Coin Concede: A Hearthstone Podcast

By RidiculousHat, Botticus, Edelweiss, and WickedGood

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Coin Concede is a podcast about Hearthstone. Hosts RidiculousHat, Botticus, Edelweiss, and WickedGood cover everything Hearthstone related from Hearthstone News to laddering in ranked play. While integrating their personal experience playing Hearthstone, they converse over news topics, decks, meta shifts, tournaments, and emails. If you’re a casual player just starting out, or a competitive legendary player, there are many things to enjoy about this podcast.

Episode Date
363 – Coin Concede “I Got That Reference (with Mattatarms)”
01:43:17

Maw and Disorder is here along with a special guest Mattatarms since Edelweiss lost her voice. The mini-set's only been out for a few days and we wanted to talk through what we've been doing as well as cover the massive amount of changes both documented and otherwise.

News – 29:07

  • Mini-set is out!
  • 24.4 patch and notes
  • Also a bunch of extra undocumented bug fixes
  • Known issues
  • Shop additions

Tournaments – 1:07:35

  • Lobby Legends results
  • HS Collegiate
  • Super Girl Gamer
  • Masters Tour

Decksplanations – 1:18:15

  • Mini-set - what should we play?

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Oct 01, 2022
362 – Coin Concede “Prison Priest”
01:47:54

We have a mini-set coming! This episode was recorded on the first reveal day, so we have the neutrals to talk through - and before we do, WickedGood cosplays The Jailer by regaling us with stories of his Thief Priest games. It's entertaining. We promise.

News – 17:06

  • Mini-set announcement
  • Mercs excess coins fix
  • Iksar's departure
  • Promotion day

Tournaments – 33:52

  • Lobby Legends
  • Masters Tour
  • CCLS!

Decksplanations – 38:14

  • Mini-set card review

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Sep 25, 2022
361 – Coin Concede “Edel's Experiments”
01:45:30

This new patch is fun! The hosts discuss all the different ways they're playing right now, go over more server-side changes in BGs (which they're still playing - at least Hat is), cover the survey that y'all have heard about, and talk about all kinds of stuff to do in standard.

News – 18:51

  • Patch 24.2.3 is live
    • BGs, Arena, and bugs
  • That Survey
  • HS Esports
  • Wild Heroic Brawliseum (if you like competition and hate your own gold)
  • Mini-set Teaser?

Tournaments – 59:02

  • Lobby Legends
  • Masters Tour

Decksplanations – 1:05:14

  • Edelweiss Experiments!
  • Winners and Losers of the patch

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Sep 18, 2022
360 – Coin Concede “Guff is Enough”
02:02:11

They finally nerfed our sweet boy. Also they did a LOT of other stuff! Botticus is here to help us process and also give us a rundown on Duels changes.

News – 18:51

  • Patch 24.2.2 is live
  • Balance changes to Standard, BGs, and Duels
  • Other stuff at the end

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Sep 11, 2022
359 – Coin Concede “The Quest for Standard Changes”
02:08:40

The new BGs patch is super fun and we also have standard nerf predictions (or hopes) to declare. Check out our thoughts on both of the big modes including a Battlegroundtable at the end for our perspective as standard players dipping a toe into new waters!

News – 20:15

  • Patch 24.2 is live
  • Known issues, bugs, and changes
  • Balance patch coming soon

Tournaments – 1:11:03

  • GM Last Call Playoffs
  • Lobby Legends

Decksplanations – 1:18:56

  • What Battlegrounds is like right now as a bunch of standard players!

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Sep 04, 2022
358 – Coin Concede “Understandably Irrationally Upset”
02:07:40

You see how there's only the News section below? YEP, IT'S AN ECONOMY EPISODE. We have a lot to talk about around the good, the bad, and the ugly of the updates coming with 24.2 - not just economy stuff, but BGs gameplay changes and the evolution of the standard format without balance changes coming this week. Thanks to Jkirek for the show title!

News – 27:15

  • Patch 24.2!
    • BGs Season 2 and BGs tavern pass
    • Runestones
    • BGs quests
    • What's up with Standard?
    • Bug fixes

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Aug 27, 2022
357 – Coin Concede “The Desperation Denathrius”
02:12:49

Remember how last week was Shamanstone? Well, it's Rogue o'clock now - or at least it was when we recorded this. Join in to hear the gang's thoughts on where standard has gone after the most recent balance patch.

News – 27:15

  • Patch 24.0.3 and a pile of changes
  • And a lot of patch notes and twitlongers
  • Jia!

Tournaments – 1:37:21

  • MT Murder
  • GM Last Call Week 3

Decksplanations – 1:48:50

  • Rogue!
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Aug 22, 2022
356 – Coin Concede “Gluggy and The Snack Attacks”
01:52:54

Welcome to Shaman country! This episode was recorded before the partially leaked balance changes but we still had plenty to cover both in news and decksplanations.

News – 17:49

  • New skins and BGs emotes
  • Hotfixes and duels/arena changes
  • Balance coming next week

Tournaments – 1:14:38

  • MT5 Prep
  • Solary party

Decksplanations – 1:19:25

  • All the XL Control Shaman talk you can shake a stick at
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Aug 15, 2022
355 – Coin Concede “One Way or A Nathria”
01:54:31

NEW CARDS NEW SET NEW DECKS NEW NEW NEW! We have so many things to talk about in the new standard meta!

News – 43:10

  • New skin
  • Features update
  • Bug and bugfix review
  • Ates moving on from Hearthstone :(

Decksplanations – 55:09

  • Deck roundtable extravaganza

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Aug 08, 2022
354 – Coin Concede “Pelagos of Stats (with Botticus!!)”
02:10:53

We're almost done with the Nathria limbo period, but for now, our buddy Botticus is back to visit! We talk about Hearthstone. You know how it is. Oh, and Edelweiss talks about how she cast Grandmasters!!

News – 1:14:27

  • Patch 24.0
  • Hatfix
  • Hatfix Hotfix

Tournaments – 1:45:17

  • Grandmasters Last Call

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Aug 01, 2022
353 – Coin Concede “Nathria Inter-Review”
02:16:19

We have a great interview with Cora and Leo from the initial design team to start the show and then we give our final-ish thoughts on the fully revealed Nathria spoiler, plus Hat shares his experiences from Theorycrafting!

Tournaments – 50:02

  • Qualifier Info

Decksplanations – 56:09

  • Card superlatives

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Jul 24, 2022
352 – Coin Concede “A-Nathria Card Reveal Episode”
02:24:48

Two full hours of card talk plus a little bit of news to get things started. Buckle up.

News – 21:50

  • New skins
  • Behind-the-scenes patches

Tournaments – 26:27

  • Lobby Legends
  • GM Last Call
  • Thijs Tournament

Decksplanations – 35:11

  • A bunch of new cards
  • A bunch of live reactions to new cards revealed while we were doing the show

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Jul 17, 2022
351 – Coin Concede “Edelweiss Made a Good Pun”
02:17:43

You'll know it when you hear it. Trust us. Also we have a LOT of new cards to talk about and some general vibin' about the state of the metagame, games we're enjoying, and what we thought of the Masters Tour results.

