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Stay On Target: An X-Wing Podcast

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Recorded in an undisclosed starship hangar, these three pilots try to give back to the X-Wing community by providing interesting topics for veterans to rookies. Ships, local meta news, tournament dates and strategies are included in the discussion as CooMasterCoo, DHaus and Franch remind everyone to have fun, fly casual but always remember to....Stay On Target! Part of the Twenty One Network.

Recorded in an undisclosed starship hangar, these three pilots try to give back to the X-Wing community by providing interesting topics for veterans to rookies. Ships, local meta news, tournament dates and strategies are included in the discussion as CooMasterCoo, DHaus and Franch remind everyone to have fun, fly casual but always remember to....Stay On Target! Part of the Twenty One Network.

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KY

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Recorded in an undisclosed starship hangar, these three pilots try to give back to the X-Wing community by providing interesting topics for veterans to rookies. Ships, local meta news, tournament dates and strategies are included in the discussion as CooMasterCoo, DHaus and Franch remind everyone to have fun, fly casual but always remember to....Stay On Target! Part of the Twenty One Network.

Twitter:

@SOTXWING

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 59: POINTS POINTS POINTS

1/14/2020
Let's face it -- when the points change in X-Wing every six months, it's just the best. Not much got nerfed this time around, but a LOT of generic ships were lowered in cost. We're excited, and you should be too!

Duration:02:11:29

Episode 58: X-Wing New Year's Resolutions

1/7/2020
With the new year comes the hope and promise of X-Wing resolutions! Mikhail wants to attend a specific tournament that he's never played in before. Franch vows to be more faction diverse. And Gordon....well, Gordon is already a hot mess, getting stuck trying to live up to his X-Wing promise on the very first day he makes the attempt!

Duration:01:45:18

Episode 57: Gordon and Franch, sitting in a tree...

11/12/2019
...P-O-D-C-A-S-T(ING). Even though Mikhail was unavailable, Gordon and Franch felt like recording anyway.

Duration:01:43:10

Episode 56: Worlds 2019

11/1/2019
The gang spends their Halloween recording a show, which is what happens when you don't have children. Highlights include Mikhail sharing stories from his recent World's experience, Franch leading them through a "buy or sell" segment about various ships and upgrades, and Gordon pondering how he was labeled a virus while away in Scotland. In other words, two of the hosts contribute something useful about X-Wing.

Duration:01:44:36

Episode 55: Practice makes perfect...or not

10/15/2019
Franch and Mikhail attempt to host the show on their own without their fearless leader, Gordon. But don’t worry, they are joined by Mark Moriarity from Hangar 19 to discuss the hyperspace trial that happened this past weekend in Louisville where Franch proved no practice is the best practice. The guys also talk about the hyperspace meta and then some general world championship info to get listeners prepped and ready for what they should should expect. No timestamps this episode, so stick...

Duration:01:19:13

Episode 54: Use the Force, [insert your name here]

8/27/2019
Gordon, Mikhail, and guest Ryan Fleming discuss the typical things you'd expect on a show that's about X-Wing, but we all know why Ryan is there, right? You'll know when it's time to stop listening if you don't care about the inevitable Pittsburgh Steelers sportsball talk. Sorry, no timestamps either. Failing to write down the time stamps is what happens when Franch isn't there, so blame him, not Gordon. In fact, that's sage advice for just about everything: blame Franch.

Duration:01:44:36

Episode 53: The GenCon Preview Episode

7/30/2019
GOOOOOOD MORNING X-WING!!!! Hey, this is....wait, wrong show. Sorry. The whole gang is finally back together again as Mikhail resumes his cohosting responsibilities once more after being extradited to Kentucky from Florida. Obviously that's not true, but this is what happens when they let Gordon write the preview copy. So listen in on some War Stories (what they played recently), some Flight Prep (GenCon predictions), and everyone's favorite segement: Steelers Talk (Steelers...

Duration:02:04:41

Episode 52: Judge Franch - HE IS THE LAW!!!

6/11/2019
Louisville Hyperspace Trial winner Joe Konopa and local Louisville player Rebel Mike join a Mikhail-less cast to discuss the recent tourney that was held in the Bluegrass state. The cast then attempts to host a trail of their own -- of the legal variety -- in which Rebel Beef stands accused. Yes...funnier in concept than execution. 00:00 - INTRO & WAR STORIES | 40:00 - SOT COURT | 01:50:45 - FLIGHT PREP | 1:56:30 - STOLEN PLANS

Duration:02:10:51

Episode 51: ASMR

5/21/2019
The title is an Easter Egg. Go find it. 1:41:30 - STEELERS TALK

Duration:01:59:27

Episode 50: Mountain Dew Mouth

4/16/2019
You're not alone, Gordon didn't know what that meant either. Tune in to find out! Oh look, it's Episode 50. That's right...Stay On Target, where half the amount of content produced takes twice as long! This week's show is mostly the past month's FFG news and discussions about the emerging meta in both formats. Yes, we discuss the elephant in the room. 51:00 - HYPERSPACE | 1:17:00 - EXTENDED

Duration:01:49:06

Episode 49: Blast from the Past

3/19/2019
Original Stay On Target host and creator Cory "CooMasterCoo" Cooley joins the gang to discuss his return to X-Wing and reflect on the recent Hyperspace Trial that was held in Murray, KY.

