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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 TCG..how 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!)


https://vectorsigma.info/origins-2019-event-info

Tech Talk 30-I Patreon and Meta Talk

Scott and Vince talk about the recent VectorSigma.info 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 29-B Siege: Spoiler Reviews

 

We decided to split the latest Podcast into two sections because even with a smaller number of spoilers, they were high impact ones!  First Podcast goes over the Battle Cards (and a discussion on Pierce) and the second is on Characters..let us know if you like the split!

Tech Talk 29-A Siege: Spoiler Reviews

 

We decided to split the latest Podcast into two sections because even with a smaller number of spoilers, they were high impact ones!  First Podcast goes over the Battle Cards (and a discussion on Pierce) and the second is on Characters..let us know if you like the split!

Tech Talk 28-B Siege: Spoiler Reviews

 

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!

Tech Talk 28-A: Current Happenings

 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! 

Tech Talk 26: Interview with Drew and John (WOTC)

 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 25: Siege and OP

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!


Tech Talk 25 Special Edition: NPE

 As you know our Tech Talk podcast tends to go long, well this week went especially long with both the excitement of Siege: War for Cybertron, "Organized Play", and finally the "NPE" that is the Battle Deck driven Combo Decks in the Transformers TCG. 

Tech Talk 24: Speculation and Tourney 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!

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.


Note: Sorry Brody was kinda loud in this one!

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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