• The Reserve Pool Podcast Season 2 Episode 30 Origins Part 1 Nationals



    Isaac and Stuart recap the Wizkids Fan Appreciation event and give the low down on 2016 Nationals.

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    1. The0retico's Avatar
      The0retico -
      It would be nice to have those rulings officially.
      Well, last hope t oavoid rotation lost, but I understand it was inevitable.
    1. DiceDiceKitty's Avatar
      DiceDiceKitty -
      My favorite part of Origins, outside of Dice Masters and the Dice Masters community, was being able to meet Andrew Parks who helped create Star Trek Attack Wing. I love that game so much and meeting the man who helped create the starter and first four waves of STAW was a huge deal for me. He was super awesome and very personable and all around a nice guy.

      I would love to see those ruling officially on the forums. I've always said that free is free and that's how we've ruled Beholder at our FLGS.

      I saw three Nova, The Human Rocket during Nationals. One was mine and two of my opponents used him.

      Fun Fact! In Pokemon, winning turn one without player two getting a turn is called 'donking'. It is very much a thing and I saw countless donks while judging for Pokemon. I know my husband has donked and been donked many times while he was playing competitively, including in Pokemon Nationals. But thankfully, there isn't anything that bad in Dice Masters!

      Congratulations to JT on his major win and to all the TRP folks! It was an honor and a pleasure to meet my DM idols, and even to meet Stuart twice within an hour, lol. :3
    1. whisperni's Avatar
      whisperni -
      Just to clarify on some of the going first numbers you had. I am Michael Plumb and took 2nd at Nationals and I went 2nd in 5 out of the 6 rounds of swiss, and I went 2nd in all 3 of my matchups in the top 8. You can see me going 2nd against Junior in the semi-finals on the wizkids video of nationals and going 2nd against JT in the finals. I 100% agree that there is a first turn advantage, but my deck was specifically built to have a good win chance when I go 2nd, so I think that is the only reason I was able to win as many times going 2nd as I did. That being said, I do think if I had gone first in the finals, the story might have been different. JT is a great player though, so a good chance it would not have

      https://www.twitch.tv/wizkidsofficial/v/72821824
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      Can't wait to play you again, @whisperni . There's a reason you won 3 WKOs, and it's not first turn advantage... I think we'd all agree it exists, but there is no doubt in my mind that the players like yourself and others who routinely perform well at events like this do so in spite of it, not because of it. What was the most fun for me about Nats was knowing I was playing with some of the best players in the country.
    1. Bankholdup's Avatar
      Bankholdup -
      Thanks for the shoutout guys. I figured since I didn't qualify, I might as well make myself useful. Hopefully next year I'll qualify, although I was one win away from doing it this year. Oh well, my loss was the community's gain.
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      Quote Originally Posted by whisperni View Post
      Just to clarify on some of the going first numbers you had. I am Michael Plumb and took 2nd at Nationals and I went 2nd in 5 out of the 6 rounds of swiss, and I went 2nd in all 3 of my matchups in the top 8. You can see me going 2nd against Junior in the semi-finals on the wizkids video of nationals and going 2nd against JT in the finals. I 100% agree that there is a first turn advantage, but my deck was specifically built to have a good win chance when I go 2nd, so I think that is the only reason I was able to win as many times going 2nd as I did. That being said, I do think if I had gone first in the finals, the story might have been different. JT is a great player though, so a good chance it would not have

      https://www.twitch.tv/wizkidsofficial/v/72821824

      Your game against Jr was the one were each player who went first lost in the first and second match right?

      First turn advantage was prevalent, and when we have pilots who are all highly skilled, I think it plays and did play a huge factor.