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Potential Aember and Exalting: Or why I don’t like Saurians

I finally figured out why I dislike Saurians, and it has to do with a broader topic. I have listened to Brad Andres talk on several podcasts about the design philosophy behind Saurians. Paraphrasing, the idea behind Exalting is Hubris, and they didn’t want Exalting to be a trap, so they made all common cards with Exalt almost always worth Exalting. To which I...

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Early Mid and Late game

A long time ago, someone (I believe it was Nathan Starwalt of Tabeltop Royale) suggested a topic for an article. I remember having some interesting idea and wanted to ask Grant Titus (Crucible Tracker) for data. Alas, that idea was lost as I didn’t write it down. But when I wrote the article on APT (Æmber per Turn), I realized that APT is something...

Introducing a new idea for a deck metric – APT 3

Introducing a new idea for a deck metric – APT

I’ve been thinking some more about how the DoK Efficiency metric relates to all the other metrics. I’ve come up with a yet incalculable metric: APT. Efficiency is a multiplier In my opinion, you can think about Efficiency as a multiplier. If you have decks A and B, and deck A, on average, gets to the shuffle twice as fast as deck B, then...

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Year in review and a year’s preview

The past year has been very special for me, and my readers have been an important part of it. Beginning While Keyforge was released in 2018, I feel like my journey only started in March 2019, when I decided to go to UKGE and participate in a sealed vault tour. I realized I’m an adult now, with income and savings, and if I wanted...

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The Legacy BDQube – Keyforge Drafting

I am honored to host our first guest author on Timeshapers.com. I did some editing, but the writing is his. I’ll let him introduce himself! Introduction Hi! To those who don’t know me, I’m CoDameron, co-host of the Bouncing Deathquark podcast and the guy who brings you streams and commentary for the US Vault Tours. I’ve recruited Aurore here to help me get the...

Online Tournament Report – Gemini 0

Online Tournament Report – Gemini

I’ve been struggling to coherently form my ideas into articles lately, while I battle with the new challenges of worlds collide. Tournament reports are much easier though, so here is one. This is a tournament run on Keyforge Community Tournaments which is organized by AllforOne, who is UK based. So if you’re from Europe and the US dead of night tournaments are a tough...

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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 0

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...

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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...

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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...