DaytonGymLeader and I have tossed this back and forth and I thought I would get it out on the board to give everyone a chance to add their 2 cents to the jar. This will also give the powers that be a chance to read it over and see if there are enough pennies to make it work. What does everyone think about having a mall tour? I think that it would be a good idea for Nintendo. This will help with advertising league play and tournaments. This also gives players a chance to see how Pokémon is working under Nintendo. August-October would have been a great time to do one. However it’s too late for this year. If Nintendo decides to do a mall tour we will have to wait for next year, at least. I also think that it is highly important that they do one in Europe as well. The Europeans have had, well, more problems with Pokémon then Americans. It could be a real morale booster and leave players more open to following on with Nintendo. Europe would take a lot more work to do but in the end it will be worth it. If Nintendo does decide to do this it would be a good idea to have 3 types of tournaments going at the same time: straight TCG only, straight GB only, and biathlon, as the R/S Challenge is. Instead of doing a group of single elimination tournaments, as WotC did with their Mall Tour, there could be 8 person ones. These are only like 2 hours long and more of those could be run if properly staffed. Single elimination tournaments seem to discourage most the younger players. By doing this all the player bases would be covered and a good idea of what the players like the most could be accounted for. Maybe the mall tour could have trophies or medals as well. As always, it will be very important to have Premier TOs who are well versed in Pokémon or Premier TOs that have a well versed staff. There are Premier TOs who are excellent for this job. Well that is my 2 cents worth. I look forward to hearing what everyone else has to say.