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Welcome to the Fly Better Podcast, the best source to become an Ace Pilot! Every week Dee, Ryan, and Dallas bring you the latest news, tips, and deep dives into the world of X-Wing Miniatures. Awarded the Best US X-Wing podcast at the 2018 Goldies. Now with 2 out of 3 hosts having won a Regional. Skreeeeeee!
 
We’ve spent over a decade in the tabletop gaming space, as content creators, local store owners, and online retailers. Now it’s time to answer your questions, dive into complex topics, and have an incredible amount of fun along the way -- featuring exclusive updates, candid dialogue, and fascinating interviews with designers, publishers, and visionaries.
 
"A modern look at our retro lifestyle." Hosts:, Anil Sharma, Josh Whittall & Rob Williams A Member of the Star Wars Commonwealth Network of podcasts. Generation X-Wing is not just a Star Wars podcast. We also take a fun look back at the pop culture that defines our generation. We cover everything: comics, movies, TV, toy collecting, conventions, and of course.... Star Wars! Give us a listen! 5 star and subscribe! Dont forget to visit us on: Facebook, (Generation X-Wing) twitter: (@genxwing) ...
 
Join our heroes (SYFY WIRE’s Brian Silliman, Caitlin Busch, and Matt Romano) for a celebratory visit to the world of Star Wars each and every week, where they’ll cover everything going on in the galaxy far, far away. Celebrating the films in the saga? Of course. Exploring new movies and shows? On it. Big news? They’ll have it. New episode breakdowns for The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars, and more? Bet on it. From interviews, new canon reveals, intensely spirited discussions and more, JABBA THE ...
 
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This week Brent Wong joins the Flyboys to talk about the Lone Star Open, one of the first major in person events occurring for X-Wing! Then the new moderator of the Official AMG Rules Forum, Dee, talks about a couple of Rules Reference adjustments you should be aware of. Then finally all of the pilots of the iconic Rebel YT-1300 are broken down. [0…
 
This week we are joined by Bespin Open Winner Virgil Hayward to talk about how he won Bespin with Scum Han! Also all the info we currently have about the Fly Better Open at LVO is at the very start of the cast. [00:00:00] Fly Better Open at LVO Announcement [00:11:00] Start of Show [00:30:00] How to win with Scum Han? [01:00:00] Bespin Roundup Fly …
 
Recent announcements that major publishers - Asmodee, Paizo, Ultra Pro - will not be attending Gen Con 2021 fulfills an assertion from Episode 136 of the cast: breaking habits like convention attendance gives publishers an opportunity to determine what really impacts their bottom line. If sales are unmoved or improved without convention attendance,…
 
We review episodes 1 & 2 of the Disney Plus series The Bad Batch. We look at how the series examines the new Empire world, Order 66, the development of the characters and how DOES Echo put on that helmet? Also Jamie shares his Pale Rider's picks: - Castlevania Season 4 - Ran coming on Blu-ray - Dave Filoni's new - old job…
 
We are joined by the creators of the Star Wars Fan Film and now SERIES... Bucketheads. Andy Brown and Marco Bossow share with us the origin of the story, the challenges of making a Star Wars fan film and some of the positive reception they have received. Don't forget to support Twin Suns Film Foundation and Bucketheads: The Series at their Patreon …
 
During the ongoing research and planning process for our next local store, we've consistently run into paradoxical perspectives about what a store should be (free tables, well-staffed, well-stocked, plentiful events, warehouse pricing) and what is worth paying for (almost nothing). These kinds of paradoxes run up and down the chain, and have for a …
 
This week we bring on Chris Allen to discuss when we should resume in person X-Wing, and to breakdown all the TIE Silencers. Warning: We meander worse than usual this episode. Silencer content begins about an hour in, then resumes about an hour and twenty minutes in. Enjoy the lively conversation!
 
By the end of last week's episode, it had become clear that there was a lot more to explore on this topic of passion, innovation, and disruption in tabletop games. Are local game stores the next "Blockbuster", or will they drive the next major development in the industry - along with the publishers promoting them? Join us for another tiny sliver of…
 
It's a classic, near-eternal tale - passion launches something wonderful, and then a shift from those early priorities leaves it vulnerable to disruption. We see this across all industries, from restaurants, to films, to music, and of course right now in tabletop games. Are the titans capable of adapting in time, or is this the beginning of a new, …
 
This week Kristofer Bengtsson joins the cast to talk to us about his successful use of Nash Windrider in the Firecast Cup! Then the Top 16 of that tournament is broken down. Spoiler alert...it's a lot of Jango Zam...and a bonus Two Tubes! [00:00:00] Intros/ABZ [00:10:00] Nash, Bang, Wallop with Kristofer Bengtsson [00:43:00] Firecast Cup Top 16 Bre…
 
In the midst of a "seller's market" for a good number of games, it's all too easy to curse yourself for selling too soon, or not buying in soon enough, or selling at the wrong price. How far are you willing to push? Retailers and players can quickly find themselves in a devastating spiral, one that applies to every facet of life, and one that we ar…
 
In today's episode we have a LONG list of amazing stuff that excites us: - Star Wars Bad Batch - Ben Kenobi #beardwatch - Hasbro SW Action Figures - Hasbro Pulse Optimus Prime - TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Video Game - Suicide Squad Trailer - Loki Trailer - Invincible - Love, Death & Robots 2 - Current costume builds: Onlyalicat & instadavew - Nailed …
 
With the drop of the Phoenix Cell Squadron Pack Rebel A-Wings got a much needed boost. Gold Squadron Aces Tournament runner up Matthew Cary joins us to talk about why Hera and Ahsoka should be the first things you consider when you begin list building for the Rebellion. [00:00:00] Intros/ ABZ [00:20:00] A-Wings and You Fly Better!…
 
Andrew Turner from The Walking Dad.ca joins us to talk about the 1984 sci-fi fanatsy movie "The Last Starfighter". We look at the scary moments, the childhood fantasy, and the weird aliens. Also on the show an impromptu GXW VS arcade sounds! Don't forget to check out Andrew Turner at The Walking Dad.ca and on Instagram Outro song: "Arcadia" Deadmau…
 
Tabletop games have relied on a number of promotional tools throughout their history, and content previews are at the top of the list. Having now experienced the Flesh and Blood approach of a big "preview season" right before release, we discuss when this tactic works, why it works, and the more general tabletop marketing considerations that publis…
 
In this super sized episode Ryan, Raithos, and Dee breakdown all the T-70 pilots and which ones are worth trying. That however comes after Ryan and Dee have a spirited debate on the worth of Data Valuation Models. [00:00:00] Intros/Ryan and Dee Crossfire [00:52:00] T-70 Dragon Files (Warning...very long) Fly Better!…
 
Andrew Turner, The Walking Dad, joins us to talk about the 1979 cult hit, "The Warriors". We look at the many unique gang looks, the quotes and even the video game. We also take a deep dive into the real gang scene of New York during this time. Don't forget to check out Andrew Turner at The Walking Dad.ca and on Instagram.…
 
This week the Worst Coast Children, Isaiah and Eli, join us to talk about the Psychology of X-Wing. New to Worst Coast Children? Start Here: https://spoti.fi/2Q07Qxa Types of Mistakes: https://bit.ly/39KDpSF Zone of Proximal Development Image: https://bit.ly/3dCRuCX Get-there-Itis : Cautionary Tales: https://spoti.fi/2Q23R37 Going back into in-Pers…
 
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