News – 30:43

  • New skins
  • New ranked bundles
  • Mysterious returning player gifts
  • Blizzcon next year??

Tournaments – 47:40

  • MT Vash'jir
  • Lobby legends

Decksplanations – 56:08

  • So many new cards
  • Live reaction to Remornia

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Jul 09, 2022
350 – Coin Concede “Renathria”
02:07:54

Not only is there a new set, there's a new deck size limit! There's so much to cover in this Renathal-sized episode talking about the new expansion announcement, masters tour 4, and new cards!!!

News – 20:16

  • Murder at Castle Nathria announced
  • Patch 23.6 and Hotfix

Tournaments – 1:13:30

  • Masters Tour 4
  • Lobby Legends

Decksplanations – 1:30:08

  • New Card Overview

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Jul 03, 2022
349 – Coin Concede “Clownfish Fiesta”
01:32:09

After a week of the changes settling... I guess it's a big spell mage meta?? But while we wait for more news to come, there's plenty to discover in midrange control value shaman!

News – 29:55

  • Prime Gaming rewards
  • Iksar AMA (congrats Dean!)

Tournaments – 42:01

  • MT Six qualifiers
  • Lobby Legends: Eternal Night

Decksplanations – 53:00

  • Murloc value shaman!

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Jun 25, 2022
348 – Coin Concede “Leaving the Barnes Door Open”
01:57:11

Nerfs! 12 nerfs with no notice! And also BGs and Mercenaries changes and and and... we just talk about the new patch. For a while.

News – 16:32

  • 23.4.3
    • Reading patch notes and processing them for two hours!!!

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Jun 18, 2022
347 – Coin Concede “A La Modes (w/DragonriderDK and Matt London)”
02:01:57

This week has lots of variety with Dragonrider guest hosting and Matt London providing us with a lengthy interview on the past, present, and future of Modes and other notes about narrative design! Decksplanations has a high level talk on mindset, mental game, and maintaining sanity in a Control Warrior meta.

News – 01:13:10

  • Gallon moving to initial design
  • Hotfix
  • Arena balance notes

Tournaments – 1:19:35

  • Thijs Tournament Quals

Decksplanations – 1:23:42

  • Emotional Control in the face of Warrior Control

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Jun 12, 2022
346 – Coin Concede “Ten'Jin Shieldmasta”
02:06:49

Boy a lot has happened since our last episode. Did you know there was a mini-set?? We cover all the cards, the tumultuous release of 23.4, and the summer championships all in one episode.

News – 26:45

  • Patch 23.4 and mini-set
  • Known issues and bugs :(

Tournaments – 1:16:41

  • Summer champs
  • Future MT dates

Decksplanations – 1:24:06

  • Mini-set "Postview"

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Jun 07, 2022
345 – Coin Concede “Just Mull For Wig”
01:47:58

Hat wants to keep Slither but it's probably wrong... oh yeah, we talk a LOT about Naga Priest. This was recorded Weds because of Hat's travel schedule, so no mini-set talk here - just Naga, Wig, Naga, Wig...

News – 26:54

  • BG Hotfix - Stormscale Siren is out

Tournaments 50:00

  • MT 5 Qualifiers
  • PlayVS partnership

Wigsplanations 1:03:33

  • How do we play Naga Priest?
  • Mulligans, Matchups, and Tips and Tricks

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May 28, 2022
344 – Coin Concede “Wig Out”
01:46:34

We recorded this episode 6 hours after the balance patch and have no idea what's going on but have a lot of opinions anyway. It's content! It's fun! Come listen!

Tournaments – 13:40

  • Lobby Legends
  • Third Party Tournaments

Newsplanations – 24:47

  • Arena Patch and new philosophy
  • Huge balance patch for standard and BGs

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May 21, 2022
343 – Coin Concede “Hashtag Bless”
02:05:05

Battlegrounds got a big patch with Nagas being added and buddies saying buh-bye, but that's not all that was introduced in this patch - we have new features, new mercs, and new (and also familiar) tech issues to talk through. The hosts share their thoughts on Heroic Brawliseum as well before getting into three ways to play Warrior.

News – 17:57

  • Patch 23.2
    • BGs, Mercs, and other stuff
  • Heroic Brawliseum
  • New Features
  • New bugs and known issues
  • New and amazing portraits

Tournaments – 1:04:48

  • Masters Tour Quals
  • Dreamhack
  • Lobby Legends
  • Ladder

Decksplanations – 1:16:54

  • 3 Ways to Warrior

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May 15, 2022
342 – Coin Concede “Be Your Own Outlier”
01:54:40

This week hits on something important to each of the hosts - data, playing off-meta to draw your own conclusions, and twitter. After covering the 23.2 Battlegrounds patch preview, the Iksar AMA, and a recap of the Masters Tour and Orange Open, we have a lot to talk about when it comes to using data to predict and guide your personal experience. (There's a post-credits scene too, but it's PG-13!)

News – 22:05

  • Patch 23.2 Preview
    • Naga coming to BG
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments – 42:09

  • Masters Tour Sunken City
  • Orange Open
  • Ladder

Decksplanations – 56:19

  • Data yelling!
    • What should I do with data as a player?
    • Are "high skill cap" decks accurately reflected in data?

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May 08, 2022
Bonus 31 – “Is a Duel a Sandwich (w/Ates and SuperiorDavid”
01:39:15

It seems like everyone is getting into Duels! Since our last episode, we added a cohost who also likes the mode and we invited SuperiorDavid back on to talk at length about how much fun we're having. And not only that, but we have Modes Developer Ates (also known as Tabayrak) back on the show for an interview!

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May 05, 2022
341 – Coin Concede “Evil Draws Close"
01:36:37

Druid's reign has been targeted by nerfs and we have our first feelings about the post-nerf format right before the Masters Tour!

News – 14:13

  • Patch 23.0.3
    • Standard and Wild balance changes
    • BGs changes
    • Duels changes

Tournaments – 42:08

  • Masters Tour Qualifiers
  • Asian Games Qualifiers
  • Lobby Legends Qualifiers
  • Masters Tour 3

Decksplanations – 48:24

  • What's up with Standard?
  • Did the balance changes work?
  • How do we feel about the format?

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May 01, 2022
340 - Coin Concede "Grimtotem On Curve"
01:46:30

Sunken City has been out for 9 days now and we have thoughts and stories and experiences and predictions! BTW, this was recorded Thursday night and they announced nerfs on Friday... listen to how close we were. (Or weren't.)

News – 31:15

  • Server-side Hotfix
  • Balance patch tease
  • Creator program

Tournaments 48:00

  • Qualifiers week 2
  • Dreamhack Community Clash Major #2

Decksplanations – 54:49

  • The Big Bads of standard
    • Druid
    • Demon Hunter

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Apr 23, 2022
339 – Coin Concede “Voyage to the Crab Rave”
02:03:50

This week there was a Crab Rave and also a standard rotation. We talk about both! (Mostly standard) (Also some other stuff)

News – 21:32

  • CRAB RAVE
  • Hotfix patches - 23.0.1 and 23.0.2
  • Matt London's teaser tweet

Decksplanations – 43:01

  • How does new standard feel?
  • What are the format defining decks?
  • What have we been playing?
  • Anything we expect to see changed?

