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I am not a Rules Geek! I'm a teacher and researcher. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Here you'll get a chance to see some rulings work in progress and other, well, 'geeky' thoughts, and give me your reactions.

  1. The Mobile PokeGym

    The Internet has gone mobile, and the Gym has a few technologies that are working to keep up with this trend.

    We've had a mobile style since August 2010, coded by vBulletin.org community coder dartho. 25,804 of our 2,210,415 posts contain the tag line, "Posted with mobile style..." indicative of mobile style users.

    This style is lightweight (as befits mobile data plans) and reformat posts so they can usually be read on the small screen. You use a lot of features ...
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  2. One TO's Tourney Kit

    Getting everything you need together for a tournament can be pretty challenging and getting it ALL there can be tough, too.

    I was fortunate enough to inherit Nicole "Weilemom" Weiler's kit when I started working Premier Events for our great Southwest PTO Karl Batdorff. It made a good start for my current setup.

    For those of you who don't have the good fortune to be passed a tourney kit, I thought I'd share my current setup to give you some ideas. I also hope ...
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  3. Team Battle

    A couple of months ago I spoke with PokéGym members Cameraman, The Thunder Don and The-Fire-Don about the first ever sanctioned Team Sealed Pre-release. Team Format is great for a lot of different focuses within the Pokemon TCG: strategy (3 players to anticipate, not just 1), family play (parent/child, siblings), parent involvement, learning the game (the stronger player helps the weaker). You can use decks that support each other's weakness or take a two pronged offensive strategy, or both! Their ...
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