Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, June 06, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hello everybody!"
darkmt_mike says, "Some news for Worlds all play in the 11-14 and 10- tournament will be Match play. Best 2 of 3. You will have one hour to play all your matches."
master_trainer_pat says, "We are running around preparing for our trip to San Diego tomorrow..."
master_trainer_pat says, "trying to make sure we think of everything we might need..."
master_trainer_pat says, "How about you?"
master_trainer_pat says, "Will you be there?"
darkmt_mike says, "Busy, Busy, Busy!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you ready?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #1 from lance313:We in SD are ready. Most are helping out.
darkmt_mike says, "Excellent!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Good to know, we'll need some help definetly."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're always happy you're around."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #2 from chrisbo:Is MT_Mike around to answer those Team Play questions you deferred last week?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope...but Pat and I will make a stab at them."
darkmt_mike smiles.
master_trainer_pat says, "Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum(that's me)"
darkmt_mike smirks.
master_trainer_pat grins evilly.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #3 from michel1be:When Light Dragonite is active, are the special energies in the discard pile considered as basic energy cards ?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."
master_trainer_pat says, "Only those in play."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #4 from lance313:We still don't have Prof. tourney details, however. Do you have any?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. The idea is not to let you know what you wil draft. Details wait on the size of the two other tournaments."
master_trainer_pat says, "We're all pretty excited about what kind of formats to try out with LC(+ other sets in combination)"
master_trainer_pat says, "People must just be late getting here today."
master_trainer_pat says, "There is a dearth of questions"
darkmt_mike says, "How early is our flight Pat?"
master_trainer_pat says, "8:00am"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #5 from skywolf9653:DMTM, what is your opinion of the League situation nationwide, and what are some ideas to help with league attendance?
master_trainer_pat says, "that means we have to get up at 0 early thirty"
darkmt_mike says, "Well I'm not the authority. I do know we need more locations. We get a lot of calls asking where people can find it!"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's not the League attendance that worries me, it's qualified stores to run them and that _want_ to run them"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #8 from lance313:The TO is looking for a Head Judge for the Prof Tourney (the scheduled one bailed). Anyone want to volunteer (they won't be able to play in the tourrney, of course)?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll take care of that lance313."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #9 from lord_schweizer:If an attack only requires colorless energy but is on a non colorless pokemon - eg charmanders scratch - does the attack count as fire or colorless
master_trainer_pat says, "It counts as the color of the Pokemon that has the attack"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #6 from chrisbo:In Team Play, if I use Gengar's "Curse" power, can I move a damage counter from one of my opponent's pokemon to one of the other opponent's pokemon?
darkmt_mike says, "Looks like you must choose one opponent and stick to them. So no you cannot switch between players."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #10 from skywolf9653:With the Yu-Gi-Oh craze in full swing right now, have you noticed a drop in Pokemon TCG card game, since that game's introduction?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not really. In fact, last week we had a big jump in League calls. We do have people call occasionally thinking that we make Yu-Gi-Oh, but that happens with almost every other TCG that comes out."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #7 from chrisbo:In Team Play, can I use Alakazam's "Damage Swap" power to move my teammate's damage counters around? Or could I transfer damage counters between my pokemon & my teammate's pokemon (and vice versa)?
darkmt_mike says, "This one is a little more tricky and I'm not as sure...but it would follow that you must only transfer between your own."
darkmt_mike says, "You might be able to target your team mate however. Need to look more closely on this one. Just not sure."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #12 from wizo_pokemom:In Team Play: does Dark Egg's MAX burst only count the targeted opponent's energy cards/benched Pokemon, or _both_ opponents' energies/Pokes?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think that this is targeted at one opponent...not positive though"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #13 from chrisbo:Re Q6: But I thought that rule only applied to "continual Pokemon Powers" like Slowking's Mind Games. Gengar's Curse allows you to move a counter "once per turn"...