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Apr 17, 2022
338 – Coin Concede “Colossal Plus 2 Hours”
02:37:52

We played Voyage standard and won't shut up about it. There's also a huge patch and there was also Lobby Legends. Bring your scuba gear because we're taking a deep dive!

News – 8:54

  • Year of the Hydra!
  • 23.0 patch

Tournaments – 1:04:26

  • Lobby Legends recap
  • BGs cheating scandal
  • MT Sunken City moved

Decksplanations – 1:16:29

  • Card we can’t wait to play with
  • Card we're scared of
  • Card we want to be good but isn't
  • Card we think is over/underrated
  • Card we don't understand

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Apr 10, 2022
337 – Coin Concede “Superior Depths”
02:25:40

Our guest this week is very Superior! We have a big episode with a fun interview up front that'll make you hungry and a surprising amount of news and tournament info to cover... followed by 90 minutes of new card talk.

News – 37:15

  • Big Duels update
  • Prime Gaming freebies
  • Server hotfix notes and Unstable Evo nerf

Tournaments – 47:30

  • Grandmasters Last Call
  • Qualifier review
  • Lobby Legends is coming!

Decksplanations – 1:01:11

  • More new cards!

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Apr 03, 2022
336 – Coin Concede “The Backup Ysera”
02:25:20

A Battlegrounds nerf after less than a week from the last patch, a masters tour, and a huge pile of new cards? Sounds like we'll have a lot to talk about! It's a giant episode and the last 90 minutes plus are entirely about new cards.

News – 12:34

  • Patch 22.6.1
    • Friend of a Friend removed
    • Bug fixes and known issues
  • Theorycrafting streams announced
  • Mass pack opening survey

Tournaments – 35:25

  • Masters Tour Ruins of Alterac

Decksplanations – 44:55

  • So many new cards

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Mar 28, 2022
335 – Coin Concede “Un'Dergoro”
02:08:20

It's here! It's time for a new expansion announcement and we're going under the sea for some new cards. There's patch notes chatter, some updates on all the modes, and tournament talk with WickedGood as usual before preview season kicks off with some card review.

News – 12:12

  • Patch 22.6
    • New set
    • BGs and Mercs updates

Tournaments – 43:51

  • MT Quals
  • GM
  • Ladder

Decksplanations – 54:38

  • Voyage to the Sunken City!!
  • Colossal and Dredge
  • 13 new cards

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Mar 19, 2022
334 – Coin Concede “Botticus the Pun Lord"
02:15:11

Patch notes? Announcement of an announcement? Tournament analysis? Yeah we have all of those, but most importantly, Botticus stops by to talk to us all about what he's been up to and the four hosts have a good time catching up. We also talk about the cards we're leaving behind as rotation sneaks up on us.

News – 20:43

  • Patch 22.4.3
    • Standard and BGs balance
  • New expansion announcement

Tournaments – 47:39

  • MT 2 qualifiers
  • GM week 2

Decksplanations – 1:00:30

  • The rotating sets (and how we felt about them)
  • What will we miss? And what would we kick out today?

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Mar 12, 2022
Bonus 30 - "Double Helix of Emotion"
02:13:25

It's been a little while since we've had a mailbag episode, but we make up for it by packing this one FULL of your questions. Lots of talk about general design, the core set, burnout, and more.

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Mar 08, 2022
333 - Coin Concede "Ben Lee Returns"
53:18

This is a very special episode where Ben Lee returns to our show for an interview and special announcement. You won't want to miss this one!

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Mar 04, 2022
332 - Coin Concede "Dragon the Meta Down"
02:05:50

WickedGood came up with this title after Hat tried "Control Bore-ior". Full attrition Warrior is back and it's time to cover how to effectively hero power pass... or what you can do to beat it. There's some news too as well as a full recap of the Masters Tour.

News – 23:06

  • New BG bundles - Astral Impact
  • Bugs and Hotfixes
  • Chi-Ji event
  • Rad animated wallpaper

Tournaments – 43:29

  • Masters Tour recap and stats!
  • GM week 1
  • Ladder data

Decksplanations – 1:00:19

  • CONTROL WARRIOR IS BACK
    • Deck overview
    • Meta context that allows this deck to be good
    • Key turns, matchups, and mulligans

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Feb 26, 2022
331 - Coin Concede "Looking for Locusts"
02:01:18

WickedGood joins again as a permanent host... even though he's playing Kazakusan Priest. We knew what we were signing up for. The show is all about the tremendous impact Onyxia's Lair has had on standard with a good bit of talk about this weekend's Master Tour too.

News - 24:47

  • Onyxia’s Lair is live!
  • New portraits!
  • Bugs/known issues

Tournaments - 43:26

  • Masters Tour starts tonight!
  • MT Data
  • Masters Tour Two name confirmed to be "Ruins of Alterac"
  • Battlegrounds Lobby Legends

Decksplanations - 1:07:49

  • KAZAKUSTONE!
    • What decks have we seen with Kaz?
    • How did we miss this card being so impactful?
    • How do we beat it?
    • Is it too good?

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Feb 19, 2022
330 - Coin Concede "WickedGood's Lair"
02:44:02

WickedGood joins up with Hat and Edel as a new host! There's so much news to cover, with TWO sets of patch notes... and a surprise launch of the mini-set before the Masters Tour means we have a lot of new cards to talk about too!

News - 18:10

  • Patch 22.2.2 - BGs and Duels adjustments
  • Patch 22.4 - Mini-Set, BGs updates, Mercs updates, and more
  • Cora's Design Notes

Tournaments - 1:01:53

  • Masters Tour next week
  • Qualifier data with WickedGood
  • Brief ladder review

Decksplanations - 1:10:25

  • NEW CARDS!

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Feb 14, 2022
329 - Coin Concede “Adrift in Alterac”
01:08:25

It's a two-host talk as Hat and Edel make some time to talk about the developing post-patch meta off of the normal schedule. Is it normal to feel weird about standard with such a wide field and a lack of a clear target? We think so.

News - 9:00

  • 22.2.1 Hotfix
  • Also in the patch - Duels Changes

Tournaments - 22:56

  • Masters Tour Feb 18-20
  • Qualifiers and VS Report

Decksplanations - 27:24

  • What do we do in a wide open standard?
  • Is this a healthy six set meta?
  • Is burnout normal?

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Feb 08, 2022
328 - Coin Concede “All The Modes”
01:42:06

On Episode 328, There are almost too many modes to handle right now! Botticus returns and the gang tries to process all the different modes and share their thoughts. There's Duels, there's BGs, and of course there's Standard after the nerfs.

News - 12:31

Decksplanations - 1:03:09

  • Post Patch Impressions

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Jan 29, 2022
327 - Coin Concede “Let Them Eat Dust”
01:58:20

On Episode 327, Hat and Edel are joined by the wonderful NoHandsGamer to process the extremely news-heavy week that we've found ourselves in. We've got a huge patch with nerfs to all constructed formats, we've got a giant addition to BGs, we've got a big dust debacle, and we've got the announcement of Microsoft acquiring Blizzard. That's a lot!

