing Things Out

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Oh, I'm afraid the point values will be quite operational when your friends arrive.  FFG decided to give us the point values to everything in Second Edition, leaving our heads are spinning from the massive influx of information.  In order to make sense of it all, Dee explains what a baseline is, and why it's important when analyzing these new point values. Ryan then lets the community chime in on what their first impressions of those same costs are.

  • [00:00:00] Opening Notes
  • [00:18:00] Points Primer
  • [01:40:00] Community Thoughts
  • [02:25:00] Closing Notes

Useful Links:Temporary Squad Builder courtesy of Reddit User u/IronicMolluskhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m5z-s1PUH5eMF-h9yI5km7lVJDP_scaFh40YcIB3P0g/htmlview

1.0 versus 2.0 Cost Comparisons https://spaceowlsxwing.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-comparison-of-10-and-20-first-release.html?m=1 Mynock Open Housing Help https://www.facebook.com/groups/MynockOpenHousing/ Mynock Open Registration https://www.mynocksquadron.com/product-page/mynock-open-registration

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Jul 31 2018

2hr 25mins

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: MP159 - Imperial Faction Breakdown: Try the Swarm

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Welcome to another Mynock Faction Breakdown! This week special guest Travis "The Johnson" Johnson joins us to discuss what the Empire can do to stay relevant in both the Extended and Hyperspace Metas.  Is Vader an "Ace"? Should you be considering Gunboats? Is the TIE Swarm an A-Tier squad? All that and more this week!

  • [00:00:00] Intros
  • [00:04:00] Faction Breakdown: Empire Extended
  • [01:02:00] Faction Breakdown: Empire Hyperspace
  • [01:49:00] Dee's Toronto Experience with a special guest.

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Feb 26 2019

2hr 22mins

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