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 10, 2018

In Episode 162 Joe and mrben discuss the upcoming tournament schedule and featured formats.

Sep 5, 2018

In Episode 161 mrben talks about the best Supporting Character in the Spider Friends expansion. And some other stuff too.

Aug 29, 2018

In Episode 160 mrben falls in love with the new Valkyrie MC revealed on the Upper Deck blog on Aug 29th.

Aug 15, 2018

In Episode 159 mrben sits down with Adam Logan to discuss his top 9 finish at Gen Con, the state of the meta, the health of the game, and the viability of a My Little Pony expansion.

Jul 18, 2018

In Episode 157 mrben says "Sinister" way too many times.

Jun 28, 2018

In Episode 156 mrben attempts to wrap his head around the newly revealed Scarlet Spider MC

Jun 20, 2018

In Episode 155 mrben reviews the Origins '18 tournament results.

Jun 18, 2018

In this episode Carlos from Team Attack asks for your help.

Jun 13, 2018

In Episode 154 mrben goes to the kitchen table with a deck featuring the Singularity Main Character.

Mean Green Decklist

Jun 6, 2018

In Episode 153 mrben reveals the final unspoiled cards from the MCU Battles expansion.

The Playset




(except one)

May 19, 2018

In Episode 151 mrben refuses to shrink from the challenge of evaluating a very tiny and very large card in the same show.

May 18, 2018

In Episode 150 mrben heads to Tahiti.

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May 17, 2018

In Episode 149 the synergy is too strong.

May 16, 2018

In Episode 148 mrben searches for analysis of the MCU card Heimdall.

Episode 29 with Danny Mandel.

May 13, 2018

In Episode 152 mrben gives Nick Fury a hard look with one good eye.

May 9, 2018

In Episode 147 mrben lays out some predictions for the fate of the MCU in the major tournaments this year.

May 2, 2018

In Episode 146 mrben reflects on the major changes recently announced in the game of VS and the negativity within the community.

This show is largely unedited and rambling.

Apr 18, 2018

In Episode 145 mrben discusses the MCU bombshell, the follow up post to the collective, and the response article with two members of the VS community.

Apr 12, 2018

In Episode 144 mrben has a conversation with two time winner of Build Phase League Play, Matt Pritchard.

Apr 11, 2018

In Episode 143 mrben dwells on tiny word choices in this post to the Collective by Mark from Upper Deck.

Apr 4, 2018

In Episode 142 mrben muses about the MCU, the winner of BPLP: Giftwrapped, and the starter deck challenge.

Mar 28, 2018

In Episode 141 mrben reacts to the announcement of a Marvel Cinematic Universe arc.

ICv2 article.

VS 2PCG facebook.

Mar 21, 2018

In Episode 140 mrben is joined by Adam Logan to reveal and discuss the final two cards in the Brotherhood of Mutants expansion.


March Madness Tournament of Champions is still battling through group stages. Check it out!

Mar 14, 2018

In Episode 138 mrben talks about the cards revealed on 3/14/18 by UDE, the upcoming Starter Deck Contest, the delay of Brotherhood, March Madness Tournament of Champions, and Build Phase League Play: Giftwrapped.

Mar 8, 2018

Episode 137 is all about March Madness Tournament of Champions!
Listen in to find out who is competing and how to get your bets placed for who will win! Fabulous prizes! Much excitement!

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