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Perfection (Almost) A Belated Look and Tournament Recap of OPC # 1

  Greggsnarl  |  July 20, 2021 Hey everyone! Welcome back to another article. Today we’re going three weeks back in time to the inaugural week of the Odyssey Pokemon Circuit and discussing my tournament run. Deck List and Strategy For this tournament, I ran a Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Welder build. It is essentially the same list Tomoki Ito ran for his first place finish in the Champions League back in March 2021. This deck is a little complicated and cumbersome to run at times but has an answer to pretty much everything in the format. Ideally, with this deck you want to setup Mewtwo & Mew-GX while discarding the other GX pokemon and use Welder to accelerate energy.    Pokémon (17) Trainer (31) Energy (12) 3 Mewtwo & Mew-GX 1 Mega Lopunny & Jigglypuff-GX 1 Reshiram & Charizard-GX 1 Gengar & Mimikyu-GX 1 Naganadel-GX 1 Vileplume-GX 1 Charizard-GX 1 Galarian Zapdos V 3 Dedenne-GX 1 Crobat V 1 Eldegoss V 1 Jirachi-GX 1 Marshadow UNB 4 Welder 4 Professor’s Research 3 Boss’s O
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OPC Event #3 - 14 Player Showdown!

  Our 3rd Event for OPC is our biggest yet with newer players joining the circuit and returning players for our casual as well. We have seen a lot of decks come play today especially a family who all ran Inteleon VMAX and competed together like a Gym. Our usual players would then play other meta decks ranging from Rapid Strike Urshifu to some of the craziest decks such as Blissy. A "Royal Roader" first time player, Chi, who registered for the circuit came clutch with first place beating out favorite, Jake (Who also went 4-1) Jake dominated the early rounds with this deck Our 5 round swiss was crazy with a 2 way tie breaker for 4th place but we all know Top 3 is where you want to be. Circuit points have been updated and we are glad to be able to follow and play with such good Pokemon players. I'm not very good at writing game analysis so I'm just reporting how awesome our Sundays are;  Stay tune for more stuff! We also started Digimon but that can be for another day; T

Let’s talk about my first Digimon tournament.

A Digimon Card Game article by Sandman! I joined the Digimon craze fairly recently, but that was because of the struggle to find a place that sells them and for a price that won’t break the bank. I also have never joined a tcg tournament or played anyone in any card game besides friends. This did make me a bit nervous when the tournament was starting. What types of players would I go up against? Would I even be able to put up a fight with my hastily strewn together deck? I was also still not 100% on the rules so this was still a learning experience for me.  I was using a red-yellow deck for all my duels(? fights?) with Shine Greymon as the star and a bunch of random cards in the deck that fit the color scheme. I didn’t have a theme like the other decks, but I still wanted to see how I would hold up.  1st Round The 1st round I was the most nervous because this was my big debut into the Digimon world. I played against a dude named Sauna who was quite friendly and helped make for a relaxe

OPC #2: Pokemon Sundays with 12 people signed up!

  Top 4: Jake, Ryan, Kai, and Johann Our biggest Sunday tournament yet with 12 players featuring a couple of players from the previous store joined the fray. We had more kids joined so we had a "proxy" friendly tournament and we also ran out of booster packs so we played for store credit. We saw all sorts of decks ranging from Eternatus to Shadow Rider to the good ol Mad Party. It was a fun time today. 4 round swiss to a 3 way tie breaker. We got big plans for the Odyssey Circuit so I'm hoping more people join so we can have more prizes. Custom playmats and trophies will be on their way and Pokemon OP should be around in a couple months to let us know if they are going to start back up. We need them promos! Jake's deck that went 4-0; Shadow Rider Jake came out pretty strong again today. Going 4-0 while last week going 3-1; Statistically showing that he's a strong player that every one should be afraid of with a 7-1 record in the last 2 tournaments. RNG is on Jake&

Introducing the Odyssey Pokemon Circuit

  Introducing our new Pokemon Circuit. We had a League-style in mind but we decided with player's feedback that we decided to run a circuit. Similar to the DPC (Dota Pro Circuit). Players will play through 8 tournaments to earn Circuit Points (CP) and the top performing players will be invited to the Finals, a double elimination format for much bigger prizes. Season 1 has just started on July 4th, 2021 with 7 players in the mix (Article write-up soon!), so let's do a quick run-down Season 1 will consists of 8 tournaments with various formats most of them will be Standard but we will act upon Player's feedback to do an Expanded tournament and a theme deck format. Players will pay a one time fee (per season) of $25 and this will entitle them to a player bonus which includes $10 store credit that players can use to pay for future tournaments or use it in-store. This also enables you to compete and earn various prizes. (Players will be able to pay later but will lose the player

Galarian Moltres V - Why is it so good?

Galarian Moltres; Making the most of out of Eternatus ##Pokémon - 19 * 4 Crobat V SHF 44 * 4 Eternatus V DAA 116 * 1 Galarian Moltres V CRE 97 * 4 Galarian Zigzagoon SSH 117 * 1 Hoopa DAA 111 * 1 Yveltal TEU 95 * 4 Eternatus VMAX DAA 117 ##Trainer Cards - 32 * 2 Viridian Forest TEU 156 * 2 Energy Switch SSH 162 * 2 Pokémon Communication TEU 152 * 4 Boss's Orders RCL 154 * 2 Reset Stamp UNM 206 * 4 Quick Ball SSH 179 * 4 Professor's Research SSH 178 * 4 Great Ball SSH 164 * 2 Marnie SSH 169 * 4 Switch SSH 183 * 2 Pokégear 3.0 UNB 182 ##Energy - 9 * 9 Darkness Energy SMEnergy 7 Total Cards - 60 Disclaimer: I run a similar deck as above but slightly varied.  Let's take a look at cards this time instead of a deck but I'll indirectly mention decks and will post a common one. So check it out: Galarian Moltres V from Chilling Reign. Chilling Reign was just recently released and everyone is already looking to boost their decks for the Standard Rotation (Even current Standard).

A God More Powerful Than Yours: An ADP Deck Analysis with Greggsnarl

  A Look at ADPZ and What Makes People Believe in It Greggsnarl  |  June 22, 2021 Hey everyone! Welcome to my first article for TSN. As the lockdown ends in SoCal and card shops are allowing Pokemon Leagues to resume, it’s time to look at a deck that won’t be around much longer, yet has had a huge impact on the Pokemon TCG since it was released in late 2019. Of course we are talking about Arceus Dialga & Palkia Tag Team GX paired with Zacian V. The Strategy and List The strategy is simple: Get ADP set up as fast as possible to use Altered Creation GX. Afterwards, use Ultimate Ray and Brave Blade in conjunction with gust cards to get quick knockouts.   Pokémon (10) Trainer (39) Energy (11) 2 Arceus & Dialga &    Palkia-GX 3 Zacian V 2 Dedenne-GX 1 Crobat V 1 Mew UNB 1 Duraludon RCL 4 Boss’s Orders 3 Professor’s Research 2 Skyla 1 Marnie 4 Quick Ball 4 Metal Saucer 4 Escape Rope 4 Crushing Hammer 3 Energy Switch 2 Reset Stamp 2 Cherish Ball 1 Great Catcher 1 Air Balloon 1 Big