Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, August 16, 2001
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Hey gang! Pat will be here soon!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Did you see that the QT location shave been posted on our web site?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Also we have seen many people being concerned about the new Modified format, whether they have to play it."
master_trainer_mike says, "Just to be clear, you do not. We will be sanctioning both formats."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry gang, we are having some technical difficulties getting logged in and seeing your questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from riley89:where can you ask about the X-men card game?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummmm, try calling cust service on that one......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #3 from megamanexe:Is this where thet discuss things like upcoming sets and rulings?
master_trainer_mike says, "sometimes, sometimes I like to sing!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from pkmnx:If you have a chansey active, with MMCC on and an unown N in play, do you do 60 to them and 10 to you with a double-edge?
master_trainer_mike says, "yup"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat is having tech difficulties, he will be along soon."
master_trainer_mike says, "But while he is gone, should I tell you some of his secrets?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "heh heh"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ask him about the Magic card that was named after him........"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from pkmnx:Any news on the exact(building) locations of the qualifiers?
master_trainer_mike says, "As that becomes available it will be posted on the web."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from crazy_nut_man:The Regular Boring Questions that I'd asked every week, news? Please give us *minty* fresh news.
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm MINTY...FRESH..."
master_trainer_mike says, "MMMMMINTY>>>>>>FREEEESH."
master_trainer_mike says, "geez that's fun to say!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Well League Year 3 is being designed by yours truly!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Starts next January!"
master_trainer_mike says, "is that Minty enough?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from crazy_nut_man:Any new STS News, please no quilifying tournament news.
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, for now we are concentrating on making the QT's run MINTY FRESH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #8 from crazy_nut_man:Please tell us what Season 8 Promo is? I'm guesing it's a pikachu, maybe Flying Pikachu. Right?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would not be very MINTY FRESH of me to leak it this early."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #9 from crazy_nut_man:What kind of badges are you going to give us in Season 3? Since the Pokémon in Japan hasn't come out with new gym leaders yet? Are you doing Orange Islands?
master_trainer_mike says, "The new league will be filled with MINTY FRESHNESS :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #10 from articjedi:about the TBD qualifiers, are you garanteeing qualifiers for those cities?
master_trainer_mike says, "There is no such thing as a guarantee, but that is where we are doing our MINTY FRESHEST best to get them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #11 from peekachoo1:If a pokemon with dark energy attacks a pokemon with metal energy, which applies first? the metal or the dark?
master_trainer_mike says, "Effects on the attacking Pokemon are figured first."
master_trainer_mike says, "(minty fresh)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #12 from crazy_nut_man:With the Modified in place do you think you should ban cards instead of sets, mainly the most powerful cards, Sneasal, Oak, CPU, Item Finder, Lass...this is mainly the most powerful cards in the game at this point. so ban these cards, and everything might work, so we can actually play different cards other than "Rocket on"
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."
master_trainer_mike says, "There is unlimited so you can play whatever you want, and there is modified to play with later sets (and thereby removing many of the broken cards)."
master_trainer_mike says, "Modified will change over time anyway . Its emphasis is on using the latest cards and latest tech."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from soslowpoke:Hi guys sorry I couldn't make it last week. Do u remember seeing me at GenCon?(I battled Pat near the end of Sunday and Mike signed me and my brother's Weedles)
master_trainer_mike says, "I remeber you! MINTY FRESH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #14 from marril2000:mike, is there any info that you can release on year 3 of the leauge, and if there is a stamper involved with year 3, can you shift away from the same one used for years 1 and 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Can't be specific yet my friends, sorry. But the emphasis will be on advanced game play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from turbocharizard:How many season 8 promos are there, 1, 2, or 3+? Come on, what will it hurt to say that much?
master_trainer_mike says, "It would REALLY HURT! And not be very minty fresh!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #17 from turbocharizard:Flying Pikachu is the season 8 promo, right? Come on just confirm it. You've said in the past it will be a Pokemon TCG league year 2 card, so it must be from season 8.
master_trainer_mike says, "mmmminty freshhhhhhhhh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #18 from dunjohn_:Hello! The summer holidays are just about over, so I'll soon have to start bugging you about how late this is on and how it benefits EVERYONE if Wizards relocates to the east coast :-). But for now... I was wondering, have you settled on a name for Neo 4 yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I used to live on the East Coast and now live on the west. The name is still being worked on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from turbocharizard:Can you tell me anything about the format you will be using for year 3? (like how many point until I get a badge)
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from peekachoo1:Are you having a qualifier tournament for the 15+ group, just not a free trip?
