Pokemon Chat Report - Thursday, February 20, 2003
by Team Compendium


master_trainer_mike says, "Howdy gang!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Master Trainer Mike is in da house!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Whoot! Whoot!"
master_trainer_mike says, "ermmmmm.........."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, so maybe I'm not that funky......"
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyway, welcome to another Chat."
master_trainer_mike says, "I'll just jump in with the questions."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #20 from chrisbo:Furret's "Scavenger Hunt" pokemon power allows one to search for ANY kind of energy card (not just basic energy), right?
master_trainer_mike says, "Correct."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #21 from chrisbo:If No Removal Gym is in play, do I have to discard two cards in order to play the new Card-E "Energy Removal 2" or "Super Energy Removal 2"?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, those are different cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #22 from pokesensei:Hey guys!Some Q`s being thrown around.If a Master professor HJ`ed/TO`ed an SBZ,will he/she get two points towards the Master Professorship if they send in the SBZ Feedback form?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes....."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #23 from nidoking12345:How can I get into the WOTC Pokemon chat at 6:00et.
master_trainer_mike says, "Aren't you here already??"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from pokesensei:With Aq. Porygon2's PP "Backup", can the opponent use it too or is it bad templating? (The wording seems to indicate you can)
master_trainer_mike says, "Only you get to use it, not your opponent."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #25 from pokesensei:If you use Aq. Mankey's attack "Mug", if you don't do any damage, do you still discard all trainer cards attached to the Def. Poke?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes you do."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #26 from gym_leader_blaine:so was SBZ all that you hoped it would be? And do you think it went well enought to see another one in May like you said last chat, we might if things go right?
master_trainer_mike says, "I am still going over feedback reports but I hear you all enjoyed it and I've heard positive feedback from many of the stores as well."
master_trainer_mike says, "You should see it again for Skyridge."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #27 from steve_p:Regarding repeated infractions. Let's say a player repeats an infraction numerous times before he is caught/reported. Is the penalty upgraded due to numerous infractions or is this considered his first infraction since he wasn't caught before?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is the opponent's responsibility to call over a judge when an infraction occurs."
master_trainer_mike says, "Unless the Judge actually witnesses these repeated infgractions, you only count them form when the cautions-warnings starts."
master_trainer_mike says, "Otherwise you get into he siad/she said issues."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #28 from marril2000:hey mike! i had a fun time judging during Super BattleZone, and i hope the program is run again in may. I wanted to say thank you again for the free box :D
master_trainer_mike says, "Thank you for going to help run the event :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #29 from skywolf9653:Does WotC feel that for the most part, that SBZ was a success?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #30 from nidoking12345:do you know if you'll ever have another SBZ
master_trainer_mike says, "Looking into details soon."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #31 from soslowpoke:hey mtm, did you happen to get my SBZ report, my e-mail's been going crazy lately so i dunno if you've received it or not
master_trainer_mike says, "I am still going through all of the feedback reports. Sorry, I don;t know off the top of my head if I have received yours or not."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from mysterioustrainer:Did I miss anything important?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes you did."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from skywolf9653:Mike, do you know of any plans to make a version of the DCI reporter software for a PDA or related devise?
master_trainer_mike says, "No plans at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #34 from jermy101:Is there going to be a Challenge Series or something?
master_trainer_mike says, "The answer is orange."
master_trainer_mike says, "Is that all the questions you have?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #35 from farbsman:With Houndoom's Crunch attack from Discovery, if you use it and then retreat, is the effect still there on your next turn if you attack with a different pokemon?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it would be as the effect is on the Defending Pokemon, not on Houndoom."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #36 from bigdaddysnorlax:I noticed in a recent post on Wizpog that you said the Professor Delegate program will run through March. I knew it had been extended through February, but now we can visit stores and promote BZ through March?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, this is partially due to the fact that I have only received reports from about half of the delegates. I will be letting them know they made an agreement and they need to follow through with it."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will not accept any additional Delegates after Feb 28th (your form must be postmarekd by then)."
