Beginning Very Epic

The Rise and Glory Days of My Pokémon Career, Including Every Deck I Played During HS-on/2012 and BLW-on/2013 Modified Formats
“The Pokémon player this card is attached to can remember any deck they played during any previous competitive season.”

How often do you sit back and think about seasons past? About the decks you played, the friends you made, and your successes and failures? If you’re a newer player, does the idea of playing old formats with cards you’ve never seen before excite you?

These novelties are something I never spend enough time on. It’s always more important to test the current format. If I’m at a tournament, I want to utilize the time between rounds scouting the field for secret decks and surprise techs, and I want to spend the late hours watching the top cut play out on stage.

Well, without that hustle and bustle, I’ve been thinking a lot about the early seasons I played. After some lively, nostalgic conversations with my brother and several hours reconstructing on PTCGO, I’m proud to bring you every deck I played in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. With each deck I’ll give commentary about the format at the time, and share bits of my journey as I piloted them.


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