Interview - 1:48

  • NoHandsGamer

News- 26:47

  • Dust Refunds
  • 22.2 Patch Notes
    • Card Changes
    • Gallon Tweet
    • BG Changes
    • Mercs
    • Duels
    • Other Stuff

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Jan 23, 2022
326 - Coin Concede “Gnoll With The Punches”
01:49:12

On Episode 326, The mood around Hearthstone is a little dim for some right now with the rise of Rogue on ladder, but the hosts talk about their feelings and they might not be what you expect. Decksplanations covers the new Poison Rogue on the block.

News - 24:50

  • BG Reveal Season
  • Patch is coming January 25th
  • Battle for Alterac review
  • Hotfixes
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 1:12:05

  • Qualifiers
  • VS Report

Decksplanations - 1:16:21

  • Poison Rogue

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Jan 17, 2022
325 - Coin Concede “Botticus?”
02:26:36

On Episode 325, The Blizzard offices were closed for the last two weeks, but the hosts found a way to make a long episode out of a slow news week thanks to questions from you all! There's some info on Mercs updates coming soon and discussion around the new Maestra rule in qualifiers before an expansive mailbag segment.

News - 17:36

  • Honor Update
  • Mercs stuff

Tournaments - 24:37

  • Maestra Legality
  • Bans/Penalties
  • VS Report
  • Qualifiers

Decksplanations - 1:08:51

  • Mailbag

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Jan 09, 2022
324 - Coin Concede “Prep Swindle Concede”
01:38:23

On Episode 324, Happy New Year! There's not much news to go over, but the post-nerf Alterac meta has so much going on. And what's better than hearing the hosts bond over Rogue? If you want to learn how to play Maestra Rogue, this is the episode for you.

News - 11:07

  • Reflecting on 2021

Tournaments - 20:34

  • Bans/Penalties
  • VS Report

Decksplanations - 43:49

  • Maestra Rogue

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Jan 01, 2022
323 – Coin Concede “Goodbye, GM”
01:47:24

There's too much to cover! The second week in Alterac has 13 CARD CHANGES… and that's not the only change coming. The Hearthstone Esports program is changing completely for 2022 and we've got all the details.

News - 30:52

  • 22.02 Patch
  • Standard and BGs Balance Changes
  • Winter Veil events

Tournaments - 1:09:51

  • Worlds Recap
  • Esports Revamp

New Standard

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Dec 26, 2021
322 - Coin Concede “Freeze Macawnics”
01:36:11

On Episode 322, Alterac is here and we know for sure there won't be nerfs before the world championships - there are quite a few developments to talk through in standard. There's an Iksar AMA too and some news with the Vanndar/Drekthar refunds.

News - 27:22

  • Hotfixes
  • Celestalon Explains
  • No Balance Changes before worlds
  • Dean AMA

Tournaments - 52:02

  • Worlds Next Weekend

Decksplanations -  54:15

  • New Standard

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Dec 26, 2021
321 - Coin Concede “Greyboughs All the Way”
01:52:01

On Episode 321, Welcome to Alterac! It's been a fun couple days exploring the new set and we're here to talk about it. There's some news to cover as well with Iksar doing his first AMA in a while and some important dog-related information.

News - 31:36

  • New Set
  • Known Issues
  • Dean AMA
  • Free Your Mind
  • Tian Ding leaves Blizz

Tournaments - 1:00:50

  • Worlds Next Weekend

Decksplanations -  1:02:26

  • New Standard

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Dec 12, 2021
320 - Coin Concede “Inexact Subscripturation”
02:39:09

On Episode 320, Last episode was novel as our first full set review in a long time, but this episode is more familiar - a set is about to come out and we have way too much to talk about. Pack a lunch for this surprisingly news-heavy episode filled with patch notes, rules updates, an AMA, and lots of new card talk while we wait for Alterac.

News - 24:14

  • 22.0
  • Card Priority update
  • Garry Kasparov in HS commercial
  • Celestalon AMA

Tournaments - 1:24:12

  • Masters Tour Undercity
  • No ladder invites for DEC
  • Fighting Pit event

Decksplanations -  1:27:22

  • New cards

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Dec 05, 2021
319 - Coin Concede “The Alterac Review”
01:55:51

On Episode 319, Today is nothing but cards, cards, and cards! Our delayed Thanksgiving episode gave us some time to look over the full Alterac spoiler and give our opinions on what we think every class ended up with.

Cards - 7:21

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Nov 30, 2021
318 - Coin Concede “Call to Drek’tharms”
02:22:19

On Episode 318, What a week. The new expansion announcement, a ton of card reveals, a massive patch with changes to multiple formats (again)... and some more ABK news. Sigh. After a brief statement on that and a full dive into the patch notes, we spend a lot of time talking about new cards. Especially Popsicooler.

News - 9:53

  • ABK Stuff
  • Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • 21.8 Patch
  • 13 Mercs Buffed
  • Deeprun Engineer banned in Arena
  • Book of Mercs Scabbs
  • Tons of bug fixes

Tournaments - 1:00:09

  • Global Inn-vitational
  • Masters Tour Undercity
  • No ladder invites for November
  • Qualifiers

Decksplanations- 1:07:01

  • New Cards

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Nov 21, 2021
317 - Coin Concede “What’s Old is Renew Again”
01:32:11

On Episode 317, Right after the first full week of the Deadmines, we have balance changes coming up to talk about! That's most of the show, but Hat also has a theory about when the next expansion will come out and shows his work.

News - 12:22

  • Balance Patch
  • Hotfixes
  • Edwin bundle
  • Free Merc packs
  • Dual class Arena and Duels until Dec 2nd

Tournaments - 41:55

  • Global Inn-vitational
  • No ladder invites for Nov
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder
  • CCLS

Decksplanations- 47:28

  • Balance Changes

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Nov 14, 2021
316 - Coin Concede “Out of Smite”
02:08:06

On Episode 316, 21.6 is here! In one of the biggest patches the hosts can remember, we try to keep up with everything going on in Hearthstone in multiple modes. There's a lot of news around mercs (among other things) but the decksplanations is all about new standard.

News - 12:08

  • 21.6
  • Known Issues
  • Future Edwin bundle
  • Whats next for mercs
  • Alkali

Tournaments - 57:48

  • More stuff to come
  • No ladder invites for Nov
  • Ladder
  • CCLS

Decksplanations- 1:00:05

  • Mini Set

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Nov 07, 2021
Coin Concede: “B29: Duels School”
02:05:29

Let’s talk Duels!  The format has compelled Bott and Hat tremendously as of late and we got the opportunity to talk to Designer Ates Bayraktaroglu about the mode for almost an hour.  Listen in to his insights and then our thoughts on both the appeal and some winning strategies.

Discussion Topics

  • Character choice
  • Hero Powers
  • Signature Treasures
  • First Passives
  • Picked Treasures
  • Second Passives

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Nov 02, 2021
315 - Coin Concede “The Deadmines!”
01:55:00

On Episode 315 We have new cards!! Join us as we go on a trip into the Deadmines - though also we have to cover the giant 21.6 patch notes and cover the Masters Tour winner! The second half of the show is all about card reviews - and for you Duels lovers out there, tune in to our bonus episode this week which will include a developer interview!