master_trainer_mike says, "I will still accept and reward Delegate reports until March 31st :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #37 from soslowpoke:feh...none of the sbz materials from the kit were intended to be sent back to wizards were they?
master_trainer_mike says, "Many of our premiere TO's have gotten into the habit of returning ununsed materials."
master_trainer_mike says, "They were not required to do this but it is ok if they did."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #38 from jermy101:if an attack would KO a pokemon with poison would the pokemon be Koed by poison or would gold berry take effect
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it would. You can choose to play the tool before or after."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #39 from skywolf9653:Mike, a Question regarding Rainbow Energy. Is it different in the Aqua, than it is in Rocket?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes, now it has you place 1 damage counter instead of doing 10 damage."
darkmt_mike says, "Yes it is and that is how it is played now."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #40 from marril2000:what would be the best way in your oppion, to check decklists for a modified event?
master_trainer_mike says, "Look to make sure no illegal cards listed, and the number of cards is 60."
master_trainer_mike says, "When you do actual deck checks (either random during rounds or for the top 8), you take the decks to another table away from the players, and spread them out and check them against the submitted decklist."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #41 from articjedi:can you use feraligatr's downpour for your teammate in TMP?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes you can."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #42 from farbsman:What does a player need to do to challenge the results of one of the SBZ? The one in South Bend had the head judge win the tournament
master_trainer_mike says, "Please submit all requests such as this to dci@wizards.com. Make sure to expolain who you are, where the evenet was and when, and give as many specific details as possible."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #43 from mysterioustrainer:Can you tell me what I missed?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes you missed "Orange" and poison doing something inbetween turns."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from marril2000:any possible fun helpful hints from dmtm's latest proposal?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes. Beagles really don't talk."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #45 from nidoking12345:whats the ETA on Skyridge
master_trainer_mike says, "Same as before, April/May."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #46 from skywolf9653:Mike, did you want the Deck Reg. sheets to be sent it with the tournament results? I didn't sent me in, and I was wondering if I should.
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't need them, but you could always post some of them on WizPog. That would be cool!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #47 from master_o_pokemon:*prepares crowd for monotonous tone* I know you guys love to hate this question... but any news on Challenge Series?
master_trainer_mike says, "The answer was orange."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from marril2000:while looking at the Super BattleZone trophies, i noticed that one of them (the 15+ i believe) was lacking a stand. Is there any reasons to why one of the trophies didn't have a stand?
master_trainer_mike says, "Different age groups, different trophies."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from gym_leader_blaine:from what you can tell us, will be have the skyridge SBZ before the challenge tournaments start?
master_trainer_mike says, "Guys, for the last time. WHNEN we have ANYTHING to say about the Challenge series, wqe seriously will tell you."
master_trainer_mike says, "Until that point, all Challenge Series questions will now be deleted."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #50 from skywolf9653:Has WotC been satisfied with the sales of Aqua thusfar?
darkmt_mike says, "I believe so. It has been doing well."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #51 from steve_p:Pokemon Park is in play (play an energy card to remove a damage counter from that Pokemon). A Rainbow Energy is played on that Pokemon. Is one damage counter added then removed, or vise-verse, or no damage counters added/removed.
master_trainer_mike says, "It comes down to who controls what. The player who is going, decides the order of effects that he or she controls, and then the effects of the opponent's cards happens."
master_trainer_mike says, "So oif you controlled Pokemon Park and was attaching the Rainbow Energy, you would choose which effect happens first (adding the damage countter or removing it)."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #52 from enik_the_sleestak:Can you offer advice on ways to speed up deck checks (I was a little surprised when a player tried to play chain reaction promo eevee - which he did specify on his decklist, but we missed the problem since we didn't really look at the decklists except to make sure that they were complete)
darkmt_mike says, "I have the tournament judges check them as soon as they come in. There is not time to look at every deck you need to only check the number of cars..."
master_trainer_mike says, "You do the best you can."
