Hi beachgoers! I took a looooong break from the PTCG for what must be about 6~7 years (?) But still checking in on spoilers and such. The reason I left beeing too little chances to play and I kinda got annoyed by the power creep the game is going through (and seems it won't stop doing). Since I play MtG and a new fun format is making waves, which is called oldschool and revolves around old cards until a certain time, my idea was to maybe to copy this for the PTCG too! There would be some benefits too, like: Older cards value would stabilize More intrest for the “orgin“ if the game and it's history/development Nostalgia (ofc) Getting older player back to the game and maybe even interessted for the new cards For me a reason would be a complet diffrent game play compared to now. Since when was the last time you had to knock out 6 Pokémon in a single game to win? Stage 2 beeing a hugh drawback. And every attack beeing a knock out with 200+ damage. Ofc some cards would need a ban, like Gen1 Professor Oak. I really pondered about it and liked the idea, but what still is uncertain for me, is to say until which set? Start beeing Gen1 Set ofc but add the Gen2? Stop before Pokémon EX hit the scene or even earlier or add them? Which cards need to be banned to ensure a fun and fair format not only revolving around 2~3 decks. What are your thoughts? I'd love some constructive feedback, thoughts and input! Thanks for reading!