darkmt_mike says, "Like I said not 100% sure without Gills. It was a while ago. Thought you could not move between players."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #14 from skywolf9653:This is a rather "Off topic" question, was Richard Garfield the Pioneer of M:TG, and does he currently work for WotC? Is there any possiblity he could do anything for Pokemon (if TPC lets you) in the near future?
master_trainer_pat says, "Richard has retired from day-to-day operations but he still consults on and designs games for us."
master_trainer_pat says, "He recently designed the new Star Wars TCg(which is a fantastic game, BTW)"
master_trainer_pat says, "but, there really isn't any possibility that he would do anything for Pokemon"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #11 from skywolf9653:Were there any announcements today?
darkmt_mike says, "Match play for the 11-14 and 10- for Worlds. Best of three."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #15 from lord_schweizer:Do you know when the condition "burn" will be released?
darkmt_mike says, "Ecard."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #16 from lance313:aren't you glad you volunteered to answer TMP questions. ;)
darkmt_mike says, "Not really...now I'm second guessing myself!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The rules are so wacky. There is too much difference between it and the regular game to keep track of. That'"
master_trainer_pat says, "is just my opinion though"
darkmt_mike says, "Chrisbo could be right. I sem to remember that it was ony continuous powers that had to target."
master_trainer_pat says, "Magic multiplay plays very similar to its dual equivalent"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #17 from fix_r:If most attacks only target one opponent would that mean that Dark Ursarang's battle frency would only target yourself and one opponent as well?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think that it would just count your Pokemon and the opponent that you designate"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #18 from chrisbo:So, where is Mr. Gills today anyway? "Hard at work", or "hardly working".
darkmt_mike says, "On "Vacation" Sigh!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Probably on his way to Cali soon to meet us"
darkmt_mike says, "Will be in San Diego"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #19 from lord_schweizer:Will the gameboy advance pokemon game be released around the same time as Ecard set
darkmt_mike says, "Can't say."
master_trainer_pat says, "I think Nintendo is trying to do that."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from skywolf9653:Is the "Professor Only" event going to be held during Origins or Worlds? I can never seem to remember.
darkmt_mike says, "Both are only for Prof's except Worlds will have Wizars/TC staff."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from wizo_pokemom:what was the largest total number of maple bars you were presented with at a Pokemon event, DMTM? ;-) Shall we try to break that on Saturday? ;-)
darkmt_mike says, "42."
darkmt_mike says, "...I took some from chidren...I'm actually rather proud of that."
darkmt_mike shakes his head.
darkmt_mike smirks.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from calathon:So how was Denver?
darkmt_mike says, "Warm, Stormy."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from lord_schweizer:whats a maple bar?
darkmt_mike says, "You poor thing..don't know!"
master_trainer_pat says, "a confection."
darkmt_mike says, "A great doughnut confection with Maple Frosting!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #24 from prof_kris:I know this probably involves MTM, but is there any news when the Worlds invites will be posted (mailed or posted on the web?)
master_trainer_pat says, "You're right it involves MTM and we don't know yet."
darkmt_mike says, "He will let you know when he can. I'm sure!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from bigchuck001:So how exactally do you get an invite to worlds? Would taking top 8 in a stadium challenge get you one?
darkmt_mike says, ".....waiting....for MTM Godot!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hello?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from purity1:hello!
master_trainer_pat says, "Ta-da!"
darkmt_mike says, "Hi Pure! See you at Worlds?"
master_trainer_pat says, "How you doin'?"
darkmt_mike says, "My Sneasel/Shiny Riachu shirt gets lots of attention!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #27 from purity1:yup, i'll be at worlds!...doing good...how about you?
darkmt_mike says, "Doin fine. Going to San Diego tomorrow!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Yipee! Were running around like chickens, the way we usually do before an event."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from marril2000:so... any surgestions on how to convince a store that stopped the league (ordering the kits that you and someone else paid for) to run it again?
darkmt_mike says, "Tell them it is good for business. Gets people into the store!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from daytongl:I take it no TMP questions due to MTM's absence?
