Episode 144 – Testing for Worlds and Future of the MWL

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On our agenda:

  • Wilfy and Jesse chat about the Team TWA Worlds 2017 testing process, starting from the beginning and going all the way through to the end – the main event.
  • How should you decide what decks to put in your gauntlet?  How many people do you need in your testing group?  How do you develop your gauntlet as your testing progresses?
  • The panel talks about the MWL, evaluating how each removed and restricted card went at Worlds, and what changes might be made in the future.
  • We are asking all of our wonderful listeners to send in their favourite TWA moment, TWA episode, thing about TWA, thing that you miss or thing that you’ve glad we’ve changed, for our 150th episode extravaganza.  We’ll be having lots of special guests and planning a fun trip down memory lane, and we want you to get involved! You can send your entries by email, tweet, Facebook message or carrier pigeon!

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Episode 144 – Testing for Worlds and Future of the MWL

Episode 143 – Michael Boggs Worlds Special

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On our agenda:

  • We sat down at Worlds 2017 with Android: Netrunner lead designer and developer, Michael Boggs, to talk all things Worlds and the future of Netrunner.
  • We got Michael’s Worlds predictions – see how accurate he was at predicting the meta.
  • Michael talked us through the removed and restricted list; is he happy with how it’s functioning, what changes does he anticipate, which cards was he a little more tentative about including, and would could be in the gun post-Worlds.
  • Apologies for the slight audio glitches on this one, we were recording in person and there was an intermittent noise that had to be edited out lest it blow your eardrums (thanks Radisson), so there are some sharp cutouts of audio semi-regularly throughout the episode.

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Episode 143 – Michael Boggs Worlds Special

Episode 142 – Genesis w/Andre Nilsson

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On our agenda:

  • Jesse and Wilfy are joined by Andre Nilsson, 2017 Malaysian National Champion and 2016 Worlds Top 16 Competitor, to talk about CI, Hayley, and Wilfy’s 2017 World Champion decks.
  • Wilfy and Andre go super deep on the World Champion Hayley list, analysing card choices, avenues of play and tips for getting the most out of the deck.
  • Andre discusses his Brain Rewiring list, and the innovation that carried him and many others to great success – Contract Killer!
  • Andre has a vision for the future of Netrunner in South East Asia, which Wilfy and Jesse are excited by!  Will we see an Oceanic continental championship?  Let’s hope so!

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Episode 142 – Genesis w/Andre Nilsson

Episode 141 – Wilfy Wins! World Champ 2017 Interview and Reflections on Worlds

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CONGRATULATIONS WILFY, WORLD CHAMPION 2017 AND HAAS BIOROID EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR!

On our agenda:

  • World Champion Wilfred E Horig, along with an extra special panel of Worlds 2017 top 6 competitor Alex Forndran, Dave “Crab Hatamoto” Hoyland and Mark Mottram, sit down the night of Worlds to dissect the main event.
  • Jesse, Mark and Dave go through their earlier predictions from Episode 140 and analyse where they were right and less than right!
  • Wilfy and Alex share their reflections from the swiss rounds and top 16, including the sharing of decklists before matches, and some of their highs and lows.
  • Wilfy gives some extra special insight into the process of reaching and triumphing in the final of Worlds, and foreshadows some more in-depth analysis of his invitational card and the tournament itself in weeks to come!
  • Look out for more Worlds content, including a very special chat with Michael Boggs and some testing video content in weeks to come.

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Episode 141 – Wilfy Wins! World Champ 2017 Interview and Reflections on Worlds

Episode 140 – Pre-Worlds Time Capsule: Predictions, Preparation and Pontification

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On our Agenda

  • Jesse sits down with the Dark Lord himself, Dave “Crab Hatamoto” Hoyland, and UK rising star Mark Mottram to discuss all things World Championships.
  • This episode was recorded in the week before Worlds to give you an insight into the testing and preparation process that we went through.  Jesse, Mark and Dave outline their expectations of the metagame, the results of their testing, and why they are leaning towards playing particular decks.
  • Dave and Mark discuss the feared Hydra and their reluctant shaper proclivities, while Jesse outlines the reasons why he is considering playing his Australian take on Potential Unleashed.
  • The panel gives their predictions on metagame breakdowns, including predicted faction percentages, top 4 decks and winning decks.
  • Watch out for Part 2 in the coming days, including post-tournament thoughts and insights from World Champion Wilfred E Horig and Top 6 competitor Alex Forndran!

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Episode 140 – Pre-Worlds Time Capsule: Predictions, Preparation and Pontification

Episode 139 – A Brave New World

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On our agenda:

  • Wilfy joins Jesse in meatspace for a special discussion about the post-rotation, post-banlist, pre-Worlds metagame!
  • The panel dives headfirst into the banned and restricted list, discussing what the effect of these changes will be on faction and side balance, and on the competitive metagame.
  • Each faction has strengths and weaknesses in this new format – which of the factions is likely to be the frontrunner, and how will the other factions be able to exploit this using their own tools?
  • Will any HB identities other than CI make the cut?  Has the Jinteki net damage threat ever been as important as it is right now?  Will NBN be able to cobble together a cohesive, consistent strategy in time for Worlds, or is Weyland finally the leading faction for Meat Damage?  Tune in and find out!

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Episode 139 – A Brave New World

Episode 138 – The Good Guys – Core 2.0 Corp Review

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On our agenda:

  • Jesse his lovable bioroid sidekick, Wilfred E Horig, dive straight into the corp side of the Revised Core Set!
  • What has gone out? What is coming in? How will it affect the meta going forward?
  • We go deep on the rotation of EtF and what it leaves in its wake for Haas Bioroid, and what the rotation of Scorched Earth means for Tag n Bag strategies.
  • A special shout out to our Patreons, whose support we continue to be amazed by.  We love and appreciate you all so much!

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Episode 138 – The Good Guys – Core 2.0 Corp Review