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The Build Phase

The Build Phase is a show dedicated to helping you build a better turn. VS System 2PCG can be a complicated game and that's why you need The Build Phase. Listen in as mrben breaks down the toughest turns, explains difficult plays, and interviews leaders in the community.
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Oct 9, 2019

 

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In Episode 192 mrben does a little housekeeping (Thanks again, Patrick Murray) and then dives into the most exciting set of cards ever to be grouped together in a preview article.
Seriously. These cards are AMAZING.

https://www.upperdeckblog.com/2019/10/vs-system-2pcg-the-x-files-battles-card-preview-1/

 

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https://www.patreon.com/TheBuildPhase

Sep 25, 2019

 

Ok. This episode is a mountain of salt, mrben is just bummed about a few things and goes off about it.

If you don't want to hear whining about release dates, community spoilers, and online play... Maybe just come see us next time.

For those of you who wish to venture into the salt mines, grab your pick and helmet, we're going in.

Sep 18, 2019

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In Episode 189 mrben muses about the value and feasibility of introducing sideboards into the game of VS.

Sep 4, 2019

willowhellmouthskull

In Episode 187 mrben falls in love. Again and again. Life on the Hellmouth leads to many Relationships.

Wait... Willow is dating Red Skull!?

Decklist- http://vs.tcgbrowser.com/#!/deck=5078

Aug 31, 2019

In Episode 186 mrben breaks reads and reacts to the Aug 30th previews from the Mind & Soul arc.

UDE Blog- https://www.upperdeckblog.com/2019/08/30312/

Aug 28, 2019

In Episode 185 is mrben's Gen Con tournament diary. Join us for a journey through deck creation, testing, and play. 

 

Link to the decklist--> http://vs.tcgbrowser.com/#!/deck=4837

Aug 26, 2019

In Episode 184 mrben reacts to the Aug 26th spoilers as he reads them for the first time.

https://www.upperdeckblog.com/2019/08/vs-system-2pcg-mind-soul-card-preview-to-infinity-and-the-quantum-realm/

This episode was recorded on a phone, in a car, next to a job site. 

Bonus points if you can detect when the contractor finally showed up. 

Aug 21, 2019

In Episode 183 mrben talks details about Upper Deck's new street team style reward program.
The Alliance is very new, it hasn't even actually started yet. Therefore there are still many questions about how the program will work and mrben asks ALL of them.

Aug 16, 2019

 

Jank

In Episode 182 mrben reflects on his 0-x skid at The Jank Battles.

The decklist--> http://vs.tcgbrowser.com/#!/deck=4910

Aug 14, 2019

In Episode 181 mrben talks about the future of VS informed by conversations had at Gen Con.

Format announcement-->
https://www.upperdeckblog.com/2019/08/vs-system-2pcg-featured-formats-for-fall-2019-and-winter-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2YZVMFsRE1OL8BiTztDWkj3LQidCCjUyeI4DQz2t5r5F40MlpykgJvvxg

Aug 7, 2019

5k

In Episode 180 mrben reflects on the 5k and goes over the MC breakdown for the event as a whole and the top 8.

Congrats to Ashleigh Allen-Johnson!

Top 8-->  https://www.facebook.com/VsSystem2PCG/posts/2271705312937320

Chad's by the numbers breakdown--> https://www.facebook.com/groups/860168987351982/permalink/2314236375278562/

MC breakdown:
22 - Mimic
19 - Rogue
7 - *Star Lord*
6 - X-23
4 - Juggernaut
4 - Prof X
3 - Gambit
2 - Blob
2 - Iceman
1 - Emma Frost
1 - Dark Beast
1 - Wolverine
1 - Sabretooth
1 - Bullseye
1 - Norman Osborne
1 - Deadpool

Jul 29, 2019

In Episode 179 mrben breaks down the two most recent preview articles and goes way off topic. More than once.

 

July 25th spoilers https://www.upperdeckblog.com/2019/07/vs-system-2pcg-power-reality-card-preview-forever/

July 29th spoliers https://www.upperdeckblog.com/2019/07/vs-system-2pcg-power-reality-card-preview-red-white-and-blue/

Jul 26, 2019

In Episode 178 mrben breaks down the Jank Battles community event taking place Friday at Gen Con.

Link to MC list--> https://www.facebook.com/groups/860168987351982/announcements/

Jul 22, 2019

In Episode 177 mrben tackles the big bad of the CotA format.

 

Link to deck--> http://vs.tcgbrowser.com/#!/deck=4708

Jul 19, 2019

In Episode 176 mrben breaks down a borrowed Juggernaut deck we call 3 piece and a soda.

Link to the deck--> http://vs.tcgbrowser.com/#!/deck=4689
The fight that inspired the deck name--> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VN3_5k8oL8

Jul 12, 2019

tech talk

In Episode 174 mrben breaks down the top five or eight or so tech cards you should be planning to play around and considering for inclusion in your Worlds deck.

Jul 8, 2019

In Episode 173 mrben rejoices that the oppressive menace that is Wolverine has finally met its match against a deck we call...

The Sweet McGee

Original decklist by Adam Logan
Link-  https://www.facebook.com/groups/860168987351982/permalink/2259674804068053/

Jul 5, 2019

In this mini episode mrben realizes he now has the ability to ask for changes to the game... and they happen within a few hours.
Will he go mad with power?
Does this mean a Slapstick/Sister Grimm meta is inbound?
Only time will tell.

Mimic rules update--> https://www.facebook.com/superawesomegamesllc/posts/2531409406880569

Jul 5, 2019

In Episode 172 mrben talks about the newly revealed Mimic MC and his implications for the Gen Con 5k.

https://www.upperdeckblog.com/2019/07/h-a-m-m-e-r-time/

Jul 4, 2019


In a show recorded prior to the July 3rd HAMMER spoilers mrben breaks down the updates to the VS System game rules.

Jul 1, 2019

In Episode 170 mrben is very grumpy about not knowing what card balance changes and errata are incoming prior to Gen Con.

Check out C_Stacks!  https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperToa217

Jun 28, 2019

In Episode 169 mrben gives up on Xavier's dream of peaceful coexistence and instead brings dives deep into the stuff of nightmares with a fiendish combo deck.

Link to the decklist--> http://vs.tcgbrowser.com/#!/deck=4515

 

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