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Tag Team Pokemon TCG Podcast

Season 3, Episode 2 · 1 year ago

3-2. Mad Birthday Party

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The boys are celebrating JW's birthday by taking a pact to always play Mad Party instead of ADP.

What is up, everybody welcome back totag team, the bokmont trading card games for me or pondcasting Doo. Myname is Ralihovert and I'm joined, as always by my good good friend, Ju Crel,W how's it going Hi's gone pretty well, Ryli just had a birthday yesterday youdid. You beat me to the punch. I was hoping you wouldn't say anything, so Icouldlcatch you off cart, but you're, just one of those guys who takes a lotof pride es worthday, I guess N. I I I think it's kind of like it. It startedwith a meam like many years ago, like a man before me, Nwere, it's like cause.I really growing up, never celebrated my birthday like I never. I had neverreally celebrated any holiday to be fair, like I would never really ask foranything for Christmas. I never really asked for anything for my birthday. Inever. I had maybe like a couple of parties, but that just like wasn't, whoI was you know it wasn't like? Oh yes, ganst today is a day to celebrate melike. I never took full advantage of that. You know so like now. As I getolder, it's like, oh well, my birthday is a is a special holiday. I mean you,you really have to take this. You know very seriously if you're, my friends and yeah, I don't know it's just been kindof a kind of a funny thing like that. You know the older. I get the WOR, themore IIT's like self inflated importance, but maybe it's justsubconscious like I don't actually care, but maybe it's me subconsciously goingAo should pe O as times tha e Wasyeah Exac, where like I could have actuallyfelt like my birthday, was important, but now it isn't, but I'm trying tomake it feel so. Yeah, that's funny! That's datly! Funny! I uh I very much the same way where I didnot really do anything for my birthday, yeah or like big holiday guy growing up. I don't think I've quite reached thephase where I've had inflated self importance on my birthday. EAH You'llget there, but once maybe once I get another year or two under my belt en uh Ay, I feel like I've been twenty fourforever. Now you know like with the co and everything I feel like. I haven'thod a birthday and years it'spretty crazy. How our perception oftime has changed. You have no kidding definitely as so yep, but it was good.We played board games play pandemic. A legacy got a couple of rounds under ourbelt. It's a pandemical legacy for those listeners at home. That don'tknow it's. It's like the game pandemic, but the board will change and you'resupposed to play at a certain number of of you know Royou're supposed to playit like twelve times or you know. However many times you need to tofinish a year's worth of the game. So it's like every game you play is amonth and there are different things that happen to the board into the cardsand to the characters, and so it's this kind of game that builds upon itself.The more that you play, which was really cool. We got started into thatand then had some. You would know this Riley. We got some chicken from hotchicken takeover, which is very a very tasty Nashvillehot chicken place in Columbus, and then my wife and my roommate made us Sushifor dinner and a little raspberry cake roll. So all and all sho like iithin,that's true, that's true and I did minimal dishes minimal, not zero ITT.No, not! I definitely help. I definitely help, but you know if there's one day that youdon't have to do dishes it's probably that day but Youe, just you're. So pureapart that you did some anyway, I did. I did that's Righ, that's where I couldtell that they. You know they put a lot of time inthe day. So I was like you know what I will in turnplay my part and and do some dishes. So a hightly,noble soul. That's right! That's right! I mean that is what I want to be knownfor doing things on my birthday right. Yes, thank you. I no WULD JW's birthday under our belt.Let's jump Frit into it, then so over the last few weeks we fely beat intothe ground some of the big decks and the forma the adps the atternithis is, and we know that that doesn't comprisethe entireity teme o the vew twos, even Um, there's a lot of decks that are outthere and with all sorts of tournaments on the horizon, thitis a great time toexperiment and try them out youknow. You just came out with actually areally good video um, the Cos Oday of why Yo should get good at the TCG rightnow, Um and because the the format is extensive, yet limited in Cardpool,it's a really good opportunity to to try new things and get really good atthem. So today Dout, we cover some of ourfavorite rogue ish decks like tr two on word, starks Um. We think our viablepickups in today's Meta, so tanlane...

