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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – March 2020, Week 5

The following people made this article possible: LightsoutaceChriseayPusillanimousMancio1982susuexpIronTide 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – March 2020, Week 4

The following people made this article possible: susuexp Quitschi Mancio1982 ChriseayPusillanimous 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – March 2020, Week 3

The following people made this article possible: SusuexpMancio1982QuitschiKodamaIlyakLightsoutaceChriseayBurnKekswal 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: Who’s the Beatdown III: Endgames and Resource Allocation

Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner! Today I’m going to give you my take on the classic question “who’s the beatdown?” First asked by Mike Flores and then Zvi Moshowitz. The theory states that victory is determined by correct assessment of roles in a match-up. Flores focuses on the more traditional idea of one deck being the aggressor and the being control. Moshowitz abstracts this idea by focusing on the idea of inevitability and what happens if the game

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – February 2020, Week 4

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday The following people made this article possible: ChriseayLightsOutAceMancio1982QuitschisusuexpETrexPapaCapricorn 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM it to /u/NotoriousGHP on

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Calebovitsch

Deck Check – Heart of the Strangers (THRONE)

With the re-emergence of Strangers in Echoes of Eternity, it is only fitting that Calebovitsch takes a look at the new goodies we have received. Is it possible to go below four or even below three colors with a Strangers deck? Well, yes, and this video is going to prove it!

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Calebovitsch

Deck Check – Look! I Am Your Fodder! (EXPEDITION)

Echoes of Eternity are upon us! That means Calebovitsch goes back to brewing decks! This time he ventures into the brand new Expedition format and creates a Destruction deck (FTS) that is all about sacrificing your own units … for fun and profit!

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – February 2020 Week 2

The following people made this article possible: ChriseayLightsoutaceMancio1982bA1ancesusuexpSandalphonQuitschiMurderOfCrows 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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Calebovitsch

Deck Check – Herald of Bad News (THRONE)

’tis the week before the new Eternal set arrives, and Calebovitsch reminisces about a one-turn-kill deck of olde. One he played a year ago. Now, armed with new tools and after some card changes, he revisits … Herald of Bad News!

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – February 2020 Week 1

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday The following people made this article possible: ChriseaysusuexpMancio1982QuitschiLightsOutAceGrandarbA1ance 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM it to /u/NotoriousGHP on

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The Mantid Man

EPIC: Launch Meta

This is a Guest Article by Ben Sullivan for Team Rankstar. Ben is a former MtG grinder who has since converted solely to the EPIC Card Game. In the 2019 Origins Tournament, Ben was a top 8 finalist. If you would like to see more EPIC content, let us know! For information on how to play the EPIC Card Game, check out our first guide HERE. With the announcement of full app release in February, it’s time to take stock

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LightsOutAce

Lights Out – Endgame

Going into the Quarterly Championships, Argenport was the deck to beat in Expedition. Its main weakness felt like 8 sweeper decks (Four each of Shen-Ra Speaks and Ageworn Vestige) with Xulta Arcanum. These decks generally come in 4-faction forms that are base TJP or TJS with a single Fire Sigil to find with Seek Power or Amber Acolyte and have Arcanum as their only Fire card. Neither third faction seemed to add that much in exchange for the decreased consistency.

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – January 2020 Week 4

Throne has shifted around quite a bit this week. Winchest and Stonescar have been top tier for a while, but it’s only now that they have started to actually dominate the metagame. Combrei Aggro is still incredibly popular, but increasingly taking a back seat as the more universally powerful decks play a larger role in the meta.

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Calebovitsch

Deck Check – The Horse Travelers (THRONE)

Hello and welcome to another episode of Deck Check! In this one Calebovitsch will be going over the newest promo card – Traver’s Farm – and building not one, but two (and a half) decks around it – and the tribe it supports.

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LightsOutAce

Lights Out – ECQ Champion

Spoilers if you haven’t watched the VOD of ECQ: Strange Lands yet, but I won the tournament! It’s always great to win an event, but this time I didn’t do it alone. I had help from my new team, Team Rankstar, and we performed excellently as a whole with two members in the top 4, three in the top 8, and seven in the top 64. But first let’s go back to the beginning. The Deck I’ve been a huge

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday – January 2020 Week 3

The following people made this article possible: t3544ChriseaybA1anceGrandarPapaCapricornSusuexpMancio1982MagikarpMurderOfCrowsDeeDub 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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noahc92

Mythgard Meta Report – January 2020 Week 1

Today we’ve got an article that is different than anything else we’ve published for Mythgard so far. One of the most important parts of a card game is understanding the metagame and planning your deck and your strategy accordingly. With the help from some faces that should be pretty familiar to most of our readers, I gathered some data and I’m here to tell you all about it. We’re going to be examining the play rates of different decks on

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – January 2020 Week 2

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday The following people made this article possible:chriseayPapaCapricornt3544LightsOutAcebA1anceMancio1982susuexpParasytesvrQQ 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM it to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit,

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Calebovitsch

First Pick – A Damage of Crones

Calebovitsch is back with First Pick – a series of whole draft playthroughs. This time he once again answers the question – will the first pick determine the rest of your draft?

