Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, January 10, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody...hope you all had a good weekend."
master_trainer_pat says, "Did you all check out the details of the Pokemon Professor program on the Wizards Pokegym boards?"
master_trainer_pat says, "We plan on posting even more info on that program and the Challenge Series January 21st"
master_trainer_pat says, "We're alittle delayed starting because the questions are backed up from last weeks chat."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang. A big Thank you To Maxine_Hunetr who posted the letter "m" as a question to us almost 250 times. Gosh, we are all really impressed down here let me tell ya."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry but it took a moment to clean out all of those questions."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hi gang! Welcome to another cchat!"
master_trainer_mike says, ""
master_trainer_mike says, "errr... applause?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #997 from lance313:Okay, I know you don't have any control over what happens with DCI, but I'm guessing you've been deluged with queries about what has been happing the last day or so. Ant information you can impart upon the unwashed masses out here?
darkmt_mike says, "clap. clap."
master_trainer_pat says, "To what are you referring to?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #998 from sd_pokemom:My first Year 3 League session ran very smoothly...people were very enthusiastic about the "new" league. We even had some of the parents who were just "observers" last year sign up! And this GL thanks you for the helpful "little" touches, like the fla
master_trainer_mike says, "Glad you liked it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #999 from sd_pokemom:MTM, this GL thanks you for the helpful "little" touches, like the flap on the passport holder to access the stamping area!
darkmt_mike says, "DCI numbers went down for a while but are up now."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hey! We are here for you! :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Whooo hoo"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1000 from sd_pokemom:Will there be a way to order more passport sleeves and chains, or will they be included in subsequent season kits? I can see needing more of these in the future as kids "drop" from the League and new kids join, or kids trash them...
master_trainer_mike says, "They are only included in the Season 1 kit but we will have extras available for players who join the leagues later on. Just contact your supplier here at Wizards as you need them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1001 from sd_pokemom:Re: League season-ending tourneys: can the GL participate if the tourney is DCI sanctioned? Does the tourney need to be run under 3-judge rule if the GL wishes to participate?
master_trainer_mike says, "You can certainly use the 3-judge system but as you may know, the tournament can only have between 8 and 16 players to do so. Otherwise, if a tournament is sanctioned and has more than 16 players the Judge may NOT participate."
master_trainer_mike says, "This is to ensure that the judges ave sufficient attanetion available to pay to the players."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1002 from indigomaster33:Have you given the Hybrid format any serious consideration?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. It takes to many cards out, and the BBP's would just dominate."
master_trainer_pat says, "I was going that we consider anything for new formats, but that is not quite true."
master_trainer_pat says, "The formats we look at must be easy to understand by all age groups and easy to get the word out about. They also must meet a few other factors."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1003 from sd_pokemom:Can the League season-end tourney be a booster draft?
master_trainer_mike says, "We recoomedn the initial tournaments be constructed until you get some experience running them at the league as do you rleague players."
master_trainer_mike says, "But if everyone involved is open to that, you can do so."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1004 from sd_pokemom:Re: League season-ending tourneys: if DCI sanctioned, does it still need to be run under Age-Modified rules? Or not, since it is single-elimination?
master_trainer_mike says, "Since it is using its own unique seedings made for the league, you realistically cannot run it age modified and that is fine with us."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1005 from pkmnx:Hi guys! Can you give us the locations of the Stadium Challenges? Do you even have them yet? :P
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope not yet. Check out our website on Jan 21st."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1006 from yoshi1001:Put these effects in the order they occour during the attack stage, starting with the earliest: A:Defending Pokémon damage B: Bench Pokémon damage C: Non-damage effects D: Pokémon are knocked out due to damage
darkmt_mike says, "EGFH?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Here's the way it breaks down:"
master_trainer_pat says, "A and B are done."
master_trainer_pat says, "then D."
master_trainer_pat says, "then you finish up with C."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1007 from slowking_man:Well, I hear the new League was great. Too bad, because we haven't gotten our kit yet...;_;
master_trainer_mike says, "You should have already. Make sure your store manager contacts us here at Wizards to get it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1008 from captaincommando:Do you know of Toys R' Us participance in hosting Pokemon Leagues?
master_trainer_mike says, "We are still in negotiation with Toys R Us about their possible participation with our league programs. It is still uncertain."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1009 from yoshi1001:You said League 3 seasons were 5 weeks. Is that with or without the season-ending tournament?
master_trainer_mike says, "$ weeks of gameplay and earning the promos, week 5 is when the season ending tournament is held."
master_trainer_mike says, "opps 4 weeks"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1011 from yoshi1001:Porygon 2's Pokémon power says "choose an Energy type." Since it doesn't say basic, can I choose for the card (for some inconceivible reason) to be a Colorless energy card, or was that whole thing a typo?
master_trainer_pat says, "Remember that colorless is not officially an energy type."
master_trainer_pat says, "So, no, you may not."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1012 from yoshi1001:N3 Stantler's Overhead Toss attack doesn't say how to determine which benched Pokémon of yours to do damage to. Can I assume the player using the attack decides?
