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FLY BETTER

Thank you SO MUCH to all of our Patrons.  We are absolutely FLOORED by your support.  Be sure to check out The Dragon Files, where Dee is spilling his guts about the ships and pilots hidden in his notebook.
http://direman.com/direarms/comic_archive.php

MOST RECENT UPDATE 4/3/18
Hello everyone! These are the new Patron Rewards for March and April!
-Zeb Orrelios Alt Art
-Mynock Shield Tokens

Thanks for sticking with us!

A little over a two years ago my my squad mate Dee and I decided we wanted to start an X-Wing Podcast.  Little did we know that our small, somewhat narcissistic, bi-weekly show would explode into something neither of us could've anticipated. The Mynock Podcast began with low expectations, but has blossomed into the beautiful power coupling sucking monster you see before you today. 

In the past year we've had some amazing guests join us in our bombastic rants including: both Howard Brothers, the Foss Twins, Kinetic Operator, Dallas Parker, Brad Miller, and the ever elusive Pao L'heaver.

We've built somewhat turbulent relationships with a few of our fellow podcasters, while at the same time forging bonds that they'll be hard pressed to ever escape.

We've seen several different metas come and go, bad ships become good, good ships become bad, and T-65s staying unfixed.  The Mynock Special reigned supreme for a few months before the Rooks concocted Dengaroo and Defenders assaulted everything. Nymranda ruined our fun, but that seems wholesome compared to the VCX and Fenn! (EDIT: Jeeze now what?!)

But now, we're ready to move forward...


TROUBLE IN THE MAW

First I want to extend a massive heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us and listened to us over the past year and a half. During worlds I had countless people come up to me and say how much they love the podcast.  Honestly that's why Dee and I do what we do (other than the insane narcissism); it's all for you guys.
But life has a way of catching up with you, and unfortunately the podcast has grown so time consuming for both of us that we're having some trouble keeping it afloat. The hosting fees aren't too expensive, but they do add up.  Recording gear sometimes breaks, and software becomes a bit too obsolete, which requires fixing before we can resume the quality of podcast that we have set out to give to all of you.

Another thing we can't stress enough is the major major major time commitment it is to this show every week.  Dallas, Dee, and I spend quite a bit of time prepping (even if it doesn't seem like it).  On the technical side I spend countless hours on upkeep to ensure we deliver the best quality episode EVERY WEEK!
I'm quoted as early on saying that I didn't want to do a Patreon. I didn't want to leech money out of a community I love, or make them think that I "expected" anything out of them.  Circumstances have changed a bit. This is a call for support and aid, rather than a tactless ploy to steal all your monies.  It would be fantastic if the Podcast could generate at least a small sum so that we can continue to create top notch content.



WHAT GLORIOUS LOOT!

Here is a more detailed rundown of what we'll be offering as rewards for our Patrons.  Thank you so much for sticking with us after our initial 6 Month trial run.  It was shaky, no doubt about that, but now we've trimmed it down in order to really make your patron dollars count for something.

MARCH - APRIL 2018

MYNOCK RECRUIT
Skreeee! Welcome to the squadron! You are entitled to a standard issue Mynock Rations approximately every two months. This includes:
• x1 "Zeb Orrelios" Alternate Art Card
• x1 Acrylic Shield Token 

With Ghost+Fenn being all the rage everyone needs a Zeb card!.  This one perfectly reflects his role most of the game!

MYNOCK JOURNEYMAN
You've flown a few tours and when you're on your game can hang with the best of them! Approximately every two months you're entitled to bonus rations as well as access to precious intel as it releases!
-x1 "Zeb Orrelios" Alternate Art Card
-x2 Acrylic Mynock Shield Tokens
-Access to "How to Fly Better" and other Bonus Episodes/Content as they release


MYNOCK ACE
When you come up on the enemy scanners it's best that they just retreat. You've run out of space on your ship to mark all your victories! You've earned our highest commendations and so approximately every two months you get the best we have to offer:

-x1 "Zeb Orrelios" Alternate Art Card
-x4  Acrylic Mynock Shield Tokens
-Access to "How to Fly Better" and other Bonus Episodes/Content as they release
-Access to "Ask the Mynock" posts as they release
-Ability to vote in polls as we put them up (for future reward decisions)
-Early Access to the Podcast if we record before a Monday



Keep checking out this spot for previews of future rewards we may be offering!

Rewards
Mynock Recruit
$4 or more per month
Skreeee! Welcome to the squadron!  You are entitled to a standard issue Mynock Rations approximately every two months.  This includes:

-x1 Alternate Art Card
-x1 Acrylic from our current run

Mynock Journeyman
$10 or more per month
You've flown a few tours and when you're on your game can hang with the best of them! Approximately every two months you're entitled to bonus rations as well as access to precious intel as it releases!

-x1 Alternate Art Card
-x2 Acrylic from our current run
-Access to "How to Fly Better" and other Bonus Episodes/Content as they release
Mynock Ace
$16 or more per month
When you come up on the enemy scanners it's best that they just retreat.  You've run out of space on your ship to mark all your victories! You've earned our highest commendations and so approximately every two months you get the best we have to offer:

-x1 Alternate Art Card
-x4 Acrylic Token
-Access to "How to Fly Better" and other Bonus Episodes/Content as they release
-Access to "Ask the Mynock" posts as they release
-Ability to vote in polls as we put them up (for future reward decisions)
-Early Access to the Podcast if we record before a Monday
Goals
290 of 300 patrons
We will release a new digital playmat for all Patrons.
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FLY BETTER

Thank you SO MUCH to all of our Patrons.  We are absolutely FLOORED by your support.  Be sure to check out The Dragon Files, where Dee is spilling his guts about the ships and pilots hidden in his notebook.
http://direman.com/direarms/comic_archive.php

MOST RECENT UPDATE 4/3/18
Hello everyone! These are the new Patron Rewards for March and April!
-Zeb Orrelios Alt Art
-Mynock Shield Tokens

Thanks for sticking with us!

