Stay On Target | An X-Wing Podcast
By Franch, Gordon and Mikhail
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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 Franch, Gordon and Mikhail remind everyone to have fun, fly casual but always remember to....Stay On Target!
||CleanEpisode 37: Just What The Doctor Ordered||We mean that sort of literally. We spoke with Andrew Savoie, who happens to be an actual M.D. What does that have to do with X-Wing? Absolutely nothing, but we're still impressed. Turns out Andrew used to play X-Wing years ago. Now that he's done with his residency, he has more free time and thought he'd give X-Wing another go. Has he heard the good news? Does he know about X-Wing 2.0? We interview him to find out.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: X-Wing 1.0 hype!!! Wait...what?||That's right, the Stay On Target crew find themselves excited about X-Wing 1.0 again. Thanks Wave 14! 02:00 - WAR STORIES | 30:30 - WAVE 14||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: The Worlds That Was and X-Wing 2nd Edition||Mikhail and Franch share Worlds stories from their recent trip to Minnesota, but it becomes clear soon enough that the crew wanted to talk more about the recently announced X-Wing 2nd Edition. 00:30 - WORLDS | 50:00 - X-WING 2.0||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: SOT means Stay-On-Target ON TOP!||Those who listen to OCX get the reference, and Stay On Target now owns said reference. We won the right to say so and explain why at the end of the show. But don't try to skip ahead, because we'll know and then you'll be in trouble. Mikhail and Franch speculate about what will show up at World's in two weeks, but Gordon doesn't care (because he's not going). Gordon instead prefers to ponder about the overall state of the competitive game and speculate about X-Wing 2.0. 00:30 - WORLDS TALK | 57:00 - STATE OF THE GAME | 01:38:00 PROUG PAPA | 01:45:00 - EVENTS||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: So Now They're Naming Tournament Kits After Us||The new Q1 2018 X-wing kit is being described as a "Stay on Target" tournament. Clearly inspired by our podcast, of course. After all, it's not like the phrase "Stay on Target" is used elsewhere. You're welcome, FFG. Michigan Regional semi-finalist Tommy Adams joins Gordon, Mikhail and Franch to discuss his four ship rebel list. 03:30 - WAR STORIES | 01:01:40 - FLIGHT PREP | 01:20:00 - STOLEN PLANS||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Gordon is the Best||Dreams do come true! Who cares if it took a different Gordon than the show's host to climb the mountain top? Suffer with Mikhail and Franch in their dismay, having to listen to Gordon and guest sychophant Camden go on and on about the achievement of his namesake - Gordon Pinkerton - who won the Portland System Open. Oh yeah, and obligatory meta talk -- in all its Fenn/Ghost glory. 05:30 - WAR STORIES | 39:00 - FLIGHT PREP | 01:00:00 - STOLEN PLANS||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: The Devil's Apricot||Gordon and Mikhail think they have the show all to themselves, but Franch crashes the party. Then DHaus of all people shows up to brag about being in another Organized Play promo pic. There's also talk about the Indy Regional.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: The Killer B's||It was almost a perfect weekend: X-wing streams everywhere and the Steelers (Big Ben, Brown and Bell) advancing to the AFC Championship. Ugh, the Steelers! Fine, at least Jeff Berling joins us for some meta analysis. Nevermind, he's not available. Okay, well, congrats to the Birmingham Barons podcast member Joel Killingsworth for going 15-0 across two events at PAX South? 3:40 - OPENING AND STEELERS RANT | 10:00 - WAR STORIES | 21:10 - FLIGHT PREP | 1:19:30 - STOLEN PLANS | 1:27:30 - CLOSING||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: We can't beat Duncan Howard||I think we're a collective 0-4 against Duncan. This now forces us to prevent him from attending all future tournaments, its our only remaining option. Or maybe we play better...not sure about that one. In addition to discussing the emerging meta, we speculate about the TIE Silencer, which got its own article right *after* we recorded. Figures! 2:00 - IN THE HANGAR | 21:45 - WAR STORIES | 53:15 - OUTRYDER CUT VII||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Come back to the dark side, we have cookies!||Literally. Deroche, Franch and Mikhail eat cookies while recording, all very professional. And they discuss the recent FAQ - inbetween bites.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Missed it by *that* much||Gordon, Mikhail, Franch and party crasher Jon Bruns (from Hornet Squadron Radio) discuss all manner of X-Wing topics: Recent tournaments and alternate formats, listener feedback, FFG's silence, and speculate about a possible System Open event at PAX East (which ends up no longer being speculation an hour after they record....figures). 