...kicks off yeah, so one deck that has seen someplay recently that really came out of nowhere is Duston, Zimmermans and and hthat testing group, Frank Persic and a few others. They came up with a bird trio, deck featuring Artcunos,Anthos and Moltrase gx powering up via Victini, and it is reminiscent to kindof the ADP bird triodeck of the past. You know where that deck also used theVictini to power up ADP to use ADPGX attack Um to you know, go into Abirtrio,but they just said Hey. You know what weprobably don't need. Andy P cut that out of the list and made a little bitmore room for you, know, H, consistency, cards and and setting up this veryinteresting mechanic where you know again: You're you're, letting yourVictini die and so you're sending yourself up to be able to play into theUM strategy of lieutenant surge. That was a little roundabout way to say:Lieutenants are just strategy, and you know give yourself that kind ofmechanic of being able to welder and play like a Greens, or you know, Greens,for the welders and and be able to do some funky stuff. There Duson took itto a top. Sixteen finish in an online tournament over the last week, and Ithought it was a pretty cool deck that again I I love the card for one articueon moltrae N N Article oaptmultrae jx, the stainedglass Pramos, like my favorite Carter, like of all time, I just I love thatcrast or o e, it o, I'm sure yeah. I mean it's Kindo cool to see that DECpop up, obviously doing the the GX attack, like not only heels you. Ithink it's like a major point for the deck, but it also does a bunch of snipedamage so being able to take advantage of any deck that plays. You KnowGeracis, I think babeof Bllaseplon is like probably the one that I would lookto there, but you know being able to control things against mad party beingable to get control the board against Italian also things that are reallygood and being able to do stuff against atternative, although it's a little biteasier with atternative kind of play around the the GX attack. But that'sone dact that I look to that. Um is really interesting. I'm really happythat there are still things coming out for this format thatwe haven't predicted that we didn't know, and I'm actually really happythat the medigame is so diverse that it would allow a deck like this to toperform. Well yeah, it's definitely an interesting archetepe. Like you said,Ay remnition of the eighty P bird deck I mean basically the same framework buttrading out the eightyphours for like welters, Um Yeah, I mea and it worksittreamlind. It works quite well. It gets set up pretty consistently. Ithink the DEC n have to struggle against things that can deal with thebird itself easily. I think it Galy leans into getting te Toa Cao on thebird and euse in jxtae. That's not necessarily a flaw, though Iguess part of the DEX framework and Um. Unfortunately, it just takes repfermatch ups to those OCO KINDOF decks. Sure I think it's Poarlywhat, Oh goad.Oh Yeah wh what y yeah, what what mostly do, what whatFllo I'm getting my tongue tied? What most do you like about from what you've seen from what I've seen? I really like itinto match ups that are forced to Multikou. So a good example is like anlike: Senti scorch has to hitch you multiple times, and you can takeadvantage of that surth very good math um and they do play a vitality man totry and help smooth out the math versus um versus like ADP, and they even playlike Cai, powerful colors energy, which is pretty cool, Um Kindo, hard t like yes, you can readhit, but you know you can do it right. But when you do I mean T it'sKindo cool, right, 'cause, the the bird trio can take advantage of that plustwenty damage, buff and so yeah. It does have a lot of tricks. It has a lotof Um. You know room for those tech item carts, so you're playing a green'sengione. So you get to play things like tool. scrapper. If you choose, you knowyou get to play things like stealthihood. You get to play veryeasily things like reset stamp, and so that's another thing that I lookd tothe deck and say yeah. You know this is kind of Cool B'cause. You get toutilize some of these tool cards that maybe don't quite make their way intoother lists, but since you're playing a green's ention, you really capitalizeon being able to search out. You know whenever you needed that one tech toolcard- or U you know Tec Item Card Yeah. I almost wonder with with stuff likeintalion and anbertrio starting to enter the MEDA. If one prize DX willconsider playing you from a broken...

...bonce, again, tosfench amage sure that can be cool. I just don'tthink that you have the room for it in like a DEK like PLAEPA, like thinkabout the decks that sure and would would have things get one shot. Youknow by a by a sky legends, and that would be you know, zigguns andalternatives, thatould be Garashis and Blasafalan um I mean that would be. I guess, likefrossing Rossone, spiritom yeah, I don't know I mean maybe yeah, but Idon't know it just doesn't seem like enough. Archetypes yeah, Mak, O Wor, Oicerom. I bikeram came back maybe, but I think I think that the the gx attackis not something to teck hard for, and I think that makes it like that muchmore viable right, like it's Uim, not going to play to tick my b off th offthe back of its DX attack en. Wouldn't you just want to a unviable by puttingin the the counter, I guess, but would you would youreally? Would you reallyexpect to see the Bird Triedeck? No Mi Yo did multiple times a yeah yeah sureit could be something for sure, absolutely yeah. Absolutely it seemlike you have your death. I I don't know that it's its fun forsure. I don't know that it's necessarily the kind I mean it justdoesn't seem like the kind of dict that would ever win a turnament to me, but it seems like a deck that in theright hands could perform very well. You know it's the Kinda dect that seemslike it could go. Oh three and then it seems like the kind of deck that couldyou know, make a run at at a topa performance. Um Yeah, but it justdoesn't seem poise to you know, go all the way, but I mean I guess you know itdoes take some pretty even to favorable matchups um against a lot of the bigdecks and the formats sop. Ye Thet run hot um or you know again. If it hasmore representation, then there might be a chance that it that it could takedown some of these online tournaments. I know me personally: I don't plan ontaking a greenstick to tournament with the first term. Rules. Yeah, green sex are definitely hard andthen also just with Marni. Being kind of you know, IA staple as it is, I mean wejust pretty much everydec needs Marny. So with the Greens deck, you know it's,it's not like the greensticks of old, where your only real threat was gettingreset stamped, which was still a very real threat. But you could you know youget reset stamped in the early turns Afryou use your first Greens and you'restill drawing you know, seven cards after your toptic and like that's apretty reasonable hand that you can do a lot of thing's a whole Openanga. Youknow yeah right and like reducing you're,only reducing it by two, but again when you're, trying to combo things likewith the welder you're trying to get. You know your double fire and thewelder like it just it starts to make things really dicy if you do get MArnied, as opposed to green sticks of old, that that gotreset stanps, Yeah Yeah, O for sure any any parting wordsfor Birte oed of you, I mean I'm excited to give it another.Look but uh we'll see we'll see it's it's one ofthose Dek that I'm I'm kind of cautiously like like H, keeping an eye out for, but maybe not really um telling anyone to that theyshould play it like. I'm, not not sure t that its the deck that thatI would be recommending to anyone, yeah fair enough, they're, not nice, so Riley. What about you? Whatare some of your favorites decks? We were just talking about your the meanDek. You seem to gravitate towards these kind of these kind of decks thatare little bit meamy in nature and then they turn out to be very good and Ithink you've found another one here. Why don't you tell the listeners aboutthat sure? I don't know what she need: Bi gravitate towards e decks that areMeanev but wellwhat about like guardianas. A greatexample Guardian was was no mean that was the real deal throug and through yeah. So actually, this is birth invery much the same way, nd talking with Bady bottner on discord,and we were wanting to play Pokamon and wanted to find do something different.So yeah, I was actually playing tbitacticssimultaneously and I built a bad party dack andstarted running with it now before o Gon, the start like tuns out. I realizethat my party is like a hard meat back much more than guardion or Ellk Wackysmacky or any of my previous, like decks that I've worked one Um, Iacknowdge that and I don't think mad party is as good as se decks wortapping San. That party is perported very, very well for me, and it's beenvery surprising. I think o Yo just lead really hard inconsistency and play thedeck's heart out. It actually does pretty well against pretty mucheverything. THAT'S NOT RZSALEGAN TALKI NTACTINGX! You know ifyou can avoid that little sucker...

