Archive for January, 2009

Base Set Electabuzz Returns

It is confirmed! Electabuzz [BS], a rare card released over 10 years ago, has been reprinted in an English set. The first platinum Prereleases were today. It has been found in Platinum. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see the Hitmonchan [BS] and Scyther [JU] reprints in English as well!

Great Reason To Come To the Platinum Prerelease!

I know I’m gonna want to get my hands on one of these! And you may too- if you come to the Platinum Prerelease this Sunday! Looks great for stall decks. Or perhaps Absol/Ambipom? I wonder if there will be a way to get cards out of the Lost Zone? No matter. This looks like it’s gonna be loads of fun for whoever can get their hands on this!

Downtime and To-do List

There was a little downtime yesterday. We were changing the servers for this site from Windows to Linux.

Just in case anyone is interested, here’s the current to-do list for the site:
-Fix broken links (it seems that last time I did this a few weeks back, I skipped over a few)
-Add a fan art page. A page for Pokémon fans to submit Pokémon fan art. I plan on starting it off with a fan art contest. I hope to get to this once I finish the…
-SoMD Pokémon internet forum. I tested the forum system I intended to use on a test server and it was fully functional. However, now there are some bugs to work out. I’ll let you know when they’re fixed.

Maryland State Championship 2009

  • Location:
    Games and Comics and Stuff
    7476 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
    Glen Burnie, MD
  • Time: March 21, 2009
    Registration @ 10:00am
    Round One @ 11:00am
    Late players will be given losses for the rounds they missed- no exceptions. Through our TO experience, our group has become increasingly efficient in setting up and organizing
    tournaments. Expect us to start on time. Show up, even if you will be late- remember, Premier events are free; you have nothing to lose! Late entry does not affect your Premier Rating.
  • Contacts: Games and Comics and Stuff website:
  • Format: Modified-Constructed
    There will be deck checks. Make sure your deck is Modified-legal the first time. Click here to see what sets you may use for your deck.

    If you don’t have enough Modified-Legal cards, remember, this is a retail venue: buy some! If you are having trouble, please talk with tournament staff. They will be make sure you’re good to go.

  • Tournament Style: Age Modified Swiss + Single
  • Admission: Free!
  • Prizes:
    -1st: 36 boosters, trophy
    2nd: 18 boosters, trophy
    3rd: 8 boosters, trophy
    4th: 8 boosters, trophy
    5-8th: 4 boosters
    -More prizes, TBA.
    -This is a Premiere Event so you will be playing for a Premiere Rating.
  • Make sure you come with:
    -Something to write with (to record your wins/losses)
    -Damage counters and coins (or dice) for coin-flipping.
  • Additional Info: Don’t forget to be there on
    time and don’t forget your POP ID#. If you haven’t become a POP member yet, come early so we can sign you up and give you a POP ID#. Membership is free. If you have any questions about this tournament, send an email to the webmaster.
  • Platinum Card #7

    More Platinum Spoilers- Shaymin and a Forum

    A taste of what you may ind in boosters from the next Pokémon TCG set: Platinum. Don’t miss out!

    The Platinum Prerelease will be in Lusby:
    :::Lusby Platinum Prerelease:::
    Aardvark Videos, Comics, and Games
    300 Clubhouse Drive
    Lusby, MD 20657
    Time: February 1, 2009, 12:00 pm
    Now, on to the next news item. I’m going to finally get that forum up we’ve been waiting for. Some stuff got in the way, but I’m going to go ahead and set it up in the next 8 days. I’ve tested it out, so there shouldn’t be any problems.
    The forum will be a really nice feature for this website and I’m sure you all have things you want to talk about but haven’t had the chance to do so. The forum may also be a good place for exchange of Pokémon related ideas, like decklists, tournament policy, recent tournaments, or whatever you may be interested in. SoMD Pokémon TCG Forum, up by January 28th. Keep your eyes peeled.

    Platinum Prerelease Promo!

    Lucario is the Prerelease promo. Everyone who comes to a Platinum Prerelease will receive one of these, as well as card sleeves with Giratina! (while supplies last) We will let you know when the Prerelease in Lusby is, as soon as we know. It appears that a new game mechanic, Pokémon “G” will be introduced, as indicated by the Honchkrow G card from Platinum:

    Happy 10th!

    Tomorrow, January 9, 2009, marks the decennial anniversary of the release of the first Pokémon TCG set in North America. Many things have happened afterward, many new cards released, and a few rules changes. The past ten years have given me memories that I will cherish for life. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the past ten years as well.

    If there were any doubt as to whether Pokémon TCG is not just a fad, and something to stay involved with for the long term, it’s been ten years; Pokémon is here to stay.

    I can say without a doubt that my life is better than it was before 1/9/1999! I hope that you can all say the same. For those that joined the game a little late, it’s great to have you. For those that have been around since day one, thanks for sticking around. Happy 10th!

    Site Clean Up and Platinum Spoiler

    I’ll be finishing up on some clean up of this site, so there may be a little down time tomorrow.

    It seems that the release date I posted earlier for Platinum, the next Pokémon TCG set, was incorrect. It will be coming February 11. You can bet there will be a Prerelease tournament for this set in Lusby. We’ll let you know as soon as we have all the details. While you wait, here’s one of the cards from the set: