Episode 072 - A Roman Holiday In Bologna

October 7, 2018

ITALIAN NATIONALS!

ALL RIGHT FINE I KNOW THAT THERE IS NO RECORD OF GREGORY PECK AND AUDREY HEPBURN GOING TO BOLOGNA FOR ZANY ADVENTURES, BUT THAT IS THE BEST I COULD DO ON SHORT NOTICE.

Fun fact, the University of Bologna is the oldest continually operating university in the western hemisphere. It was founded in 1088, which also coincidentally was the last time that we received news from FFG regarding our beloved game. KIDDING YA NERDS.

In this episode, Greg gives a report on his runner-up placement at Italian Nationals. Greg was running Spectre and is able to give an excellent bead on the lists strengths--which are many--and weaknesses--which are currently few and far between, though Greg is confident that it can get figured out.

We will be finishing Wave One of our Slack Vassal League shortly. Wave Two just started. Please join us on the Slack channel so you can get in on Wave Three! It has been a ton of fun and a great way to get games in as we prep for regionals. Send an email to zionsfinestia@gmail.com.

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Thank you for listening!

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Episode 071 - He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

October 7, 2018

ITALIAN NATIONALS!

Step aside, Gaius Julius, there's a new Italian on the scene with an appetite for conquest and a brilliant tactical acumen. His name is Emanuele Lucisano, and he is amazing.

In this episode, Emanuele gives a report on how he piloted Vader to the top of the Italian National Championship, defeating THREE Spectre Cells on his ascent. After talking about his strategy during the tournament, Emanuele gives a broader perspective on the current meta and some thoughts on solving Spectre.

Read Emanuele's report: https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/283457-italian-nationals-report/?tab=comments#comment-3483223

We will be finishing Wave One of our Slack Vassal League shortly. Wave Two just started. Please join us on the Slack channel so you can get in on Wave Three! It has been a ton of fun and a great way to get games in as we prep for regionals. Send an email to zionsfinestia@gmail.com.

Support us on Patreon! Go to patreon.com/zionsfinest

Thank you for listening!

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Episode 070 - Spectre Reigns!

September 22, 2018

SPECTRE STORE CHAMP!

In this episode, Aaron Ross--my dear brother--comes on the podcast to report on his winning the last store championship in Utah for the current season. He discusses his build, why he took Extra Armor over Doubt, what his command cards were, and how he thinks Spectre fared and will fare in the future.

Aaron is an awesome local player and this is an excellent preliminary discussion of Spectre's clear strengths.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!

If you're interested in participating in our Vassal League, please join our Slack Channel. The current season will be finished in a few weeks and we will be ready to start for another round. It's an excellent opportunity for players to get reps and for newer players to cut their chops with those who've been round the bend a few times.

Send an email to zionsfinestia@gmail.com and we'll get you an invite.

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Episode 069 - He Couldn’t Be Shaken

September 8, 2018

BATTLE REPORT!

Lucas Davidson, the multi-multi winner of so many things, is the US National Champion! Lucas has been practicing with Vader since HotE dropped in Fall 2017 and, it turns out, he's pretty good with him. So much so that he was able to face an incredible gauntlet of players at Nova in order to take home the champion trophy.

Lucas' insights are incredible for learning players. He emphasizes positioning, pace, and trading material in order to take home the wins when you need them. His episodes remain some of our most popular, and I know that you will love this episode too.

Thank you all for listening! Please get me your OP results for the Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

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THANK YOU ALL!

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Episode 068 - Brian Made His Mark

September 8, 2018

BATTLE REPORT!

(When we originally recorded this, it was going to be episode 66, which is why I announce it as such on the podcast. But events intervened and its release got a bit delayed. But here it is!)

Brian dadgum left his mark on GenCon. Taking a nine activation Rebel list (Han, Drok, Jyn, R2, x2 rSmugs, RCP+), Brian was able to take it home at one of the major tournaments of the year. He provides an excellent report.