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no official 15+ qualifiers. However, most every QT location plans on running open age side events (looks like sealed play for many of them)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from rocketelectabuzz:If i somehow win a qaulifyer can i play in another one?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from firetrainer:If attach a Rainbow Energy to the Souther Island can I chose anyone of my oponents Pokemon other than colorless
master_trainer_mike says, "Do you mean the Mew card? You could choose any 1 energy type."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from gym_leader_dragona:Would wizards ever consider holding a tourney in some of the lower states like South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, and the areas around there that don't see tourneys like the major cities and states do?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually, the QT locations are based upon population density, and whether we have a qualified Tournament Orgainzer in that area."
master_trainer_mike says, "Due to budgetary limitations we can't hold these events everywhere. Unfortunately less populated areas without qualified orgainzers won;t get them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from turbocharizard:MTM, do you watch, or ever plan to watch Murder in Small Town X, Survivor 3, the Mole 2, or, ugh, Love Cruse?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope. I did watch Fear Factor while at Gen Con though. I can't believe people actually ate sheep eyes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from crazy_nut_man:Pat, What was the Magic Card named after you?
master_trainer_mike says, "He isn't here yet, his comupter is muy unhappy with him."
master_trainer_mike says, "Definately not MINTY FRESH."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from slowking_man:What random babblings u got this week?
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from turbocharizard:True or False: There will NOT be a victory road 2?
master_trainer_mike says, "True"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from articjedi:did Media factor have a say in the new format?
master_trainer_mike says, "not really"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from turbocharizard:Why can't people over 14 play in the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "They can! The confusion is over the fact that we can't afford trips for every Pokemon player that would want to fly free to San Diego."
master_trainer_mike says, "Since we have limited resources (its FREE AFTER ALL) we chose to give them to the younger players that have a much harder time getting there."
master_trainer_mike says, "The STS is a HUGE FREE event for ALL AGES>"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from articjedi:any news on year 3?
master_trainer_mike says, "Comes afetr Year 2?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from crazy_nut_man:Rumor has it that and Eevee is said to be a promo coming soon, is true. By the way it is the same as Neo Discovery, except different Artwork
master_trainer_mike says, "Never heard that rumor."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from slowking_man:Are you chewing Doublemint gum or something?
master_trainer_mike says, "nah, but is is MINTY FRESH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from tyranitar19:Will there be a Promo Reverse Holo Charizard anytime soon?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from gym_leader_dragona:If my opponent has a Jiggly promo card active and does double edge with two metal energies and one other energy on it like a fire or something, how much damage does it do to my poke and how much to itself....and you may make the answer as MINTY FRESH as you like ^_~
master_trainer_mike says, "It would do 20 damage to your opponent, and nothing to itself. CUZ IT THE FRESHEST OF THE MINTY."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from articjedi:Are there going to be unlimited side events for the STS?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from soslowpoke:Is Neo Revelation Starmie's second attack like Southern Islands Mew second attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "That set has not been released yet, so no questions on it please."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from articjedi:What are the side events for the new STS qualifiers
master_trainer_mike says, "That is up to each TO, you can contact them and ask."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from lance313:Will Season 3 HAVE badges and promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "Season 3 already had them both. Wasn't it back in March?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from tyranitar19:Will the Season 3 Books Look the same as this year's?
master_trainer_mike says, "Year 3 will be all new! MINTY FRESH!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from soslowpoke:So no follow-up Season to Year 2 of league? We can still run league to catch up other members, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from articjedi:Are there any sets that are out of print?
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't think, base - Rocket are being printed anynore."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from firetrainer:Does Pilitoad PP let do damage even if you get all tales while using it's a attack?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, must do damage normally first"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from soslowpoke:Promo #39 is NOT Reverse holofoil Charizard. Right?
master_trainer_mike says, "where on earth did this crazy rumor start?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from articjedi:What is it with you repeating minty fresh?
