January 16, 2018
Vader is invading Zion, as only the domineering Lord of the Sith can! In this episode, Scott and Kenny discuss Vader's anticipated arrival at the Utah Regional Tournament on January 20th. Scott talks about his matchups, what he expects to see from the opposition, and how he expects to crush and defeat his enemies.
We focus on Vader vs. (Archetype), including mirror matches, IG-88 (and Scum Hunters), Rebel damage dealers (Han, Chewie, and Luke), and those insane off-the-wall lists like Kenny's beloved BOX.
Are you worried about crushing Vader in upcoming tournaments? Do you think there is no hope for the meta? Well, Scott thinks that Vader is the greatest, which is why he's running Vader! But maybe you can find a chink his armor! MAYBE!
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Read Defkhan's excellent battle report (scroll to the middle): https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/264779-2017-18-regionals-lists/?page=4
January 8, 2018
EPISODE 10! EPISODE 10! We ding dang made it into double digits!
In this episode, Steven and Kenny discuss their preparations for the upcoming Regional tournament in Utah on January 20, 2018. They provide a few quick battle reports then launch into what they're thinking about running. Apparently, IG-88 is amazing. Kenny, however, refuses to abandon his beloved Rebel heroes.
They then pivot into a discussion concerning what they're expecting to see at the upcoming tournament and discuss how to respond to those threats. They talk about Vader, IG, Han, and Jedi Luke.
Finally, the conclude with their strategies for their lists, and how they build lists that are both fun and competitive.
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January 2, 2018
Happy New Year everyone! In this episode, Robert Stanley provides us with a battle report concerning the regionals recently held in Houston, Texas. Robert discusses his matches and gives thoughts on IG-88, Ugnaughts, Vader, and so much more!
Following his battle report, Robert schools Kenny in the intricacies of the developing meta and causes Kenny to rethink all his previous notions concerning the relevance of IG, eQuays, and Jabba. The rethinking causes a minor existential crisis, but Kenny comes around to Robert's thinking and the ensuing paradigm shift is relatively minor. Thomas Kuhn, eat your heart out!
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December 29, 2017
This episode is designed to give newer players a crash course in building a competitive command deck. JK and Kenny give a quick overview of the basics for building a solid command deck and discuss command deck staples--cards that are not faction or archetype specific--and then move on to talk about building a command deck for certain archetypes--scum hunters, jedi, etc.--and finally conclude with command cards that correspond with unique figures.
Each segment involves classifying cards into one of three tiers, Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3. The classifications are not concrete or precise, but are intended to help players get a general understanding as to how good certain cards are. Certain players will value certain cards higher.
For additional command deck resources, please check out:
http://tabletopadmiral.com/imperialassault/ which is an amazing listbuilder and card reference, and
http://cards.boardwars.eu/ for a database on all cards and expansions.
December 23, 2017
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! In this episode, Steven and Kenny discuss list-building concepts for newer players. We talk about what we look for when we're building a list and the discuss how to list-build for each of the factions.
Steven is a new but awesome player--as shown from his regional results--and drops some amazing tips for beginners just getting into skirmish. If you're wondering how to approach the gauntlet of list-building in today's competitive meta, this is a great resource.
Santa Claus, eat your heart out!
Zion's Finest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZionsFinestIA/
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Brett Kelly's awesome map discussion: http://rollfordamage.net/index.php/2017/12/20/mos-eisley-back-alleys-breakdown/
December 18, 2017
Scott and Kenny discuss several recent regionals in the far-flung reaches of the globe (neither of which they attended, because they are suckers) and highlight the growing dominance of Lord Vader and his thoroughly rotten master, Sheev Palpatine. They discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the list (Vader, Palp, 2 eJets, 2 rOfficers), and Scott focuses on particular iterations with which he has been experimenting.
The Lords of the Sith® list (THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE CALLING IT! DON'T ANYONE TRY TO SAY THEY CALLED IT THAT FIRST OR TRY TO CALL IT SOMETHING DIFFERENT!) has been doing extremely well. It won the Denver, Colorado Regional and it was in the final game at the Maryland Regional. It also has featured prominantly in top lists from Dutch Nationals, Orleans France Regional, and other big tournaments.
Scott is a long-time Vader player, so he brings a unique perspective on the resurgence of the Dark Lord. He is an experienced IA player with several tournament wins under his belt and a willingness to crush all who oppose the onslaught of his imperial might. YOU BETTER LISTEN TO HIM.
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December 14, 2017
In this Special Regional Report, St. Matthew tells us about his amazingly successful run at the Denver, Colorado Regional at Wizard's Chest Games. Spoiler alert: he did great, and he's going to give us all the minute details that leave us hungering for MORE IA!
Matthew is an amazing player. He is a long-standing tyrant of the local meta--he plays all factions, all command cards, and all combinations in order to ensure his victory!
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December 10, 2017
JK (Jarom Moore) introduces himself and delivers a report concerning his amazing showing at the Denver, Colorado IA Regional Event. The event, hosted by the Wizard's Chest (an AMAZING hobby and board game store), was a thorough-going success.
JK made Top 8 playing a very unique list, the details of which he shall provide for our eager consumption!
JK is an awesome player and a dedicated member of the IA community. He is sure to be a listener favorite!
December 6, 2017
Kenny delivers a report of an excellent showing by the members of Zion's Finest at the Denver, Colorado IA Regional Event. The event, hosted by the Wizard's Chest (an AMAZING hobby and board game store), was a thorough-going success. Many sets of shiny dice were obtained and one of Zion's Finest was present for the final game.
Kenny delivers a short summary of his games and discusses how the Ahsoka MHD Box fared, as well as some general thoughts on the meta going forward. Kenny's strategic brilliance is unparalled, as you are about to see for yourselves! Pericles, eat your heart out!
Kenny's solitude is due entirely to his own incompetence, as he accidentally screwed up the audio quality of the original Episode 002 in which he was joined by Scott Nielsen. Many apologies! We will get Scott on for future discussions.