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Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: Commanding the Troops

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 deck and non-competitive and each week we will design a set of rules we have to follow throughout the broadcasts. Commanding the Troops Soldiers Nilfgaard… That one Nilfgaard deck that is always around, but

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. Weissenberg & Babyjosus | Pawel Burza on Merchants of Novigrad Podcast?!

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS! This is where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode we pay a lot of attention to the recent challenger, some stats, memes, & more! GUESTS With great pleasure I welcome two great guys and my very good friends Weissenberg and Babyjosus!

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ThePlatypusKing

Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #59 – Welcome to Totemtown

We discuss the new mechanic – Mastery, approximately a million spoilers, subtember drops, the lifecycle of the ETS and Clash of Champions! (Sorry for the publishing delay) Catch the show LIVE every Monday at 9 PM Eastern @ patreon.com/ThePlatypusKing Want the VOD? Sign up to Patreon! YouTube // Spotify // Simplecast // Direct Download of .mp3 // iTunes // Stitcher Patreon // Stripe // Discord Twitter ThePlatypusking // @PlatypusIsland TheMantidMan // @MantidMan Team Rankstar // @TeamRankstar

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Team Rankstar

Welcome to the team BeeBoBoop

We are incredibly excited to welcome BeeBoBoop to the Gwent Stream Team! Anyone who has been involved with Gwent on Twitch has likely seen BeeBoBoop’s stream pop up, or stopped in for a chat. If you haven’t, now is your chance: https://www.twitch.tv/beeboboop Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/beeboboop/

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Deck Tech
noahc92

Deck Tech: Red/Purple Aggro

With the help of Eolis, today I’ll explore the Red/Purple Aggro strategy and present some thoughts on evaluating your gameplay while testing a deck.

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Team Rankstar

Welcome to the team Weissenberg

We are excited to welcome the newest member to the Gwent Content team: Weisseberg! Make sure to check out their Merchants of Novigrad podcast, as well as the other work they have already contributed on Team Rankstar! Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/weissenberg/

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Deck Tech
Calebovitsch

Deck Check – Sentinels of the Void

Calebovitsch takes a request from Team Rankstar’s Aphelion to make a more modern FTS Sentinel Reanimator deck. Also included, some games with an increasing difficulty level.

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Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 9/13

Mythgard Closed Beta came out this week and Team Rankstar was all over it! We are incredibly honored to be able to participate in the launch to the extent that we did, and have things in store for the Open Beta launch as well! Not to mention, our Arena Rumble event has been going off with a bang, and we are very excited for the finals coming up soon! We have a lot more events being announced in the coming

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Magic: The Gathering
warlordhank

This Week in Arena 2019-09-13

This week’s Magic the Gathering Arena news including: Standard 2020 Decks, Throne of Eldraine Previews, Mastery Pass Countdown

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast 14: Special Guest Eolis and Player Identity

This episode Mark gets to host his first female TESL streamer and content creator, Eolis!  All the way from New Zealand Eolis joins the show to add some great insight into the meta, new player experience, the return of events, and some mind games behind player identity.  How does she beat the burnout of ladder grinding and keep excited about TESL?  Check out the episode to hear about what keeps Eolis in the game.  Mark is up before the sun

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The Mantid Man

Seat of Impulse: Mastery

This week, Dire Wolf Digital announced the newest mechanic, Mastery. This mechanic rewards you for having Units and Weapons stick around and deal damage. Let’s see what the TRS fam thinks about this new addition to the arsenal and some of the cards we see with it. Brody Mastery is probably going to be a starter deck theme. I’m already thinking way past that and the first direction I’m going is a Parry: Mastery deck. Skycrag and Hooru aggro specifically.

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Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: Purified Guardians of the Holy Shaelmaar

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 design a set of rules we have to follow throughout the broadcasts. Purified Guardians of the Holy ShaelmaarAssimilate Nilfgaard is one the archetypes that I have

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Competitive
Flake

Fran-tic Pace: Hitting Pro Rank

There is a certain satisfaction that comes with taking the hard road to success. Blazing your own trail towards achieving your goals, rather than taking the path frequently traveled. This is not entirely that kind of discussion. This is more of an article that follows the first two steps of the instruction booklet, and soldiers on from there. This is about how you, too, can get to Pro Rank with Francesca. I’ve taken the hard road to Pro Rank before,

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ThePlatypusKing

Unexpected Results: THE Eternal Podcast #58 – Don’t Call It a Comeback

After an unexpected hiatus, our beloved duo returns to discuss Set 7 Spoilers, Chapter 34 Lore, the new Eternal Deck Building Game and much more! Catch the show LIVE every Monday at 9 PM Eastern @ patreon.com/ThePlatypusKing Want the VOD? Sign up to Patreon! YouTube // Spotify // Simplecast // Direct Download of .mp3 // iTunes // Stitcher Patreon // Stripe // Discord Twitter ThePlatypusking // @PlatypusIsland TheMantidMan // @MantidMan Team Rankstar // @TeamRankstar

