Well, last time, I told you that I’d be back on a short turnaround. Little did I know that, in terms of articles, it’d be even shorter than I expected!
Nevertheless, I have some interesting stuff to get into today. I believe we’re at a point where Standard is pretty sorted and Memphis will be a matter of making a meta call based on the amount of Gardevoir, Golisopod, or things like Fire you anticipate. To be honest, as a non-player in the event, it’s not something I’m putting much thought into at this point, but I know my answer to Standard at this point is to play Gardevoir until they shut me down (probably in February, at this rate).
Therefore, today’s piece is going to focus more on some tournament play best practices. I’ve watched a lot of Pokémon (and at this point, there’s a lot of Pokémon to be watched with streaming backlogs), and over time, there are some themes that emerge that I believe players should think about. I’m not sure it’ll be everyone’s favorite article ever, as I’ll be offering on Standard only briefly, but I hope that you find something interesting here.
For a preview of the remainder of the week: my understanding is that Xander Pero will have a look at Golisopod/Zoroark, Jimmy Pendarvis will have some additional Standard thoughts, and Kenny Wisdom will be looking at some cultural issues in the game. Kenny’s article should be good discussion, and I’m fairly sure it’ll be paywall-free to facilitate that. Look forward to it.
But, first, I want to offer a truly detailed, thorough, revolutionary, and exhaustive analysis of the best deck in format.
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