Okay, I've never played this game (or any game like it) before in my life. I'm considering going to the TM/TA pre-release in St. Louis and I think I've got an idea about how the game goes... but I wanted to put together a deck and see what I've done right/wrong. I used eight packs of Dragon - I know it's only six packs for a pre-release, but I wasn't planning on doing this and I just had a stack of Dragon cards with eight packs mixed together... Here's what I did. First, I sorted all of the cards based upon Trainer/Basic/Stage 1/Stage 2. Then, looking at my most powerful cards, worked backwards filling in what I had with what I thought would work the best with the energy types and evolution chains and such. Then, I shifted through the Trainers to see what looked useful and finally, I threw in energy cards to bump the deck to 40. Here's what I ended up with: Bagon #23 Bagon #50 Shelgon #20 Shelgon #41 Salamence #10 Salamence #19 Trapinch #78 Trapinch #79 Vibrava #46 Flygon #4 Horsea #33 Seadra #40 Kingdra ex #92 Rayquaza ex #97 Trainers: High Pressure System (x2) #85 Mr. Briney's Compassion #87 Energy Recycle System #84 Energy: Water x13 Fire x5 Lightening x4 Any tips or such? Did I use the right formula to dertime which cards to use in my deck and such? Help!