Duration:01:14:40

Episode 48: All Hail Mikhail

3/12/2019
Gordon and Mikhail are joined this week by special guest Ryan Staniszewski of the OCX podcast to discuss their recent experience at the Hyperspace Trial that was held in Springfield, Ohio. In fact, one of them won the tournament! You'll never guess who!! Listen to find out!!! Okay, fine, the title of the episode has a hint!!!!

Duration:01:40:07

Episode 47: Of Dice and Men

2/19/2019
Mostly about dice, less about men. "Getting diced" sure has come up as a topic a lot lately, so the Stay on Target crew thought they'd chime in as well by compiling amazing amounts of statistical research alongside copious amounts of insight. And then Asa from Back to Dials publishes an article on the day we record that summarizes it all better than we ever could. What a jerk. So we have him on as a guest during his lunch break. 05:30 - WAR STORIES | 35:30 - HYPERSPACE TRIAL PREDICTIONS |...

Duration:02:16:45

Episode 46: X-Wing 3.0

1/29/2019
As promised, FFG published the points and ship configuration updates on schedule. It certainly made for some easy-to-write show notes: “Discuss points changes.” 12:00 - GENERICS AND REBELS | 55:30 - EMPIRE | 1:20:00 - SCUM | 1:57:30 - RESISTANCE | 2:03:30 - FIRST ORDER | 2:20:00 - PROUD PAPA

Duration:02:27:29

Episode 45: The Outryder That Was...

1/15/2019
Was there meta-talk? Of course. Speculation about the upcoming point changes? You betcha. A detailed analysis about the Separatist Alliance preview? Eh, not so much. But there was a lot talk about the recent Outryder Cup VIII event that was recently held in Indianapolis. The crew shares their Outryder experiences, and then Gordon drops an unexpected bombshell. 2:45 - WAR STORIES | 1:05:30 - FLIGHT PREP | 01:41:40 - STOLEN PLANS | 01:50:00 - STEELERS TALK

Duration:02:07:41

Episode 44: Poe + F.O. means new show!

12/18/2018
The release of two new factions makes for a great excuse to get together and record a new episode, right? You would think so, so we decided to do this at the last minute -- apparently Franch doesn't do "last minute." That's okay, Mikhail has an opinion about everything and carries the show because he actually plays the game of XWing (where as Gordon has played just *once* since the last episode). We also spend time with our producer David Cottingham, who shares with us how his X-Wing 2.0...

Duration:02:12:49

Episode 43: Fleming Unplugged

12/4/2018
Eeeew. It had been a month since the last episode and the Steelers just lost another game, so we had no choice but to record a new show and asked Ryan Fleming to once again join us. It's strictly pure coincidence that Ryan also earned his World's ticket at the recent System Open in Philadelphia, but this let us talk actual X-Wing for awhile, thereby keeping the whining about the Steelers to a relative minimum at the end. 11:45 - WAR STORIES | 45:00 - FLIGHT PREP | 01:15:00 - STOLEN PLANS |...

Duration:01:43:51

Episode 42: It's my birthday and I'll podcast if I want to

11/6/2018
This episode was recorded on Gordon's 52nd birthday. As tempting as it might have been to make the entire discussion about just him -- which would have been really great, mind you -- special guest Mark Moriarty joined the crew to talk about actual X-Wing content. Even Gordon couldn't ignore something as rare as that on this show. Listen in as Mark discusses the Fundamentals of List Building that sometimes eludes newer and older players alike. 6:40 - WAR STORIES | 27:45 - META TALK | 41:10 -...

Duration:02:06:16

Episode 41: Know your win condition (don't suck)

10/23/2018
Getting us together to record these days is basically a miracle. Almost didn't happen again! But record we did. There's some brief discussion of a Second Edition tourney Mikhail and Franch attended and then some discussion about more X-Wing stuff. Don't really remember what it was all supposed to be about because Gordon just couldn't get past Franch being, well, Franch. Regardless, Steelers talk was kept to a minimum at the end of the show. You're welcome.

Duration:01:35:13

Episode 40: We're Franchless Again

10/2/2018
At least Franch wrote up our show notes, so not a complete loss. With our little tricycle of a podcast still missing its third wheel, Gordon and Mikhail try to pedal along by talking about the recent lists they've flown before eventually asking Ryan Fleming to hop on and save us. After all, Coruscant is this weekend, so who better to talk Coruscant with than Ryan? Turns out Ryan agreed to join us only if he was allowed to complain about the Steelers. After Ryan's rant, we washed his mouth...

Duration:02:07:22