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from peekachoo1:If you have a metal and a darkness energy attached to the dark Houndour, does it do 10 or 0 damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "0, the Metal effect is applied first (before Weakness and REsistance), Darkness is applied second (after Weakness and Resistance). Good question."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from chrisbo:Do you plan on continuing Year 3 of Pokemon League at the larger retail stores like Toys R Us, etc.? Or is it still too soon to tell?
master_trainer_mike says, "It will be up to them, but many of our Mass partners want to continue."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from caterpie89:are there gonna be a new badge book next year?
master_trainer_mike says, "no specifics will be answered gang, sorry."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from soslowpoke:Any possibility of more Prerelease or W stamp cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "none planned at this time"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from peekachoo1:re: #20 What is sealed play?
master_trainer_mike says, "pay a fee, get 5 booster packs, then build decks form it. There are rules on sealed play and booster drafts on our web site under evenets and the DCI."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from brock23:in the Big Bully deck, wouldn't tyranitar's trample attack cause 50 damage to bench pokemon (or 20 damage with unown d?)
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, you are adding the damage form attached Darkness energy and that is only applied against the Defending Pokemon, not against Benched ones."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from lance313:Any thoughts on this for a format: Players can build and use decks of EITHER Base-Rocket, OR Rocket-On? So Sneasel, et, al, would be denied Oak and CPU, and old syle would be denied new BBPs. It could lead to some VERY interesting matchups.
master_trainer_mike says, "too difficult to monitor"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from gym_leader_dragona:I'm a Gym Leader at my local Pokemon TCG League(Hince the name) and I haven't recieved ANY supplies for season 6 or 7....What can I do about it, my leaguers are really wanting the new stuff...we've been stick in season five FOREVER!!! *GASP* So, who or what should I talk to or do to get my supplies sent.....BTW happy late B-day MTM!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks. What store do you run it at? If it is a mass store (TRU, Books-a-million) etc. your store manager should have contacted his corporate headquarters about that and gotten you your supplies."
master_trainer_mike says, "If it is an individual store, then they should have called Merchant Relations at 1-800-821-8028 to get their supplies. Tell them to do so ASAP."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from soslowpoke:Any clues on Season 8's promos(season 7's was an "even numbered" promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "well its card sized."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from yoshi1001:When a card refers to "after applying Weakness or Resistance" is that immediately after, or in the place specified in the NEO Rulebook?
master_trainer_mike says, "play each card when it is told to be played according to the How Do You Figure out Damage chart in the rulebook."
master_trainer_mike says, "Unless the card specifies otherwise (like one of the effects on Metal energy)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from gym_leader_dragona:followup to #27: Why won't there be a victory road 2?!
master_trainer_mike says, "Why should there? Most stores are too busy for the holiday season. League ends in October. Many league locations last year did not run Victory Road."
master_trainer_mike says, "Give them time to rest and recover before league sytarts again in January."
master_trainer_mike says, "Last Year there was a much bigger gap remember? Not the case this year."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from rocketelectabuzz:i saw somewhere that if someone defaults there trip, the next person say third place does not get the trip
master_trainer_mike says, "The trip prizes are NOT transferable."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from soslowpoke:Will you be gone next weekend because of the TMB?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."
master_trainer_mike says, "But Pat will be here."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from firetrainer:Will there be side event QT for 15+, and if so what mite those be.
master_trainer_mike says, "We are pushing for all TO's to run open age side events and it sounds like most of them will be."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from marril2000:will year 3 of the league have new gym leader shirts (like this year was red last year was yellow), and can you comment on what color they will be?
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey I'm here! I had to borrow a computer though..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry guys, I will NOT give any specifics about a program still being designed."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hi Gang"
master_trainer_mike says, "He made it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from slowking_man:I'm giving you and MT Pat a cameo in a story I'm going to write. ^_^
master_trainer_mike says, "Oookay :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from rocketelectabuzz:what would u say is the best rocket on! deck
master_trainer_pat says, "Cool"
master_trainer_mike says, "Modified deck? Thread the Weedle!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat?"
master_trainer_pat says, "There hasn't been one that stands out.."
master_trainer_pat says, "Feraligatr..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from yoshi1001:I'm putting rulings on PIRN. Can you suggest any tough ones I should include?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just look at the Ditto pages from Rulings doc on our web site :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #67 from soslowpoke:Will you guys be making an appearence at any of the new QT stops?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not that they've notified us about yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from peekachoo1:Im confused, couldn't you have a qualifier for the 15+ without a free trip?