master_trainer_mike says, "Obviously you choose."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1014 from captaincommando:Will there be a league run at the Pokemon Center?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is entirely up to them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1015 from matthewssandslash:Why would WotC release something like Suicine without getting all the rules questions straightened out? One look at that power when it came out and I knew that there would be problems! Why didn't Wizards hold Suicine, or all of Neo 3 for that matter if you didn't want to have a one-Suicine set, until all the rules thingies were figured out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again for those of you in the back. We do not own Pokemon. We are only the licensor."
master_trainer_mike says, "licensee (thanks Pat)"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, that's it."
master_trainer_mike says, "We do not get to decide WHEN something comes out, though we do have some influence on it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1016 from marril2000:1013 cont. where the display and stickers part of the kit?
master_trainer_mike says, "The stickers and Pokemon display are not part of the League kit. They are a marketing kit for the league that is being sent to league locations."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1018 from gym_leader_blaine:so when do we see the professor test on the web?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't really want to state a day, it is being worked on and it will be up on the web when it's up."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1020 from matthewssandslash:Is Holo Suicine banned from official play until all the rules thingies are straightened out? And do you think Suicine would like Maple Bars?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, welcome to our rules situation :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1021 from skywolf9653:Is Neo 4 still scheduled for a mid-February release?
master_trainer_pat says, "We're hoping to see it by March, but we don't have an exact date yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1022 from daytongl:Any details that can be leaked about the Professor Program and Challenge series? Or do we have to wait until Monday?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry I am working on them as fast as I can :) So is Jaime and a lot of other busy people. We are shooting to get all details up on the 21st."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1023 from lance313:What is the minimum number that can play in the season ending tournament and still be sanctioned? 4? if so, I would guess the GL/TO/Judge couldn't play, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Four is the minimum and so the judge could not play in that case."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1024 from matthewssandslash:Why isn't the next format Standard, but with "overly broken" cards like Oak and SER banned (or limited)?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's just a route we wanted to stay away from."
master_trainer_mike says, "FAR too many borken cards in the arly sets bbesides those sets are a few years old now, you won;t see them back in premiere play."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1025 from gym_leader_blaine:do the season-end tourney have to be modified format or anything goes?
master_trainer_mike says, "I would recoomend just doing Standard at first. Many league players are still fairly new to te game and may not know the Modified format yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "However, if all of your players are ok with using a format, you certainly can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1029 from marril2000:mike, you gave an answer in san diego, but i dont remember what you said. If i have a Zeo Printed Promo Electric Soldier Porygon in play with a pokemon tool attached could i used its power Process Emulater, which turns an energy card attached into any
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, since these aren't real cards, the answer is Chocolate."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1031 from matthewssandslash:Who's bright idea was it to make Misty's Goldeen a rare?
master_trainer_mike says, "Why that would be Japan that released the card ONLY in a limited edition deck."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1032 from yoshi1001:So, given your answer to my "fastest finger" question, if Fossil Muk is active and is koed by Tyranitar's Trample attack. Would a benched Unown D's Power protect that player's bench Pokémon, or would the power still be off until the end of the turn?
master_trainer_pat says, "The defending P'mon and benched p'mon damage happens at the very same time. Unown D is 'shut off' when the damage occurs"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1033 from daytongl:When is Keith going to be back? We want his take on the status of Maple Bars - donuts or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "I think he refuses to take sides on this one for his sanity :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1034 from matthewssandslash:People are seeming to have problems with this, so I'll try to get this straightened out... If Porygon2 changes a Fire energy card attached to a non-holo Ho-oh to Grass (and Non-holo Ho-oh doesn't have a Grass energy attatched) does it make it do 10 damage more? It doesn't, does it? PLEASE say it doesn't.
master_trainer_pat says, "it doesn't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1035 from yoshi1001:The professor test will have both Pokémon TCG and DCI questions, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "correct and I will warn you guys now, it is pretty hard :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1037 from bubbi_guru:If my Holo Suicune is active and my oponent uses the Good (fire recharge) typhlosions attack and flips heads the Suicune (Holo) takes 80 damage, but does the Typhlosion take the 20? My dad (Pokidad) wants to know this! Thank you.
master_trainer_mike says, "Gang, we are currently in the process of clarifying the Pokemon rules around our busy work schedules. We don;t have any Suicune answers for you yet, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1038 from slowking_man:Could you guys explain to me what's up with the Toys "R" Us situation. I never heard about it...
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, we really can't do that for you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1039 from yoshi1001:There's been some criticism (not by me, of course I'll help out at any S. WI/N. IL event I can possibly go to), of this new professor thing? Any comments?
master_trainer_mike says, "It hasn't even started yet. Some people fear change. I request that you give it a chance before you decide."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1040 from chrisbo:Is there a minimum number of participants required for a Limited-format (aka Booster Draft) tournament?
master_trainer_pat says, "4 is the minimum, and the judge may not participate."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1041 from bubbi_guru:Will the MT's such as MTM, DMTM, BDS, 'Sensei, Chrisbo...the list goes on and on, be able to go to Stadium events? If so which one(s)? Thanks.
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be at them all to run the Professor Events as well as playtesting and other such things. We will bring as many of the MT's and TC's as we can :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1042 from skywolf9653:Will the "light" type Pokemon eventually have their own energy type?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1044 from matthewssandslash:Could the season-ending tourney have a non-official tourney format, such as all-commons?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not really. This tournament is there to offer players a chance to play in a normal Pokemon tournament."
master_trainer_mike says, "Nice Try"
master_trainer_mike says, "It is unfair to the league members to make them try some unofficial variants in this way."
master_trainer_mike says, "You should play those sorts of things outside of the league."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1043 from onederlnd:Just a quick thing, what is the Port number for the chat? for Telnet I mean...
