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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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Mythgard
markthius

The Boneyard VII: Extra Sauce

Welcome to The Boneyard post show! We talk with Lazergician about the upcoming Moonlight Masquerade event and what decks we expect to see. Bring your best deck and battle for the crown in this best of three event on October 26th with the Top 8 LIVE cast on October 27th! Registration is now OPEN: https://bit.ly/2MgoZgF

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Magic: The Gathering
warlordhank

This Week in Arena 2019-10-18

This week’s Magic the Gathering Arena news including: Mythic Championship 5, GerryT Interview, Pro Decklists, ELD Constructed

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Competitive
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #31 – Regrets?

Sometimes, while drafting, you come across a decision point where you can choose between a couple of options, each of them rated similarly. At the end of the day are you results oriented at what cards did come your way, or are you assessing it all with a cool and calculating mind? The first way can come with some regrets…

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Deck Tech
iowatheboat

October 2019 Grand Prix 9 Deck Lists by iowa

Hey guys, it’s iowa. Today I have 9 deck lists for each hero in the game that you can take to the Grand Prix on October 18th. Not sure what Grand Prix is? Go check out my detailed explanation here. The information available on the website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the games covered. You should not construe this as fact or professional advice. The content on Team Rankstar is designed to support and develop the

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TEPPEN
NewSchoolBoxer

Advanced Guide to Dark Destruction: Push to Champion and Beyond

INTRODUCTION The information available on the website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the games covered. You should not construe this as fact or professional advice. The content on Team Rankstar is designed to support and develop the community. We are not affiliated in any way with CAPCOM or GungHo Online Entertainment. NewSchoolBoxer here with Part 2 of the complete guide to Dark Destruction (DD). The Hero Art is in a good spot in the meta and

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Community
Weissenberg

Merchants of Novigrad #4

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! As the future of the competitive scene remains uncertain we’re looking back at the previous tournaments, their most memorable moments and what made them a real treat for the audience and the participants alike. And who’s a better person to break it down for us than TailBot, the winner of Gwent

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Community
The Mantid Man

Lore Broker’s Files: Parsa

This is the Second episode in the Lore Broker series. This series continues to cover the story, lore, and theory within the world of Mythgard in short, easy to take in sections. In this episode we look at everything that makes the Empire of Parsa such a force in the world. Enjoy the journey in to the Lore Broker’s Files, as always Spoilers Ahead.

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Community
Calebovitsch

Drafting with the Stars #30 – Seventh Draft of the Seventh Format

Hello and welcome to a new installment of Drafting with the Stars! A new format is upon us, along the new and much improved teamrankstar.com website! This is a story of the seventh draft of the seventh set format. After playing in the so-called pre-release draft format we all got a taste of things to come … Is the new reality what we were hoping for? Let us dive in and start picking and choosing and analyzing and … Pack

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Competitive
ThePlatypusKing

Praxis Ramp | Video

Decklist on EWCI think this deck is very well positioned in spite of it’s mediocre to bad match-up vs Unitless. I used it for my whole masters climb this month. Watch how I Decimate the competition in this video!

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Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 10/11

We could not be more excited to launch our new website this week! We appreciate all of the support and feedback we have received so far, looking forward to continuing to improve the Rankstar experience! On that note, we are launching a weekly video recap by Whats_Up_Woody, check it out here: Eternal Gwent Magic: the Gathering Mythgard TEPPEN The Elder Scrolls: Legends 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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Magic: The Gathering
warlordhank

This Week in Arena 2019-10-11

This week’s Magic the Gathering Arena news including: Patch 1.00.02, Emma Handy Interview, Golos Field, Mardu Knights, Azorius Flyers

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 18: Oblivion Unleashed

This is a pretty free flowing episode with Mark and DBN.  This episode was recorded on release day for Jaws of Oblivion! The episode starts off with them sharing their initial thoughts on the expansion and, they have a pretty extensive conversation about a few cards. Additionally they to respond to a few folks who joined them in the twitch chat for their first live recording. Finally, they even make some really early predictions and recommendations for cards to craft

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Community
Tchamber5

Backlash episode 28: FoX Impressions

Tim and Gerry Discuss their first impressions of the FoX! We also go over the OP announcement. //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Mythgard
markthius

The Boneyard VI: Extra Sauce

Welcome to The Boneyard post show! We talk with Charmer about his experience at Twitchcon and the struggles of being a full time freelance caster while also balancing life.

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Community
notoriousghp

Meta Monday: October Week 1

Editor’s Note: Meta Monday was delayed this week by the launch of our fabulous new website. Welcome to Meta Monday, presented by NotoriousGHP.The following people made this article possible: GrandarChriseayKingAndrewSusuexpCoffeeParasolGoaychanhongQuitschi As always, if you’d like to contribute data and have your name featured in the article, make sure to submit your games to both the Throne Ladder and Expedition Ladder forms. If your opponent was on an off-meta deck, please just write a little bit of information about it to

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TEPPEN
stouthelm

Heart Tank MegaMan X – TEPPEN Deck Guide

We’re nearly four complete seasons into TEPPEN and we’ve seen just about all of the nine available heroes find some deck that works very well. But there’s one that lags behind everyone else by a large margin, which is pretty disappointing for lifelong CAPCOM fans. Yes, the beloved blue bomber is not very good in the game’s current meta. MegaMan X’s problems stem from the slow nature of green element cards in general and some of the least impactful hero

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Community
Tchamber5

Glimmers Of Genius: Emma Handy

The Facts:  Favorite Deck? Modern Infect Favorite Color (or Color Combo)? Simic Favorite Card? Gitaxian Probe Favorite Format? Mental Magic IRL Occupation? Magic writer, commentator, coach, player.  I write for SCG and Tolarian Community College, do casting for SCG, coach people over the internet, and grind tournaments/Magic online. Age?  27 Team Affiliation? None, as far as I’m aware. Most Notable Achievement (MTG related) Winning the PAX Magic championship earlier this year is probably the biggest thing I’ve won, but that’s

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