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Shine Bright Like a Diamond - Gedemer's Shining Legends Set Review

Caleb Gedemer

Shine Bright Like a Diamond - Gedemer's Shining Legends Set Review

Introduction Hey all, welcome back to Dead Draw Gaming. It’s that time again, time for another set review. This time, I’ll be going over the upcoming set, Shining Legends. It’s due for release on October 6, so there’s no time like the present to get acquainted with some of the cards, and start theorizing about potential archetypes, or additions, to existing decks that are sprung from the new cards. As with any new set, I like to give you all a solid set review, browsing over most, if not all, of the playable cards. Using what’s become the norm, I’ll...

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Becoming a League Cup Legend - "Building the Foundation for an Invite"

Caleb Gedemer

Becoming a League Cup Legend - "Building the Foundation for an Invite"

_____________________________________________ Introduction _____________________________________________ Looking to qualify for the World Championships this year? Who isn’t! The most prestigious event of the year is a little easier to participate in this season, and much of that is due to the Championship Point payouts of League Cups. Whether you’re traveling halfway across the country for one, or simply walking down the block to your local game store, League Cup events are everywhere, and they are arguably the most important events you’ll participate in all season. If you can’t do well at League Cups, then you’re not going to play in the World Championships,...

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Burning Up - The Hottest Cards from Burning Shadows

Caleb Gedemer Burning Shadows SM3

Burning Up - The Hottest Cards from Burning Shadows

Introduction Welcome back to Dead Draw Gaming everyone, your one stop shop for everything Pokemon, and Burning Shadows! I’m glad to be back reviewing the newest Pokemon set, and hopefully you pick up a few things yourself along the way. As always, thanks to ​Bulbapedia's set page​ for the translations you’re about to read, and big thanks to them, also, for the card scans (albeit in Japanese). Today, I’ll be using a five-point scale, reflected in stars, to properly detail the value of each card. I won’t be covering lower Stages, unless they’re incredible, or any reprints of any kind....

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My World — What It Took to Be in Contention for the Top 16 Rankings

Caleb Gedemer Intercontinentals Internationals Regional Regionals Worlds

My World — What It Took to Be in Contention for the Top 16 Rankings

Introduction Hey, welcome to a very special article here on Dead Draw Gaming. I’m Caleb Gedemer, and I’ve been playing all season long to not only secure an invitation to the World Championships, but secondly, after accomplishing that, to put myself in a strong position to potentially vault into the Top Sixteen rankings after the North American Internationals competition. I hope this is an interesting read for anyone that chooses to take the time to look at this piece. Enjoy!       My Ideology How do I play the game, and why do I even play the Pokemon Trading...

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The Best of Guardians Rising - What’s Good, and Why

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The Best of Guardians Rising - What’s Good, and Why

The Best of Guardians Rising - What’s Good, and Why by Caleb Gedemer   Hey Dead Drawers, guess what gets released in just a few days? Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising, that’s what! I haven’t seen so many players hyped up about a set in years, and I can’t say I blame anyone for feeling that way. This expansion is insane! With over one hundred forty new cards, and a huge chunk of them being playable, Guardians Rising is sure to shake things up in both the Expanded and Standard formats. Want an inside scoop on what looks good, and some...

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