...tat actually decent. It trays reallywell into some of these larger, like multiprize dacks like sent averages oMery good matchup Um alternatives. If they, if they don'thit a ton of xigns or if they don't play, if they don't Hav a Tinto Co,it's early or if they don't play skep up net, then I think I fart in thatmatch up Um and then, like you, can pretty muchtrade evenly with any other one prize deck like to Betheteflans of the world.You tread just fine when and actually it's probably simpler for you to get mconsistent, knockouts, then then, for that sure 'cause you don't Starto LainWalder, so the deck as SPO and like you get you get trade point five with the poltigise, so it's just a reallyfun DAC. I was getting really frustrated. Actually, over the lastweek I wast playing a lot of ladder and I was playing a lot of like the bigmetadecs and it was just kind of frustrating me like basically havingthe same games played out over and over Um, not not like down to the game level.But you know the same. Like macro actions were happening over the courseof a lot of games, and I just needed something to refresh my perspective onthe Meta and Mat Party is a great way to do that. I feel much more excitedand much more rejuvenated about the Meta, having played something ats, alittle more Rog, a little more MEEMI, but it' still managed to pick up windsand I will say: myt, One r's been very good. So if Y, if youare interested, Iwould actually recommend like trying to deck out and uh just go hard onconsistancy ith aduct like that, like don't worry about taking it out at all,just go all the way in I mean not to Brag, but I'm kind of alegend with mad party. So yeah ti I'm a little bit of a mean in. Likemy group, Chets 'cause, I I'm just famming them all about how goodMapparty is and like obviously, I'm hyergalizing it. But I I really can't emphasize enough likehow rejubinating its been to like play, something different and and enjoy it yeah. What what is your win rate wh since you,since you brought it up? I think that was either a bait or it just lans like Ait's like higheighties percent. After I don't know, Jeez was games already, that's ridiculous, throu and- and youwould say h like you'R, I mean I, I can probably assume your worst matchure.But what is your worst match? It's Eigd P and then the other matture that scareusually is A. is a Ternatis just keep up nuts just because if this 'cause they canlike donkey before you even play sure that stucks Uu, you know Whal, I take it to atournament. I would at least consider it, especially if t ite was one ofthose Aht p Band tournaments. I would actually be kind of down to play it.'cause, it Ri well, say art: Ash Is Santa Conto Sae Odosn't have a chance ar Um. Are you playing it with a Dugongwith a Dugong? No, although at's hot, about ideal yeah, no yeah, we saw er all the way.Inconsistency like I don't mess with the formula sure fair enough fair enough. Well,that's cool yeah! I mean it's it's kind of like I mean it reminds me of you, know, nightmarch of old, where youknow it starts out. Nobody really gives he much credit, and then you know thelist has to be built in a very certain way, and it's not really ever that good,but it's like pretty viable and like it does have enough good natips that, likeit, should be represented in the format well Ni and not good, to be fair. What Ai March wast that good, though not when not when it first started, I Inoyyou Kno latr nor e, later ut, my March flas, that God i Ieraly Tae ca of that EALLYSHAMI. Butthat's that's what I'm saying, though it's like it's like you have to buildit in a certain way and it's Kindo Janky and then like. We might getsupport for it later on in the line, and that does actually boost it up toyou know, being um like a terr one archotype, if you're saying okay, thisis maybe falling somewhere. You know T or two two three, but still having aplace in the meadow like there might be some support for it that you know justcan, can help us along N in getting to that H. Consistency status like that. We thatwe would crave with a deck like that, so very interesting, very interesting.What what's your next deck Riley that you have been having your eye on thatyou really like that. Maybe isn't something thats the choice of a lot oftop players, yeah and looking at the list, I feel like you got the strongerdecks of the decks that we have listed out, but mine are the funer and so theDack. The second dact that I wanted to talk about was the water and utde. Sofor the unaware Um, there is the USEDEK that plays frosmoth,antakes Afano, a lot of the water type...