master_trainer_mike says, "The older players can only earn byes through their DCI rating."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #68 from soslowpoke:Will Year 3 have promos?
master_trainer_mike says, "The QT's are primarily there for younger players who can't make many tournaments (or run them) to have a chnace to earn byes (and trips)."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sure we'll either do that or have something special to give out"
master_trainer_mike says, "Probably."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from yoshi1001:Can you tell us if sets will eventually be removed from modified?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from soslowpoke:Year 3 Emphasizes more on the "Challenge" types of game play giving new formats for players to try correct?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from rocketelectabuzz:referring to q 43 the out of print sets are cheaper than the in print sets, do u think this makes since?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sure, they have been out much longer, most people already have as much as they want"
master_trainer_mike says, "old inventory goes down in price, welcome to capitalism 101"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, from a supply and demand standpoint it does"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #72 from soslowpoke:Have you gotten Crystal Version for GameBoy?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from soslowpoke:Where DMTM and DMS at GenCon on Sunday? I didnt seem to see them.
master_trainer_mike says, "they didn't make it"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #74 from soslowpoke:Who do you think is gonna win BigBrother2?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Rams!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I know that's one of those nutty shows that's all."
master_trainer_mike says, "Kurt Warner is da bomb!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from firetrainer:So is there any chance of seeing a MINTY FRESH Reverse holofoil Charlizard in the future?
master_trainer_mike says, "not that I have heard of"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #76 from peekachoo1:Can rainbow energy provide the darkness requirement for an attack?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, just not the effects"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from chrisbo:About the rumor of Promo #39 RH-Charizard, somebody on PokeGym pre-purchased this card from some online website in Malaysia or something. Caveat Emptor - "Let the buyer beware..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "At leats they aren't buying mail order brides......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from the_wizard_of_odd:How do you think the WCSTS will turn out,as good as the ECSTS,better,worse?Do you think it will have a possitive effect on the Pokemon TCG as a whole or more of a negative reaction like the way prop 15?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ummm...wait and see! Of course we try to make them great! If we thought it would stink we wouldn't do it."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it will be good, but then I disagree with your other statements"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from rocketelectabuzz:will league year 3 have DCI sanctioned events?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, last time. No more questions about League Year 3 ok? It is still being developed and so as usual we don;t answer anything until it is ready."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #80 from the_wizard_of_odd:What do you think will be the prominent decks used at the WCSTS?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's really too early to say."
master_trainer_mike says, "well...it will definately have 60 cards in it!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hardy har har"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from gym_leader_dragona:follow up to #35: What if Jiggy had one DCE and one Metal?
master_trainer_mike says, "it would do 30 and take none."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from pkmnx:I'm counting your "minty fresh"es, mike....thats 16 after Q.50.
master_trainer_pat says, "Heavy Metal Jiggy??"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "17"
master_trainer_mike says, "MIIIINTY FRESH"
master_trainer_mike says, "18"
master_trainer_mike says, "minty inty nty ty y fresh!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Mintee freshhhh."
master_trainer_mike says, "19"
master_trainer_mike says, "and 20!"
master_trainer_pat says, "mintyer"
master_trainer_pat says, "fresher"
master_trainer_mike says, "Minty Mc Mint Mint"
master_trainer_mike says, "22.5!"
master_trainer_pat shakes her/his head.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #83 from gexico:Will there be any 2-day qualifiers?
darkmaster_steve says, "Hello everyone! Meowth!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "if so, then only 1"
master_trainer_pat says, "None of them are planned that way I think...Mike?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Rawr!"
master_trainer_mike says, "there might be one....but they are 1 day events now"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from firetrainer:A metal energy attach to a Psychic Pokemon that hits it self with confusion would do only ten damage right.
master_trainer_mike says, "right"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from dunjohn_:It was mentioned a while ago that the stamped Wartortle isn't legal in the Modified Format (GREAT name) and it reminded me of something... why did that card look so strange? The symbols and text were all the wrong sizes.
master_trainer_mike says, "really? I'll have to dig mine out"
master_trainer_mike says, "Steve?!?! Did you do that?!?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from pkmnx:On the DCI personal rankings pages, it says "Pokemon: Limited" and "Pokemon: Consctucted"..what's the difference?
master_trainer_pat says, "Limited is sealed deck or draft"
master_trainer_mike says, "Limited is sealed play (sealed or booster draft), constructed is when you build your own deck"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from yoshi1001:re:48 Stores can still run league, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "sure"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from rocketelectabuzz:will there be any two day stops on the QT circuit?
