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Dragon_Master
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posted January 30, 2003 07:09 AM      Profile for Dragon_Master   Email Dragon_Master    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Okay here it is, my brother has an INSANITY deck, and as with most it has E's Jiggly and Sneasel for a quick hit. Now this strategy works well with strong basics like these. Time Capsule allows both players to retrieve basics from the discard pile and shuffle them into the deck. It is essential that the opponent has a good number of basics in their deck. Then play Challenge! (of course they have to accept!) Then let them fill their bench and use your strong basics to destroy the weak ones they placed, use GoW or Double Gust to lure them out and OHKO them with E'S J. Thus taking lost of prizes..

Whatta you think? Improvements?

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posted January 30, 2003 08:12 AM      Profile for IPGeek21   Email IPGeek21    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
If it is an insanity deck, CHALLENGE?
4 Oaks
4 Oak's Research
4 of something else if you want...

Don't use Time Capsule any more USE Town Volunteers.

I get it BUT why help your opponent get any more BENCHED pokemon.

How do you like to FLIP against babies? =/

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posted January 30, 2003 09:59 AM      Profile for WizPog_BJJ   Email WizPog_BJJ    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
One big problem with your strategy is that you cannot play anymore Trainers after playing Time Capsule.

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posted January 30, 2003 11:37 AM      Profile for Freddy K   Email Freddy K    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Save yourself the hassle and use Pokéflute?

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posted January 30, 2003 01:22 PM      Profile for ShadowCard      Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Pokeflute has you choose a pokemon from your opponent's discard and place it on their bench. I can understand using Time Capsule to persuade your opponent to accept the challenge. But there is a chance they'll decline anyway, so i'd use Time Volunteers and Pokemon Fan Club (not in the same turn as you're not allowed).

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posted January 30, 2003 05:54 PM      Profile for The Dark Llama   Email The Dark Llama    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Town Volunteers is good, but it takes up the Supporter slot you can use each tur, a spot usually used for Copycat these days, and what if your opponent gets the card he needs next turn and you have 1 card in your hand? I would reccomend Tiem Capsule in two places
1) If you don't have Town Volunteers
2) If you have copycat and Time Capsule in your hand, you can play Copycat (and not activate it, you can choose when to use the effect) THEN play Time Capsule, and since Copycat was already played, Time Capsule can't cancel it out.

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posted January 30, 2003 06:35 PM      Profile for Orange Soda   Email Orange Soda    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Edit: nevermind.

[ January 30, 2003, 06:36 PM: Message edited by: Orange Soda ]

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posted January 30, 2003 06:48 PM      Profile for MrGrass   Email MrGrass    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Dark Llama, I'm sorry but that's completely wrong. You can't suspend the action of a Supporter. You do the effect when you set it down. You just keep it on the board as a reminder that you can't play any more Supporters.

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posted January 30, 2003 09:10 PM      Profile for Prime   Email Prime    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
What you talking about Llama? Never heard of that before.

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posted January 31, 2003 12:35 AM      Profile for Tahna      Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Note that he stated INSANITY and not InSaNiTy, which would explain much.

1. If you play Sneasel there is a snowball's chance in that very hot place that your opponent will agree with Challenge, thus netting you only 2 cards. He'll thank you for the Time Capsule, though.
2. They will play their own Oaks and Computer Searches to get what they want (you state that there are Sneasels and E'Jiggly's in it, so you must play Unlimited format), i.e. Oak, SER, GoW or whatever card they might need.
3. Town Volunteers is a better way to get cards back for you and if you don't like that Supporter thing, you still have NGR.
4. Going semi-rouge with the Pokéflute, why hadn't thought of that. Think of the combo's, the horror [ROFL]

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