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm not certain but I think it's handled through port 6667."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1045 from gym_leader_blaine:I live in Salt Lake City. Do you know if Wizards will have a 9 card set for the Winter Olympics like they did for the summer one 2 years ago
master_trainer_mike says, "There are no plans for such a thing."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1046 from bubbi_guru:No wDMTM hinted that there might be some additions to the programs allready prvided at the current time (Challenge, stadium, proffesor program, ect.). Any info on what those could possibly be. I know you don't want to give info away unless your 100% s
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry gang, wait until the 21st."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1047 from marril2000:if i have Zeo Printed Promo Oingo Boingo Weedle in play... and i use its power, Dead Man's Party, and i shuffle Oingo Boingo Weedle back into the deck, and it was the only card in play... would i lose the game?
master_trainer_mike says, "I would have toi hunt you down as I have the only OFFICIAL Oingo Boingo Weedle here :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1048 from bubbi_guru:By any chance could the way how to pass the Professor test is to pernounce the word Suicune correctly?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it's to correctly spell the word pronounce."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is pronounced as "throck warbling mangrove"..........."
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1049 from captaincommando:Would you take under consideration if the test was online, wouldn't it be easy to cheat for those who would? All the person has to do is find an online rulebook?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, we know that but we have no other way of allowing people around the world the chnace to test for it. We will do what we can to limit that AND any Professor found posting answers online will be expunged from the Program."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1050 from skywolf9653:When is the "Origins" convention going to be held?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's around July 4th."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1052 from chrisbo:What sort of things would you recommend we start studying in preparation for the Professors test?
master_trainer_mike says, "Know the rules of the game well, read up on the Universal Floor rules, check out TC's web site for card interactions...."
master_trainer_mike says, "All of the info you would need to pass is available online. Just make sure you read the questions carefully."
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT don;t worry if you don;t pass it the first time, you can try again later."
master_trainer_mike says, "The main point of the test isn't to test your knowledge as much as it is there to show you what you should know to be a succesful Pokemon Judge."
master_trainer_pat says, "Also, start studying Portugese because we'll give the test in that language...Fala Portugese?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1051 from gym_leader_blaine:will the professor test have a time limit to it?
master_trainer_mike says, "No it won't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1053 from lizardotc:Do you think it is possible that a format (other than Standard) that allows a mix of old and new cards might bring big numbers of players back INTO the game?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not really. Older cards are no longer readily available. It would be unfair to the general public (including the new players) to emphasize a format taht they would ne handicapped in participating in."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ever play in a Classic Magic tournament? If you don;t have the power 9, you lose."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1054 from yoshi1001:Have you decided what % we will have to get on the professor test to pass? How about a retake policy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Details to come."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1055 from matthewssandslash:Could kids 14 and under (like me!) take the Professor test just to see how much we know, just for fun?
master_trainer_mike says, "The test will ask for your age and DCI number (if you have one). The program and test are for players 15 and up."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1056 from megax_zeo:Re: #1034, if a porygon2 chages a grass on Ho-oh with 4 grass on it to fire, it will still only do only 50 instead of 60??
master_trainer_pat says, "50 damage."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1057 from captaincommando:Speaking of family, with the Professor Program, will the parents of a participatant in the Challenge series be able to judge their match?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1058 from bubbi_guru:will the winners of the Challenge events recieve trips? if not what will they win? So if the 14- DON'T win trips (because there is a stadium event for every part of the U.S.) then the 15+ has even less to worry (I don't want to say complain) about! Th
master_trainer_mike says, "Details to come on the 21st."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1059 from matthewssandslash:February... seems so long to wait for new cards...
master_trainer_pat says, "that's only a few weeks away."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1060 from chrisbo:In a DCI-sanctioned tournament of less than 8 people, does the Tournament Organizer (TO) have to be judge, or can they play if they get somebody else to be the judge?
master_trainer_mike says, "The TO does not have to be a judge."
master_trainer_mike says, "A Judge cannot participate in a tournemnt of less than 8 players (8-16 players for the three judge system). This is all explained in the Floor Rules on our website."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1062 from scyther_trainer:My friends and I have created a team format that was very popular in out Toys R' Us League. How will the professors be able to suggest things for this Format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Gang we are not soliciting formats per se. However, Professors will have access to playtesting with us . Watch for more details."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1064 from bubbi_guru:Now you said that the Challenge series are just ways for people to have tournaments to play in. But you could you actually say "the 14- will not recieve trips!"? and everyone knows I can't spell.
master_trainer_mike says, "What? I said the tournaments in the League are there to give players more tournament opportunities. I said nothing about the Challenge series."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1065 from pokesensei:Will it be a true or false test? :-) rotfl
master_trainer_mike says, "Multiple choice."
master_trainer_pat says, "Essay test..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1066 from gym_leader_blaine:if we dont pass the test the first time, how long do we have to wait till we can take it again?
master_trainer_mike says, "Details to come"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1068 from yoshi1001:When you use the term format testing, do you mean like team play or like modified, or both?
master_trainer_pat says, "uh huh."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1069 from chrisbo:For the Professor program, will there be a periodic re-certification process as new expansions/formats become available? Or do you become "Professor For Life" once you've passed the test?
