A Trio of Sheep: 3 decks to try with Flaaffy.

We’ve been away for a variety of reasons, all explained in this most recent video. We are always thinking about playing the game and new decks. More than can be said for Play!Pokemon at the moment. It’s okay. We’ll get back to normal soon… after we vaccinate everyone here… and on the moon… and on the asteroids that are flying by. Then… maybe. We’ll keep doing our part to try to maintain some interest in the Pokemon Trading Card Game. What better way to do that than throw some sheep at ya. Here are 3 variations of our Flaaffy build; Dracozolt VMAX, Blissey V and Pikachu VMAX. Hee-Haw did not discuss it, but you can see his Rayquaza VMAX build at about the 2:17 mark. So feel free to pause it and check that out as well.

Enjoy.

Be not afraid.

Later.

New Baby Rapid Strike Urshifu Deck!

We apologize for the long pause. Between working on our website, starting an Instagram account, making more content for Facebook, all while attending shows throughout the SE, it’s been hard to find time to make any YouTube content. Try this deck out, it’s awesome. It has quickly become Hee-Haw’s favorite. Bonus: it’s cheap!

Be not afraid. Later.

Dark Moon Cards & Games Gen Con Announcement!

Tune in on Tuesday, 6/1/2021, at 100pm, and watch a live premier of our first ad. Whether you are blown away by our amazing camera work, or just the enormity of Hee-Haw’s beard, watch it live with Marthe. I think, if we can figure it out, you can even chat with us as it debuts. See y’all then!

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/Un5Yq8SfKMQ

New Bronzong Metal Box Deck!

Many of our favorite decks start the same way this one did. Mix some guys you like together, try to make it fast & consistent, add cards from new sets, change the counts of everything, multiple times…. Sometimes they get so convoluted that we just scrap them. Sometimes balance is achieved and a solid deck is created. Bronzong from Battle Styles really was that spicy ingredient needed to make this one right. In whatever iteration of this deck this version is (5th, at least), Hee-Haw took to the PTCGO and played all afternoon and pretty much beat down everything he faced. Maybe we should figure out how to livestream afternoons like that (how the heck do you do that… dang technology).

Give this one a try. It is legit. Nuff said.

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Be not afraid.

Later.

Necrozma V Spread Deck Just Posted!

You know, when you try to work time into your schedule to make YouTube videos, but you have a kid in high school and one in college, and one of them has to move out of campus housing at the end of the year, and the other one has a birthday approaching, so you go pack up one and move him home for the summer, and you get the other one her first car for her birthday that just needs a new clutch, but the clutch doesn’t come in until the day before her birthday, and while balancing all of that, you pack up for a card show in South Carolina, while hosting birthday festivities and trying to update prices for all of the cards you are taking to the card show and finally start the four hour drive to the show and about an hour down the road you exclaim, “Crap… I forgot to post the new video”?

That’s why this video went up today, instead of last Thursday.

Just thought I’d share.

Check this one out. I think it’s definitely has competitive potential. Plus, it’s based on Necrozma, and he’s cool. So, now you have to try it.

Enjoy.

Be not afraid.

Later.

New Wailord V & Kingdra Deck!

Check out our latest deck feature on YouTube. This one may not be the one for Worlds 2022, or 2023, or whenever Play!Pokemon decides to give up on London and bring the event to a place where they might actually allow it to take place….

But it is a fun deck nonetheless. Give it a try and see if you can get Wailord V to hit the lucky 360 or get Kingdra to top 400 damage!

Be not afraid. Later.

Single Strike Tyranitar V Deck!

Think we were gone? We are still here, despite Play!Pokemon cancelling every in-person event for the last year, and on through the remainder of this season. Hey Pokemon! They’ve been holding real tournaments in Japan this whole time… you should look into whatever sorcery they’ve discovered. We have moved most of our content to YouTube, especially regarding decks. If we are ever allowed back into the Fincastle Library, we are anxious to resume our league. Until that time, we are traveling outside of communist Virginia to keep Dark Moon Cards and Games afloat.

Gym Leader Joel, aka Hee-Haw on YouTube, has spent the last week delving into Battle Styles and created some pretty cool decks to try out. Here is the first:

Check out previous deck videos and openings on our channel. Come back here for links as soon as we post them.

Be not afraid. Later.

2020-2021 Rotation List

Check out our 1st TCG Rotation video.  This once was the location for our in depth articles on the Standard Format Rotation each year.  Here is our video version.

Compete Guide To The 2021 Season TCG Rotation

Here are the lists to accompany the video.  Enjoy!

 

ULTRA PRISM:

Rotated Cards

-GX:

  • Celesteela GX (FA)
  • Dawn Wings Necrozma GX
  • Dialga GX (Drg)
  • Dusk Mane Necrozma GX
  • Glaceon GX
  • Leafeon GX
  • Lunala GX (gold)
  • Palkia GX (Drg)
  • Pheromosa GX (FA)
  • Silvally GX
  • Solgaleo GX (gold)
  • Xurkitree GX (FA)

-Trainers:

  • Cynthia
  • escape board
  • Lillie
  • Memory (F,L)
  • Lana (FA)
  • Lusamine (FA)
  • Mt Coronet
  • Order Pad
  • Pokemon Fan Club
  • Unit Energy (L/P/M)
  • Volkner

-Prism Star:

