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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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Aug 24, 2016

In Episode 26 mrben defines some common card game terms. Card Advantage, Board Control, Tempo, and Initiative are used in nearly every episode of this show. But, depending on what games you have or haven't played in the past these may mean different things to different people. We cut through all that and spell it out for you.

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Aug 21, 2016

In Episode 25 mrben walks through a brand new Queen MC token deck. He confuses blue and space locations early in the show. The core of the deck is looking to abuse token generation and swarm to level the Queen early. Then use Femme Fatality, Facehuggers, and Spook to clear SCs out of the way. BOARD CONTROL early and throughout the game is the key.

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Aug 19, 2016

In Episode 24 mrben does an introduction and then disappears. This episode is a Gen Con tournament diary recorded by Joe. The dude who runs thebuildphase.com

Aug 16, 2016

In Episode 23 mrben reviews The Company, the second team featured in the Aliens Battles expansion. 

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Aug 11, 2016

In Episode 22 mrben struggles to open the Xenomorphs cards from the Aliens Battles expansion. Once the plastic wrap is KOd we talk through the whole team, mostly skipping over cards spoiled in previous episodes.

 

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Aug 9, 2016

In Episode 21 mrben complains a lot about slow play in tournament settings, and specifically targets how Ripley #8's level up power encourages this gross way of playing the game. Given the amount of time spent whining about a team affiliation that was printed ten years ago for OldVS it's fair to say that this episode is as bitter as a double IPA. But we do also propose a change to the rules that govern deciding tie games. So it's not all bitter, man.

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Aug 8, 2016

In episode 20 mrben proposes three possible solutions to the Thanos Main Character stagnation.

 

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Aug 3, 2016

In Episode 19 mrben declares Kane the best card in the Aliens expansion. The bulk of the show is spent examining each Main Character in the first three sets and where they fit into the current meta.

 

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Aug 2, 2016

In Episode 18 mrben strikes The Perfect Organism and is stoked to play with The Dragon.

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