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Bison

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on: September 24, 2020, 09:36:25 PM
So there I was hanging out innocently in the checkout aisle in Walmart...the lure of the Pokémon stuff caught the attention of my boys...next thing I know I’m buying three starter decks and some sleeves...

That’s all it took and now they cannot stop talking about Pokémon or asking to see their cards...I been have informed we NEED to get more packs...dude you are 5....

Le sigh...now I have to learn the game and how to pronounce the names...



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Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 09:50:29 PM
Both my kids could name all 150 Pokemon in all three of their forms when they were 5.

Multiplication tables? Pshaw!

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Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 07:11:10 AM
So there I was hanging out innocently in the checkout aisle in Walmart...the lure of the Pokémon stuff caught the attention of my boys...next thing I know I’m buying three starter decks and some sleeves...

That’s all it took and now they cannot stop talking about Pokémon or asking to see their cards...I been have informed we NEED to get more packs...dude you are 5....

Le sigh...now I have to learn the game and how to pronounce the names...

I hope your MtG playing doesn't suffer as a consequence of this impulsive behaviour :-)

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Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 09:00:18 AM
my son was *hard* into Pokemon for about 4-5 years, until he started playing online on his Xbox more, and now he's got a pretty big group of folks he's playing with on there regularly.

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Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 11:29:09 PM
So there I was hanging out innocently in the checkout aisle in Walmart...the lure of the Pokémon stuff caught the attention of my boys...next thing I know I’m buying three starter decks and some sleeves...

That’s all it took and now they cannot stop talking about Pokémon or asking to see their cards...I been have informed we NEED to get more packs...dude you are 5....

Le sigh...now I have to learn the game and how to pronounce the names...

I hope your MtG playing doesn't suffer as a consequence of this impulsive behaviour :-)

No way! We have a couple of starter decks and yes I cracked and we bought a couple of packs. It’s a small collection and I intend to keep it that way...hopefully.
I don’t mind Pokémon actually now that I’ve played it. The art is much more kid friendly and it has simpler mechanics. And they enjoy it but I can only afford to amass one TCG collection. It’s fun to just sort the cards and play a couple of rounds. However, Eventually when I get time I’m putting together some very simple mtg decks.  MTG is just a better game IMO and I’m already years and $$ into playing  it.



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Reply #5 on: September 27, 2020, 08:36:57 PM
Add the Pokémon Trainers Toolkit to the apparently quickly expanding collection. Well on the bright side I have plenty of energy to build some sweet janky Pokémon decks!