News - 8:38

  • 21.6
    • Deadmines
    • Mercs Updates
    • BGs
    • Duels
    • Arena
    • Battle Ready Decks
    • Cariel Book of Mercs
    • Bug Fixes
    • Hotfixes
  • Blizzcon Cancelled
  • Blizzard Stuff
  • Btag Name Change
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 49:35

  • MT Stormwind
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder
  • CCLS

Decksplanations- 52:50

  • New Cards

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Oct 30, 2021
314 - Coin Concede “Hearthstone Variety Show”
02:04:06

On Episode 314, There are so many options in Hearthstone these days and we've got a surprising amount to say about all of the modes thanks to a bunch of news dropped about upcoming events and lots of patches over the past week. Tournament coverage is brief with MT Stormwind on the horizon and Decksplanations is a glimpse into the complexity of PvP through Edelweiss' experienced perspective.

News - 26:40

  • Hallow’s End
  • Patches 21.4.3 and 21.4.4
  • Mercs Deals
  • No Balance Changes
  • Percs PvP breakdown
  • Dean AMA

Tournaments - 1:24:29

  • MT Stormwind
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder
  • Innvitational Coming

Decksplanations- 1:30:00

  • Mercenaries PvP

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Oct 23, 2021
313 - Coin Concede “Merc Concede”
02:25:39

On Episode 313, It's time to talk about the new mode! Sure, we have other stuff to cover - patch 21.4 and the unfortunate bugs that came with it, a tidbit from the Iksar AMA, discussion of tournaments... but this episode is about Mercenaries. Come hear our initial thoughts at length.

News - 23:30

  • Mercs Mercs Mercs
  • 21.4 patch notes
  • MMR notes
  • Mercs Content
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 48:32

  • MT Stormwind
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder
  • First Mercs Tournamanet

Decksplanations- 54:54

  • Mercenaries

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Oct 16, 2021
312 - Coin Concede “We Liked It”
01:22:05

On Episode 312, It's the week before Mercs - and the hosts were lucky enough to get some brief early access impressions! We can't share details, but we liked it. But we're here to talk about standard, and after some tourney talk, Hat wants to share some self reflection on his habits with the game.

News - 13:35

  • Mercs Event
  • Alec Dawson move onto another Blizzard project
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 35:15

  • MT Stormwind
  • Thijs Relegated
  • New GM system
  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations- 50:45

  • Healthy Engagement

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Oct 09, 2021
311 - Coin Concede “Bott the Griefer”
01:46:29

On Episode 311, While the gang waits for Mercenaries, we learn some hard truths about our cohosts... and also spend some time reviewing the current state of standard and tournaments before talking Aggro Taunt Druid. 

News - 26:42

  • VS podcast with Alec Dawson
  • Note from Iksar about patch timing
  • Some skins back in the store

Tournaments - 1:03:15

  • Gamebattles Tour
  • Hearthstone Classic
  • Hearthstone Worlds Dec 18
  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations- 1:13:00

  • Aggro Taunt Druid

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Oct 03, 2021
310 - Coin Concede “Ladder Anxiety”
01:47:11

On Episode 310, 21.3 has been out for a couple days and we jump right back into another episode to talk about what we've been playing and how we've been doing. Hat covers a cool new tournament series before jumping into his feelings around ladder anxiety and impostor syndrome, prompting a group discussion that everyone can relate to.

News - 31:00

  • 21.3
  • Golden Bundles

Tournaments - 43:55

  • Gamebattles Tour
  • MT Stormwind
  • Collegiate Hearthstone
  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations- 1:02:45

  • Ladder Anxiety

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Sep 26, 2021
309 - Coin Concede “Flip Yourself the Bird”
02:00:59

On Episode 309, An episode just for patch notes? When the patch is this big, absolutely! 21.3 is here and we've got a ton to cover - Standard, Wild, a touch of Duels, and Battlegrounds all got big changes! And hey, there's even a little bit of Mercs info at the end too.

Constructed - 20:10

  • Nerfs
  • Buffs
  • Duels
  • Arena
  • Bugs

Battlegrounds - 1:20:00

  • Hero Updates
  • Minion Updates

Mercenaries - 1:46:41

  • Laye’s play videos
  • Updated FAQ
  • Browseable library

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Sep 23, 2021
Episode Timing Update
40

With the giant balance patch coming next week, we're deferring this week's episode to Tuesday to cover it the day it launches. There'll be a full episode next Thursday as well - but no episode this weekend. Talk to you soon!

Sep 17, 2021
308 - Coin Concede “Lock Talk”
01:41:06

On Episode 308, How have we not covered Warlock yet in Decksplanations? It's time to fix that, but first we have to go over all the things that Team 5 fixed in the game this week - and maybe we can talk about balance a little bit too, including BGs.

News - 31:23

  • Hotfixes
  • Book of Mercs Tamsin
  • BG cosmetic bundle

Tournaments - 52:45

  • MT Undercity
  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 1:01:07

  • Handlock

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Sep 12, 2021
307 - Coin Concede “Bru’Coin Concede”
01:54:08

On Episode 307, So much has happened this week! 21.2 hit with some card changes, BGs got refreshed and finally left beta, Masters Tour Silvermoon crowned another champion, and Mercenaries was finally revealed. We covered our initial reactions on the bonus episode, but now it's time to figure out how to explain what's going on here to you.

News - 15:40

  • Mercenaries
  • 21.2
  • BGs
  • 21.2 Hotfixes
  • Stromwind Mystery
  • Wild balance
  • Iksar AMA
  • Master Nguyen

Tournaments - 53:48

  • Silvermoon
  • Grandmasters

Decksplanations - 58:50

  • Mercsplanations

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Sep 05, 2021
Coin Concede: “B28: In the Mercs”
01:27:15

Our bonus episodes are usually about Q&A, but today we have just as many questions as you thanks to the Mercenaries launch. We give our same-day reactions to the Mercs showcase, take your questions, and talk just a little bit about Wild.

Discussion Topics

  • Mercenaries
  • Hearthstone clients
  • BGs
  • Quick/Non HS questions

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Sep 03, 2021
306 - Coin Concede “Good Guy Ilgy”
01:46:56

On Episode 306, Mercenaries! More nerfs! Silvermoon is coming! There's a lot of stuff to cover, but we weren't overloaded enough to skip Decksplanations - this week we're here to talk about Quest Shaman with Botticus' expert guidance. 

News - 13:20

  • Merc reveal on Tuesdcay
  • Nerfs Tuesday
  • BG changes coming soon
  • Tian Ding tweets
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 52:55

  • Silvermoon
  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder
  • Listener Series

Decksplanations - 59:00

  • Quest Shaman

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Aug 29, 2021
305 - Coin Concede “Drawing the Nuts”
01:49:37

On Episode 305, Nerfs are here and we have the second new standard in two weeks! But there are also BG nerfs, a bunch of Iksar tweets, and some tournament news to report... and some feelings around Stealer of Souls to process together. 

