The new Rolling Actions in Wave BFB Waste|Lands have been getting a huge pop in the community! Already players are talking about possibilities for play and constructing Rolling Action decks. But a few have asked, “How do you play these new Actions?” Check our guide on Rolling Actions above. With the right setup, a player can set up a strategy to take advantage of a carefully placed array of Rolling Actions to achieve victory!
This week’s got even more surprises coming for players tuned into the Waste|Lands Public Beta. The reception to the 0.2.1 testing phase has set records! This leads to the next phase – 0.2.2 – and all-new cards and mechanics that the community has yet to see and test! Check back this weekend for the still-developing future of the #transformerstcg.
We’ve revealed Rolling Actions to the world in the Wave BFB Waste|Lands 0.2.1 Public Beta – and getting a ton of positive feedback! With that, we’re going to peer into the months ahead to help our competitive players prepare for the future.
World|Strike Tournament Season One is still rolling strong going into its Encounter 4 event. However, there lies a new Season beyond that: Waste|Lands Tournament Season Two! And two powerful cards will be banned: Peace Through Tyranny and Security Checkpoint. These excessive, swingy cards have bent the meta for too long, and we’re replacing them next Season. In their place comes two entirely new Rolling Actions: Lie in Wait and Take the Shot! Depending on the community’s reception, these cards may be simply Seasonal replacements. With success, they may become something more permanent within the Team Bayformers competitive community. We’ll see how they perform in the new Season! In the spirit of community, we’ll be offering these cards as PTT and SecCheck replacements for any group to use. Any competitive scene is free to use the cards as replacements as they see fit.
And what’s that strange wave symbol all about? Only the future – a singular future – can tell…
What’s that up in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s… a plane! But this one acts a lot like Nemesis Prime, Dark Clone and also hits like a truck! Friend of the community Legendary Void brings to Waste|Lands spoiler season a deck tech video, where he takes what seems like an irrelevant mass of cards and turns it into a synergistic typhoon of Horri-Bull, new stratagem Code Push, and new character Tread Bolt, Devil of the Deep Blue Sky!
How about a closer look at the intrepid Autobot plane? Here’s a bayformers.net exclusive look!
Could it be a Waste|Lands reveal video? It is! Thanks to friends of the community Dave and Claire from the Energon Hustlers for this sneak peek into Megatron, Sharkticon Tyrant! Watch what happens when Tidal Wave attacks his Aquarium of Death. This one combines cards from TROP Phase One, The Ark Wave One, World|Strike, and Waste|Lands!
Want to get a closer look at Megatron, Sharkticon Tyrant? Here’s a bayformers.net exclusive closer look at the 0.2.1 version.
“It ain’t nothing but a Wingthing!” That’s what your #transformerstcg opponent might say when Decepticon Wingthing emerges on your team, but we guarantee your Soundwave deck will be grateful for his batty presence.
Let’s start with that alt mode ability. Stealth while untapped is always nice (and is a staple with many cassettes). However, that move damage clause will fire more than you think with the right deck composition! Not only will Recover Cassette repair Wingthing to full when he ejects again from Soundwave or Blaster, but he will also lend a hand with a moved damage counter from a teammate. Obviously, Wingthing getting KO’d will also move damage, but a handy I Still Function! or Involuntary Promotion will also do extra work here.
The bot mode ability also provides some spice! So many cards place cards on top of decks (Plan abilities, Incoming Transmission, Mining Pick, etc., etc., etc.), but likely the most relevant is Soundwave himself and his related battle card Intercept Communications. Wingthing may actually bring this underutilized star card back into the rotation!
Do you think Decepticon Wingthing is fly? Do his abilities leave you all wrapped up in tape? Come let us know in the Waste|Lands Public Beta! You can download the Beta cards, provide Beta feedback, and even join our Discord, where the majority of testing is occurring. See you on the Waste|Lands!
