Mismagius and Bellelba & Brycen-Man Banned by Creatures and TPCi!

Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by Water Pokémon Master, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Otaku The wise fool?


    Got it. I had no idea we were supposed to be trying to "win". My mistake.

  2. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar


    Well, that "makes me wonder if you do get it." winky face
    Dude, if you want to discuss something with someone, just do it.

    Get over yourself. I'm done with this.
  3. Otaku The wise fool?


    You're right. I don't get it. I shouldn't have lied, but I panicked because - from my perspective - I realized it wasn't about miscommunication, but you wanting to "win" an argument. [Edit] Or about you thinking all I wanted to do was win an argument. [/Edit] That you say it is in response to me wanting to win an argument just means we both look like fools.

    The good news is, at least it reminded me to re-read some of my past comments again, with the mindset of someone not enjoying a discussion of Pokémon minutiae and "What Ifs". They don't read as clear or as friendly as I intended, so even though I'm actually pretty annoyed with your last few comments...

    ...I was wrong. I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to be rude.

    This has further confused what I was trying to say, so I am going to state it again, so at least people can be annoyed with me for the right reasons... though I can also tuck it behind Spoiler Tags so only those who want to see it will.

    1. I think Reset Stamp ought to have been banned. It is banned in Expanded to prevent combos like the one that got Mismagius banned in Standard. My bias is that I believe cards like Reset Stamp are "too good" in general, though "too good" describes most of the competitive card pool, so there's no point in banning such cards until something like this happens. Why is Reset Stamp "too good"? How do I know this isn't just personal preference? I don't, but I can support my stance by pointing out where and how the card causes problems. Again, see the Expanded Format's Banned List.

    2. Something I never mentioned, and regret not doing so, is highlightly @JakeTheGearHeart 's solution: an errata or general rule change so that when Mismagius self-KO's, taking the Prizes is optional. It might actually be a better idea than banning any of these cards.

    3. Next best option is, according to my analysis, is banning Dusk Stone. If Reset Stamp cannot be touched, then this doesn't affect it. It means Mismagius can also remain as is, because without Dusk Stone it cannot hit the field during a player's first turn. Maybe no deck will bother with it if that isn't an option. What about the other Pokémon compatible with Dusk Stone? Those currently available aren't exactly competitive at the moment. The only two that seem remotely competitive (Mismagius and Honchkrow-GX) can still soldier on without it... and as a bonus future Evolutions cards belonging to these Evolution lines no longer need to be preemptively nerfed to avoid "breaking" when used with Dusk Stone.

    4. I've been playing a long time. That doesn't mean I know what I'm talking about... and in one sense, it makes it more likely I don't. I say a lot of things that, for me, are a given. Evolution acceleration, in general, is bad for this game. Why do I say that? Because I've seen it not work out since the game began! The problem with balancing out the Stages is not that Evolutions need to hit the field more quickly, it is the combination of Basics (and even certain Evolutions) hitting the field too fast so that the fundamental Evolution mechanic just doesn't work as intended, and the fact that evolving Basics and Stage 1 Pokémon are so often the worst kind of filler. Restricting the evolution acceleration to work only with a certain card, or certain cards, or certain Pokémon helps, but odds are low Dusk Stone either won't be a waste of time forever more or cause problems with some future release, after it is long forgotten. When it is causing problems as part of another combo, this makes it a little higher on the list of cards that ought to be banned.

    5. From what you (Skeleton Liar) said in your posts from this thread, you value not banning cards more than I do.

    6. You also appear to value the other cards compatible with Dusk Stone more than Mismagius.

    7. So... we don't agree, and don't seem likely to agree.

    8. If I were to keep maintaining my pattern of stupid, here is where I'd put something that either is or is mistaken for being an insult or other pettiness.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2020
  4. Silveraith Aspiring Trainer


    That's really great to hear! I loved Pokestar Studios in BW2, but their FA was too pricey. Hopefully this drives the price down.

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