Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Decklist Out Updated for BW-on!

Still going strong
Hello everyone!

I’ve finally made – updated The Decklist Out to match the current format. When I did it I understood how many competitive decks there really were in the past format compared to the current format. If I was going to win a tournament, there would only be 3 different decks, I would choose from. All the decks that are in “the hottest decks now” section are good deck choices for a highly competitive player. I’ve also spent a long time testing all the lists in this update, so I hope you make the most out of them.

If you notice any errors in the lists, just let me know. Also, if you feel like some deck is missing from the list, let me know, so I can add it to there. The new set is coming in the near future, so The Decklist Out will be edited soon after that one, just after the U.S. Regionals.

I know many of you are waiting for an Eye on Japan – entry, so I’ll try to make a new one soon. I’ll also try something new for the Eye on Japan –entries, so I hope you’ll like it. Maybe I’ll finally get an interview from a Japanese player.

Anyways, let me know if you find anything to fix in The Decklist Out!

Monday, September 24, 2012

AggroHammer - almost a tournament report

Imma' be milling
Hello everyone!

First of all, sorry for the lack of updates. I fell ill for the first time in 3 years and have been having a fever during the whole last week. I was able to finish my UG article just in time, which I used all of my power for. What I was surprised for, was that writing English becomes pretty challenging when you’re sick and you have a headache. However, the week was pretty productive for me nonetheless since I was able to read The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers (finished it today), Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, The Golden Compass, and The City of Dreaming Books. Last week I probably read more books than I have ever read during my whole life, haha.

I was also in Battle Roads the last weekend, but I judged instead of playing. That’s why there was no report from that Battle Roads. Also, I was supposed to attend Battle Roads this weekend, but as I missed the train, I missed the tournament as well. In this article, I will analyze the deck I was supposed to play in that Battle Roads. As promised, I'm going to play more rogue this season than last season and this tournament was no different.

There are lots to discuss so let’s get going right away!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Garbodor - Hit or Miss?

Garbodor- total garbage?
Hello everyone!

Sorry for the lateness of the article. I still don’t have an apartment from my study city and it may very well be that I don’t have an apartment from my study city until November! That would be a nightmare. And since I’m having the first two weeks in my new university, I have been a lot less on computer than I was last season. However, now I’m finally finished with the article, so I hope you enjoy it!

Anyways, today is a remarkable day, because today, I’ll be releasing my first BW-on entry. And what could be a better topic for the first entry than one of the most contradictable cards of Dragons Exalted – Garbodor. In this entry, I’ll discuss Garbodor and ability-lockers in general as well as Garbodor variants that are bound to be popular in the early season.

As I promised, I’ll try to bring new depth to my articles while the article quantity decreases, so after reading this, let me know what you think about my renewed article style. Of course not all the articles will be like this, but I’ll be changing article formats just like I do with my SixPrizes Underground articles. Also, as the new season gets to start, let me also know what decks and things you want to get analyzed. By giving me your ideas, it will help both me to come up with good articles while giving you good reading experience!

Anyways, let’s get in to the main topic of this article – Garbodor (or in fact Trubbishses).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Re-booting The Deck Out for BW-on

Hello everyone!

It’s about time to restart my blog, don’t you think? In the past few week I’ve been chilling (in fact, I’ve been working the whole time), but at least I’ve chilling off blog. As you have noticed, I’ve asked your opinion about a lot of things considering the next season of my blog. I must thank every and each one of you for answering my questions and giving me your precious opinion. That has helped me greatly with renewing my blog for this season.

First, I asked you what kind of content you would like to read from my blog. The answers were what I expected: things from Japan, in-depth quality articles and of course rogue articles. Second, I asked you how many articles you think is enough per week and if I should have more featured writers. I’m very happy that almost everyone appreciated quality over quantity and the main consensus was 1-2 articles per week. That is manageable for me while maintaining the high quality of the articles (even without featured writers!). I was very happy when I heard that most of you were satisfied with one quality article per week. However, there was a big yes to occasional and even monthly featured writers as well.

This is where this entry comes in. I’m in a need of high-quality featured writers. I think I’ll have a quest writer each month or every other month. I’m not quite sure about the amount yet, but I know I need more. Of course, I’ll first ask help from my fellow Finnish players (including Kumis), but I know I need you guys also. So, if you’re interested in writing to the front page of The Deck Out shoot me with an e-mail to:

Since I know that what makes my blog special is that most of things are discussed from my (subjective) point of view, I won’t be having too many featured writers. However, if you’re interested in writing to The Deck Out, here are the things I hope from you and your article:

- The topic of the article is timeless and interesting
- The topic of the article creates discussion (and maybe even criticism)
- No theorymon – your own experiences
- You’ll be able to write the article, you promised to write

What I DON’T expect from you (what most other sites do):

- Perfect grammar (you know how my grammar is since I’m Finnish so I can’t expect more from you)
- Accomplishments of any kind in Pokémon TCG

So, if you’re interested, let me know!

As for my articles, first entry considering BW-on, will be released tomorrow, so be sure to check it out!