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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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Dec 29, 2016

 

In Episode 54 mrben talks about OCTGN. A free program that acts as a tabletop simulator and allows users to play VS over the internet. Would you be interested in playing in a virtual tournament over OCTGN? Let us know at TheBuildPhase.com

Learn more about OCTGN here.

Dec 28, 2016

 

In Episode 53 mrben defines the common deck archtype terms of aggro, midrange, control, and combo.

Dec 25, 2016

Happy Holidays!
In Episode 52 mrben plugs some upcoming VS events and talks about resolving rules confusion.

MidWinter Gaming Convention

Origins size event

Rules spreadsheet

 

Dec 24, 2016

 

In Episode 51 mrben sits down with TheBuildPhase.com forum user Nvogt to discuss the Nov 13th tournament at Geek City. The conversation also touches on future events, Thanos, and of course some fantasy cards.

Dec 16, 2016

 

In Episode 50.5 mrben addresses some loose ends from the Episode 50 discussion and gets excited about upcoming events and releases.

Dec 16, 2016

 

Team Build Phase Assemble! In Episode 50 the entire team takes on the news we have all been waiting for.

Dec 9, 2016

In an episode that is NOT Episode 50 mrben tells everyone to read the recent post on UDE blog. Changes to Thanos. New set roadmap. Good stuff.

Coming soon, Episode 50 will feature all of Team Build Phase and our reactions to the news.

Dec 9, 2016

 

In Episode 49 mrben tries to make Captain America good by designing a fantasy Equipment card. Much like the Super Soldier Serum, this Shield makes Captain America more mighty than he was before.

 

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Dec 7, 2016

In Episode 48 mrben lays out a list of things the need cards need to do, and avoid doing. We also talk about the things happening in the background that add to immense pressure for the next expansion to really get it right.

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Dec 1, 2016

In Episode 47 mrben goes off topic and talks about stealing an idea or two from the Hearthstone tournament format. We then go further off topic and talk hype about the new Hearthstone expansion. And finally we go entirely off topic with a song about the overpowered MidRange Shaman.

Nov 30, 2016

In Episode 46 mrben sits down with DangerFord to discuss the November 13th tournament held at Geek City in Coralville.

Nov 24, 2016

In Episode 45 mrben interviews the Team Build Phase hype man extraordinaire, DangerFord.

Nov 24, 2016

 

In Episode 44 mrben talks about alternate formats, with a focus on the Planet modifiers from OldVS.

Nov 11, 2016

Just an update on the show, no new episodes until the 23rd.

Nov 4, 2016

In Episode 43 mrben explains why Green Goblin is the worst Main Character in the game.

Remember to leave a comment to be entered into the November drawing.

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Nov 2, 2016

 

In Episode 42 mrben lays out a tier list of Main Characters in a world without Thanos. This tier list was drafted with a focus at the local meta at Geek City.

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Oct 29, 2016

 

In Episode 41 mrben goes deep on the Ghost Rider Main Character.

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Oct 27, 2016

In Episode 40 mrben faces the accusation that he is undervaluing the card Hidden Weapons. As part of responding to that, probably accurate, charge we dive into Plot Twist power level and the difference between a permanent and temporary effect.

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Oct 26, 2016

 


In Episode 39 mrben talks about the new Patreon account set up to help the show grow and improve.

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Oct 21, 2016

In Episode 38 mrben analyses and tweaks the Luke Cage, Only Losers Take Wounds decklist posted by forum user TheLogain.

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a VS System deck tin.

Oct 17, 2016

 

 

In Episode 37 mrben talks about and shares a link to the deckbuilding spreadsheet he uses to build and edit decks.

Link to the Vs System 2PCG Deckbuilder

 

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Oct 12, 2016


In Episode 36 mrben breaksdown his Lt Ripely Equipment abuse deck.

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Oct 5, 2016

 

In Episode 35 mrben admits he undervalued Equipment and announces the winner of the September giveaway.

Sep 29, 2016

 

In Episode 34 mrben talks about the recent announcement that there will be no new VS cards until "early 2017." We are pretty bummed about that. But we also got a comment from Danny Mandel about content of the next expansion.

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win two Hellboy life counters.

Sep 27, 2016

 

In Episode 33 mrben interviews David Leader. David is a top 8 finisher at GenCon 2015 and 16 as well as a prominent OldVS player. The discussion touches on tournaments, card balance, formats, and of course Thanos. 

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win two Hellboy life counters from the OldVS collectors set.

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