8:30 - WAR STORIES | 43:30 - STOLEN PLANS | 1:41:00 - FLIGHT PREP | 1:44:30 - CLOSING||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: November Papa Echo||The Stay On Target crew is back after a slew of Store Championships post-Wave 11. Find out how they did and what their thoughts are on the FAQ 'leak' (not much given how it's been beaten to death already). Gordon tries to find out if Wave 11's impact on the game is either bad, good or just different. 2:22 - WAR STORIES | 27:30 - STOLEN PLANS | 1:02:00 - WAVE 11||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Make the Empire Great Again...Again, with Phil Horny||In an attempt to bring about the end of the world, the Stay On Target crew record episodes in back-to-back weeks! Franch, Gordon and Mikhail speak with special guest Phil Horny about his current thoughts on the Imperial faction, and how it might fare in the soon-to-be release Wave 11 meta. 2:40 - WAR STORIES | 12:40 - STOLEN PLANS | 50:50 - WAVE 11||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Don't Use Marksmanship||Franch, Gordon and Mikhail are joined by guest Camden Alcorn to discuss the new player experience in X-Wing, advice for newcomers to improve and how the veterans in the community can lend a hand. 5:00 - WAR STORIES | 26:00 - FLIGHT ACADEMY | 01:25:00 - CLOSING||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Everything is fine here. How are you?||After a two month hiatus, Gordon, Franch and Mikhail catch up on Worlds, Store Championships, possible nerfs, and the various preview articles about Wave 11 and the Guns for Hire expansion.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: This One's For Gordon's Mom||Join DHaus, Franch, Gordon and Mikhail for another jam-packed episode right before Worlds! We cover the Hoth Open, Stele Open, Campaign Against Cancer and Worlds prep. Listen until the end if you're excited to hear about Gordon's mom... 3:00 - WAR STORIES | 36:00 - TRENCH RUN | 01:04:00 - STOLEN PLANS | 1:36:00 - CLOSING||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: FAQ Rhymes with Manaroo||Join DHaus, Gordon and Franch for a doozy of an episode featuring the new lists we're flying, the FAQ madness and its potential effect on the meta game, predictions for the last System Opens and much more. 5:00 - WAR STORIES | 21:00 - TRENCH RUN | 58:00 - STOLEN PLANS | 1:12:00 - CLOSING||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: It's Actually Eric's Fault||Our very own Franch took down the Ohio Regional and he's here to tell us about it. We also brought in Eric Berling to talk Wave 10 and its potential impact on the meta. 0:00 - INTRO | 2:00 - OHIO REGIONAL | 32:00 - WAVE 10||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: The Outryder Cup and Regionals||We're baaaaaack! After far too long, Gordon, DHaus, Franch have returned with guest Mikhail to talk about their 2nd place finish at the Outryder Cup and reflect on the current regional season. 3:00 - OUTRYDER CUP RECAP | 32:00 - REGIONALS REFLECTIONS | 50:00 - CLOSING||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: It's All Jeff's Fault - Part Deux||The guys are joined by Jeff Berling to talk about their Worlds experience! 2:00 - WORLDS HIGHLIGHTS | 21:00 - LIST PERFORMANCE | 40:00 - FINAL TABLE | 1:00:00 - STOLEN PLANS||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The Worlds Experience with Paul Heaver||The whole squad is back and joined by the great Paul Heaver to talk Worlds and the Upsilon-class Shuttle Expansion preview. 7:20 - THE WORLDS EXPERIENCE | 38:30 - ALL EYES ON DEADEYE | 47:30 - AFTER WORLDS AND THE UPSILON-CLASS SHUTTLE PREVIEW | 1:11:00 - STOLEN PLANS||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Two Winners and a Couple Losers||Join DHaus and Gordon as they interview the two winners of the Bluegrass Open and Crossroads Classic. We talk about how Wave 9 is already making a splash and what lists we expect to see at the top tables at Worlds. 0:25 - INTRO | 3:15 - BLUEGRASS OPEN | 30:29 - CROSSROADS CLASSIC | 1:17:00 - CLOSING||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Book of Wave 9||The crew is joined by Mikhail Jenkins aka SteelCurtain0118 (reddit) Jenks0118 (FFG) as they discuss the potential impact wave 9 will have on the meta. 0:20 - INTRO | 11:22 - TRENCH RUN | 43:00 - LISTS | 1:10:00 - STOLEN PLANS||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Gen Con Bothans Survive||DHaus and CooMasterCoo are joined by Tommy Adams aka MegaSilver (Forums) aka TheVenocWarlord (Reddit) and Donald Williams. They discuss their Gen Con experience and some wave 9 hype! 3:30 - WAR STORIES | 34:45 - IN THE HANGAR | 54:00 - STOLEN PLANS||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Old Terry||The entire crew is together at last! The guys discuss the top five best upgrades in the game for In The Hangar. Trench Run is the Fang Fighter and Shadow Caster along with some GenCon predictions. Enjoy! 3:30 - WAR STORIES | 26:30 - IN THE HANGAR | 1:14:10 - TRENCH RUN | 1:37:50 - STOLEN PLANS||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: It's All Jeff's Fault||Gordon and DHaus have the honor of interviewing the legendary Jeff Berling, creator of Dengaroo and reigning North American Champion. We also hit the preview of the Special Forces Tie during In The Hangar, and close out with some thoughts on the Coruscant Invitational.