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike will enlighten us when he's ready."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1074 from skywolf9653:Can a League be run out of a private home, or does it have to be at a place of business? I had someone ask me this.
master_trainer_pat says, "It would have to be a business."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1073 from yoshi1001:How is Team Format scored (points-wise) in league (let me guess... I'll find out later).
master_trainer_pat says, "You are correct sir!...you'll find out later."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1070 from lance313:If you pass the professor test, would you be blocked from taking it again (i.e., if someone tried using someone else's DCI number after it had already been used)?

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1071 from bubbi_guru:Where will professors be able to playtest new formats? what events?
master_trainer_mike says, "WAIT AND SEE!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1072 from matthewssandslash:Can Professors play at leagues in regular play?
master_trainer_mike says, "Certainly"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1075 from skywolf9653:What is the "incentive" program that you referred to last week, that you guys didn't have a chance to tell us about?
master_trainer_pat says, "Which incentive program are you referring to?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1076 from gym_leader_blaine:The professor program will have levels to it. In Magic you go up levels by doing a certain number of tournaments, which last wee you said this will also be the case for the professor program. My question is will past run tournaments count toward this, or do we start at 0 when we pass that test?
master_trainer_mike says, "Everyone starts at zero :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "So no more questions eh??????"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1077 from daytongl:Any details on the Players Rewards program that was mentioned last week?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Pokemon Player Rewards program won't be starting until the second half of 2002. details to come much later :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1078 from marril2000:does it have to be past your bday to become a pokemon proffessor or can it be the year of you 15th bday. example: player m has a bday in september, would he have to wait till after that day to take the test?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1079 from yoshi1001:How's the weather?
master_trainer_mike says, "comme si comme ca"
master_trainer_pat says, "hmmmm...rainy and overcast."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1080 from pokesensei:Will there be Maple Bar questions on the test?? heh
master_trainer_pat says, "No sir"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1081 from bubbi_guru:what events can professors judge?
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "sorry"
master_trainer_pat says, "Any locally sancioned tournaments and some of the larger events."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1083 from matthewssandslash:If a Professor eats a Maple Bar donut and a Suicine is there to hear it, does he get a foil Grass energy card attached to the Ho-oh?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's prevented by Unown D(onut"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1084 from bubbi_guru:I heard from a reliable source that one can win promo cards from the rewards program is this true?
master_trainer_mike says, "Once again for the cheap seats. Details to come later!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1086 from marril2000:re1078: yes after bday, yes that year of bday?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, after bday."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1085 from gym_leader_blaine:sorry about that. how many levels will the prof program have?
master_trainer_mike says, "Initially two."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1087 from sd_pokemom:Did Keith survive his "baptism by fire", and does he think you MTs prepared him adequately for it? *grin*
master_trainer_mike says, "Did you ever see that episode of Star Trek with the freaky looking alien that tuirned out to be a puppet for the baby that drank Tranya?"
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm just sayin........."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1090 from lizardotc:So, what is your preliminary opinion of a Neo Block format as a new version of Modified after Neo 4?
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, here it is. We do all sorts of testing as well as analysis of deck play for Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "There are many other factors that go into formats that we don;t discuss with the public as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "Modified WILL change at some point, I guanatee it."
master_trainer_mike says, "We appreciate your enthusiasm but please understand that we have been doing this sort of thing for years and are NOT going to arbitrarily change things."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1091 from skywolf9653:Will TRU stores that participate in Year 3, be listed on your Tournament Locater at some point?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, they will. At this point however there are very few of those stores"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1092 from yoshi1001:Does Japan have anything like the professor program?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, not really...at least none that we know of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1093 from gym_leader_blaine:do you think that it will take a lot to move up the the second level?
master_trainer_mike says, "Details to come."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1094 from toysruskid:This may be a little early but, is the West Stadium Challenge going to be in SoCal Again? or are you guys gonna bring it to North or MidCal like around the Bay Area?
master_trainer_mike says, "you're right! Its too early!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1095 from skywolf9653:Are you folks satisfied with the number of stores participating in Year 3 leagues, or were you expecting a larger number of stores to get involved?
master_trainer_mike says, "The number of stores taht participate are directly proportional to the number of local players that want the league. So you tell us :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "If there is not a league in your area, help get one started! Find a local store that would want customers in every week (in this recession who wouldn't?), tell them about it. Offer to help ru it, then contact us."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1096 from daytongl:This just came to mind. Under the UTR, is Base Mewtwo playable in Modified due to the Mewtwo promo with different art and same attacks?
master_trainer_pat says, "There are two Mewtwo promos that are the same, but there is not a promo version of Mewtwo with Barrier and Psychic."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1097 from marril2000:[looks in the gl book] "master trainer mike has 2 wins and played..." did this really happen, or was it just made up? (question of the week from the league)
master_trainer_mike says, "Well yeah!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1098 from bubbi_guru:Could you settle this once and for all, are maple bars REALLY donuts?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."
master_trainer_pat says, "can't settle it, I mean"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1099 from skywolf9653:I have heard from many that want to play, but are either unable to because of distance reasons and/or other factors, could the lack of leagues hinder the future success of upcoming events?
master_trainer_mike says, "See previous answers. If you want a league, help start a league, that simple."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1100 from sd_pokemom:Is "details to come" the phrase of the day? *wink*
master_trainer_mike says, "I voted for CRUNCHY IN MILK! I love that one! :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Or how about "Nobody tosses a dwarf!""

