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Carolina Krayts

An X-Wing Miniatures Game Podcast hosted by the Carolina Krayts. Based out of North Carolina, the hosts Ben Keller, Chris Allen, and Tyler Barnett talk about things sometimes related to X-Wing.
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Nov 13, 2017

The competitive season is starting up again! We have things to talk about that aren't just complaining all the time!

 

Bounty Update, Krayt Cup 3 Updates, Dice Trays, all sorts of fun, but mostly...

 

The sheathiwhatever article dropped, and is incredibly interesting.  MAKE X-WINGS GREAT AGAIN

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pMfWkW_d12iK1XO0xj9IftgV0anLcWkIkKP3WGGLCtE/edit?usp=sharing

Nov 6, 2017

We were lucky enough to get some of Steve Cameron's time, from Cascade Games.  Cascade ran all of the System Opens in the US in 2017, and is running all of the North American System Opens in 2018!

 

They do a fantastic job, and we're happy to get a small look behind the curtain!

Nov 6, 2017

KRAYT CUP 3 HYPE! TOP 50 INVITATIONAL HYPE!  FFG has more leak problems, and slow play problems.  Chris, Ryan, Tim, and THEZACKMATHEWSCAROLINAKRAYTSPODCAST around for this week!

 

Also the kimogila article dropped, I guess?  Whatever.

 

KRAYT CUP 3 Rules!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ae_yWMggFZK3G7aDOJ4J9osupdegroIsoQG61PDpvaY/edit?usp=sharing

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pMfWkW_d12iK1XO0xj9IftgV0anLcWkIkKP3WGGLCtE/edit?usp=sharing

Oct 30, 2017

More FAQ stuff.  How accurate are our FAQ predictions?  As long as we're cherrypicking from previous stuff, pretty accurate?  Where do we think the new FAQ leads up meta wise?  Find out this week on Carolina Krayts Z?

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g4X87wDgcjgLJyl-Mtr0eVGIwwyBySPZ-MxECX2ey6I

Oct 26, 2017

IT'S FAQQENING EVERYONE PANIC

BIGGS IS DEAD

 

Skip to some random point to avoid Final Fantasy 12 spoilers, who cares it came out in 2006

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gfyXd9KfeHmJqHBu4DATH3ohOn7PPNWD0xLXf-merP4

Oct 23, 2017

KRAYT CUP 3! TOP 50 INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT! IT'S HAPPENING! January 27th-28th in Durham, NC at Atomic Empire.

 

Welcome to the Kessel Krayts!  We're joined by Tim "The Holy Ranker of Men" Hilton, as well as the Kessel Run's Jeremy Chamblee and Nam-My Le!  Talking about both tournaments, as well as the gunboat article drop, all the salt directed at FFG, and what an NPE is and why it might be necessary for them to exist.

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q6sNVEldTNqwzc0mWmHOf0CKMiD3Qmb-kd0WgjBEvWU

Oct 16, 2017

Tyler, Chris, Travis, and Zack are joined by Duncan Howard and Chris Brown.

Topics:

  • Follow-up Judge stuff
  • Q4 Kits, Bounty update, etc
  • OCX
  • Netrunner?
  • Nationals Meta
  • Zack's Insult

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wYCkuEhWDLIX_P92A3M24SHspDgq9anCIEwpxrDFwu4/

 

 

Oct 10, 2017

Who are these guys?  Chris and Tyler are joined by Dion "The Gold Squadron" Morales, and Chris "I AM THE CRYODEX" Brown to talk about weird judge calls (including our screw up on Harpoon from earlier), the pace of play, and what it all means to you.

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wYCkuEhWDLIX_P92A3M24SHspDgq9anCIEwpxrDFwu4/

 

Oct 2, 2017

Ben deserts us! The bounty is back on for everyone!  What upgrade/change would have to be made for anyone to bother playing primary weapons in arc anymore?  Also, what's going on with the X-Wing community?  Calm down!

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wYCkuEhWDLIX_P92A3M24SHspDgq9anCIEwpxrDFwu4/

Sep 25, 2017

Travis "The Johnson" Johnson, Duncan Howard, and Ben "The K Doesn't Stand for Keller" Kavanaugh attempt to get home from Canada.

Sep 18, 2017

Actual Content?  JUDGE!!!!

 

Anyways, followup on a few things, but mostly the Wave 13 announcement, how to nerf Nym and why, and why advanced sensors is such a bad idea for a card.

 

UK Nationals review and how to git gud

 

Echolocation pics are in the notes, if you're looking for them!

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ib4jbQ3BlHUb0uiIWM97WmJdjwfB8Z1kw8iZT-Le4GA/

 

Sep 11, 2017

Special Guests, your continental champions!  Also, Crossroads classic hype and nationals roundup!  Is Paul a krayt?

 

Also, Travis made me promise actual content next week. Boo!

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pV5huHCDh8sXeeSF-vyotFjaMALj6LzmfUJaweDGAuw/edit

Sep 5, 2017

Chris, Travis, Tyler Tippet, and Matthew Erbe sit around and try to say somewhat coherent things about NOVA this weekend.  Moderately successful?  Git gud Dion.

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dPSWExGonxGptS8dR8h6PWwF3oywOkBn8NmVYprAefE/edit?usp=sharing

Aug 28, 2017

Ben's back!  Also, wave 12 was announced.  Exciting!  With the Gencon results having had some time to settle, we talk about the win condition of Fair Ship Rebels and similar lists, compared to Rebel Regen.  Is it an abuse of the tournament structure/format?  Additionally, Chris is irrationally scared of Jostero

 

Also, Reddit FAQ.  If it drops, what effect do we expect it to have on the meta.  Any?  People aren't living in fear of mindlink anymore, but Dengar is a different story!

