Weekend Report #4 – What Happened at Origins 2016

A look at the Win a Trip tournament at the Origins Game Convention. This was a State Championship level tournament played in the US Nationals format in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. Included in the article is the Night March/Vespiquen deck that Andrew used for Top 8 in the tournament.

Top 10 Decks for US Nationals 2016

It’s hard to believe, but players are less than three weeks away from playing in the 2016 U.S. National Championship. With Nationals quickly approaching it’s time to take a look at the meta game for the upcoming tournament. I base my Top 10 list of decks for the tournament based on observations of the Japanese … Read moreTop 10 Decks for US Nationals 2016

It’s Seismitoad’s World, We’re All Just Living In It

Seismitoad EX decks have easily been the most successful set of decks during the first two weekend of City Championships warping the format around it, allowing for the comeback of Grass. Check out this article for looks at the Seismitoad EX/Crobat PHF and Seismitoad EX/Jynx FFI decks, as well as a look at what the return of Virgen means for Seismitoad in the coming weeks.

Florida Regional Championship Prospectus: Here Come the Megas

Headed to Florida Regional Championships? Make sure to check this article out then, as it covers the prospective meta game for the Boundaries Crossed to Primal Clash format, which will be used for Florida Regional Championships, State Championships, and some of the Spring Regional Championships.

Thinking Forward to Day 2 – Expanded Decks for Winter Regionals

Not sure what to play for Expanded? No fear, here is a look at four decks that you could play in the Expanded format, along with discussion on what the overall Expanded meta game may look like for Winter Regional Championships 2015

The Grass Isn’t Burning Yet – Genesect for Cities

Many players have begun to write the obituary for Virizion EX/Genesect EX, as the deck has performed poorer this format than it has in the past. While the deck can no longer be considered the top deck in the format, it is still a very good deck that has seen a lot of success in City Championships. Check out this article to see how Virgen can be built to compete in the current format.

Bringing Shiftry Back – The Reinvention of the Shiftry Archetype

While Shiftry has yet to find proper footing in the meta game, new cards from Furious Fists and Phantom Forces will allow the Shiftry archetype to reinvent itself in ways that make it stronger than ever. Can Shiftry shift the cities meta game in a new direction? Only time will tell, but for now, read up on a new take on Shiftry.