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Arsenal Pass - Flesh and Blood Podcast

Welcome to Arsenal Pass, a Flesh and Blood podcast for players by players all about strategy, leveling up and the latest news in the world of Rathe. Your hosts are Brendan Patrick, Flesh and Blood commentator and former Calling top 8 competitor. Alongside him Hayden Dale, Calling 2019 Sydney champion and Flesh and Blood writer. Get in touch with us and submit your questions for the show by email to arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

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Welcome to Arsenal Pass, a Flesh and Blood podcast for players by players all about strategy, leveling up and the latest news in the world of Rathe. Your hosts are Brendan Patrick, Flesh and Blood commentator and former Calling top 8 competitor. Alongside him Hayden Dale, Calling 2019 Sydney champion and Flesh and Blood writer. Get in touch with us and submit your questions for the show by email to arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Arsenal Pass Ep81 - Deck Building Philosophies

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This week we examine value and differing philosophies in deckbuilding in Flesh and Blood. The World Championships are right around the corner and it's a great time to build of the momentum we established in last week's episode. In the growing modern era of FAB what are the questions that decks need to present or answer to be successful?

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Oct 27 2022

1hr 7mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep80 - Math with Michael

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Michael Hamilton plays Flesh and Blood on a completely different level from mere mortals, but what mental models inform his approach? We sit down to talk about different ways of thinking about math, value, and how to grind your opponents down and level up your game one number at a time.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Oct 20 2022

1hr 7mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep79 - Breaking Blitz

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Brendan is back...and in Blitz, no less! Blitz has been a hot topic with it being a premier format at the upcoming World Championships. The Dallas Battle Hardened Blitz events gave us a our first peek into the metagame post bannings. We've distilled our thoughts on the current kings of the format and share our metagame impressions and predictions. We dissect some of the quantitative theory that contributed to Brendan's winning list!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Oct 13 2022

1hr 8mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep78 - State of the Meta & the Ban Announcement

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On the pod this week Hayden and Brendan dive right into the October Ban and Suspended update. With a shake up in Blitz in coming there is a lot to discuss there. But what about Classic Constructed? Is the Pulse ban a game changer, or will the meta look quite similar when all things are said and done? The boys take a look at the State of the Meta. Bonus: How does Brendan feel about his beloved class getting taken to with a hammer in Blitz?!

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Oct 06 2022

1hr 11mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep77 - Digital Flesh and Blood

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This week we welcome Caleb Van Patten (@MajiinBaeLoR) to discuss a wide range of topics. Flesh and Blood is being played online in record numbers and Caleb is the perfect person to explore the effects of a digital experience for a card game. We explore the intricacies of the eventual acceptance or rejection of FAB, how the game has been embraced digitally and what the future might hold.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Sep 30 2022

1hr 22mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep76 - Limited with The King in the North (Tariq Patel)

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A new king has been crowned at the Canadian National Championships! Tariq Patel joins us this week to field some tough questions. We cover Uprising limited and some of the fundamental questions around hero selection. We also don’t pull any punches when it comes to analyzing his winning constructed list and the inclusion or exclusion of some spicy cards.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Sep 22 2022

1hr 12mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep75 - The 1st Control Meta?

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In the wake of Prism being immortalized, we finally have some data thanks to the recent Nationals to start our analysis. We discuss how this emergent metagame is meeting or diverging from our initial expectations. Things are starting to firm up in the environment and we cover how the major decks have changed and try to predict where they might head next.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Sep 15 2022

1hr 14mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep74 - Into the Mailbag!!

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Podcasts don’t exist without listeners. Listeners don’t exist without questions. It makes sense to take some time to answer as many listener questions as we can. This week our Command and Cookout overtakes the entire episode (unlike previous weeks this was the plan all along). We touch a wide variety of topics including most underrated cards, metagame analysis and reads, tier progression and we even approach the contentious concept of tempo.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

Review Us: https://ratethispodcast.com/arsenalpass

Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Sep 11 2022

1hr 7mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep73 - Legends in Lille

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It's never easy to say goodbye...but the time has come for our favorite Light Illusionist to depart. We have lots to cover in this shakeup in addition to a discussion of multiple aspects of Lille. Join us to hear about our struggles in deck selection and how we navigated the Lille metagame. Classic constructed is set to change fast now with the departure of prism and you can hear our early thoughts here.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Sep 01 2022

1hr 4mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep72 - Pro Tour Lille Preparation

