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doc28ecg

Doc’s Laboratory: The Hooru Guru

Greetings friends, and welcome back to a surprise edition of Doc’s Laboratory! Over the past weekend, two of my teammates and I took an innovative Hooru deck to the top 64 of this season’s first ECQ. In preparation for the event, we tested a bunch of different variants of Hooru in Expedition and settled on a build featuring the often underestimated Horde Plunderer. There are a lot of different ways to approach this faction combo, ranging anywhere from super low-to-the-ground

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Magic: The Gathering
warlordhank

This Week in Arena 2019-11-22

This week’s Magic the Gathering Arena news including: Patch 1.02.00, Oko Banned (for real this time), Historic Launch, Twitch Rivals Tournament Results and Decks

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 23: Runeterra, Rotation, and Axis?

Banter Banter Banter! If you like banter in a podcast then this episode gives you 35 minutes of it!  If you don’t, we strongly suggest you jump to minute 36.  Mark and DBN discuss the new Pokemon game, Legends of Runeterra, and what they like and dislike about long open beta periods for games.  The first chunk of this episode is entirely unrelated to TESL but if you’re a gamer we’re sure you’ll still enjoy it.  From there Mark and

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Competitive
Tchamber5

ECQ top 16 and the future of Expedition

Tim and Gerry discuss the top 16 of the ECQ as well as the upcoming additions to the expedition format! //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Community
Team Rankstar

Welcome to the team RJam!

We are excited to be branching out into Gods Unchained with our newest member: RJam! Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/player/rjam/

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Community
Tchamber5

Glimmers Of Genius: SaffronOlive

Favorite Deck?  Mono-Red Prison (aka. Free Win Red), or anything with Panharmonicon Favorite Color (or Color Combo)  Blue, but with other colors. I like drawing cards. Favorite Card?  It’s a tie between Blood Moon and Panharmonicon.  Favorite Format?  Honestly, right now it is Pioneer, although it has been Modern over the past few years. IRL Occupation?  I’m super lucky that Magic is my IRL occupation. I’m the content manager for  www.mtggoldfish.com Age?  35, probably better know as old Team Affiliation?

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Magic: The Gathering
warlordhank

This Week in Arena 2019-11-15

This week’s Magic the Gathering Arena news including: State of the Game, Historic Rollous, Festival of the Fae, Gruul Adventures, Jeskai Fires

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Community
Weissenberg

Merchants of Novigrad #6

A biweekly podcast where we discuss everything Gwent, from the freshest of leeks and patch news, through the meme and content creation, all the way to the competitive scene! With the iOS release Gwent’s playerbase has increased dramatically, but does it mean that the game is finally in a good spot? And what does the influx of new players mean for content creators on platforms like YouTube and Twitch? There’s no better person to answer these and many more questions

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TEPPEN
Team Rankstar

Welcome To The Team ChrisD!

We are very excited to welcome TEPPEN streamer and competitive player ChrisD! Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/player/chrisd/

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Competitive
Calebovitsch

Deck Check – Expedition Winchest Control

In the newest episode of Deck Check Calebovitsch is trying to combat the Expedition metagame by breathing some new life (and Fire) into a control deck featuring a card he has spoiled for The Flame of Xulta!

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Magic: The Gathering
warlordhank

This Week in Arena 2019-11-08

This week’s Magic the Gathering Arena news including: Oko Brawl Ban, Festival of the Fae, Temur Reclamation, Rakdos Aristocrats

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 20: Special Guest Silverfuse

This episode DBN and Mark get to spend some time with the legendary and awesome Silverfuse. A good portion of the show is dedicated to the news that was missed on their week off. They discuss invade, combo invade, the adjustments to the combo invade deck, and the newly buffed cards! The conversation strays into some design philosophy and concerns for the future design space. Silverfuse shares her gaming story and answers a few trivia questions before it all wraps

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Deck Tech
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 11/8/2019

Here is a quick recap of the first week of November, including our first article on “Legends of Runetarra”! Eternal Hearthstone Legends of Runeterra Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Want to support our content? There’s many ways, best of which is directly at our new Patreon, which helps us support our content creators: https://www.patreon.com/rankstar Not your speed? Check out our sponsors here: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar Don’t forget, you can play your games with your style with Inkedgaming.com. Use code TRS12 at checkout for 12%

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Hearthstone
Reno

Descent of Dragons: The Legendary Dragons (Part 1)

Part 1: The Dragon Aspects As we all know, Descent of Dragons will be Hearthstone’s thirteenth expansion, with a special focus on dragon, possibly the coolest tribe in the game. To commemorate the launch of the first Dragon-heavy expansion (the second one if you count Blackrock Mountains), we’re going to go through a close analysis of all the legendary dragons in the game thus far (and of the new dragons when they will be released). In the first article, let’s

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Reed Alexander

Comparing and Contrasting Legends of Runeterra

Riot has been unveiling loads of titles to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the release of League of Legends. The first of those games, Legends of Runeterra, has the CCG community scrambling to try it out. How similar is it to the current card games on the market? Is it as rewarding and complex as games like Magic? Will it be as difficult and expensive to keep up with the metagame as games like Hearthstone? In this article, we

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Eternal
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 11/1

There is a plenty to see, this week in Team Rankstar! We just opened the door to a new title, God’s Unchained, and we are very excited for what the future holds for that game. Check out all of the content we had come out this week and stay tune for more coming up next week! Eternal God’s Unchained Gwent Magic: the Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Want to support our content? There’s many ways, best of which is

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Community
Tchamber5

Backlash Episode 31: What We Would Play This Weekend

Tim and Gerry Discuss what they would play this weekend. they also talk about Throne, Kairos and whether or not he is too good. //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Competitive
noahc92

Player Agency in Mythgard

Today we’ll be discussing a term that is used often in game design and is really shown off well in Mythgard. Player Agency.What is it?