darkmt_mike says, "..and the legality of those cards."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #53 from mysterioustrainer:What do you mean by orange?
master_trainer_mike says, "Its the color of my true loves heart"
master_trainer_mike says, "her two front teeth are far apart"
darkmt_mike says, "It is a color. Ithink it is self explanitory."
master_trainer_mike says, "(an old song I sang in Chorus in school)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #54 from yoshi1001:Who designed the tropies for SBZ?
darkmt_mike says, "Rabid Riacu's."
master_trainer_mike says, "I picked them out, did you like them?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #55 from nidoking12345:do you have any idea when there will be a new modified
master_trainer_mike says, "Sept 1, 2003."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #56 from skywolf9653:Mike, was there a particlar reason, why some of the Aqua cards in the numbering, had an "a" or a "b" after them? Or whas that just a printer error.
master_trainer_mike says, "Those cards have alternate information on them in their electronic card-e strips."
master_trainer_mike says, "That is how the Pokemon Company wanted it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #57 from steve_p:we got a disposable camera in our SBZ kit. We plan on developing the film. You want copies, right?
master_trainer_mike says, "If you'd like. We included it for you guys for your own use."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #58 from pokesensei:If you have Magby against Aq. Jumpluff with at leasy 1 damage counter on it and use "Sputter",will it shut off the Jumpluff`s Poke-Body automatically?I say that it is a "Global effect" and would shut it off.
darkmt_mike says, "All other effects of attacks except damage are always the last that occur so..."
darkmt_mike says, "it would get it's flip. before it is shut off."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #59 from soslowpoke:any information/hints on next month's battlezone promo?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #60 from skywolf9653:Mike, do you know what the latest vers. of DCI reporter, omits age catagories now?
master_trainer_mike says, "I was not aware of that. Thanks! I'll look into it."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #61 from dragonfoxmem:question for Aqua... if the Darkness enegry card attached to crystal pokemon, will it be Darkness type pokemon?
darkmt_mike says, "Each specific Crystal Poke lists what Energy types change it's type. Darkness isn't on any of them."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #62 from m_p_douglas:Re:52 I gave decks back to the owners when they first gave them to me and asked them to arrange them exactly in the order they where on the Decklist. I and another judge plus an assistant checked 42 decks in less than an hour.
master_trainer_mike says, "Great! Good advice to pass along."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from wizo_pokemom:did all SBZ kits have a camera in them?
master_trainer_mike says, "They should have, though we mad ethe kits by hand here in the office and have learned a few items ended up missing (sorry)."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #64 from nidoking12345:what exactly do the letters before the numbers stand for on the E-Cards(B-71)
darkmt_mike says, "It is just a wayu of identifying them. Do not know specifics."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from enik_the_sleestak:if my opponen has a lite dragonite active, and I attach a boost energy to my active steelix, for example, would my boost energy discard at the end of that turn, or would opp.'s pokepower cover me here?
master_trainer_mike says, "When Light Dragonite is Actiove, ALL special energies lose their additional effects. So the boost energy stays (as long as Miraculous Wind was working at that time)."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #66 from skywolf9653:Can you elaborate on wheather the E-card tech. will be used in future sets after Skyridge?
master_trainer_mike says, "It doesn't look like they are using it on later sets in Japan."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #67 from pwannabe:Have you been thinking about errata-ing AQ Scizor to Metal Energy Cards?
master_trainer_mike says, "There's nothing wrong with it!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #68 from wizo_pokemom:will there ever be any Pokemon questions on the DCI TO test?
master_trainer_mike says, "I don't know."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #69 from master_o_pokemon:On an honest note: What ever happened to the World Trainer Center from the ECSTS2001? Did you guys take it apart or what?
master_trainer_mike says, "We have a few of the old monuments around here collecting dust."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #70 from steel_claw:Do Pichu and Muk affect Pokemon with Pokebodies?
