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Episode 153 (Feat Steven Wooley) - Is Flesh and Blood the best new game since Netrunner?

Episode 153 (Feat Steven Wooley) - Is Flesh and Blood the best new game since Netrunner?

May 12, 2021
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On our agenda:
  • In this very special video, Jesse sits down with one of the most personable and knowledgeable faces in gaming, Steven Wooley of Team Covenant, to chat about two games that we both love - Android: Netrunner and Flesh and Blood.
  • Steven and the Team Covenant crew have been loving Flesh and Blood, the new card game from Legend Story Studios. Jesse and Steven chat about howFlesh and Blood compares to our all-time favourite card game, Android: Netrunner.
  • We cover a range of topics such as:
    • The core game mechanics: heroes (vs IDs), cards, resources (vs credits) and action points (vs clicks)
    • Tempo in Netrunner and Flesh and Blood
    • Organised play and the Legend Story Studios player and LGS engagement model
    • Attack and defence, 'runs' vs 'attacks', and 'blocking' vs' rezzing ICE'
    • Card types in Flesh and Blood and how they work
    • Building for the long game - managing resources over time via pitching vs defending and playing cards, and the difference between managing resources in Flesh and Blood versus managing board development in Netrunner
    • How different factions manage resources and gain advantage
    • Design space in the first 24 months of Flesh and Blood
Enjoy the episode and let us know what you think :)
THE WINNING AGENDA EPISODE 152 – GATEWAY TO A NEW WORLD

THE WINNING AGENDA EPISODE 152 – GATEWAY TO A NEW WORLD

March 20, 2021

THE WINNING AGENDA EPISODE 152 – GATEWAY TO A NEW WORLD

Episode 152 is live!

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After being hit by a global pandemic and somehow coming out the other side, Jess Horig and Jesse Marshall are back to discuss everything of note in the world of competitive Netrunner, with exclusive spoiler rights on not one, not two, not three, but four new cards premiering in the upcoming System Gateway expansion.

On our agenda:

  • Year in Review part two! As the world was shut down during the pandemic, Netrunner had to move to cyberspace, and Jess and Jesse discuss how that affected their interaction with the game, and living through such strange modern times.
  • System Gateway Spoilers! Michael P of NISEI was kind enough to give us four incredible cards, focusing on NBN, that all call back to older cards and explore new avenues for strategic play in modern Netrunner.
  • Review of System Gateway and System Update, and predictions on the new format! Jess and Jesse look at their new favourite cards of those revealed in System Gateway and System Update so far, and take some stabs at what sort of strategies will be viable, both in Core Set-only play and in combination with the full cardpool.
The Winning Agenda Episode 151 - Throne of Eldraine Unboxing plus Uprising Spoiler

The Winning Agenda Episode 151 - Throne of Eldraine Unboxing plus Uprising Spoiler

December 6, 2019

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After a hiatus of some time, Jess and Jesse are back to discuss everything of note in the world of competitive Netrunner.

On our agenda:

  • Year in Review! Jess and Jesse mention what they've been up to over the past little bit, including some Twilight Struggle, two World Championships, and a whole lot of Snake Draft.
  • Uprising Spoilers! Morgan of NISEI was kind enough to give us two powerful cards - one crisp and tasty hardware and one best friend of a genderless void. Both cards are unique replacements for rotating effects, and we look at the historical context that these cards have been designed in, as well as which other old and new cards might be especially well suited to work with them.
  • Throne of Eldraine discussion! As a bit of a change, Jess and Jesse talk about their second favourite game and how playing new things might help your Netrunner game improve.
Episode 150 - All good things…

Episode 150 - All good things…

June 19, 2018

On our agenda:

  • It's been more than just fun, and it's been more than just a game. We are so, so grateful for the community, our listeners and supporters, tournaments, travel, testing, decklists, tournament snackfoods, technical difficulties, 150+ Skype linkups, wonderful guests, and lifelong friends.  This game has been a part of all of our lives for the better part of 6 years, and now the ride, at least the official FFG-endorsed ride, is over. 
  • We reflect on the life of Android: Netrunner and the past 3 and a half years of TWA!  Brian Holland, Hollis Eacho, Wilfy Horig and Jesse Marshall sit down to discuss it all and what the game and the podcast have meant to them. 
  • It's an emotional farewell from us, replete with nostalgia, camaraderie, a plethora of shoutouts, feedback and emails from our listeners, and a good dose of gratitude to Patreon supporters, listeners, and the whole Netrunner community. 
  • Thank you to each and every one of you who've joined us at any stage on this journey.  The podcast and the game are things we will treasure forever, and you have all helped us create memories we will never forget.

