en-us The Rathe Times - Opinion https://rathetimes.com/categories/opinion Opinions. We all have them. These are ours. The FaB Cube Part 1: Making the Case for Cube https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-fab-cube-part-1-making-the-case-for-cube Mark makes the case for draft as the premiere format for Flesh and Blood, laying the groundwork for his series on constructing a FaB Cube. %pm, %30 %b %2021 %20:%34:%27 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/cd46cb61-585a-4fd0-866c-1bccce930215/banner_draftcube.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-fab-cube-part-1-making-the-case-for-cube Tales of Aria: Theorycrafting and Speculating on a New Release https://rathetimes.com/articles/tales-of-aria-theorycrafting Drew shares his best practices and tips to get the most out of a new set and logically evaluate the merits of new cards, both financially and in your own deckbuilding. %pm, %27 %b %2021 %23:%06:%25 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/16d3184c-c584-442d-8da5-4f969e6f5270/banner_theory.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/tales-of-aria-theorycrafting Seeds and Duskblade Banned! Where Does Chane Go From Here? https://rathetimes.com/articles/seeds-and-duskblade-banned-where-does-chane-go-from-here Chane loses a key card and gets denied a new one! What does this mean for the ubiquitous Shadow Runeblade? %pm, %21 %b %2021 %18:%01:%01 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/d7b4cdba-5c1f-4786-b982-aff97f6f6483/Banner_Seeds.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C65%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/seeds-and-duskblade-banned-where-does-chane-go-from-here What We're Playing https://rathetimes.com/articles/what-we-re-playing This week, the Rathe Times writing team is getting personal and talking about the decks they're putting on the table. %am, %07 %b %2021 %02:%16:%57 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/747fc7af-87c4-45fb-83aa-c9cedbdd3b36/Banner_alex_mechtheory.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C61%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/what-we-re-playing My FaB Journey: A Look Back https://rathetimes.com/articles/my-fab-journey-a-look-back A month of personal firsts has Alex feeling like he's truly arrived on the FaB scene. Why getting involved in a game's community is so rewarding. %pm, %14 %b %2021 %23:%51:%38 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/0244c4c2-8e9d-4cb5-8f63-36c48f62bb56/Aria_Matte.width-2000.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1208%2C609 https://rathetimes.com/articles/my-fab-journey-a-look-back The Mechanologist Theory https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-mechanologist-theory With the debut of Light and Shadow Talents, a new theory has risen up concerning the Mechanologist "class"... %pm, %22 %b %2021 %23:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/8f9c185c-2bef-41bb-9d81-7066619251d8/banner_mech_theory.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C62%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-mechanologist-theory Sick of Warrior? You Should Be Grateful for Boltyn... https://rathetimes.com/articles/sick-of-warrior-you-should-be-grateful-for-boltyn Warrior is all about efficiency and consistency. Which is why expanding the card pool is probably a good thing. %pm, %21 %b %2021 %13:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/16b5551a-daba-4762-8cce-16befa1b2ffe/banner_supremacy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C53%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/sick-of-warrior-you-should-be-grateful-for-boltyn Arcane Rising: 1 Year (and 1 More Box) In https://rathetimes.com/articles/arcane-rising-1-year-and-1-more-box-in Welcome to Rathe holds most of the prestige for being the first set, but Arcane Rising deserves more recognition as the expansion that lived up to the initial promise. Join Alex for a reflective narrative box opening. %pm, %27 %b %2021 %13:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/d55c3e02-d6a3-4429-9cae-0c85b31afd7e/arcane_rising_home.width-10000.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C530%2C4000%2C2020 https://rathetimes.com/articles/arcane-rising-1-year-and-1-more-box-in Is There More to Bravo? (Or is he as shallow as he seems?) https://rathetimes.com/articles/is-there-more-to-bravo Bravo is good with a hammer, but is that all there is to him? %pm, %18 %b %2021 %14:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/420e7b30-1a62-4fdb-aa3d-76a7654fd27e/Banner_alex_bravo_1d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C20%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/is-there-more-to-bravo No, Pricy First Editions Are Not Destroying the Game https://rathetimes.com/articles/no-pricy-first-editions-are-not-destroying-the-game Many are scared that first edition boxes are ruining the game due to their increased cost. Although this is a fair concern, it's not entirely accurate. %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/ab22ea26-d99d-4284-b9cd-3e69b38769a6/monarch.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C521%2C3000%2C1515 https://rathetimes.com/articles/no-pricy-first-editions-are-not-destroying-the-game Are We Ready for Player Vs. Environment? https://rathetimes.com/articles/are-we-ready-for-player-vs-environment Wesley thinks the signs are pointing to a PvE mode on the horizon. What might that look like in Flesh and Blood? %am, %11 %b %2021 %01:%30:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/55249a6c-9873-4534-946b-a8ed63c2a59a/Banner_Wesley_Brawnhide.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/are-we-ready-for-player-vs-environment