master_trainer_mike says, "possibly 1 to end it....maybe"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from the_wizard_of_odd:Will either of you Master Trainers be playing at the WCSTS? If so,what decks will YOU be using?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, as MT's we're not allowed to play"
master_trainer_pat says, "in the tourneys that the DCI sanction"
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be the Tournament Manager again so I can't play. Maybe after hours though."
master_trainer_mike says, "Pat and Steve will be working hard (and DMTM) to keep you all having fun :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Me?? I'll just be bossing them around :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from briefcaseboo:will the free trip for 11-14 include food and such?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from pokesensei:Hey Pat,Mike said to ask you about the Magic card that was named after you.Care to explain? :-()
master_trainer_pat says, "OH was he now?"
master_trainer_mike says, "heh heh"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll just say that a nickname of mine in college was del Raich."
master_trainer_mike says, "and what set is that card in?????"
master_trainer_mike says, "HMMMM??????"
master_trainer_pat says, "If you're familiar with Magic you'll be able figure out where that's from"
master_trainer_mike says, "oh......(haven'ty played Magic in a long time...sniff sniff)...."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from gym_leader_dragona:What is your opinion of wiggly decks? i.e.) I run a wiggly deck with E.Dratini, Chansey, 'Kid, and 'Buzz, and Cleffa, which seems to run well, but I'd like you opinion of Wiggy...Thanks!
master_trainer_mike says, "They can be fun. DMTM and I won a tournament at Origins playing Sniggly Weasel decks."
master_trainer_mike says, "A bit unbalanced but still fun."
master_trainer_pat says, "wiggy is a broken card...very good if you want to win"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from yoshi1001:re: 69 yes they will or yes you can tell?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes in time Modified will change or be "modified"... Hence the name....."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from the_wizard_of_odd:Is it WOTC that released the "Harry Potter" tcg? If so,do you expect it to be a success? As big as Pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, we'll see."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think it's areally good game"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from gym_leader_dragona:What's the best way to get rid of Sneasal...its such a threat with that two energy attack, and I've heard E.Dratini is killer against it, especially with berries, but once again a professional opinion would be much appreciated...Thanks again!
master_trainer_mike says, "Unown D helps. But Energy Removal is the best way to control that crazy kat."
master_trainer_pat says, "There isn't a whole lot that can be done against this guy"
master_trainer_mike says, "how hitting him in the shin with a crow bar?"
master_trainer_mike says, "Why me?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Why me?!?!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from rocketelectabuzz:is there any other way to get to go to the TMB other DCI rating?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is not our event, but it is TPC's. They decide how people go."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from lance313:AAAAAck! MTM said the 'Ditto' word! How would the Split Block format be any more difficult to monitor than Modified? Either the cards are from one set of expansions or the other. If you say Gym and base, you disallow the deck. Most people would recognize a deck inconsistency like that. And with a deck sheet submittal (for WCSTS, for example), it would be obvious. There appears to be a lot of favorable interest in this idea. Can it be considered?
master_trainer_mike says, "We condiser all ideas but it makes it very hard for deck checking and it is already hard for many people to keep track fo what they can or can't use in an event."
master_trainer_mike says, "This would further cloud the issue."
master_trainer_mike says, "What if the person who won used a Wiggly Sneseal deck? Then the people who played Modified decks would say that is why he won, not due to his skill."
master_trainer_mike says, "There has to be an even playinhg field for true competition. Meaning everyone using the same cards."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from gexico:Even though this is off topic, do you know if there is going to be DCI tourneys and leagues for the Harry Potter TCG?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes we'll try to do both"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from yoshi1001:Why would anyone want a Rev. Holo Charizard, anyway?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from slowking_man:What are YOU doing?! XD
master_trainer_mike says, "WASABE!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "You don wanna know..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #102 from peekachoo1:do you think a metal dark weezing deck would have a good chance of winning the QT?
master_trainer_mike says, "Depends on what other people are playing."
master_trainer_mike says, "Do some testing beforehand."
master_trainer_pat says, "Can't say for certain. Try it out firsst."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from articjedi:will neo 3 be released in time for the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from pkmnx:Just to make sure, the format for the WCSTS qualifiers IS Modified, right?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."
master_trainer_pat says, "The qualifiers"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from the_wizard_of_odd:What's up with the minty fresh stuff?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's fresh"
master_trainer_mike says, "Its Minty!"
master_trainer_mike says, "23.5!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from yoshi1001:Is Neo 3 being released early enough to be legal for the WCSTS?
