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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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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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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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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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Backlash Episode 27: FoX Spoilers Part three!

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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Glimmers Of Genius: Ally Warfield

The Facts: Favorite Deck of all time: it was UR Twin in Modern Color Combo: BUG/Sultai Card: Leovold, Emissary of Trest  Format: Conceptually, I love Standard even though some Standard formats suck Occupation: School Counselor Age: 23 Team: Team Nova  Most Notable MTG Achievement: Top 4 at GP Indy Tim: First of all, thank you for making time for an interview! Myself and many others at this point have been following your magic career for a while now, and it’s

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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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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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Modern Gets Frosty: Two Snow Decks I Am In Love With

Hey everyone! My name is Tim, otherwise known Tchamber5 in the queues! Today, I wanted to talk about some decks that are not only super sweet, but that I think will be very competitively viable after the Banned and restricted announcement on the 26th of August. What decks could I be talking about? Snow decks of course! I have been really impressed with the subtly excellent synergies that were released with Modern Horizons. Namely, there are a few key pay-off

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Backlash Episode 22: Tchamber5 solo

Tim does a solo cast and chats about the happenings in Eternal as well as mental health and parenting. //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Modern Monday: Breaking Down U/W Control!

I Played in an MCQ last weekend. It’s the first time that I have played competitive paper magic in a long time, and I had a blast, though I have some musings about the format.  Modern is in a really weird spot right now. It’s being dominated by some completely insane decks. Hogaak is the true menace of the format, the likes that I have not seen in a long time. Even though there have been bannings in the format

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Deck of the Day: Elysian Mid (Expedition)

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Team Rankstar’s Deck of the Day! My name is Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder! Today we are going to dive into a deck that took Expedition: Orienteering event by storm – Elysian Midrange! This is an archetype that has actually been around for quite sometime but has never really fully risen to prominence for more than a week at a time. However, Expedition has breathed new life into this archetype,

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BACKLASH EPISODE 19: Trials of Grodov Review

July 12, 2019Tchamber5 — No Comments Tim and Gerry review every card in the new Trials of Grodov! //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Backlash Episode 16: Worlds is coming….Yay?

Tim and Gerry talk about the upcoming World Championships, including predictions for what players will bring what decks! how right were they? //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Backlash Episode 15: Bones Worth Picking

Tim and Gerry talk about what DWD could be doing better for the game as well as expedition, ETS results and patron questions //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar

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What Eternal Needs From Direwolf Digital

Hey everyone, Tim here, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder. Today, I am moving away from deck analysis to talk for a bit about the state of the Eternal Card Game. It’s A bit of a hot button issue right now, and I think that there are some very clear cut things that we need. We need things from the developers. There is a lot, so let’s dive in! We need DWD to advertise and promote their game.  When is

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Deck Of The Day: Black and Brel Icaria

Hello everyone, And welcome to another deck of the day with me, Tchamber5! This is a series meant to highlight decks that are popular, Spicy, use a unique mechanic, or are just super cool! Today, I want to talk about a deck that is an old favorite of mine, revitalized by a card that was recently un-nerfed. Icaria FJS! Until somewhat recently, FJS was a massive part of the meta, comprising up to fifty percent of the tournament meta at

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Deck of the Day: Tasbu Reweave

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Deck of the Day from Team Rankstar! I have a really spicy one here for you that is currently checking all the boxes for me. It has the ability to be proactive, disruptive, and grindy. It can draw a bunch of cards, but it can also bring the beat downs with 5/5 units! What deck am I talking about? Argenport Reweave, of course! 3 Dark Return (Set1 #250)1 Ghar, Master Sandmage (Set6 #49)3 Seek

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Making the Most of your Market

Hello Everyone! Tchamber5 here with another strategy article breaking down a topic on which there is a lot of debate, speculation, and misunderstanding on: How to build a market. Markets are one of the most unique features of eternal, allowing you significantly change the texture of your deck. With the full cycle of two-faction smugglers as well as the original merchants, we truly have a dizzying number of ways to build a market now. Today, I wanted to break down

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Backlash Episode 12: Tasbu is a God

Tim and GHP gush about Tasbu and review tournament results from the last week as well as the recent balance changes and how they have affected the metagame. //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar

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Backlash Episode 11: The Community has a bad attitude

GHP and Tim talk a bit about the points challenge as well as the competitive season in eternal as a whole, and how the community could improve their attitude! //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar

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Beyond the Top Eight – ECQ Points Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome back, after a few weeks of silence, to Beyond the Top 8, A series where we dive deep into tournament results and find some sweet decks and hot brews! We won’t be left wanting this week either since we had the ECQ points challenge, where we had thirty-two of the most talented players that have ever competed in Eternal – NotoriousGHP, Paradox, Camat0, Theovermaster – The list goes on. We saw thirty two players come to

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Deck of The Day: Katra Twist Combo

Hello Everybody, and Welcome to another edition of Teamrankstar’s Deck of the Day! This week is very special to me because we had Dark Frontier release, and the sweet decks are flowing forth!I plan on releasing some extra deck techs this week highlighting my favorites, but let’s jump into today’s deck, because it’s a spicy one! I’m talking of course, about 4F Katra Twist! 4 Gustrider (Set6 #141) 2 Permafrost (Set1 #193) 2 Remembrance (Set6 #185) 2 Suffocate (Set1 #251)

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Deck of the Day – Hooru Pledge

Hello Everyone, and welcome to another deck of the day from Team Rankstar! I’m Tim, Otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder. Let’s dive in! This week in the ECQ, there weren’t necessarily a ton of decks represented in the Metagame, and in fact, there were only a few that had any serious success. Even though Stonescar Midrange took down the whole tournament, Praxis and Hooru filled up the field with a sprinkling of FTP midrange and various other archetypes. One

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Deck of The Day: Kennadins!