...gxes, and what I really like aboutTsversion of you two, as opposed to welder. Well tjeses, do things I likeabout it one. It plays hard jraw supporters, as opposed to relying onwelder, and I really welter feels so uncomfortable to use right now. I don'tknow why maybe it's St a Marni Heavy Meta, but I hate relying on Walder asopposed to these really good drawsupporters welter felt much bettercomparatively when the jrawsparters are worse Um, you know an a pre research, pre Marnyera, Welderfel weldedex felt a lot more comfortable to me Um, so that aside Um, I like it because it has hard draw, andI like it, because it has more one hi Cao potential like sustainable onehicao potential. One of the things that's re and frustrating me aboutplaying you too welter lately, is how bad the match up versus atternatives isUm versis, someone who knows what they're doing into the matchup. So aslong as the ternative dodges, your Um, incinoorg x, attack and just doesn'thit you without killing you. They can basically guarantee that theywin the game mot of the time and that's really really frustrating asa Muu player, Um sbasically, they flip Ar Atternis, and-and you know, if they don't stumble- that you basically have lost um bit. So that was really frustrating tome, but whereas the the water deck, as opposed to just having one GX attack,that takes an OCO and even then the fireteck actually can't Oco aninternative with with three hundred damage Wut the water on I can with basoshxsUNCAP damage. So as long as you find the dramage Orelsor, the water energy,you can get there um right and there's a lot of cool water attackers. Muchhonestly, I was looking at the fire attacker slatch Colos, the docer pool,and it felt like kind of bad to me at least relative to what it used to feellike, and I don't think it's because the cards are like worse or it'smissing pieces that it had before. I just think that cards now are strongerand have more HP, and so it's harder for me to to do its thing. Um sure.Absolutely, the water has a lot of coal attackers. You havethe starmy, toaccelerate on offterns. You have the blast ofjx, you have the BLASSWA PIPtag team, um it usees frostmoth, which is just like sick n of itself. I'vetried multiple time, Mak, Roso, Frosmot de work and standard and extander, and so this is like the first one, that'slike probably the most viable on all of those yeah, and I I just really like itfor, for the some of those reasons, it's a fun duck to play. It getsyeaocos that it needs to be a viable dack and it's is sick. L E and it plays hard,draw oer things together. It makes it reallygood vulnerabilities kind of Lendon selfes, fairly, obviously like, ifyou're taking a big OCO. It's unlikely that you have a lot of energy left onthe board, so dection capitalized by like bossing up the FROSMOT, potentially Umand obviously like some of those it's up to the player other times like youjust have to get rid of all your energy and there's nothing you can do andright of frostmonth. You know sorry about Y, like you're dead, so it it does have holes that you canpoke into it. I know like you, have to potentially Blay Hoo ifpeople are playing mmicky or whatever ourse, but I think on the whole, it'sactually like surprisingly decent. I don't know ot engines ane got to thepoint where they're like objectively good yea, but it's it's decent and Ithink with enough xashon. It can actually find itself like surpassingWalderme to so. You don't think that the lists areperfected, yet I mean our lest ever perfected. I don't Idon't know if we'e hit like the perfect engine of se, I I don't know man I feellike theyre haveen there are beethere are LS e, like I walk aguably but like I, I don't think I don't thinklike any lists in this matter or perfected. Yet Um besides my mad party lives. Yeah, I don't know I it's really hardto prefect, like that kind of deck, whereit's a tool box deck and it playslike a mixture of poteon. Like Um. You know your sharen stage, one support PokAmon, but you're playing a basic attacker andyou'e playing all thesefram cxis like it's hard to to really nail down how it losts like that,should look Um. That means that I think th the list that are out there, for itare pretty good. I do recommend you, try it yeah, that's interesting for sure. Well, my my second choice for kind of off thebeaten path. Yeah. Now I'm realizing like man. This one is this one's likeprobably a tear at one deck, but I just have been enjoying I've justbeen enjoying the Lecario melmettal a lot UH. Just I don't know. I feel likeit's a it's. It's a the only deck that...

