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A Time for Change

For those that have been with us for at least a year, well, things moving forward are going to be very different.  While I haven’t been as active on the blogging side of things as I would’ve liked, I’ve been working in the background on acquiring new people and resources that will provide a greater foundation of help and to reach the audiences we’ve wanted to reach for a long time.

So let me divulge on these plans a little bit.  I will be moving to a new main blog called Start Phase in the near future, and it will serve as the main hub and the place to go when not talking about any one game in particular.  Climax Phase will become a specialized blog for Weiss, and two new blogs, Final Phase for Buddyfight and Drive Check for Vanguard, will be debuting some time this month.  I’m also aiming to have multiple bloggers on each specialized blog so it’s not just my input and thoughts.

I look forward on welcoming 2019 with a new start.

~thenightsshadow

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The Breakdown (The Revisiting) – Cardfight Vanguard – Ultrarare Miracle Collection Meta

This article is rated Experience Levels 3-6.  This article series is intended to cover a wide range of topics about particular sets, and will help players of all kinds when it comes to knowing their set or the set of an opponent.

Welcome back to The Revisiting, where I update previous articles’ builds to prepare for the new booster coming out.  With that quick blurb out of the way, here are my updated builds for the Ultrarare Miracle Collection Meta.  Use Ctrl+F to find the clan of your choice, or just continue onward until you find the one you want.

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The Breakdown – Cardfight Vanguard – Neo Nectar

This article is rated Experience Levels 3-6.  This article series is intended to cover a wide range of topics about particular sets, and will help players of all kinds when it comes to knowing their set or the set of an opponent.

Welcome to the Breakdown.  thenightsshadow here, and as we do each time on the Breakdown, we look at several questions about a series, deck, archetype, or card, then get on down to breaking down what makes it tick and how one should approach playing it.

This time, we’re going to cover the clan of Neo Nectar, and the theme for this article is going to be “Transience and Permanency”, so even for those that don’t play Neo Nectar they can still get something out of this article.

As a reminder, here are the general questions we ask ourselves for each set.

1) Competitively, why should I play this clan over other clans?
2) What is the ideal set up from opening hand to final turn?
3) How does our play look like versus an opponent?
4) Where are our good and bad matchups?

Once we answer these questions,  there will be questions about those questions, but we’ll cover those afterwards.

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The Breakdown – Cardfight Vanguard – Gold Paladin

This article is rated Experience Levels 3-6.  This article series is intended to cover a wide range of topics about particular sets, and will help players of all kinds when it comes to knowing their set or the set of an opponent.

Welcome to the Breakdown.  thenightsshadow here, and as we do each time on the Breakdown, we look at several questions about a series, deck, archetype, or card, then get on down to breaking down what makes it tick and how one should approach playing it.

This time, we’re going to cover the clan of Gold Paladin, and the theme for this article is going to be “Taking Proper Initiative”, so even for those that don’t play Gold Paladin they can still get something out of this article.

As a reminder, here are the general questions we ask ourselves for each set.

1) Competitively, why should I play this clan over other clans?
2) What is the ideal set up from opening hand to final turn?
3) How does our play look like versus an opponent?
4) Where are our good and bad matchups?

Once we answer these questions,  there will be questions about those questions, but we’ll cover those afterwards.

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The Breakdown – Cardfight Vanguard – Angel Feather

This article is rated Experience Levels 3-6.  This article series is intended to cover a wide range of topics about particular sets, and will help players of all kinds when it comes to knowing their set or the set of an opponent.

Welcome to the Breakdown.  thenightsshadow here, and as we do each time on the Breakdown, we look at several questions about a series, deck, archetype, or card, then get on down to breaking down what makes it tick and how one should approach playing it.

This time, we’re going to cover the clan of Angel Feather, and the theme for this article is going to be “Abusing Hidden Information”, so even for those that don’t play Angel Feather they can still get something out of this article.

As a reminder, here are the general questions we ask ourselves for each set.

1) Competitively, why should I play this clan over other clans?
2) What is the ideal set up from opening hand to final turn?
3) How does our play look like versus an opponent?
4) Where are our good and bad matchups?

Once we answer these questions,  there will be questions about those questions, but we’ll cover those afterwards.

Continue reading The Breakdown – Cardfight Vanguard – Angel Feather

The Breakdown (The Revisiting) – Cardfight Vanguard – Strongest Team AL4 Meta

This article is rated Experience Levels 3-6.  This article series is intended to cover a wide range of topics about particular sets, and will help players of all kinds when it comes to knowing their set or the set of an opponent.

Welcome back to The Revisiting, where I update previous articles’ builds to prepare for the new booster coming out.  With that quick blurb out of the way, here are my updated builds for the Strongest Team AL4 Meta.  Use Ctrl+F to find the clan of your choice, or just continue onward until you find the one you want.

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The Breakdown – Cardfight Vanguard – Pale Moon

This article is rated Experience Levels 3-6.  This article series is intended to cover a wide range of topics about particular sets, and will help players of all kinds when it comes to knowing their set or the set of an opponent.

Welcome to the Breakdown.  thenightsshadow here, and as we do each time on the Breakdown, we look at several questions about a series, deck, archetype, or card, then get on down to breaking down what makes it tick and how one should approach playing it.

This time, we’re going to cover the clan of Pale Moon, and the theme for this article is going to be “Combo Starters and Enders”, so even for those that don’t play Pale Moon they can still get something out of this article.

As a reminder, here are the general questions we ask ourselves for each set.

1) Competitively, why should I play this clan over other clans?
2) What is the ideal set up from opening hand to final turn?
3) How does our play look like versus an opponent?
4) Where are our good and bad matchups?

Once we answer these questions,  there will be questions about those questions, but we’ll cover those afterwards.

Continue reading The Breakdown – Cardfight Vanguard – Pale Moon