I haven't played the TCG, since I was a youngun and I was wondering what has changed since the WotC days. I checked out as much info as I could online, to try to re-educate myself. Though I have quite a few burning questions. Okay, mostly out of curiousity, I was wondering if sets from the pre-Nintendo days were still legally playable. I doubt they are nearly as competitive as some of the newer sets, but it's more of a sentimentality kind of thing. Personally to me, I have the most fun when I connect to something. Examples of such would be my interest in seeing if I could play Misty and Brock themed decks from cards back in the Gym Heroes set. One of my other interests was playing a Team Rocket deck, composed of a mix of the various two Team Rocket sets. I have a strong emotional attachment to Jessie, James, Meowth, Wobbufett, Misty, and Brock. So, I was wondering should I get access to older cards are they still legal for play? Or were the pre-Nintendo sets banned from being used with their updated cards? Like I said, I totally understand the fact that those cards are likely not as competitive as new ones. If I was to even get back into the game a tiny bit, it would just be for casual fun. I'm kind of interested in getting back into the swings of things casually, or perhaps as a mentor type role. I honestly love working with children, and spent a lot of time volunteering at my local library. However, my local Eastern shore area doesn't have Pokemon Leagues at all. So, starting one up sounds like a fun idea to me but I would need to do some intense re-educating of myself to refamiliarize myself to the material. I attempted the Prof Test the other day, only to get 15 right ^_^; Of course, I hadn't really studied the materials or refreshed myself before taking the test.