A little over a two years ago my my squad mate Dee and I decided we wanted to start an X-Wing Podcast.  Little did we know that our small, somewhat narcissistic, bi-weekly show would explode into something neither of us could've anticipated. The Mynock Podcast began with low expectations, but has blossomed into the beautiful power coupling sucking monster you see before you today. 

In the past year we've had some amazing guests join us in our bombastic rants including: both Howard Brothers, the Foss Twins, Kinetic Operator, Dallas Parker, Brad Miller, and the ever elusive Pao L'heaver.

We've built somewhat turbulent relationships with a few of our fellow podcasters, while at the same time forging bonds that they'll be hard pressed to ever escape.

We've seen several different metas come and go, bad ships become good, good ships become bad, and T-65s staying unfixed.  The Mynock Special reigned supreme for a few months before the Rooks concocted Dengaroo and Defenders assaulted everything. Nymranda ruined our fun, but that seems wholesome compared to the VCX and Fenn! (EDIT: Jeeze now what?!)

But now, we're ready to move forward...


TROUBLE IN THE MAW

First I want to extend a massive heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us and listened to us over the past year and a half. During worlds I had countless people come up to me and say how much they love the podcast.  Honestly that's why Dee and I do what we do (other than the insane narcissism); it's all for you guys.
But life has a way of catching up with you, and unfortunately the podcast has grown so time consuming for both of us that we're having some trouble keeping it afloat. The hosting fees aren't too expensive, but they do add up.  Recording gear sometimes breaks, and software becomes a bit too obsolete, which requires fixing before we can resume the quality of podcast that we have set out to give to all of you.

Another thing we can't stress enough is the major major major time commitment it is to this show every week.  Dallas, Dee, and I spend quite a bit of time prepping (even if it doesn't seem like it).  On the technical side I spend countless hours on upkeep to ensure we deliver the best quality episode EVERY WEEK!
I'm quoted as early on saying that I didn't want to do a Patreon. I didn't want to leech money out of a community I love, or make them think that I "expected" anything out of them.  Circumstances have changed a bit. This is a call for support and aid, rather than a tactless ploy to steal all your monies.  It would be fantastic if the Podcast could generate at least a small sum so that we can continue to create top notch content.



WHAT GLORIOUS LOOT!

Here is a more detailed rundown of what we'll be offering as rewards for our Patrons.  Thank you so much for sticking with us after our initial 6 Month trial run.  It was shaky, no doubt about that, but now we've trimmed it down in order to really make your patron dollars count for something.

MARCH - APRIL 2018

MYNOCK RECRUIT
Skreeee! Welcome to the squadron! You are entitled to a standard issue Mynock Rations approximately every two months. This includes:
• x1 "Zeb Orrelios" Alternate Art Card
• x1 Acrylic Shield Token 

With Ghost+Fenn being all the rage everyone needs a Zeb card!.  This one perfectly reflects his role most of the game!

MYNOCK JOURNEYMAN
You've flown a few tours and when you're on your game can hang with the best of them! Approximately every two months you're entitled to bonus rations as well as access to precious intel as it releases!
-x1 "Zeb Orrelios" Alternate Art Card
-x2 Acrylic Mynock Shield Tokens
-Access to "How to Fly Better" and other Bonus Episodes/Content as they release


MYNOCK ACE
When you come up on the enemy scanners it's best that they just retreat. You've run out of space on your ship to mark all your victories! You've earned our highest commendations and so approximately every two months you get the best we have to offer:

-x1 "Zeb Orrelios" Alternate Art Card
-x4  Acrylic Mynock Shield Tokens
-Access to "How to Fly Better" and other Bonus Episodes/Content as they release
-Access to "Ask the Mynock" posts as they release
-Ability to vote in polls as we put them up (for future reward decisions)
-Early Access to the Podcast if we record before a Monday



Keep checking out this spot for previews of future rewards we may be offering!

Recent posts by Mynock Squadron

Rewards
Mynock Recruit
$4 or more per month
Skreeee! Welcome to the squadron!  You are entitled to a standard issue Mynock Rations approximately every two months.  This includes:

-x1 Alternate Art Card
-x1 Acrylic from our current run

Mynock Journeyman
$10 or more per month
You've flown a few tours and when you're on your game can hang with the best of them! Approximately every two months you're entitled to bonus rations as well as access to precious intel as it releases!

-x1 Alternate Art Card
-x2 Acrylic from our current run
-Access to "How to Fly Better" and other Bonus Episodes/Content as they release
Mynock Ace
$16 or more per month
When you come up on the enemy scanners it's best that they just retreat.  You've run out of space on your ship to mark all your victories! You've earned our highest commendations and so approximately every two months you get the best we have to offer:

-x1 Alternate Art Card
-x4 Acrylic Token
-Access to "How to Fly Better" and other Bonus Episodes/Content as they release
-Access to "Ask the Mynock" posts as they release
-Ability to vote in polls as we put them up (for future reward decisions)
-Early Access to the Podcast if we record before a Monday