Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, June 20, 2002
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_pat says, "Hi everybody!"
master_trainer_pat says, "I just found out that MT Mike left for the day...probably playing in the sun."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's beautiful here in Seattle today."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll tell you up front that I probably won't be able to stick around for the whole hour today."
master_trainer_pat says, "I severely hindered because not only are we short a few guys in Customer Service today, but I don't have access to my card database, so I cannot check card-text at all."
master_trainer_pat says, "sigh.."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll do what I can though."
master_trainer_pat says, "I've been building a new Team Multiplay deck for a match tomorrow."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's me and Dark Master Mike against MT Mike and Kierin Chase of the DCI"
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll dive right into the questions and see what I can handle."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #64 from lklknight:anyone there?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yup...just lil' old me."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #71 from odyssey22:if a pokemon card is new and it has 3 stars in the bottom right corner, is it an ultra rare card?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, it's just one of the Shining cards from Neo: Destiny. They are not ultra rare, though they are slightly more hard to find than the regular rares."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #89 from daytongl:I am playing a Mysterious Fossil from my hand to my Bench. My opponent has a Slowking out. Does my opponent get the opportunity to flip for Mind Games?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, M. Fossil is a Trainer card when it is played."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #90 from daytongl:What are the K values for the regular Pokémon Tournaments (not the Professor or Team Play events ) at Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "Sorry, that's one for MT Mike. These ones will have to wait til next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #91 from daytongl:Will there be more than 1 meatgrinder for each age group the day prior to Worlds?
master_trainer_pat says, "No. Just one each"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #92 from daytongl:How would I go about ordering basic energies for draft events?
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't know...if you are a TO you should contact the folks you usually deal with in the DCI"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #93 from mt_icecold:Will TMP questions be answered today?
master_trainer_pat says, "I'll try, but like I said, lacking the card text you'll have to tell me _exactly_ how the card reads."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #94 from mt_icecold:Does Neo Revelation Parasect's Pokemon power prevent fire energies form being attached via Holo Entai's HOWL Power?
master_trainer_pat says, "No, that Parasect just prevents stuff from effecting cards in your discard pile, not your deck."
master_trainer_pat says, "I'm guessing that the Howl power doesn't say that they come from the discard pile..."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #95 from xeodus:Will the grinder in seattle for Worlds be for all ages, or will there be two seperate for both 10- and 11-14?
master_trainer_pat says, "I think there will be separate ones."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #96 from lance313:So, public trans is decent from around 8th and Bell (West-Northwest of the Convention Center)? About .6 miles down 8th from where I'll be at Worlds.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, that should be fairly easy. I can't tell you the routes off the top of my head...but at the very least it's a short walk to the Pike/Pine corridor...which has buses travelling to all parts of the city."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #98 from articjedi:sorry about #97, how long is the chat
master_trainer_pat says, "Like I said I'll stick around and do what I can. If the phones get too nuts here I'll have to log out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #99 from mt_icecold:Will you or any of the Master Trainers be up for some TMP matches at GenCon
master_trainer_pat says, "That's the plan...I know we'll be packing some Team Multiplay decks, it just depends on how busy we are setting up the events and stuff."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #100 from soslowpoke:When will the other event info for World's be available?
master_trainer_pat says, "Not sure, sorry."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #101 from mt_icecold:Can you play a misterious fossil as your starting pokemon?
master_trainer_pat says, "No."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #103 from articjedi:on what day is the grinder for worlds.
master_trainer_pat says, "Friday Aug. 2nd(I believe.) I know it's Friday at 3pm. Also, these events are called 'grinders' folks, not meatgrinders."
master_trainer_pat says, "Those are for making sausage."
master_trainer_pat laughs hysterically.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #104 from xeodus:Re #94 Parasect's power targets cards in the discard, Entei's Howl reads that you discard the top 5 cards of your deck, thus, they go to you
master_trainer_pat says, "Are you absolutely sure...I don't remember if it said those cards are _in_ you discard pile yet or not. I only know that it says .discard the top 5..if any of those are fire energy..."
master_trainer_pat says, "I don't think the card text is clear that those cards are actually in the discard pile yet."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #106 from ldevree11:Earlier, you stated cards with three stars a slightly more harder to get. How slightly is that?
master_trainer_pat says, "Well, I don't know the odds but you should expect to get fewer triple-star rares in a box than regular foil rares."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #107 from articjedi:has a hotel been picked for worlds?
master_trainer_pat says, "I imagine so, but being as how I'll just be walking to the convention center from my apartment, no one has told me what it is. Maybe someone who won a trip can tell us?"

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #108 from mt_icecold:Re: Question #94 The HOWL power reads discard the top 5 cards of your deck, if there are any fire energies you may attach them to any of your fire pokemon. I was guessing that since they are discarded first Parasects power stops them fomr being attached.
master_trainer_pat says, "Yes, but hasn't the Howl Power already started at that point? I mean, it was the Howl that caused then to be discarded from the top of the deck. So I think it would still finish out."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #110 from mt_icecold:Will you announce where you will be at GenCon so if you arent that busy we can challenge you for some TMP battles.
master_trainer_pat says, "I know that we will be in one of the TCG halls."
master_trainer_pat says, "It's a good bet that we'll be around the Magic and Pokemon Arena sections for some of the time."
master_trainer_pat says, "and then we'll also be running that TMP event."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #112 from chrisbo:RE Q94... "Allergic Pollen" - As long as Parasect is in play, cards in any player's discard piles are not affected by attacks or Pokemon Powers.

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #113 from chrisbo:So, does Parasect's "Allergic Pollen" pokemon power stop Entei's "Howl" from removing the fire energies from the discard pile after Entei has "discarded" them?
master_trainer_pat says, "Yea, it's a pretty good question. We'll see what the rules team says. I tend to think that Howl would still finish the effect that it started. Just because the cards started out in the deck, not in the discard pile."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #117 from calathon:By using the Logic of "letting it finish out", Gatr's Riptide would not have to worry about Parasect either. That doesn't work
master_trainer_pat says, "In the case of Riptide...those energies start the attack in the discard pile."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll look at it when the rest of the gang is here and make a ruling on it next week."

master_trainer_pat presents the speaker with question #118 from soslowpoke:Is there any more info on the Pokemon Arena events at GenCon and Origins?
master_trainer_pat says, "Just that we are doing them again and that they won't be in the Wizards booth this time."
master_trainer_pat says, "They'll be in a side hall."
master_trainer_pat says, "We'll also probably tweak them abit."
master_trainer_pat says, "No other info at this time."
master_trainer_pat says, "Alright...sorry 'bout jetting so soon but we're getting hammered on the phones an there isn't any other questions in the que at the moment."
master_trainer_pat says, "See you guys next week. I'll check with the rules team about Entei's Howl vs Allergic Pollen."
master_trainer_pat says, "Bye."