Archive for November, 2013

Tiny Report From Tiny Tourney

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Curse You Tiny Tourney!

Curse You Tiny Tourney!

For almost a month, I’ve been working on a Flareon deck.  I chose it due to economics and the fact that I like decks that play fast and loose.  I had it almost built in the Cofagrigous Six Feet Under configuration.  It was something of a “Turbo Flareon” build if you will.

There was a tourney coming up, and I didn’t think that version gave me enough chance against all decks.  I looked around and found Pooka’s decklist online, so I built that version.  I kept playing solitaire and tweaking it, but I never felt comfortable with it.  Basically, his build is a metagame counter, and I wasn’t very confident that the meta here would be anything like that of the real world.

The final straw was that, on Friday night, I played a game against my daughter, Ava, and she beat me.  The tourney was Saturday, and I didn’t have another deck.  I was REALLY kicking myself for not building the deck I had lots of experience with (Darkrai), due to not owning any Darkrai.

As it turned out, I did trade for a Darkrai EX the week before at league.  On the downside, that same day, I traded away all my Dark Patch, because I knew I wasn’t playing Darkrai.  On Friday night, I was really bugging Omar about this via text.  Could I get away with just 2 or 3 many Darkrai?  How many Dark Patch would I need,  minimum?  If I could trade/buy/borrow some Darkrai and Dark Patch, I might switch decks.

On Sat morning, I looked up a decklist for it, and the first one that popped up was Jason Klaczynski’s Worlds list.  I printed it off, stopped at the cash machine on the way, and hit up Who’s Game House.

When I arrived, the Tournament Organizer had a box of commons and uncommons.  I looked through it and came up with 2 Dark Patch and some other useful stuff.  Then I started asking around for Darkrai EX.  I thought maybe the only ones that existed in the town were in Brad’s deck.  That was almost true.  I was able to trade for one from Austin (the same guy that traded me one the previous week, actually).  Zach, yet another player, offered to lend me his full-art copy for the day.  The final piece fell into place when Ken offered up 2 Dark Patch and a couple Virbanks.

I had what I needed, and I had about 15 minutes to build the deck and write the decklist.  It was VERY hectic, and Zach ended up writing my decklist as I tossed newly-sleeved cards at him.  As the entry deadline was called, we realized I was 10 cards short, and I started tossing in Crushing Hammer, Energy Switch (LUCKILY), and something else.  I made it.
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The Revival of Empoleon

Monday, November 11th, 2013

empoleonHi guys! Today I would like to go look over Empoleon variants.

Before that, I would like to say thanks to Plus Four, Alex, and Jeff C. Because I do not know how to respond to things using this account,(Hit me with your best shot technology lovers.) I would like to respond to your comments here.

Jeff C:
Thanks for the thumbs up on the VGC comment! Also, I forgot to add catchers.Whoops. Four catchers are good catchers!

I forgot rare candies too. Oh well. We all make mistakes.

Plus Four:
Thank you very much! I will try to make this and other articles as long as possible, Also, Ed decides who writes on what date. If Tyler, Ed, Owen, and Mike could write again, that would be amazing! Right now, as I write this on Thursday, I am the only active writer. It’s much harder than your think for a seniors player to do this.

Now we return to your regularly scheduled article.

Empoleon Thoughts

I believe Empoleon is a very good deck. It can abuse Max Potion, has amazing draw power, benefits from the new rules, and can make your opponent struggle bench wise. Here is my first deck list for Straight Empoleon.
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Pokemon Analysis: Blastoise

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

BlastoiseHello guys! Today I have a nice little article for you guys! This article will cover both competitive sides of Pokemon. However, I need to go over something pretty important to the future of this website.

I do understand that we have gotten a shout out from both the Deck Out and SixPrizes. I believe we can scratch off the Deck Out off the list, unfortunately. It looks like Esa took down the domain. I believe we can “replace” the Deck Out as your #2 source for Pokemon tcg. (SixPrizes for the win!)

If we want to succeed as a fanbase of pokemon, then we need your help. As it said in Balasar’s article, ever since Pikkadogs left, we were left in the dust. We need you guys to comment on our articles, even if you are not logged in, tell your friends, and keep reading, no matter how stupid our articles are.

Although some of our writers are new, still tell your friends about this website! I cannot force you, only beg. Now anyways, moving on…



Blastoise, the energy machine. Surprisingly, most Blastoise cards have to do with a fat retreat cost, and energy. If …

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