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  2. A Lost Wanderer From DNF..

    5 years later
  3. A Lost Wanderer From DNF..

    looking back at this, i would probably rather hang out with envoy than 90% of u fuck heads
  4. Daytrading free money thread

    Very nice! I don't know how to trade those stocks that make crazy moves, just major instruments and hope my strategies work out via law of large numbers... Those big moves can be really lucrative.
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    Agreed. If you can take a few days off work, do it. I've loved working from home and not having to interact (at least in person) with morons on a daily basis.
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    ebil......debil............not berry nice
  7. Daytrading free money thread

    i bought a ton of zoom shares right before lockdown and sold them just now. am i an MLG trader yet?
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    It doesn’t have to be for a month, it could be for like a day or two. I get that you have to make money, but sometimes you have to put yourself before a job every once in a while.
  9. im pretty sure shes gotta work
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    Do it. Disappear for awhile. These days are the perfect time to just hole up at home, cut social media off, cut texting/calls off, etc., and just binge on videos, learn a new skill or language or whatever. Just chill and relax to yourself.
  11. Yesterday
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    There is so much going on and I'm so stressed and I just wanna explode and disappear for like a month
  13. Daytrading free money thread

    Pretty likely the market going down tomorrow
  14. looks like im finally getting a decent job out here leaving the ebil empire i work for
  15. Mafia Champ Celebration Mafia(Scum wins Fuckfiend was final scum)

    Wow what the heck :'( The one time everyone says I played ok jc says I sucked... The only one who's opinion I ever cared for
  16. Last week
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    No issues today. She seems her normal self. I am still watching her every move just in case.
  18. Beginner's Guide - PTCGO Theme Decks

    necrozma is way more consistant than dragonite
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    Oh shit that's horrible
  20. ggs all around edit: except sage who posted like PLEASE DO NOT SUSPECT ME as their 2nd or 3rd post. is good thing they're cute
  21. oh and gj to rei who despite being obv scum did make me feel faint had to die d2. being able to take someone down with you isnt the worst thing in the world
  22. i read day 1 and i think everyone but faint and sage were decent town reads. surprised to see a scum win here but stuff must have happened in the days i didnt read + modkills always help i suppose. gj to everyone for being towny and gj to scum for letting them throw
  23. the title is inaccurate. real winner was me for not having to play a DGz Mafia game.
  24. Beginner's Guide - PTCGO Theme Decks

