Archive for December, 2011

Pikkdogs and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Findlay, Oh Cities Report

Monday, December 12th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a tournament report for you.  I usually try to bring you guys photographs of the event, but I left my camera at my apartment, so no pictures today.  It’s just as well, since my photography skills suck anyway.

Today’s City Championship was in Findlay, Oh.  It was about an hour and a half drive for me, about 2 hours south of Detroit.  I was joined by my buddy Frank and two other Team Warp Point members.  The guys arrived to my apartment about a half hour late, but luckily, the judges were all later than us.  So we got there in plenty of time, but the tournament was also delayed.

This Cities was mostly made up of Ohio players.  Fort Wayne, In also had a Cities on the same day, that kept all the Indiana players away.  The 2 hour drive also kept a lot of Michiganders away, since my car, my buddy Matt K, and Team Bertolli were the only ones there.  But, Ohio sure came out swinging.  Regionals winner Carl S. was there, along with The Top Cut member Drew Holton, and one …

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

This will be just a quick post letting you guys know that I got a new donation in the mail today. Today Coolestman22’s envelope arrived. Here’s the contents.

3x Dual Ball
2x Professor Juniper
2x Professor Oak’s New Theory
2x Junk Arm
1x Max Potion
1x Thundurus

This is very exciting to me, because it gives the deck a “real deck” sort of feel. Junk Arm can really aid in getting those early energy discarded while obviously providing trainer options via reuse.

PONT and Juniper are probably the best draw supporters I could have asked for. Juniper may be a bit tricky in specific situations (like when I have a Eelektrik or Raichu in hand), but it nets the most cards while also potentially discarding energy. PONT is probably the best refresh supporter available, and now I have 4.

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Deck Analysis: Steelix Prime Ross Deck

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs here with a deck analysis for you.  My extra-dimensionary sidekick Pedro will also be joining us. Pedro, what do you have for us today?

Well, not much news for today.  Cities are still going on, and a special Victini tin is coming out.  It will contain 5 packs and a Victini promo (the one with the “Victory Star Ability.” So that’s pretty cool. 

Anything else?

Well a couple days ago, December 5th, was International Ninja Day. 

But we missed it.

Of course we did, ninjas are very elusive.

Well, it makes sense.  Enough ninja talk, let’s get on to the article.
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Stupid Deck Idea inspired by PTCGO!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Hello OHKOers, Joel here with a stupid deck article.

But Joel, aren’t all of your decks stupid? 

What the…… Who let Pedro in here? Anyway, I would like to discuss a deck that I have been playing on the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online program. The deck revolves around Accelgor and Cinccino, and has a very fast setup. Now before I share the list, I would like to remind you that I’m not Pooka, therefore I don’t have all the good cards at my disposal like he does.

And that also makes you less interesting as well. 

Wow, I really need to talk to Pikkdogs about this, anyway, here is my deck.

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A Very Special Pikkdogs Pikks Three: Vanilluxe, Unown (Cure), and Steelix Prime.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs and his extra-dimensionary sidekick Pedro here with a Pikk Three article.  If you couldn’t guess it from the title, this Pikk Three has a theme.

Like a Prom?

Well kind of.

Can the theme be “Springtime in Paris?”

How could that be a theme for a Pokemon article? There are no French Pokemon.

I guess so.  If there were French Pokemon I would bet they all would have  no attacks and the “Surrender” Ability. 

Probably. As I was trying to say a while ago, this Pikk Three article has a theme.  The  theme today is “Special Conditions.”  All three of our cards have something to do with special conditions.  Vanilliuxe can paralyze the defending Pokemon, Unown can remove Special Conditions, and Steelix Prime is untouchable by them.  Special conditions were never really that big in Pokemon outside of Pre-Releases, so its nice to see them actually seeing competitve play.  So before we offend any other nationality, let’s procede to the article.
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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

First off, I need to share some disappointing news. Our first City Championship is on Dec. 10th. I had this marked on the calendar and was rather excited to kick off this challenge business.

Well, I got a small bit of bad news when my daughter, Petra’s, hockey practice schedule was announced. Her 3rd practice of her first season is conflicting. While contemplating how I could work around this (drop early from Cities, have my wife take her to practice, etc), I received an email about her team pictures. This event starts at the same time as the City Championship. Now, this pretty much seals it. I have to take Petra to pictures and practice. You see, I’m also one of the coaches. I might get away with missing a practice, but I should be in the team picture.

On top of this, it’s a pretty bad move for me to ask my wife to take Petra to these events. She’s pregnant with our 4th daughter, and she’s having some issues that make it pretty bad for her to exert herself. Maybe she could sit through a practice, but I really don’t think she could deal with pictures, as it’s like chaos everywhere at those things.

I wouldn’t normally bring my personal life into the discussions here, but I feel like I’m letting people down. I don’t really know how many of you care what happens in this Challenge experiment, but I feel like I have committed to playing in all the local City tourneys. I don’t want to start it out like this, and I really don’t want people to think I’m skipping out because of the cards/deck or anything like that.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011

This will be a short post.  I don’t have a whole lot to say other than I received the first cards for the card pool.  If you’re following along, you may want to open up the Challenge page and take a look at the card pool as I just added the new list to the page.

Pikkdogs’ package was larger than expected.  (I assume Pedro would make some comment here, but I sent him on some meaningless errand to keep him out of my head.)  It contained the following cards.
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