Peace and love

Wilfy, Jesse, Hollis and Brian (The TWA Crew)

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PS - This isn't the end of everything! NISEI, a community-driven continuation of Android:Netrunner has been launched! Check it out here https://stimhack.com/introducing-nisei-a-fan-organization-dedicated-to-continuing-netrunner/

Episode 149 - Kitara Cycle Review

Episode 149 - Kitara Cycle Review

May 31, 2018

On our agenda:

  • Jesse and Wilfy sit down and pore over the Kitara Cycle to pick out some favourite cards and discuss the overall themes.
  • Each faction gets a close examination, and Jesse and Wilfy talk about which cards they are most excited about working with and including in their decks.
  • There's plenty of power spread across the factions, and lots of little gems that have been largely overlooked. 
  • Let us know what you think of our ratings, and whether we missed any of your favourite Kitara cards!
  • We're only one episode away from our 150th, and we've had a few listeners contact us with favourite TWA moments and shoutouts for us to read out.  You've only got a short time left to get your submissions in for us to read out next episode!

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Episode 148 - Ch-ch-ch-ch-changeeeeees (Feat. Exclusive Screambear Interview)

Episode 148 - Ch-ch-ch-ch-changeeeeees (Feat. Exclusive Screambear Interview)

April 22, 2018

On our agenda:

  • We've spoken about lots of topics over the course of the past 148 episodes, including some controversial topics, or things that we would like to see changed in the game. 
  • This week, we revisit some of our previous discussions to check in and see where they got us!
  • With the recent advent of sideboards in A Game of Thrones, another competitive FFG card game, we discuss whether it might be worth revisiting them in Android: Netrunner
  • We did a lot of advocacy for the Weyland Consortium back in 2015.  Where did that get us? Have things improved for our dark green friends?
  • Tournament structure, floor rules and judging are all things that FFG has made significant changes to over the years.  How are we looking these days?
  • We interview everyone's favourite Netrunner antagonist, Screambear, for the first time in audio form.  Long-time listeners will recall our previous text-only interview with the loudest ursus of all (https://thewinningagenda.com/2015/02/28/an-interview-with-screambear/)

As always, get in touch!

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Episode 147 - Council of the Crest (Runner)

Episode 147 - Council of the Crest (Runner)

April 8, 2018

Episode 147 - Council of the Crest (Runner)

  • Will Exer be the new Medium? Or even the new R&D Interface?  Will we be slotting it?
  • Are we excited about denying credits again in Crim? Probably!
  • Is Wilfy a White Hat?  Whatever the answer, we're pretty sure Sunny is!  How good is it to see some new minifaction love?!

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Episode 146 - New MWL! Read All About It!

Episode 146 - New MWL! Read All About It!

March 3, 2018

On our agenda:

  • The Boggfather has spoken, and with his latest decree etched into the stone tablet that is the FFG website, Jesse and Wilfy discuss the new removed and restricted list!
  • Will Rumor Mill cause havoc for corps, will CI survive the loss of Violet Level Clearance, and will Hayley's economy still function without Tapwrm?  
  • Let us know what you think about the MWL and our predictions, and how your meta is shaking out with the new MWL!

As always, get in touch!

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Episode 145 - Sovereign Sight Runner + Blast Zone

Episode 145 - Sovereign Sight Runner + Blast Zone

January 27, 2018

On our agenda:

  • Due to popular demand, our intros are back! Woo hoo! Thanks Spags!
  • We debut the Blast Zone, an innovative concept which we came up with all on our own!
  • The panel runs through all of the hacktivist-type cards in the pack, relishing the chance to discuss fresh cardboard toys for the first time in months!
  • With our 150th fast approaching, let us know your favourite memories of TWA and what you want us to mention on this special episode :)

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Episode 144 - Testing for Worlds and the Future of the MWL

Episode 144 - Testing for Worlds and the Future of the MWL

December 30, 2017

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!

As always get in touch

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