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes they do. Poke-BODYs are Pokemon powers."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #71 from nidoking12345:I know the Hitmonchan promo was printed with 60hp. Is the 70hp one from base legal.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it is."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from dragonfoxmem:and other question, if 2 different enegry cards attached to crystal pokemon(psychic and fighting for example), wiil it act as both types or only one type?
darkmt_mike says, "Last one attached"
master_trainer_mike says, "It turns into whatever the last basic energy card that was attached's type."
master_trainer_mike says, "So even if you attached 2 basic energy that turn (using Meganium for example), it counts as the type of the last one attached 9as long as that type is listed on its Crystal Type Poke-BODY)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #73 from pwannabe:If Light Dragonite has a Boost Energy attached and a full turn has elapsed, how can someone have the Boost discarded? Would Sputter work? Gaze? Muk?
master_trainer_mike says, "Use Energy Removal 2?????"
darkmt_mike says, "None of those will work."
master_trainer_mike says, "Or Super Energy Removal 2?"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #74 from yoshi1001:Will the prof test be updated sometime?
master_trainer_mike says, "When we finally have time to do so. I guess I can stop working on BattleZone, Delegate Program, Professor cards, Challenge Series, and products so I can update ythe test if you;d rather."
master_trainer_mike smirks.

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #75 from nidoking12345:wWhen do you expect the new Pokemon from Ruby and Sapphire to come out in the TCG.
darkmt_mike says, "Woof!"
master_trainer_mike says, "No idea"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #76 from m_p_douglas:a Judging question -- a pokemon that has 5 or 6 cards attached to it is on the table. A player throws a six sided dice and it lands half on the table and half sitting on this big stack of cards at about a 25 or 30 degreee tilt. Is this similiar to the "flat coin ruling where the coin flip counts even if it lands in the damage counter or half on cards. What do we do? An experienced player gently pushed the cards out from under the dice to see if they stayed put. Two new players started debating just where the dice actually landed -- under a lot of cards or just a few???
darkmt_mike says, "Anything less then a 45 degree angle is fine."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from skywolf9653:Mike, Is there a shot that some of the stores that particpated in the first SBZ, could participate in the second one, if a second one is done?
master_trainer_mike says, "I will be going over the feedback reports and event reports. Any locations that did a good job will be considered for the next event."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #78 from steve_p:many of the Master Prof cards will be expiring soon. Will new ones be sent (for those who updated their personal info on DCI)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Make sure your informion is updated. I will be putting in a new membership card order soon. All Feb and March expiring cards will be submitted for new copies."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #79 from soslowpoke:Feh...ever considered raffling/auctioning off any of the monuments?
master_trainer_mike says, "I was thinking more of Pokemon Fight Club."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #80 from purity1:speaking of monuments, i am getting some donations of cards for the professor cape!.....i still have nowhere near enough though
darkmt_mike says, "Send em to Pure!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Right! I need to dig up those Oaks......."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #81 from calathon:CounterAttack Claws stays unitl it does damage?
master_trainer_mike says, "Counterattack Claws is activated when the Pokemon it is attached to is the Active Pokemon and it takes damage from an attack. Then, whether you flip heads"
master_trainer_mike says, "and place damage counters or not, it is discarded after the coin flip."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from monkeyman8889:so for MF does hitmonchan have 60 or 70 HP?
master_trainer_mike says, "Play te card as written."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #83 from master_o_pokemon:Do you have an idea of what will be rotated out of Modified on Sept. 1, 2003?
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."
master_trainer_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #84 from skywolf9653:Mike, what exactly is the difference between a Poke-BODY and a Poke-Power? I am still confused about this?
master_trainer_mike says, "According to the Pokemon Company, a Poke-Power can be activated or not, and Poke-BODYs are always on."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #85 from steel_claw:Will a crystal pokemon become 3 types if you attach a Rainbow Energy?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, read the card, it says you must attach a basic energy card."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #86 from dragonfoxmem:will promo msidreavus's pain split get on shuckle because shuckle's pokemon power could not allow 40 or less damages?
darkmt_mike says, "Not doing damage. It is placing counters."
master_trainer_mike says, "Remember there is a difference between doing damage and placing damage counters."
