Author: Aurore

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Mass Mutations spoiler – Fission Bloom

Mass Mutation is coming! As are (fully authorized) spoilers of the upcoming Keyforge expansion! We at Timeshapers were lucky enough to get one of the cards from Fantasy Flight Gaming to “spoil” exclusively to our listeners. In today’s special minisode of the Timeshapers Podcast, we reveal Fission Bloom – a logos artifact with some interesting potential and beautiful art. Listen in as we try...

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Mass Mutations spoiler – Purify

My friend Kiivii got his hands on some MM decks and was kind enough to send it my way to spoil, so here it is, Purify! Sweetness, this cards looks like so much fun! First, it fits nicely with the new Sactum anti-mutant theme, And I love the art. The knight looks powerful and honorable, but the art also does a good job of...

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Shadow worlds day 1

Over the weekend of May 2nd, team KiP (Discord) ran Shadow Worlds day one, an online unofficial replacement for official worlds championship that has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. First, I would like to thank KiP for providing me with an outlet for my own, and the community’s competitive desires over this global crisis. The previous tournaments ran by KiP have been chock...

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Winning Mentality

At the Utrecht Grand Championship a friend approached me and asked me to write an article about my winning mentality. I have tried to sit down and write it for a while, but it was not until the Santumonius Invitational – Glorius Few, that I finally understood the missing piece: Losing mentality. Matching expectations During my experience in competitive keyforge I have matched my...

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Discarding creatures to the Quixxle gods

Some board states or cards may cause you to choose to discard a creature rather than play it. I already covered one such situation in my article about soft locks. There are more situations that may merit discarding a creature, and some Worlds Collide cards spring to mind: Quixxle Stone, Fangtooth Cavern, Red Alert and Unnatural Selection. Quixxle Stone Quixxle stone is undoubtedly one...

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Contest Results: In Search for a Search card

I called for you good people to design a search card for the gigantic Deusillus. There were 19 submissions, some multiples by the same people. I will review my top choice from each person, but show all the submissions for your enjoyment, and then announce the winner of the $10 coupon for Burger Tokens! Andrew Cartwright – Shaking Jello One of several Jurassic Park...

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Bouncing Deathquark: Chain bidding

Bouncing Deathquark did an excellent episode on chain bidding, and since I am now more invested in learning Adaptive, I went back to listen to it. I wanted to make this knowledge accessible to people that don’t listen to podcasts. This is not a transcript, but rather me delivering their thoughts to you in my own words. Game Theory You’ve finished your first two...

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Theorizing about Adaptive decks

It is known that I’m not a huge fan of Archon Adaptive, but the format is going to be a huge part of the Vault Warrior series and maybe even world championship. In other words, it’s here to stay and I want to understand it better. Deck aspects I’m not experienced enough at Adaptive to say what kind of deck I want to bring,...

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In search for the search card

Yesterday I wrote about the new mechanics revealed in Mass Mutation. I said that I don’t think that Deusillus is powerful enough to make up for the opportunity cost. However, we know it comes with a third card to search for the first two, could that card make it powerful enough, or at least more interesting? I am not one for speculations, but I...

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Mass Mutation: New Mechanics

On Thursday FFG live streamed the announcement of the next set, and article followed, along with a crucible cast. I thought I’d give you my first impressions of the new mechanics we’ve been teased. Warning: some negativity ahead. Enhance Briefly, Enhance means that one card existing in a deck will assign printed icons to other cards in the deck during deck generation. The Hystricog will...