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Siege: War for Cybertron

Updating Orange Decks with Siege


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!

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Siege: War for Cybertron (I) Metagame

Tech Talk 36: Play-testing Methodology


Scott and Vince start their series on preparing for and excelling at Organized Play events with a discussion of how they approach the Playtesting phase of the Transformers TCG given their long experience in this area from their many years of competitive TCG play!

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Looking to the Past for Inspiration


 In early attempts to make sense of this new upcoming Metagame, in such a short time frame, Scott Landis looks to Battle cards of the past for inspiration and synergy 

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Black Hats: A Critical Look at Black Pips in Siege


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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Siege: War for Cyberton (I) Content

Tech Talk 35: Blaster vs. Soundwave and Omnibots


Join Scott and Vince as they go over the recently spoiled Soundwave vs. Blaster product, including its legality at the upcoming Gen Con open, and the SDCC Omnibots!

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Is Siege the Time to "All Hail Megatron"?


Vince takes a look back at the various iterations of Megatron that failed to make a splash on the competitive front, and looks forward to the new General Megatron who may succeed where others failed?!

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Siege: Blue Meta Updates


Dan Arnold takes a look at using Siege  to update two of the major players in the RotC metagame:  Aerialbots and All Hail Optimus 

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Pastimes' John Temple!


 Scott and Vince talk with Pastimes Marketing Manager John Temple about the upcoming Transformers TCG Energon Invitational and especially the upcoming Origins Game Fair! 

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Hot Take ORGANIZED PLAY Podcast!!!!


 Tech Talk 31 Quick Turn around! Want the most in-depth theories on Organized Play from the most competitive Transformers TCG Content Creators? Then you MUST listen to this podcast! 

Tech Talk

Patreon Announcement


Consider supporting team on Patreon so we can continue to bring you high quality Transformers TCG content on a daily basis! 

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Siege: War for Cyberton I

Tech Talk 34: Siege Excitement!


Scott and Vince discuss the Siege cards they are most excited about sleeving up and testing this coming weekend for the first playtesting bonanza to get ready for Gen Con!  

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Sealed Deck Primer



 Scott continues our Sealed Deck focused week with a Primer on the "rules" of Siege Sealed deck! 

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Sealed Deck Pools!


You've read and watched us all week give advice on how to build decks from six packs of Siege, now try it with us!

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Origins: Energon Open

Tech Talk 33 : Origins Round Up


 Since Vince could not attend Origins, he grills Scott on all the happenings that went on there. We go over the amazing performance of the team, including Dan's finals appearance, but most importantly we talk about the effects of the first Energon Open on Organized Play in the Transformers it will be affected going forward. Tune in for a great look at the future of OP! 

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Origins Recap : Patreon


Scott Landis goes over a lot of team stats from Origins and further explains the benefits of the team when approaching the upcoming Gen Con and Qualifier Season

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Dan Arnold: Recap (Second Place)


Dan Arnold recounts his Origins weekend (and some before) that led up to his impressive second place finish in the first major TF TCG OP Event!

Origins Recap

Siege: war for Cybertron

Siege: War for Cybertron Preview: Private Top Shot


Scott Landis introduces us to a new Micromaster who mirrors a very popular Orange Battle card!

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Building a Competitive Deck: Basics


Collaboration with Cameron of Arbitrary Hero!  

Scott and Cameron talk about some of the thoughts that need to go into building a competitive deck . They discuss overall strategies in deck building as well as some ways to assess the value behind character and battle cards!   No matter you experience level in deck building or playing in the Transformers TCG, everyone can get a lot of out this discussion...enjoy! 

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Tech Talk Latest Siege Reveals!


Scott and Vince go over some Origins information and then deep dives into the remaining characters and battle cards revealed for Siege: War for Cybertron I (Two Part Podcast)

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Siege: war for Cybertron

Tech Talk 30 - Two Parts


Scott and Vince talk about the recent Patreon announcement and the results of another local Case Event. They also discuss the current state of the Transformers TCG metagame and how to prepare for the remaining time during this Rise of the Combiners Meta.  Part II is continued Siege Spoilers! 

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Siege: War for Cybertron Preview: Spinner Rims


 Scott Landis introduces us to a new Utility that is sure to help out Mirage and Jazz, Spinner Rims! 

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Tech Talk Eps 29 - Two Parts


Not a lot of Spoilers, but still a lot of discussion..we split into two: Battle Cards and Character Cards...enjoy!

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Rise of the Combiners Metagame Analysis

Tech Talk 28-B



Part 2 of the latest Tech Talk, the only weekly Transformers TCG Podcast. Today we go over the plethora of Siege: War for Cybertron cards previewed over the last few weeks and how they may fit into existing strategies, or spawn their own new ones!

It's a long discussion since there were a lot of cards spoiled while we were on a one-week vacation hiatus, so enjoy!

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Tech Talk 28-A


Due to Scott's Vacation, we had many Siege: War for Cybertron to go over and some other news so we decided to split the podcast into two "more easily digestible podcasts"..for the first one we go over recent Transformers TCG news: the potential information dropping over the summer convention series, the RotC metagame, and some general Wave 3 info.

Stay tuned later in the week for part two where we go in depth over the new Siege Spoilers!

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The Evolution of Sentinels


 Dan Arnold takes a look of how the powerful aggro-control Sentinels deck has evolved since the start of the RotC metagame..a must read to understand this powerful deck! 

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Exclusive S:WFC I Preview: Private Flak


 Scott Landis introduces us to the Micromaster strategist Flak, going heavily in depth as to how effective the Micromaster abilities can be in forcing Tempo on your opponents! 

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Siege: War for Cybertron (S:WfC) Hot Takes by Team


Keep checking back weekly as we give our hot takes on the new set in bunches!

S:WfC Hot Takes

Tech Talk 26: Interview with Drew and John!


Vince and Scott had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Drew Nolosco, Brand Manager of the Transformers TCG, and John Schork, PR director of the Transformers TCG, 

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Wave 3 - Siege: War for cybertron

Wave 3 Spoiler is LIVE, Hot Takes soon!


Stay tuned daily for Wave 3 info: if it releases it will be here!

wave 3 spoilers

Tech Talk 25: Part I, Siege: War for Cybertron


Scott and Vince break down the exciting "Organized Play" program with WPN in store support for events  and then start a lengthy discussion on the new set: Siege - War for Cybertron, including a deep dive into each card and card type spoiled so far!

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Anatomy of a Mistake


Jon Palmer, inspired by last week's internal look at mistakes does a deeper dive on a Dreadwind deck he played competitively...poorly

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Rise of the Combiners Metagame Analysis

Tech Talk 24: Speculation and Tournament Recap


This week we speculate on the "big announcement" on 4/8/19 before going over some local tournament result top 4s..Aerialbots, The Touch, Sentinels, and Constructicons taking the top spots!  We also go over our choice to play in the event: Predacons, and how we would change it up for next event!

Missteps in the first month of Rise of the Combiners (Part II)


Rejoin Team for our second round-table article about missteps we made in evaluating and playing with RotC in the first month of its release.  

Rotc missteps 2

Missteps in the first month of Rise of the Combiners


 Join Team for our first round-table article about missteps we made in evaluating and playing with RotC in the first month of its release.  Look for a second list (we made many!) later this week! 

Rotc missteps

Rise of the Combiners Metagame Analysis

Showcase Comics and Games Tournament Report


Top 4 Decks are in Decklist Section!

 Dan sits down with two other members of the the Top Four from Showcase Comics and Games in Swathmore, PA (outside of Philadelphia), Steffon and Jon Palmer to discuss their tournament  day! 21 players, five rounds cut to a top four! Lots of Combiners in attendance! See how the top four shaped up and which decks ended up on top! 

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Tech Talk 23: Combat Tribes and Predacons


This week Vince and Scott discuss the current state of the competitive metagame, the power and weaknesses of the various "Combat Tribes" (Melee, Ranged, Specialist) and then dive further into a discussion of a deck they intended to play over the weekend (which we did) but had little experience prior to this conversation in playing: Predacons.

Tech Talk: your only WEEKLY Transformers TCG Podcast!

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"Broken" Tanks Deck


We had to keep this deck under wraps until the metagame developed a bit, but the VectorSigma meta breaking Tank deck is finally ready to be revealed! Be careful though, if you play it in your local metas it may simply be too oppressive...Slammer is just too game breaking of a four drop!

Notice the date of this videos posting...

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Rise of the Combiners Metagame Analysis

Is Optimus Prime: Battlefield Legend missing in action?


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


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



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


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


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!

Tech Talk Podcast Transformers Trading Card Game Transformers TCG


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!


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


 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): Exclusive Spoilers and Content

Tech Talk #18


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


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!


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

Rise of the Combiners
Wave 2 
Transformers TCG

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"..


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!

Rise of the Combiners
Transfomers TCG

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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Content Creator/Site Webmaster : Scott Landis


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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