One of the most notable aspects of Brian's list is his command deck, which DID NOT HAVE TOOLS FOR THE JOB!!! I KNOW!!!

Thank you all for listening! Please get me your OP results for the Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

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THANK YOU ALL!

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Episode 067 - Her Majesty’s Nationals!

September 4, 2018

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

In this episode, Isaac Borno gives a summary of his runner-up performance at UK Nats. Isaac is amazing, and he took Han Rangers out for one last spin before Lothal drops and we all run Spectre Cell and things that counter Spectre Cell. Obviously, Isaac is amazing, and this is very much on display as he regales us with his report. I know you will enjoy it!

IF YOU WENT TO GERMAN NATIONALS, LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLACED IN TOP 8 SO THAT I CAN GET YOUR NAME TO YOUR LIST ON THE OP DOC:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

Please join us on the Slack Channel by sending an email to me at zionsfinestia@gmail.com and support us on Patreon by going to patreon.com/zionsfinest!

 

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Episode 066 - The Meta Lingers A Bit Longer

September 1, 2018

Welcome to Episode One of Hasan's Finest! We all owe so many thanks to Hasan, whose salt supplies us with all we need to keep our Slack ruminatings savory and ready for maximum pillory. (Speaking of salty pillory, remember Lot's wife! I'm pretty sure that Hasan wrote a story about her in some book.)

What really goes down in this episode is we review and comment on the second half of the organized play results from Summer 2018. We have a lot of fun reviewing what has done well and I know you will enjoy it.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GET ME YOUR ORGANIZED PLAY RESULTS! AND GOOD LUCK AT NOVA!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you for listening! Join us on the Slack Channel by sending an email to zionsfinestia@gmail.com and support us on Patreon by going to patreon.com/zionsfinest.

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Episode 065 - An Introduction To A Jawa Swarm (and A Discussion of Hondo’s Pack)

August 18, 2018

GENERAL DISCUSSION!

This episode was recorded at the conclusion of a (very small) local store championship that was taken home by me, running the Box, with Scott's Vader, Matt's IG, and Robert Moesinger's Jawa Swarm being the other participants. We had a ton of fun and, as I always say, it's better to be lucky than good.

We don't really talk about the tournament, though. Instead, we spend our time discussing Robert's very creative Jawa Swarm, followed up with a discussion of the Jabba Pointers list archetype that is making the rounds, as well as the contents of Hondo's pack.

I apologize for the background noise. It was recorded on-site, but despite a few noisy nerds nearby, it turned out a-okay.

Again! Let me know if you have any organized play results for the Google Doc, we want all the data we can get:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

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Episode 064 - Practice Makes Perfect!

August 15, 2018

BATTLE REPORT! (After a SEVEN MINUTE introduction in which I go over news and the community's amazing response to the issue with the list. Feel free to skip me being mushy.)

Collin Hambrick, a relatively new IA player, gives an amazing report of his TOP TWO finish at GenCon. Turns out that Collin is amazing. He ran a Scum Hunter list, without IG, but that didn't stop him. He gives an excellent report on his thoughts on the tournament.

Let me know if you have any organized play results for the Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you for listening! Join us on the Slack Channel by sending an email to zionsfinestia@gmail.com and support us on Patreon by going to patreon.com/zionsfinest.

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Episode 063 - Save Us (Again) From Lord Vader

August 8, 2018

BATTLE REPORT!

Scott brings home a store championship! In this episode, he gives a report on his championship run at Blakfyre Games. Spoiler alert, Vader is amazing, and Scott knows how to maximize his value better than almost anyone. After the report, Scott gives some thoughts on what he thinks Doubt is gonna do to the meta. It is an awesome episode that I know you will love!

Let me know if you have any organized play results for the Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Nk10Q5n8Xjr2byvP-7mD5IGdDyVQVqk_BSGuTiz58fM/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you for listening! Join us on the Slack Channel by sending an email to zionsfinestia@gmail.com and support us on Patreon by going to patreon.com/zionsfinest.

 
 
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