News - 19:02

  • Nerfs and notes
  • New Bundles
  • Good decks tweet
  • Iksar Ideas
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 1:07:04

  • Super Girl Gamer pro
  • Grandmasters
  • Silvermoon
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder
  • Listener Series

Decksplanations - 1:14:45

  • Standard Post Nerfs

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Aug 21, 2021
304 - Coin Concede “Stormwind is S-Tier”
01:44:47

On Episode 304, Stormwind is so crazy that not even Team 5 knows what to do yet! The whole gang has been playing a bunch and there are tons of experiences to share. But we know that nerfs are coming next Tuesday, so it's time for the hosts to guess what will happen once again. 

News - 21:10

  • No nerfs this week
  • New Bundles
  • Weird bug
  • Book of Heroes
  • Hearthstone Access
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 48:13

  • Grandmasters
  • Silvermoon 8/27
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 53:40

  • Standard and nerfs

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Aug 15, 2021
303 - Coin Concede “A Combo Meta?”
01:54:07

On Episode 303, Holy moly, these Stormwinds are strong! The new expansion has completely changed up standard - is the format too powerful? Are there too many combos? What did we get wrong? Tune in to find out.

News - 14:45

  • J Allen Brack leaves Blizzard
  • 21.0 Known issues
  • Apac Server Note

Tournamanets - 26:58

  • Dreamhack
  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers

Decksplanations - 27:55

  • New Standard

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Aug 07, 2021
302 - Coin Concede “Eye of the Stormwind”
02:02:17

On Episode 302, This week might have been even more intense than the last. We are mere days from the release of United in Stormwind! After briefly touching on the current situation with Activision-Blizzard, the hosts do their usual pre-expansion Q&A about all the new cards. We can't wait!

Lawsuit - 2:00

News - 19:00

  • 21.0
  • Theorycrafting streams
  • Iksar AMA

Tournamanets - 33:22

  • Dreamhack
  • Maestra banned from all tournaments
  • Frodan stepping down

Decksplanations - 41:00

  • New Cards

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Aug 01, 2021
301 - Coin Concede “A Communal Conversation”
01:50:05

On Episode 301, There's a lot to work through with the Blizzard news and the subsequent responses from the company, the employees, and the community at large. We spend the first half talking it out and then spend the rest of the show on new cards.

Lawsuit - 1:40

Decksplanations - 43:27

  • New Cards

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Jul 25, 2021
300 - Coin Concede “On the Shoulders of Giants (with Ben Lee!)”
01:59:47

300 episodes! What a milestone - and here to celebrate with us is Ben Lee to give us an exclusive interview with Hearthstone's game director along with a surprise card reveal!

 

Ben Lee Interview - 1:10

 

Card Reveal - 41:08

 

News - 1:29:45

 

  • Nerfs
  • Nozdormu day
  • BG tweets
  • Tikilord Rag voicelines
  • Dean AMA

 

 

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Jul 16, 2021
Coin Concede: “B27: Coin Community”
01:54:26

It’s time for another bonus episode with questions from you, our listeners! Does Bott like the totem swap? Would Edelweiss’ Hearthstone presidency be remembered fondly by Battlegrounds players? Has Hat ever laughed? Is Sphere of Sapience a sandwich???

Discussion Topics

  • Semi-Quick Questions
  • Bigger topics
  • Quick and non HS Questions

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Jul 15, 2021
299 – Coin Concede “Reviewing Card Reviews”
01:39:40

Episode 299 is a duocast with Bott unable to join us. News covers the Fire Festival, a new Iksar AMA, and predictions of upcoming balance changes. Tournaments discusses why Jambre druid is a conquest only deck and how watchposts are making a resurgence on ladder. Decksplanations explains how we evaluate cards using Quadrant Theory.

News – 11:15

  • Balance changes
  • Reveal schedule
  • Fire Festival
  • Millhouse is back
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments – 51:10

  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations – 55:38

  • Quadrant Theory

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Jul 11, 2021
298 - Coin Concede “A Stormwind is Brewing”
02:05:20

On Episode 298, UNITED IN STORMWIND IS HERE! The last couple weeks were Barren, but this week is packed with news. The new set is coming, BGs is getting shaken up (twice!), and the fire festival is around the corner. Let's talk about it all!

News - 9:46

  • United in Stormwind!
  • Fire Festival
  • New Patch
  • PC Gamer with Liv and Cora

Tournaments - 54:52

  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 57:17

  • New Stuff

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Jul 03, 2021
Coin Concede: “BG5: It Depends (with Sunglitters!”
01:17:07

It's time for more BG talk and we managed to get the amazing and hilarious Sunglitters to come hang out with us! There's some big picture BG strategy talk after our interview where we find out the truth about trashy reality TV shows. There's a little bit of swearing in here and a whole lot of fun.

Discussion Topics

  • Sunglitters interview
  • BG overview
    • Earlygame
    • Midgame
    • Lategame

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Jul 01, 2021
297 - Coin Concede “Big Bop”
01:32:53

On Episode 297, The HS News Desert. The only news item is a strange Mt Huntermore tweet. Tournaments recaps Master's Tour Dalaran. Decksplanations is our Got it/Goofed it for Forged in the Barrens as a whole.

News - 15:42

  • Mount Rushmore tweet
  • Priest drama

Tournaments - 42:26

  • Masters Tour Dalaran
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 49:13

  • Got it or Goofed it

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Jun 26, 2021
296 - Coin Concede “Can’t Zoo It”
01:39:52

On Episode 296, Patch 20.4.2. News is light with some BGs changes and Stealer of Souls banned in Wild only. Tournaments cover the time zone challenges for NA/EU players in MT Dalaran as well as the latest qualifier lineups and strategies. Decksplanations analyzes the meta and why we're not really into it despite the recent mini-set and balance changes.

News - 21:32

  • Patch 20.4.2
  • Book of Mercenaries Tweet
  • Nozdormu day in clienct

Tournaments - 51:46

  • Masters Tour Dalaran
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 57:03

  • Metanalysis

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Jun 19, 2021
295 - Coin Concede “Doom and Bloom”
02:01:30

On Episode 295, We've gotten some time in the Wailing Caverns and found our old friend Thrall with his new Dungeoneer buddy. After covering some tantalizing new information on Mercenaries and going over the exciting and dramatic conclusion of GM season 1, we dive in and review all the new Shaman decks on ladder.

News - 21:50

  • Mercenaries survey
  • Global Friendslist
  • More bundles
  • Lich King Bug
  • Wild + Stealer

Tournaments - 57:52

  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 1:12:03

  • Shaman

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Jun 12, 2021
294 - Coin Concede “Standardfire”
02:05:27

On Episode 294, Patch 20.4 is here! News covers Paladin nerfs, BGs updates, and an Iksar interview from the State of Wild podcast. Tournaments goes over the GM lineups for playoffs and a third party tournament to watch on June 5th. Decksplanations is our usual new card questions, 5 cards per host.

News - 14:43

  • Mini set
  • 20.4 stuff
    • Paladin Nerfs
    • Unbound Elemental
    • BGs additions
    • Duels Update
    • Arena rotation
    • Cardbacks and hero skins
  • Iksar interview on wild

Tournaments - 53:28

  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 57:24

  • New Cards

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Jun 05, 2021
293 - Coin Concede “Waiting Caverns”
01:56:18

On Episode 293, We await the mini-set. News talks about the upcoming mini-set, no blizzcon 2021, and the new Tavern Talks article series. Tournaments covers more player retirements, unfortunate timing of the mini-set release, and what decks are defining lineups & ladder. Decksplanations is a discussion of what it means to be a 4 set meta, is this one good, and will they always be like this.

