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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...