darkmt_mike says, "Hard Shell does not affect it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #88 from pwannabe:RE73 If Muk was in play and my opponent had Light Dragonite, would he be able to attach a Boost Energy and have it stay on the whole time?
master_trainer_mike says, "No Muk turns off Miraculous Wind."
darkmt_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #89 from pwannabe:RE55 What sets will be rotated out in the next Modified Format?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not going to talk about it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #90 from nidoking12345:My friend wanted me to ask you if you have any plans on creating a Blastoise "Best" series promo (Raindance).
master_trainer_mike says, "Considering that is a banned/restricted card in Japan, what do you think?"
darkmt_mike says, "I could...but I won't."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #92 from nidoking12345:Does Muk's Pokemon Power count for Poke-Bodies too.
master_trainer_mike says, "Yes it does. Once again, Poke-POWERs and Poke-BODYs are BOTH Pokemon Powers."
master_trainer_mike says, "You will notice the newer cards make this distinction and in Japan they don;t allow you to mix the card sets."
master_trainer_mike says, "But since we do, play them as they are written."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #93 from monkeyman8889:so I can use base set 2 hitmonchan and itll have 70 and the promo for 60?
darkmt_mike says, "Correct for now. Sigh."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #94 from master_o_pokemon:Has Japan ever regretted making Tyrogue? Did they expect this whole 25% odd thing of killing babies thing... to turn into a National fad? ;)
master_trainer_mike says, "No."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from skywolf9653:Mike, did you want the banners returned for SBZ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Nope, the stores get to keep those as a thank you! Use them for your regular BattleZone events!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #96 from nidoking12345:Does poison go through Metal energy
darkmt_mike says, "Yup."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #97 from steve_p:I have a few adults who attended our SBZ who are not professors. Who you like to hear from them (and any other non-professors)?
master_trainer_mike says, "Anyone that wants to pass along some feedback is welcome to do so at custserv@wizards.com"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #98 from articjedi:are you guys going to rotate out a few sets every year from now on?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #99 from master_o_pokemon:Will there be any sets with "Neo" in the name that will be rotated out?
master_trainer_mike says, "BLAH BLAH BLAH"
darkmt_mike says, "Woof!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #100 from monsterofthelake:According to what you say, will Poke-bodies shut off if the pokemon has a special condition?
master_trainer_mike says, "No, they are not shut off by Special Conditions, that is another distinction they made."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #101 from steel_claw:for the EX cards like Charizard, where it just says"Discard R from Charizard" does this count as an attack cost so can I use Smeargle against it without having to have R nrg?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is not an attack cost, it is an effect of the attack."
master_trainer_mike says, "So it is copied."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #102 from enik_the_sleestak:how can I get my hands on a black & white striped DCI judge shirt?
darkmt_mike says, "Send $5000 to Dark Master Trainer....err....no."
master_trainer_mike says, "We will be using the Blue Professor shirts for Pokemon Events"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #103 from steve_p:a recent post on PokeGym talked about receive rule changes in Japan (ie., 1 retreat per turn, dark/metal energy effects only work on Dark/Metal Pokemon). Are you aware of those, and are they being considered?
master_trainer_mike says, "Wea re aware of them, no plans on anything changing over here at this time."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #104 from farbsman:With Togetic from Genesis, can you use Super Metronome to copy the bench pokemon's attack, it just says "choose one of your opponents Pokemon"
darkmt_mike says, "Yes."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #105 from bigdaddysnorlax:DMTM, please define the term "Woof"
master_trainer_mike says, "Whos afraid of Virgina Woof??????"
darkmt_mike says, "It has so many meanings. It is not possible."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #106 from skywolf9653:Mike, is the "Players Rewards" program still a possiblitilty in the future, or has that program been scrapped for the time being?
master_trainer_mike says, "It is on the back burner at this time."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #107 from nidoking12345:Are more and more people getting in to Pokemon or "sigh" is it the other way around.
master_trainer_mike says, "You tell us! Numbers of sanctioned events are up!"