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from peekachoo1:Since the promo #20 fossil psyduck is legal in the modified format, couldn't we just use our fossil psyducks?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from briefcaseboo:what if my BAMM store stops the league??
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually they plan on running their opwn extra seasons after the elague ends."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #109 from gym_leader_dragona:How does mateal energy on a psy poke only let it do 10 to itself....the way I see it, Confusion does 20 x 2 for weakness = 40 - 20 at least = 20....right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Becuase one effect takes place BEFORE applying weakness and Resistance dropping the damage done to 10, then Weakness doubles it to 20. Then the other effect that takes place AFTER Weakness and Resistance drops it down to 10."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from articjedi:If there is a Seattle qualifier, will you MT's be there?
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sure will"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!"
master_trainer_mike says, "24.5"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #111 from articjedi:If I started working for WOTC, does that ban me from tournaments or events done by WOTC?
master_trainer_pat says, "DCI sanctioned events yes....boy my DCI card is dusty now"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from pkmnx:I just thought of something. A long time ago, right when Jungle was released, there was some tournament in chicago. I was really young, so I;'m not sure, but there were people there who were being called "master trainers". Were those you guys?
master_trainer_mike says, "nope, not us"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from rocketelectabuzz:what set is that card in pat, i want to get one so i can get u to sign it?
master_trainer_pat says, "Mercadian Masques"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from megamanexe:I am developing a game based on an existing property. What do I do to submit it? It's not based on a Wizards title.
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually you would need to contact the onwers of the IP."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #115 from gym_leader_dragona:repost on # 93 please?? I got knocked off before you could answer
master_trainer_pat says, "They're broken, very good if you want to win games...not so great if you want to try something new."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #116 from chrisbo:Maybe we should start calling Pat something like "Del Raichu". Y'think?
master_trainer_pat says, "snicker"
master_trainer_mike says, "HEE HEEE!!!!"
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from yoshi1001:I thought Sneasel was a weasel.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, hence a Wiggly Sneasel deck is known as a Sniggly Weasel."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from megamanexe:I'd like to start a League at my uncle's store. What procedures must I follow, and what fees are associated with this?
master_trainer_pat says, "Your uncle should contact us at the Wizards 800#"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from peekachoo1:where can we get translations for the southern islands cards that just came out?
master_trainer_mike says, "translations?? they are in english......"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from puritys_echidna:hey guys! sorry i'm late! uh... (thinks of something to say) keep up the excellant work and hope you have a good time at the mbi!
master_trainer_mike says, "mbi?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #121 from the_wizard_of_odd:What is the Master Trainers' opinion on the life of pokemon? Do you believe it will be around as long as MTG? If so,what will you do if Mediafactory or whoever makes the Japanese cards stops coming up with different set ideas? Would you keep league go
master_trainer_pat says, "That's not a good question to ask...there's a lot of factors we really don't andcan't control"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from yoshi1001:How could somone play wiggly/sneasel in spit-block? Unless it's Erika's Wigglytuff.
master_trainer_mike says, "spit block? wah?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #123 from gexico:Do you have any idea when Wizards is going to start having Harry Potter DCI tournies and Leagues then?
master_trainer_pat says, "Leagues start in january"
master_trainer_mike says, "Tournaments can be sanctionable in September"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #125 from peekachoo1:If i have 3 metal energy on steelix, and Im facing a clefable who has 1 dark energy, clefable does tail crush and flips a tails, how much damage would it do?
master_trainer_pat says, "It could be argued either way...rules team question"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #126 from articjedi:are there going to be new formats coming up?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #127 from professormaple:Any word on an WC MBI 3 in San Diego? Also, here's to hoping that Saturday runs smoother down there... I would not want to see the Maple Syrup Open run to 4 a.m. again... =)
master_trainer_pat says, "We won't run another MBI...we just can't run exclusive events like that"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from yoshi1001:I created those "Support Modified" graphics like I promised. In it is a small button with Weedles on it.
