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The official website does have the rules, and the maximum limit for any card is 4, unless the format restricts the card further. 1.1 Constructed - In a Constructed event, players arrive at the tournament with a 60-card deck. The cards used to build the deck come from each player's personal collection. Decks may not contain more than 4 copies of a single ...


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Collectible Card Games (CCG) wax and wane in popularity.... For example, both Pokemon an Yu-Gi-Oh! cards were extremely popular over a decade ago. There are still sales of these cards and older cards sell well, but both games have shrunk considerably. The exception: Magic: The Gathering which has had pretty solid sales, organized play, and card values ...


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The short answer is four cards of each name, for a sensible deck. This is similar to the equivalent rule for Magic: The Gathering. Quoting from the unofficial rulebook: 100.2 A deck for Constructed Play can include a total of only four copies of any card with the same name. Basic Energy cards are an exception to this rule. Decks can include any number ...


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Whilst I don't play them anymore, CCG sets have many reasons to block older cards Play balance forced upgrade altered rules incompatibility creates loopholes maintaining opponent parity While play balance is the big one, opponent parity and loopholes are related, it's also not one the Pokémon players complain about. Some old cards are over the top, and ...


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I would go for Munchkin. My 8-year-old nephew LOVES it (I like it too), it has a lot of replay value, and while there are a ton of expansions, they're cheap, cheap, cheap compared to the booster packs you'd be buying for Magic. That said, there is zero collectible element to Munchkin. Fantasy Flight Games also has a bunch of what they call "Living Card ...


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In my circle we have played that game numerous times. Some things that worked for us to adjust the 'strategy' of the game are: EXP and LVL: if you have a lot of D6 lying around ( I buy them 18 at a time from our local dollar store) you can use them to track level on your pokemon. Then each time a pokemon wins more battles than they currently are in level ...


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How do I build a Pokémon TCG deck? Deck building 101 What's the starting point from building a deck? Before deciding on this you must have clear what actually makes a deck win games. Consistency I cannot stress this point enough. A consistent deck is one where every single card work towards a well focused strategy. Let's make some examples on this to ...


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I play regularly with my kids. The energy card count depends heavily on the pokemon you use. I have gone as low a 8 in a deck where all the pokemon had effective attacks at 1 energy and a retreat cost of 0 or 1. I have gone as high as 28 or 30 when the deck was based on pokemon that discarded energy to attack and/or took 3 or 4 energy to have an effective ...


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Can't vouch for its completeness, but http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-trading-card-game/database/ seems to be a similar resource to the Magic TCG's "Gatherer". Certainly when I made a request for cards with the name "Pikachu" I got 27 card results, so it seems like it could keep a deckbuilder busy for quite a while...


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There are a good collection of Pokemon TCG tournament rules and resources here - you may find some of it useful. Looking at the rules for tournament formats, I see that there is a format called "Modified" that restricts players to using more recent sets - but there is also an "Unlimited" format where any cards ever printed are fair game. So, in theory, ...


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It's not the set theirselves, it's the "era". BW: Dragons Exalted and BW: Emerging Powers are from the same era and share the same mechanics (although starting from BW: Next Destinies Pokémon EX were introduced, and from BW: Plasma Storm we got Team Plasma cards with certain advantages when combined with other cards that give them effects). However, the ...


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I made up some of my own rules to play with my friends, they wanted to game the be more cuthroat, but I had to keep the game somewhat simple without adding more pieces. You can try it out, I haven't been able to try it out too much though. Pokemon Master Trainer Caleb's Rules At the beginning of the game all trainers are randomly given a starter ...


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Official tournaments use a set rotation system. This means that only the newest sets are legal for tournament play. Since Pokémon offers tournaments on a very casual level, this is definitely a point to consider. What sets are currently legal changes once a year, usually around September. Any new set that is released automatically becomes legal (for higher ...



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