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Tech Talk 44 EIQ Reports

 Vince and Scott talk about some local Energon Invitational Qualifiers (one being the 31 player largest one on record!) and how to approach the rest of the season in its last few weeks! 

Tech Talk 43 : EIQs

Scott and Vince talk about the Energon Invitational Qualfiier season: how you should treat the season as a potentially already qualified player, what to do in certain situations, etc.   Tech Talk is the only weekly Transformers TCG podcast, enjoy! 

Tech Talk 42: Spheres cont.

Scott and Vince expand upon the "Spheres Theory" that Scott wrote about last week: an attempt to esoterically explain the metagame! Definitely one you do NOT want to miss, and please feel free to shoot any questions our way! 

Tech Talk 41: Seige II Spoiler Talk

 Scott and Vince go over the recent Siege II spoilers (Trypticon, Hot Rod, Ratbat) and discuss some potential future use for them! 

Tech Talk 40: Post Event Evaluation

 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 39: Gen Con Recap 1

Join Top Eight teammates Scott Landis (Top 4) and Vince DeGulis (Top 8) as they recap the general feeling of Gen Con and how the experience was for them.  Sure to be only the first time they discuss the exciting weekend!

Tech Talk Wotc interview

 Scott and Vince from Tech Talk had a great opportunity to sit down with many members of the WotC Transformers TCG design/brand staff and discuss both the event at Gen Con (recorded on Saturday AM), the design of the game, and the future of the game.  Thanks to the staff for this unique opportunity!  Enjoy!  

Note: Audio is best you can do given the nature of a giant hall at Gen Con 

Tech Talk 38: Blaster/Soundwave and Gen Con Prep

Scott and Vince quickly talk about the Soundwave/Blaster battle cards before a long conversation about how to prepare logistically for the Gen Con trip and how to mentally and physically adjust for the tough on-site schedule!

Tech Talk 37: Drew on Organized Play

Drew Nolosco, brand manager of the Transformers TCG, was kind enough to sit down with Scott and Vince of Tech Talk again before his trip to San Diego Comic Con!  We discuss all things Organized Play, and admittedly Drew dodged no difficult questions.  Make sure you check out this honest and exciting conversation! 

Note: there were some technical difficulties around 40-50 in that persisted due to sensitive Mic issues, sorry about that, we did not want to edit out any of the really great content!

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!

Tech Talk 35: Soundwave/BLaster and Omnibbots

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

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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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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! 

Tech Talk 32-A: Siege Characters (Final)

Scott and Vince do some Origins discussion before transitioning into finishing up their review of the Siege: War for Cybertron Character cards

Tech Talk 32-B: Siege Battle Cards

Second half of the latest Siege Reveals, this time focusing on some really interesting and powerful new Battle Card Reveals!

Deck Building Collaboration with Arbitrary Hero

A very special episode 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 Transformers Trading Card Game deck building as well as some ways to assess the value behind Transformers TCG character card 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! 

EXCLUSIVE interveiw with John Temple of Pastimes!

Vector Sigma begins its full coverage of the Energon Invitational with an EXCLUSIVE interview with John Temple, Marketing Manager of Pastimes (company running the Energon Invitational and all Convention level Transformers TCG Events!)

Lots of Great information in the interview, and see our expanded coverage page for full event schedules, on site interviews, on site deck techs, etc. when the event launches (and before!)

Tech Talk 30-I Patreon and Meta Talk

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 

Tech Talk 30-II Siege Spoilers

Scott and Vince talk about the recent Siege: War for Cybertron (I) preview cards, including the exciting new Optimus and Megatron! 

Tech Talk INterview with Drew Nolosco

 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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