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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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Jul 27, 2016

In Episode 16 mrben deconstructs the Combo Thanos deck that has been increasing in popularity since it was taken to a third place finish at Origins by Robert Bigio. There is also musing with regard to some card swaps.

Remember to leave a comment to enter the drawing for a playset of Thanos Extended Art cards.

Jul 26, 2016

In Episode 15 mrben corrects multiple errors, is bummed about Alien Battles coming out on AUGUST 17th(!), and then does no justice to the lore of Aliens, and talks about the spoiled mechanics and cards UDE released today (7-25-16).

Remember to leave a comment to enter into the drawing for a playset of extended art Thanos Supporting Character card.

Jul 25, 2016

In Episode 14 mrben calls it Episode 13 and then reviews one final Aliens Supporting Character. This card was spoiled by PauperTim.com. Because the set is due to release tomorrow this will likely be the last card review before a complete expansion analysis.

Remember to leave a comment to enter the drawing and get yourself four copies of the Extended Art Thanos Supporting Character card.

Jul 23, 2016

In Episode 13 mrben is a little bit jealous of TopDeckPlayer.com and their new exclusive Aliens spoiler. Resource denial is praised. Build the Hive is then plugged into a couple of possible deck builds.

Remember to leave a comment to enter the drawing for four copies of the extended art Thanos Supporting Character card.

Jul 22, 2016

In Episode 12 mrben breaks down tech cards in VS System by cost, value, and effect. Spoiler Alert: Cosmo is on the list.

Jul 21, 2016

In episode 11 mrben reevaluates the complexity of the content on the show and spoils two more Aliens card. Like last time, one is meh and one is bananas.

The cards were spoiled on UDE's blog.

Jul 20, 2016

In Episode 10 mrben goes on and on about the Sister Grimm Main Character card. There's also a bit of analysis about why pure agro doesn't work well in VS System 2PCG. And we reveal the coolest Mane Character in the My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic CCG.

Jul 19, 2016

In Episode 9 mrben makes sweeping generalizations about character cards. Learn a basic way to rapidly determine if a character card is below or above average value for that drop.

Jul 19, 2016

In Episode 8 mrben is unable to decide if one of the newly spoiled Aliens cards is any good. He also ponders what may or may not be a new keyword or mechanic.

Jul 17, 2016

In episode 7 mrben has praise and criticism for the second VS System organized play kit. There's also some great suggestions for improving the OP kits.

Jul 16, 2016

In Episode 6 mrben explains the Combat Step. This was recorded with new players in mind. If you already understand how combat works in VS, feel free to skip this one.

Jul 15, 2016

In Episode 5 mrben spoils two more Aliens Supporting Character cards and analyzes the value of the Swarm keyword.

Jul 14, 2016

In Episode 4 mrben describes the turn structure in a 2 player VS game.

Experienced players may not find anything of value here. You noobs, this one is for you.

Jul 11, 2016

In Episode 3 mrben talks about more Aliens spoilers, including a new card type. What's equipment? Listen and find out.

Jul 9, 2016

In Episode 2.5 mrben valiantly attempts to bring you further analysis of the recently spoiled Xenomorphs Main Character, The Perfect Organism. Recording conditions are hostile and primitive. You've been warned.

Jul 8, 2016

In Episode 2 mrben does not talk about the turn structure as promised. Instead... Aliens spoilers!

Jul 8, 2016

In Episode 1 mrben breaks down what you need to about about each of the three different card types in the VS System 2PCG.

Jul 6, 2016

In Episode 0 mrben introduces himself, talks about plans for the podcast, and outlines the differences between the VS System and VS System 2PCG

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