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1101 from indigomaster33:so basically hybrid will be excluded from the wotc play scene because it uses older cards that you no longer have in production (and therefore cannot sell)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Look, there are thousands of ways to play this game. We currently sanction 2 constructed formats and 1 Sealed format. We will also be introducing Team Play later in the year."
master_trainer_mike says, "Hybrid, or no-rares, or the All Weedle format might be fun but they dokn't work for these purposes."
master_trainer_pat says, "There are alot of reasons we didn't consider the hybrid format."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1102 from lizardotc:I have started a league! But, even though the store has premiere status and runs Magic a LOT, they have to do the whole dance to get Pokémon league going...WHY?
master_trainer_mike says, "What dance? They contact our sale department and it goes from there."
master_trainer_mike says, "Glad you started one though :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1104 from onederlnd:re:1095 - Would we need the store to call you, or could we do it? (Getting leagues started)
master_trainer_pat says, "The store would need to call."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1106 from pokesensei:I think the all time favorite for most was "Minty Fresh".
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH BABY!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "mmmm minty"
master_trainer_pat says, "minty freeeesh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1105 from daytongl:D'OH! Braincramp!
master_trainer_mike says, "Better than a brainfreeze!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1107 from matthewssandslash:How about a good antidote to "details to come"... When will Gym: Heroes be released?
master_trainer_mike says, "Arew you in Europe? I know they weren't released over there. Dunno about future plans for them."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1108 from pkmnx:Just for a little fun trivia...do you think psychic pokemon would be blue creatures in magic?
master_trainer_mike says, "They would all be Atogs! Every last one of them!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1112 from whatever360:Can I ask a Harry Potter question here?
master_trainer_pat says, "You can today. What is it?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1109 from slowking_man:The "All Weedle" format? o_O Is that Mike's personal format or something?
master_trainer_mike says, "MINTY FRESH!!!!!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1110 from lizardotc:why do they need new pictures of the STORE?!
master_trainer_mike says, "Because League programs should only be run at approriate locations. We have had liquir and gun stores ask if they could run them."
master_trainer_mike says, "Not appropriate"
master_trainer_mike says, "They are just looking for verification."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1111 from indigomaster33:ok, we know theres alot of reasons for not considering hybrid...but would you mind listing a few other than that BBPs dominate?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, that is R&D stuff. Not for public discussion. Though maybe Professors can talk about it with us......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1113 from sd_pokemom:Will DCI-sanctioned end of season tourneys show up on the tourney locator, even though they aren't "open" to non-League members?
master_trainer_pat says, "That's quite likely, due to the process of setting up those tourneys"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1114 from matthewssandslash:Re: 1107 How about: When do you think NASA will lauch an unmanned flight to Mars?
master_trainer_pat says, "details to come.."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yo mean one they won;t lose? What about that little skateborad 3 years back?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1115 from yoshi1001:What about Dave Thomas? You miss him?
master_trainer_mike says, "I was always more into jack in the Box than Wendy's."
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1116 from pkmnx:Minty fresh(adj.): pure, cool, refreshing; tasting of mint. (by webster's universal college dictionary!)
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1117 from whatever360:OK, Harry Potter-question: How do match cards work? What counts as doing damage to your opponent? Creature-damage? Spell-damage? Adventure-damage?
master_trainer_pat says, "Match cards stay in play(there can be only one in play at a time) and the first player"
master_trainer_pat says, "to do the amount of damage listed wins the match"
master_trainer_pat says, "That damage can come from creatures, spells, items, etc"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1120 from gym_leader_blaine:okay new guy question what is BBP?
master_trainer_pat says, "Big, Basic Pokemon."
master_trainer_mike says, "Bilbo Baggins Party, you know here he turned eleventy -one!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1121 from matthewssandslash:Re: 1107, when do you think that someone will design a portable electronic video game console?
master_trainer_mike says, "The Game Cube has that spifyy handle!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Sega Nomad did it first."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1123 from marril2000:i know of a store over here in nh that is listed on the league locater that is "not appropriate", who should i contact about this, and should i provide proof (photos, etc.)
master_trainer_mike says, "Send all details you can to custserv@wizards.com. Keep in mind though thtat we do need proof of some sort if possible."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1124 from toysruskid:Will the season ending tourneys be Single Elimination or Swiss?
master_trainer_mike says, "Single Elim, swiss would take too long."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1125 from pkmnx:I have a HP question too; can you have more than 1 adventure in play at a time?
master_trainer_pat says, "Each player is limited to just one at a time"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1128 from daytongl:HP Question. The phrase "Your Turn" on a HP card - this referrs to the player that played the card, correct (such as Sticking Up For Neville)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1129 from chrisbo:Does the new Pokemon Tower promo card prevent Recycle Energy from going back into the hand when it gets discarded or removed?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, it stops Recycle"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1130 from indigomaster33:sorry for this to be a nuisense, but what can the 'proffessors clear up, that isn't already understood or clearified about hybrid
master_trainer_mike says, "Gnag, we will just give the active professors an opportunity to talk more with us about the state of the game, that's all."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1132 from slowking_man:Lord of the Rings, eh? w00t! =D
master_trainer_mike says, "BLING BLINB!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes,"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1135 from bubbi_guru:Will the HP answers be added to the Compendiums?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1136 from mad_maxx:Re:1121 You do know that gamecube has a potable LCD screen that you can attach and volia, portable Gamecube.
