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Strictly the Worst Guild Ball Podcast

Chicago's premier Guild Ball podcast, featuring the voices of Alex Botts, Pat Van Valzah, and Vincent Curkov.
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Chicago's premier fan-made Guild Ball podcast, featuring some combination of Alex Botts, Patrick Van Valzah, Vince Curkov, and Jordan Nach.

Nov 9, 2017

This week we talk about what we would like to see from Guild Ball in the future.

Shirts + Hoodies are now available

North America: teespring.com/stwgb2

EU: teespring.com/stweu

 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Oct 27, 2017

This week ... I don't even know, Thresher happens for a bit I guess.

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Oct 19, 2017

This week we talk about weaknesses in our play and how we're trying to improve in those areas.

New logo designed by Jimmy Korienek!

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Oct 4, 2017

This week we discuss our experience at the Guild Ball WTC in Belgium.

Botts is running an event, check it out @ http://forums.steamforged.com/topic/38677-strictly-the-worst-free-for-fall-oct-14th/

Vince's WTC video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mqBi3gnGqE

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Sep 14, 2017

This week we discuss the rankings & statistics site Longshanks.org with its creator and curator, Sam Bredeson! Then the four of us talk about the latest playtest game mechanic, Guild Identity Cards.

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov. You can also follow special guest Sam @redsamnotblue. 

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Aug 31, 2017

This week we discuss the 2017 WTC lists and look at both individual rosters and guild breakdowns.

Come to Flatcon 2017 - http://forums.steamforged.com/topic/38473-flatcon-2017-guild-ball-events-bloomington-il-oct-20-22-2017/ 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Aug 18, 2017

This episode we discuss the recently revealed first 6 members of the Blacksmiths guild.

 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Aug 17, 2017

This week we talk about the newly available farmers guild, their strengths and weaknesses, and their position among the guilds. 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Aug 3, 2017

This week we talk about the recent errata changes, how it affects the guilds individually, and the resulting direction of the meta.

 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jul 21, 2017

This week we ramble about the alternate deployment rules and give our early thoughts on how they change the game. Apologies for some audio issues throughout this episode, hopefully won't happen in the future. 

Timestamps:

00:15 - Alternate deployment

~49:20 - 20 questions guildball style

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

 

Jul 6, 2017

This week we discuss the state of the game and possible paths we see for it going forward. The preramble after the end music is kinda a disaster, just a heads up.

We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jun 22, 2017

This week we talk about standoff situations and what to look for in an advantageous engagement and discuss if there are any dark horse options available in Guild Ball currently.

We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jun 8, 2017

This episode we talk all things Alchemists, their place in the meta, what makes them strong, which players they field in different matchups, and what matchups they struggle with.

We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

May 11, 2017

On this episode we are joined by Mr. Guildball_Zone himself to talk Southern Ontario Open, Organized Play changes, new union models, and activation advantage. Come hangout in the Guildball_Zone Discord and chat Guildball with us at https://discord.gg/UznZ4S9.

Timestamps:
Southern Ontario Open: 4:24
Organized Play Document: 34:04
Grace + Benediction: 50:19
Activation Advantage: 1:06:48

Check out Run The Length to see Pat play an engineers game with commentary from my opponent, Vince Curkov. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Apr 26, 2017

This episode we talk local events, new hunters and plot card tips and tricks. Apologies for the audio quality stumbles, hopefully won't happen in the future. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Apr 12, 2017

This episode we discuss practice and recognizing patterns as they apply to guild ball and discuss how experience with other games can be translated to guild ball. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Apr 1, 2017

This episode we discuss the summer blockbuster Wild Wild West. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Mar 30, 2017

This episode we recap the Bourbon Trail Open, discuss the three recently released players, and talk a bit about the current meta. We end by walking through our experience and games at Adepticon. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at Strict lyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Mar 8, 2017

This episode we get excited about the WTC and other upcoming events, share some thoughts on recent releases, and discuss when selecting non-momentous playbook results is a good idea. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at Strict lyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Feb 23, 2017

This episode we talk briefly about two recent events, strategies and things to keep in mind when kicking off and end with everyone's favorite, tiebreaker discussion. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at Strict lyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

 

As mentioned in the episode, we're taking shirt orders through March 8th so get in touch with Alex or Pat by then if you're interested. We'll deliver to Adepticon or ship with in the US for $20 for XL and smaller or $23 for 2XL and above. Shipping outside of the US can be arranged if interested.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Feb 9, 2017

This episode we talk about LVO 2017, identifying and exploiting mistakes, and talk a bit about the psychological aspects of the game when playing against certain players. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at Strict lyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jan 26, 2017

This week we spend way too much time on battle reports so if that's not your thing this might be one to skip. We also ramble a bit about Brewers and travel plans toward the end if you endure the battle reports. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jan 11, 2017

In this episode, we have a local guest, Vince Curkov. Vince is a friend of ours and has recently started up a Guild Ball YouTube series where he records commentary on games he plays around Chicago. His next video will have a game against Alex. We like his videos and think they'll definitely be worth your time watching!

http://tinyurl.com/hfxpyev

This week we discuss why we tend to talk about strategy in abstract terms, how to think about the pre-game draft process, and when to choose to go second after winning the initiative roll. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Dec 28, 2016

On this episode we're joined by Jordan Murphy, the 2016 Canadian championship winner, as we reflect on Guildball in 2016 and what we hoping for out of 2017. Also we discuss playbook texture and how to use it to your advantage as well as the tempo aspect of the game. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter@StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Dec 15, 2016

On this episode we discuss the 2016 Adepticon Winter Warmup and talk about variance as it apples to guildball as well as talk a little about killing the ball and when it's most useful. Apologies for the audio quality, if all goes to plan this should be our last skype episode for a while. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter@StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

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