December 23, 2018
Welcome to Blitz in Space, episode 4! Our heroes are still trying to get their job done and discover what their mysterious cargo is, but that won't be easy now that they've all been arrested. Listen in to see what happens with your old friends, and meet a new one who's been following the story for their own reasons...
This episode guest stars our friend Hairy Nick!
December 18, 2018
Well, it's here at last: the final episode of Hell of a Pilot. We hope you've enjoyed listening as much as we've enjoyed making it. Most people don't get an audience while they make silly jokes about their favourite games, but we did, which is just ridiculous. Thank you all.
By request, our topics tonight are the RZ-2 A-Wing, the TIE Silencer, the Resistance Bomber and the Clone Wars. Hear about Owen getting excited for things from the past that are coming in the future, Lachie's latest idea for a terrible build, and Mike coming full-circle back to his favourite ship.
We did talk about the Sith Infiltrator and some more of the Aethersprite upgrades, but due to a small hiccup with the computer on the night we lost about ten minutes of conversation. Basically:
- Maul is the First Edition Gunner crew card
- The Infiltrator being large base is surprising, and hopefully the cloak mechanic will make up for the weaknesses large bases tend to have
- The weird probe droid token. What is the explanation for the guides on every edge? Does it fly in random directions by putting a template on any side?
Again, thank you so much for supporting us for to years. Keep following us on Facebook and if we decide to do anything else we'll let you know.
November 1, 2018
Are you excited to fly T-70s? Do you want to hear about PAX? Been missing Mike lately? If you find yourself in the centre of this Venn Diagram then this episode is for YOU! Tonight in a super long episode we talk pilots, we talk astromechs, we talk teaching at PAX, and general Second Edition love. Mike is back with a lore section about a very special lady who really changes the flavour of how Imperial ships fly.
There are two reasons to listen all the way to the end of this episode as well: the details of a competition that you can enter very easily, and a piece of very big and important news from us to you.
October 19, 2018
So yeah, it's been a while but WE'RE BACK, BABY! Sorry for yelling, it's just that we're excited to cover the recent(ish) articles about the First Order and Resistance. What is implied by some of the abilities? What changes have had to be made? Will it be difficult to sell factions that have like four ships in them? At this point it's really all speculation.
Join Owen and Lachie and their mate and fellow X-wing content maker Ian from YouTube series Fly Casual as they talk Sequel Era stuff and the lore of the galaxy's most gorgeous android.
Fly Casual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85w_SrVrf4U
Michel's battle report site: http://xba.azurewebsites.net/?fbclid=IwAR1lAMaxwpXbdPXBv_5148ObNiOgOkJF12TQcQn-YK_P3AHmNoz7EYL7PxA
September 25, 2018
In the first episode made in the world of Second Edition, Hell of a Pilot joined forces with friend and frequent collaborator Hairy Nick. Only one of us has played a game of Second Edition at time of recording (try to guess which one; I think you'll be pleasantly surprised), but we made it work. We cover the app, we cover squad building, we cover things you didn't even know you wanted us to cover (but definitely do). Stay tuned for a lore section on Wedge Antilles, discussion of the scale of X-wing models, and making YouTube videos for fun and profit.
September 11, 2018
In episode 40 of Hell of a Pilot, our final episode in a purely First Edition world, we look back on memories of the game we once loved and talk of things to come in Second Edition. Inspired by one of the most popular illicit upgrades from the old game, our lore section this week covers the narcotics of the Star Wars galaxy. If you listen to our show and, just hypothetically, happen to be nine years old, you can still listen to this episode, just make sure you listen with your dad.
August 30, 2018
In the latest episode of the Hell of a Pilot audio drama, we return to the fast-paced space dogfight that began at the end of episode 2. How will the raucous Rebels and our perseverant privateers fare against the impatient Imperials? Stay tuned after the battle to meet Blitz's shady underworld contact as we try to discover exactly what our heroes have been ordered to smuggle...
Our special guest in this episode was The Zack Mathews of the Carolina Krayts X-wing podcast. He's a top bloke. Follow the Krayts here and here:
August 24, 2018
Welcome to episode 39, pilots. Tonight we go over points costs, and some of the upgrade slots available to the ships of Second Edition. Are the values of our factions' ships reflective of how powerful they'll be? Why do certain ships have certain slots, and what can you do with them? Also, in a lore section several times longer than her on-screen appearance, we'll tell you all about Magva Yarro and how her life is represented in X-wing.
By the way, we're asking people to join us in looking back on the good old days of X-wing. If you want to help us with that record a video of yourself telling us in 20 to 30 seconds what you loved about First Edition and what you're excited for in Second Edition, and send it to our Facebook inbox!
August 15, 2018
If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Snoke, I'd a'been married a long time ago. Where did you come from, where did you go? Where did you come from, TIE/FO?
This episode isn't late, we just didn't record on the night we said we did. In a surprise twist, this worked out for the best. Join us to hear about the X-wing content for the Resistance, the First Order and the Mining Guild TIE. Keeping with the Sequel Era theme our lore section covers the rise of the First Order, and should be handy knowledge for anyone who wonders where these new villains came from.
July 27, 2018
Welcome to episode 37. In tonight's episode we take a break from pilots to talk about crew cards. There's 40ish unique crew in the conversion kits and we cover them all, so strap in for a full-throttle, adrenaline-charged thrill ride. About crew.