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Team Rankstar

Team Rankstar Mythgard Packstravaganza

With Mythgard launching into closed beta on September 10th, Team Rankstar streamers the world over will be checking it out and playing through the story mode, jumping onto ladder, admiring the beautiful artwork, etc. We’re going to have a lot of content coming out with a new player focus. We’re also going to have a LOT of packs flying around. Be sure to stop by these streams over the coming days if you’re interested in checking it out. Eolis Eolis

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drdenuz

Gwent News | A hectic week

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS! This is where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this week’s episode, we get together to take a look at a really cool artwork, a few observations, some memes regarding the patches, and so much more! GUEST Unfortunately this week things were a bit hectic and

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Competitive
Tchamber5

Backlash Episode 24: First Wave of Xulta Spoilers

Tim and Gerry Discuss the latest in Flames of the Xulta Spoilers! //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Hearthstone
Reno

Legend lists to try in Wild – August 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar It’s already a month onto the new expansion, and we can see how Saviors of Uldum is already affecting the meta. This post will feature all the new lists that are seeing success recently. Togwaggle Druid made a resurgence, with Sleight piloting the deck to legend. Joybuzz makes it relatively easier to

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Eternal
ThePlatypusKing

Galaxy Brain 5000 | Video

 Decklist on EWC Here’s a meme centric deck for y’all that was and is an absolute blast to play. It features some of mechanics and themes in Eternal that I hope Dire Wolf Digital expands upon more in the future. Enjoy!

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: Kennadin

In this video I give a deck tech and then play 5 games with a Kennadin list given to me by LightsOutAce. Kennadin is a deck built around Combustion Cell and Tribute cards. Please note that this video was recorded before Garden of Omens was released. I believe it is likely incorrect to play zero copies of Garden, but I don’t have an updated list to share with you.

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Team Rankstar

This Week in Team Rankstar 9/6

Some really exciting things have been happening in the CCG world this past week! Aphelion and Magikarp had the pleasure of spending time with Direwolf Digital at PAX this weekend, getting some awesome info as well as spoilers for the upcoming set 7: “The Flame of Xulta”! Also, several new MTG sets were announced, cataloguing what we can expect next year, as well as plenty of spoilers for the upcoming “Throne of Eldraine” set! In MTG news, Stoneforge Mystic was

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Magic: The Gathering
warlordhank

This Week in Arena 2019-09-06

Throne of Eldraine Previews, Brawl on Arena, Historic, Red Deck Wins The News Throne of Eldraine Preview Season The preview season for Throne of Eldraine officially kicked off this week bringing us several interesting cards and new mechanics, the most interesting of which is the Adventure mechanic. With this mechanic, you can cast the card from your hand as the Adventure card. In the case of Lovestruck Beast, The Adventure spell is Heart’s Desire, which is a Sorcery that creates

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 13: Special Guest DTBlayde

This episode Mark gets to hang out with TESL Youtuber DTBlayed.  They spend most of the episode talking about DTBlayed, the state of the game, creative deck building and how Bethesda can capitalize on their growing momentum.   Mark takes some time to rant about the new event rewards, DTBlayde shares some thoughts on TESL’s communication with the community, they discuss the problems facing the game with tricolor decks, and they spend the remainder of the episode talking about the upcoming

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. BeeBoBoop & thehandofdown and Mercernn | MEME REVIEW?

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS! This is where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode I will present to you Mercernn’s contest for the Most Charming Frog in Gwent, few ideas on how to improve Gwent’s visuals and I send one big thank you to CDPR. Oh,

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For Fun
Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: Imperial Academy of Magic

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 deck and non-competitive and each week we will design a set of rules we have to follow throughout the broadcasts. Imperial Academy of MagicNilfgaard Mages is a deck idea that initially gained some recognition

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aceofplays

Custom Card Review #7 | GWENT

Hey, guys! It is time for another custom card review, and I’ve got some great ones for you today. In addition to the cards featured in my video, I’ve also got two exclusive cards for our lovely readers. Before we begin, I just want to remind you that if you want to share your own custom cards, you can do so via any of the links listed at the bottom of the article. Now, let’s proceed to the main event!

