As we head into Battle Roads this weekend with the addition of MD I feel/hope that the game has widened some and look forward to the battles. One thing still continues to bother me though. Too often the best games (those that actually avoid a Turn Two Donk and each player gets set up) come down to ending because of time. I know this has been an ongoing issue over the years but with the addition and widespread play of cards like Claydol, Gardy, TGW (over and over) and the play of EX cards just about extinct I feel the problem has almost gotten out of hand. To complete a game in 30 minutes a player almost has to take a prize card each turn now. At a tournament like Nationals with as much riding on the outcome for some I think time of turns will only go longer on average. As much as I like to use a deck like Empoleon to spread damage I am not sure you can afford to go with anything but a speed deck at such an event. We should get an idea starting this weekend how matches will go and I will be interested to see how many games are still seated when time is called and how many people have hands raised for judges and the fear of losing on time engraved on their faces. Would it make a difference in the weekend of Nationals if rounds were increased to 35 or even 40 minutes? I know the days can go long but I would love to hear from Seattle on the subject. Some have suggested chess clocks and I can't see that ever working. I know adding time will not solve the whole issue but it seems that even a few more minutes would allow most of BEST games to finish as they should.