Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Special Mini Episode!

Every once in a while, something so noteworthy happens in the app that we just can't get our heads around it. The mini base cards certainly put us there. We headed straight to the Illuminerdy studios and hashed it out in an appropriately shorter-than-usual mini-episode. Michael doesn't pull punches, taking a strong stand against this set. "For the sake of the many, don't buy mini", even overturning his long-standing assertion that whatever variant Topps will release with Poggle on it, he will buy, insisting that no one at all should buy these cards to send a message that this is the line. And we explore many/mini possible directions this trend could go, from mini-Widevision (Vision?) to Mini-Relics (paint chips?) to mini-sigs (Initials?) to other sizes, pico to nano. #ForTheManyNoMini

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Year in SWCT, Sending 500 Blind Trades (to 7 people)

Happy Birthday SWCT! This week we talk about:

  • Vote in Star Wars Podcast Awards if you haven't! We're in New Show, Trade Fed is in Collecting. Polls open through 3/24
  • Michael's ease in resolving a multi-hundred blind trade bug (thanks Rhett and #WalkForTheFix!)
  • Revisited fun
  • Sneaking variants in base trades: Futility of flipping over cards in the trade offer
  • Pi day in SWCT vs. other Topps Digital apps
  • Primes
  • Dejarik - we like this set
  • Meditation Chamber card count update
  • Djas Puhr found! Apparently we weren't in-depth-enough fans to recognize this character


  • Ancient Aztec sports
  • 90's baseball
  • The Waffle Sandwich at Waffle House
  • Sped-up cooking videos

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rhett's Login Woes, SWCT/Virgin Galactic Promotion

This episode includes talk including, but certainly not limited to:

- Rhett's technical problems...deleted the app and redownloaded, then locked out for 24 hours. He used to care a little that this was a problem, now he really does. #WalkForTheFix

- Vote for us and others, best new Star Wars Podcast of 2015

- Poggle hoarding with JB1127

- Discussing Virgin Galactic promotion

- New sets: Grafitti Splatter & its mechanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Galactic Ships, Star Wars Card Trader: The Phantom Menace!

- Preppers

Friday, March 4, 2016

Election Coverage - Poggle vs Amedda in FC Showdown

Yes, we're back. Back again. I can't think of any bigger election news this week than the Fan's Choice voice. Star Wars Podcast Award-nominee Michael Nipp gives us a behind the scenes look at the ups and downs in an exciting election day.

We also touch on the 7-day Prospecting chase, discuss new sets and the ever-expanding rainbow of variants. Enjoy!