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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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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 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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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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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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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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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. Freddybabes & Qupor’s Baldshot

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! This week was in the name of Gwent Reveals once again but it would take too much time to cover all of it. So we will just cover the memes, an incredible play, some tips and a cosplay!

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Weissenberg

Merchants of Novigrad #3

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! If you’re a fan of Gwent tournaments, their atmosphere and intensity, you will definitely enjoy this episode. Our guests this week are the iconic caster duo of McBeard and Flake. They are both long-time members of the community who through their hard work earned the utmost respect of the Gwent playerbase.

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The Mantid Man

Flame of Xulta Spoiler: Waylay

Editor’s note: This is a guest article that TRS has published on behalf of the writer. All credit goes to GhettoBiolan. Hey Party Peoples, It is I, GhettoBiolan, here once again with a community spoiler.  While my spoiler this time isn’t as cool as a legendary spell that creates and draws a Dragon, it is still, at least, a rare that has a rather unique effect that doesn’t yet exist in Eternal.  Now before I go showing you this shadow

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Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: Viva Vivienne

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 design a set of rules we have to follow throughout the broadcasts. Viva Vivienne With the season slowly coming to an end and the

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The Mantid Man

Lore Broker’s Files: Chapter 1

This is the first episode in a brand new series from Team Rankstar that covers the lore of Mythgard in short, easy to take in chunks. The episodes have visuals but you do not have to watch to be able to enjoy. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a peek into The Lore Broker’s Files. Spoilers ahead, this episode covers everything in Chapter 1 which acts as the game tutorial.

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Tenchuu

Follow the Purple Rabbit

Limitation breeds creativity. How to build a deck with a fractured or minimal collection? Let´s explore that with Green-Purple Ramp!

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Weissenberg

Weekly Stream Recap: Swarm Like Never Before

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. Swarm Like Never Before While Gwent has drifted towards the tournament meta and the

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ThePlatypusKing

Even Armory (Dragon’s Shadow Event) | Video

 Tired of Combo killing your opponents out? Don’t want to Scream Units you shouldn’t be able to? Want to grind durdle and Slay your opponents to death with Weapons and Minotaurs? Then this is the deck for you!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. watchflake | What is it like to be a CDPR’s caster?

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 will take a look at a truly incredible cosplay on Queen Meve, look at some predictions for the future of Gwent, laugh at some memes, and much more! GUESTS I am

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. BabyJosus | Renewed Gudrun Shupe

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, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode we take a look at some suggestions from the players for cards and a skin for Emhyr, then we hop over to a fun little observation and also we have some MEMES as always!

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drdenuz

HOW TO MILL – DECK SHOWDOWN

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! Prologue The META of Gwent has developed and it came up with decks that thin to zero or only few cards left. And that made me start to play my deck child, Mill, again with great success. This Mill deck I’ve been playing from the start of Homecoming (obviously with some changes) has taken me to Rank 1 while devouring the likes

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thatstowelie

The Infamous Desert Obelisk OTK Druid!

After Desert Obelisk was instantly considered to be one of the worst cards of the Saviors of Uldum set, and maybe of the whole Standard format, I just knew I had to find a way to make it work! This would prove to be a tough task due to the high cost of this minion, five mana, and due to how understated it is, being only a 0/5 that can never trade on its own and that rarely sticks on

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. Spyro_ZA |Current State of Gwent

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, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode of GWENT NEWS we together explore some fine observations by the users on Gwent’s subreddit, a great new Gwent Card Predictor app, memes and more! Guests For this episode I welcome Spyro_ZA of Team

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erobert

A Closer Look at the Features of Mythgard

Erobert here, and this week we’ll be taking a bit of a breather to highlight some of the exciting features of Mythgard. This is an expansion of some parts of this blog post at Inked Gaming that you should definitely check out as well. While more veteran players are probably familiar with the many ins and outs of Mythgard, the features are sufficiently complex that it’s worth going through them carefully and deliberately, especially as guidebooks in game are still

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS w/ Freddybabes & Redrame

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, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this week’s episode I summarize the events connected to CDPR – the release of the Patch 3.1 and the cast for the upcoming Challenger. Then we go over some interesting observations by various Reddit users alongside some

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thatstowelie

STANDARD MECHA’THUN PALLY: NOW WITHOUT RNG!

Every class has been able to pull off a Mecha’thun OTK consistently in Standard after rotation, except for Paladin. There have only been some RNG-based ways with a lucky Prismatic Lens, or even Kangor’s Endless Army after killing off two Missile Launchers and Mecha’thun with Equality if you happen to have the Coin. I racked my brain for a way to combo with less randomness to no avail, but then a viewer suggested using Barista with Brewmaster and Galvanizers to

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erobert

Fires of Creation: Blue Red Purple Muse

Erobert here with another new deck this week on Fires of Creation! We’re looking at more experimental aggro builds, trying to make the most of enchantments for our aggro swarm and especially focusing on movement. Shifting minions around the board and making sure to get all the pokes from your little minions can take aggressive strategies all the way, especially with the help of some vital enchantments. Let’s get started! Lanes Fast, Slow, and Open Among the most distinctive features

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS FT. WEISSENBERG | WHY TO RETURN TO GWENT?

