B&W cards NOT leagal for regional play

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  1. JandPDS

    JandPDS New Member

    I believe that this is a first in Pokémon history. Cards will be sold in retail stores thought the county but they will not be legal or organized play until after Regional’s. I do not believe that this has ever happened before. Can anyone think of a time before where we could purchase legitimate English cards from a retail outlet and not be allowed to use them?
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  2. EeveeLover

    EeveeLover Member Services Administrator

    One of the POP series was given out at Regionals and was not playable for the event.

    Back when Regionals were a two weekend event like States is.
  3. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    I remember some card(s) being released partway through an event series and they weren't allowed in any of the events.
  4. JandPDS

    JandPDS New Member

    Yea I remember that now, we all given a pack as a Preview at regionals but we could not use anything in it that day or the next week. I think it was POP 2
  5. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Dp promos anyone?
  6. Scipio

    Scipio New Member

    That's gonna stink for the little kiddies who get their BW cards, get all excited and then told "lolno you can't use that"
  7. WavestripeMcKe

    WavestripeMcKe New Member

    I really think they should make it legal for Scipio's reason =\
  8. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Didn't this happen with the DP1 tins as well? Nothing to see here, move along.
  9. hueglin

    hueglin New Member

    I don't think it will be that much of an issue. We're not talking about a Battle Roads, where there is a high probability of newer players showing up. States/Provincials and Regionals, I think, would tend to draw mostly players who are up on the current situation and will have legal decks.
  10. Scubadude

    Scubadude New Member

    I think thats fine there is still BR's to test with before nats and worlds.
  11. TeH_JERGEN

    TeH_JERGEN New Member

    Awesome, I love having teh exact same tournament in back to back months. =/
  12. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    I'm happy for this.
    Now we have more time to prepare for the new decks coming for nationals.
  13. TeH_JERGEN

    TeH_JERGEN New Member

    Wouldn't it be easier to prepare if we had an idea on what was being played around regionals time?
  14. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    It makes the format much more intresting for nats.
  15. Pikabruce

    Pikabruce New Member

    I guess I'm missing something. Regionals are on April 16.

    Black & White booster packs are not being sold in stores until April 25. It is only the 3 theme decks which go on sale on April 6. It makes sense that those cards would not be tournament legal until booster packs were released.
  16. ChaosJim

    ChaosJim Member

    We get what we get and we don't get upset.
  17. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    The bottom line is that promos and theme decks are coming out early to tie in as much as possible with the release of the B&W VGs to get the public interested in the TCG.

    This is a GOOD thing for the TCG, to generate interest.
    It brings fresh players into the game and pays for OP, among other things.
    Healthy set sales, healthy OP.

    The cards should not really have been released until after Regionals and only were to take advantage of this promotional opportunity
    There's no point in getting upset about some limited few cards from the set not being allowed in a couple of tournaments that they wouldn't have been allowed in ANYWAY if the cards had come out at their normal scheduled time.
  18. EpicWin

    EpicWin New Member

    Will B&W packs be the reward for top X players at regionals?
  19. no way its probably call of terrible packs
  20. Scubadude

    Scubadude New Member

    We still have lost gar entered into the meta from COL from the cities meta so its really just states and regionals with no BW.
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