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #108 from soslowpoke:i know this is totally random, but are there any wotc offices in Connecticuit?
darkmt_mike says, "Not to our knowledge."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #110 from farbsman:Will we be able to order more Blue Pokemon shirts? one for two events a week really isn't enough.
master_trainer_mike says, "I am almost out and will be reordering them. I'll get back to you on this one after I look at my budget."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #111 from mysterioustrainer:RE: 105 According to the Peanuts Comics Woof meaning a five scoop ice cream cone.
darkmt_mike says, "Well there you go! Your solution!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #112 from farbsman:Do you have complete numbers (or estimates) for the number of people that attended the SBZ?
master_trainer_mike says, "Not yet, it looks like the average attendance was in the mid 20's (many full, many small numbers due to the bad weather that weekend)."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #114 from farbsman:RE: #110, could we possibly buy the shirts, instead of just recieving them?
master_trainer_mike says, "I do not have any way set up for that at this time. I will be looking into it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #115 from enik_the_sleestak:will the blue professor shirts available for purchase or perhaps by earning a lot of participation points for professors and/or master prof.s?
master_trainer_mike says, "See abovce answer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #116 from marril2000:if wizards was ever to obtain the rights to design its own pokemon cards, would you push for a you make the card type thing for pokemon (much like is being done with magic and starwars?)
master_trainer_mike says, "While we are at it, I want a million dollars"
master_trainer_mike says, "and a pony"
master_trainer_mike smiles.
darkmt_mike says, "An Orange Pony."
darkmt_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #117 from yoshi1001:Re: 112 There is an ongoing topic on Wizpog. THe estimate right now is somewhere in the 1200-1400 range for all 50.
darkmt_mike says, "Difficult to do."
master_trainer_mike says, "Cool. We will get a more accurate number once all of the sanctioning reports are in."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #118 from wizo_pokemom:what kinds of sanctions are Delegates who did not delegate facing, if any?
master_trainer_mike says, "It depends, I will contact each person but they could be removed form the Professor program if necessary."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #119 from master_o_pokemon:Woof stands for: Wizards Owns Ownage Food (Maple Bars)
darkmt_mike says, "I like that!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #120 from farbsman:Did you ever figure out if we as Tournament organizers would be able to get Energy cards from Wizards so we can more easily run drafts?
master_trainer_mike says, "That is part of the same answer as the shirts. We are not set up to sell stuff like that right now but I wil see what is possible."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from lepi1962:DMTM can you please list the topics that you discussed on the board under a modest proposal (I am not asking to explain the, just a list will be fine)? Thanks.
darkmt_mike says, "I can't. That is why they are obscure."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #122 from nidoking12345:Who updated the DCI tournament ratings and rankings. It's very fast.
master_trainer_mike says, "We update every Tuesday.. If reports arein befor ethen, they get compiled."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #124 from lepi1962:After getting Entei with Pokemon Fun Club, can I use Howl?
master_trainer_mike says, "No you would not, Howl can only be used when yo play the Entei form your hand."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #125 from farbsman:Re: #121, could we order them through the stores like we do the boosters and decks?
master_trainer_mike says, "They are not in our system is the problem. I will look iinto it."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #126 from marril2000:mike, a problem i experenced running an after draft after Super BattleZone (it was unsanctioned because of the lack of players, still fun to do), was the store's energy stock was limmited, really limmited to fire, fighting and grass... if this was a s
master_trainer_mike says, "You can always proxy other cards or ask the players to help contribute."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #127 from marril2000:Cont 126... if this was a sanctioned draft, what should have been the solution to someone wanting to do a psychic or water deck?
master_trainer_mike says, "Use other energy and mark on them visibly what they are being used as."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #128 from monsterofthelake:Will you ban anything else? ;/?
master_trainer_mike says, "I'm thinking of banning silly questions."
master_trainer_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #129 from enik_the_sleestak:At SBZ we wasted a lot of time trying to lookup several players' DCI #'s the hard way (Find command on PIN7.MDB using MS-Access). Isn't there an easier way to look this up?
