Category: Interviews

Deck Tech
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 11/8/2019

Here is a quick recap of the first week of November, including our first article on “Legends of Runetarra”! Eternal Hearthstone Legends of Runeterra Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Want to support our content? There’s many ways, best of which is directly at our new Patreon, which helps us support our content creators: https://www.patreon.com/rankstar Not your speed? Check out our sponsors here: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar 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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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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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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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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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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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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Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 10/4

We missed last week because Aphelion and Magikarp went to TwitchCon! So we are getting caught up with lots of the happenings over the past two weeks, including some new faces! Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard https://teamrankstar.com/lore-brokers-files-chapter-1/ The Elder Scrolls: Legends 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

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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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Tchamber5

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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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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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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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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Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 8/16

We have had several new content producers putting things out with Team Rankstar this week! Ace_of_plats, the113lift and others who are working on new projects. On top of that, we announced a new MTGA tournament series to look forward to! We are also very excited to post an updated TESL Meta Snapshot for the post Masters Series Meta! Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order 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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Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/9

An exciting week for the CCG realm! Hearthstone got a new expansion, Gwent got a huge balance patch, several of our members received the opportunity to play the new CCG Causa. Top that off with MercurioBlue joining Team Rankstar and a Trail Stories with our very own Magikarp, there is a lot to sink your teeth into this week in Team Rankstar! Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get

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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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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: Magikarp

Age: 30 Birthplace: Coos Bay, Oregon (small coastal town on the West Coast of the United States) Team Affiliation: Team Rankstar Most Notable Eternal Achievement: I’m pretty proud of my ECL win rate which I currently think is the highest. I’m at 76% and many times I look back on the tournament and think, “Wow, I just played against a bunch of people I look up to, and got really lucky!” Other than that, I met my goal of reaching

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Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 8/2

This past weekend was an incredible weekend for the Team Rankstar competitive teams! Superthx made it to the top 4 of the TES:Legends Masters Series at QuakeCon, that Lazergician hosted. 3 members (Redrame, Trynet, and LordBushwook) were in the top 8 of the Novigrad Knockout Gwent tournament we hosted, with Redrame taking the whole thing down. Additionally 3 members (Magikarp, Doc28 and NotoriousGHP) made the top 4 of the Expedition Eternal event that The Great Parliament held., with Magikarp winning

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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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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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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: Adreus

Introducing the first ever ETERNAL WORLD CHAMPION, Adreus. Hailing from the Skycragish lands of Canada, he brought the Fire and Justice to take home more than $30,000 in total winnings from the first World Championship run.

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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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noahc92

Introducing Team Rankstar’s New Mythgard Creators

For those who don’t yet know about Mythgard, it is a free-to-play digital ccg set in a world where ancient mythology and near-future technology blend together to create a vibrant world where Norse gods are talking to their Twitter followers and cyberninjas may be perusing Tinder profiles in their downtime. It is currently in alpha testing and will be moving to open beta shortly. Anyone interested in checking it out can get a key for whichever device they prefer in

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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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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: johnkkez

I had fully intended to pause Trail Stories and pick it back up by interviewing the winner of the Eternal World Championships. I told myself I would only spur it back up early if I was presented with something magical. Then, like Mana from Heaven and after 5 months of originally asking, johnkkez reached out to me to get an actual profile up before the big day. How could I turn this down? Well, spoilers, I couldn’t… so here we

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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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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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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: Alpacalips

Journalism, and more appropriately Trail Stories, is not always about highlighting the good or the bad, but giving those with a story to tell the platform to have it seen.

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noahc92

Journey of Souls ft. Decadent(er)Hamster(er)?