...well it's one of the few decks that haskind of a different playstyle from the other topdecs in the sense that you'renot just trying to do as much damage as you can as quickly as you can, which is,generally speaking, the play of almost every other archetype that you wouldconsider you know as a contender and so lecarmoal. I think yeah is just I sayit's off the Beatin Path 'cause. I just think like not a lot of people play. Itlike it takes a certain kind of player to have that kind of defensivementality. But it is this architect that I've really been enjoying. Ireally like that. It just puts the beat down on aternitives. You know you takea bad match of the fire, of course, but um you know if you don't run into too many babyble Seplon or you don'trun into too much sento scorge you're, probably going to have a good day andyeah. I just think that deck is very cool. It's a very again counterplacetow, whereas all the other des want it go fast. Lucario MOMATA wantsto slow the game down, yeah does Sena scorch have a counter or Bron on Yo Thia O. Well, I guess, if you'replaying the Bronong version, sure, then you can add that for four fire, so yeahyeah, of course tesephalon obviously has whateer. It's called the Cramr, the cramp. I I don't often see sentis coas double. I don't know thatI've seen that INSENC ISCUIN AER sent I Pirtualra play cramaranser double,though maybe that's paomal experience. I don't want to like lat my personalexperience like Tainkt, that but right every time I li Aneniortheyare playing valks and sence corches and that's the their gig yeah, and I mean and that's that Kindohas to be the thing for centicecorchjust, because I Y W youdon't want to bog that deck that deck, especially like you, can't really getaway with too many auxiliary attackers. You can't really get away from just like making your decas consistentas possible. 'cause again like we were talking earlier in the in t e backgaslike the welder stuff, you just want to make it like very straightforward, yeah yeah. For sure I mean to be fair,though I also haven't given sentence gorce like much personal time like Ihaven't, invested time into playing Sanis wearchmyelso Ho kN um I mean Ihave, and I I've never liked it. I I feel, like I've voiced that phere onfair arhose like please stop. So what else do you like about Licaronometal? Is it just the tempo of the deck is what draws you to it? Do you feellike it takes pretty good matchups yeah I mean the matchips are, are decent, Imean you got. You got good like you look at the good atternatives match, itwas being the kind of the thing that just kind of yeah immediately makes thedeck viable, and then you have pretty much weightable match of againstanything that, just you know, isn't direct counter like you can't reallybeat Um can't really beat things likedeciduygoons. If they can get an obstagoon up Um you K W. I guess therewould be a way like with the Brown song. You know there. You have a chance, butit's like it's Ju t it gets hard, it gets hard and then you know ADP can goa few different ways depending on how you draw in the early game, but Mahseay closes for sure yeah yeah, but I mean its really great. It's really aninteresting deck that I just love that place. Alave takes some very reasonablematchps to a lot of things and um again with the right matchofs. You can go farin a tournament and it's been sinle lot of success. Yeah. The only thing Idon't like about the Cario Um is how it struggles against the Fire Dek- andmaybe that's just my my own luck, but every time ID take Lecar on my medalfor a spin, I am playing again pl Sefan and to ofyu to into a Litte epon Antote kind of scor that that is h. That is the biggest problem. In my opinion of Loaron. My medal is that you knowBlasetlon is being played a lot a lot more than I thought it would be at thispoint in the format you know I thought going into this format. I thought youknow LASEPLA would have have a seat at the table like we didn't. We didn'twrite it off by any means heating into the format, but just looking at some ofthese results from the online tournaments that have been postedontoitter and things like this, just seeing all o the blasephlon that getsplayed, I mean people just love this teck, and not only do they love thedeck they're doing very well with it having you know, pretty decent matchips against a number of top DECS being able to one shot. All the VNAXES makesit a great a great consideration for any tournament that you plan yeah. Ilove the Ele Sep on myself, so I get I yeah yeah exactly so that would be thescariest thing about playing Licario Mel metal, but I think a lot of otherthings you can um. You know work your way around yeah for sure any otherdecks that you want to give e a quick...

...shadow to Youo have to get throug adeafphone, showdy yeah I mean Shata to Intalian, always alway,ask you ride or die. I I want to shot out. Tor play thisreally cool Cincino mildeck on stream the other day. Obviously, we lost ourAngroo, which inhibits the architype, but he wasplaying the Rhodotiller Axpedril instead and it absolute workelike surprising, O well, it was like a very recent stamp Jessie James, Heavyvon yeah, and has someone who's much a fan of arcantised. Like thatmyself, I want to try. That is that's the one where you, the Excadril, youshuffle four back in e as better Aragaroo itit's insane I mean on astage one, but that's pretty cool yeah for sure I meanit seems, like seems like the format is, do for analternate wind condition, deck I'll say: Do you think that do you think thatthat one could be viable or is it relegated to kind of a meam with likeADP still being a major factor, adds problematic for sure you couldprobably dold it to have a better eighty D, mench op, Yep B man, it's like all the possibilities andthen you're like well. Does it beat egdpd, no okay yeah? Maybe he shouldn'tput too much more stock yeah. We were talking about this before the Sthreem.Even and it's like witwith DX like these, I think the realproblem with ADP- and I don't want to de too much intothis. I don't want to take too much time outof por O Pgun, but I think the real problem with it isn't the fact thatanything takes like blowout matchups against the other top decks. It's thefact that it prevents other texts from potentially thriving like if IAMplaying, XDEK and xtak takes like slightly favorables. Wes is otherToptex, relatively even matchups elsewhere, but just hard loses to ad P,which is like a quarter of the Neta. Then it's just not a biable deck. Youknow like so definitely tough, definitely a toughone, any other ones Raly that you look to just kind of on the fringes of H,viability or top top level play here. Any deckso you'R like in n this worment. I I think that Milldeck is like themain one that I wanted to shat out on the fringe, yeah, I'm already kind of delving intothe pretty far into the frinde n. You know when I went out than had partiesso yeah Anthin, O Fre I for that rocks. So so ve you, you haven't revealed thisto me yet, but I wanted to to pose it to you. So U canpresent it to toeveryone. What is your card of the week for the week? Yes, my card of the weakis yeah. We definitely need a jingle forsure we ONA Jingle. That would be so cool W IG. My part of the week is, I actually justlearned about this card, but it is a unique card. Japanese only card, so youknow it. It actually kind of piqued myinterest, because there are a lot of Japanese cards that are Japan printonly right, like they'll do contests yeah. This is a a big thing. I mean it.They they've been fairly consistent. I can think of a few times, butparticularly an early Um. You know few years of Pokman where they would holdcontests about Ou, know sending your drawing and thenyou'd have this, like you know, extremely hideous snorelax drawn bylike a four year old. That would make its way onto a pok on my card and, likethat's, awesome, um, but anyway, so Japanese, only card mthat came out in two thousand and four. That is one of a kind, not only becauseit's a it's a promocard, but it also has a hollow style that we've neverseen before, and the holistyle is called linticular Wen tig inlanticularmeans that it changes the UM. You know when you change the angle ofthe card. It'll change, the Um, the picture arly, one of those things you get fromlike Burger King Yeah exactly, and I had no idea that they made this kind of hollow style onto any card likeit makes a lot of sense and certainly lanticular Um based products were a bigthing. You know fifteen years ago, right about W en this arden came out.You know and Um. This is very cool. So there's thisdioxus promo that came out- and I I think somekind of themedeck in Japan, but it's a lenticular promo and the cool thingabout dioxis right is that it has all...

