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    I dunno, I sorta left it in 2006, when Pokemon was collapsing around me. But recently I bought all kinds of rares from Neo, and got back to opening my cases of cards. (Back in 06, I stopped playing the TCG, the anime seemed too immature, and I had to go say bye-bye to the Pokemon Center in NYC.)
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    Sadly, I have no one to play with, and with gas prices so high, I rarely play. I go 6-8 times a year, 4 prereleases, 3-4 leagues/tournaments. I love playing, but rarely can.
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    I realy didn't like that Modified Format blew up some cards from the EX Series. I think many people did have a decent or superior deck with Fire Red Leaf Green / Hidden Legends / Sandstorm / Rocket boosters. Anyway, Pokemon is one of the most economic TCGs, 'cause boosters are not so expensive, and you don't have to pull many boosters to find cards you want (Except Lv.X). Something that is true is, that only USA, have a league in every corner, and here in Mexico is rare to find one, and I Would start one, but don't have any money. But I really like the TCG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munchy.42 View Post
    I was thinking of starting to play again, but I want to know what decks are good at the moment. Would a deck revolved around Banette EX or Dragonite EX work? Sorry, if posting oin this thread counts as spam, but I didn't want to make a whole thread about it.
    Okay, first off the ONLY packs that are allowed are D&P and up, and pop promos 6 and up.




    The best decks are: TogeChomp, AMU, Kingdra, Darkrai, Scepeon and some more, the easiest deck to make would be a L.A Heatren or Regigigas since they both come with the staples such as Buck's, Cynthias and so on it wouldn't hurt to buy a G.E deck either considering Bebe's and Rose's Research. Go to a tournametn or two, to check on and se what are the most played cards, if found Kingdra and Claydol the most overused, I find that it's best to use your favorites, like I'm using Darkrai and the reason why I said Heatran/Regigigas is because a Heatren lvl x tin AND Regigigas lvl x tin are coming out in mid November accompanied by the release of Stormfront with the 2 decks featuring a very good Tyranitar and Gyarados which is also superb.

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    Yeah i just got back into the scene again....I stopped collecting after Neo Revelation...I even threw away my cards.

    But, I found most of my old ones from the net and bought some new ones....Thing is that the closest league is like 15 miles away from me and i don't think I'll have time to get there....So idk what to do...I still love the game and it's still fun to play.

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    See if you can find fellow players and see if they can give you a ride every time.
    I know a lot of people who do that at my league.

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    I can say from personal experience exactly why the game has experienced a sudden resurgence. All those kids that collected the cards when they were very young (i.e. too young to actually play and understand the game) have grown up, and are starting to revisit parts of their childhood.

    This is exactly what has happened to me, I found a couple of old cards and decided to go out and buy a new booster pack. Soon after I found out some of my friends had recently done the same, and so we started playing. I'd imagine there are people with similar stories to ours all over, so I think that's one of the reasons for the sudden increase in popularity.
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    I got out of it just after the release of EX: Sandstorm. The cards just seemed so over powered that I just lost intrest, but since the releace of the Diamond & Pearl sets came out I've been bying them like crazy. A league opened up not to far from where I live and I'm going to get to go to a league for the first time ever. EEEEEEEEEEEEE.
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    I had 20 bucks and I wanted to get back into it. I stoped playing when the R/S/E cards came out becouse i didn't really care for it.

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    I don't even know how to play the actual TCG, I just collect the cards. I got like maybe three booster packs last year, and I actually hit gold, because in one of those three was a Rayquasa card. I also have a Mew and a Celebi.
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    hello, im kinda new to this forum but not to pkm in general..... i quit the tcg when R/S came out... things where way too different and changing really fast plus i got interested in other TCG's such as YGO..... and i kinda wanna get back in, cuz the cards look cool and seemed like a really fun game to play. if anyone here can give me the "run down" of the current game that would be great
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    Great. They don't have a league AT ALL in West Virginia....
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    I bought the TCG Advent calendar from Toys R Us (pretty cute!) and since then I'm itching to begin playing again. Maybe I'll do this summer, when I have some more money and spare time. I still have all my old cards, but I understand they can't be used anymore...

    What's definitely uncool however is that the nearest league is 3 hours aways by car.
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    On the contrary to some of the above posts, I actually am feeling inclined to get back into the TCG a bit (a bit), but I'm only concerned by the newer cards - am I the only one who feels that the new cards are actually much more powerful that the older ones? It seems like several go above 120, which used to be the absolute limit, didn't it? This was okay for ex's since they have the card rule, but I feel like some of these newer SP's and Lv. X's are kind of ridiculous... Almost like they're trying to cash in with the rare cards so people buy more boosters. Does anyone else feel the same way?

