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Tech Talk 66: Teams in TF TCG

Scott and Vince dive into the deep topic of "Teams" in the Trading Card Game world, notably in the Transformers TCG.  They attempt to define the subtle differences between "play groups" and "teams" and help players with ideas on the best ways to create, maintain, or join TF TCG teams.  Let us know what you think! 

Tech Talk 65: The Secondary Market

Scott and Vince discuss upcoming premium events, the PPG Championship and the Pax South Open before diving into understanding the nuances of the Transformers TCG Secondary Market. 

Tech Talk 64-B : 2019 Recap/2020 look ahead Part ii

Part II !

Scott and Vince recap 2019, not just for a trip down memory lane, but to understand the iterative process that led to team success throughout the year. It's always good to look back on failures, success, and ideas to prepare for the next chapter.

Tech Talk 64-A: 2019 Recap

Scott and Vince recap 2019, not just for a trip down memory lane, but to understand the iterative process that led to team success throughout the year.  It's always good to look back on failures, success, and ideas to prepare for the next chapter.  Part B will be posted tomorrow!
 

Patreon Exclusive Alpha Trion TIer Podcast preview: November

SPECIAL PRE-ENERGON INVITATIONAL ALPHA TRION TIER PODCAST!  Here is an example of the type of extra content available to higher tiers of Patrons that helps them prepare for the competitive scene. This was recorded the week before the Energon Invitational and the honest, insider knowledge helped many prepare for the event.   The results of the event are well known, but you can see that this type of knowledge was available prior to the event.  
 

Tech Talk 62: Responding to EI "Hate"

Scott and Vince discuss some of the backlash that has been leveled at the Energon Invitational from the perspective of what expectations SHOULD have been going in, and therefore how you could have adjusted your own expectations if they were not met.  We take a lot of "industry views" with years of TCG industry experience and knowledge to back up our claims.   


Note: yes, released out of order for "reasons" :-)

Tech Talk 63-B: Post Energon Invitational Meta - Orange and

 We continue the discussion the post-Energon Invitational Siege II metagame focusing this time on the Orange side of things! We also give some details on our upcoming charity event on 12/28! 

Tech Talk 63-A: PPG Vegas and the Blue "Spheres"

 Scott and Vince discuss PPG Tour stop Las Vegas and the circuit in general a bit before using “Spheres” to organize a discussion on the current Siege 2 meta post EI 

Tech Talk 62-B Energon INvitational INitial THoughts

PART TWO!  Scott and Vince go over JUST their initial thoughts (yes, over 1.5 hours of them total lol) with some shout outs, how the weekend went, etc.  We touched the surface of many deeper topics so please let us know in the comments which ones you would prefer we tackle sooner rather than later since there is so much to unpack from this event! 

Tech Talk 61-A : Energon INvitational Initial thoughts (Part

 Scott and Vince go over JUST their initial thoughts (yes, over 1.5 hours of them total lol) with some shout outs, how the weekend went, etc.  We touched the surface of many deeper topics so please let us know in the comments which ones you would prefer we tackle sooner rather than later since there is so much to unpack from this event!
 

Tech Talk Special: Energon Invitational with Drew Nolosco

Scott, Vince, and Dan behind the camera sit down with Transformers TCG Brand Manager Drew Nolosco once again for a great interview on-site at Pax Unplugged!  We discuss the Energon Invitational, how the Organized Play season went, the Siege sets, and get some hints for the future of the game!  Thanks so much to Drew for his time and honestly his continued presence in the community and talking with us on a regular basis!    

Tech Talk 60: Rules CHanges, PPG Dallas, Energon Invitation

Note: this was recorded on 11/26, well before the banning of Multi-Mission Gear, so references to the Daring Escape combo are "outdated". If you want to skip the PPG Dallas coverage and get right to our thoughts on the upcoming Energon Invitational, feel free :-)

We go over the OP Rules changes (NOT the MMG banning), the results from the PPG Dallas, and then have a discussion around the upcoming Energon Invitational: the Marathon day, how to avoid long lines, what to prepare for mentally, etc.

Tech Talk 59: The dangers of combo

 We are very excited for this week's Tech Talk! 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, about the newly launched "Organized Play Programs" (In-Store Support) by WOTC, potential future expansion, the current RotC metagame, and then some long conversation about the upcoming Siege: War for Cybertron I set dropping June 28!  Do not miss this exciting interview! 

Tech Talk 57: Energon Edition and Siege II Top Battle Cards

Scott and Vince discuss the week's Transformers TCG news that dropped around Energon Edition and the lack of set rotation in 2020.  Then they discuss the Battle Cards in Siege II they are most looking forward to sleeving up! 

Tech Talk 56: Top Siege II Characters

Scott and Vince discuss the Siege II characters they are most excited about brewing new decks around. Broken down into "Deck defining" and "Support" characters! If you want to shortcut this exciting set with some expert competitive advice, stay tuned!

Tech Talk 55: Siege II Final Reveals!

Join Scott and Vince as they discuss the remaining, exciting reveals from Siege II from the week of 10/19. Then they have a free-form discussion of how they feel the set will shape the coming metagame!


Tech Talk 54: Siege II Reveals week of 10/14

Scott and Vince discuss results the Siege II reveals from the week of 10/14 including a lot of exciting new and large character cards!  Only a few more cards to go and we are fully ready to test the known Energon Invitational metagame (probably?)! 

Tech Talk 53: PPG Tour columbus and PTA Ban

 Scott and Vince discuss results from the first PPG Tour stop in Columbus, Ohio before getting into the really big news for the week: the Banning of Press the Advantage! 

Tech Talk 52: Siege II Spoilers Week of 10/8

Join Scott and Vince as they dive into another round of Siege II Previews, this time from the week of 10/8!