Please check out the Darkness Ablaze FAQs in the article right below this and also watch Team Compendium, who manages the Rulings Compendium and puts together the FAQs in conjunction with Pokemon’s R&D team, discuss those rulings and other things that cross their mind.
On the latest PokePopCast, I get to spend some time talking to the amazing Ives Rountree.
Ives has been involved in Pokemon pretty much since the beginning and has traveled all over the world spreading the gospel of high quality judging.
Please check out our interview and learn a bit about this legend!
We were very pleased to be able to interview Will Post last week.
For those that don’t know him, Will is very active in the Pokemon TCG Community.
He is an admin of Virbank City on facebook and also on the Professor Discord Channel as well as being an administrator on the Pokemon Professor Roundtable.
If you have gone to many Regionals or other large Pokemon Organized Play, there’s a good chance you have seen or met him.
Please join us for our discussion with Will.
Game State Disputes, or “He said/They said” situations can be one of the scariest problems that a Judge has to deal with during a tournament. It feels like you are on a trapeze without a net. In the newest PokePopCast, we’re going to try to give Judges some techniques and tips to help deal with those situations and bring them down to earth for you.
Here you go, and enjoy!
Today the PokePopCast is going to review the history of the “Judge Ball” and go over the new “Judge-Enforced Progression” section in the updated Pokemon TCG Tournament Rules Handbook.
It’s a short one (for me), only 13 minutes.
For those who prefer listening over reading, I have taken my article from a couple of weeks ago on the new Pokemon TCG Tournament Handbook and used to to cover a lot of the new and interesting features of the updated TCG Handbook. There is a lot of important information, so please check it out!
Sorry for the delay in getting this one out. I actually recorded most of it a couple of months ago, but I had to revise the last section (see the video) and then the world (and my life) took a bit of a sideways turn. But you don’t want to hear about that.
So, in this video, we quickly cover the main rule changes that came with Sword & Shield and then use Marnie to go into a lot of different topics that judges should always be aware of. Hope you enjoy it!
In this PokePopCast, we discuss all the alternate ways to end a Pokemon TCG Match besides the “normal” win, lose, or tie.
Special attention is given to discussing Informal Agreements, previously known as “Gentlemen’s Agreements.
Important for both players and Judges to know what is allowed and what is NOT allowed!
We have a guest speaker for the PokePopCast today.
At the Collinsville Regional Championships recently the TO, Vince Krekeler, hosted a Professor Seminar and one of the segments was Managing a Successful Pokemon League.
The Speaker was Darrell Illenberg, who owns and manages a number of growing leagues in South(West) Florida. He has some great advice for those that want to help their leagues grow. Check it out!