> Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 18:57:19 -0800 (PST)
> From: Pern Spike <email@example.com>
> Subject: FlameBoys
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> --- anthony chibi <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 1) What is your name? (need not be your real name,
> > just whatever you want me to call you)Brian
> > 2) What is your e-mail
> > 3) What is your skill level? (Please choose from
> > following:)
> > -Beginner
> > -Novice
> > -Intermediate
> > -Advanced
> > -Expert
> > I'm Advanced.
> > 4) What is the name of your deck? (Please choose
> > something I can print on the Pojo... and yes, this
> > is
> > a problem with some people!)FlameBoys
> > 5) What is your deck all about? If your deck has a
> > strategy, tell me about it in detail. If your deck
> > is
> > a theme deck, describe the theme to me. In
> > tell me what was running through your mind when
> > slapped together this pile of cards.When I'm
> > playing,
> > I want to K.O. the opponents as quick as possible.
> > That's the reason I have so many energy in my
> > so
> > Blane's Magmar could run trough them without any
> > trouble.
> > 6) Which of the following would you prefer?
> > -That the deck be tuned to win as consistently and
> > as
> > often as possible
> > -That the theme of the deck (if any) be adhered
> > at
> > the expense of strategy if need be
> > -A balance between the two, tuning the deck to win
> > but
> > maintaining theme where possible
> > That the deck be tuned to win as consistently and
> > often as possible+That the theme of the deck(if
> > be adhered to, at the expense of strategy if need
> > 7) Is there any card in the deck that you DO NOT
> > want
> > taken out under ANY circumstances? If you do not
> > specify this, I'll assume that anything is fair
> > game.
> > For example, if your favorite Pokemon is Onix, you
> > need to tell me, because I will quite possibly
> > target
> > any Onixes as early candidates for removal. *grin*
> > I don't want Blane's Magmar to be taken out. The
> > whole
> > deck is based around him.
> > 8) List the cards in your deck for me, dividing
> > into Pokemon, Trainers, and Energy. Divide Pokemon
> > by
> > color, and list components of evolution chains
> > together. Give a count of the number of cards in
> > each
> > category (for example, 18 Pokemon, 22 Trainers, 20
> > Energy). If the count does not add up to 60, your
> > deck
> > will find itself in the circular file with
> > astonishing
> > speed.
> > Pokemon(6)
> > 3 Blane's Magmar
> > 2 Fossil Magmar
> > 1 Scyther
> > Trainers(14)
> > 3 Good Manners
> > 3 Blane
> > 3 NGR
> > 3 Rockets Sneak Attack
> > 2 Lass
> > Energy(40)
> > 40 Fire Energy
> > 9) The following cards are cards I believe should
> > present in just about every deck:
> > -Professor Oak
> > -Computer Search
> > -Item Finder
> > -Gust of Wind
> > -Nightly Garbage Run
> > If any of the above mentioned cards are NOT in
> > deck, explain their absence here, and do a darned
> > good
> > job.I don't have Professor Oak because then I'd
> > out too fast. No Comp. Search because Good Manners
> > shuld get what I need,+I don't want to discard too
> > much, I've already got enough discarding. The same
> > thing with Item Finder. No G.O.W. because I want
> > stay offensive.Or maybe I could use one, I can't
> > find
> > the room though.
> > 10) If any of the card choices in your deck
> > special explanation to prevent me from taking one
> > look
> > at them, screaming, and lapsing into a coma,
> > provide such explanation here. Examples of such
> > cards
> > would be Here Comes Team Rocket!, Pokeflute, and
> > Tickle Machine (to name a few). "It came in my
> > deck" or "I got it in a booster and it looked
> > are NOT good explanations.
> > I read the artcle in Pojo's last issue, Gym Dandy.
> > It
> > said Blane's Magmar wouldn't be good on its own,
> > I
> > builta deck around him. A person at my local
> > league had the same deck, and he went undefeated.
> > So,
> > no reason to go in a coma.
> > 11) Is there anything else you think I should
> > (If so, what?)
> > If you are wondering why I don't have many
> > I
> > want to have my deck a Prop. 15 kind of deck. Oh,
> > and
> > thanks Spike!
Okay, first of all, I'm tired. The STS really messed
with my sleep patterns. Second of all, I'm working
from my home computer, which isn't as cooperative as
the one at college... Therefore, expect this week's
fixes to be briefer than usual. They should still be
As for the Prop15 thingy. Prop15 is now behind us,
hopefully forever, so please don't swamp me with
prop15 deck submissions. On the other hand, a deck
like this will probably end up running very few
trainers anyway, so oh well.
Your Pokemon are decent, although I don't know that
I'd even run Scyther. I think I'd go with something
like 4 Blaine's Magmar, 2 Fossil Magmar. If you
really want to stick to the "3" part of 15-3 despite
Prop15 and its derivatives are now dead and buried
(/me dances on grave) you could run 3 of each, I
Good Manners is a natural call. So's Blaine and NGR.
I think I'd run Computer Search in this deck simply to
go pick out the trainer you need and as a redundant
means of getting to the Blaine's Magmar. Without
Blaine's Magmar, your deck probably kind of loses, so
it's important to ensure you can get one on the first
or second turn.
Also, you want Goop Gas Attack. Ever see those
slow-motion films of crash-test cars slamming into
solid walls at 45 mph? That's what happens to this
deck when it encounters an Erika's Dratini or even a
Mr. Mime. That's why you run Goop Gas.
Other than that, you pretty much just pour Fire
Energy in until you hit 60 cards.
Good luck. I have to say I really don't think a
Blaine's Magmar deck can be viable in any but the
most whacked-out of formats. Go ahead-- prove me
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