Back to Dials 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!

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Back to Dials Episode 15: FAQing Huge 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!

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Back to Dials Episode 13: 2017 Meta Countdown!

We spend some time talking about the top 10 lists of the 2017 Nationals season on this episode of Back to Dials? What will you expect to face? What sort of things can you do to tech or fly against them? All that will be answered!

On this episode of the Back to Dials Podcast: 

  • New… hosts? Maybe?
  • Asa Mustafar’s voice fails him for the last time
  • A Worldwide metagame

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Back to Dials Episode 11: “Eureka!” How to Practice 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

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Back to Dials Episode 9: What is “Gud?”

Join us as we answer a listener’s question: What makes a ship good? Apparently, there are a lot of aspects to that question! A lot to talk about, but as ever, BTD charges right in!

On this episode of the Back to Dials Podcast:

  • Asa goes a-ramblin’
  • We don’t say ********** except for maybe once
  • Figuring out what makes a ship good: How Hard Can It Be?

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Back to Dials Episode 3: Alternative FAQs!

F.A.Q 4.3.0 has just released and we are able to be right on the ball here with a brand new episode covering the gargantuan changes contained in this meta-shattering document! In this episode of the Back to Dials Podcast:

  • Adam has a lapse in memory
  • We learn from a Land Down Under
  • We don black robes and gather for the ritualistic sacrifice of the Old Meta

Remember, we have a contest going! Send us your greatest, best, funniest, etc. X-Wing stories to to be entered to win a painted ship or a beautiful Stele Open metal challenge coin! Get those entries in because this contest only runs for two more weeks!

Episode Timing: 

  • 00:00 – 7:13: Show Introduction
  • 8:53 – 1:08:15: FAQ 4.3.0
  • 1:09:24 – 1:16:19: Show Close and Contest Continuation!

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Back to Dials Tournament Recap: Yavin Open with Mishary Al-Faris!

Welcome back… to dials! This time on the Back to Dials Tournament Recap Series, we are joined by Kuwaiti X-Winger and Yavin Open winner Mishary Al-Faris to discuss his stunning first place win in Birmingham, and the Parattani list that is currently dominating high-level play!

Do you want to hear from one of the best players in the world? Do you want to learn how to fly (and fly against!) one of the top-tier lists? Take a listen to this episode of the Back to Dials Podcast!

Good Game in Kuwait City

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Back to Dials Episode 2: How to Get Invited to the Cool Kids’ Club with Luke Carrington

Welcome Back!

On this episode of the Back to Dials Podcast, Asa and Adam are joined by Luke Carrington to discuss the X-Wing Campaign Against Cancer and how to keep X-Wing fun for everyone while remaining competitive! Tune in, and you will also enjoy:

  • Asa and Luke have a heated disagreement polite discussion about the Special Forces TIE
  • Adam shows that he has played far too much Super Smash Brothers
  • We play Marco-Palpatine in the X-Wing News

Go check out the Super Wario Bros list here! 

Remember to Fly Casual, and enjoy The Back to Dials X-Wing Podcast! 

Send all your contest entries to Questions about lists? Send those Anything else? We love to hear from you! 

Show Timing: 

  • 00:00 – 5:49: Intro and mailbag
  • 05:50 – 9:30: X-Wing News Bulletin
  • 10:07 – 47:34: Guided Listbuilding: Creating a Bomber and Escort List
  • 48:32 – 1:14:43: Campaign Against Cancer and X-Wing Discussion with Luke Carrington
  • 1:15:30 – 1:22:00: Show close and NEW CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!


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Back to Dials Season 1 Episode 11: Hoth Open Now Closed!

Adepticon’s Hoth Open recap, a new Christine’s corner, List Head to Head with Ryan Fisher, contest winner and new contest announcement and all the usual zanny-ness.


  • 00:00 to 8:04 – Show Opening and Listener Feedback
  • 8:26 to 1:20:18 – Hoth Open Recap
  • 1:21:49 to 1:48:22 – Christine’s Corner
  • 1:49:34 to 2:09:52 – List Head to Head
  • 2:10:31 to 2:24:46 – Contest Announcemen and Show Close

Thanks for listening!

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