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from chrisbo:Hey Mike, make sure to take some pictures at the TMB (or is it MBI :p) for us. Who all from WotC will be going there?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will. Only a few WOTC folks willbe there. Its not our event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from yoshi1001:Re: 121 Don't worry Pokemon won't burn out for at least 4 billion years-or was that the sun?
master_trainer_mike says, "huh huh huh"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #132 from the_wizard_of_odd:Re:#121....I didn't mean it to be an offensive question,I am just curios,that's all
master_trainer_pat says, "It wasn't offensive, just too much to answer here and not something either of us wants to tackle."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from megamanexe:Have you guys ever been to www.pokemonzeo.com? Their "Zeo Set" rocks!
master_trainer_mike says, "I like their art."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from marril2000:Mike, will there be any druthers articals in the next few weeks. If there is, are you ever going to give Pat, Dark Mike, and (maybe) steve there own druthers card?
master_trainer_mike says, "We'll see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from the_wizard_of_odd:In order to become a master trainer, do you have to have a really high rating globaly as far as the tcg is concerned or what? I should say HOW do you obtain the title "Master Trainer"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually the title is reserved for WOTC employees in one sense but the winners of the STSs are certainly Master Trainers too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #136 from chrisbo:RE Q125 - about the Clefable vs. Steelix, the attacker's Darkness comes before the defender's Metal, so it would do [(30+10)-30] = 10 damage, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "the way the cards are worded (If damage is done) is uncertain"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from puritys_echidna:Re: MBI/TMB: oh sure chrisbo... make fun of the poor canuck... just because there are too many three letter acronyms... mtm, mtp, mbi, tpc, mbi... @_@
master_trainer_mike says, "and once again the chat turns wayward......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #140 from the_wizard_of_odd:Would you say bacon could be considered good for your heart?
master_trainer_mike says, "not if you were a pig"
master_trainer_mike says, "then that would be cannibalism"
master_trainer_pat says, "No, bacon stops hairloss."
master_trainer_mike says, "really????"
master_trainer_mike says, "I NEED SOME BACON!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Bacon chaddar potato wedges"
master_trainer_pat says, "blech."
master_trainer_mike says, "droll drool"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #141 from puritys_echidna:...are you blaming ME for misdirecting the conversation good man? ...cause if i have to turn this chat around...
master_trainer_mike says, "hey! who's driving this thing???"
master_trainer_mike says, "no more questions again....what to singh...... hmmmmm"
master_trainer_mike says, "THE ITSBY BITSY SPIDER"
master_trainer_mike says, "CLIMBED UP THE WATER SPOUT"
master_trainer_mike says, "DOWN CAME THE RAIN AND WASHED THE SPIDER OUT"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #142 from puritys_echidna:oh come on... admit it... you love us.... you just wait for thursday to get your fill of entertainment... :D
master_trainer_pat says, "hmmmm...next question."
master_trainer_pat says, "Just kiddin"
master_trainer_mike says, "OUT CAME THE SUN"
master_trainer_mike says, "AND DRIED UP ALL THE RAIN"
master_trainer_pat smiles.
master_trainer_mike says, "SO THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER CLIMED UP THE SPOUT AGAIN!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "thank you thank you"
master_trainer_mike says, "be here all week, be sure to tip your wait staff"
master_trainer_mike says, ""

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #143 from the_wizard_of_odd:Have you seen the movie "Unbreakable" with Bruce Willis? Which Willis/Samuel L Jackson movie is better in your opinion: Die Hard With A Vengence Or Unbreakable?
master_trainer_mike says, "Unbreakable even if it was a wee bit slow"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not seen Unbreakable yet"
master_trainer_mike says, "Die Hard 3 was ok but nothing new"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #144 from marril2000:mike, when should the next Akimbo artical be out
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno, they are going through the process"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #148 from pkmnx:Augh! No singing! We'll ask! WE'LL ASK!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Then you had better ask qeustions! Or the Ant song comes next!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #152 from articjedi:Pat, is Mike really singing?
master_trainer_pat says, "kinda"
master_trainer_pat says, "Believe me you guys have it easy"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #153 from chrisbo:Mike, can you tell us what your role in the TMB is going to be? We all want to live vicariously through you...
