Category: Keyforge

Belgium Grand Championship

I signed up for two grand championships at the same time, Netherlands and Belgium. I mostly went to Brussels because the flight was cheap, and I could make a weekend of it. Utrecht did not go well, so I had most of my eggs in the Belgium basket, with one additional chance to get travel budget to worlds in the UK grand championship. Preparation...

Worlds Collide Archon Cards

Worlds Collide Archon Cards

If you’re anything like me, you don’t really remember all the cards until you’ve actually played with a large portion of them. In Worlds Collide it’s even harder with the Latin Dinos and two whole houses to learn. I have an Archon event this weekend, and as an effort to learn which cards I need to be able to recognise as I read Archon...

Set Discovery – The Spoiler Free Approach

My very first vault tour was at UKGE Birmingham, the release of Age of Ascension. I wanted to be competitive, so I had to learn the cards as best I could. This time though, I did not have any important sealed events coming up, so I decided to remain spoiler free until I got to play with Worlds Collide. Remaining Spoiler Free My favourite...

Keyforge Formats: Survival

I have participated in store level 2 deck true survival, and I have participated in 6 round 3 deck survival into top cut. This article is me sharing my thought processes with you, in an effort to give you another perspective so you may find your own. Top Cut vs True Survival Since I have only played true survival at the store level, I...

Warm Up Games

This is going to be short and to the point. Let’s talk about warming up before an event. Importance When I started woodworking, I read a post about cutting dovetails, and the author wrote about warming up. It’s important in pretty much anything you need to do well on the first try. It’s not only athletes that need warm ups. In my recent event...

Dutch Grand Championship

This past weekend I participated at the Dutch Grand Championship in Utrecht, 3 deck survival. This writeup will focus on the gameplay. From a personal perspective, I have a lot of mixed feelings about this event. There are also things that happened to other people that greatly affected my enjoyment of the event, and I don’t feel it is appropriate I broadcast those things...

An addendum to collection curation

An addendum to collection curation

I haven’t written much lately, mostly due to me going to the Grand Championship in Utrecht this weekend. Some stress has been getting to me as I am preparing for it. However, as I have been preparing for it, I found an additional method of collection curation which I’d like to share with you. This is a short article that is an addendum to...

Is Æmber control necessary?

After six months of Age of Ascension still largely dominated by Call of the Archon decks, I want to ask a question that should have been asked long ago: Is Æmber Control essential to winning? What is Æmber control? Let’s start by defining the concept we wish to investigate. Everyone knows KeyForge is a race, but that is true for almost any game with...

Investigating Holding Cards

Investigating Holding Cards

Back in April 2019 I decided to go to my first Vault Tour at UKGE. Making that decision I knew I wanted to improve my gameplay, and the very first thing I looked for is someone to help me understand holding or discarding cards in KeyForge. The article I found by Jake Frydman’s (Co-host of Sanctumonius podcast) KeyForge Tips: Discarding was exactly what I was...

Staggering Miasmas

Staggering Miasmas

A recent game I played sparked a conversation between my SO and myself regarding holding back one Miasma while playing the other. While this scenario is fairly specific, the ideas portrayed here should be applicable to other situations. Gedanken Player A goes to check, player B is holding 2 Miasmas in hand and no other way to stop player A from forging. When should...