Back to Dials Tournament Recap: The Walker Classic

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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.


Shuttle Tydirium Episode 18: Interview with stowaway Josh Derksen, creator of HotAC

Welcome aboard the Shuttle Tydirium for episode 18!  This time, we interrogate a stowaway aboard the Shuttle; one Josh Derksen, author of the incredibly successful Heroes of the Aturi Cluster co-op campaign system.

Captain’s Question: 3:15
The interrogation of Josh Derksen:  7:00

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 18: T.O. Takeover!

Tournament Organizer (T.O.): (n):

  1. One who organizes and judges X-Wing Tournaments.
  2. A jerk who thinks it’s funny to undermine popular podcasts

Today we are captured, beaten bloody and left to rot as Jon Conley, Sam Shepic and Jeff Pollmiller take over the Back to Dials Podcast to talk about what it means to run a successful X-Wing tournament.

On this Episode of Back to Dials C-3TOs: 

  • What it takes to run a successful X-Wing Tournament
  • Judging: Tough Calls, Equipment, and keeping the game moving
  • Please Send Help to Asa and Adam

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Back to Dials Episode 16: Alternate Formats!

Man, sometimes you just gotta take a little break and play some different X-Wing. As fun as 100/6 is, it can burn you out – so sit back and relax as we give you some ideas for super fun ways to pay X-Wing, from tournament-suitable all the way to Beer & Pretzels Pew-Pew! We welcome back Sam Shepic to help show us the ropes!

On this episode of Back to Dials/Asa’s Bad Mouth Sounds Podcast: 

  • Race to the finish in Mario Kart!
  • Lower your inhibitions with 59 Cross Faction!
  • Escalate the excitement with Escalation!
  • Hangar Bay – is this the best tournament format?
  • Is the is most useful podcast description this show has ever done?

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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 12: Building a Sustaining Community!

X-Wing miniatures gets boring without others to play with… so why not find some? Test your finely honed skills against the best your area has to offer when we welcome Sam Vargas to the show and talk about building a sustaining X-Wing community in your area!

On this episode of Back to Dials: 

  • Asa plays a Pirates game
  • Adam says something about “Collecting”
  • Sam upstages everyone else!

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Back to Dials 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!

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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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X-Wing Vassal Tutorial

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