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Archive for April, 2013

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Slowbro

Slowbro
(P)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (P)
Resistance none
Retreat cost none

(C) – Elastic
Does (2x)^2 damage (rounded to the nearest ten). X is the number of consecutive turns Slowbro is active and doesn’t attack.

(P) – Collect – 30
Draw one card.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Slowpoke

Slowpoke
(P)
50 HP
Basic
Weakness (P)
Resistance (R)
Retreat cost (C)

(C) – Turn
Discard a random card from your opponent’s hand or do 10 damage to the defending Pokémon.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Entei

Entei
(F)
80 HP
Basic
Weakness (W)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Poke-Body – Scan
This Pokemon’s HP is 30X. X is the number of Pokemon on your bench with “Unown” in their names.

(F)(F)(F) – Imaginary Fire – 100
When you attack, your opponent, he/she may reveal any number of cards from his/her hand. For every energy card he/she reveals, this attack’s damage is reduced by 10.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Arcanine

Arcanine
(F)
90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (W)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

Pokémon Power – Lust
Discard up to 6 cards from your hand. Flip 9 coins. If you get more heads than the number of cards you discarded, your opponent shall discard the same number of cards you discarded.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Pyrite Hideout

Pyrite Hideout
Stadium

Any time a player draws a prize, he/she flips 8 coins. If exactly 2 of them are tails, the player takes a card from the top of his/her deck and puts it in his/her prizes.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Ivysaur

Ivysaur
(G)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (R)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)(C)

Ability – Report
Once during your turn, (before your attack) choose a special condition. This Pokémon now has that condition.

(G) – Large Cell
Does 25 damage times the number of special conditions on this Pokémon (rounded to the nearest ten).

(G)(G) – Tuck – 70
If this Pokémon has any special conditions, search your deck for an energy card and put it in your hand. Then, look at your opponent’s hand and discard a card from it.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Machoke

Machoke
(F)
90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (P)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Ability – Labor
Any time during your turn, (before your attack) flip 4 coins. If more than 2 are heads, choose a Trainer from your discard pile. During this turn, Machoke has an attack whose effect is the effect of that Trainer. The energy cost for the attack is (F)(F).

(F)(C) – Foundation – 20
Flip 2 coins. If both are heads, the defending Pokémon can’t retreat in your opponent’s next turn. If both are tails, put an evolution card from your discard pile into your hand.

(F)(C)(C) – Scale Down – 80
If the defending Pokémon has only one attack, this attack does 30 damage instead.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Seismitoad

Seismitoad
(W)
130 HP
Stage 2
Weakness (G)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

Ability – Cadet
If this Pokémon evolved directly from a Basic Pokémon, this Pokémon’s attacks do 10 more damage.

(W) – Tackle – 20

(W)(W) – Rift – 40
You opponent may discard one of his/her prize cards. Both players shuffle their hands into their decks then draw up 10 cards.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Excadrill

Excadrill
(F)
100 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (G)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

(F)(F) – Rise – 40

(F)(F)(F) – Straighten – 110
Flip a coin. If heads, discard an energy card attached to this Pokemon. Either way, your opponent may discard any number of your prize cards. For each card he/she discards, reduce this attack’s damage by 50.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Gloom

Gloom
(G)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (P)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Poké-Body – Pale
Between turns, if any of your Pokémon are affected by a special condition, flip a coin. If heads, put one damage counter on your opponents active Pokémon.

(G)(C) – Malachite – 30

(G)(G) – Suspect – 70
This attack does 70 damage minus 10 damage for each attack the defending Pokémon has.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Snorlax

Snorlax
(C)
80 HP
Basic
Weakness (F)
Resistance (P)
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Ability – Hard Fall
Whenever this Pokémon attacks, your opponent may discard any number of cards from his/her hand. For every card he/she discards, reduce the damage from the attack by 10 (before applying weakness and resistance).

(C) – Mine
Choose one: draw a card or do 10 damage.

(C)(C) – Platinum – 50
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 80 damage instead.

(C)(C)(C) – Four Second Strike – 90

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Pidgeot

Pidgeot
(C)
90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (L)
Resistance (F)
Retreat cost none

(C) – Way Up
Does 20 damage for each stage 2 Pokémon you have in play that has less than 2 energy attached to it.

(C)(C) – Theme – 10
Choose a trainer in your opponent’s discard pile and use its effect as the effect of this attack

Pro-BTC or Anti-BTC?

So, some dialogue has been going on in certain circles whether people are “pro-Bitcoin” or “anti-Bitcoin”.

Given that I’ve got this live Bitcoin exchange rate graph on my site, and I am something of an enthusiast, I’ll weigh in.

Do factions exist in BTC

Bitcoin is just a new technology. It’s just a tool. The first time someone decided to do a trade with a medium of exchange like gold, (rather than barter for gold because gold is specifically what he wanted) he was an innovator. He introduced something to make the world a better place. He was not necessarily “pro-gold” or “anti-gold”; He simply figured out a new way of doing things, as a means to an end.

Similarly, I am not pro-Bitcoin or anti-Bitcoin. Am I excited about its potential? Sure. However, this is not about fighting or creating artificial groups like “pro” or “anti” camps. Vehicles make our lives better. Microwave ovens make our lives better. Air conditioning makes our lives better. “Pro” or “anti” has nothing to do with it. I advocate Bitcoin adoption by individuals and businesses because of what it can do. It is a tool; it is a means to an end, just like advocating the use of cars, because it improves our lives.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Cube Descend

Cube Descend
Stadium

When you put this Stadium in play, put 1 damage counter on all (L), (W), and (C) Pokémon. When this card leaves play, remove 1 damage counter from all (L), (W), and (C) Pokémon.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Gengar

Gengar
(P)
100 HP
Stage 2
Weakness (D)
Resistance (C)
Retreat cost none

Poké-Body – Wall Walk
This Pokémon has -10 HP for each energy attached to it.

(P)(P) – Byzantium – 50

(P)(C)(C) – Ghost Gulf – 40
If there are less than 4 cards attached to Gengar, this attack does nothing. Shuffle your opponent’s prizes and hand into his/her deck. Your opponent takes cards from the top of the deck to replace the prizes. Then he/she draws one card.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Mew

Mew
(P)
60 HP
Basic
Weakness (P)(G)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Poké-Body – Slip Up
If your opponent has a Speed Stadium or Battle Frontier in play, put one damage counter on each Pokemon in play at the end of your opponent’s turns.

(C)(C) – Go Around
Switch Mew with one of your benched Pokémon. The defending Pokémon is confused.

(P)(P) – Sympathy – 20
If an attack does damage to Mew next turn, discard all trainer cards attached to the attacking Pokémon and put 3 damage counters on the attacking Pokémon.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Nidoran [m]

Nidoran [m]
(G)
40 HP
Basic
Weakness (G)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

Poké-Body – Ground Loop
If you have less Pokémon in play than your opponent, this Pokémon’s retreat cost is 0.

(G) – Stress – 30
Show your hand to your opponent. Discard all Pokémon from your hand. If you did not discard any Pokémon, this Pokémon does 40 damage to itself.

Random Quote

Can you hear it? If you have not abandoned all hope, you can hear the sound that races through THE END OF THE WORLD!” — Revolutionary Girl Utena