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Community
isochroneternal

Expedition – First Impressions

When it comes to the Eternal community, I’m probably known for three things: complaining a lot, wanting rotation, and being called Isomorphic. This article is about rotation because I think that Eternal finally really rotated this Monday. And to really demonstrate the emotional impact this event had on me, I want to talk a quick bit about the background that lead to writing this article. Back in early summer, I basically quit. I didn’t really play in Eternal for around

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Community
CaptainTeembro

Leaderborked

CaptainTeembro tries to look past the salt to figure out why the new Expedition Ladder feels so bad to rank up on.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Izana

Invade the Arena!

It’s been a while since the last time I gave my opinion regarding the Versus Arena state in TESLegends. This time, I want to briefly discuss the Invade mechanic in the Arena context. I’ll leave the ranked thoughts for another time since there are some issues that require a dedicated article. Invade. Everyone Gets Invade. As some of you may have read/seen/witnessed/played, Invade has become a polarizing mechanic in constructed mode. Some argue that the random keyword generation is the

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Competitive
Team Rankstar

Team Rankstar is recruiting for God’s Unchained

We are incredibly excited to expand into the God’s Unchained! We are recruiting both Content Producers as well as Tournament Players! If you are interested in joining, please send us a message with a little about you, your accomplishments, goals and what you can bring to the team. We would love to hear from you!

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Community
Weissenberg

Merchants of Novigrad #5

A biweekly podcast where we discuss everything Gwent, from the freshest of leeks and patch news, through the meme and content creation, all the way to the competitive scene! Throughout its history and presence on platforms like Twitch Gwent has seen content creators come and go. Most of those who left the game could count on nothing more than a cold welcome had they wished to come back. And our guest knows all about it. Within a month Jaggerous, who

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Community
The Mantid Man

Lore Broker’s Files: The Volkov Project

This is the third episode in the Lore Broker’s Files video series. As we continue diving into the lore behind the wonderful world of Mythgard we look now to the green Dreni faction and that super soldiers of the Volkov Project. Enjoy the dive into the Lore Broker’s Files and, as always, Spoilers ahead!

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Competitive
ThePlatypusKing

Heroic Combrei | Video

Decklist on EWC This is a list I found on Eternal Warcry by ThaliaTea that I liked the theory behind so I decided to give this take on Combrei a whirl. Let me know how it works for you!

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Magic: The Gathering
warlordhank

This Week in Arena 2019-10-25

This week’s Magic the Gathering Arena news including: Patch 1.01.00, MCV Results, Historic, Bannings, All About Brawl!

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 20: Goblins Goblins Goblins!

This episode Mark and DBN talk about all that is new in TESL….which is not much.  They get into a good conversation about RNG and the apparent design philosophy change.  They both share some thoughts about the gauntlet and dive into a discussion about some new goblin monk decks that have been running around the ladder.  They close out with Mark’s Closing Thoughts and announce their next guest for episode 21, Silverfuse.  

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Community
Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: The Empire of Greed

Hello and welcome to the Weekly Stream Recap with Weissenberg! In this segment your humble servant and the loyal subject to the Nilfgaardian Emperor provides a written testimony of his adventures in the realm of Gwent. Each week we will try our luck with a creative and non-competitive deck and each week we will try to achieve the peak of Gwent memery. The Empire of Greed My dear friends, it’s that time of the month again. No, I’m not talking

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Community
Team Rankstar

Welcome To The Team ewlandon!

We are beyond excited to welcome MTG Legacy legend Eric “ewlandon” Landon to Team Rankstar! Whether it be Legacy leagues, figuring out the limited format for a GP or getting more familiar with MTGA, make sure to tune into Eric’s stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/ewlandon Get to know him more here: https://teamrankstar.com/player/ewlandon/

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TEPPEN
stouthelm

Shinku Hadoken Ryu – TEPPEN Deck Guide

He’s the easiest hero to pick up in TEPPEN, but he’s also difficult to master. Ryu has been the starting point for countless Capcom video games because he doesn’t require a lot of knowledge for beginners. But mastery for Ryu in TEPPEN is similar to the fighting games he’s known for. Precise timing, optimal trades and a lot of practice will separate an average Ryu player from an expert. The goal of this deck guide is to help you elevate

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Competitive
Calebovitsch

Deck Check – An Elvish Bargain

In this episode of Deck Check Calebovitsch tries to understand the Bargain mechanic and strikes a deal with two Elves … and proceeds to show you not one, but two versions of an Elvish Bargain aggro deck in Expedition.

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Eternal
Tchamber5

Backlash Episode 29: More FoX

Tim and Gerry Discuss more FoX! We also go over The latest happenings from Riot Games! //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Episode 19: CVH Returns to Legends Cast!

On episode 19 Mark and DBN get a chance to hang out with CVH from Bethesda!  This is also the first episode they add full segments to the show.  Join them as they cover the latest TESL news, arena changes, this week’s gauntlet, Q&A with CVH, some CVH trivia, and Mark’s final thoughts.  This is not an episode to miss because it gives some insight into the life of Bethesda, the design philosophy behind gauntlet, and what goes on behind

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Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 10/18

Things have been quiet this week at Team Rankstar. After the launch of our new website, many of us have been putting our heads down to work on bigger projects. Expect some cool things coming up before the end of the year! Eternal Gwent Magic: The Gathering Mythgard TEPPEN Don’t forget, you can play your games with your style with Inkedgaming.com. Use code TRS12 at checkout for 12% off your final purchase total! Make sure to follow us on our socials

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