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Take Initiative: An Artifact Podcast

Take Initiative

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Episode 11: First Game Updates and B/G Econ

The first post launch Artifact patch is out this week with more on the way. We also talk about a few cards and finish off with a Black/Green econ deck. Here is the official Artifact patch notes: https://playartifact.com/news/2796070940830551443/ If you want to play with us, you can join us on steam, twitch, or discord, and as always, you can follow us at @initiativecast on twitter and you can reach us at takeinitiativepodcast@gmail.com.

32mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 10: First Impressions

Artifact has launched! We've been playing a lot and share our first impressions of the game. We also talk about a couple of cards that we have had fun with, and finish off with a Black/Red budget deck (

39mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 9: Public Beta, Recycling Cards, and Progression

The public Beta is finally here and the artifact news just keeps on coming. This week, we talk about the the importance of free draft modes, the expected effects of recycling cards on the economy, and how a progression system could work in Artifact. Here is the official Artifact announcement of the changes we discussed in this episode: https://playartifact.com/news/2535985526495756390 In this episode, we also announced our first community event.  We will be holding a free draft tournament Thursday, November 29th. You see the details and sign up to participate here: https://goo.gl/forms/JIP4TOiZXUeC52FS2 As always, you can follow us at @initiativecast on twitter and you can reach us at takeinitiativepodcast@gmail.com. See you in Artifact!

39mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 8: Launch Prep

Last weekend we had our first officially broadcast Artifact tournament and an ArtiFAQ detailing how the game can be played at launch.  In this episode, we talk about the different games modes that will be available, the cost of playing artifact, and the importance of a healthy community. You can find the official ArtiFAQ here: https://playartifact.com/news/1721959164054855755 You can watch last weekend's tournament here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/334098047 Upcoming Events: BTS will be holding a launch party this weekend: https://twitter.com/BTSartifact/status/1061762728744837120The Beta Starts on 19th https://i.imgur.com/rxfpcui.pngArtifact Officially Releases on the 28th https://playartifact.com/ Finally, you can follow us at @initiativecast on twitter and you can reach us at takeinitiativepodcast@gmail.com Get Hyped!!!

37mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 7: U/G Storm

This week we are taking a deep look at a version of the Blue/Green Storm that has been popular in the closed beta. The deck list we discussed today was created by RobAJG and can be found here: https://articraft.io/decks/view/4e00f65c-7eae-4c1b-8261-7f4b11604f53. You can find his commentary on this and a few other deck lists here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99qX6lcH2_w Send comments, questions, feedback to takeinitiativepodcast@gmail.com.

35mins

6 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 6: Tempo

In this week's episode we talk about valve time, tempo in card games, and a couple cards of the week. Send us questions or comments at takeinitiativepodcast@gmail.com

43mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 5: Magic

This week we talk about mathematics in artifact, the mana curve, how the different colors affect mana, and demagicking. You can send questions or comments to takeinitiativepodcast@gmail.com

37mins

13 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 4: Draft Gauntlet

This week we explore the draft format in Artifact, theorycraft about Rix, and discuss a couple of our favorite cards this week.

31mins

6 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 3: RNG

This week we talk about randomness and how it relates to player skill and winning in Artifact.  We also take a look at the new blue hero Kanna and discuss a couple of our favorite cards this week.

32mins

29 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 16: State of the Game

This episode we talk about the current state of Artifact, discuss the open letters written by drawtwo.gg's Alceo and artibuf.com's rokman, and give some of our feedback about Artifact and its reception. We will continue to live stream our episodes on twitch each Thursday starting at around 3:00 pm Eastern Time. If you want to play with us, you can join us on steam, or discord, and as always, you can follow us at @initiativecast on twitter and you can reach us at takeinitiativepodcast@gmail.com.

1hr 8mins

28 Jan 2019

Rank #10