master_trainer_mike says, "Players should have their DCInumnber with them.. If not, and you can't find it just give them a new one."
master_trainer_mike says, "You can also connect to the database through reporter so it searches based on their name."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from lepi1962:Are you aware of any promotions after the DVD/VHS release that may include a promo card (i.e. Ruby, Saphire)?
darkmt_mike says, "Suicune Promo in March."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #131 from mysterioustrainer:Word, Pharse, Quote of the day?
master_trainer_mike says, "That would be a silly question."
master_trainer_mike says, "IT IS NOW BANNED!!!!"
master_trainer_mike smirks.

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #132 from nidoking12345:what else is on Japan's restricted list that you are considering banning
master_trainer_mike says, "funny hats"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #133 from monsterofthelake:Lol. I was wondering if Kingdra would ever get banned. Slowking got banned after how many people won with it, shouldn't Kingdra have the same fate? :O.
master_trainer_mike says, "Kingdra is hardly a problem......."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #134 from marril2000:re 126-127... the only problem with marking the cards was the fact the store wanted the energy cards back in the same condition lent out, would selecting an energy type not used in the deck and just state that that person may use [F] for [W] work in a
master_trainer_mike says, "Players could also mark unused common cards form the draft, or they could just state (have written to the side) what they proxying different energy for"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #135 from marril2000:cont. 134, sanctioned draft?
master_trainer_mike says, "Same answer"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #136 from m_p_douglas:I was told by serveral people that if a player discards their pokemon along with a recycle energy then draws a card to start their turn then wants to get the recycle out of the discard pile that they are not allowed to get the recycle energy back. Play simply goes on as is. I looked for this in the rule book and did not find it anywhere. But would this be correct: Players cannot forgive their opponents. A judge must be called over if an infraction occurs. The judge would probably give a caution for the first offence. (minor procuderal error) The judge would rewind the game if possible. So, the recycle would go back to the owner's hand??? I had a similar situation with people drawing a card to start their turn then wanting to flip to wake up.
master_trainer_mike says, "So, the basic answer is the Recycyel energy effect is NOT a choice, it happens."
master_trainer_mike says, "If a player forgets and it is caught, a Judge should give that player a caution and allow them to put it into their hand."
master_trainer_mike says, "If they repeat doing this, then the penalties will escalate as listed in the Penalty Guidleines."
master_trainer_mike says, "Keep in mind, that id some effect is SUPPOSED to happen (meaning there isn't a choice involved) , if it is possible you rewind and have that effect take place."
master_trainer_mike says, "Of course, there will be instances where this is not possible."
master_trainer_mike says, "Judges discretion"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #137 from farbsman:Re: 129 I thought it was illegal to have two DCI numbers
master_trainer_mike says, "We end up combing them fo rthe players."
master_trainer_mike says, "Combining them"
master_trainer_mike says, "In other words if you have a casual player who has lost their number and you don;t have the time to search for it, just give them a new one and their results will be cobined."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #138 from m_p_douglas:Thanks
master_trainer_mike says, "No problem :)"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #140 from farbsman:Are we allowed to Sanction more then one battlezone at a time, ex. one in March one in April, I only run one per store per month and sending in a form every month I forget to do sometimes
master_trainer_mike says, "You are welcome to sanction more than one month at a time. Just let Linda Roberts know that."
master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, it 4 oclock. Thank you all for coming!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Hope you enjoyed the SBZ!"
darkmt_mike says, "Thanks for Schnoozling out to us today."
master_trainer_mike says, "If yo have anything goor or bad to say about it, please do so we can make it better."
master_trainer_mike says, "See you next week!"
master_trainer_mike says, "Buh-bye!"
darkmt_mike says, "Talk to you all later."
darkmt_mike says, "Bye!"
darkmt_mike says, "Later."
darkmt_mike says, "Ta-Ta."
darkmt_mike says, "WOOF!"