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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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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

Jun 5, 2017

Ben, Chris, Tyler, THE Zack Mathews, and Travis "The Johnson" Johnson have a science experiment with a new setup and talk about

  • Mission Statement
  • FFG FAQ/Release Schedule
  • European Championships
  • Timmy/Johnny/Spike
  • MoV is literally the worst thing that has ever happened, ever

 

Show notes: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AZn8RhVrCjOxLnWAxcMdAG2GRLbahM6bR7mcNGUSLDU/

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

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

May 30, 2017

Ben, Chris, Tyler, THE Zack Mathews, and Travis "The Johnson" Johnson join long time fans of the show Paul Heaver and Ricky White of Scum and Villainy, who call in to talk shop, including:

  • Just how bad is Synced Turret? (Spoiler Alert, really, really, really bad)
  • Tyler losing to a Firespray
  • Is XWing over? Should we all pack up and go home?
  • Why are the forums so bad?
  • How should we analyze the worlds meta?
  • Seriously, just how bad is Synced Turret?
  • And a whole lot more...

"Actual content" starts at about 45 minutes!

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

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

 

Show notes:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i9_TDs91p_enynaPBpiJ6O2LQK2oDq_PDX6cgNf5YBA/

 

Stats:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GslirLswQPdjT9hPmmFJ_5LEBR1A7QcoOLeDdbO60RM/

May 22, 2017

Ben and Tyler are back!  As usual, with Chris and THE Zack Mathews, and Travis returns!  Gathering to talk about nothing, as usual, but also the store champ meta, and how to learn from winning and losing.

 

THE Zack Mathews Floor Rules: https://i.imgur.com/Aaib4G8.jpg

THE Zack Mathews podcasting from the floor: https://i.imgur.com/lgiAJiC.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ofPJfcu.jpg

May 15, 2017

Ben sleeps through recording again!  Tyler has to work!  So, Chris is joined by THE Zack Mathews, and our listener AND TOP 16 AT WORLDS Travis "The Johnson" Johnson.

 

This is by far our longest episode, we cover pretty much everything from worlds, the upcoming meta, and where we think the current problems in X-Wing are.  Also, how much better we are than Gold Squadron.

 

Of course, a discussion about cheating on camera. We're onto you, Justin Phua, note taking is strictly against the rules!  Also, fly casual?  Whatever, just have some fun.

 

Manaroo being fair and balanced: 

https://i.imgur.com/iKLGkrh.jpg

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

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

May 11, 2017

Just a quick recording Chris and Tyler take in the car, with some great interviews THE Zack Mathews took in Europe and at Worlds.

 

Full length Worlds recap next time!

May 1, 2017

Last week before Worlds!  THE Zack Mathews is MIA in Europe, but Ben, Chris, and Tyler discuss:

  • Worlds Streaming!
  • Loopin' Chewie World Championships!
  • What else to do at Worlds!
  • Tactics while playing aces

We also give Dion Morales of the shameful Gold Squadron Podcast a call to talk about... a lot of things, but mostly how he pronounces his name wrong.

And it wouldn't be a KRAYT episode without talking about completely related Magic and StarCraft stuff, so that's in there too.

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

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

Apr 17, 2017

Followup from the weekend of the Stele Open!  Ben and Tyler try to get Zack and Chris to jump off the bridge in shame after being bountied, and we discuss:

  • STREAMING WORLDS!
  • Loopin' Chewie World Championships!
  • Campaign Against Cancer
  • Fan...mail?
  • Making a judging mega-FAQ
  • Stele Open and meta wrapup
  • Listener 2 and 2.5
  • The meta going into worlds in general

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

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

 

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CANCER LINK
http://www.x-wing.org

Apr 12, 2017

Even more actual content?  Chris Allen, Travis Johnson, and Tyler Barnett follow up from Listener One.  What would happen if you nerfed mindlink or jumpmasters out of the game?  Who knows!  Then we talk about upgrades, ships, and pilots that limit future game design across the factions.  How have other games dealt with these cards that prevent new things from being released?  We walk through other games and formats to get an idea of where X-Wing might be headed in the future.

 

 

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

Apr 12, 2017

More actual content?!?!  Chris Allen and our one listener Travis Johnson get a chance to have a discussion with some guy named Paul Heaver to talk about the future design and format for X-Wing!  We talk to Paul about potential rotations and design restraints, and about the game in general!  And the real question, does Paul think bombs are OK?

 

Advanced SLAM Cluster Mine locations: https://i.imgur.com/pFpAS0x.jpg

 

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

Apr 3, 2017

This week we are blessed to be joined by the one and only Evan "T-70 BRO" Bulriss!  He, Ben, Chris, Tyler, THE Zack Mathews, and Duncan Howard cover a range of topics including:

  • THE BOUNTY
  • Loopin' Chewie World Championships!
  • Zack's Filthy Casual Corner
  • Intensity!
  • The Palpatine Nerf
  • The Meta in General, and therefore JumpMasters

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

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

Mar 26, 2017

The usual crew is back for Episode 8!  For once, there isn't a tournament to travel to so Ben, Chris, and Tyler get together to talk:

  • THE BOUNTY
  • THE NEW BOUNTY
  • Challenge mynocks to an epic duel to the death
  • Loopin Chewie World Championships
  • Wave 11
  • The Post-FAQ meta
  • And a bunch of nonsense

 

Shoutout again for the help with the KRAYT Promos!

