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  1. Prior to the arrival of the TIE Phantom, 7 TIE Swarms was the meta. You either were flying it (Howlrunner, Obsidians, and most likely Backstabber or some combination of other named pilots), or you were building lists to beat it (Biggs walks the dogs, or Biggs with three advanced sensored B-Wings). Turrets existed, but with TIE swarm out there, they just couldn’t do enough damage before the TIEs burned down their tokens and laid serious waste to their ships. You never saw Y-Wings or the Falcon on the table. Good TIE Searm players were great at blocking, and while Aces like Vader, Wedge, and Soontir were out there, there were being blocked out and crushed by the sheer numbers of the TIE Swarm. That’s why Biggs walks then dogs was so good. You couldn’t block out B-Wings because they still got their actions. Biggs forced them to shoot non-optimal targets while the B-Wing hit hard on Howl and low PS TIEs. I do feel like like the game was more based on flying and positioning rather then combos and upgrades. Generic pilots were just far more point efficient. To the point where almost no one ran named pilots. Like ever! Im not saying it was the best time for X-Wing, but it most certainly was more rewarding for pilots who know how to fly, block, and position themselves in the right spots. The converse of that though meant that with TIE Swarm being so good, other ships did not shine at all. It took the Phantom to check the TIEs to bump them down a hair to allow other ships to rise up in the meta. And this is where, in my opinion, the real power creep started in the game. Phantoms beat TIE Swarms Fat Han beats Phantoms TLTs beat Fat Han Autothrustered Palp Aces beat most and so on...
  2. I had already intended to buy into 2E reguardless as X-Wing is an amazing game. I am super excited by everything I have seen so far. It is hard to get a real feel what what’s good and what’s meh as we don’t know all the rules yet, point costs, upgrade slots, etc. Right now I am looking at Ship dials and stats and if they look like fun to fly. And so far everything looks great! I. plan to get one each of the upgrade kits and two Core sets.
  3. TIE Swarm was the first list I ever flew in X-Wing. With Howlrunner, Backstabber, and Obsidian Squadron pilots, it was a load of fun and taught me how to fly in formation effectively. I am not so sure it’ll be like the old days with 6-8 TIE Swarms being the great boogie man they were in waves 1-3 of first edition. The TIE Phantom took care of that for the most part. I am more inclined to think it will be more like Vader/Whisper/Insert Int 6 pilot here + Howlrunner mini-swarms that’ll do the best in the early days. However, my first 10 games of Second Edition will be as many TIE fighters and the rules will allow. Just for kicks!
  4. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 62: Rogue One Movie Review! Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! So by now you all must have seen Rogue One, and if not, what are you waiting for??? This week we cover the TIE Striker in the news before having a little bit of fun on the show as we talk about our thoughts on the Rogue One movie! All of that and a LOT more! NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Chris Brown – Guest Host Here are the show notes from Episode 62: [0:00 – 2:45] Show Opening [2:45 –58:45] Flight Deck [58:45– 1:36:12] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. Stele Open 2017 April 7, 2017 – April 9, 2017 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport LVO 2017 February 3-5th, 2017, Bally's Casino. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home It’s Starkiller Base! https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/12/8/this-is-starkiller-base/ A Swift and Vigilant Defense: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/12/5/a-swift-and-vigilant-defense/ [1:36:12– 2:50:15] Main Segment: Rogue One Movie Review [2:50:15– 2:52:45] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Dice Hate Productions! Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_62_final.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  5. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 61: News and Wave 9 Part 1 Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! This week cover a ton of new with the Quadjumper and the U-Wing from Rogue One. We also start our review of Wave 9 with the ARV-190. All of that and a LOT more NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Chris Brown – Special Guest Here are the show notes from Episode 61: [0:00 – 2:00] Show Opening [2:00 –1:10:30] Flight Deck [1:10:30 – 2:19:30] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ September 1st - 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home Fly Backward https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/11/22/fly-backward/ Valuable Intel https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/11/28/valuable-intel/ [2:19:30– 2:49:00] Main Topic: Wave 9 Part 1 [2:49:00– 2:56:45] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Dice Hate Productions Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_61.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  6. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 58: The Lost Episode! Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! So this episode is really, REALLY late and I do apologize for that. It was recorded just priors to Worlds and we were honored Alan Fung the Canadian Nationals Champion on. It was a light news week that weeks as well so Alan’s Interview was the main part of this show. So please enjoy! NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Alen Fung – Special Guest Here are the show notes from Episode 58: [0:00 – 1:46] Show Opening [1:46 –57:54] Flight Deck [57:54– 1:06:21] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ September 1st - 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home [1:06:21– 1:59:20] Main Topic: Canadian Nationals Champion: Alan Fung [1:59:20– 2:03:29] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Dice Hate Productions Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_58_final.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  7. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 60: Worlds 2016 Wrap Up Show! Episode 60 is FINALLY LIVE! Sorry guys, we bumped into some hosting issues but that all has been cleared up and we are back online! Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! Well, World 2016 has come and gone and the three time Champion has finally been dethroned! We discuss the ins and outs of Worlds 2016, from the players’ perspective, the TOs perspective, and an analysis of the lists that will be setting the meta for early Regionals this year. We also cover the reveal of Kylo Ren’s shuttle. All of that and a LOT more NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Chris Brown – Guest Host Here are the show notes from Episode 60: [0:00 – 2:15] Show Opening [2:15 –37:45] Flight Deck [37:45– 1:17:45] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. Stele Open 2017 April 7, 2017 – April 9, 2017 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport LVO 2017 February 3-5th, 2017, Bally's Casino. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home Factional Devotion https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/24/fanatical-devotion/ [1:17:45– 3:05:15] Main Segment: Worlds 2016 Review [3:05:15– 3:45:30] Main Segment II: World 2016 Interviews! [3:45:30– 3:51:15] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Podcast Masters www.podcastmasters.net Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_60_final.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  8. In hindsight, I wish I were that cleaver! Its just me getting jammed up on my editing. The new job has really soaked up a lot of my free time and I need to learn to delegate some editing time elsewhere.
  9. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 59: Worlds 2016 Preview Show Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! This week cover over all awesomeness that will be Worlds 2016! We take an in-depth look at each faction and what lists are defining the meta just going into Worlds 2016. We also look at the new FAQ and all the changes it brings into the meta. All of that and a LOT more Where is Episode 58 you ask? Still in the editing room. My new job has really sucked up a lot of my free time and my editing duties have suffered. But we wanted to make sure that you all have all your Worlds Prep info before the big event. Episode 58 will release later this week. Sorry for the jam up, I take full responability. NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Chris Brown – Special Guest Here are the show notes from Episode 59: [0:00 – 2:52] Show Opening [2:52 –27:40] Flight Deck [27:40– 1:26:34] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ September 1st - 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home Supressive Fire: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/17/suppressive-fire/ Rules Update/FAQ: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/10/17/op-rules-update/ [1:26:34– 2:14:26] Main Topic: Worlds 2016 Preview [2:14:26– 2:17:39] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_59_final.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  10. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 57: The NOVA Open 2016 Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! This week cover over all awesomeness that was the NOVA Open 2016! We also cover the new ships from Rouge One, the U-Wing and the TIE Striker. All of that and a LOT more NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Chris Brown – Special Guest Here are the show notes from Episode 57: [0:00 – 2:25] Show Opening [2:25 –29:15] Flight Deck [29:15– 1:18:03] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ September 1st - 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home Go Rouge: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/9/2/go-rogue/ The Garbage Will Do: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/9/6/the-garbage-will-do/ [1:18:03– 2:06:00] Main Topic: The NOVA Open 2016 and Interviews [2:06:15– 2:11:50] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Podcast Masters www.podcastmasters.net Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_57_final.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  11. Okay guys, I owe you all an apology. Between my vacation, kids getting back to school, the job search and some personal stuff, I have really dropped the ball on releases. We have two shows now out, this one and the OutRyder Cup 4 show that are now available, with one more in the editing phase. I believe we will be all caught back up here soon and back to our normal schedule. -Ed NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 56: GenCon and Nationals Review Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! This week cover over all of the craziness that was GenCon and Nationals! We cover over the rest of the reveals from Wave 9, and of course cover the new Wave 10! We then have an interesting discussion on the need for floor rules at official FFG events. All of that and a lot more! NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Chris ‘Cryodex’ Brown – Special Guest Here are the show notes from Episode 56: [0:00 – 1:56] Show Opening [1:56 –35:34] Flight Deck [35:34– 1:55:36] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ September 1st - 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home Full of Surprises: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/8/1/full-of-surprises/ I’ll Show You the Dark Side: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/8/5/ill-show-you-the-dark-side/ [1:55:36– 2:41:34] Main Topic: Discussion About Nationals and the Results! [2:41:34– 2:45:09] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Podcast Masters www.podcastmasters.net Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_56.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  12. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 54: Series Open Review with Ryan Fleming! Sorry this one is late guys, the NOVA Open is quickly approaching. This week cover over all of the news that has happened including the reveal of the Special Forces TIE FO and the Fang Fighter. Then we sit down with Ryan to discuss his London trip and his participation in the Series Open finals! All of that and a LOT more NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Ryan Fleming – Special Guest Here are the show notes from Episode 54: [0:00 – 2:15] Show Opening [2:15 –31:15] Flight Deck [31:15– 1:52:00] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ September 1st - 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home The Hunter’s Prize: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/7/13/the-hunters-prize/ Special Ops: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/7/18/special-ops/ Fearless: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/7/25/fearless/ [1:52:00– 2:50:15] Main Topic: The Series Open Finals [2:50:15– 2:54:00] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Podcast Masters www.podcastmasters.net Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_54_final.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  13. I had forgotten about that and I'll correct it next show. But you are correct.
