Where is the Lost Zone?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Zyklon, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Zyklon

    Zyklon New Member

    I just came to think about something: Where will the Lost Zone be? It must be placed somewhere where it cannot be confused with the discard pile in any way, and I am not sure were this would be without taking the place of Supporters or stadium or god-knows-what.

    So, what d'you guys think?
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009
  2. swampert97

    swampert97 New Member

    Take a sharpie and draw a box on your playmat marked "Lost Zone". Wherever you put the box is where it goes.
  3. Krusiv

    Krusiv New Member

    Me thinks it'll be next to the discard pile.
  4. Deoxys Cool Form

    Deoxys Cool Form New Member

    Yeah I reckon next to the Discard pile,

    Although like you said it might get muddled up with the discard
  5. Zyklon

    Zyklon New Member

    I don't have a playmat...
    I think the problem with that would be that you might confuse the LZ with the DP early game (not much likely) and that some people might abuse it (a little more likely). You could just randomly topple the DP over the LZ, and take a card or two with you when you put it back.
    Also, placing the LZ next to the DP would decrease the bench space (I don't how big tables you play at in the US, but many places here in Norway there wouldn't be enough space at the tables to do that).
  6. yoyofsho16

    yoyofsho16 New Member

    You call a judge over, tell them you have cards that need to go to the Lost Zone, and they take them and throw them in an incerator. Easy!
  7. GGRules!

    GGRules! New Member

    according to the japanese site, its between your active and your prizes /other side of where u put ur supporter.
  8. swampert97

    swampert97 New Member

    You've never bought a theme deck?
  9. Team Cook

    Team Cook New Member

    The PTOs had a very long meeting regarding the lost zone. We consumed massive amounts of Big Macs while discussing this disturbing new game play. At one point we got into a food fight. fries were flying everywhere. Someone threw a whole Big Mac at me and I caught it with my mouth and ate it. After settling down with our bellies full we decided on a final decision regarding......wait, what did we need to make a ruling on, oh yeah, the lost zone.

    Ok here it is:

    If your opponent puts your cards in the lost zone, this is what you do. You give your cards to the player next to you, he then passes the cards down till the cards reach the end of the table. At the end of the table we'll have a trash can and on that trash can will be a sign, in big bold letters, 10 different colors, and in PTO font "The Lost Zone". The cards go in the trash can. Now, if you're sitting at the end of the table, you just drop your cards in the trash can.

    After the PTOs wrote up the final draft for this rule, we gave ourselves a raise and had a chocolate shake.
  10. Ghetto Overlord

    Ghetto Overlord New Member

    you could put them in your pocket or deck box
  11. headsrcool

    headsrcool New Member

    My opinion is that it should be face down between the prizes and place the supporter goes.
  12. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    I don't even want to know how many problems that would cause, lol.

    Besides, Lost Zone is probably going to end up being severely unplayed; I mean, what, 1-4 Pokemon even have attacks using it at all. Unless they start making a serious attempt to incorperate the lost zone, it'll die as a gimmicky thing.

    And of course, should it become a big thing in the future, hopefully there will be cards to get things out of the lost zone, lol.
  13. GOROY

    GOROY New Member

    Whenever a pokemon card incoporates the lost zone, the affected cards will magically disappear.
  14. prof unky dan

    prof unky dan New Member

    why are we making a big deal out of this, simple solution! put the cards face up above the deck, an claim thats where it is!:rolleyes:

    i dont know about u guys but sometimes when we play in events it gets some tight we have 3 on a bench an 2 on our second row bench. dont think this is going to be a big deal, along as its not near the discard

  15. homeofmew

    homeofmew New Member

    Lost Zone= Out of Play like MTG or YGO.
    I will be putting mine face up above my deck (or to the right) and discard face up below my deck.

    DECK --------- [OR LOST ZONE HERE]
  16. TeH_JERGEN

    TeH_JERGEN New Member

    I think that it will happen something like in Yu-Gi-Oh with cards that have been taken/removed from play. Most likely a seperate pile, not thousands of feet away from teh field or in teh trash can, near your general playing area and they just sit there until end of game, where both players can see them. As of now they seem to be untouchable at this point but later along teh line teh "Lost Zone" will just a fancy way to say discard pile with added restriction, as apposed to a pile of no return.

    That is my guess at it.
  17. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    I would probably go with the area above the deck, like Tina showed. LZ face up above the deck, then deck and discard face up below the deck. I imagine there will be a playmat in the theme decks and we will see it then.

  18. Mystery Thing

    Mystery Thing Administrator

    Yeah, until we're told otherwise I plan on having people put them face up either above or to the right of the deck.
  19. prodigal_fanboy

    prodigal_fanboy New Member

    You can't know where it goes - it's lost.

    I'd assume it will function like 'RFG' (removed from the game) effects in M:tG, where it will be adjacent to your discard pile, but obviously separate (perhaps to the right of, and face down?).
  20. Dr. Mason

    Dr. Mason New Member

    *cough**cough*Giratina Lv. X*cough**cough*

    In all seriousness, I hope this question is answered for sure when the set is out, or we might have cheaters on hand....

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