Know the reason no one plays?

Discussion in 'Trading Figure Game' started by Politoed666, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. Politoed666

    Politoed666 New Member

    I do. It's because there's no place to play and no competition. If there was Organized Play for the TFG, then people would play.

    I e-mailed PUSA several months ago asking if and when Organized Play for the TFG would be up and running, and they said they had plans for it. What happened? I mean, it's not that difficult to get some events up and running; just follow the same guidelines they use for TCG events! Heck, why not start off small and tack on some TFG tournaments as side events to main TCG tournaments, like States?

    I mean, to me this just seems like a big screw you to all the people who actually bought the first series. And it hurts PUSA too. They wasted time and money developing the first set, and now no one will buy it 'cause everyone knows that there will be umpteen more problems in addition to the umpteen they've already had. The least they could do is make an official statement regarding what the heck is going on and when everything will be cleared up. And an estimate of when this POP for the TFG will be ready.

    I think I'm starting to rant... discuss. How do you feel about the TFG these days?
  2. Maguschild

    Maguschild New Member

    I thought no one liked the TFG 'cuz the figures break on kids too easy ^^
  3. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor New Member

    I feel exactly the same way you do.

    Only time will tell.
  4. gashmoigidy

    gashmoigidy New Member

    there are many problems... the truth is they do break very easily, they are somewhat hard to transport, tournaments would be hard because there are not many good figures, and that next set keeps getting delayed. I think they should just do a demo or something. Like at a battle road i think there was a chaotic demo just a couple guys with starter sets teaching the young kiddies how to play. I tried to do this at my local i brought enough figures for me and one other player and i tought a bunch of kids how to play. There were a lot of people who thought it was fun, but they thought the figures were too expensive, they were hard to find, and why would u buy them anyway, there are no tournys.
  5. yoyofsho16

    yoyofsho16 New Member

    The problem with the game isn't how easily they break OR OP for it, it's just that the game doesn't require experience. A serious player could play a player with a starter kit and lose.
  6. Varna

    Varna New Member

    I disagree with that. There are very distinctly good and bad pieces, and there is quite a lot of thought involved with each move. Experience counts for a lot, and I happen to speak from it. It doesn't take more than one wrong move to lose you the game against a good player.
  7. Absoltrainer

    Absoltrainer Active Member

    I played it at nats at the demo table they had. I spent the entire time pretending I was ash and paying no attention to the game at all. Then the person at the demo told me I had won.

    I have no idea what I did or how I did it, but it only took like 10 min.
  8. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    I also did the Demo at Nats Seemed like a lot of luck, also very little strategy.
  9. Well, TFG does pretty well at the Leagues i'm involved with. We spent Friday making printed out playmats since the starters are non-existant here. We do have a bunch of 3 spinner boosters, but I have a hard time justifying buying doubles; despite that I share my TFG figures with other League players.
  10. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    There is OP for it at league. It is still popular with the kiddos at our league.

    I think tournaments are a bigger issue. I think it would be much easier to 'cheat' with the figs than with the cards. I do not mean fake figs but more non-random spinning. With the TCG it is pretty obvious which attacks the active Pokemon can do and it is simply announced. With the TFG, the player spins in order to determine the attack. I can foresee so many arguments over whether a spin was legal or not. It would almost require a judge at each match and that just isn't feasible. That's just my perspective though from hearing my boys argue during some of their friendly battles. :)
  11. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    If they ever did anything like tournaments, I imagine that the best way to guarentee randomness is to make the players use special OP spinners, with corasponding values. But I guess they'd have to clarify sooo much with that.
  12. z-man

    z-man New Member

    IMO, the reasons nobody plays:

    -No OP (big one)
    -boring game
    -repetative game
    -expesive game
    -boring and repetative game
    -poor concept
  13. pinkertonfan

    pinkertonfan New Member

  14. Lucario-Master

    Lucario-Master New Member

    well they said that they would have op events for this in october but that never happened and the new set is delyed so we wait till it comes out and then I think something will happen
  15. Politoed666

    Politoed666 New Member

    I've seen a few people say it's based on lucksacking powerful attacks rather than building a decent strategy. I disagree.

    There are a few ways in which strategy incorporates into the TFG. First off, players need to use good strategy to build their team in the first place, incorporating speedsters, goal-guarders, and big-hitters into their team in good proportions. Then, when actually playing, the player needs to decide which Pokémon to send in what directions, and where to move once the opponent begins their turn. Shall I attack his Pokémon or run away? Shall I make a run for the goal or play defensive?

    There's a lot more to the TFG than meets the eye.
  16. koolkidkaz

    koolkidkaz New Member

    playability = horrible: play Pokemon TCG, its cheaper, there is infinite more variety, and you cant carry 2'000 TFG figures around like you would cards.

    Collectability = alright: they look sorta cool sitting on a shelf, and you can say you have every different kind ever made(if you do)

    overall, pokemon TCG is much more rewarding, less expensive, and muuch more established than the TFG.

  17. Politoed666

    Politoed666 New Member

    In the end, the TFG is actually not more expensive because you only need a team of... 6, is it? Pokémon figures to play. In a TCG deck, you need a 60 card deck, and at least two of those cards are likely Claydol... which run around 15-20 U.S. dollars each. Whereas with the TFG, you can most likely pick up all the figures you need to play online for about the price of just those two Claydol.

    Now, I'm not putting down the TCG. I personally enjoy the TCG more than the TFG, but I still feel that false information such as "the tfg is moar expensive" needs to be rectified.
  18. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    bolded for emphasis: This is really not so true. The playmat is incredibly basic. The only real choice is: do I send the figure left or right? You could go into the middle but there's only so many places to go from there. The playmat needs more options to it. The only aggressive play happens in the first 3 turns when you rush for the opponent's goal, at which point the opponent sends a figure to counter (because they lose if they don't) and if the counter works, you will lose because you have nothing to protect you and if the counter fails the opponent loses because they have nothing to protect them.

    I once spent 10 minutes with the same figures going back and forth between the bench, the arena, and the pokemon center, before one of us finally make any kind of advancement. It is too easy to get into a position where nothing develops from the game because there's no other influences on the game because of the limited trainer cards you can use and because you can only move one figure a turn.

    That is not true. It only appears that way because the TFG is not played. If it were more popular, such staples, like Claydol for the TCG, would emerge and cost just as much as a Claydol. A TFG's team is only cheaper compared to a deck of cards because no one plays it. It never got the chance to develop such staples.

    For why we haven't heard anything new about the TFG, I'm guessing the economy has put the last nail in the coffin.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
  19. sdp

    sdp New Member

    The game was fun and while expensive to collect it wasn't too expensive to have a set to play with.

    Series 2 was never released right?

    I think it was released at a wrong time and maybe not marketed enough. There were a lot of ads on saturday mornings when it first came out but it soon faded.

    I kind of hope they are re-tooling how to do things and the game is not dead since I really liked it. Not to mention they were also the BEST Pokemon figures ever released IMO. They should have also been sold on the toy section at stores not the TCG...

    I don't know such a wasted oportunity. Didn't the game fail in the test markets as well? I would think that this game could have been a success in japan though.
  20. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    Did it make it to Japan?

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