Pikkdog’s Basic Tips for Deckbuilding and SP History Lesson.

Monday, November 1st, 2010

A big hello to all of the members of Omar-Nation, this is Pikkdogs here.  I’ve had ideas for an article for a while just sitting in my brain, but they were too small for an entire article.  So today I got the idea to combine them into one article.  Both parts will be for beginners, to teach them the structure of some decks and also to teach them some SP history.

Part 1.  Three Kinds of Decks

This part of the article is written for people who just entered the game and are thinking of finally making their first deck, but don’t know what decks are really like.  In my opinion there are 3 basic forms of decks, the normal decks, the speed deck, and the SP deck.

1. The Normal Deck

I know this is a bad name for a deck type, but there isn’t really a better name out there.  The normal deck is a deck that has a clear concise purpose using non-sp Pokemon, evolved Pokemon.  I know thats a hard to understand definition, but I will give you some examples to clear it up.  For example, the Gengar Viletomb deck is what I would consider a …

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Pokemon Deck Workshop

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I really like how this website is shaping up. We’re getting a good amount of interesting Pokemon TCG articles here. We’re even getting more and more traffic from people searching for information about different decks and cards. In fact, our top search is for info about a dialga garchomp deck, so Omar will need to write an article titled “Dialga Garchomp Deck” in the near future. [winks and points finger at Omar]

So, the site is becoming a good repository of information, but I feel like we’re missing out on it being a good resource/medium for discussing things as a team and working together to create something or come to a decision as a whole. A tournament report really ought to be one guy’s take on what happened, and the comments are probably just going to be like “good job” or whatever. Reporting about how a deck worked while play-testing or in an actual tournament/league situation (like what I did with The Problem With Porygon) could generate some interesting discussion if others show up and have questions/comments, but it really is just another report. These things are in the past, and therefore they can be somewhat standalone and …

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