...these different, forso yeah. So every time you tilt the card,it'll show you a different form of Dioxis, and I just think that that isthat's so cruel, amaze, yeah and I had I saw this card on. It was some likePokamon card twitter thing like oh look at this crazy lanticular Pokamon card.No one else. You know it's never been done since and it just really peakes myinterest. So it's an amazing card, it's something that I'm like want to own atsome point in the future: Yeah Surprisiny, not that expensive, butyeah. It's just really cool. That hokuman has a cardout like that. Whereyou change the angle and it changes the picture on the car an. I just neverthought that that was a thing th, that's actually so cool t, Tio and til.That's right! Man, I'm glad! I I'm glad I made you learn somethingtoday! That's exciting! I kindo want that card too yeah. Well, don't now bidme on Ebay Isther, only one O it! No, I don't know it's just I mean it's hardto Gett, it's like not hard to get, but it's like a fifteen year old card. Soyou're not going to see a ton of them on Ebay. I was looking at some thatlike were grated, and I don't think I'm sure the pop number is extremelyextremely low on a card like this. You know in a few that I can find arelike pretty heavy play and you know still still receiving like prey sizableUm asking prices, so Um yeah if you're interested in this card. This would beone that I would pick up sooner rather than later I mean again it's a one of akind Japanese, only promo from sixteen years ago. So not a lot out. There strike all theiron thought, Ay well STRIG, while the iron's cool,maybe otherwell, there's not more demand Bota good time to strike. That's awesome. That is actually thatis so cool. If you can't tell u from my inflection, I think that's that'sreally really neat yeah for sure for sure, Awso well,decated, that was that was fantastic cars a week. I now what what a gradeSIC so just to ritorate for everyone at home, since this is only the secondtime we've done it incs. Three attact we're going to be presentingalternating cards of the week M Sol, definitely be on the lookout for thisin the midpoint of the episode S A gcurious. What kind of things we'relooking at? No real theme to 'em, just really whatever we want that's Ro! So, let's jump into our nexttopic here I wanted to talk about the the fogrup series actually that youorganized longside, Andrew in Etaly, so this is superexciting. I just signed upfor it myself today Um, but I'd like to g a give you a chanceto to plaform and employ it yeah. Well, I mean at this pointthere's not a tongu left to plug, because in t in a matter of about twohours, we sold out of all sixty four slots for the tournament, but we'vebeen seeing a number of tournaments do very well online. I mean thereare justlike a lot of different Um places that you can go on any day of the week andplay an online tournament, and I just felt like hey you know. Maybe it wastime for for full grip to to join in on that,and you know for me to join in on that like I do enjoy you know, hostingtournaments and and putting those together and just creating you know,community and creating things that the Pokman community will enjoy, and so that was kind of the the Onis behindthis side. Texad Andra, you know one day and I was like hey. We shouldreally think about doing something like this and I think he was reallyinterested because it was something that he could be a part of, but notnecessarily run because he is a little um he's a little more excited about inperson tournaments and a little less excited about doing online tournaments.So he kind of needed someone to say: Hey I'll, take on you know a lot of theyou know, organizing and and kind of planning for this kind of event, andyou can kind of take a you know, a side view like you: Don't have to be the manon this kind of project, and so I think that was you really reassuring to him.A D and also Um, I think he wants to play too, and this will give him areally great opportunity to play in an event that you knowis, really, you know low stakes but also realprizes like th. That's also what separates us, I think, from a lot ofthe other tournaments is, like you know, sure, a lot of people like online packs.They do you know, and that's that's a great thing and like that's a veryworthy prize to give out, especially you know, on an event that runs duringthe week day, but like we wanted this...