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U6f93TJ0aSI3pXFJjdYX2RyK4VUL9ggNzYq98liPrAo

Aug 21, 2017

Two parts!

Part one Tyler, Chris, THE Zack Mathews, and Travis effectively chant KRAYTS ON TOP KRAYTS ON TOP KRAYTS ON TOP for a couple of hours

 

Part two Tyler, Chris, Paul Heaver, and your congenital host the great Chumbalaya and later joined by two very special guests attempt to stay awake Sunday morning in the convention hall of gencon and talk about pretty much all of gencon.

 

Chris's highlight of Gencon:

 https://i.imgur.com/LutaCt9.jpg

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes (Uhh, sure)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fFZ_YRzVm-M_o4bW17nGjlQadVesS31MPSrAIl9-J8U

Aug 14, 2017

Tyler, Chris, THE ZACK MATHEWS CAROLINA KRAYTS PODCAST, and Trav Trav get together to follow up on aces and what makes the game fun.  How are aces different than bumpmasters and advanced SLAM?  Also, we're actually having fun now!  What should you take to Gencon?  Spoiler alert: whatever you want, just draw matchups like a god.

 

We were very short on time this weekend, so it's a bit of return to classic form

 

Also, for you Christian people out there, meet up with Zack before the swiss rounds at Gencon!

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes?  Where we're going, we don't need notes

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fFZ_YRzVm-M_o4bW17nGjlQadVesS31MPSrAIl9-J8U

Aug 7, 2017

 

Guns for Hire stuff, I guess?  More importantly, what's going on with Wave 11?  Are we having fun now?  Are YOU having fun now?

 

We talk about game design in X-Wing.  Is it OK that I can do unstoppable damage to you?  Is it OK that I can be immune to damage from you?  What's an NPE?  What does any of this have to do with competitive play?!  Also, a discussion on control, what it means, and no, it's not just stress and ion, be less bad.

 

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HsnoRStDe9JghFBQSbCHXtePueDbsNABTbSGXYy3hk0

Jul 31, 2017

Someone leaked a potential upcoming FAQ and it's bad (the changes and that it happened at all).  People are wrong about what makes stuff good and bad.  Also, scum nym is advanced slam on crack and if you think you can outplay it you're wrong.

 

Here's the maps for Scum Nym with Genius:

Advanced Sensors: https://i.imgur.com/UIiJULX.png

Advanced Sensors with Engine Upgrade: https://i.imgur.com/O9hwRjc.png

"That's cute Chris, but that's every possible maneuver, what about the map for just a single maneuver"

3 bank: https://i.imgur.com/9zmRxZj.png

Troll Left: https://i.imgur.com/Jf3spwc.png

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K6nooDljF2aF23dCn2Z6fNkYwRN_QtBW3GjtigWMRrs/edit

Jul 24, 2017

HELP TRAVIS IS GONE FOR A WEEK WE NEED AN ADULT

Also, wave 11 dropped and xwing is over and everything is awful forever and we hate everything and please god send help someone set us up the scum nym bomb.

 

None of the stuff we mentioned will be in the notes is in the notes, because we haven't had a chance to make it yet!

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

Jul 11, 2017

A day late again, because Chris was out of town doing a store championship in Maryland because that's what reasonable people do.  We only had a few moments to record, but Travis and Chris had about an hour on a car ride to talk about the new Cruise Missile meta, now that everything in wave 11 is spoiled!

 

 

No notes!

Sometimes Intel Agent is Fun!: https://i.imgur.com/4DfRnE7.jpg

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Jul 4, 2017

A day late, because July 4th weekend is hard!  Tyler, THE Zack Mathews, and Ryan Farmer attempt to talk Travis and Chris out of doom and gloom for wave 11. Also follow up on upsilons, intel agent, and a whole bunch of other stuff with no real rhyme or reason.  No one reads these notes anyways!

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15miSOOsyco0H2bQJSLfllNQorIwlIx8lDr9R4-SQbZw/

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Jun 26, 2017

 

Travis reports from Russia!  The famed illegal list bounty is filled!  Why is everyone terrible at making lists?

 

We talk about list building, why and how Kylo and Intel agent are terrifying cards you should probably be using (even if it means playing imperials), and how they lead to "single-player" games, ones in which your opponent thinks they are still playing the game but in actuality you're the only one making decisions.

 

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_VzslBXVi3e4Gc4_uTvoMdhei3f4iqZSpFOpWEnS2WQ/

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Jun 19, 2017

Hey's it Father's Day, and the KRAYTIVERSARY!  We get to talk to daddy, but more importantly, the Scurrg, goddammit.  Goddammit, the Scurrg. 

 

Experimental Interface Jumpmaster Bomb Map(Bombs also fill the black squares):

https://i.imgur.com/H3bM1JK.png

Notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vCmA0U5ucOAgEKfLV8ZAUraTzjiilc6pyjGfRuXyW44

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

 

Cheating on Stream:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/150840510?t=08h38m50s

Jun 12, 2017

Ben, Chris, Tyler, THE Zack Mathews, and Travis "The Johnson" Johnson are called by longtime fan Tyler "Starslinger72 'The Hero of The Empire {The Only Guy Dumb Enough to Take Imperials To Worlds}'" Tippett and talk about

  • FFG doesn't give a shit about epic
  • The meaningless FAQ
  • How bad TIE Fighters are
  • The Auzicvkczkkzuczkc Cruiser
  • Stop Complaining about Jumpmasters and Mindlink
  • No seriously, Stop it.

Show notes: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ilKjd5HKwONYJqDJ9_wV3INC3z8oUJ9glcpI4uwOIvw/

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts

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