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Team Ranstar’s Deck of the Day! My name is Tim, Otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder! Today we will be taking a look at one of my favorite archetype. It’s a tokens deck. It’s a control deck. It’s a combo deck. It’s Kennadins! 4 Grenadin Drone (Set1 #5)4 Seek Power (Set1 #408)4 Torch (Set1 #8)3 Combustion Cell (Set3 #7)4 Spark Hatcher (Set3 #12)4 Strategize (Set3 #165)3 Assembly Line (Set1 #29)4 Ixtun Merchant

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Backlash Episode 7: Dark Frontier Spoilers Part 2!

BACKLASH: A CCG PODCAST, EPISODE 7: Dark Frontier Spoilers! April 19, 2019 Tchamber5 — No Comments GHP AND TCHAMBER5 DISCUSS THE LATEST ETERNAL SPOILERS FROM DARK FRONTIER! //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar   <iframe title=’Dark Frontier Spoilers Part 2!’ src=’https://www.podbean.com/media/player/wbhfg-affa23?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1′ data-link=’https://www.podbean.com/media/player/wbhfg-affa23?from=yiiadmin&download=1&version=1′ height=’122′ width=’100%’ style=’border: none;’ scrolling=’no’ data-name=’pb-iframe-player’ ></iframe>

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Beyond The Top 8 – Five Fabulous Decks

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Beyond The Top 8, a weekly series where we look for sweet decks, spicy brews, and tier one terrors! My name is Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder! Let’s begin! Unfortunately, the ETS was yet again delayed this week, which is where I get the Bulk of my data for decks that were present in tournaments but not immediately obvious. Luckily, we did have some great tournaments in its stead this

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Backlash Episode 6: Dark Frontier Spoilers!

  Tim and Gerry discuss The spoilers from the new set as well as the effect that the balance changes have had on the meta. //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @teamrankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: Patreon! 1:40 – onslaught 4:41 – Aspect of Destruction 11:30 – pristine light 19:32 – Tasbu 25:00 – evenhanded golem + GHP Rant about hearthstone 33:30 – Balance changes 58:00 – under rated and over rated deck

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Backlash: a CCG Podcast

Check out the cast for the latest news and strategy in Eternal Card Game, featuring Tchamber5 and NotoriousGHP! Listen to the Podcast : //iTunes //Soundcloud// Support the Podcast: Backlash Patreon ————————————————————————- FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar Check out the cast for the latest news and strategy in Eternal Card Game, featuring Tchamber5 and NotoriousGHP! Listen to the Podcast : //iTunes //Soundcloud// Support the Podcast: Backlash Patreon ————————————————————————- FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar

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My first 15 hours of mythgard

Hello everyone! My name is Tim, Otherwise known as Tchamber5 and I’m a writer for Team Rankstar that usually focuses on Eternal Card Game….but, I’ve been enamored with another card game for the last few weeks. My friend and teammate MantidMan recently told me that I should try out Mythgard. He spoke very highly of the art style and story and that the game play was strategically deep and excellent. Another CCG? It’s already hard to balance work, life and

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Beyond the Top Eight – The Winter Crown

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Beyond the Top Eight! My name is Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder! This weekend, we had another ECQ come to pass, and a ton of cool decks were brought to battle in the top 64. Let’s break it down! The story of the tournament was definitely the strong showing of Hooru, as well as the continuation of the Winchest and Jennev archetypes. Take a peek at these numbers(borrowed from Paradox

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Where Do We Take Control From Here?

Hello everyone! Welcome to another article from yours truly, Tchamber5! I’m taking a week off from Beyond the Top 8 to take a look at the meta in a different way. More specifically, I want to analyze the different types of control decks that are currently viable and find out what makes them good or bad. Control has always been a favorite archetype of mine. I love the puzzles that are being presented to you every turn with your sequencing

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Backlash: A CCG podcast

GHP and Tchamber5 discuss the potential of several new cards from homecoming as well as some of the new decks that have been showing up in ladder! RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/backlashccg/feed.xml Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/backlash-a-ccg-podcast/id1457585662?mt=2 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/twittermagictim/homecoming-is-here Enjoy!

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Beyond the Top 8 – Tchamber5 Top Decks

Hello everyone, an welcome to another edition of Beyond the Top Eight! My name is Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder. We had a lot of cool decks sprout from the rocky, unforgiving soils of the meta game this weekend at the ECQ, where five thousand dollars and two invites to the World Championship were on the line, so let’s dive right in and discuss. First, A quick glance at the meta game this week, with a big shout

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Beyond The Top Eight – The Tchamber5 Top 5

Hello everyone and WELCOME to another edition of Beyond the Top Eight! I’m very excited to be returning after a long leave of absence while I was studying for my Certified Sommelier examination (I passed, and it was one of the hardest things I have done in a long time). However, I am back and ready to dive into some sweet decks. It’s also the perfect week to come back, since thirty-two of the best players in Eternal came to

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