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  • Joined Oct ’10
  • 17 articles written

Bio: My name is Mark. Sometimes I like to play the Pokรฉmon TCG, but when I don’t I play other games and write sentences that end with an exclamation mark!

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On Pokémon as a Live Event and the Importance of Respectfully Spectating
Hello, Prizers! I haven’t written anything for this site in a while, so allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Mark and I’ve been playing the TCG for almost three years now. I play in the tiny Netherlands and started in the โ€œDurant era,โ€ also known as City Championships 2011. My first season was […]

The Top 10 Techs for Nationals

Card Commentary
Hey guys, hereโ€™s an article to help you prepare for the last stretch of the TCG season. This one will help you out the most if youโ€™ve already figured out what deck to play, but not exactly what to run in your list. The best way to make use of this resource is by thinking […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Card Commentary
Throughout the season, we get four main sets to work with and adapt to: sets before a long string of tournaments, and sets that will only be the latest for a short but important tournament streak. As far as this season is concerned for the USA, the first kind definitely includes Dragons Exalted (Autumn Battle […]

How to Create a Deck in 6 Easy Steps

This article is about something that might seem easy and common sense to you, but that a lot of players still seem to get wrong. Because of that, I decided it was worth writing about. Disclaimer: Some of the ideas in this article might seem to suggest that I think Pokémon should be taken extremely […]

The Top 10 Glitches of PTCGO

Hey guys, hereโ€™s another article for you, completely devoid of deck lists or card ratings. Today, we will be discussing the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Itโ€™s been a while since thereโ€™s been an article focused on it; the last one I recall reading was an UG one by J-Wittz. I believe PTCGO deserves (even […]

“I Just Drew Nothing”

Since itโ€™s been a while since an article with my name on it has been published on this website, Iโ€™d like to take a moment to reintroduce myself. My name is Mark, and this is my second season of playing the Pokémon TCG competitively. I started last season at Cities, so once those hit around […]

A Goodbye To Vileplume, The Good Kind of Evil

Groaning to my monitor, I watch how the same few actions repeat themselves over and over on PlayTCG. How do I win this game? Even though the game is as slow as it gets, my attention is still not wavering. I want to play this one out, because it’s different from most other games. With […]


Eelektrik & Celebi Cup
Mekkah talks about his experience at the ECC and what its results mean for States, breaks down the creation of MeesieMew and how it’s played, shares his unique play on MagEel, and gives some tips on Mewtwo EX clashes. Oh and a Gothitelle list is in here too.

What!? Durant is evolving?

Deck Analysis
Included in this one… Mag/Eel (aka BDIF) deck list, analysis, and discussion on popular matchups; A piece on Hatedecking/Troll.dec; 6 Corners deck list and discussion; Durant deck list and discussion; and interesting + helpful tidbits interspersed throughout.

Too Long; Didn’t Sleep

Noble Victories Decks Analyzed
Stephen King writing under the pen name “Mekkah” takes you on an dark, enthralling tale through the cornucopia of new decks birthed from the release of Noble Victories. If you like reading, you’ll love this one! If you don’t, you’ll love it anyway!

10 Things That Could Make This Format Better

Introduction Hello SixPrizes. Lately, weโ€™ve mostly been seeing tournament reports, deck analyses, and one very awesome article about the Japanese metagame by Esa Juntunen that I recommend you read if you havenโ€™t yet (small chance). So Iโ€™m going to be doing something completely different: Iโ€™m going to be talking about our format in general, what […]

Thunderbolt and Lightning

Zekromโ€™s Past, Present and Future
Hello guys, howโ€™s it going? In case you donโ€™t remember me, Iโ€™m the guy that wrote the five Just My Type articles currently on site. You can find links to all of them here if you havenโ€™t seen them yet. The last one of them was written more than a month ago, however, and therefore […]

Just My Type

Flirting With Fighting
Raise your hand if you were expecting a certain other title. Fighting is one of these elements where my article should really be named โ€œJust My Typesโ€ because it actually covers more than just one type from the video game: Fighting, Ground, and Rock. The TCG has always kept these packed together, and it sums […]

Just My Type

Linking with Lightning
Hi there, welcome to the fourth Just My Type. This time, weโ€™re going to talk about Lightning, the type that has been ruining many, many Pokรฉmonโ€™s chances of ever doing well due to being prolific for so long. Luxray GL was present in many a deck in DP-on and became half of the BDIF in […]

Just My Type

Working with Water
Introduction The third installment of my analysis of the HGSS-on metagame will be about Water. Those of you paying attention will have noticed that Iโ€™m determining the order of the types by analyzing the weakness of the type discussed in the previous article. I believe this is roughly their โ€œofficialโ€ order, so Iโ€™m going to […]