Without a doubt, this has been one of the biggest weeks in Team Bayformers history! The Waste|Lands Public Beta started, Encounter 4 was announced, and more! Rather than split up all of the announcements and events of the past week, we’ve compiled them here for your convenience (and hype). Here’s everything that’s happening in the world of Team Bayformers #transformerstcg.
Encounter 3 has closed, and Brettasaurus has taken the crown! Never sleep on the Wave 5 meta – Brett’s evil 3-headed Quake deck took everyone by surprise and won the day. Congratulations also to Ogar for taking 2nd Place in Encounter 3 with his equally intimidating Skybull deck. Our competitive players are much more likely in the future to prepare for the meta decks of the past – and it’ll be interesting to see how well they adapt!
We’re eager to announce our next event’s details, and Encounter 4 combines gameplay between World|Strike and Ark Wave One. Also up for reveal: an all-new competitive format! Registration for Encounter 4 and the details of that new format are coming later this week. Prepare for an all-new competitive gameplay experience!
As the final confrontations of our Encounter 3 webcam tournament ignite, we’d like to recognize the generous backers who have made community #transformerstcg play possible. Their contributions have made more work possible – and we’ve got some big things cooking that we’re eager to announce soon. If you’d like to donate to Team Bayformers events, please check out our donations page. While you’re at it, take a look at our transparency efforts around monetary contributions.
At Team Bayformers, we invest deeply in competitive #transformerstcg gameplay. You may have spotted Team Bayformers players in a webcam tournament near you! However, we haven’t forgotten about playing fun, casual games at our FLGS tables.
To promote less competitive and more social gameplay, we’ve launched the Crossplay Casual League!
All participants in the Crossplay Casual League that records 25 or more casual games by the end of Tournament Season One will be eligible to receive a Gilthor, Chained Amalgamation Alt mode print, courtesy of Team Bayformers (minus shipping costs). In addition, the top 3 participants by number of games played will be eligible for prizes (minus shipping costs)!
The following prizes will be available for the winners of Crossplay Casual League at the end of Season One:
Keep in mind that the number of games played is the most important statistic! Feel free to play jank and have fun with your fellow players – without having to worry too much about your win/loss record.
To check the Crossplay Casual League leaderboard, type the following command in #casual-results:
!leaderboard 50 year
Crossplay Casual Challenges
Occasionally, we like to mix things up a little! When announced, a new challenge is issued on Fridays to all casual players that include predetermined challenge cards in their decks! Each challenge has a reporting code that should be included in reporting the games in the #casual-results channel; the specific reporting code can be found in the table at the bottom of this section.
For example, if a match is played where both players accepted different challenges (in this case, [BF] billmoo accepted the character challenge and [BF] Champion accepted the stratagem challenge) for the week of 9 April 2021, the challenge credits could be reported using a command like the following in the #casual-results channel:
@[BF] billmoo 1 @[BF] Champion 2 [BF] Champion used the challenge !CW1S and [BF] billmoo did challenge !CW1C
Here are the challenges that have been issued in previous weeks. When a new CCC is issued, you need only include a challenge stratagem, challenge character, or all 3 challenge battle cards in your deck to qualify – not all three types of cards (you can include all 3 types if you want to, though you will only get 1 credit per matchup). At the end of each match, you must show your opponent the 3 challenge battle cards in your deck if you choose to include the 3 challenge battle cards in your deck. You cannot sideboard the challenge cards out – they must remain in your deck for the length of the match.
With learnings since the launch of 1.0 and in preparation of upcoming #transformerstcg online tournaments featuring World|Strike, we have just made available the 1.1 release of Wave BFA. This release includes a number of wording changes and helps to clarify gameplay. For those that have already printed 1.0 cards, we recommend taking a look at the 1.0-1.1 Service Packs, which include only the cards that have changed in 1.1. Be sure to check out both the Downloads and Gallery pages to get all the new cards in 1.1.
Speaking of upcoming tournaments, we are announcing details for Encounter 2 featuring Alpha Trion Protocols and the Eye of the Matrix Tournament featuring World|Strike very soon!