News - 24:30

  • Mini set next week
  • No Blizzcon this year
  • Edelweiss article
  • Iksar AMA
  • Brode lore

Tournaments - 51:42

  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 1:06:05

  • Whats up with Barrens

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May 30, 2021
292 - Coin Concede “Rogue Clown Fiesta”
01:41:32

On Episode 292, News a couple dev tweets and the usual Iksar AMA. Tournaments discusses a bit of GM drama as well as the current qualifier and ladder metas. Decksplanations is a guide to the deck that has a shot against anything, Miracle Rogue.

News - 12:24

  • Golden Bundles
  • Twitter News
  • Arena Notes
  • Dean AMA
  • Article about women and culture

Tournaments - 44:50

  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 58:38

  • Miracle Rogue

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May 22, 2021
291 - Coin Concede “Are The Buffs Enough?”
01:59:05

On Episode 291, Patch 20.2.2 is live! News discusses the 5 nerfs and 10 buffs, many of which probably surprised you. Tournaments takes a page from Blizzlet's book and talks about how recent MTG news relates to HS esports. No Decksplanations this week because we already have so many feelings in the first 2 segments.

News - 12:11

  • 20.2.2
    • Nerfs
    • Buffs
    • BGs,Duels,Bugfixes
    • Feelings
  • Iksar AMA
  • Twitter Rumors

Tournaments - 1:27:07

  • Grandmasters
  • Magic Talk

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May 16, 2021
Coin Concede: “B26: Interesting Decisions”
01:38:57

On Bonus Episode 26, The cast vibes about Battlegrounds for about an hour before diving into a handful of questions.

Discussion Topics

  • BGs
  • Gold vs Dollars
  • Favorite class
  • Healthy Meta
  • Year of the Gryphon

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May 14, 2021
290 - Coin Concede “Follow Alec’s Twitter”
02:04:37

On Episode 290, Quillboars have joined the Battlegrounds! News covers the new BGs tribe, BGs Brawl invitational announcement, and the Mysteries of the Barrens. The Tournament section reflects on an exciting MT Orgrimmar, the continued ladder dominance of Paladin, and the GMs Specialist week. Decksplanations is a deep dive on Rush Warrior.

News - 45:18

  • 20.2 is live
  • Tavern Regular
  • Battlegrounds Brawl
  • Secret Cardback Mysteries
  • Dean AMA

Tournaments - 1:12:50

  • Orgrimar
  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 1:27:14

  • Warrior

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May 08, 2021
289 - Coin Concede “Paladin Pals”
02:04:08

On Episode 289, Patch 20.2 is announced! News covers the contents of the patch including a massive BGs update, new cosmetics as part of achievements, and the introduction of Battle-Ready Decks. Tournaments gives a rundown of the past week of qualifiers and GMs as we head into MT Orgrimmar. Decksplanations covers the two kinds of Paladin that are dominating right now, secret and buff.

News - 24:59

  • Patch 20.2
    • BG Update
    • Duels update
    • Diamond Rag
    • Battleready decks
    • Book of Heroes Thrall
  • Alleria note
  • Dev Tweets
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 1:2121

  • Orgrimar
  • Grandmasters
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder
  • Dreamhack Clash

Decksplanations - 1:27:00

  • Paladins

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May 02, 2021
288 - Coin Concede “Ogreplayed”
01:39:44

In episode 288, News is light but heavy as we continue to discuss representation in gaming. Tournaments covers GMs as well as the Innvitational, qualifiers, and ladder. Decksplanations breaks down timing, playing around certain cards and when to play your own.

News - 22:14

  • Representation talk
  • Iksar Q&A

Tournaments - 41:28

  • GM Week 2
  • Innvitational
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 50:00

  • Timing is Everything

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Apr 24, 2021
287 - Coin Concede “The Five Secret Solarian”
01:57:43

In Episode 287, Patch 20.0.2. News covers balance changes to Standard, Battlegrounds, Duels, and Arena, as well as a few announcements. Tournaments recaps week 1 of Grandmasters. Decksplanations explores the various decks the cast has been seeing and playing.

News - 17:03

  • 20.0.2
    • Standard nerfs
    • BG Balancing
  • Crossroads Innvitational
  • Nozdormu Day
  • DeckTech got hired
  • Crossroads Bundle
  • Iksar Q&A

Tournaments - 01:20:35

  • GM Week 1
  • Qualifiers

Decksplanations - 01:24:34

  • Post Nerf Classes/Decks

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Apr 19, 2021
Coin Concede: “B25: Core Chat”
01:36:44

We're finally back with another bonus episode! This time covering questions about balance, the Core Set, and other Hearthstone stuff. Non Hearthstone questions cover important questions regarding what we would ask the Earl of Sandwich and what characters we would grab a meal with.

Discussion Topics

  • Balance
  • Core Set
  • Other Hearthstone
  • Non Hearthstone

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Apr 16, 2021
286 - Coin Concede “...and Corridor Creeper”
01:29:08

On Episode 286, Since we know for sure that we're getting nerfs and a patch next week - we even have some hints from Alec, so it's time to speculate! We take a first and last look at the initial Barrens meta, dig into Iksar's AMA as always, and take some time in tournaments to talk about Grandmasters.

News - 21:09

  • Nerfs Coming
  • 20.0/1 server side patch
  • Book of Mercenaries
  • Iksar AMA

Tournaments - 1:11:06

  • Zalae Suspended
  • Grandmasters Week 1
  • Qualifier data
  • Ladder

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Apr 11, 2021
166 - Coin Concede: “The Mental Game (w/Jared Tendler)”

On episode 166, RidiculousHat, Botticus, and Appa are joined by a very special guest Jared Tendler author of the book "The Mental Game of Poker!"  The crew was incredibly excited to have him on the show to talk about managing emotions, how to go about improving and many other topics about the mental aspects of gaming. They hope that you enjoy the interview as much as they did.

News Highlights - 1:36:44

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Apr 06, 2021
285 - Coin Concede “Body Parts of Gul’Dan”
02:10:37

On Episode 285, Year of the Gryphon is here!!! News covers the rocky rollout of Barrens launch day. Tournaments discusses the separate handling of two prominent bugs during qualifiers. Decksplanations expresses our initial feelings since the launch of the set, what we've been playing, and what's popular/powerful.

News - 25:08

  • Bugs
    • Classic Packs
    • Gameplay Issues
    • Tavern Brawl
    • Demon Hunter in Classic

Tournaments - 42:08

  • Qualifiers
  • Sparkjoy Cheat vs Grave Rune
  • Grandmasters

Decksplanations - 54:38

  • New Format!

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Apr 04, 2021
284 - Coin Concede “ROBOTTICUS”
02:16:49

On Episode 284, Patch 20.0. The big one part 1. News discusses the incredible amount of content that is in this patch including, tons of nostalgia, more card changes than we realized, Classic Mode, and some unusual bugs. Tournaments is a skip this week because new cards. Decksplanations is our usual 5 cards/host rundown of the set and what we're looking out for.

