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Loco4Coco
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(08-04-2016, 10:46 PM)
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I'm so mad, bought so many Steam Siege packs on PTCGO and didn't get anything good. I wanted to do a Clawitzer Break set.
Pachimari
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(08-04-2016, 10:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Loco4Coco

I'm so mad, bought so many Steam Siege packs on PTCGO and didn't get anything good. I wanted to do a Clawitzer Break set.

Would you like to add me as a friend? I'm looking for online friends in this game. :)

Also what does 'Dark' cards do?
Dark Orchid
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(08-04-2016, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madridista

Also what does 'Dark' cards do?

They were evolution cards that would have less HP for better effects and occasionally more damage. They never were fully realized and weren't used very often, but the idea is neat and I hope they return someday. Team Plasma cards were somewhat close but it wasn't the same.
Snakethesniper
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(08-04-2016, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by fenners

Play through the trainer battles for sure! The reddit intro guide is actually a good read/overview.

thanks, reading that seems that buying a deck it's the way to begin. What's the better deck for a future charizard one? Is there one that contains charmander etc?
Pachimari
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(08-04-2016, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snakethesniper

thanks, reading that seems that buying a deck it's the way to begin. What's the better deck for a future charizard one? Is there one that contains charmander etc?

Are you also new to this game? I'm going through the trainer battles myself currently but I'm looking for friends to add, so if you don't mind?
Anony
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(08-04-2016, 11:34 PM)
thanks Robin64, used the code
got rare volcanion, not a super rare, but it seems like a good card; 100dmg for 3 fire energy

the cards/booster is locked, i thought obtaining via boosters meant unlocked cards
Card Boy
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(08-04-2016, 11:47 PM)
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Make sure you check your Pokemon company newsletters if you are signed up. There is a code in there for a booster pack every month.
Watch Da Birdie
I buy cakes for myself on my birthday it's not weird lots of people do it I bet
(08-04-2016, 11:54 PM)
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Gym Leader's was hype as fuck, I remember seeing them in Beckett and Pojo before they were released in the U.S. and wanting them so bad, one shop at the beach I always went to sold Japanese cards so I got my hands on quite a few of them.

Disappointed they didn't do a Gym Leader's set for each Generation, but I guess Generation I was the most iconic in terms of characters---who'd want a Ramos' Weepinbell, for example?
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(08-05-2016, 12:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gez

Make sure you check your Pokemon company newsletters if you are signed up. There is a code in there for a booster pack every month.

Weird never got one before and i am
edit: nvm
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Dark Orchid
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(08-05-2016, 12:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Watch Da Birdie

Disappointed they didn't do a Gym Leader's set for each Generation, but I guess Generation I was the most iconic in terms of characters---who'd want a Ramos' Weepinbell, for example?

Japan had the VS set which featured the Johto leaders and future Kanto leaders, but it was just a bunch of basic cards of evolutions with the little face icon of the leader like they did later in Gen 4. Was never really a fan of instant evolutions like that, made the meta really weird when they brought them back.

That set did have the first TM cards, which I really wish they would bring back in some form someday.
JebaćBiedę
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(08-05-2016, 12:58 AM)



well, that escalated quickly. 2 ex in 4 packs ;D

what the fuck is with the drops today xD, just got FA blastoise from a random XY pack

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Anony
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(08-05-2016, 02:12 AM)
wow... some people have all the luck :|

what do you think about this deck, heavily modified xy blue

i've been modifying it everytime i get new cards
i want to get my octillery in there, but i dont have any of the pre-evolves and i need 2
any suggestions?
FeD.nL
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(08-05-2016, 11:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Anony

wow... some people have all the luck :|

what do you think about this deck, heavily modified xy blue

i've been modifying it everytime i get new cards
i want to get my octillery in there, but i dont have any of the pre-evolves and i need 2
any suggestions?

I got some remoraids for you. My IGN is fed989, i'll sent a couple to you.
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(08-05-2016, 11:44 AM)
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15 game win streak right now xD

I still need 2 shaymin and 1 xern break x.x
Joni
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(08-05-2016, 11:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by JebaćBiedę

Just look a those two sunshines I got yesterday :3

That is not a real Articundo.
JebaćBiedę
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(08-05-2016, 12:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Joni

That is not a real Articundo.

?
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(08-05-2016, 12:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by JebaćBiedę

?

probably making fun of the cg

guys any clue what generations m-charizard ex is worth on tcgo
Joni
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(08-05-2016, 12:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by JebaćBiedę

?

https://i.redditmedia.com/PxtPy4A-7G...oqdA5QGSI.jpg?
Ryan242004
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(08-05-2016, 12:54 PM)
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I don't get why Pokemon tcg online is on the iPad but not the iPhone :(
Annacchi
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(08-05-2016, 12:57 PM)
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I tried getting back into the TCG with the Venusaur EX R&BC set (I stopped collecting after Neo Genesis over a decade ago). My rares were Pinsir and Rapidash. Twice. I have such bad luck I got doubles, defeating all the odds. I've had more luck with the online game, but I'm a collector more than a player so having digital cards isn't so fun.

