• Attack Zone Podcast 2x01: Real Talk

    The Attack Zone returns to The Reserve Pool, featuring the same competitive topics - but told through a completely new perspective. Instead of just presenting topics and working through them, we're looking more specifically at how we can use those topics to improve our own abilities with this game.

    Our discussion today kicks off the new season and, hopefully, gives you the opportunity to play along at home! First off, we set our goals for ourselves so that we have an end in mind to plan for. Next, we talk about our strengths and weaknesses as players and how we can use one another to learn and improve our individual Dice Masters game - and that's how we'll progress through the new format. Still going one topic at a time, but with a purpose.

    Want to correspond? Mailbag@thereservepool.com, @TheReservePool on Twitter, and of course our blogs and forums at www.thereservepool.com.

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    Comments 12 Comments
    1. jigsawhc's Avatar
      jigsawhc -
      Great return to the podcast!
      Personally I tend to forget how much life my opponent has left and then forget to check for lethal.
      Which is probably the first of many weaknesses I will need to work on
    1. Stormyknight's Avatar
      Stormyknight -
      I have a problem with overthinking things when it comes to deck building. Sometimes you just have to take a chance.
    1. DigitalFirefly's Avatar
      DigitalFirefly -
      Quote Originally Posted by jigsawhc View Post
      Great return to the podcast!
      Personally I tend to forget how much life my opponent has left and then forget to check for lethal.
      Which is probably the first of many weaknesses I will need to work on
      I did that just this weekend in a casual game with my friend. Luckily he told me
    1. Flexei's Avatar
      Flexei -
      I definitely let myself fall into the over-analysis trap for our store PDC. I went way too far into the "respond to the meta" mode and I paid the price for it putting in one of my worst tournament performances to date with a team I just didn't enjoy and didn't really have a way to win with. It was all response, and relied far too heavily on 1 win condition.

      I then went with a team that was much more "me" at WKOs, and it went much better.
    1. TheConductr's Avatar
      TheConductr -
      I tend to act to quickly on stuff. I don't tend to look at all the angles. I usually need to slow the game down a bit more in my head and try to think ahead. Oh, and I definitely need to take Mera into account..... (shakes fist......) lol.
    1. gkpon66's Avatar
      gkpon66 -
      Thanks for the mention JT! But I find you to be a studious and quiet opponent, I find you most worthy of the added attention when we play, also. Gary
    1. jevansfp's Avatar
      jevansfp -
      Great start to the new podcast. One of my weaknesses in deck-building has been bringing cards that my opponent uses (BACs, globals) more effectively than I do. On the flip-side, one of my piloting weaknesses is not using my opponent's globals effectively. Kind of like when JT was talking about not readjusting to the changing board state. Will love to hear about how you guys work through your weaknesses.
    1. Dave's Avatar
      Dave -
      Quote Originally Posted by jevansfp View Post
      Great start to the new podcast. One of my weaknesses in deck-building has been bringing cards that my opponent uses (BACs, globals) more effectively than I do. On the flip-side, one of my piloting weaknesses is not using my opponent's globals effectively. Kind of like when JT was talking about not readjusting to the changing board state. Will love to hear about how you guys work through your weaknesses.
      Thanks! Hopefully this kind of thing helps everyone consider these sorts of things. I like all the self-reflection in this comment thread so far!
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jevansfp View Post
      Great start to the new podcast. One of my weaknesses in deck-building has been bringing cards that my opponent uses (BACs, globals) more effectively than I do. On the flip-side, one of my piloting weaknesses is not using my opponent's globals effectively. Kind of like when JT was talking about not readjusting to the changing board state. Will love to hear about how you guys work through your weaknesses.
      Oh man, that is so critical for finding lethal. The tough part can be if you haven't played with some of those globals or BACs and finding how they fit with your team on the fly. Some can really make things easier sometimes, and that makes their use even more critical to maximize efficiency and getting to the win ASAP. Very tough to do in a one game match!
    1. Thallos's Avatar
      Thallos -
      Loved the show guys. I have a question about a build you mentioned, I'd love to see the pheonix force fastball build you mentioned, using wolverine formerly weapon ten. I've been trying to work a build similar and wanted to see yours.

      Thanks guy, keep up the good work
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Thallos View Post
      Loved the show guys. I have a question about a build you mentioned, I'd love to see the pheonix force fastball build you mentioned, using wolverine formerly weapon ten. I've been trying to work a build similar and wanted to see yours.

      Thanks guy, keep up the good work

      Glad you enjoyed the show! Thanks for the feedback. Here's a link to my write-up of that Phoenix Fastball team...

      http://www.thereservepool.com/thread...ghlight=Gencon
    1. Thallos's Avatar
      Thallos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jthomash2 View Post
      Glad you enjoyed the show! Thanks for the feedback. Here's a link to my write-up of that Phoenix Fastball team...

      http://www.thereservepool.com/thread...ghlight=Gencon
      Thank you!

      I'm glad this show is here, I'm just starting get to get into the competitive scene, and I'm looking forward to a show that will help with that more.