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, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode we take a look at a NEW WITCHER MOVIE about the Witcher Lambert – it’s a movie of a polsih production. You can find more in the article! Then I hint about the article

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The Mantid Man

Seat of Impulse: The Trials of Grodov

Magikarp If we’ve seen anything in Expedition, “Praxis Shift Tokens” has been something heavily experimented with. Both Cloak of Moments and Borderlands Trailcutter have potential in a deck like this in Standard ladder. The other cards that jump out at me are Gnash and Sodi – both cards are powerful enough to be featured main deck in constructed as of now. Many of the other cards are niche, but may have a place in the market of certain decks. While

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. Ace of Plays & What’sUpWoody | NEW SHOWS

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 third part of GWENT NEWS, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this week’s episode we learn about new shows by What’sUpWoody & Ace of Plays and a big Gwent Tournament by the name of European Gwent Cup. Furthermore we have a look at some funny memes from the

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Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 7/19

We have had a lot going on in the past few weeks! From formalizing our partnership with Aetherhub, to Popotito getting 2nd place in Eternal World Championship, to TypicalTyrant winning the Nerd Street Gamers Minor, we have had an exciting past few weeks! Eternal We are so proud of Popotito for getting 2nd place in Eternal Worlds! That is huge accomplishment for both them and Team Rankstar as a whole! The future of Eternal looks great, and seeing the excitement

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erobert

Fires of Creation: Yellow Valkyries

Welcome back to Fires of Creation with me, erobert! We’re back with another variation on Valkyries that you may see as a Featured Deck. We’re focusing again on making the most of card diversity by adding another color to the Valkyrie shell. This time, working in Yellow, we can also showcase multicolored cards and some underrated gems seen in Noah’s picks for underplayed cards. Let’s get started! Long-term Value and Minions As I discussed last week, in considering the possibility

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS FT. BabyJosus & Crozyr with MissLadyJay_ZA

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 third part of GWENT NEWS, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! This week was the craziest one for GWENT NEWS so far thanks to Pawel Burza and CDPR shouting out the show in TWIG*!Check it out here: https://youtu.be/-rR6K-1XAg0 *TWIG – This Week In Gwent – show hosted by Pawel

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Tenchuu

Plagued Bulwark – An Experiment on Synergy

I decided to post this article instead of deleting it to share the struggle of my fellow deckbuilders, and try to shed some light on some of the mistakes that I made and you could perhaps be making in your own creations.

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noahc92

Top 10 Underplayed Mythgard Cards

There are always sleeper cards in every format of every card game. It’s what makes exploring a format so much fun. Once thorough exploration is done, people like to call the format “solved” and it’s likely that any undiscovered stategies in the format will remain so, as the community moves on. This has not happened in Mythgard. There are a lot of rather untested and underplayed cards currently. Today, we’re going to look at 10 cards you should should probably

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. ceely and VilleKS

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys and gals and welcome to the second part of GWENT NEWS, where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this week’s episode we look at some memes, the hotfix and new Gwent League! Also ceely brings us her impressions of Syndicate so far alongside with reaction to the Hotfix! Another guest of this

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The Mantid Man

Proposed Balance Suggestions for Mythgard: A Response to Rhino

Following the announcement about balance suggestions by Rhino Games CEO, Phu, on Discord yesterday, I talked with some friends and TRS members about their ideas for proposed balance changes. I’ve gathered some here for speculation by our readers. Ultimately, the rest of the team and I absolutely trust the development team, but we were prompted and allowed to run free with ideas. Do you agree with what we have proposed? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below. Mavka: 2[G]G

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theboxermathematics

TheBoxer’s Corner: Wait So Long Part 2

Hello and welcome back to TheBoxer’s Corner. Last article, I discussed why you should often play fast removal on your own turn. In this article I am going to discuss reasons why you should do the opposite. It is important to keep in mind that the reasoning I present here should be weighed against the reasons I presented last week. Real decisions often involve some factors pushing one way and others pushing the other way. Things get messy, but it

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drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. trynet123 & Markthius

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO CONTENT Hello guys! Welcome to new my weekly show: GWENT NEWS, where I will inform you about all the important stuff that happened in the past week of Gwent including tweets, Reddit posts and pro rank standings! Also every week will have a special guests talking about their impressions of Gwent or making a small deck guide for you to use

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drdenuz

The Whoreson Junior Controversy

Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! If there wasn’t enough ruckus about the forthcoming update for Gwent, the new faction Syndicate, Pawel Burza and some leaker who broke the NDA* spiced up the situation even more. * Non-disclosure agreement is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines and seals a confidential relationship as well as material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but

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