  14. LOL! Or vice versa! I always appreciate Paul's appearances on the show and love what he brings to it!
  15. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 53: Mega News and Dengaroo Too! Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! This week cover over all of the news that has happened in the last few weeks, including the reveal of the ARC-170, the new FAQ and its impact on the game, and the new Tournament Rules. We also take a compressive look at the emerging Dengaroo list and how it works. All of that and a LOT more NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host Here are the show notes from Episode 53: [0:00 – 1:48] Show Opening [1:48 –34:44] Flight Deck [34:44– 2:34:32] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ September 1st - 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home Alliance Overhaul https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/7/11/alliance-overhaul/ July Rules Updates: FAQ Madness: https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/1c/fc/1cfc62b7-6ce3-49a9-ae93-d21326cb9a45/x-wing_faq_v421.pdf New Tournament Rules: https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/09/0f/090f4036-3942-4f72-88e3-939085211d62/x-wing_tournament_regulations_v111_text_version.pdf [2:34:32– 2:46:27] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Podcast Masters www.podcastmasters.net Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode53_final.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  16. Yeah, easily my favorite game that event! Such a great game! Thanks!
  17. To be honest I am not sure. We are set up correctly in iTunes as it comes through their feed just fine. We also recently fixed our feed through Google Play. I'm always willing to look into it and see what the issue is though.
  18. I happen to agree that if the Glaive had been cheaper, why would you run any other generic Defenders? I am SUPER excited that Defenders will be a thing, I mean a real thing in X-Wing!
  19. NOVA Squadron Radio – Episode 52: Imperial Veterans & the new Tournament Format Welcome to NOVA Squadron Radio! This week we are minus a lot of the standard crew as Origins was happening while we were recording. We have David Carver from the Columbus X-Wing group on to help us cover Imperial Veterans. Paul also leads us in a discussion on how the new tournament format is being run and is this a preview of Worlds this year? We also finally announce our contest winners! All of that and a LOT more NOVA Squadron Radio is: Ed Horne – Host Chad Brown – Co-Host Sean Dorcy – Co-host Bob Randall – Co-host Kris Sherriff – Co-host Richard Hsu – Co-host Paul Heaver – Co-Host David Carver – Guest Host Here are the show notes from Episode 52: [0:00 – 1:45] Show Opening [1:45 –38:00] Flight Deck [38:00– 59:00] News: The NOVA Open! http://www.novaopen.com/ September 1st - 4th, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. The Vassal X-Wing League - https://www.reddit.com/r/xwingonline/comments/4a13il/new_player_signups_for_the_xwing_vassal_league/ Social Meeples: http://clearbox.socialmeeples.net/home [59:00– 1:35:15] Main Segment: Imperial Veterans Review [1:35:15– 2:18:00] Contest Winner Announcements! [2:18:00– 2:21:45] Show Closing Musical Credits go out to the band ‘Insane Ride’ and their songs ‘Sound of Rock and Roll’ and ‘Wrong or Right’ found on the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/ Audio Editing & Mixing by Podcast Masters www.podcastmasters.net Thanks for listening, and talk to you again in two weeks! Here is the direct link: http://novasquadronradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/NOVA_Squadron_Radio_Episode_52_final.mp3 www.novasquadronradio.com
  20. I am shocked at the number of these I fall into... lol!
  21. I am sure as content drives, longer shows will be in the future. The fact that we are no longer doing every ship and upgrade in the game has really cut down the time.
  22. Echo _ She is not the best meta pilot by any reach of the imagination. However I have always loved what her wacky decloak brought to the game. How no one really ever knew where that ship was going to go or what she was going to do.
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