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Episode 085 - You Know What They Say …

Episode 085 - You Know What They Say …

January 9, 2019

REGIONALS REPORT!

Scott and I give our swiss report from the recent Utah regional. I was running the Box, he was running Vader, which was a sweet victory all on it's own.

This is part one, make sure to listen to episode 86, which will be part two.

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Episode 084 - The Boss At the Top of the Swiss Mountain

Episode 084 - The Boss At the Top of the Swiss Mountain

January 9, 2019

PART TWO!

Make sure to listen to episode 83 first in order to get Ben's discussion of his rise through swiss on his way to the Zion's Finest Vassal League Championship!

In this episode, he reports on his game with DT and discusses his list in the context of the looming meta, enjoy!

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Episode 083 - Ascending the Swiss Mountain

Episode 083 - Ascending the Swiss Mountain

January 9, 2019

ZION'S FINEST LEAGUE BATTLE REPORTS!

Ben Varnum, everyone's favorite Episcopal priest in Omaha, was the runner-up in the recent Zion's Finest Vassal League. In this episode, he gives an overview of his list and how it fared in the swiss rounds of league, leading through the cut in anticipation of his final game vs. DT (really sounds like an epic adventure, complete with a boss and everything).

Because I have been so busy with our regional, Ben and I decided to have him record his swiss rounds solo and then have me interview him for his final match with DT. This is the first part, enjoy!

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Episode 082 - SoCal Gets Local

Episode 082 - SoCal Gets Local

January 4, 2019

REGIONAL PREP!

In this episode, I'm joined by my brothers Drew and Grant from Southern California to talk about regional prep, especially in the context of Utah's regional tournament transpiring on January 5 (tomorrow). We talk about why Drew has lost faith in the Empire, why Grant thinks he should be more aggressive with Spectre, and what we guess will surprise us the most on Saturday.

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Episode 081 - Seeing A Ghost In the Mirror

Episode 081 - Seeing A Ghost In the Mirror

December 26, 2018

BATTLE REPORT / STRATEGY DISCUSSION!

Jason Brege and Collin Hambrick join me to talk about the Kentucky Regional and their experiences playing Spectre and vs. Spectre. It is awesome. Jason does not run Tools for the Job (I KNOW) but he is a genius and has very solid reasons justifying his decision. Let's see if he convinces you. In the tournament, there  were eight players, swiss rounds only, with three players with 3-1 schedule and Collin being crowned the champion on strength of schedule.

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are going to have the best New Year of your life! Thank you!

Episode 080 - Gettings Reps to Prep for Regional

Episode 080 - Gettings Reps to Prep for Regional

December 15, 2018

BATTLE REPORTS(S) AND STRATEGY DISCUSSION!

We held our regionals prep tournament today at our local store in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ten players showed up, two of whom were running Spectre, and we had four rounds of swiss. It was a great tournament.

I was able to talk with some of the participants in the tournament. Listeners will recognize Scott, Sam Sweeten, and Robert, and I led off with a discussion with Josh Weight on his Jedi list that he built to take on Spectre. Scott was running VPT, Sam was running Spectre, and Robert was running Scum Pointers. Each of our discussions in couched in the context of matchups; for example, Scott talks about why he thinks that he needs to start running Spectre over Vader.

Thank you all and Happy Holidays!

Episode 079 - Savoy Takes France!

Episode 079 - Savoy Takes France!

December 5, 2018

FRENCH NATIONALS REPORT!

Alfonso is the French Nationals Champion! And what a champion! Alfonso joined me on the podcast to give a summary of his rise to the top of a very competitive field with Han Rangers. He gives great breakdowns of his matches, as well as turning points and tips for study and discussion. He's a genius and it shows.

Check the Regionals schedule! Join the Slack! Register for events! Have many happy holy days! Pray for world peace! In that order! (Unless you've already done them, then skip onto the next!)

Thank you all!

Episode 078 - We Dadgum Made It For A Year (Shoot Son)

Episode 078 - We Dadgum Made It For A Year (Shoot Son)

November 29, 2018

Our days have passed as if it were a dream. Somehow we find ourselves having made it to a full year. I can't believe it. In this episode, JK and I discuss the top eight lists from French Nationals (and I'll have Alfonso, the French Nationals champion, on next week to give a report). We give some general thoughts on the meta, but try to keep it focused on current competitive play.

Thank you all for your support. I honestly can't believe we made a year. You are all incredible.

If you're not on the Slack, well, I don't know what to tell you.

God bless you all, and good luck to those of you who are starting Regionals this weekend.

Episode 077 - Thankful For …

Episode 077 - Thankful For …

November 22, 2018

STRATEGY DISCUSSION.

We have been grinding in our local community and on Vassal to get Spectre figured out. On this night, JK and I played three games back to back to back on Lothal. The first was Fluctuations, the second and third were Blitz. The first match was non-specter (Ahsoka Rangers vs. Vader), but we quickly got down to brass tacks and ground out some games with JK playing Spectre on Blitz.

We share our thoughts on what Spectre players and their opponents need to think about on Lothal, particularly regarding early game positioning and what Rebels can do in order to gain an advantage vs. Spectre Cell.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for listening!

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Episode 076 - Home Court Advantage

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.

Let me know if you get word about a regional!

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