Hi everyone, sorry about not having a Chat report
last week, but I was away on business and was unable to attend.
Other than the errata on some of the Gym Challenge cards (as already
reported by Pojo & PokeGym), there weren’t any major announcements
last week anyway.
Wizards has upgraded their chat server and the new
interface works pretty cool (except in HTML where it keeps scrolling back
to the top (oldest) of the page [grumble, grumble]). But they did
have some problems getting the “Quiet Room” setup today (that’s
where you hear just the questions & answers without everyone else’s
chatter), so there were a lot more people in the room than normal.
We were also privileged to have Mike & Pat’s
boss (aka “Dark Master Trainer Mike”) present to answer some of the
questions while MT_Mike was on vacation this week. Maple bars &
donuts were flying everywhere (inside joke for Chat attendees).
Anyways, enough of my rambling and on to the good
EAST COAST SUPER-TRAINER SHOWDOWN AND “PROP 15” INFORMATION:
·master_trainer_pat says, “For the East Coast STS:”
·master_trainer_pat says, “New Deck Construction Rules: 60
cards total per deck, Unlimited number of basic Energy cards per deck, No
more than 3 of any single Trainer card, Basic Pokémon card, Stage 1 card,
Stage 2 card, or non-basic Energy card per deck, and no more than 15
Trainer cards per deck.”
·master_trainer_pat says, “Additionally, the Ancient Mew
promotional card and any card exclusive to the Pikachu World Collection®*
are not allowed in the East Coast Super Trainer Showdown.”
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from
Over at Pokeschool, we are debating a loophole in
the 3 card rule for the STS. Rules state no more than 3 of any
“single” card can be used. But, could I use 3 Charmander base, and 1
Charmander TR? Or can you only have 3 cards with the same name?
·darkmt_mike says, “It would be the same as the original 4
card rule. Only with 3 cards.”
·master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112
Hey Pat, Do you personally prefer playing with the
prop 15/3 rules or with out them?
·master_trainer_pat says, “Honestly, I’ve been having
some fun putting together decks again. Which is cool. However, so far that
limit to 3 of a certain card has kinda cramped my style. It sure made me
revise my decks though.”
·master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #75
I have a Flames Of Rage deck that needs 4 of a
certain card and so now it
gets punished cause of archetypes help
·master_trainer_pat says, “Everyone has to build decks
under the same rules for the STS. Use your imagination and skill to come
up with a fix or a new deck. Nobody is being punished here.”
·master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107
from soph984: what tournament format will the STS use? Swiss, Double
elimination, single elimination, other
·master_trainer_pat says, “It will most likely use a Swiss
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from
Also, just how many people is this event going to
hold? According to several
reports people were turned away at the West STS
·darkmt_mike says, “About 6000 total and 1500 for the
·master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92
What are the details on the East STS tournament
itself, like how many players, how many rounds, how long will it go?
·master_trainer_pat says, “I’ll try to round up some
details for you by next week on that.”
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from
Are gym 2 [Challenge] allowed in the quallifers? Also
am I allowed to
participate in different flights the same day or go
both days and enter the
·darkmt_mike says, “Yes it is allowed. Yes you can
participate in other flights and both days.”
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #24 [and #59]
Will it be possible for prop 15 to take effect for
·darkmt_mike says, “That depends on the tournament
·darkmt_mike says, “If the organizer wants to.”
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from
Will Prop15 take effect for the Pokemon League?
·darkmt_mike says, “No.”
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from
Will the STS format ever become an official rule?
·darkmt_mike says, “No plan for that.”
·master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #129
Any news about Neo being translated.
·master_trainer_pat says, “No news, sorry.”
[Chrisbo Note: Don’t worry gang, I’m sure
we’ll hear about it when it’s ready. This question gets asked
way too often, in my personal opinion.]
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from
What is the next “Wizards” stamp promo?
·darkmt_mike says, “Brocks Vulpix”
·master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89
Will there be any new promos for the rest of the
·master_trainer_pat says, “The only one I know of is
Brock’s Vulpix from TopDeck...it’s not a numbered promo though.”
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from
Any plan for the promo for the third movie?
·darkmt_mike says, “Yes there is a plan to look at planning
for that card if we decide to do it.”
·darkmt_mike grins evilly.
[Chrisbo Note: Very funny, Dark Mike...]
·master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #79
When will the 9 card pikachu set be brought here?
·master_trainer_pat says, “The 9 card set ‘Pikachu World
Collection’ will not be released here that we know of. However the cards
in that set will be produced in English and distributed in different ways.
Check out the Pokemon section of our website for more info on how
they’ll be released”
·master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109
from profpoke: Is Birthday Pikachu leagal in Tournaments?
·master_trainer_pat says, “No.”
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #113 from
master_o_pokemon: Will there be plans for a lugia card?
·darkmt_mike says, “No plans.”
·darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from
pipipi: What info can you tell us about Pokemon in 2001?
·darkmt_mike says, “It’s going to be a good year for
Pokemon in 2001!”