This episode Mark and DBN get to spend some time with Yulia from the Call of Myth team! There is the usual banter at the start of the episode before they dive into a discussion about what Call of Myth will be bringing to the CCG game.
Welcome to 2020, a land of elections, Olympics and a search for new card games. Join Mark and DBN as they search for their new home in the quickly expanding Digital CCG wilderness. Over the next series of episodes Mark and DBN will explore some new games in their quest for a new home.
In this pseudo goodbye episode Mark and DBN share their thoughts on the latest TESL news. With the game in maintenance mode its swift decline to irrelevancy is formalized. What will happen to TESL? What about Legends Cast? Will Mark and DBN keep making a show? Will it be a new show? Will it be about Mythguard, Causa, Runeterra, or heaven forbid hearthstone? Guess you will have to listen to find out.
This episode Mark and DBN take a look at the newly revealed Chinese Client. There are some pretty cool features in the client but can the other parts of the TESL world hope to see it? Most likely not any time soon. They discuss the changes to invade and the dangerous example being set by giving soul gems in response to negative community feedback. The second half of the episode Mark and DBN give some tips and encouragement to new content creators. They discuss mindset, free tools, and some things they would do differently now.
Mark records a quick solo show on Thanksgiving week. The episode reviews some changes we got to the invade mechanic, a refund we got for those changes, and Mark's experience on a new card game in development called Causa, Voices of the Dusk.
Banter Banter Banter! If you like banter in a podcast then this episode gives you 35 minutes of it! If you don't, we strongly suggest you jump to minute 36. Mark and DBN discuss the new Pokemon game, Legends of Runeterra, and what they like and dislike about long open beta periods for games. The first chunk of this episode is entirely unrelated to TESL but if you're a gamer we're sure you'll still enjoy it. From there Mark and DBN have a pretty thorough discussion about a potential rotation in TESL, get in deep with deck axis in a newer strategy segment, and close with some thoughts by Mark about the importance of community in all of our lives.
This episode Endozoa returns to the show with Mark and DBN. They switch up the format and focus the entire episode on competitive play and deck building. Like the last episode with Endo this gets deep quick! They discuss way more then tweaking one card or adding more removal to you deck. Endo takes a very deep look at the mindset behind a master deck building and competitive player. If you are looking for an episode to unpack for the next few weeks as you learn to be a better TESL player this is the show for you!
This episode DBN and Mark get to spend some time with the legendary and awesome Silverfuse. A good portion of the show is dedicated to the news that was missed on their week off. They discuss invade, combo invade, the adjustments to the combo invade deck, and the newly buffed cards! The conversation strays into some design philosophy and concerns for the future design space. Silverfuse shares her gaming story and answers a few trivia questions before it all wraps up with Mark's final thoughts. Thanks for supporting the show!
We had a small delay for episode 20. No worries though because Silverfuse will still be on episode 20 and it has only been postponed one week. Mark took a moment this episode to give an update, thank our game developers, and let you know about Patreon.
This episode Mark and DBN talk about all that is new in TESL....which is not much. They get into a good conversation about RNG and the apparent design philosophy change. They both share some thoughts about the gauntlet and dive into a discussion about some new goblin monk decks that have been running around the ladder. They close out with Mark's Closing Thoughts and announce their next guest for episode 21, Silverfuse.
On episode 19 Mark and DBN get a chance to hang out with CVH from Bethesda! This is also the first episode they also add full segments for the show. Join them as they cover the latest TESL news, arena changes, this week's gauntlet, Q&A with CVH, some CVH trivia, and they close it all up with Mark's final thoughts. This is not an episode to miss because it gives some insight into the life of Bethesda, the design philosophy behind gauntlet, and what goes on behind the scenes on release day.
This is a pretty free flowing episode with Mark and DBN. They recorded on release day for Jaws of Oblivion and share their initial thoughts on the expansion. They have a pretty extensive conversation about a few cards and get to respond to a few folks who joined them in the twitch chat for their first live recording. In the end they even make some really early predictions and recommendations for cards to craft from Jaws (maybe don't take Mark's advice).
In this episode Mark and DBN talk all about the newest expansion coming to TESL, Jaws of Oblivion. They discuss the new invade mechanic, review a handful of cards, then reveal and review a new card coming out in the expansion! Check out this episode to get prepared for the gates of oblivion opening up on October 8th!
