Banning cards ....
I would like to send my congratulations and
support to Mr. Mumford, but there is no email address listed for him.
Do you know if Mr. Mumford wishes response, of any sort, to his fine
“open letter” that was presented as a resent Featured Article?
In Mr. Mumford’s letter to WotC, DCI, Hasbro, and
Nintendo, he expresses many of my concerns. I am a 41 year young
Pokemon parent and enthusiast. I have been a volunteer at the local
Pokemon League since January of this year. During this time I have
learned a great deal about the game, filled out Pokemon League paper work
and corresponded with WotC, instructed and coached league members,
and helped organize one DCI sanctioned tournament. So I fully
understand Mr. Mumford’s concern with the corporate entities of the
Pokemon TCG and their apparent disregard for the complexity of game play,
which includes those who must instruct and coach players on the game.
Since I am relatively new to the Pokemon TCG and
the Pokemon League, I continue to have optimistic thoughts about the
advancement of the game, changes that would benefit tournament
organization, judging, and instructing, and a greater emphasis put on
quality control when manufacturing the TCG cards. This is not to say
that Mr. Mumford’s comments were pessimistic in nature, just that anyone
could become thus, when confronted with the above mentioned
corporation’s blatant disregard for their customer base.
Bravo Zulu Mr. Mumford!
Pokemon TCG League volunteer
Toys R Us - Salem, Oregon