||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Your Podcast Has Been Throttled||Our podcast has been throttled due to too many listeners!....NOT. CooMasterCoo and Franch are joined by the one and only Gordon and America's X-Wing hero Ryan Fleming. Ryan drops a 'bomb' on the guys with the final votes on what the community chose for the Coruscant Invitational. After that, it's barely listenable as they ramble on about Gordon's ability to touch his nose with his elbow. 1:00 - NATIONALS DEBRIEF PT 1 | 17:00 - FLIGHT PREP PT 1 | 27:00 - NATIONALS DEBRIEF PT 2 | 53:00 - FLIGHT PREP PT 2 | 1:27:00 - STOLEN PLANS||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Shenanigans||CooMasterCoo and DHaus are Franchless once again as they sit in the Aqualish Arby's and discuss DHaus' successes. They both talk potential builds for their Origin Nationals trip and Wave 9! 1:00 - WAR STORIES | 43:00 - IN THE HANGAR | 1:14:00 - STOLEN PLANS||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Jabba's Taco Hutt||On this jam packed episode we get 'The Gordon Experience' from the one and only Gordon Berg! Franch gives some double Ghost love, CooMasterCoo tells of this failures and DHaus checks his phone. The G-1A Starfighter sits in the hangar bay. 3:30 - WAR STORIES | 58:30 - FLIGHT ACADEMY 1 | 1:00:00 - IN THE HANGAR | 1:18:00 - FLIGHT ACADEMY 2 | 1:20:00 - STOLEN PLANS||5/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Stay on Gordon||The Kentucky pilots are Franchless in this riveting and anticipated episode. CooMasterCoo confesses his X-Wing rut, DHaus discusses recent regional results and the Defender sits in the hangar bay. The guys also review the 'Heroes of the Resistance' expansion in a new segment. 13:00 - WAR STORIES | 31:30 - IN THE HANGAR | 53:00 - THE TRENCH RUN | 1:07:20 - STOLEN PLANS Special thanks to the X-Wing Alliance and all the X-Wing podcasts new and old, and most importantly the fans. Without them, we would not be able to do what we do.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: A-Winging It||Your favorite pilots talk about CooMasterCoo's trip to the Hoth Open, an A-Wing swarm winning a Regional NEW Mexico and the controversial International Draw situation. 6:00 - WAR STORIES | 47:55 - IN THE HANGAR | 1:07:30 - FLIGHT ACADEMY | 1:37:20 - STOLEN PLANS||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: That's No Moon||CooMasterCoo, Franch and special guest DCott, aka David Cottingham, discuss Star Wars X-Wing Minitures Game to the point of pure exhaustion.||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Wave 8 Madness||The guys discuss the long anticipated wave 8 ships and how they have already impacted the meta. 1:20 - WAR STORIES | 1:00:00 - IN THE HANGAR | 1:30:00 - FLIGHT ACADEMY | 1:42:00 - STOLEN PLANS||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Ghost with the Most||CooMasterCoo, DHaus and Franch discuss their store championship stories and interesting builds for the VCX-100. 1:20 - WAR STORIES | 18:40 - FLIGHT ACADEMY #1 - How to fly against a tie swarm | 39:30 - IN THE HANGAR | 50:00 - FLIGHT ACADEMY #2 - What is difficulty on the dial? | 1:09:20 - STOLEN PLANS||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Dengar...Not an Ambi-turner||The guys discuss the newly previewed JumpMaster 5000! 4:10 - WAR STORIES - Store Championship at Louisville Game Stop | 24:50 - FLIGHT ACADEMY #1 | 33:50 - IN THE HANGAR - JumpMaster 5000 | 35:50 - FLIGHT ACADEMY #2 | 1:26:00 - STOLEN PLANS - Events in the Community||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Take Off!||A smooth-ish take off to a brand new X-Wing podcast with pilots CooMasterCoo, DHaus and Franch. We're just a couple of guys who want to share our enthusiasm for the game. Hope you enjoy! 3:44 - WAR STORIES | 27:45 - FLIGHT ACADEMY #1 - List Creation with free actions | 37:40 - IN THE HANGAR - Tie Defender, Tie Advanced Prototype, YT-666 | 1:05:40 - FLIGHT ACADEMY #2 - Flying the YT-666 | 1:11:35 - STOLEN PLANS - Events in the Community||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Podcast !!
Thanks for keeping it clean, me and my son loved listening. Good job.
Welcome to the club
Thanks for putting together another podcast for the X-wing community to consume. There can never be too many. I’ve listened to the first two episodes (only ones out). The hosts have a casual and fun perspective on the game. Plenty of humorous self-deprecation.
As a listener, most battle report sections in any X-wing podcast fall somewhat flat for me. The key to find a balance between giving a full description of a particular game and condensing it to core lessons that are relevant to all players.
Enjoyed the discussion of the Jumpmaster - I look forward to other ship reviews. Plenty of interesting builds and thoughts on how they affect the game balance overall.
Keep up the good work.
Very helpful resource for new players!
I would've never known about such a large community of X-Wing players here in Lexington if I hadn't listened to this podcast.