Latest Articles - Rise of the Combiners

Anatomy of a Mistake

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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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RotC First Month Missteps Part II

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

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RotC First Month Missteps

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Join Team VectorSIgma.info 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!

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Is Optimus missing in action?

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 Dan Arnold ponders where Optimus Prime Battlefield Legend has been hdindg 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 

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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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Latest Articles - Rise of the Combiners

Starscream: 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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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 the Competition

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Vince updates a Wave One combo deck with Rise of the Combiners tech, a critical look at the Sunstorm/Steamroll combo!

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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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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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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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Rise of the Combiners Preview 4: Bombshell (the Remix)

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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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Rise of the Combiners Preview 3: Inverted!

Transformers TCG Inverted!

Looking to fit a square peg into a round hole for your team?  Look here for an answer!

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Rise of the Combiners Preview 2: Recon System

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The one-star upgrade Recon System can improve your combat math by 45%, that's worth the star!

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Rise of the Combiners Preview 1: Venin

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The larger leader of the Insecticons may help bring the Discard/Control deck archetype to the Transformers TCG, Scott Landis with our first Rise of the Combiners Exclusive Preview Card!

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Vince's Early Takes

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VectorSigma.info team member and host of "Tech Talk" Vince talks about some of his early impressions of Wave 2, focused on how old cards will be improved by what we have seen thus far

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Latest Articles - Wave ONe Metagame

Hits and misses from the Wave 1 Puzzle

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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! 

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Weird Plex but OK

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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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Cars Redux

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Vince DeGulis, host of the Tech Talk podcast, with his first written article for VectorSigma.info.  He goes over an Autobot Cars list he adapted to win a local tournament over the Holiday Break

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Stepping out the door: A First Time TF TCG Experience

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  Dan Arnold, a current member of team VectorSigma.info and former professional TCG teammate of Scott, talks about his Pax Unplugged tournament experiences; focusing on the easy mistakes you make early on in playing and adjusting your decks as you learn the competitive scene 

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Insecticons vs. Primes: Primer

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 Mark Kinney, a member of team VectorSigma.info, goes a bit deeper into the Insecticons deck that he has so much tournament experience with, specifically focusing on the match-up with Power of the Primes/The Touch!  

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Interview with Drew Nolosco!

Drew Nolosco Transformers Trading Card game TCG

 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! 

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Understanding your Mistakes

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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.  What is a mistake in game play? How do you recognize it?  How can you learn from it?  

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Pax Unplugged Recap: The Touch

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Scott goes over a Pax Unplugged recap and deck tech of his version of Power of the Primes, dubbed "The Touch"

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Article Archive

Pax Unplugged Recap: Bugs!

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 Jon Palmer, a member of team VectorSigma.info, goes over his Uncut Sheet winning Insecticon list and the decisions made in building and playing it! 


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Planning out your Turns: Part 1, Calculate Damage

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 It is vital that you plan out the probable RESULTS of your attacks BEFORE you do anything in the turn.  Start with the basics. 

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Go Wide, Young Man by Jon Palmer

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Guest Columnist Jon Palmer, teammate of Scott Landis, discusses an easy to build, efficient deck 

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Freedom Lies in Being Bold: Part 3

Nemesis Prime

The third part of our article series, focusing on the BOLD keyword...this time we look at a Nemesis Prime based Control deck


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Freedom Lies in Being Bold: Part 2

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The second part of our article series, focusing on the BOLD keyword...this time we look at a Plane Aggro-Control deck with a slight BOLD theme

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Freedom Lies in Being Bold: Part 1, Aggression

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Our first article series, focusing on the BOLD keyword, in the first part we look at an aggressive deck build utilizing BOLD



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Post Game Commentary with Wreck 'N Rule

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 I always enjoy commentary after the fact on matches since it helps the players playing, the audience, and the reviewer.  It allows me to "play games" virtually even if I am not the one in the match.  Let me know if you want to see more of this type of content!  


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Tribal Warfare: Neutral Cards that Shine

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  Each Tribe in the Transformers TCG has their own themes and cards, but which universal cards shine in certain Tribal Themes?   

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