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    Articles and Guides: The Archive

    Hello everyone!

    Over the years some of the best and most experienced players of Shadow Era contributed to the game by sharing their knowledge and wisdom in forms of many articles. They are useful for new players to learn the game faster, intermediate players to improve their skill but also other high skill players to exchange and reevaluate opinions. I bring you the list of those articles I collected over the years neatly categorised based on similar topics for your convenience. Some of them were written long time ago and may not mention cards from the most recent expansions but the core idea remains the same. Hopefully you can find something to help you improve so you get overall better experience playing Shadow Era.

    For new players

    Shadow Era Telegram Chat room by Kip thorp
    How to Earn Gold and Shadow Crystals - Roadmaps for Newbies by Pat Jay (slightly outdated with introduction of Campaign mode, affects gold farming)

    Art of Deck Building

    STEP-BY-STEP: ANATOMY OF A STANDARD DECK by Conquestadore
    ADVANCED STRATEGIES [PART: 1] by soothslyr
    Beginners help--deck building and strategy considerations by He-Man
    Building and reviewing a deck: The Rule of Six by Cruxx
    Teching - A Beginners Guide by Preybird
    How To: Building a Competitive PVP Deck Narziss
    Mewtwo's 10 step guide to deck building by MewTwo
    My 2, 3, 4 Rule by Preybird
    Caitlyn's Deck Building Guide by Caitlyn0

    Know your cards

    Master Alignment Thread (Tribe-Guides) by Buqs

    Meta? What's that?

    The Meta: What Is It? (A DnDFreaK Article) by MistahBoweh
    The Metagame, Balance and You by FDL

    Play Styles

    Archetype & Deck Type summary Version 1.0 by houshasen
    WAYS TO PLAY by soothslyr
    SE Strategy--Race vs Attrition, Control Decks, and Inevitability by He-Man

    Strategy

    Raph's Beginner Guide to Card Advantage and Board Advantage by Raphael Majere
    Guide to Battle Awareness and Conservation - Adding Depth to your game by wreon
    ADVANCED STRATEGIES [PARTS: 2 & 3] by soothslyr
    Forcing Decisions and Limiting Options Pt. 1 by 1ndeed
    Forcing Decisions and Limiting Options Pt. 2 by 1ndeed
    What Distinguishes a Master from a Novice? by 1ndeed
    Maximizing Luck by Preybird
    The Beginner's Guide to Sacrificing by Seth
    Drawing Power - A Brief Analysis of Draw Cards by Jo3yb0i
    Core Theory II: Card Presence & Card Advantage. by Master Savage
    Core Theory III: Synergy by Master Savage
    M:TG to Shadow Era: How to think in card advantage by Salivanth

    Small Tips for Big Hits

    How to use Retreat! by CodeDomination
    Bad Santa – A Quick and Dirty Guide by Preybird
    SE Strategy: Quick Match vs Best Of Three by He-Man
    FDL Tip #01: Empty Hands, Empty Threats by FDL
    Planning your turn by pyrogene
    Maxing the Top and Playing for Outs by MistahBoweh
    Is Lady Luck on your Side by Black Angel

    Mindset. Get your game face on.

    Overcoming the Pressure by Master_Savage
    Play-Testing & Goals for Shadow Era. by Master_Savage

    Want to try your skills in Tournament?

    Guide to joining tournaments through the forum by azrae1
    Guide to understanding tournament formats by Colosal

    Meltdown

    Meltdown Risks and Rewards - A Guide For Newbies by Pat Jay

    This article contains links to all other Meltdown guides written up to date.

    Miscellaneous

    SE strategy--Who's The Beatdown? by He-Man
    Netdecking - General stuff by Airact
    Deck size & Probability - A case for (slightly) bigger deck by Atomzed
    The easy way to calc probabilities for your deck designs by shannong
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    Exceed The Challenge

    Check out this thread for some awesome articles and game guides

    “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments.
    The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”
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    Senior Member Veles's Avatar
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    I dusted this list from shelves of ETC forums. I removed really outdated ones like IRC guides and what not but there are still some with incomplete information. Nevertheless they are still useful for getting the overall feel of how the game should be played. If I missed some please post a link so they can be added.
    Last edited by Veles; 10-05-2017 at 03:56 PM.

    Exceed The Challenge

    Check out this thread for some awesome articles and game guides

    “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments.
    The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”
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    You sir, are awesome.

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    This is a great list for people to work their way through. Thanks so much, Veles!

    Not only that, it's damn easy-pickings for someone to make their own content too.

    1. Read an article.
    2. Make a new one called "NAME OF ORIGINAL ARTICLE: REVISITED" (or whatever you like) that links to original and credits original author and then just say what's still true and what has changed and then add some of your own insights.
    3. Profit?

    OR

    1. Read an article.
    2. Make a youtube video called "NAME OF ORIGINAL ARTICLE: REVISITED" (or whatever you like) where you read it out the original article and just give your commentary as you go on what's still true, what was never true (if you disagree with it), what's no longer true and then add some of your own stuff. People like videos, especially ones they can mostly just listen to. Stick a link to the original article in description and credit the author.
    3. Profit?

    Budding article-writer or video-maker?? ^^ That's a good place to start and help out this game as well.

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    nice work!


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    Great job! I've stickied this and unstickied those that are already included in this list and/or outdated.

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    Senior Member Veles's Avatar
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    Thanks for the sticky!

    Exceed The Challenge

    Check out this thread for some awesome articles and game guides

    “Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments.
    The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.”
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    Nikola Tesla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veles View Post
    Thanks for the sticky!
    Sticky well deserved. Congrats for your work! Its should be usefull for many people and its surely usefull for myself. Thanks
    Member of A1 family

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    The amount of time and effort you put into this is quite impressive. The game is always better with people like you around. I hope you stay as long as humanly possible. I’m sure we will all be better off for it.

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