Episodes

  • Episode 241 - Hanging with Hexiled

    This week the cast are joined by special guest Scott from Hexiled Gaming! We've wanted to have Scott on the show for a long time having played in his events and on his stream during lock down and of course watching is daily live streamed games on Twitch!

    We chat to Scott about how he got in to streaming, how Season 6 of the Kyber Cup is going and we round out the show with some chat about the new Galactic Republic Z-95's spoiled by AMG!

    You can find Hexiled Gaming on Twitch 1600-2100 UTC most days here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/hexiledgaming

    Find lists, results and standings from Season 6 of the Kyber Cup here:
    https://tabletop.to/kyber-cup-season-6-tournament

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and special guest Scott from Hexiled Gaming
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 09/05/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - BIG SHAQ - MANS NOT HOT (MUSIC VIDEO)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 240 - May in Rouge

    Happy May the 4th everyone!

    Bumper 1 hour for you today! Tim talks about his trip to Harlequins Preston for their first 2.5 event, we then cover the top lists at last weekend's Australian Grand Champs, followed by some Kyber Cup chat and then round out the show talking about the teasers from AMG for the Rogue-class Starfighter Expansion!

    Find lists, results and standings from the Australian Grand champs here:
    https://tabletop.to/grand-champion-at-comic-plus

    You can find the Sith Taker League 2.5 here:
    tabletop.to/sith-takers-leauge-25-tye-sorting-age

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and Tim
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 02/05/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink - Lady Marmalade (Official Music Video)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

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  • Episode 239 - Bastion Gaming

    This week the cast chat briefly about last Saturday's event at Bastion Gaming! We then move on to the upcoming Z-95 Release and expected/rumoured points update.

    Find lists, results and standings from the event here:
    https://tabletop.to/bastions-first-x-wing-event

    You can find the Sith Taker League 2.5 here:
    tabletop.to/sith-takers-leauge-25-tye-sorting-age

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and Tim
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 25/04/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - David Bowie - Starman (2012 Remaster)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 238 - April in Brum

    This week the cast chat about last Saturday's event at Board in Brum! We cover our lists and some games, we chat about the top lists plus Rich has some thoughts from the data (round played, average number of lists etc...)

    Find lists, results and standings from the event here:
    https://tabletop.to/board-in-brum-xwing-april-2022

    You can find the Sith Taker League 2.5 here:
    tabletop.to/sith-takers-leauge-25-tye-sorting-age

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and Tim
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 11/04/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Beck - Loser (Official Music Video)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 237 - Adepticon 2022 Part 2

    This week Ben and Rich are joined by Cormac Higgins, Top 16 player from the X-Wing 2022 World Open Qualifier hosted by Gold Squadron held at Adepticon, Chicago!

    We talk to Cormac this time about his list, his games, the whole experience and lessons learnt about 2.5. We also chat about time keeping, why are Rebels and Republic appearing stronger/more popular and also touch on the Australian Grand Champs!

    Find lists, results and standings from the Worlds Qualifier here:
    https://tabletop.to/Star-Wars-X-Wing-2022-World-Open-Qualifier-at-Adepticon

    You can find the Sith Taker League 2.5 here:
    https://tabletop.to/sith-takers-leauge-25-tye-sorting-age

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and special guest Cormac Higgins (and brief cameo from Dale Cromwell again!)
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 04/04/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better (1993) (Official Video)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 236 - Adepticon 2022 Part 1

    This week Ben, Rich and Liam are joined by Dale Cromwell, fresh off the plane back from Chicago and the first X-Wing 2022 World Open Qualifier hosted by Gold Squadron held at Adepticon!

    We talk to Dale about his list, his games, the whole experience and lessons learnt about 2.5. We also chat over some of the top lists and our thoughts on the Final.

    Come back next week to hear Part 2 when we're joined by Top 16 finisher Cormac Higgins!

    Find lists, results and standings from the Worlds Qualifier here:
    https://tabletop.to/Star-Wars-X-Wing-2022-World-Open-Qualifier-at-Adepticon

    You can find the Sith Taker League 2.5 here:
    https://tabletop.to/sith-takers-leauge-25-tye-sorting-age

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and special guest Dale Cromwell
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 28/03/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Numb [Official Music Video] - Linkin Park
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 235 - Excelsior!

    This week Rich, Ben and Liam are joined by Richard Greenaway to talk about his experiences running one of the first 2.5 Tournaments in the UK, at his local store - Excelsior! Comics in Bristol.

    Richard shares some useful tips and observations that may help you and your local group running events with the new rules, plus we chat about what sort of lists he saw and what did well! We also chat about Richard's experiences bringing his son's into organised play events!

