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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.

Feb 8, 2018

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, 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.

Jan 26, 2018

This week we talk to Mat and Jamie from Steamforged about one of the upcoming Ratcatcher models, Pelage!

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, 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.

Jan 11, 2018

This week we talk about captain win rates and how to view that data as well as speculate about the choices a hypothetical perfect player might make.

 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, 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.

Dec 28, 2017

This week we talk about how to take advantage of good dice and plan for bad dice, review our 2017 guildball journey, and end with a bit of snake draft dojo.

Shirts + Hoodies are still available!

North America: teespring.com/stwgb2

EU: teespring.com/stweu

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.comFind the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, 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.

Dec 11, 2017

This week we talk about our experiences at Steam Con US and Alex's victorious run through worlds.

Shirts + Hoodies are still 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.

Nov 24, 2017

This week we talk about a bit of news and discuss the newly revealed models and how they fit into their respective guilds.

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.

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.

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