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We are officially less than 24 hours from the second Pro Tour in Lille, France! This is a rare chance to hear recent and unfiltered thoughts on the meta before, during and after the Calling: Singapore and how it impacted testing and deck selection. Most of the hard work is done (although at the time of this writing, our hosts still haven’t locked in a full 80 yet). Join us for the journey - and be sure to tune in to coverage as it unfolds this weekend!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Aug 25 2022

48mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep71 - Mind Your Manners

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As any game grows, it will experience early growing pains. We’d like to unpack a few of our unspoken rules that help us be consistent and deal with a variety of situations with humility and grace. Sometimes having a plan for how to move through tilt quickly, field salty opponents, and find dignity in a well fought loss is the difference between a bad round and a bad day. The easiest way to keep this community special is to model the behavior we expect and celebrate in others!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

Review Us: https://ratethispodcast.com/arsenalpass

Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Aug 18 2022

1hr 10mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep70 - In My Defense…

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Defending is one of those subtle fundamentals that can make vast improvements in your game play, your win rate, and your understanding of Flesh and Blood. This week we begin to decode how to defend. What you should be thinking about, how can you identify a defensive turn, and how to maximize defense in an effort to eventually push your desired game plan through.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

Review Us: https://ratethispodcast.com/arsenalpass

Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Aug 11 2022

1hr 7mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep69 - Ban Hammer(ers)

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The ban hammer finally came for itself! We discuss the unscheduled ban of Stubby Hammerers in Classic Constructed. The format was warping around the combo Fai deck and things have opened up with the banning. The philosophy of the ban, what it means for future bans, and how the metagame will recover.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

Review Us: https://ratethispodcast.com/arsenalpass

Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Aug 04 2022

1hr 14mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep68 - Uprising Draft w/Michael Feng

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It's back to back Michaels one week after another, as Arenal Pass welcomes Calling Champion and US Nationals finalist Michael Feng on to the show to discuss Uprising Draft in depth.

Find Michael's Attack for 20 Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMrojCsbqPxxG0qQl7Pd-9A

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Jul 29 2022

1hr 21mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep67 - State of the Meta with Michael Hamilton

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Michael Hamilton brings his brand of genius simplicity to help us walk you through the current classic constructed metagame. We cover what’s winning now, what are the forces that are splitting the metagame, and our thoughts for how things might shift looking forward.

RTN Metagame Article: https://fabtcg.com/articles/metagame-road-nationals-part-1/

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Jul 21 2022

1hr 11mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep66 - Hot Takes in Rathe

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This week we are exploring our hot takes! Both Hayden and Brendan brought 6 controversial topics to discuss without preparation. We don’t want to spoil the fun for you either - so you’ll have to listen to discover what we’re passionate about and our quick reactions to a variety of spicy topics.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

Review Us: https://ratethispodcast.com/arsenalpass

Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Jul 14 2022

1hr 13mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep65 - Choosing a Hero

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Do you wonder why some people pick a certain hero and stick to it? This week we speak broadly about what motivates hero choice and give an overview of all heroes in classic constructed. Strengths, weaknesses, and the pillars we use to think about macro strategy will all be covered. Tune in to hear our thoughts on the heroes of Flesh and Blood.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Jul 07 2022

1hr 38mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep64 - Uprising Limited: The Re-Review

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Hayden and Brendan are back with Uprising Limited again this week to go over some early thoughts on the format and to revisit their set review. Some thoughts and reflections on early predictions and some humble pie for both Hayden and Brendan to stomach on a few calls! 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale

Jul 01 2022

1hr 10mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep63 - Uprising in Classic Constructed

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After a few weeks of Uprising limited, Hayden and Brendan have enough reps with Uprising to begin to paint a picture of the upcoming Classic Constructed metagame. We provide in depth looks for all three new heroes as well as examining the potential hits and misses the new additions can provide to the existing lineup. We close the podcast with a discussion of how we approach our first steps of deckbuilding and adjusting to the influx of new cards. 

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass

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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ

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Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden)

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Jun 23 2022

1hr 30mins

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Arsenal Pass Ep62 - Uprising Limited Set Review

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In this weeks episode of Arsenal Pass we have our mainstay new set pod, the limited review for FABTCG's Uprising. In this pod we cover ever single common and rare, grading and rating each and giving our thoughts on all three new heroes you will be playing with come this Pre-Release weekend!


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Email: arsenalpassfab@gmail.com

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Jun 16 2022

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