en-us The Rathe Times - articles https://rathetimes.com/tags/beginner Keeping it Simple with the Commoner Format https://rathetimes.com/articles/keeping-it-simple-with-the-commoner-format While the Commoner format may be pitched as a way for new players to wade in without the disadvantage of a shallow collection of cards, it has hidden potential as a casual outlet for a laid-back game. %am, %26 %b %2021 %03:%41:%02 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/82c73618-6b4c-4782-b8d4-2316f474adb1/Banner_commoner.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/keeping-it-simple-with-the-commoner-format Was That Really a Close One? https://rathetimes.com/articles/was-that-really-a-close-one When health totals get low, it's easy to assume the game is close and could go either way. But not all decks win the same way. Davis talks about how life totals can lie. %pm, %19 %b %2021 %18:%49:%26 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/08ee7767-4f71-4dfb-ab75-0eb4028f1971/Banner_closegame2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/was-that-really-a-close-one Taking the L: Learning from your Losses https://rathetimes.com/articles/taking-the-l-learning-from-your-losses A loss is a humbling experience; you’re going to think about where you’ve made mistakes, what could have been done differently, how close you were to winning and it’s going to feel bad. But let's talk about what you can take away from them. %am, %07 %b %2021 %03:%41:%43 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/e35d893d-12b2-419f-ade1-4a01eb1bf21b/Banner_takingtheL.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/taking-the-l-learning-from-your-losses FAB101: Azalea and the Ranger Class https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab101-azalea-and-the-ranger-class With all eyes on the Ranger class, there's never been a better time to learn the basics of Azalea than now. %pm, %30 %b %2021 %21:%17:%36 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/567651ec-f90f-4660-8c48-bd06016e8148/Class101BannerRanger.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C47%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab101-azalea-and-the-ranger-class FAB101: Prism and the Illusionist Class https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab-101-prism-and-the-illusionist-class Learn the basics of Prism the Light Illusionist in this introductory course into her abilities, cards and flavor. Pick a deck from her many styles of play and start your illusionist journey here! %pm, %27 %b %2021 %23:%55:%34 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/3b9ad1fe-64ba-49ad-a821-e49bbd80c42b/Class101BannerIllusionist.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=2%2C45%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab-101-prism-and-the-illusionist-class Keep Your Enemies Close: The Benefits of Playing Other Classes https://rathetimes.com/articles/keep-your-enemies-close-the-benefits-of-playing-other-classes Drew Cordell explores the benefits of diversifying your experience- even for players committed to one class. %pm, %14 %b %2021 %14:%10:%58 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/0a82b82e-61d5-4f3b-9684-edff286bdd0f/Banner_Pro_2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/keep-your-enemies-close-the-benefits-of-playing-other-classes Bolstering the Beginner: Playstyles https://rathetimes.com/articles/bolstering-the-beginner-playstyles Aligning your own strategic inclinations with those of your Hero is the easiest way to feel comfortable and confident with your deck. %am, %17 %b %2021 %00:%38:%45 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/a7ea7aaa-e258-4645-b0ba-cd2ec953eabd/Banner_brutes.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/bolstering-the-beginner-playstyles Welcome to Flesh and Blood! https://rathetimes.com/articles/welcome-to-flesh-and-blood Getting into any TCG for the first time can be overwhelming. This article goes over the basics of how to get started, from formats and heroes to best buy-in approaches. %pm, %22 %b %2021 %17:%55:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/4725dc3a-3170-420d-9e25-ee7557c03e64/Banner_introduction.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C20%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/welcome-to-flesh-and-blood Bolstering the Beginner: Combat Roles https://rathetimes.com/articles/bolstering-the-beginner-combat-roles There are aggressors and there are defenders. Understanding your role in the matchup is essential to inform your decisions. %pm, %10 %b %2021 %18:%17:%02 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/5be348a5-49aa-4861-b080-54f566b2c3ea/Banner_combatroles.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/bolstering-the-beginner-combat-roles Converting Your Magic Credits to a FAB Major https://rathetimes.com/articles/converting-your-magic-credits-to-a-fab-major Many of the skills and concepts you’ve learned from Magic will carry over to Flesh and Blood. %am, %08 %b %2021 %02:%23:%48 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/90fb14fc-645d-499e-893d-94ce002fee1c/Banner_convert.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C20%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/converting-your-magic-credits-to-a-fab-major