This week’s MWO was won by the very first person to be featured in Journey of Souls. I got the privilege to talk with DecadentHamster about the latest tournament and the upcoming purple cards. Basic Information Name: DecadentHamsterAge: 24Card game experience: 7 yearsMythgard experience: ~2 months Q&A Q: Do you tend to do better at playing a pre-existing archetype or do you prefer building your own decks and refining them over time?A: My favorite way of playing is taking other

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: Kaelos the Reckoning

Age: 34 Birthplace: South Carolina Team Affiliation: The Queensguard Most Notable Eternal Achievement: I’ve built a lot of original decks, become known for meme generation, and overcome serious neurological issues to pilot them well on occasion—when I top 8, it’s almost always with my own brew of mono Fire or Stonescar aggro. I’m also incredibly proud of The Queensguard successfully increasing the visibility of competitive women in the community. But, honestly, I am never going to top this post. Playing

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noahc92

Journey of Souls ft. Burn

Unfortunately, following a very strong win in this week’s Mythgard Weekly Open, Jok was not able to do an interview at this time. We’ll look to do an interview with Jok again at a later date. However, that doesn’t mean we’re skipping Journey of Souls. Today, we sit down with previous MWO winner, and one-time community villain, Burn. Basic Information Name: BrianNationality: USAAge: 26Card game experience: 6 yearsMythgard experience: 3 months Q&A Q: Do you consider yourself more of a

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: DarkestHour

EDITOR’S NOTE: Some of the questions here relate to cards in their pre-patch (7-June) form. Looks like someone had a good pulse on the game… AGE – Time is an abstract concept created by humans and has no real bearing on the events that occur. BIRTHPLACE – Singapore TEAM AFFLIATION – Part of the now-disbanded Team Humbug [CrankyPanda, Kardinole, Prometheus] If you guys ever read this, there is no DarkestHour without you guys. I am also an alumni member/founder of

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noahc92

Journey of Souls ft. Valthus

Today, we sit down with Valthus to discuss last week’s MWO. We also ponder some meta shifts moving forward and even surprise him with a question about his life away from Mythgard. English is not Valthus’ primary language. With his permission, this interview has been edited for grammatical accuracy. The spirit of his answers has been left intact and all changes have been approved by him. Basic Information Name: JorgeNationality: Argentinian Age: 34Card game experience: almost 20 yearsMythgard experience: around

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: darkrevenger

Editor’s Note: darkrevenger’s first language is not English. Minor editing was done for readability but the integrity of the answers remains true to darkrevenger. AGE: Not sure 27 or 28, I ignore this fact completely, lol. BIRTHPLACE: Santiago del Estero, Argentina TEAM AFFILIATION: None. MOST NOTABLE ETERNAL ACHIEVEMENT: None yet. PLAYING SINCE: Not sure, when Rakano aggro with 1 Icaria and 4 “search any creature or weapon give it +2 attack” was op. Combrei had Siraf, Titans 2-5’s and 2-1s

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noahc92

Journey of Souls ft. Envesy

We’re back for another entry in the weekly Mythgard tournament winner interview series. This time we talked to a player who has dominated ladder play and had two outstanding tournament wins. Name: EnvesyAge: 22Card game experience: 3 yearsMythgard experience: 9 months Q: Are you more a tuner, pilot, or builder?A: I’ve always liked playing decks that seem to go under the radar and figuring out how strong they can be. That’s one of the reasons I mostly stick to smaller

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: Rhuark

AGE – 35 BIRTHPLACE – New London, Connecticut TEAM AFFILIATION – Friends of Eternal MOST NOTABLE ETERNAL ACHIEVEMENT – 65th in two ECQ events PLAYING SINCE – Open Beta DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A BUILDER, TUNER, OR STRICTLY A PILOT – Tuner, but I enjoy building bad decks FAVORITE DECK ARCHETYPE – Tempo FAVORITE CARD – Equivocate MOST DISLIKED OR DAMAGING CARD – Cards requiring pledge for effect ONE ETERNAL WISH – Need a rotation of some kind to make

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: KrymsonKing

Age: 30 Birthplace: Southern California. I’m a desert kid. Team Affiliation: None competitive, but a couple janky brewer groups. Most notable Eternal achievement: Multiple First Flame explosions on the same turn. Outside the game, becoming a mod. Playing since: Omens Do you consider yourself a builder, tuner, or strictly a pilot: I’m a builder, a brewer, a tuner, and a joker. Favorite deck archetype: Combo or aggro, depending on context. Favorite card: Either Reinvigorate or Parry. They’re interesting combat tricks

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noahc92

Journey of Souls ft. DecadentHamster

Welcome to a new interview series. We’re going to sit down each week with the winner of the Mythgard Weekly Open and pick their brains on everything from the competitive scene to their hobbies. Buckle up and get ready for a journey. Name: DecadentHamsterAge: 24Card game experience: 7 yearsMythgard experience: a little over a month Q: Do you tend to do better at playing a pre-existing archetype or do you prefer building your own decks and refining them over time?

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: ManuS

AGE – 32 BIRTHPLACE – Near Saarbrücken Germany TEAM AFFILIATION – Eternal Titans MOST NOTABLE ETERNAL ACHIEVEMENT – ECQ Dark Frontier Champion PLAYING SINCE – Early Closed Beta (Spring 2016) DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A BUILDER, TUNER, OR STRICTLY A PILOT – Builder and Tuner with more strength in tuning than coming up with super original new ideas. FAVORITE DECK ARCHETYPE – Aggro Control FAVORITE CARD – Shakedown. Not one for favorite cards but this one is pretty sweet and

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The Mantid Man

Seat of Impulse: Dark Frontier

This time on Seat of Impulse, I sat down with some of the crew from Team Rankstar and got some insight on their favorite cards from the new set. Some are hot fire, like Eclipse Dragon. Others, like Ice Bolt, are only for the cool kids. And then, on the outskirts, are some of the spiciest jank we have seen since the sky started darkening. Come on for a ride, take a seat on the red and yellow chair, and

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: TallSharkandHandsome

AGE – 31 BIRTHPLACE – Syracuse, NY (Currently: Baltimore, MD) TEAM AFFILIATION – [TGP] The Great Parliament MOST NOTABLE ETERNAL ACHIEVEMENT – Myself? I haven’t had any notable tournament finishes because I never have time to do tournaments. Mostly just a streamer. The thing I did that excited ME the most was back in set 4 when my podcast cohost JayMang and I popularized JPS Blitz so effectively that fellow TGP teammate Almost took an 8-merchant version of it to

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noahc92

Intuition: A Look Into Upcoming Changes to Mythgard

Mythgard’s newest patch is soon to be upon us. With that patch, we can expect a lot of changes. The kind folks over at Rhino Games have been nice enough to tease us with some of the upcoming changes. There’s a lot left unannounced in this patch. I look forward to reading the patch notes to find what isn’t covered here. As for what we already know; we’ve gauged the community as well as some of TRS’ own players to

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: Popotito

Note: Popotito’s native tongue is not English, but he answered every question in English for us. In keeping with the theme of Trail Stories I did as little editing as possible to keep it true to Popotito, only cleaning up minor wording to make sure nothing is lost in translation. AGE – I’m 29 years old BIRTHPLACE – I’m from Argentina, Santiago del Estero TEAM AFFILIATION – I’m not in any team but we plan to make a team with

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The Mantid Man

Seat of Impulse: April

Are you tired of trying to dig through the forty different discord channels and all of off-the-wall opinions on Reddit? Do you want to get a taste of the new information without all of the chaff? You have come to the right place! Seat of Impulse is an ongoing snapshot of the latest news in the Eternal Card Game from some of the best and brightest on Team Rankstar. In this edition we will be looking at a few different

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The Mantid Man

Trail Stories: Grimfan

AGE – 33 BIRTHPLACE – Springfield, Missouri TEAM AFFILIATION – Friends of Eternal MOST NOTABLE ETERNAL ACHIEVEMENT – N/A PLAYING SINCE – 4/29/2016 is when I acquired my closed beta key, I have been hooked ever since. DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A BUILDER, TUNER, OR STRICTLY A PILOT – I’m a bit of everything. I love to build with new cards and try to find ways to make old cards work with them, especially underplayed cards that don’t see much

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