    In card games, there are two near-universal truths: 1. Cards from the first sets are dumb and broken. Then, the designers figure out how to build a game. From there, the power starts to creep back over the years. 2. Starter Decks suck and should never be considered in a competitive environment. Over time, the Theme Decks have (1) gotten much better than they used to be, and (2) still manage to never see the light of day when discussing competitive decks. However, the Pokémon TCG Online has tossed the Theme Decks into their own special format, making them the best starting point until you build up a Standard-Viable deck. Charizard With good matchups against most of the field, a 2-Draw attacker, an attacking line that provides its own energy straight from the deck, and a 2nd viable attacking line with Nidoqueen, Charizard manages to be the most consistent deck, and boasts a favoured matchup against every popular deck barring the Water deck, which it gets hit for Weakness by. This is probably the best starting point for a new player. It is the most popular deck. This deck also allows you to force wins via 50-50 coin flips using Rapidash's Agility to dodge damage. While not a great gameplan, it gives you something to fall back on where other decks would leave you out of luck. Dragonite Nearly equal in power to Charizard is Dragonite, which has both Basic and Stage 2 attackers to rely on. Dragonite's 170 Damage attack is strong enough to KO everything in the format, and back-up attackers like Lanturn can give you a KO as well. This deck can win against Charizard, but is just slightly less consistent. Kyogre Kyogre's claim to fame is simply that it can donk Charizard decks due to super effective damage. It has some OK attackers, but is certainly a tier below them. Groudon Groudon is an overall better deck than Kyogre, as it has energy acceleration from the hand rather than discard (and a lack of consistency in theme decks means you usually have more energy in hand at the start of games). It also features a lot of other solid attackers, but it falls short of the variety and usefulness of the top two decks. Necrozma This deck is mostly purchased because it has access to cards you might use in a budget deck outside of the format. It also does not rely on Evolved Pokémon to make its attack, but it does rely on drawing a 2-of Special Energy that cannot be searched in order to break the 130 damage barrier which most big basics of the format have. I'd avoid this one. Apart from these five decks, check out various others and see if you need any of the Supporters from them. The Zacian and Zamazenta decks have cards like Metal Saucer and Professor's Research, and the Mewtwo deck has Welder. Getting your staples from theme decks is generally better than any other method, as Tokens are not a valuable resource in the game.
  25. Since the original post, most cards have rotated out, so I wanted to give a small update with a few new options. When judging formats, 2017 may have been a "better" one, but this format remains fun and may make the game easier to get into than ever before due to the introduction of competitively-oriented sealed products known as "League Battle Decks." Let us repeat something from the original post: 2020 Format Staples--Unlike in 2017, we have a larger swath of archetype-specific trainer cards, but we still have a good set of staples worth picking up to make things easier. I've included the most universal ones, along with other universal-type cards that just don't see quite as much play. I've left out cards that are staples to specific archetypes (e.g. a Stage 2 deck will be running Rare Candy, but not every deck is a Stage 2 deck). SUPPORTERS 3 Marnie 3 Boss's Orders Good to Have: Professor's Research, Cynthia, Sonia ITEMS 4 Quick Ball 4 Switch 2 Reset Stamp 2 Escape Board Good to Have: 4 Pokégear 3.0, 2 Scoop-Up Net, 1 Tool Scrapper, 1 Friend Ball POKEMON 4 Jirachi (Team Up, has Stellar Wish ability) 2 Dedenne GX (Unbroken Bonds, has Dedechange ability) Next, here are some decks that do very well for their cost: Pikachu & Zekrom GX The recently released Pikachu & Zekrom League Battle Deck recently released. Inside, you will find Jirachi ($18 x4 card), along with an entire rest of a deck. This package costs $25 dollars. It is intended to be locals-viable out of the box, and to remain legal after rotation in August. However, that last part means it is missing a few of the power cards that will be rotating out. Here's an example decklist you can use to compare to the contents of the box. Also note that if you play using the Online client, this product comes with a card code that allows you to gain all of the cards online as well. This is probably the best product I've seen since the release of Yu-Gi-Oh's Master of Pendulum structure deck, which, upon release, had 1 player top cut at my locals with literally nothing but 3x copies of that deck, and which had the rest of the top cut being that deck with more cards added to the extra deck for variety. Reshiram & Charizard-GX This is Pikachu & Zekrom's counterpart deck, which also just released. While not as sought after as the Pikachu one (as this list does not include Jirachi), and while a weaker deck once fully fleshed out, it actually has a great head-to-head matchup using the stock $25 lists due to the Pikachu's decks relative issues with energy acceleration. Instead of Jirachi, this uses a supporter known as Green's Exploration, which lets you grab two Trainer Cards when you don't have any Pokémon with abilities in play. Here's an example list of a deck that maintains the Green's engine and saw some success at a tournament. Example Decklist: Due to the need of every deck to run either Jirachi or Green's Exploration, it is difficult to justify picking a different deck as a starting point. However, I'll include one other option: Galarian Obstagoon Galarian Obstagoon's attack, Obstruct, prevents all damage done by un-evolved Pokémon. If you look at the two deck lists above, you'll notice there are 0 Evolved Pokémon in the Pikachu list, and only 1 support Pokémon (Omastar) in the other list. The non-budget decks of this format, such as "Zacian ADP (Arceus, Dialga, Palkia)" and "Blacephalon" share this trait. This makes Obstagoon a strong anti-meta contender. If the decks aren't teched against you, you can obtain a lopsided matchup almost impossible for your opponent to overcome. The downside, of course, is that decks that evolve, the most popular being the Grass-Type Rillaboom, will thrash you all day, especially as they hit you for Weakness! Obstagoon decks rely on a few other attackers to take out evolved Pokémon, most notably Sableye V, who deals 10 damage + 60 damage for each damage counter on the opponent, allowing it to take advantage of the 3 Damage Counters Obstagoon places with its Ability when it comes into play. Example Decklist:
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    Eevee had a stroke or something last night at around 3am. The emergency vets described it as a 'one off neurological incident'. It was horrible. She couldn't walk and was bumping into walls. She is 100% back to normal already. So strange.
  27. a treasure from the past

    someone say my name?
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