Episode 076 - Home Court Advantage

November 12, 2018

STRATEGY DISCUSSION.

Scott and I played back-to-back games on Lothal Wastes (Fluctuations). Scott threw VPT vs. Spectre in game one and I took the Box into action vs. Spectre in game two. Spectre won both games. Scott gives his initial impressions of the map (I have played it several times previously), and we talk about general strategies both for and against Spectre players.

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Episode 075 - Carolina Done Swarmed A Bit More

October 27, 2018

PART TWO!

In this second part of our two-part series with Ryan Janway, he gives a report on how he did at Nationals (amazing) and what his thoughts are for the current meta. Ryan is the best and you are going to really enjoy his insights.

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Episode 074 - Carolina Done Swarmed It Up

October 26, 2018

TOURNAMENT PREP AND LISTBUILDING!

In this episode, which is the first of a two-part series with Ryan Janway, Ryan discusses the process that led to the creation of the "Carolina Swarm," an unholy monstrosity of armor and stun batons that wrecked many a dream at US Nationals.

Seriously. Ryan ran a list with two sets of eRiots, four sets of rRiots, and two sets of rOfficers. With reinforcements, this list is clocking in at around eighty-five hit points, AND THAT DOESN'T EVEN INCLUDE THE DING DANG ARMOR TOKENS. Seriously, who came up with this list?

You're going to really enjoy this, and as soon as it's over, hop on over to Episode 075 to hear how he did at Nationals.

Here is the OP Google Doc. The Regionals are listed one tab to the right.

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Episode 073 - Spooky Spectre’s Gonna Getcha

October 24, 2018

STRATEGY DISCUSSION.

I this episode, I am joined by Robert and Aaron to talk about Spectre Cell. We have been trying to play it pretty frequently in our testing and I wanted to get the brothers on to share their particular musings regarding the meta and how to crack Spectre.

Watch Brett's awesome game here. He edited a two hour, very competitive game to 25 minutes and it is amazing.

Here is the OP Google Doc. The Regionals are listed one tab to the right.

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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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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.

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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!

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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:

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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:

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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:

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