Congratulations Rob, v3.0!

procIt’s been a little while since we’ve had the chance to talk about Gym Leader Challenges.  As far as that goes, it’s been a while since we’ve looked at any of the Gym Leader decks.  Over-hauling the decks is on our perpetual “to-do” list, but seems to be one of those things that gets passed over for other things.  Honestly, now is a pretty good time to get some challenges in.  As long as we have something put together, we’ll take on a challenge.  Once a deck is beaten, it goes into the “shop” for a rebuild.  If we’re writing about it, then you know there is another damaged gym leader deck in the deck garage for repairs.

Rob C has been the only trainer at the Gym attempting challenges, lately.  It seems that he has taken on the role of cleaning out the decks that need to go.  This past Sunday at the Gym, Rob challenged the Lightning-type deck with his Lucario EX deck.  The Lightning deck was capable of some surprise hits from the 1-2 punch from Raichu and Manectric (now rotated).  90 HP Raichu without his old team-mate stood no chance against the powerful support that the Furious Fists set gave to all the ground/rock/fighting types.  Not much to report on the challenge… Rob swept the match in 2 games, netting him his 3rd  badge at the Gym.  Great job, Rob!

Gym Leader Joel is testing some ideas on the PTCGO for new Lightning, Dragon, Water, Steel and Psychic decks.  All of these types are lacking support from the format at the moment.  That hasn’t stopped us before, we’ll put something together.  As we look at upcoming sets, some of these types look like they may become the most powerful in the format.  While past card sets seemed to be a little more balanced with the types, recent sets seem to load up individual types.  We will update decks as the support comes out.  You never know what we’ll put together… sometimes we surprise ourselves.  Sign up for challenges when you are eligible (after completing 2 rows on the league card) and test out the Gym Leaders.  See you at the Gym!

Gym Badges Earned (aka, The Wall of Fame):

  • Austin W – Steel, Grass
  • Tyler D – Lightning, Steel, Grass
  • Chris L – Lightning, Fire
  • James H – Psychic, Steel
  • Tessa Y – Fire, Psychic, Grass, Lightning
  • Angela Y – Lightning, Fighting, Psychic
  • Dustin  F – Psychic
  • Brycen F – Psychic, Lightning, Fire, Grass, Darkness, Steel
  • Troy B – Lightning
  • Jordan L – Grass
  • Hunter H – Grass, Darkness, Steel, Lightning, Psychic, Fighting, Water, Fire and Dragon
  • Kelli B – Fire
  • Eli T – Grass
  • Isaac B – Steel
  • Jeff D – Psychic, Fire
  • Jacob A – Steel
  • Alex D – Lightning, Grass
  • Jacob V – Dragon
  • Alan G – Fire
  • Ryan N – Psychic
  • Wesley H – Fire
  • Alex T – Grass
  • Rob C – Psychic, Water, Lightning

*players in BOLD have won all 9 badges


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