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Burning Up - The Hottest Cards from Burning Shadows

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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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"The Home Brewery" - Stepping Outside the Box to Make a Competitive Deck

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"The Home Brewery" - Stepping Outside the Box to Make a Competitive Deck

"The Home Brewery" Stepping Outside the Box to Make a Competitive Deck and Fresh Honey from the Beehive Introduction Hey y’all! I’m pleased to be back to the keyboard again, plugging away for Dead Draw Gaming. This time around I made a post on one of the major competitive Pokemon Trading Card Game Facebook groups asking about what I should write about. “Designing Competitive Home Brew Decks” was a unanimous standout from the poll, so that’s what I’ll be covering today. Most of you didn’t give serious replies, and to be honest, I’m not even sure if the winning vote...

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"Last Night Garde Took a L, but Tonight She Bounced Back" - The Circle Story of Our 2017 Standard Format

Caleb Gedemer

"Last Night Garde Took a L, but Tonight She Bounced Back" - The Circle Story of Our 2017 Standard Format

Last Night Garde Took a L, but Tonight She Bounced Back" The Circle Story of Our 2017 Standard Format by Caleb Gedemer Introduction Hey, Dead Drawers! It’s Caleb, and I’m back with another action-packed article for your reading pleasure. It’s been a minute since I talked about the Standard format, so I figured it’s probably a ripe time to do that again. This quarter’s series of League Cups is just starting to heat up (most of which are held in Standard), and for those of you chasing an invite, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Now is around the time of year...

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