  • Cyrus
  • Darkrai
  • Giratina
  • Lunala
  • Solgaleo
  • Super Boost Energy

Other Rare/Common/Uncommon

  • Lucario
  • Garchomp (Drg)
  • Empoleon
  • Magnezone
  • Oranguru
  • Pachirisu
  • Rampardos
  • Tapu Lele
  • Weavile

Set Cards That Don’t Rotate (Keepers):

  • Crushing Hammer (SWSH)
  • Unidentified Fossil (TEU, UNM)
  • Pal Pad (SWSH)

FORBIDDEN LIGHT:

Rotated Cards

-GX:

  • Dialga GX(M)
  • Greninja GX
  • Lucario GX(FA)
  • Nagandel GX
  • Palkia GX (W)
  • Ultra Necrozma GX
  • Xerneas GX
  • Yveltal GX
  • Zygarde GX

-Trainer

  • Beast Ring
  • Bonnie
  • Crasher Wake
  • Diantha
  • Energy Recycler (SR)
  • Judge
  • Lysandre labs
  • Metal Frying Pan
  • Mysterious Treasure
  • Ultra Space
  • Unit Energy (F, D, Y)

-Prism Star:

  • Arceus
  • Beast Energy
  • Diancie
  • Lysandre
  • Volcanion

Other Rare/Common/Uncommon:

  • Alolan Exeggcutor (Tropical Shake)
  • Buzzwole (“baby”)
  • Garchomp (F)
  • Malamar
  • Magnezone

Set Cards That Don’t Rotate:

  • Unidentified Fossil (TEU, UNM)

CELESTIAL STORM

Rotated Cards

-GX:

  • Alolan Raticate GX
  • Articuno GX
  • Banette GX
  • Blaziken GX
  • Electrode GX
  • Mr Mime GX (Evens)
  • Palosand GX
  • Rayquaza GX
  • Scizor GX
  • Shiftry GX
  • Stakataka GX

-Trainer

  • Acro Bike
  • Apricorn Maker
  • Bill’s Maintenance
  • Copycat
  • Energy Recycle System
  • Fisherman
  • Friend Ball
  • Hau
  • Hustle Belt
  • Lisia
  • Lure Ball
  • Pokenav
  • Rainbow Brush
  • Shrine of Punishment
  • Sky Pillar
  • Rainbow Energy
  • Steven’s Resolve
  • Super Scoop Up
  • Tate & Liza
  • TV Reporter
  • Underground Expedition

-Prism Star:

  • Jirachi
  • Latias
  • Latios

Other Rare/Common/Uncommon:

  • Deoxys
  • Magcargo
  • Swampert

Set Cards That Don’t Rotate:

  • Energy Switch (SWSH)
  • Rare Candy (SWSH)
  • Switch (SWSH)

 

DRAGON MAJESTY

Rotated Cards

-GX:

  • Altaria GX
  • Dragonite GX
  • Kingdra GX
  • Reshiram GX
  • Salamence GX
  • White Kyurem GX

-Trainer

  • Dragon Talon
  • Fiery Flint
  • Switch Raft
  • Zinia

-Prism Star

  • Lance
  • Victini

Other Rare/Common/Uncommon:

  • Altaria
  • Blaziken
  • Quagsire
  • Turtonator

Set Cards That Don’t Rotate:

  • None

 

LOST THUNDER

Rotated Cards

-GX:

  • Alolan Ninetales GX
  • Blacephalon GX
  • Genesect GX
  • Lugia GX
  • Magcargo GX
  • Mimikyu GX
  • Sceptile GX
  • Shuckle GX
  • Sigilyph GX
  • Suicune GX
  • Tyranitar GX
  • Virizion GX

-Trainer

  • Adventure Bag
  • Choice Helmet
  • Counter Gain
  • Custom Catcher
  • Electropower
  • Faba
  • Fairy Charm (D,F,G,P)
  • Judge
  • Lost Blender
  • Mina
  • Mixed Herbs
  • Moomoo Milk
  • Net Ball
  • Professor Elm’s Research
  • Sightseer
  • Spell Tag
  • Wait & See Hammer

-Prism Star

  • Celebi
  • Ditto
  • Heat Factory
  • Life Forest
  • Lusamine
  • Thunder Mountain

Other Rare/Common/Uncommon:

  • Blissey
  • Granbull
  • Lost March (Jumpluff, Skiploom, Trumbeak, Natu)
  • Miltank
  • Nagandel
  • Nihelgo
  • Shaymin
  • Shedinja
  • White Kyurem
  • Wobbuffet

Set Cards That Don’t Rotate:

  • None

As a reminder, when we mention a GX, that includes all 3 versions of it:  the regular, full art and rainbow rare.

 

Pre-Release Pulls and Games

This Sunday marked the final day of the Fincastle Pokemon Gym’s Sword & Shield pre-release events.  Many of our players hit some really awesome cards.  Check out the videos of the Lexington and Fincastle events.  Stick around until the end of Fincastle video and watch Gym Leaders Logan and Joel play for bragging rights of  “Pre-release Tournament Champion” with cards from the brand new set!

Lexington Pre-Release

Fincastle Pre-Release

Enjoy!  Support our channel by “Liking” & “Subscribing” on the YouTube page!

 

Several New Videos Up On Dark Moon Cards & Games

The Fincastle Pokemon Gym and Dark Moon Cards & Games have got several new videos up to kick off 2020.  Check them out!

Re-Ment box opening and sales

Alolan Sandslash GX box review

Discussion of new TCG rules w/Sword & Shield

Enjoy the videos and see you at the Gym!