May 26, 2018
In episode 33 we go into the Rebel conversion kit for 2.0:
- Who has better abilities than before?
- Who has a better dial than before?
- Why is Nym no longer necessary for the Rebels?
- How is FFG contolling how the ships in 2.0 fly?
This episode's lore section is brought to you by a technicality.
May 23, 2018
In the first episode of the Hell of a Pilot original audio drama you'll meet Blitz Kordon, a cavalier smuggler out to make a few credits, and TX-15, a tactical droid from the Clone Wars and Blitz's constant companion. All they want is to get their job done and get paid, but Imperial agent extraordinaire, Baron Gundark, is out to get them. How will they get out of this one, and will Lieutenant Tam be ok? Find out before the second exciting episode is released!
May 10, 2018
In this episode we cover the TIE Reaper and Saw's Renegades, and some of the ways they're being blended into Second Edition. Listen in for a chat about
- Unreleased pilot abilities that are new, yet old
- Builds you can try in the closing days of First Edition
- 5000 years of space combat
- who wins a t-shirt
And if you ever want to bypass the winning part and go straight to the t-shirt, this is the place to go:
May 3, 2018
Here we go. X-wing version 2.0 was announced this week and we weren't willing to wait until our next recording night to talk about it, so we jumped onto Skype to get some initial thoughts together. Join us for a quick dive into
- what X-wing 2.0 will mean
- conversion kits
- can you still use your current models (yes, you can)
- changes to cards and mechanics
- semi-digitisation of resources
- other stuff
We've probably left some things out because we were pretty excited but hopefully this will be helpful for you in some way until our next official recording.
April 27, 2018
Ladies, gentlemen, decent people who don't believe in swearing, welcome to **** of a Pilot episode 31. In light of the responses we got in a recent Facebook poll, we've made a slightly more critical episode than we usually would (but it's balanced nicely and still very 'us'). Join us as we cover:
- aspects of the game that bother us
- what the game should be
- why Harpoons are fine (wait, is that right?)
- what is a negative play experience?
- a lore section about the Illuminati
Stay until the end to learn how you can win a prize in a little competition we're having. Also, yet again, this episode was recorded right before the release of an article that would have provided much better content.
April 12, 2018
There has been an awakening in the Star Wars gaming community. You have felt it. In the thirtieth episode of our show we decided to have a look at Legion. To keep it relevant to an X-wing podcast, the discussion is partly a compare/contrast kind of thing, but there's a good amount of chat about the game itself and why it's so popular at the moment. Whether you're getting into the game or not you should be able to get something from the discussion that we have with our wonderful guest star, Charles from Star wars Tabletop Gaming (https://www.facebook.com/SWTabletopGaming).
For our lore section, rather han a single pilot, you get a lesson on wookiees: what is a wookiee, how do they live, and how did they become slaves of the Empire?
But, the really, REALLY special part: stay tuned after the end of the regular show for the first episode of an original Star Wars audio drama written by our new best friend Jack Murray, performed by Jack & Hell of a Pilot and fantastically filled with music and sound effects by our own Owen Cross. It's pretty darn amazing.
Finally, if you could find it in your hearts to vote for us in the Gold Squadron Goldie Awards, we would be incredibly grateful. It's a real treat just to be nominated, but let's do this for Australia. Voting at the link:
March 29, 2018
What's this? A chocolatey and delicious new episode just in time for Easter? Yes. It is that. If you're still with us after what happened last time, strap in and enjoy some of the highest quality filler content we could make in the absence of X-wing news during the build up to Legion's release. FFG is staying pretty quiet about X-wing lately, but we're not just going to sit here quietly.
Episode 29 is inspired by Saw's Renegades, a pack attempting to breathe new life into two ships that are already available in the game. In that spirit, we decided to analyse some of our favourite old ships, explain why, in our opinion, those ships aren't flown nowadays, and then suggest ways those ships could be restored to glory.
In our famous lore section, learn all about Carnor Jax, an ex Imperial Royal Guard who held the galaxy in his grip after the death of Emperor Palpatine. It's all here: duty, zeal, betrayal, murder, and the brutal life of training to be one of the Emperor's personal guards.
March 21, 2018
Ladies, gentlemen and holograms of Emperor Palpatine, welcome to the re-release of episode 28.
Our small technical difficulties have been sorted out, and now we present the final version of our latest episode for your enjoyment. Thank you to everyone who messaged us about the problem. In this episode, we:
- briefly touch on the latest season prize kit
- talk about Rebels without context to X-wing Miniatures at all (spoilers)
- cover Fenn Rau in our lore section
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as you enjoy the FFG article that is no doubt on its way.
March 3, 2018
Ladies, gentlemen and crew cards of all point values, welcome to another episode of Hell of a Pilot. Today we acually get to cover the Wave 14 release article! Tune in for
- the TIE Reaper
- servomotor s-foils
- the U-wing
- Saw Gerrera
- the life story of Lando Calrissian
PS: if you think you'd enjoy purchasing a Hell of a Pilot t-shirt, follow this link:
(If you're not sure whether or not you'll enjoy it, we say you won't know til you try.)
PPS: our new mic is so sensitive that in this episode it occasionally picked up the sound of us moving around. We'll work on that in future and we really appreciate your patience with our amateur operation.
February 16, 2018
Ladies, gentlemen and the FFG employee who spies on us and releases content the day after we record, get ready for episode 26! It's a speculative episode about what could be in Wave 14... recorded the night before Wave 14 was announced. Laugh at our comically invalidated thoughts as we discuss:
- the Solo trailer and what it could mean for the future of the game
- non-Solo stuff that could (at the time) be in Wave 14
- a few comments about the FFG release schedule that were disproven less than twelve hours later
- a lore section about the TIE Fighter itself (one of the best ever)
Stay tuned all the way to the end for a surprise segment.
And as always, when in doubt, focus.