darkmt_mike says, "Were trying!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from bigchuck001:How many people are you expecting to be at worlds? BTW, I'll be there =P.
darkmt_mike says, "Not sure. It will be a lot of fun though. We have many plans!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We do expect a good showing...this will be the premiere Pokemon event this year."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #31 from skywolf9653:Have you been pleased with LC's sales thusfar?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sales are going nuts from what we've heard here...we are very very happy."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from purity1:oh good. people like mine too....i wish i was going to san diego
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks for making it! We wish you were too."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #33 from prof_kris:I plan on going to Worlds in August...how's the weather during that time in Seattle?
darkmt_mike says, "Nice!"
darkmt_mike says, "Usually nice"
master_trainer_pat says, "It's really just about the best time to be here. It's usually nice, but not too hot."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from wizo_pokemom:are official randomizers going to be required at the Stadium?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. Dice or electraflips. We give out the dice."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #35 from marril2000:100 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes till i take the Professor Exam, any surgestions on what to not waste time on studding, or what not to eat during the text, etc.?
master_trainer_pat says, "Relax marril2k. Don't tense up."
darkmt_mike says, "Eat many Maple bars their Brane Fud!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Oh, and don't waste any time studding."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from chrisbo:So, are you going to bring mostly Modified decks to San Diego, or some Unlimited as well? Hey, I know, how about a Team Play deck. Yeah!
master_trainer_pat smirks.
darkmt_mike says, "Sigh. We have had little time to make decks. But I'm sure we will have some fun stuff to play!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm revamping a couple Modified decks, we'll be amped for some draft if possible"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from daytongl:TMP question: Since Pokémon Powers have to be targeted towards a specific player, do I have the option of changing the target of the power on each of my turns?
darkmt_mike says, "Once it is targeted it cannot change."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from daytongl:Has Rochested been approved for Sanctioning by the general TO public or is it still limited to WotC sponsored events only?
darkmt_mike says, "Checking......."
darkmt_mike says, "Stilll checking..."
darkmt_mike says, "Munch"
darkmt_mike says, "Maple Bars umm."
darkmt_mike says, "Nope not sanctioned yet."
master_trainer_pat says, "Certainly, LC was a step in the right diorection"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from bigchuck001:Who are you rooting for in the NBA Finals?
darkmt_mike says, "Not LA!"
master_trainer_pat says, "The Nets"
darkmt_mike says, "Don't care that much about either team."
master_trainer_pat says, "The finals to me ended with the Kings/Lakers series...I was rooting for the Kings."
master_trainer_pat says, "I have been watching some of the World Cup Soccer games though"
master_trainer_pat says, "The US had a terrific game the other day!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from marril2000:so... any thing in the works (but not releasable) for possible league year 4 or the next set (hopfully ecard)?
master_trainer_pat says, "Brasil won their first as well."
darkmt_mike says, "Things are in the works...can't talk about them though."
darkmt_mike smiles.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
darkmt_mike says, "Announcement! Match play will be instituted for the 11-14 and 10 and under groups for Worlds!"
darkmt_mike says, "Best 2 of 3 and 1 hour time limits and the match."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from soslowpoke:Has there been a slogan developed for League Year 4 yet? (Like this year, it was Energize your Game)
darkmt_mike says, "Eat More Maple Bars.."
darkmt_mike says, "I'm just dreaming there."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from bigchuck001:Any chance of Card-E before worlds to balance Modified a bit?