Artist: Bartłomiej Fedyczak

Printing: Cody Ryan Martell

 

Carolina KRAYTS Facebook community:

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

Mar 26, 2017

In this episode, Indiana Regional Champion THE Zack Mathews goes on a solo mission and channels his inner KRAYT.  The Zack Mathews repeats his KRAYT CUP performance and carries the team, telling random people to GIT GUD, interviewing Chris "Chico" Brown about judging, Nathan Eide about not gitting gud enough to win a System Open, and surviving the dreaded Howard road trip.

Mar 20, 2017

Actual content?!?!  Chris Allen and our one listener Travis Johnson sit down and talk about where the meta is going after the large FAQ change.  We talk about the pros and cons of erratas, and what we might expect in the future based on what we've seen previously in X-Wing and other games.  Speaking of the effects of the FAQ, what's going to keep mindlink boats in check?  Does anything?

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

Mar 20, 2017

Oh no, the episode numbers actually make sense now!  Duncan Howard, Jeremy Howard, and Chris Allen try to pass the time (and also not die) on the drive back from the Naboo System Open in Syracuse.

 

Most of the discussion is just salt overflowing everywhere as we complain about Imperials not completely dominating the meta for one tournament which is obviously unacceptable, and other topics like why we're all so bad for not winning the System Open.  Paul Heaver brings it home, immediately after THE Zack Mathews called him out for winning literally nothing but worlds three times previously.  Chris went 0-2 drop and recorded rounds 4 and onwards, which will be edited and uploaded to the Carolina Krayts YouTube channel soon™

 

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

Mar 13, 2017

Episode 3!  The last one before the numbers start making sense, sadly.  Bounty recap, extremely intoxicated recap of KRAYT CUP 2 and the FAQ drop with Ben Keller, Chris Allen, THE Zack Mathews, Blake McKenzie, Jeremy Howard, and Duncan Howard.

Listen to them R2, they're dying!

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

Mar 6, 2017

Episode 2, in which we discuss KRAYTani, krayt cup and the jm5k. First appearance of Zack's filthy casual corner where he discusses other ways to play X-Wing.  Chris guesses the shirt size of nova players in between calling out the game developers and random players we've never met by name. Premium backers can find out what we said that was bad enough for us to go back and edit it.

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

Feb 20, 2017

New audio equipment to sound less terrible, and updates on the bounty!  Also, KRAYT CUP discussion, how to practice, and discussion of the greatest X-Wing meta in existence: Alaska.

  • 0:00       Enhanced Intro
  • 2:00       THE BOUNTY
  • 6:20       KRAYT CUP!
  • 10:14     Local Events
  • 14:50     The disrespect package
  • 19:35     GIT GUD Prasturbating
  • 32:35     How to Cheat
  • 34:00     Fortressing
  • 44:30     TO THE PHONES part 1
  • 47:10     Alaska
  • 57:15     TO THE PHONES part 2
  • 1:05:25  KRAYT CUP List selection and pairing strategy
  • 1:21:50  Local New X-Wing Player Day!
  • 1:25:05  Back to Meta Lists
  • 1:33:35  How to Cheat Pt. 2

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

KRAYT CUP Registration: https://eventgrid.com/Events/30341/krayt-cup-2

KRAYT CUP Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145805105918353/

Shields on Corran/Miranda: https://i.imgur.com/u9i3zic.jpg

Sad Dallas: https://i.imgur.com/rTGuqft.jpg

Mustafar Mat: https://i.imgur.com/tjCLRmj.jpg

Enhancing some regional templates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ-hHNjkxqs

Meta analyzer: http://meta-wing.com/

 

 

Feb 13, 2017

Ben, Chris, Tyler, and the one and only The Zack Mathews talk about THE BOUNTY, KRAYT CUP 2, the Wave 10 meta, and a judge qualification program.  Ben once again destroys Chris's property.

  • 0:00      Actually completely unedited first take intro
  • 1:30      THE PODCASTER BOUNTY!
  • 7:25      KRAYT CUP 2!
  • 15:50    Call with Zack and descent into Chaos

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

KRAYT CUP Registration: https://eventgrid.com/Events/30341/krayt-cup-2

KRAYT CUP Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145805105918353/

Palpatine Promo Art: https://i.imgur.com/VacVLUW.jpg

Hot Copilot Promo Art: https://i.imgur.com/EX9t1uE.jpg

Templates: https://i.imgur.com/Kd8zvCC.png

Fortressing: https://i.imgur.com/PXuIQUE.jpg

Anime sharks: https://www.reddit.com/r/TsundereSharks/

Jan 31, 2017

Ben, Chris and Tyler talk about their experiences at the Mustafar System Open. Ben has far too much to drink and makes Chris learn how to do basic audio editing...

We talk about the meta for the only Wave 9.5 System Open and the end of X-Wing on February 2nd with the release of wave 10.  Also, we are way too harsh on volunteer staff judging and helping than is reasonable and suck at math.   It turns out 34 + 34 + 33 does not fit inside 100.

  • 0:00      Completely unedited first take intro
  • 1:52      KRAYT CUP!
  • 3:48      Mustafar Report
  • 52:05    Wave 10 Release and Meta
  • 1:35:00 Local News and Events

Carolina Krayts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinakrayts/

KRAYT CUP Registration: https://eventgrid.com/Events/30341/krayt-cup-2

KRAYT CUP Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145805105918353/

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