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From: Carlton A Dunnam <cdunnam@Bayou.UH.EDU>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 21:14:15 -0600 (CST)

>here is a deck that needs looking at if you have the time and inclination.
>i havent been plainying long, but played magic when  it firt came out. so
>here goes.
>Scyther 4
>Pinsir 4
>Hitmonlee 4
>Hitmonchan 4
>Plus Power 4
>Gust of Wind 4
>Energy Removal 4
>Super Energy Removal 4
>Professor Oak 1
>Bill 1
>Computer Search 1
>Energy Retrieval 1
>Double Colorless 2
>Fighting 12
>Grass 10
>the plan is to get out scyther and or hitmonchan first and then the other
>two slow ones. i figure that lees special attack should finish off any
>guys on the bench that might have escaped the gusts. energy removal should
>disrupt and prevent retreating. the card drawers/deck filterers ar limited
>because they seem too similar to restricted magic cards like ancestral
>recall, demonic tutor, etc. so i dont want to abuse them. anyways any
>helpful advice would be appreciated.
>Wow!  Talk about self-discipline!!  Someone who knows how powerful card drawing and tudoring is yet refuses to use them?  I too am a Magic player of old and if I learned one thing from the game it's to use a broken card while you can!  Refer to rule #1 on my garage...Have Fun!  I don't know about you but I have a whole lot more fun when I'm winning, so I'm gonna use every advantage I can.  With that rant out of the way I'd like to post my recommendations for the deck.

4 Hitmonchan
2 Hitmonlee
4 Scyther
3 Jigglypuff

4 Bill
3 Professor Oak
4 Plus Power
4 Energy Removal
3 Gust of Wind<---usually an easy prize
3 Scoop Up<---stops your opponent from getting an easy prize
2 Computer Search<---great way to find that broken card
2 Item Finder<---great way to re-use that broken card

18 Fighting Energy
4 Double Colorless Energy

Fighting decks are excellent at dealing out more damage pound for pound than any other type.  As a result, the environment is full of playable Pokemon with resistance to Fight to balance Fighting out.  With multiple decks sporting Gastly and Scyther, you may want to dump the Fighting for Electabuzz or Fossil Magmar...just a suggestion.

Hope this helps...have fun!