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll see...."
darkmt_mike says, "We will see."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from soslowpoke:What's Promo #48?
darkmt_mike says, "Not out yet!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from lance313:What time should we deliver the SD maple bars on Saturday?
darkmt_mike says, "7:30 AM in time for the Prof meeting!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from daytongl:What happens if 1 game in the match hasn't been completed?
darkmt_mike says, "When time is up you stop play. The person with more wins wins."
darkmt_mike says, "If it is s tie then it is a tie."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #47 from marril2000:so whats today's word of the day?
master_trainer_pat says, "the word of the day is..."
master_trainer_pat says, "dearth."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #48 from soslowpoke:Could Promo 48 be that darn Shellder?
master_trainer_pat says, "Never heard of that one before."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from soslowpoke:or could 48 be.....Omastar?
darkmt_mike says, "It could...but it isnt."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from chrisbo:Re Q45: Hey Lance313, make sure you order some Donuts to go with the Maple Bars. :)
master_trainer_pat says, "D'oh!"
darkmt_mike says, "Have not heard that one before! Hardy Har Har!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #52 from daytongl:let me rephrase #46 - What if no games have been won and the 1st game of the match is still running when time is called?
master_trainer_pat says, "Thumb wrestle?!"
darkmt_mike says, "Same as with any other who is ahead on prizes."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #54 from soslowpoke:hmm could promo 48 be base blastoise with new art? That would be quite nice...
master_trainer_pat says, "mmmm....no."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from soslowpoke:Will auxillery events be run after the prof draft at the Stadium on Saturday? (just like chicago)
darkmt_mike says, "If there is time."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #55 from soslowpoke:Is promo 48 Golduck?
darkmt_mike says, "Nope!"
master_trainer_pat says, "Ok. I'll tell you."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's Chocobo."
darkmt_mike says, "No PaT!"
darkmt_mike says, "Ah! To late!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from soslowpoke:Is promo 48 Unown R?
master_trainer_pat says, "It's Unown Umlaut."
darkmt_mike says, "The Pokémon formerly known as "Unown R"."
master_trainer_pat says, "Hey any more questions?"
darkmt_mike says, "He cahnged his name to a symbol...ironic isn't it?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from soslowpoke:So Promo 48 is Unown R?
darkmt_mike says, "It is? Where did you hear that?"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from soslowpoke:or is Promo 48 Kingler?
darkmt_mike says, "Er...I can't say."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from marril2000:100 days, 6 hours, 10 minutes... [can't wait for the test]... so, do professors get free food as the rummors go?
darkmt_mike says, "I don't even get free food!"
darkmt_mike says, "I want my food!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from soslowpoke:Hmm you could tell me it isn't Golduck, and it isn't Blastoise, yet you can't tell me that it isn't kingler...
darkmt_mike says, "I didn't say it was either. I just didn't say."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from marril2000:all that maters is i am 15 years of age when i take the test, correct? or do i have to wait until it is midnight over there to take it over here on the east coast?
darkmt_mike says, "You may take it at midnight your time!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from soslowpoke:well I'll be at the Sandiego stadium on Saturday....could you tell me what Promo 48 is then?
master_trainer_pat says, "Nope"
darkmt_mike says, "Probably not."
darkmt_mike says, "But we will see you there!"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from daytongl:Which of the MTs will be at Origins now that it is closer to that event?
master_trainer_pat says, "MT Mike, Dark MT Mike and me, MT Pat."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from soslowpoke:Can I see your Prerelease Raichu at Sandiego?
darkmt_mike says, "He does not exist."
master_trainer_pat says, "There's no Prerelease Raichu"
darkmt_mike says, "Nope. Never seen him."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from marril2000:by any chance, according to the wizards callender, is it for season and week of the league year 3? (league fell appart because of attendence...)
darkmt_mike says, "No it wasn't."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from soslowpoke:Well can I see your no HP Dark Persian Promo then?
darkmt_mike says, "There is a No HP Dark Persian?"
darkmt_mike says, "Wow!"
darkmt_mike smirks.
darkmt_mike grins evilly.
master_trainer_pat says, "Someone asked about the Pokemon Arena event at Origins but I deleted it accidently."
master_trainer_pat says, "We only know that there will be something similar."
master_trainer_pat says, "alright then..."
darkmt_mike says, "Time to go pack for San Diego! Make sure and say Hi! if you are coming."
darkmt_mike says, "Bye!"
master_trainer_pat says, "We hope to see you there."
master_trainer_pat says, "Now to make some decks..."
master_trainer_pat says, "Tchau!"