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: 78 Ways to Leave Your Lover

“The problem is all inside your head”, she said to me“The answer is easy if you take it logicallyI’d like to help you in your struggle to be freeThere must be seventy-eight ways to leave your lover” Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner! I know many of you are waiting for my Expedition Power Base article, don’t worry it is still in the works. It is just taking a lot of time to get where I want it to

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – January 2020 Week 1

Since GHP is going to be busy throughout January, I’m going to take over a few Meta Mondays this month, and as is tradition, the articles will actually come out on Tuesday. This week, we had 242 Throne games submitted and 506 Expedition games. Due to the balance changes, the Throne meta described is pretty much just a novelty, but we should still look at what the meta was like during the final week of Endra.

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Tchamber5

Backlash 38: New Year Reflections

The Boys look back at their year, what they have accomplished, and – more importantly – what they learned //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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doc28ecg

Once Upon a Time: Overrunning Portland with Modern Elves

On the Friday of MagicFest Portland, I watched my teammate Devon (@arbitraryarmor) take down the Standard PTQ with Jund Sacrifice. At some point that afternoon, I jokingly told him that I’d make it back-to-back Team Rankstar wins the next day in the Modern PTQ. My expectations for the weekend were relatively low given how busy I was leading up to the event; with final exams looming over the month, I decided to trust in my experience and sleeve up Elves,

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isochroneternal

Meta Monday – 2019 in Review

This is Isochron presenting Meta Monday Thank you to everyone who submitted games to our forms this year and made Meta Monday possible. The list of people who did this would be too long, but special thanks for helping the articles beyond compare go to: ChriseaySusuexpt3544SquadhawkLiglig Your game submissions make Meta Monday possible. If you want to support us, please submit your Throne games here and your Expedition games here. A Year in Review Even though I’ve been consistently writing

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The Mantid Man

How Not To Tech Against Endra

This is a guest article from Alison. If you would like to write guest pieces to be published on Team Rankstar’s site, just reach out to Mantid on Discord or Twitter. Endra, Champion of Shavka, has been dominating the Throne format lately. The decks that run her go by a variety of affectionate nicknames: “Edna Storm”, “Haunted Harpway”, “Hurricane Endra”. All of them are based around the same basic concept – to recur Endra as many times as possible with

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: December Week 4

The following people made this article possible: t3544BluRicesusuexpQuitschibA1anceChriseayPapaCapricornMancio1982 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM them to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or

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noverb

Promises by Firelight Set Review

Hello everyone! My name is Nathan “noverb” Overbay. Today I will be walking you through all the new cards from the new campaign Promises by Firelight.

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noverb

Examining FJS Eclipse

Hello, everyone! Once again, I am Nathan “noverb” Overbay. Today I want to showcase the deck that most of Team Rankstar brought to the November 2019 ECQ: Promises by Firelight. The deck performed rather well for a lot of us and I wanted to walk you through the build step by step.

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notoriousghp

Meta Monday: December Week 3

The following people made this article possible:t3544PapaCapricornQuitschiSusuexpMancio1982bA1anceLightsoutAceParasyteInjulanderChriseay 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 make my job a little easier. If you have a large data set, you can DM them to /u/NotoriousGHP on Reddit, [TRS] NotoriousGHP#6765 on discord, or email

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: Argenport IKEA As Is

Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner! Today I am going to talk about a topic that has been bugging more for a while but I haven’t gotten around to writing up until now. The simple phrase “we could put it in the market.” The market is not a place to shove your cards you couldn’t fit in the main deck. The market is a part of your deck. You build the deck as a whole, the market should not

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drdenuz

Who doesn’t love Elves, right? | Deck Showdown

This deckguide was written by DrDenuz and edited by Sevenzh. Prologue When I opened the game after the recent patch – Merchants of Ofir – I was delighted to see that I can put together a really sweet deck out of Elves, a thing I have been trying to do for a while now. After some tweaking and an inspiration from my friend GwentyWeevil, who has recently started doing deck guides as well, I was able to make the deck

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RJam

Meta Analysis Weekend 20

Introduction Hello everyone! I am Rjam a lover of stats and card games. I currently reside in Mythic and have put significant time into theory crafting, meta analysis, and discussion with other players so that I can bring you an extensive look into the past weekend of ranked. In this meta analysis you will find decklists, week to week comparisons, and future predictions from the perspective of a 1300+ MMR player. If you are interested in how I get my

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noverb

ECQ Preparation

Hello everyone! Nathan “noverb” Overbay here back again to talk strategy with you. With the World’s Qualifier season underway, what better thing to talk about than how to prepare for an Eternal Championship Qualifier (ECQ)? What are my qualifications to talk about this, you may ask? While I may not have the most Top 64’s of all the competitors in Eternal, I do have a Top 64, two Top 32’s, and a Finals placing in previous ECQs. In this article

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The Mantid Man

That Cultist Life

This guest piece was submitted Ninjela. Hey folks! Did you enjoy the recent ECQ? Are you feeling like you didn’t see quite enough Cultists to satisfy? Want to know how you can get in on that Xenan action for this weekend’s Melee event? Well, you’re in luck! Those cultists carried me to a record of 24-4 in Stage 1 of the ECQ, locking in the #2 spot in the top 64, and I’m here to tell you all about them:

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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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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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