View Full Version : A ruling that shoud be put into play
11/20/2004, 03:49 PM
okay here is my proposal of a new rule wont change alot or will it...
Lets say you have the utter most best hand in THE world, but you have no basic pokemon, but you know that you can get out a basic pokemon lets say you have a great ball in your hand or something like that, so my rule is this:
If you have no pokemon in your hand it is your choise that you choose to keep on playing, but for evry turn you dont have a pokemon your opponent draws a prize. If your opponent goes first he/she does not draw a prize till his/hers next turn unless you have a pokemon out by then, but if you start first and have no pokemon and your opponent goes next he/she drwas a prize.
Ive been meaning to post this rule for a while.
11/21/2004, 12:31 AM
That would alter one of the win conditions though. That of your opponent not being able to have an active pokemon. Don't look for it to happen.
11/21/2004, 06:27 AM
So, let me get this straight....since you'll know who's going first prior to drawing your cards (that is a rule), you'll know if you're going second or not. In your example with the great ball, if you're going second, you could start with no active, eliminating the opponent's ability to make any sort of offensive move, whether it be to do damage, cause a status effect, manipulate the board, what have you. Then, on your turn, you get to draw a card, which your opponent didn't get to do, play a supporter, which your opponent didn't get to do, AND choose the basic you'd like to start with, via your great ball? Further, your opponent doesn't get to play with the basic foreknowledge of what's in your deck, because in your rule above you wouldn't be required to show your hand, there'd be no basic to read, and the opponent wouldn't even get to draw the normal extra mulligan card. Therefore, if he or she started with dunsparce, he or she would still be at a disadvantage, because they wouldn't be able to tell which basics to pick up, or whether or not they should switch their dunsparce out to counteract whatever you're showing. And, of course, if you're going first you can just take your regular mulligan, so as to not give up the prize....or heck, why put a pokemon out prior to the beginning of the game at all? Why not start the game with no basics, even if you have one in your hand? If you have that great ball, you're going to use it to get your dunsparce, or voltorb, or nidoran, so that you don't have to start with your lone mantine, lone pidgey, or tech wobbuffett. Since this eliminates the requirement that you show your hand if you have no basics, your opponent won't know whether or not you have them or not. Why not use the opportunity to render the game completely awkward at the beginning?
In short, you may wish to think something like this through more thoroughly before posting it. In fact, the more I think about it the more absurd it seems. In a game called "pokemon", it stands to reason that you should probably have a pokemon out there with which to play.
What would be the overall purpose of a rule like this? So that at league, you and a friend could agree to not put out a basic for the first five turns, speed through them, take 5 prizes each, and then put out basics to play for the last prize, getting your game and points in after about 5 minutes?
11/21/2004, 06:31 AM
Besides, if that ruling existed, you'd automatically lose, since you have no pokes in the field.
11/21/2004, 02:57 PM
Besides, if that ruling existed, you'd automatically lose, since you have no pokes in the field
agree LOL,nah tat suggestion is useless and wont be in the rulebook just like monsterofthelake says,u lose immediatly!!
11/22/2004, 12:16 PM
i know where you're comming from, pokekid. hands like breeder,blastoise,oak,comp search and three water energy made me screem "stupid squrtile arg!!!" a few times, but thats the luck of the draw. just say ''darn!that woulda been awesome!'' and re-shuffle.
11/24/2004, 09:56 AM
Having a really good hand kinda involves having a basic Pokemon too.
11/25/2004, 01:04 AM
Lol physics and batida.
Besides, you make fossil mulligan worthless strategy-wise! =(
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