News - 6:20

  • Everything 20.0
  • Stuff for Tuesday
  • Cool Stuff
  • Discussion
  • Other Notes
  • Iksar AMA

Decksplanations - 49:05

  • New Cards

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Mar 28, 2021
283 - Coin Concede “Does Bott Know What an OTK is”
02:13:35

On Episode 283, REVEAL SEASON!! News covers Diamond cards, new coin cosmetics, Classic release date, Iksar AMA 10, and a brief retrospective of the rewards track. Tournaments focuses on the theoretically interesting but difficult to watch Masters Tour Ironforge. Decksplanations discusses all the new Legendary minions revealed as well as a couple other cards selected by each host.

News - 12:52

  • Reward Track Refresh and Diamond Cards
  • Stonetusk Boar and Bluegill are rotating
  • Classic Tuesday (actually Thursday)
  • BG Rating Distribution
  • Dean AMA

Tournaments - 53:35

  • MT Ironforge

Decksplanations - 57:20

  • New Cards

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Mar 23, 2021
282 - Coin Concede “Bring Out Your Deadelweiss”
02:04:23

On Episode 282, Hearthstone's 7th birthday! News covers the reveal and release schedule for Barrens, a leaked nerf, and Iksar AMA 9. Tournaments does a quick rundown of qualifier lineups and speculates on MT Ironforge strategies. Decksplanations reviews the 35 cards getting their nerfs reverted and how they will impact Wild and a week long Frankenstandard.

News - 12:27

  • Hearthstone’s 7th Birthday
  • Barrens release date
  • Reversions
  • Nitro nerf Leaked
  • Iksar AMA
  • Shacknews interview
  • Maiev back in the shop

Tournaments - 53:55

  • MT Ironforge
  • HS esports twitter post
  • Lineup win rates
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 1:06:06

  • Nerf Reversions

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Mar 14, 2021
281 - Coin Concede “Thicc Demons and Dragon Butts”
01:52:41

On Episode 281, Botticus is out sick this week so we've called on a very special guest. APPAAAA!!! News covers some Alec Dawson Twitter puzzles, Iksar AMA 8, and the possibly delayed release of Barrens. Tournaments discusses additional troubles with HS Esports. Decksplanations is a reflection on Year of the Dragon.

News - 10:21

  • Nerf Delayed
  • Iksar AMA
  • Card Reveal Dates

Tournaments - 37:13

  • TJ
  • ESL
  • MT Ironforge

Decksplanations - 47:54

  • Sunsetting Year of the Dragon

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Mar 07, 2021
280 - Coin Concede “Core Concede”
02:37:23

On episode 280, The Core Set. News covers a few things not Core Set. No tournaments. Decksplanations is a deep dive into everything Core Set. We cannot stress how awesome the Core Set is!!!

News - 9:12

  • Social Media Tidbits
  • Cards Changed for Core Set
  • Balance Patch before MT
  • AMA recap

Decksplanations - 31:38

  • Core Set

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Mar 01, 2021
Warcraft Radio Crossover Special!
01:36:48

The hosts from both Hearthcasual and Coin Concede gather for a post-Blizzconline roundtable episode! Join Hat, Brian, Edelweiss, Monica, Botticus, and Kevin as they examine answers given by Game Director Ben Lee and Production Director Nathan Lyons-Smith during a press interview that Hat and Brian attended. The episode wraps up with thoughts on the present and future state of Hearthstone's various game modes.

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Feb 21, 2021
279 - Coin Concede “BlizzconLine!”
01:57:43

On Episode 279, BLIZZCON NEWS!!! Seriously, that's the whole show. Discussion covers the new set, core set cards, spell types, an upcoming new game mode, and Patch 19.6.

News - 13:00

  • Year of the Gryphon
  • Forged in the Barrens
  • Mercenaries
  • Patch 19.6

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Feb 20, 2021
278 - Coin Concede “Kor’Gone Elite”
01:50:15

On episode 278, Bemmie joins the crew this week to discuss their HS circuit! News abounds with an upcoming Core Set, Classic mode, Year of the Phoenix review, Blizzcon schedule, and yet another Iksar AMA. Tournaments is really just more news as it relates to Grandmasters and HS esports. No time for Decksplanations this week.

News - 13:30

  • Core Set
  • Classic Mode
  • Year of the Phoenix Graphic
  • Blizzconline Schedule
  • Iksar AMA
  • Lunar New Year Bundle

Tournaments - 1:15:50

  • Bemmie Stuff
  • Grandmasters 2021
  • Kali Anderson leaving HS Esports

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Feb 14, 2021
Coin Concede: “BG4: (Dark)Moon Coins”
02:03:04

We're here to talk about Battlegrounds, and Botticus and Hat welcome Nicholena to the show to dive into the current patch! There's lots of strategy here for both the tavern and for making great YouTube videos.

Discussion Topics

  • Nicholena Interview
  • Hero Choice
  • Early Game
  • Midgame
  • Late Game Scaling

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Feb 13, 2021
277 - Coin Concede “BottGots”
02:04:44

On Episode 277, Discussion on MDF and DMR as a whole. News covers a couple bundles, Blizzcon rumors, and Iksar AMA 4. Tournaments introduces the House Rivalries circuit and our regular ladder/qualifier stats coverage. Decksplanations is "Got it or Goofed it", where each host discusses their hits and misses of card evaluations from the newest set.

News - 35:25

  • Lunar New Year
  • SI7 Anduin bundle
  • Blizzconline
  • Iksar AMA
  • Earnings Call

Tournaments - 1:03:15

  • House Rivalries
  • Qualifiers
  • Ladder

Decksplanations - 1:09:21

  • Got it or Goofed it

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Feb 07, 2021
276 - Coin Concede “Botticus Made a Pun”
02:04:34

On episode 276, What is this meta we can't even. News covers patch 19.4.1, a mysterious bundle, and Iksar AMA 3. Tournaments return with the year's esports schedule and even some initial qualifier stats! Decksplanations is a quick and dirty look at the plethora of decklists that have made their debut in the past week.

News - 16:02

  • Patch 19.4.1
  • Mystery Tavern Bundle
  • New Year Legendary quests
  • Iksar AMA
  • Scholomance Board Secret
  • PC Gamer Rhat Article

Tournaments - 51:45

  • Esports Announcement
  • Qualifiers
  • Stats

Decksplanations - 1:06:48

  • WTF is up with Standard?!

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Jan 31, 2021
275 - Coin Concede “Start Your Mana Engines”
02:06:49

On Episode 275, A lot can happen in a week. The Darkmoon Races mini-set has been both announced and released! News is patch 19.4 and more Iksar AMA answers. Tournament coverage is very brief, which leaves more time for Decksplanations to discuss our impressions of the new cards.

News - 12:54

  • Patch 19.4
  • Iksar AMA
  • Wild Chatter

Tournaments - 1:09:07

  • No Esports Announcement

Decksplanations - 1:09:15

  • New Set Day 1

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Jan 24, 2021