...to be something where, if you won theevent, you know you're getting a booster box like you're, getting somevery tangible reward that you know makes you feel like you gotyour money's worth. You know in a big way like it makes me feel, like youamplified your money's worth. You know many times over and not to say that notto say that you wouldn't feel the same sense of gratitude winning packs. So,that's not what I'm saying, but just like there's you W it's a little bit ofa bigger byin and a little bit of a bigger reward. So that is somethingvery cool that we're excited to bring to the community yeah, that's awesome!So for those who are unaware, you candefinitely check out the full grip series. There's information about it onw channel IT'LL BE STREAMED ON JW t channel like Staddy, Righteos and divaar the fullvods just going on your Outho. Is that the plan, I don't quite know, we'll, see how theyturn out. I might have to cut them up just depending on how the quality turnsout with the discord. So that is obviously that's going to bea big issue, a potential issue with Um this cord. You know streaming peoplespechcg, O matches and things like that. I'm sure well be able to have enoughquality games to put up on the utube but yeah. Of course you can alwayswatch the bods later. Our first tournament is happening in a week fromyesterday my birthday and so they're goingto go. They havealready almost sold out so um. As far as I know, there's from I don't know three pm or somethingan Ataey said there were like four slots left so h that one looks to bepretty much sold out at this point of the recording and then you can join we're going to start doingthem with a camp and we're going to start doing them by weekly. Now thiscould completely change, but you know if, if this next one is in a week from now, then you know youcould count on the next. The second events to be three weeks from now, soif you want to get in on Tha, make sure that you, you know kind of plan ahead,very son Yeah. I know I know it's crazy. So, butit's great, I it's really great to see that the you know community wants anament like this, amongst many of the other events and 'm more excited tobring something that will be high quality that will be high, Um player experience. You know we reallywant to take make sure that the players are taken care of in terms of gettingan event done in a very Um. You know kind of I don't want to say reasonable, butthat's the word that's coming to mind. We're, like you know, you're going toplay you're going to sit down. You're GOINNA play you're gong to play youryou know three hours or three and a half hours and then you're going to bedone and it's not like you know, you're not dragging on into the night oranything like that. So I really want to keep player experience at the forefrontof this event and Um. I think it'll be a really great production and somethingthat we can build on in the future. Awesome Yeah Yeah and shot the fograpas always well honestly, shot out to Natali. Shehas been amazing on the on the back end. She she's doing all the work that, likeyou, don't see like I'll, probably be doing a lot of the production the dayof, and certainly helping with. You know getting people organized but she'sdoing a lot of stuff with the you know, with the Organization of thetournament taking People's Um, you know entry fees and and working on thediskcord Tand make sure everyones signed up, and she just has a realknack for doing that, and she does it very well and she's dealing with youknow a lot of a lot of people, rar known and she's, doing a very great job,so yeah shoututs ser for them oeis. Definitely the best, no doubt in my mind there go down, so II do recommend that you all continue to check this out. If you haven't signedup for this week, be sure to check it out on the channel as it goes live, andthat seems to interest you. It seems like a cool thing that you want to be apart of sign up for the EXPUN. Absolutely so cannot recommend it enough. I thinkit's going to be a fun of fun. Gi'm, happy you're playing in it Ryleyyeah. It was itwas a tough cellman. I would never want o participate N. yourevent of all events- that's true, that's true, EA, itfleasble for sure I know yeah. No, I I kindof suck, sometimes you ow for sure,but was your birthday yesterday, so you o an Oli of the weak anniversary ofyour birthday. I thought it was only appropriate that I play in her vet.weakbrow bat mean a week iu mean month the month of September. Well, no, theweak anniversary of your birthday is the vent yeah! Oh, that's true! That'strue! That's true! That's true! That's at's! A pretty big day on my calendarGotto make sure do something special for that...