master_trainer_mike says, "So now I can play lousy games on a plane? Wait! That's what my game boy is for!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1133 from chrisbo:Hopefully a "simple" Suicune question for ya - If a confused Pokemon flipped tails while attempting to attack Suicune, would "Crystal Body" prevent that Pokemon from damaging itself or not?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dear Chrisbo, the more you ask these tough questions, the harder it will be for you to answer them to the world...HINT HINT"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1137 from gym_leader_blaine:do you think that Wizards will ever let Sensel come out and play again in DCI tournaments
master_trainer_mike says, "You can use the Neo 3 Sneasel :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1138 from chrisbo:If a League location has two sessions per week, how are they going to handle the season-ending tournament? Will it have to be split across both days, or can they hold two separate tournements?
master_trainer_mike says, "They should have a seperate kit for each league. Or they could combine the two if they wanted."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1139 from lizardotc:do any of you ever play on apprentice? If so, I would like to challenge you some time. But, I expect that's not possible...
master_trainer_mike says, "no"
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1140 from sd_pokemom:Should GLs not let any new members JOIN the league during week 5, to prevent people from "tourney hopping"? In other words, if you arent a member during week 4, come back next week for the beginning of the new season?
master_trainer_mike says, "Technically no, but they should NOT be able to do that mor ethan once!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Run your league as you see fit :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1141 from whatever360:Another HP question: will there ever be a SWS ? a Super Wizard Showdown? (or something along that line)
master_trainer_pat says, "There will be some events, though they're still a ways off."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1142 from yoshi1001:Getting back to Pokémon, will any of these events have "special" randomizers?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dunno"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1143 from purity1:oh...i thought glblaine was asking when you'd let SENSEI come out and play in tournaments....
master_trainer_mike says, "hmmmm"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1144 from slowking_man:Hmm, so you consider Rogue Leader (which is almost indistinguishable from the movie) and SSBM lousy?
master_trainer_mike says, "Dude, even my Sega CD had 1 or 2 good games!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Not sure I'd call it a great system though :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "BUT it could at least play music cd's!!!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hee hee hee"
master_trainer_pat says, "Do ya think he has anything against Nintendo??"
master_trainer_mike says, "Seriously, it is a very cute handle :)"
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1146 from bubbi_guru:all these HP questions are making me confused. I can't remember if this is a pokemon chat or not!?
master_trainer_pat says, "It is...focus, young jedi"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1150 from mechachu:are there going to be any promos this year BESIDES the league promos? like maybe in the "Pokemon Advanced" game if ever its released
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't know yet."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1149 from chrisbo:Re Q1138 (wasn't that a George Lucas movie?), so if a League has two separate sessions, the tournament pairing brackets could be totally different depending on which day you play?
master_trainer_mike says, "Look, if they run more than 1 session they should do that the entire season long and should run 2 tournaments."
master_trainer_mike says, "If the sessions are smalkl though, they can combine them for the tournament if that is what works bets for that location."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1151 from mad_maxx:Re 1142: If they do, could you guys use your majorly huge influence to make them NOT heads/tales dice?
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry, we took a poll you are the only one who didn;t like them :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1152 from slowking_man:Hmm, and what are your thoughts on the other systems? BTW, GC just launched, and it has more good games than those 2...
master_trainer_mike says, "Those little mini cds are really cute too!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Honestly, this is the first time I have really not been excited about the launch of 2 new game systems."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1156 from gym_leader_blaine:since we are off the topic a little bit, how you had a chance to play the new Star Wars game Wizards is working on? and if so what do you think of it?
master_trainer_pat says, "I have not had a chance to play it yet."
master_trainer_mike says, "It is pretty fun but I have only tried it in early design, not lately."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1155 from lizardotc:Was DMTM serious when he said that, in his opinion, Pokémon would never be a serious or seriously competitive game?!
master_trainer_mike says, "What he meant is that you should keep in mind that the point of Pokemon is socializing and gameplay. NOT cut throat rules lawyering."
master_trainer_mike says, "There will be larger events held foir you all, but we will NEVER take the rules enforcement to the level that Magic or Star Wars went to."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1158 from pkmnx:Other than 1-of-a-kind promos, what would you consider to be the rarest english...and real...promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "The 1999 Poketour Pikachu is pretty hard to get as is the red cheeked E3 Pikachu."
master_trainer_pat says, "I would have to say that the Tropical Mega Battle Exeggutor(with Japanese and English text) is the toughest to get ahold of."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1159 from mechachu:Anynews on that fancy scan card doodad thing for GBA??
master_trainer_mike says, "Well I played the Machamp game on a japanese version. I was able to break 18 boulders!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1160 from chrisbo:Re Q1146, "focus, young jedi". Oh yeah, you guys won the rights to StarWars TCG. Congrats!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Many bothans died to bring you this information!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1164 from sd_pokemom:To whoever was in charge of designing the passport holders for League: thank you for making the GL's job a lot easier!!
