Episode 139 - A Brave New World

October 8, 2017

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 138 - The Good Guys: Core 2.0 Corporation Discussion

October 2, 2017

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 137 - Core 2.0 Discussion and Runner Review

September 24, 2017

On our Agenda:

  • Jesse and his lovable bioroid sidekick Wilfy are joined by their old friend and long-time TWA panellist, Hollis Eacho!
  • The panel dives headfirst into Core 2.0 - what does it mean for the game?  Is it a good thing?  Is the sky falling?  Can you still score/steal agendas without your favourite card that is now no longer available for play *cue tears*?
  • Runner side changes - we run through all of the ins and outs for Anarchs, Criminals and Shapers.  
  • Have Anarchs been unfairly targeted with the loss of so many key cards, or will they still rise out of the ashes to play a key role in the metagame going forward?
  • Look out for the second instalment of our Core 2.0 review in the coming weeks, highlighting all of the corp changes and what they mean for the metagame.

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Episode 136 - Malaysian Nationals Feat Special Guests

September 18, 2017

On our agenda:

  • As long-time listeners would know, it's not just Australia and New Zealand holding up the Netrunner flag in South-East Asia and Oceania, the Malaysian playerbase has been rocking their own Nationals tournament for a few years now.
  • This week, Wilfy is joined once again by fan favourite CrushedGuava aka J W Chin, fresh from his top 8 Australian Nationals appearance.
  • Joining CrushedGuava and everyone's favourite bioroid sidekick are Calvin Wong and HQ, two star Malaysian players, to discuss how they prepared for their Nationals tournament and what decks they played on the day. 
  • Tune in next week for our first round of Core 2.0 discussions :)

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Episode 135 - Crushing Nationals with special guest CrushedGuava

August 29, 2017

On our agenda:

  • Wilfy Horig hosts a candid chat with a special guest of many aliases, CrushedGuava/Argh a Snake!/J W Chin, live from a Sydney cafe in the midst of Australian Nationals!
  • Wilfy's guest was the second seed after Day 1 of the tournament, and he discusses his preparation process for both the swiss rounds and Top 8, including an in-depth analysis of Sydney cafe breakfasts!
  • Wilfy and J W had tested together for the tournament, and they share some of their ideas and experiences from this gruelling process, including which decks they included in their gauntlet and how they settled on the decks they eventually played.

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Episode 134 - Maxed Out

August 22, 2017

This week Wilfy is joined by North American Championships Top 8 Competitor, Weyland lover and wonderful TWA Patreon supporter, Max Williams!

Max and Wilfy discuss Max's performance in the recent regionals season, including the decks he tried out and how they went, as well as their assessment of the metagame.

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Episode 133 - Free Mars (Bars) - Runner

August 10, 2017

On our agenda:

  • Wilfy and Jesse dive into the world of Free Mars (bars), with more jokes about martians and chocolate bars than you can shake a stick at!
  • This pack features two new very powerful AI programs, God of War and Maven.  The panel talks you takes you through the attributes and shortcomings of each, and how they might best be used to terrorise your opponents' ICE.
  • Na'Not'K is as close to a green Mimic as we could hope for - will this free up some important influence in Shaper?
  • Bloo Moose, a super new economy engine for runners, offers heaps of options to capitalise on your spent resources! Will you be visiting the 'Moose?

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Episode 132 - Blood and Water (Corp)

July 31, 2017

On our agenda:

  • It's a jam-packed corp side of the pack, with 13 cards to discuss!
  • How does Wilfy rate this pack where 100% of the purple cards are bioroids?  Does he have the inside scoop on Loki? Did they go to bioroid daycare together?
  • Obokata Protocol is one of the better agendas to come out recently, and certainly ranks up there with the better 5/3s in the game.  When and where does the panel see it being played?
  • "Success" completes the trifecta of fast advance options from the Jemison identity card's subtitle.  How does this triple stack up against Sacrifice and Audacity, and how does it compare to its closest friend, Red Planet Couriers?
  • Is Whampoa Reclamation the new Jackson, or is another card secretly the best Jackson impersonator in this pack?
  • Mass Commercialisation is a very powerful new economy event for all corps.  How and when will it be utilised?

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Episode 130 - Blood and Water (Runner)

July 24, 2017

On our agenda:

- Our ANZAC episode, the original episode 130 has gone missing!  Hopefully we will be able to relocate it soon, and in the meantime, episode 131 is ready to take its place! 

- Wilfy has a brand new award to talk about!  What is it? You'll have to listen to find out.  Hint: he's already won it 8 times before!

- Blood and Water is packed full of cards exploring interesting design space.  Join the panel as we move well and truly into the second half of the Red Sands Cycle.

- Will Alice Merchant do what Omar has so far not quite managed, and emerge as a force in the competitive metagame in and of herself (i.e. not just as a Rebirth target!?)

- Is Jargoniew Mercs the new Plascrete for the new world?  Or does it ask a bit too much to be a staple across different types of decks?

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Episode 129 - Regional Upgrades

July 10, 2017

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