    You can find all the updated Rules, points and scenarios on AMG's website
    www.atomicmassgames.com/xwing-documents

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and special guest Richard Greenaway
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 21/03/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Tiger Drive - Here We Come (Audio)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 234 - 21 days later

    So with the updated Rules, List Building and Scenarios released by AMG around 3 weeks ago how have the cast found it all now they've been able to get a fair few games under their belts!

    We chat about what we've been flying and how we've found list building, and some lessons learned from the scenarios.

    You can find all the updated Rules, points and scenarios on AMG's website
    www.atomicmassgames.com/xwing-documents

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and Tim
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 14/03/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Evanescence - Bring Me To Life (Official Music Video)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 233 - X-wing Satellite Defense

    Scramble your Satellites and grab your cache's - Rich, Ben, and Tim return for the second show this week! With a little over half a dozen games under their belts each, both in person and online, we talk more about Scenario play, list building and are we actually enjoying the new game?

    We talk through the basics from set up/turn 0, actions and scoring and a little from our experience on how we'd maybe play the games again, change lists or what to prioritise!

    We also talk about the Adepticon World's qualifier and how AMG OP may be shaping up and how some of these changes may affect competitive play and players.

    Have you played the scenarios? What were your favourites or did you not like one (or more) in particular? And if so why?

    You can find all the updated Rules, points and scenarios on AMG's website
    https://www.atomicmassgames.com/xwing-documents

    Cast - Rich, Ben and Tim
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 03/03/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Eagle-Eye Cherry - Are You Still Having Fun? (Official Music Video)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 232 - The Future Is Now

    Rich, Ben, Liam and Tim get together to discuss the release of 2.5 Rules by AMG! It's a fairly big topic so we're going to have two shows go out this week.

    Today we're talking about rules changes, list building and a brief touch on scenarios as we're all going to be heading down to Element Games for Games night and thrashing out the different scenarios with a selection of different lists.

    We can then report back for the second show about what we actual found after playing some more games! What we liked, what we didn't and what we found that may change how we build lists or play the game!

    You can find all the updated Rules, points and scenarios on AMG's website
    https://www.atomicmassgames.com/xwing-documents

    Cast - Rich, Ben, Liam and Tim
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 28/02/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Triple H - The Game (Entrance Theme) feat. Motörhead
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 231 - Upton Funk

    This week Ben and Liam are joined by Sith Taker Open side event topper Michael Upton to talk about New spoilers from the Razorcrest release, the ROAD side event at STO and a new project he's part of, Vector Squadron Creative, who are bringing alt arts to a table near you soon!

    You can find more about Vector Squadron Creative on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/VectorSquadronCreative

    Cast - Ben, Liam and Michael Upton
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 21/02/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 230 - Sith Taker Open 2022

    It's a busy session all about the 2022 Sith Taker Open! Rich, Ben, Liam and Tim are joined by the Event Champion Matija Mandurov!!

    We chat to Matija, Ben and Liam about their games, for Matija and Liam it was their run into Top cut but for Ben we talk about the day 2 ROAD side event. 116 players started Swiss for the main event and the side event had around 80 players!

    Rich and Tim chat about the event admin and organisation and of course all the many thankyou's we have to those who supported the event, worked at the event and of course all the players for being awesome!

    You can find both event on Tabletop TO

    Main Event (6 rounds of Swiss & Top 32)
    https://tabletop.to/sith-taker-open-2022

    Day 2 side event
    https://tabletop.to/sto-2022-road-day-2-side-event

    Cast - Ben, Rich, Liam, Tim and Matija Mandurov
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 07/02/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - John Williams - March of the Resistance (Audio Only)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 229 - Paying the Beskar Price

    Rich is joined by Ben, Liam and special guest Louis Leong for a bumper yet concise episode on Organised Play!

    First up we talk about Louis' Mandalorian inspired Organised Play kits he's created to help Tournament Organisers and Store Owners with a one-stop-kit for events whilst we await the return of official OP kits! Beskar ingot charge tokens, coins and alt-art cards! It all looks cool and we have some bits to give away this weekend!

    We also talk more about the Sith Taker Open happening this weekend! 130 players are still singed up so it's looking to be a cracker. Live coverage on Twitch via Firecast Focus, Alex's fund raising raffle, Cog'o'two in attendance, bounties, side event... and more!

    And then we round out the show with a little run down of the Las Vegas Open event run by the Fly Better Podcast and the Pokemon themed escalation event being run by Team Jawa!!

    Last chance to get tickets for Alex's fund raiser for Phoebe
    Https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fund-raising-star-war-x-wing-promo-items-tickets-219030485077

    Live X-wing this weekend at
    https://www.twitch.tv/firecastfocus

    Team Jawa Discord - for more details on the Pokemon event
    https://discord.gg/9ZVgcPFaJF

    Cast - Ben, Rich, Liam and Louis Leong
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 31/01/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Junkie XL, Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation (Official JXL Remix)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 228 - Trilogy Tournament

    Rich is joined by Ben, Liam and Tim to talk about the Trilogy Tournament - a 3 player Team event where each player is running a list from a different Trilogy and we can't duplicate archetypes. The event is being run by Nobbie from Fearless Gundarks and we've just finished round 2 of the group stage!

