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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Feb 7, 2018

In Episode 130 Team Build Phase discusses worrying cards, alternate formats, the meta, and game balance.

And hey wait Joe, we don't have that character in the game!

Jan 31, 2018

In Episode 129 mrben looks over the unstoppable previews on the UDE blog!

Jan 27, 2018

In Episode 128 mrben discusses alternate formats and announces Build Phase League Play Season 3: Giftwrapped.

Jan 24, 2018

In Episode 127... Nevermind. If The Lost City isn't the name of the Brotherhood of Mutants team location, there will be a riot.


Oh, and also this.

Jan 18, 2018

In Episode 126 mrben accepts that he sucks at predicting metas and reviews the MC mix that showed up at Midwinter '18.

Jan 17, 2018

In Episode 125 mrben breaks down his Runaway Chopper deck that took 4th place at Midwinter 2018.

Jan 13, 2018

In Episode 124 mrben decrees in a binding fashion a list of the best cards of 2017. You are hence required to agree with everything he says.

Join us for the Midwinter Gaming Tournament!
And come cheer for Team Build Phase in the funK the night before!

Jan 11, 2018

In Episode 123 mrben attempts to wrap his head around some ridiculous cards.

Jan 10, 2018

In Episode 122 mrben puts his quarter down on which MCs he thinks are likely to show up at the Midwinter Gaming Convention Tournament on January 14th.
You are all also invited to check out the funK Team Attack vs Build Phase event on Saturday night.

Dec 15, 2017

Join our Create a Card Contest!

Click the link for instructions on how to enter. Win a LVL2 MC signed by Danny and Ben!


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.

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