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New Leonardtown Gym Plan

So, here’s the deal. The new modus operandi for the Leonardtown Gym league.

We aim to emphasize the significance of the Thursday league session. So, instead of, “Sunday is our primary league day- oh and you might want to come to Thursdays too if you can,” now we are *not* playing favorites and invite you to check out either one. We consider them to be in equal significance.

League Times
Sunday: 4:00-6:00pm
Note: Henceforth, we are listing the official league time for Sunday as 4:00-6:00pm. However, Big Larry’s Comic Book Café is open from 12:00-8:00pm and you are free to come and go as you please. Many people, (myself included) will still be showing up regularly at 12:00pm.

We *will* hold a Modified-Constructed tournament every Sunday at 4:00pm, if there are enough people. Entry fee is still $5.

Thursday: 6:00-8:00pm

Note: Big Larry’s Comic Book Café is open from 12:00-8:00pm on Thursday. Feel free to come earlier if you like. This is absolutely positively a serious league session and there are serious competitive players who come regularly.

The league profile on has been updated to reflect this.

Every League Day Is Special!

I’ve had this planned out a while ago, but now it’s official! I’ve decided to go the extra mile and make every league day special! Aardvark Gym will be holding league from 12-4 and the regular weekly Modified-Constructed tournament every Sunday, as usual (this will not change). However, I’m going to add some new stuff- there’s something happening every Sunday! Something for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of every month.:

1st Sunday: Casual Tournament Day- I will run a casual, free, Unlimited-Constructed tournament (the tournament is unsanctioned) during league. As the name implies, it’s very causal, and anyone may play (it’s free).

2nd Sunday: Random Prizes Day- I will give out random prizes to players during league. I may also give out prizes to players who show up at league at 12:00pm. Prizes will consist of whatever stuff I have lying around.

3rd Sunday: Experimental Decks Day- I have Chris Nugent to thank for this one. One day, a few minutes before the weekly Modified-Constructed tournament started, he suggested that everyone play experimental decks for the tournament that day. It was a success; we all had a good time. I think it’s a good idea, so from now on, I am designating the 3rd Sunday of every month as “Experimental Decks Day”. Everyone who comes to the weekly tournament will be encouraged to try experimental decks. So, put down your standard/conventional/archetype decks and come to the tournament playing something new and different!*

4th Sunday: Double Points Day- On this day, all league activities that earn you points will earn you twice the amount of points they normally do.

These will apply to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday of every month, effective immediately. So, tomorrow, June 14th is random prizes day. I’ll give out prizes to everyone who shows up to league during opening and give out more prizes randomly. Next week, June 21st, I’m counting on you all to surprise me with new, experimental decks. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’ll even give out a prize to whoever brings the most experimental/unique/original/creative deck.

Thanks to all my loyal players, I hope you enjoy this change!

*yes, playing an experimental deck is optional. I have no way of enforcing this, nor would I want to. You may play whatever Modified-legal deck you want, but I guarantee if you jump the bandwagon on this, you’ll have more fun.

New League Policy: Missing Items

Listen up, Aardvark Gym players! This is an important message from your League Leader.

On occasion, we will find items that people have left (like cards and other Pokemon paraphernalia). We hold on to them, just in case somebody claims them. We have been holding on to some things for a very long time. I have no idea who these things belong to, and no one has claimed it. At the league, there is a sign posted, that makes it very clear that you, the player, are responsible for your own property.

From now on:

  • If an item is found, it will be stored for 3 weeks.
  • If you have lost something at league, and you think we may have it, describe what you’ve lost, and if we have it, it will be returned to you.
  • When the 3 weeks is up, if the item has not been claimed, it will be donated to league. It will be stored along with all the cards and other league materials I use to help out players.

3 weeks to claim your lost items- If you don’t claim ‘em, they’ll be donated to the league. If you think we may have something of yours, feel free to contact me: