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Staggering Miasmas 2

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...

Deck Selection: Decks four through six 0

Deck Selection: Decks four through six

This is the third article in a series, if you have not read the first article, I strongly suggest you do so. The second article is First three decks, which isn’t necessary to follow what is going on. In case you haven’t and decide not to, the general premise is that I found 20 decks in a ~150 deck collection I feel are worthy...

Madrid Vault Tour day 2: Stream Report 1

Madrid Vault Tour day 2: Stream Report

Here is day two. I did not transcribe the Challenger round to get into top 32, as the stream with commentary by Archon’s Corner was late, and I don’t enjoy watching streams without commentary. Furthermore listening to Erich and Grant’s commentary greatly helps with any analysis I may do. So thanks to them for providing commentary. And of course, thanks to Crazy Killing Machine for...

Madrid Vault Tour day 1: Stream Report 2

Madrid Vault Tour day 1: Stream Report

I thought it would be cool to have a text overview of the games played on stream for those that prefer the written word, or don’t have time to watch the full stream. This is not a full play by play, and this being the first time I do anything like this, I’d love feedback. Game 1 Jorge Munoz vs Aitor Penalba Y. Nelson,...

Deck Selection: First three decks 3

Deck Selection: First three decks

This is the second article in a series, if you have not read the previous article, I strongly suggest you do so. In case you haven’t and decide not to, the general premise is that I found 20 decks in a ~150 deck collection I feel are worthy of testing for competitive play, I ranked them, and will start by trying out the first...

Deck Selection: Collection Curation 9

Deck Selection: Collection Curation

I’ve found that a lot of players with larger collections struggle to find the best decks in their collection. I decided to do an exercise in deck selection from a collection of ~150 decks, and see if I can find an adequate process to do so in a reasonable amount of time. Some of those methods can also be used to find decks on...

Demystifying the mystery of winning decks 3

Demystifying the mystery of winning decks

I’ve found myself asking a question: How many decks that are similar to vault tour winning decks exist? And what does it mean for the game? I’m here to share with you my exploration of that question, and my answer to it. As always, I’m open to discussion on the subject, and would love to hear your opinion. Investigation The first step for me...

Vault Tours – Should you go? 0

Vault Tours – Should you go?

Short answer: Yes! Long answer: You’ve read my reports about Vault Tours, and the rigorous training I went through, and think “I’m too casual to go to a Vault Tour.” Which is an actual sentence someone said to my SO on thecrucible.online. I’m here to tell you Vault Tours are for you, too. Prize Support The prize structure is designed to be casual friendly....

Keyforge formats: Adaptive 3

Keyforge formats: Adaptive

This is a first in a series of articles about the various formats available in keyforge. This time, I’m going to write about Adaptive. I’m expecting this to be a controversial topic, since Adaptive is celebrated by many as the best format for keyforge. I’ve heard it described as “The truest and purest form of keyforge”. Which is fine, we have many formats and...

Krakow Vault Tour: The personal 3

Krakow Vault Tour: The personal

So I decided to consolidate the side events and my personal experiences into a single post, as I really want to get into my article series about keyforge formats. And a lot of the side events were more social than competitive, so it fits together nicely. Do note that this post is going to mention some gender politics, inclusiveness and LGBT+ stuff. If that’s...