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Thoughts on Hearthstone, recorded while commuting.

Thoughts on Hearthstone, recorded while commuting.
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Thoughts on Hearthstone, recorded while commuting.

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Episodes

69: The Day the Laughter Died

10/15/2018
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RIP Giggling Inventor. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:33:59

68: Riding the Polar Express

10/10/2018
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Good news: That feeling that a lot of matches are one sided isn’t just in your head! Bad news: That feeling that a lot of matches are one sided isn’t just in your head.

Duration:00:39:54

67: Righting the Ship

10/5/2018
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In which I use a difficult month on ladder to get to the bottom of why I tilt, and improve my mental game for the next meta. Plus, your questions! For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:33:52

66: Unexpected Results

9/23/2018
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Thinking more about the recent developer announcements, and taking stock of what the general malaise in the community and what it might mean. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:34:25

65: Works In Progress

9/18/2018
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Takes of varying degrees of heat on the In The Works update that the dev team just delivered. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:39:35

64: No Giggling Matter

9/14/2018
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Chances are, you’re struggling in the Boomsday meta. I am too. Let’s take some time to figure out why this meta feels so hard, and if there’s any way to reframe our mindsets to help take the sting out of climbing the ladder. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:37:37

63: Safe Crafts Are Our #1 Priority

9/6/2018
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It’s about that time of the expansion where the meta’s settled and dust is burning a hole in everyone’s pocket. So I ran the numbers, did some science, and I have a list of the cards you should target first on your shopping spree in the collection manager. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:49:19

62: Tracking to Your Goals

8/31/2018
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It's back to the car for a discussion of why Tracking is a good card and how to adjust your mindset to get past its downside, how to use Azalina in Odd Warrior, and strategies for crafting and dusting legendaries now that the meta has settled. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com

Duration:00:32:02

61: #BadassWomenOfHearthstone

8/20/2018
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The podcast goes off road for another week to talk to @epicEphyra about the #BadassWomenOfHearthstone movement, the challenges that women in Hearthstone and other esports face both in competition and streaming, and how we can all help make things better, one step at a time. The GoFundMe can be found at: https://www.gofundme.com/badasswomenofhearthstone-tournament For other links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com

Duration:00:27:36

60: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

8/14/2018
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It's a week into Boomsday, so as is tradition, Coin Concede's RidiculousHat joins me to discuss every experiment that's resulted in a deck you can play on ladder. (And a few that blew up in our faces.) For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:01:31:34

59: Zerek’s Theorycrafting Gallery

8/7/2018
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'Twas the day before Boomsday So over some ramen I cooked up some new decks Like Mechs and... Odd Shaman?! For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:33:11

58: Floop, There It Is

8/2/2018
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It's T-minus a week to Boomsday, so it seems like a good time to answer some listener questions, while I still can! Let's discuss what to craft (and when), how to manage an influx of new decks as a free to player, balancing life and Hearthstone, and, uh, X-Men, because why not? For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:36:23

57: The Bane of My Existence

7/26/2018
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How I finally learned to co-exist with Kingsbane, and how you can learn from my struggle to overcome the decks that tilt you on ladder. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:35:51

56: The Witchwood in the Rearview Mirror

7/24/2018
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Tired: Reviewing new cards. Wired: Reviewing reviews of cards that aren’t new anymore but used to be new when we reviewed them. Or something like that. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:28:50

55: Boom Goes the Dynamite

7/11/2018
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What’s more explosive, Dr. Boom’s lab, or my streak to Legend with Even Warlock? Why not both?

Duration:00:42:16

54: Out of Order

7/8/2018
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Some updates on the legend ladder snafu, and then some quick thoughts on sequencing to keep in mind as you climb the ladder this month. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:28:53

53: Matchmaker, Matchmaker

6/27/2018
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Go home, ladder. You’re drunk. For links mentioned on this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:32:54

52: Drowning My Sorrows in Murlocs

6/20/2018
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It’s Off Curve’s first birthday! And there’s no better way to celebrate than by welcoming RidiculousHat from Coin Concede and Andrew Brown from The Happy Hearthstone to update our discussion on what it takes to get to legend (and why we want to), taking lessons lessons from poker, baseball, premarital counseling, and ice cream. For links mentioned in this episode, go to http://offcurve.com!

Duration:01:36:56

51: An Eel Good Deck

6/14/2018
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A month ago I thought Even Shaman was going to be a deck to watch after the Call to Arms nerf. It took a few weeks but I took it to legend, so it’s time for some legend story time as well as how to play the deck, plus how to find the best deck for you. (It might not be from a pro’s Twitter account!) For links from this episode visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:47:43

50: Mailbag of Wonders

6/7/2018
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It’s a new season, so what better time to answer some of your questions? So let’s talk about good control decks to start with, consistency in similar card effects, when to switch decks, and how the meta shifts based on the time of day. For links mentioned in this episode, visit http://offcurve.com!

Duration:00:32:04