Welcome to episode 4 of The MetaManiacs show – a podcast where we dive into all things TCGs!
In this week’s episode the Maniacs wade into the murky waters of social issues in our Trading Card Games – specifically we are looking at Gatekeeping, and how it can pose a problem in our communication with other players. This is a tricky subject in a competitive game, where placement and ranking provide “objective” gates for players, but we ultimately break down why we think Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball Super’s Goku is the prime example of a competitor at the top of his game who exemplifies how we should treat our fellow players.
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In Expanded Episode 4E, the Maniacs lead off with a discussion about the “strategy mindset”, and how a skill at various games can transfer to others, which can give a player an edge when they are new to a TCG. Dan’s internet fails a couple of times, and eventually the co-hosts, free to run wild with the show, lead the conversation into “Whats your favorite kind of Cake?”. Spoiler alert – nobody mentions the band, which is a total missed opportunity.
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