With Jaws of Oblivion just around the corner and Dead Broke Nerd joining the show Mark decided to wrap up the crafting guide with a bonus episode. There would simply not be enough time to return to this segment in the coming weeks. This show tackles the epic and legendary crafting guide for Yellow, Green, Purple, Multicolored, and Neutral Cards.
This is a big big episode! Not only did the newest expansion, Jaws of Oblivion, get announce but Mark welcomes Dead Broke Nerd as a full host on the show! There is an announcement about TRS, a bunch of added announcement about the show, and an announcement about an upcoming card reveal! Mark and DBN talk about the new expansions, share hypothesis about the newest mechanic, and review the first three cards. The maw of oblivion itself is upon us!
This episode is a solo show with just Mark. He is talking about the state of the Podcast for the first section. Basically reviewing what has happened over the past few months and what he wants to see happen in the future. There is also some talk about the newest event. Finally Mark starts his first crafting guide by commenting on cards in both strength (red) and intelligence (blue). This is a bit of an insiders episode. If you are new to the show jump to about minuet 14.
This episode Mark gets to host his first female TESL streamer and content creator, Eolis! All the way from New Zealand Eolis joins the show to add some great insight into the meta, new player experience, the return of events, and some mind games behind player identity. How does she beat the burnout of ladder grinding and keep excited about TESL? Check out the episode to hear about what keeps Eolis in the game. Mark is up before the sun for this recording because he was that excited to get Eolis on the show. She is a bright, humble, and driven player that new players can learn a ton from!
This episode Mark gets to hang out with TESL Youtuber DTBlayed. They spend most of the episode talking about DTBlayed, the state of the game, creative deck building and how Bethesda can capitalize on their growing momentum. Mark takes some time to rant about the new event rewards, DTBlayde shares some thoughts on TESL's communication with the community, they discuss the problems facing the game with tricolor decks, and they spend the remainder of the episode talking about the upcoming expansion that was recently leaked.
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This episode Mark gets to talk with Master Series competitor Karakondzhul and TESL streamer ALittleJamie! The conversation revolves around Karakondzhul's TESL experience, a few card adjustments, and class identity in TESL. Karakondzhul and ALittleJamie give some great advice to newer players on what class to start working towards depending on play style, they both give opinions about the Alfiq Conjurer and Luzra adjustments, and you get an inside look at the mindset of a pro player!
This episode Mark gets to host with Dead Broke Nerd again as they welcome EndoZoa from TRS to the show! Most of the show is spent talking about the mindset of a competitive player and EndoZoa's latest meta report at Teamrankstar.com. There is also plenty of banter about Hallowed Death Priest which DBN just released an article about. They also get a chance to answer several questions brought by listeners through the Legends Cast Discord.
This episode Mark gets to talk with Lazergician from Team Rank Star! Lazergician is the content team captain for TESL, the lead editor for TRS, the host of the Masters Series Finals, and a most prominently a TESL caster. They have an in-depth discussion about the current meta and the way that is is shifting after Masters, deck creating and tech cards, and an overall understanding of what Lazergician does and how he got involved in TESL. If you are looking for advice on how many of a specific card you should be running in a deck this is a great episode. Lazergician is super smart and has a very thorough understanding of TESL. It is a great episode to get a fuller understanding of why some cards are good and some cards are not in any specific meta.
This episode Mark gets to hang out with TESL streamer and Master Series competitor Elemayo! This is a great chance to get to know Elemayo and hear some of the background that goes into preparing for the Masters Series by the players. In this episode they also talk a lot about better decision making in a game and Elemayo gives some great tips on deck deck building and refinement.
This week Mark gets to talk with ESL streamer BradfordLee and Dead Broke Nerd! The conversation revolves around overall ESL design, Master’s Series, and the monthly reward card. Check out teamrankstar.com for even more ESL news.
This episode Mark gets too interview and talk with CVH, the ESL community manager from Bethesda. If you care about TESL and are wondering about the meta and the games future this episode is a must listen. They talk about CVH’s history with gaming that brought him to Bethesda, the masters series, QuakeCon, a ton of stuff about what goes into making a digital card game, helpful and unhelpful feedback, and the bright future for TESL.
This episode Mark gets to spend some time with the British streamer ALittleJamie! They talk about the Meta, what they have been playing, Master’s Series Predictions, and they give some guidance to new players on spending real life money and in game gold.
This episode Mark hosts special guest Bujinnovation, a streamer and Master’s Series player. They talk about the meta after a week of MOE, talk about skeleton decks, and offer some crafting advice for the new expansion.