As I read the newest POP Rules at Pokemon-TCG, I've found a few minor changes that will effect some. They are: #1 Cards Legal for Construction Deck Format "All Pokemon cards from trading card game expansion sets that have been released in the United States...." Sounds like Japanese cards are out, or maybe I'm reading this wrong. Bummer dude. I for one am going to petition for a change to this ruling. #2 New Releases "All Pokemon trading card game sets and promotional trading game cards are allowed in POP-sanctioned tournaments as soon as they are released to the public." So, this sounds like "official release dates" determine when cards are legal; not like in the past when they became legal once you had one in your hands. #3 Pre-game Setup A couple of differences here. 1. Pokemon aren't layed down until BOTH players have at least one basic. Then, Pokemon are layed down at the same time by both players. 2. The FIRST Pokemon layed is the active Pokemon. So, players better be careful NOT to lay down their bench first. #4 Minimum number of Players "For an event to remain sanctioned, there must be a minimum of 8 players." Before, you only needed 4. That's all I see that's different for now. Has anyone else seen anything different?