    At any rate, I still may get into it again, build a few decks based around the Gen 1 gym leaders. Still, I'm wondering if people share my concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windkirby View Post
    On the contrary to some of the above posts, I actually am feeling inclined to get back into the TCG a bit (a bit), but I'm only concerned by the newer cards - am I the only one who feels that the new cards are actually much more powerful that the older ones? It seems like several go above 120, which used to be the absolute limit, didn't it? This was okay for ex's since they have the card rule, but I feel like some of these newer SP's and Lv. X's are kind of ridiculous... Almost like they're trying to cash in with the rare cards so people buy more boosters. Does anyone else feel the same way?

    At any rate, I still may get into it again, build a few decks based around the Gen 1 gym leaders. Still, I'm wondering if people share my concerns.
    i totally agree when i first saw the new cards i thought there were joking, some are way to strong but thats the way it is. But if they make the new cards even more powerfull then the DP series the Numbers will start becoming like Yu-gi -oh.

    Anyways I just sold almost all my old cards for a good bit of money but i have some of the DP series cards and a pretty awesome deck. i think pokemon is picking back up because its beating out the other tcg's with its sense of unique style and gameplay. where the player is limited only by his lack of imagination and skill to be the best, not by his cards or decks. If u keep trying u can come up with endless variations of decks and strategies.
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    ...*sigh*, well I have had a sad 10 years of Pokemon card collecting. The nearest league is 45 minutes away: just outside a reasonable driving time for my parents who have never been a fan of it and think its sort of a waste of time and money . GAAAH, its so frusterating knowing I could have so much fun if I was just a little closer! I am 16, but am not comfortable with driving myself, and only have a few friends to play with me, both are losing interest very fast due to all the newer Pokemon cards being stronger and "cheap" ocmpared to originals

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    I think that the game is dead. The designers just only repeat drawing pictures of Pokemon and delude us into buying their products. The cards become more and more meaningless. I just can't imagine there are 40 types of pikachu cards released. The monsters are the same and their work is only to redraw and redraw with some new attacks. Dark, ex, delta, lv x , each of these new cards can't last long. I am furoius how they release so many promo cards and annoy our collectors. Have Mcdonald meal, take the JR train, Watch movie, buy magazines......... sick of them. They are pure 100% businessmen, trying to belie their cunning smiles with cute pictures.

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    I quit because the game is mean to collectors. If there was one card for every single Pokemon, I'd be perfectly fine with that. But no. They had to chug out dozens different versions of each one making a total of OVER 9000. From what I see, it has only gotten worse. I won't be joining again anytime soon.
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    I actually believe that the games never died, logically if it did the packs would've stopped being released! I used to be an addict but gave up for a few years and am currently trying to get back into it! ^_^ Also unlike yugioh which can confuse little kids and require more effort pokemon is for everyone childeren can easily understand how to play and adults can have time for it! What else do you need to know to start playing?
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    The main reasoning that I have been getting back into the tcg was actually serebii adding a cardex to the site. I had stopped collecting around when they released all those neo sets, because there seemed to be too many sets all up, and because the artwork in neo genesis was terrible (like how many of the images didnt even look serious).

    I had previously tried to come back into the tcg only to find that there was OVER9000 new types of cards (pokemon ex, delta, shiny, crystal, reverse holos, holons, Lv X) which was somewhat confusing. But Ive been poking around the cardex for a while learning about the new sets and new types of cards and i am actually interested in trying to collect all the sets i've missed.
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    Im lucky. I quit because I was tired of playing myself, this was a long time ago.

    Recently started hanging out with some friends, one of them has been into Pokemon his whole life, and we all started doing UU matches on WiFi (not me yet, have yet to fix up my team) and playing the TCG. Going to the local pre-release on the 23rd, cant wait.
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    I might have restarted but there are no leagues within a 250 mile radius of me =p

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    I quit after R/S because my parents said I could play pokemon, or yugioh, but not both.

    Now that I have my own money and such, I decided to pick up pokemon instead of blowing it all on candy and soda one day when I was in Newbury Comics and overheard some kids talking about SV.

    I like the game alot more now. It's more complex, but only if you put the complexion into your deck, which I like.

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    I just tarted to play again with my girlfriend who just got into it for the first time. I started back in base set, and I quit when Expi came out, 'cause WotC got a little crazy (I think) with card designs. I picked it up again in EX magma and aqua, and drifted out after hidden legends.

    I've been in it for a little over a month.

    I have more than 5 decks planned out.
    I'm done, no more trades. Don't PM me, don't send me an email. I won't respond because I almost never come here anymore.

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