master_trainer_mike says, "Thanks, glad they were of help to you."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1165 from mad_maxx:What was the first system launch that really excited you?
master_trainer_mike says, "Atari 2600 baby!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "original Nintendo."
master_trainer_mike says, "Space Invaders and Asteroids ruled!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I had an Atari but the launch was not that big of a deal."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1166 from matthewssandslash:What does Pokémon Tower do?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmmm, go to the league and find out young padawan"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1167 from gym_leader_blaine:did it again. what about the 1st edition ivy pikachu
master_trainer_mike says, "Yeah, but the others were harder to get"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tough, though you can find it if you look hard enough"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1168 from pkmnx:This is disgusting...I think, with first editions and all the promos, that there are over 30 different real cards with pikachu in their names....
master_trainer_mike says, "In Hong Kong they had Pikachu toilet paper holders too!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1169 from slowking_man:Well, as long as I'm on the subject of systems...you didn't mention GBA or PS2.
master_trainer_mike says, "Love my PS2!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I bought a GBA the day they came out and I just have not played it much...only on long plane trips."
master_trainer_pat says, "Part of the reason is that there are still too many people that have Game Boys...so there aren't enough people to link up with.."
master_trainer_pat says, "Golden Sun is a pretty good RPG for it though"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1170 from sd_pokemom:What can you tell us about the red-bordered Trainer Decks A and B, which have non-holo versions of Machamp and Blastoise, respectively? These were made for the gym leaders of the first year of league?
master_trainer_mike says, "They existed. They were made for the early test versions of the original league."
master_trainer_pat says, "Fairly tough to get."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1172 from yoshi1001:What's a Bothan, and why does it matter if it dies?
master_trainer_mike says, "kids these days......."
master_trainer_pat says, "sheesh"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1174 from matthewssandslash:I can't figure out how to access the archive strategy stuff now that you've remodeled the site. How do you read it?
master_trainer_mike says, "You know what? I just checked and couldn;t find it either. I will mention that to the web team :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1177 from onederlnd:What's your favorite part about PS2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Well iut can play CD's, DVD's, PS1 games and so on."
master_trainer_mike says, "Plus the new PS2 games rock!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1179 from gym_leader_blaine:do you think the new Star Wars game will come out when EP II comes out?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually we KNOW when it is coming out :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1180 from roonman:Do you guys make any effort to monitor how many people view chat transcriptss offline at sites like zeo? Are you happy w/ chat turnouts?
master_trainer_pat says, "We don't really monitor those sites, though we are aware. We're still one of the most well attended chats that Wizards' web site offers"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1181 from slowking_man:Buy Advance Wars for your GBA. If you love strategy games, you will love it.
master_trainer_pat says, "OK. I looked at that one...I figured I would like it. That will be my next purchase."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1182 from onederlnd:RIGHT ON BROTHA!
master_trainer_mike says, "HEADING OUT TO EDEN!"
master_trainer_mike says, "YAY BROTHER!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1184 from mad_maxx:Re1179: Could you tell us when?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm afraid we aren't allowed to say just yet. There will be a big announcement on the website soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1185 from gym_leader_blaine:I find your lack for faith in telling ups when it will be out disturbin
master_trainer_mike says, "YUB YUB!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1186 from skywolf9653:Do you have any new E-Card News?
master_trainer_mike says, "Actually it is called Card-E. And nothing new yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1190 from pkmnx:I wanna get a GBA...but I also wanna get a PS2. which do you think I should buy first?
master_trainer_pat says, "If you don't have a console get a PS2."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1191 from pkmnx:Can you tell us anything about the SW game? will it be like pokemon? magic? HP?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not the same no."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1192 from gym_leader_blaine:the star wars web site says april, just wondering if it is at the beging of april or end of?
master_trainer_mike says, "wait and see"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm sorry, but that information is not available at you current level of security clearance."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1193 from bubbi_guru:What is a Card-E? Sorry i have been gone for a while and am trying to catch up *no wonder his Questions are so stupid*
master_trainer_mike says, "Something that Japan released for Pokemon and GBA."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1194 from pkmnx:Re: 1190: well, I have SNES and n64...I also have GBC. I kinda wanna get gba for golden sun, etc, but a DVD player and PS1 games are nice, too
master_trainer_mike says, "Playstation had more games out than any other since the Genesis and Super Nintendo days of yore."
master_trainer_pat says, "Go with a PS2"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1195 from mad_maxx:What are your fave games for PS2?
master_trainer_mike says, "Silent Hill 2"
master_trainer_mike says, "Twisted Metal Black"
master_trainer_mike says, "Baldur's Gate"
master_trainer_mike says, "Dynatsy Warriors 3"
master_trainer_mike says, "Devil May Cry"
master_trainer_mike says, "Spyhunter 3D"
master_trainer_pat says, "I've heard alot of good things about Final Fantasy 10"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1197 from gym_leader_blaine:FFX rocks
master_trainer_pat says, "That's what I've heard from lots of folks"
master_trainer_mike says, "Don't forget Metal Gear Solid 2!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm currently playing Wizardry 8"
master_trainer_pat says, "Very fun old school RPG"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1198 from onederlnd:Problem with MGS2 is it's to easy =[
master_trainer_mike says, "If you say so"
master_trainer_mike says, "As you get older you odn;t have as much time to play and master the games"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1199 from wizo_talisman:Sorry. Must have taken a wrong turn and ended up in video game chat. Could you please direct me to pokemon chat? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, what about that Pokemon Stadium....."
