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Tech Talk 71: TDG Grand Series and TMA Previews

 Scott and Vince discuss the exciting new prizes added to the Top Deck Games (Haddonfield, NJ) Grand Series before discussing the latest round of Titan Masters Attack! Reveals including Tribal Battle Icons! 

Tech Talk 70: TMA Previews week of 1/31

 Scott and Vince discuss the Titans Attack Previews for the past week, along with a short discussion on the upcoming Pax East 

Tech Talk 69: Drew Nolosco on Titan Masters Attack!

 Drew joins the Tech Talk team of Scott and Vince once again, this time to discuss the exciting upcoming Titan Masters Attack! set (street date April 17).  We dive deeper into the exciting new Strategem cards, Titan Masters (Bodies and Heads), before the reveal of the exciting WPN in-play kit exclusives from the set, both the release day promo and the post-set release in-play tournament kit Combiner!   

Tech Talk 68: Titan Masters Attack! Premiere with Dan Arnold

Energon Invitational winner and teammate Dan Arnold join Scott and Vince to discuss the exciting first revealed information for Wave 5: Titan Masters Attack!  Listen for some great first impressions!  Note : this was recorded before Ken’s main site article so things like combined costs of head/bodies was unknown 

Tech Talk 67: EI/Wave 5 with Drew Nolosco

Scott and Vince have the pleasure to once again sit down with Drew Nolosco, brand manager of the Transformers TCG!  We discuss The Energon Invitational, Organized Play, and get some nibbles of Wave Five info!  Enjoy this rare and candid conversation with the man in charge! 


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!