...now you're, getting it Y H, it's T it'sthe quarter of JW's birthday, guys so well, good ste! Well, let's, let's openup the floor to any questions that our viewers have. We have one here. That is not so much a question as a verynice statement, saying Ryley an JW looking fresh with the new hair stell.Now I don't know that I have a new hairstyle and I don't know that youhave kind of styled your hair in a different way different. I feel likeit's Bon. The same for us, it's not as it's not as big. That's it's Kindo morecoincidence, Mor than yeah it's a little. It's a little more Um kindit's,less boy, bannd and more emo, very cool, very cool feeyouan av asimilar space. Well, you are wearing a nice little sweaty, a nice little fodyyeah, I'm wrapping the the Teddy fresh sponge, Bob Erge yeah, it's very cool. I know you werereally hype about that when it when it was released, I was Yeahiakata, looksnice. It looks nice, it so compay, the only it's just too warm. That's theonly thing whic I do war. That's not reallycomplaint but like it's like still they're still warm enough outside andYeh h, having a really comfortable, warmsweatshirt on I's like a little too much yeah it it is. It definitely is like itwas eighty eight today I mean it was like a little. It was in the fiftieswasgotn since today, itwas very rainy. It was in the fifties like the wholeday or et's raining all day sa you're. So luckto dude is that lucky yeah. I love. I love that weather.Maybe I'll just come up there and and work for epic, maybe my I got a position at the food court,probably but we'll we'll move in together. Thatsounds great. That does so that be fun. Get The streaver house that would be kind o interest yeah.That would be Kino E. don't sound im like a all you'd play, Yos mad party, thoughI'd be so glorios and sick. I would just play I w just play a DPN mad party,no eithe lab party Mars, Oh yeah, that'd be etic that'd, be so epic, okay,elet's get the actual questions, though. So we have another one here that says:What do you guys think of the new Zrua v Haveer asking the question, possiblythe saviour of grass types to the news? Ruda? Oh, you know what it does: Rit RI don't jungle rise, so jungle rise for acouple: F: Grass, energy soys. You may attanch two basic energy gards fromyour hand, to your bench, Pokemont in any way that you like and he'll alldamage from the spokemonso very reminiscent to what card rily. It'slike Celive, mixed with Septile n. It is yes, I was just going to saysceppile, so very interesting, little card here, um that I don't know whatare your, I guess if you've never seen the card whateer Somonoh a MERCIS, two ten well, no, not viable, it hits for the resistance, Anto, thedog card and the dog gard, knocks it out. Actually, that's true: Yeah Dang old dog,Hardrogh, runing everything, the dog card man. I wanted to to call out magic, Hart,Sixty twois problem, referencing ADP and how it's affecting the medigamesinse. Wasn't this the problem people had when trying to deck Bild whenbuzrack was so doominant were not on the same scale Um. I think it dependson the period di say not in the same field. I, like the thing with Buzzrock, waslike people. People could respect it but like actively, I feel like chosenot to in a lot of ways like if you were playing. If you were playing aZourarctic and you weren't playing a me, I don't know what you ere doing well, even beyond that h like there arethings you could do, make your deckpat or versus Buzzrock, but like there's,not a lot, you can do to make your deck better verzp like t either angerica Sori. Think Fundamentally Riisnot the same problem yeah. No, it's just inherent right in the card or inthe deck itself. Whether or not it can. You know betthat arcitype, whereasmaybe it wasn't so much in the past, where you could ye again add those taxor you'll build your deck in such a way tobe able to beat buzzrock. I never felt that, maybe that's just me 'cause. Ididn't play a ton of buzzrock. I guess I was either like being acontrarian or I just didn't test that...

...well with it, but I never really feltlike I. I never really felt like it was thatdominant presence being on the outside Laawan, like I never really. I neverreally felt like it was that dominant presence- I it definitely was Iactually I tested so much by ISROCK, but always ended up playing Zoras,actually insane yeah yeah. I think the only real tournamentI played buzzer for was world, but I consistently tested it before everytournament and it was always good. It US always end. U playing something upright. I don't knowprobably mamassacismuderthat's wice an math davewith our last question of the day. Aske. Do you think Salomon's vmax is anybiability in this format at all and trying it was vecable she's soft enoughT. do it's AL building up of EMAC and it kind of works, Thouhton, Tanets Salamonsi. I really don't have a ton ofthoughts tve. It sounds like an interesting list that you're playingthough Um the vicavol does not something thatI've seen in salements and I generally would shy away from those alements thatplays electric just because you're going to have a hard time. Chainingyour triple excels, but I can see where you're going with thatkind of making that up by giving yourself more turns, presumably byplaying the bacabold. So it seems, like you, have a good concept there and I'dbe curious to see kind of what what a list like that would look like in somegameplay with it to really give a valid assessment yeah. I I D. I do actuallylike the idea of using veihable to like fix the math, while also giving youhopefully turns Um j. You know it. I it's hard to guarantee that that wouldlike practically work, but is supercal absolutely awesome. So if you take awayanything from the pod today, it's that that party is busted. AD P is garbage, and so you should playone of those two decks and that one being the mad party deck which Yoiagreed dude, I agree and you Tosyou, should also get your hands on thelanticular dioxis. That's so true, I think if everybody swapped their adpdeck for a mad partydeck, the world would be a better place. What if we just made that pact as incommunity as a community its like, if you ever find yourself wanting to playADP, you know just like say no just say hey, you know what I'm going to go withMadparty instead, maybe make the game a little bit more Fu like we're kind ofinstead of the ban, ADP movement. What if we just it's like not a it's, not acall, not anti yoer Fro mad party. Ah Yeah right there we go or it's not acall to the to the higher ups like. We need to take a stand here and now andjust not play Ady p. So maybe we should you know if you see anyone playing ADP,you know just maybe tell him to stop like they don't need that ID ket themhelp. Yeah yeahyeajust ask if they're, okay and see ork te like it off peoples,Cental hell, it's on US itsit's, actually Allin Ot. Whatpoashoul actually do is they should print a synist with mad party and thenItall comes together. That would that would get me pretty pog soap, ow Wu Gevme pretty pogged cool. Well, thank you so much Fer, yourcontinuedo sport. I make sure if you're listening on you'R progastingBaformisto Ratin Review. This support really helps us out and gets thisboosted up. So more people can discover the content and we can keep pumping outmore great stuff for you guys and we will catch you all. Next week, PeaceSee Yem.

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