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
the113lift

Legends Cast Episode 12: Karakondzhul and ALittleJamie

This episode Mark gets to talk with Master Series competitor Karakondzhul and TESL streamer ALittleJamie!  The conversation revolves around Karakondzhul’s TESL experience, a few card adjustments, and class identity in TESL.  Karakondzhul and ALittleJamie give some great advice to newer players on what class to start working towards depending on play style, they both give opinions about the Alfiq Conjurer and Luzra adjustments, and you get an inside look at the mindset of a pro player! Use the code “TRS12”

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noahc92

Saying Goodbye To The Mythgard Alpha

With today’s final patch of the Alpha release, all eyes are looking forward to the Mythgard Beta. We’re going to take today to review the last alpha patch notes and remembering fondly this stage of the game’s life. I’ll follow this up with an article about things I’m looking forward to during beta some time next week. Features & Bug Fixes New Cards: Draugr, Norn Datacore, Serpentine Empress, Notarize Reality, Sideshow Chimera, and Iku-Turso We saw Iku-Turso actually added last

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Tchamber5

Stoneforge Unbanned: U/W Mages Rejoice

All I have to say is don’t let your memes be dreams I guess. I’m not sure how many times I tweeted with the hashtag #freeSFM, but it happened at least once a month for a long time.  I mentioned in my two previous articles that  the modern format needed a change, and I assumed that The R&D team would simply ban Hogaak, and let the format go from there. What we got was, well….more than that:  PIC HOGAAK BAN 

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drdenuz

DOUBLE FINISHER FRANCESCA | Deck Showdown

INTRO When I read the patch notes and saw the changes I immediately knew that Francesca is going to be really great in this update. As I woke up the next day I was impatiently waiting for the patch to download. Then I jumped to game and created this deck I have been making in my mind before sleep. So here is my creation which I’m really proud of and have a lot of fun playing! THE DECKGUIDE MULLIGANS In

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Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/30

It has been a very nice end of the month here at Team Ransktar, with the announcement of our newest Hearthstone tournament: Brawlers of Uldum! On top of that, we have our Rankstar Arena Rumble just around the corner next month, and we could not be more excited for these events. Be sure to preregister as they will likely fill up! If you make it to PAX West this weekend, be sure to drop by the Inked Gaming booth for

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Magic: The Gathering
trsprosody

Omniscience Draft! – Winning on Turn 1 in Core Set 2020

Omniscience draft isn’t magic. You start with 3 cards and the format removes mana cost, which is perhaps the most essential and defining quality that Magic has. Past Omnisicence drafts, especially Dominaria, enabled turn 1 kills, which are perhaps the dumbest thing that can happen in Magic. And one of the funnest things I’ve ever done on Magic Arena. Because veiled within the dumbness of the format is a curious and refreshing awesomeness. A “what if” that bears fruit. For

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Izana

Alliance War Arena Mechanics Overview

It’s been a while since I wrote something regarding the Versus Arena game mode in The Elder Scrolls: Legends, especially since I had little time to get used to the Alliance War impact to this game mode due the (very) fast introduction of the Khajiit homeland. Thus, I want to start discussing little by little some of the aspects I might have missed in the past months. I know, it might be a little late, but better late than never!

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Deck Tech
bearsman6

Building Better Starters (Part 2): The Savage-est of Beats

Hello godlings, and welcome to the second installment in my Building Better Starters series! If you’re new here, you missed the [RB] Dire Starter primer, so go check that out! To the rest of you, this article is going to be about two more factions – for variety’s sake as much as anything. And because they’re kind of the next two factions we’re introduced to as new players running through the Story. Yep, you guessed it, today we’re going to

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notoriousghp

Teamfight Tactics Patch 9.17 Overview

Hello and welcome to our first Teamfight Tactics patch overview. Each week I’ll be posting an article about the patch and how I feel each change will affect the metagame. There will also be a video attached that was released the day of the patch where I give my first impressions on the patch. I highly recommend checking that video out before proceeding. Patch notes New Champions:This week we see the introduction of a new 5 cost unit, Pantheon. Known

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drdenuz

Fun Seasonal deck for your last (desperate?) push | Deck Showdown

Hellooo there! DrDenuz here once again with a banger of a deck for your Seasonal mode! This time I am bringing you a showdown for my Woodland Spirit “Hyperthin” deck with a surprising finisher! And the finisher is one and only beautiful Mourntart! So without further a due let’s get into the deck showdown! The Deck Mulligans The obvious mulligans are double Foglet and Wild Hunt Riders. You obviously don’t want to have both of them in hand. Other than

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Hearthstone
Team Rankstar

Announcing: Brawlers Of Uldum

Team Rankstar is excited to present Brawlers Of Uldum! This will be a Hearthstone STANDARD deck list event. Bring your four best standard decks and battle it out in a Best of Three. This event will be featuring the new shield system for pick/bans. (NA server, Bo3 Conquest with Shield Phase. Six rounds of Swiss followed by Top 8 single elimination bracket. ) We hope that you will join us on October 5th -6th to compete in the event. Top

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drdenuz

Gwent Songs to cheer you up in the dark times!

Hey guys & gals it’s DrDenuz here and I have something new for you! I have decided that I will use my guitar (I would go as far as call them skills) to make some original Gwent Songs for you! Yes I know I may not have the voice of Priscilla and am not as charming as Dandelion but I have tried my best with these two songs to make your day at least a little bit better in these

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