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure, we will just be there to help run the tournaments and answer questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #154 from puritys_echidna:ok... a question then... um... how many unique pikachu cards are there including all languages, 1st ed, stamped, promo.... (thinks: this should keep them going till 5...)
master_trainer_mike says, "well, since every snowflake is unique, so would every pokemon card right?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #159 from the_wizard_of_odd:Which Die Hard movie is the best in your opinion? My personal favorite is the first one. Oh,and do you guys like jelly-bellies?
master_trainer_mike says, "the 1st one, and I prefer sour patch kids myself"
master_trainer_pat says, "First one, yes horseradish flavor of course!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #161 from gym_leader_dragona:When did Pokemon turn into an Itsy Bitsy Spider....or was it when did Pokemon turn Minty Fresh......^_~....ok..the real question..........How could I use Dragonite efficiently in a deck? And i mean Dark Draggy or Fossil Draggy
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry neither one is that great........"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #164 from crazy_nut_man:If you Gust of Wind or knocking out Magby , after Magby does sputter, does sputter still is in effect?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #165 from angurisneo_2:So...(in order to prevent more singing...) Neo: Revelation. Is it going to be...uh....um...well...uh it...uh...will it have cool boosters?
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY COOL!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, um.....huh...we don't know. We have not seen the boosters yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from puritys_echidna:well... there could be worse things than no question in queue.... what about people asking about unreleased sets or promos, hmm? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmm, the irony is thick today....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from crazy_nut_man:Why the many Pikachu in every set??
master_trainer_mike says, "THe Pokemon company really likes it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #171 from puritys_echidna:O_o ....minty cool?! ...can you even DO that? just hack up phrases like that... slaughtering poor defenceless participals...

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #170 from angurisneo_2:What happened to Fresh?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude, I didn't see a TM next to it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #172 from gym_leader_dragona:OK....off subject but How come all the Wizo's have a descript, but you guys don't?? I thought descripts were the Minty Freshest!!!
master_trainer_mike says, "dunno!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #173 from the_wizard_of_odd:Do you Master Trainers have any pets? Like a turtle, camel, dead parot,ect..?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have a cat."
master_trainer_pat says, "A rutabega I call Dugg."
master_trainer_mike says, "does he have a big sebulba?"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_pat says, "That's kinda personal"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #174 from crazy_nut_man:Why not add a challenge mike, "We can play as many Unown as you want" (Season 3) Hehe, spell *MINTY FRESH*
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmmm"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #177 from crazy_nut_man:What kind of animal is weedle?
master_trainer_mike says, "ummm. dark meat"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #178 from pkmnx:Even though you said Minty, its only worth a .5 on the number of minty freshes tonight...btw, up to a round 25 now... :D
master_trainer_mike says, "thanks mr scorekeeper"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #179 from puritys_echidna:"Minty Freshª is a regestered trademark of Mars Candy Inc, used last in 1957 for FreshMintsª"
master_trainer_mike says, "AHHH! But trademarks only last for 7 years unless you keep reregistering them! And they have been negligent!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #182 from megamanexe:How goes negotiations to get Neo 4?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not invited to those meetings..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Neo 4 is being worked on, it is past that that is up in the air...."
master_trainer_pat says, "Chrisbo...no rules meeting yet"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #184 from megamanexe:If we get vs. will it be adjusted to fit the current rules (Evolutions and such)?
master_trainer_mike says, "no idea"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #188 from the_wizard_of_odd:Do you believe that the cartoonist Gary Larson should come out of retirement and do The Far Side again? I really like those....
master_trainer_mike says, "I would rather see Calvin and Hobbes again first."
master_trainer_pat says, "No, the Far Side should be remembered as the great cartoon that it was..."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or even Berkley Breathed do stuff again. The Far Side got pretty old towards the end."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't agree, Far Side was great!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #189 from yoshi1001:How many people make up the ruling team?
master_trainer_mike says, "Several"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #190 from gym_leader_dragona:Thanks for all the Poke Info....until next week, stay Minty Fresh(TM) and visit Aquarmarine gym, just to the left of Viridian, before you get to Mt. Silver.......^_^
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, thanks gang. Since we are not getting any rules questions we will end a bit early so I acn go work on League Year 3 (and the upcoming QTs and STS and articles and Harry Potter and.....)"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're gonna wrap it up for this week. We'll see you next week."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will not be here next week, heading to Hawaii for the TMB but Pat and Steve will be!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Bye!"
master_trainer_pat says, "OK"
master_trainer_pat says, "Lata"