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 15, 2017

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Nov 16, 2017

In Episode 120 mrben ponders the details of the New World Order.

Pretty please help Danny's son if you can.

Nov 10, 2017

In Episode 119 mrben reacts to the beating of Singularity with the nerf bat.

Nov 8, 2017

In Episode 118 mrben talks about the final Limited Edition promo card for 2017, Kobik.

Nov 1, 2017

In Episdoe 117 mrben breaks down the Sister Grimm Dutch combo interaction.

Oct 27, 2017

In Episode 116 mrben talks about next big problem that needs solving in VS.

Oct 25, 2017

In Episode 115 mrben uncovers the awful truth that Danny has been working for evil all along. Oh, and there's some cards.

Oct 24, 2017

In Episode 114 mrben continues what feels like an endless spoiler season and evaluates the new card previews for S.H.I.E.L.D. vs Hydra.

Oct 11, 2017

Episode 113 consists of quick news update and a request for feedback.

Oct 9, 2017

In Episode 112 mrben evaluates the contents of the A-Force Organized Play Kit.

Known to some as OP Kit #3.

Oct 6, 2017

In Episode 111 mrben muses about the November expansion SHIELD vs Hydra.

Oct 4, 2017

And we are back! After a Destiny 2 health related emergency mrben is back with thoughts and worries about the proposed 2018 release schedule.

Sep 1, 2017

In Episode 109 mrben reviews every card in the Predator Battles. This expansion to VS is scheduled to release Oct 11, 2017.

Aug 30, 2017

In Episode 108 mrben reflects on Gen Con 2017. Congrats to Joe Keaveny for this first place finish in the 10k.

Links to recaps and writeups

The Build Phase

Daily Meta Game

Build Better

The Blues Effect

C_Stacks youtube (he am groot)

VS Deckbuilder

Team Attack Podcast

Twitch stream replays


Aug 16, 2017

In Episode 107 mrben hits some news items and the first wave of spoilers from the upcoming Predator expansion.

Predator win a box details.

Predator annoucement.

Upper Deck Blog.

Aug 9, 2017

In Episode 106 mrben delivers a State of the VS address.

Aug 2, 2017

In Episdoe 105 mrben reveals two new Leviathons from the Monsters Unleashed VS expansion.

Jul 26, 2017


In Episode 104 Team Build Phase talks about Star Trek, Firefly, and The Adam's Family. Oh yeah, we spoil a couple cards too.


Jul 19, 2017

In Episode 103 Team Build Phase totally talks about awesome card draw with two new Monsters Unleashed spoilers.

Jul 11, 2017

In Episode 102 Team Build Phase spoils and considers Fireclaw and the Creature from the Black Bog.

Jul 7, 2017

In Episode 101 mrben enters the Monsters Unleashed preview season!

All cards in this show were spoiled on the UDE blog by Danny Mandel.

Jul 7, 2017

In Episode 100 Build Phase team leader Joe takes over the host chair and turns the mic around onto mrben. This show released on the one year anniversary of the podcast. We'd like to say THANK YOU to everyone who supported us through this first year and the 100 episodes. We hope to continue bringing you the very best in VS news, interviews, League Play, deck lists for many years to come.


Jul 1, 2017

In Episode 99.5 mrben attacks a pile of news items and fails to provide a good reason why this isn't Episode 100.

Jun 21, 2017

In Episode 99 mrben breaks down his (Joe's) decklist from the Origins 2.5k and gives a big old DITTO to John Tatta's article on

Jun 19, 2017

In Episode 98 mrben reflects on Origins Game Fair and the Thorigins meta game.

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