    We also chat about a few Pride of Mandalore spoilers that have been coming out over the last few weeks and round the show out with a little update on the Sith Taker Open!

    Cast - Ben, Rich, Liam and Tim
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 24/01/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Men At Work - Down Under (Video)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 227 - Fund Raising For Phoebe

    This week Rich, Ben and Liam are joined by a very special guest, former Director of Organised Play at FFG and all round great guy - Alex Watkins!

    Alex is on primarily to talk to us about the raffle he's running to raise funds to support Phoebe, a daughter of a friend, who has kidney failure due to Anchor Positive Vasculitis - an extremely rare condition.

    But we couldn't pass on the opportunity to talk to Alex about all sorts! We chat about how he got in to gaming, how did he get in to OP at FFG, what was it like running some of the biggest miniature game's tournaments in the world plus some of the behind the scenes that I know a lot of us will be interested to know more about!

    We round out the show with some chat about the Sith Taker Open where Alex will be in attendance to do the draw live on the Firecast Focus who will be at the venue streaming the X-wing action live!

    You can find more details about the Raffle here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1620986014911292/

    And you can still get your tickets here:
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/219030485077

    Cast - Ben, Rich, Liam and special guest Alex Watkins
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 17/01/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (Video)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 226 - New Year New Gear

    Rich, Ben and Liam return with a bumper first show for 2022 discussing a ton of new Mandalorian spoilers that AMG have released over the Festive break. We also have some Event news for the Sith Taker Open and the Trilogy Tournament!

    Note: Audio is a little ropey this week as Rich got a new Mic for Christmas so comes in a little hot start but settles down... and for some reason Ben kept cutting out... we'll work on it for next week!

    Cast - Ben, Rich and Liam
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 03/01/2022 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Duel of the Fates - John Williams
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 225 - The Chain GangThis week Ben and Tim are joined by Filippo 'Piffo' Bosi to talk about Project SWChain.A community created project to produce a central resource portal for X-Wing, Legion, Armada players and event organizers all over the world! The portal will offer store/club/player locator, event calendar, sanctioned tournaments (for relevant circuits), international player rankings and excerpts of meta analysis via the integration of existing tools. As well as providing a single place for players of all standards, ability and experience to find content creators (podcasts! streams, blogs, websites etc)If you want to give Piffo feedback that he can take to the Project team email him here:info@starfightersitalia.comBefore we get in to Project SWChain we have to discuss the AMG stream, but we don't dwell on that for long! ;)Cast - Ben, Tim and Filippo BosiProducer - TimRecorded 20/12/2021 via DiscordIntro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the SithOutro - YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 224 - News from Mandalore

    Rich is joined by Ben and Liam to chat about the some of the spoiled Mandalorian cards we can expect to see in the next wave. Both actually Mando's but also many characters from the Madalorian TV series. What crew will you be taking? We also round out the show with a little shout out to the Hexiled Gaming Wild Space Open Champion!

    Cast - Ben, Liam and Rich
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 13/12/2021 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (Official Video)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 223 - The Hyperspace Junkie

    Ben and Liam are joined by Jordan Bishop from The Hyperspace Junkie blog to talk about his victory at the recent Store Champs at Firestorm Games in Cardiff. What list did he take and how did he get on. We also ask Jordan 'the questions' as well as chat about some upcoming events.

    You can find Jordan's blog here:
    https://hyperspacejunkie.home.blog/

    Cast - Ben, Liam and special guest Jordan Bishop
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 06/12/2021 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - Ice Nine Kills - Love Bites (feat. Chelsea Talmadge)
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!

  • Episode 222 - Yoda Best

    Liam hosts his first show and is joined by Ben & Rich as well as SPUDGUN’S WORLDS WARM UP 2021 Champion Matt Cook to chat about last weekend's events. Ben, Rich and Matt were at the World's Warm-up so that takes the focus but we also briefly discuss the Kamino Open Top cut and Firestorm Games Store Champs. We also find out how Rich did with his community voted list!

    https://tabletop.to/spudguns-worlds-warm-up-2021

    Cast - Ben, Rich & Liam and special guest Matt Cook
    Producer - Tim
    Recorded 29/11/2021 via Discord

    Intro - Obi Wan 'hello there' from Revenge of the Sith
    Outro - SKRILLEX - Bangarang feat. Sirah [Official Music Video]
    Used without permission - it's just for fun!