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!

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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 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 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 Episode 7: Store Yo’ Fleet!

How do you bring all your X-wing stuff anywhere you go? Should you bring your entire collection? Or just a single list for a tournament? What about large tournaments that require travel by plane?
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “I have all these miniatures, now what?”, this episode is for you!

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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 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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