Author Archives: Miner751

Miner 751 has been around the competitive Pokémon scene for more years than he can remember. He is often seen around Melbourne playing odd-ball decks and teams which are good in theory however, more often than not, they don't do so well in practice. He is proud member of the not-so-world-renowned team, Melbourne Mudkips.

Pokémon TCG: Roaring Skies Top 15 Cards

A new set is coming out and that means another Top 15 card analysis. This set, Roaring Skies, has a strong focus on Dragon and Normal Pokémon and introduces a new set of Ancient Traits. These traits are: Delta Plus: if this Pokémon knocks out an opposing Pokémon, you can take another prize card. These Pokémon have fairly weak or ...

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Speed March – Top 8 Dandenong Cities Report

After the previous week’s performance with Night Marchers, I wanted to give them another crack for this tournament. Even though the Megas (especially Aggron) would pose a problem for the Marchers, the Marchers gained speed through Acro Bike. Furthermore, I was planning on running my Tropius (PLB) build which would help in taking down the Primal Megas. On the morning ...

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On the March with the Night Marchers – A Melbourne Cities report

The moment I saw the scans for Phantom Forces, I knew that I wanted to play the Night Marches – especially after a friend pointed out that Lampent had the attack too (I had missed that one). In the days leading up to the Melbourne City Championships, I got sick of playing my various Night March variants on PTCGO because ...

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2015 Australian Cities: TCG Tier Predictions

Originally, this was going to be just a prediction article, however, some delays here and there and some City Championships having been completed have caused this article to be delayed, but become more realistic – which is good for us all. Below is a list of decks that have been ranked according to how good I think they are, and ...

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Pokémon TCG: Primal Clash Top 15 Cards

Primal Clash marks the start of the ORAS era of cards, yet the boosters still have XY on them. Nonetheless, this pack is full of fun stuff and surprises, of the calibre that we have not seen in years. A larger quantity of Pokémon than normal have Abilities and/or access to a new game mechanic known as Ancient Traits. Now ...

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Pokémon TCG: Staples Checklist

Hi all, this time around I have compiled a list of cards that should be part of most decks. Furthermore, these cards will always be wanted by players, especially those who do not already have enough of them, so if you want some trade fodders, whether in real life or on Pokémon TCG Online, these are some cards that you ...

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Pokémon TCG – Attaining the Art of Consistency

How often does your deck do what you want it to? This is the question at the heart of consistency. If your answer to my question was “not often”, then consider continuing to read this article for some tips as to how to make your deck more consistent. If you answered “often enough”, it may be worthwhile reading in case ...

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Pokémon TCG: Phantom Forces Top 15 Cards

In accordance with the (pre)release of Phantom Forces, I have compiled a list of the top 15 cards which I think will either see a lot of play, have the potential to change the metagame and/or do something really cool. Does my top 15 match yours? Read on to find out! A couple of words about the set: the set ...

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2 Tank 4 Butter – Melbourne Greninja League Challenge Report

Hi all, this week’s article is about my fun at the recent Greninja League Challenge at Good Games Melbourne. I played ButterMilk again, however, with a couple of Mewtwo Exes in tow. (This also means I have more words to play with for the name of the deck) From my list that I used at Dandenong’s LC, I took out ...

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Milk-Free – A Dandenong Delphox League Challenge Report

Greetings all, and welcome to my report on the Dandenong Next Level Games Delphox League Challenge (04/10/14). As the title suggests (somewhat), I played Butterfree/Miltank. Whilst it is more commonly known as ButterMilk, other fun names include Tank Butter and Free Tank. I’ve wanted to play this deck for a while as it offers Stage 2 evolution speed (of the ...

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