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Rise of the Combiners Metagame Analysis

Is Optimus Prime: Battlefield Legend missing in action?

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Dan Arnold ponders where Optimus Prime Battlefield Legend has been hiding out during the first month of the RotC metagame

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Flip Density

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Scott Landis discusses a important consideration he uses when deck building and playing he's dubbed "Flip Density".  He goes over examples of it during Wave One, and how it has vastly improved with Rise of the Combiners

Flip Density

Tech Talk 22: RotC Tournament Coverage

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Scott and Vince discuss the results of a recent Case event at Top Deck Games in Collingswood, NJ, focusing on the top four decklists.  Today we are focusing on the aggressive non-combining Team Gradelock Sentinels list as well as Scott's top 4 Aerialbots build.  We go over how it played, what made it well positioned in the event, their strenghs and weaknesses, predators and prey, and changes we would make going forward.

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Rise of the Combiners Metagame talk!

Junkion Jank: It Takes a Village

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Vince talks about updates he made to Metroplex with Rise of the Combiners and how they allowed him to top four a local case tournament with Titan! 

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Top Deck Games - RotC Case Event - 3/16/19

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Watch our recap of the first Rise of the Combiners metagame case event at Top Deck Games in Collingswood, NJ.  Thanks for a great event, look for more coverage of it over the next couple of weeks (another local event on 3-30), next TDG Case event on 4/20/19!

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Tech Talk 21: What's old is new again!

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Join Vince and Scott as they go over the weekly news of the Transformers TCG and then talk about what updates to popular Wave One lists you should consider using Rise of the Combiners cards. It is just as important to update existing meta decks as it is to create new ones from scratch!

Tech Talk: the only weekly Transformers TCG Podcast!


We are looking to add a listener question segment so please leave any questions you have for the Tech Talk crew here (and anytime!)..

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Starscream Decepticon King

It's Good to be the King!

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Mark Kinney goes extremely in depth as to where two weeks of testing and theory crafting led to this well-oiled machine of a Starscream deck.  Strap in for a deep dive into Decepticon Royalty!

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RotC Day One Playtesting: Starscream vs. Cars

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 More Day One Rise of the Combiners play testing with Mark using a Starscream: Decepticon King build that abuses his powerful interactions, facing off against Scott using an updated version of Autobot Cards, featuring the new Bumblebee: Trusted Lieutenant.  Check back tomorrow for an updated Starscream list! 

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Rise of the Combiners (Rotc): Content

RotC Tournament Report

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The VectorSigma Crew sat down after out first Wave 2 Event at the Adventures Guild.  We played a post event game and discussed what decks were in the Top 4,; what we liked, disliked, and had some fun along the way.  Top 4 decklists can be found in Decklist section

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Tech Talk 20: Day One RotC Testing

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Join Vince and Scott as they go over the weekly news of the Transformers TCG and then talk about what they learned in their first day of testing Rise of the Combiners!


Tech Talk: the only weekly Transformers TCG Podcast!

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Tech Talk 19: Top Five RotC Cards!

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Join Scott and Vince as they go over "this week in Transformers TCG news" as well as their top 5 Battle and Character cards from Rise of the Combiners. We also answer a listener question about a potential "Combiner Wars" format!


Sorry for the long length, we are just too excited (and opinionated!) about RotC!

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Want to find us in the wild? Event Calendar!

Looking to interact with Team VectorSigma.info? Use the event calendar for great tournaments!

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If you are looking for great events and you are within hours of the "Tri-State Area" use our calendar to find tournaments and larger events some of us will be attending.  This is not for "local meetups" or "local weekly events" just larger tournaments/happenings we will be attending, enjoyh!

Event Calendar

Exclusive Constructicon Battle Card reveal!

New YouTube Page and Videos on Site!

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Scott and Dan discuss the new Constructicon Box Exclusive Battle card: Heavy Landing..a very appropriate Battle Card for the team to reveal if you are faithful absorber of Scott's various content).  Enjoy!  



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Rise of the Combiners (Rotc): Content

Player Interviews: Wave One and RotC

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Join Dan Arnold as he interviews four Transformers TCG influencers who all showed up to play in the last Case tournament during Wave One

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Junkion Jank: Steamrolling with Sunstorm

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Vince dusts off Sunstorm from the binder and updates this combo deck using Rise of the Combiners, focusing on the overkill combo with Steamroll

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Re-Rise of the Insecticons

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Mark takes a look at how everyone's favorite all-in aggressive deck, Insecticons, shifts focus, changes some cards, and greatly improves with Rise of the Combiners

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Rise of the Combiners (Rotc): Exclusive Spoilers and Content

Tech Talk #18

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Strap in for the marathon ending as Scott and Vince take a look at the last (large) batch of revealed cards for Rise of the Combiners, now the set is complete!

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Changing the Resource Paradigm with RoTC

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Scott takes a look at a potential paradigm shift in how we look at resource costs in the game with ways to gain more efficient action phases through certain exciting cards in Rise of the Combiners

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Tech Talk 17: More RotC Spoiler Talk!

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Scott and Vince as they continue to discuss Wave 2 Spoilers, the new companion app, Toy Fair, and any other news related to the Transformers TCG in your ONLY weekly look at the world of the Transformers Trading Card Game!  We deeply discuss the two last Combiner teams to be spoiled:  Dreadwing and the stand alone Constructicons! Enjoy!  

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Rise of the Combiners (Rotc): Exclusive Spoilers and Content

Insecticon Psy Ops: Bombshell

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The Remix of Bombshell brings combo potential to the forefront of the Transformers TCG.  Read about this interesting Rise of the Combiners Insecticon in Scott's preview article!

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But there is a "Me" in "Team"..

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Jon Palmer takes a look at some of the Combiner parts and discusses their uses outside the stated Combiner team!

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Tech Talk 16: More RotC Spoiler Talk!

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Join Scott and Vince as they talk about A LOT of Rise of the Combiners spoilers! They also discuss the upcoming Pax East schedule and everything going on in the Transformers TCG!

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Wave 1 Metagame Wrap Ups

Bold Call: Hits and Misses from the Wave One Puzzle with Scott Landis

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It is important when facing a new set to look back at the calls one made with the older set(s) and walk through some of the steps that changed your mind over time.  We can only improve by recognizing past errors!

Wave 1 Meta; Hits and Misses

Wave 2 : Exclusive Vector Sigma Spoilers!

NEW Interview with TF TCG Brand Manager Drew Nolosco!

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Scott and Vince sit down EXCLUSIVELY with Drew Nolosco to discuss "Rise of the Combiners" as well as the exciting future of the Transformers TCG!

Upgrade: Inverted

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Our third exclusive Wave 2 Spoiler, the Upgrade Inverted!

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Upgrade: Recon System: Exclusive Preview!

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Our second exclusive Wave 2 Spoiler, the Upgrade Recon System

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Wave 2 : Exclusive Vector Sigma Spoilers!

Insecticon Leader Venin: Exclusive Preview!

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Our first exclusive Wave 2 Spoiler, the Insecticon Leader Venin!

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Vince's Early Takes

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Vince adds his thoughts to the early Wave 2 Spoilers

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Wave 2 Hot Take Podcast 2 : Jan 17

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 Check out Vince and Scott as they continue to discuss the Wave 2 previews  (Thursday Jan. 17) 

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Weird Plex but Ok

Palmer on Metroplex

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Jon Palmer of Team VectorSigma.info discusses his experiences building and playing Metroplex at some year end tournaments!  If you are looking to use and abuse this Titan, check it out!

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Interview with Drew Nolosco, Brand Manager of the TF TCG

'Tech Talk sits down with Drew Nolosco at Pax Unplugged!

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A transcription (due to technical difficulties) of our interview with Drew Nolosco, Brand Manager of the Transformers TCG, at Pax Unplugged.  Drew sat down with Scott and Vin of 'Tech Talk and we thank him for his insights!

Interview Transcription

Identifying and studying your mistakes

Scott dissects ONE PLAY from a match at Pax Unplugged

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Scott reflectively dissects ONE PLAY he made in a match-up with Joe Baiocchi from Saturday's Uncut Sheet tournament at Pax.  Learn how one play can make or break an entire match as game play is that tight.  What is a mistake in game play?  How do you recognize it?  

Learn from your mistakes

"The Touch" : Pax Unplugged Recap and Deck Tech

Scott talks about his Pax Unplugged experience and Power of the Primes decklist dubbed "The Touch"

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A recap of the 10-0 start to Pax Unplugged on Friday followed by a full deck tech told through the lens of the most famous battle on screen in Transformers History!

Pax Unplugged Recap

The Knowledge of Vector Sigma: Transformers TCG Strategy

Freedom Lies in Being Bold: Part 2, Aggro Control BOLD with Planes

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The latest strategy article brought to you by Vector Sigma!

Bold Series: Article 2

Aggressive Bold: The Dinobots

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First in a series of deckbuilds using BOLD

Bold Aggro: Dinobots

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Content Creator/Site Webmaster : Scott Landis

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Scott Landis has been a professional Trading Card game player since 1995.  He has competed in all levels of TCG competition from the Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour, to the World Championship series in the World of Warcraft TCG.  A Data Analyst by trade, Scott looks at the high level competitive nature of TCGs and applies strict mathematical analysis where possible; this is why the Transformers TCG is so appealing, it combines his love of the Transformers property with a love of statistical analysis due to mechanics of the game.  As the the former head strategy writer for the World of Warcraft TCG, this new exciting game offers Scott another chance to help educate others on what they need to "up their game"

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