... use a mulligan system like Magic except reverse (instead of losing a card, you give them a card). Pretty much like what happens when you have no basics, except you can choose to do it even if you have basics and a bad hand. It would eliminate most of the luck factor (only prizes remain) since a good deck can usually beat a bad one even if they start with like 11 cards... I DONT GET IT. WHY NOT?? reposting what i said in a post below here: I mean seriously, losing a game because you start with, say, a chansey + 6 energy, especially when points are this important, is so ridiculous, espcially when you consider that if a loss liek that is the difference between top cut, and no top cut, it can be a 4 game point swing (losing the game instead of winning, not having the chance to win the top cut games) or more, meaning it SERIOUSLY hurts rankings chances. For example, if this happened at states, on the surface, it could be a -32 point swing from losing the one game, but then you consider that if you average 12 points per win in top cut, that is a possible 68(!) point swing that can have severe impact on rankings. ANYTHING that cuts down luck and focuses more on skill is good for the game.