master_trainer_mike says, "I actually found my card knowledge of strengths and weaknesses to help!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1200 from yoshi1001:They make games for the PS2? I thought Sony's strategy was to minimize player interaction and increase the number of cinema scenes.
master_trainer_mike says, "Play Twisted Metal Black then! That is one crazy mama jamma!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1201 from sd_pokemom:Did you guys watch Mewtwo Returns? What did you think of it?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, missed that one."
master_trainer_mike says, "Sorry was seeing Lord of the Rings for the Third time instead! :)"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1202 from gym_leader_blaine:Okay back to a Pokemon question that I have had for awhile. You have a Ditto with 10 damage on it. You retreat your active Pokemon and bring up a Mysterious Fossil, which counts as a basic Pokemon. Ditto transforms into the Fossil and is knocked out since it only has a HP of 10. Do you take a prize card for knocking out Ditto since it is a Pokemon or not since you don't draw a prize for knocking out Ditto as Mysterious Fossil?
master_trainer_pat says, "You don't draw a prize card"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1206 from mad_maxx:Mike you could sit through about 10.5 hours of the SAME movie?
master_trainer_mike says, "If it was Lord of the Rings 3 times! Heck yeah!!!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I have also got the first season of Twin Peaks on DVD and plan on watching it all in ONE SITTING!!!!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1207 from slowking_man:Aww...I have to wait to LOTR comes out on DVD (no time to go to the theater).
master_trainer_pat says, "You must stop what you are doing and go see this movie in the theater...in a big theater preferably"
master_trainer_mike says, "NO WAITING!!!!!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "This movie is really worth it."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1205 from onederlnd:What do you think about fighting games, like Tekken, DOA, etc?
master_trainer_mike says, "Hmm, not my thing."
master_trainer_mike says, "Dynasty Warriors 3, now THAT rocked!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I love fighting games but they usually go to different systems so I don't get all the ones I want."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or if it is used in a larger context like Devil May Cry, then it's fun."
master_trainer_pat says, "My favs are: Soul Caliber, Tekken 3(or Tag) and Virtua Fighter 3"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1209 from marril2000:classic rules question! can rainbow energy provided metal and darkness? also, can the new holo rainbow energy be used in the end of season tournament (if a person includes one copy in their deck, waits gets the card, fills the spot)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes and yes."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1212 from gym_leader_blaine:what about omoshoko warrior, or how every spell it. have you played that one yet?
master_trainer_mike says, "Do yo mean Onimushi! Thgat was pretty cool too!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1210 from yoshi1001:Guys, do yourself a favor and get Mewtwo Returns. It's only okay the first time, but I think they put in some subliminal messages and it gets better each time!
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1211 from mad_maxx:Mike, are you crazy, or do you just have a lot of time on your hands?
master_trainer_mike says, "Just crazy......"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1213 from pokesensei:Lord of the Rings Rocks!Seen it twice so far.They need to release the other 2 movies now! ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "Only twice?!?! For shame!!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Listen to your Pokesensei."
master_trainer_mike says, "Monday will be the fourth time for me!"
master_trainer_pat says, "He is wise, very wise"
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey, I've only seen it twice too!"
master_trainer_mike says, "I rest my case...."
master_trainer_pat says, "That's it I'm going tonight"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1214 from slowking_man:I'd like to, but our theaters are really bad anyway...our home entertainment system's probably better...lol
master_trainer_mike says, "but you will miss out on having your shoes stick to the floor!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1218 from pokesensei:Some of us have to work....and have families,etc.. :)
master_trainer_mike says, "what, you think this isn;t work for us?!?!?!?!?!"
master_trainer_mike says, "hmnmmmmm?"
master_trainer_pat says, "we have life to spend, not to save..."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1220 from pokesensei:If you call playing and talking about games all day work....~-•
master_trainer_mike says, "Well yeah! Someones gotta do it!! :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1221 from pkmnx:How old do you have to be to get a job at wotc?
master_trainer_mike says, "state laws vary"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1222 from pkmnx:blizzards of the coast: when cone of cold gets out of hand!
master_trainer_mike says, "We prefer Lizards on Toast"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1223 from mad_maxx:You guys get paied for this!
master_trainer_mike says, "BOOYAH!!!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tah dah"
master_trainer_pat says, "All that and not one lesson."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1224 from pokesensei:Definately will go Saturday for the third time and sometime next week for the fourth.How`s that? :)
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, then you can still hang out with us then :)"
master_trainer_pat says, "hmmm"
master_trainer_pat says, "I have to go back to Rio to see it in Portugese...O Senhor dos Aneis."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #1225 from gym_leader_blaine:so is there anything else you can tell use about the professor program instead of wait and see
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Deatils to come!"
master_trainer_mike says, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok gang, we have to go do some real work (sort of) :)"
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll have to return to work. Yeah that's it!"
master_trainer_mike says, "See you all next week!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau."
master_trainer_mike says, "A Rivited turkey!"