I officially give up.
btkadams
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(08-05-2016, 12:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ryan242004

I don't get why Pokemon tcg online is on the iPad but not the iPhone :(

Agreed. Have they ever mentioned it possibly coming to iPhone? I feel like if hearthstone can do it, so can Pokemon.
Card Boy
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(08-05-2016, 12:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by AnnaChibo

I tried getting back into the TCG with the Venusaur EX R&BC set (I stopped collecting after Neo Genesis over a decade ago). My rares were Pinsir and Rapidash. Twice. I have such bad luck I got doubles, defeating all the odds.

I officially give up on this game.

Can i have your cards? :)
Pachimari
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(08-05-2016, 01:03 PM)
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I wish they would update the controls a little bit on iPad, so that it would be more smooth moving around cards and such. So it would be more swiping than clicking.

Originally Posted by btkadams

Agreed. Have they ever mentioned it possibly coming to iPhone? I feel like if hearthstone can do it, so can Pokemon.

They haven't said a word, and I wouldn't bet on it, since a long time has passed since the iPad release.
jon bones
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(08-05-2016, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ryan242004

I don't get why Pokemon tcg online is on the iPad but not the iPhone :(

i'm kinda glad bc this is the only thing stopping me from dropping like $200 on this game
Anony
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(08-05-2016, 06:18 PM)

Originally Posted by FeD.nL

I got some remoraids for you. My IGN is fed989, i'll sent a couple to you.

sent you a friend req.

there's no point in fighting a friend, you dont get any rewards or anything right?

this is my collection of rares and holos before i stopped
funny to see i wasnt the only one that saved the card packaging, lol
Ryan242004
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(08-05-2016, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by jon bones

i'm kinda glad bc this is the only thing stopping me from dropping like $200 on this game

Lol true, but I want to. I have tons of codes and I can't use them. I have no need for a computer or an iPad. Oh well.
Ryan242004
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(08-05-2016, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Anony

sent you a friend req.

there's no point in fighting a friend, you dont get any rewards or anything right?


this is my collection of rares and holos before i stopped
funny to see i wasnt the only one that saved the card packaging, lol

Yeah those are the classics, very nice! I once bought two booster boxes of basic for $44 a piece. I wish I would of saved them and kept them sealed lol
LuciusAxelrod
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(08-05-2016, 06:38 PM)
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I have a first edition base set Blastoise sitting around in a hard sleeve somewhere. I remember it being one of the most expensive cards in the base set back in the day; is it worth anything now or has there been a lot of power creep that made these cards worthless? I don't think I ever played with it (never pulled a Wartortle), but I can't guarantee it's in great condition. I'd take a picture but it's 400 miles away.
Pachimari
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(08-05-2016, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Anony

sent you a friend req.

Can you send me a friend request too? :)

Look what I found at my parents place wow:

The collection, unfortunately they weren't in a folder or in protection:

The rare ones:

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dc89
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(08-05-2016, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Anony


this is my collection of rares and holos before i stopped
funny to see i wasnt the only one that saved the card packaging, lol

Awesome stuff right here. And yep, gotta keep that card packaging.
Jerrod
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(08-05-2016, 10:34 PM)
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I loved the Pokémon TCG and dominated tournaments around the St. Louis area ~15 years ago. It created my addiction to competition which eventually led me to competitive video game tournaments. I kept all my 1000's of cards (most tournaments paid out in more cards like promos or booster packs). I quit when they banned all first generation sets like base, jungle, etc. and the tournament scene died for a bit. I had a really amazing Steelix deck that even dominated most OP first generation decks but sadly never got to use it in competition.
Dark Orchid
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(08-05-2016, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jerrod

I quit when they banned all first generation sets like base, jungle, etc. and the tournament scene died for a bit..

The rise of Sneasel/Slowking certainly didn't help either. Glad that ban came relatively fast, it was getting ridiculous. I never had enough cards to build a competent deck but I used to read the reactions on some site (maybe Pojo?) around that time and everyone seemed pretty upset.
AstroLad
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(08-05-2016, 11:22 PM)
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Only CCG/LCG-type games I've played are Magic, Pokemon, Netrunner, and Star Wars LCG, and only Netrunner on a competitive level, but is Pokemon the simplest one by far? Certainly feels like it is, which is not necessarily a bad thing mind you though I do find it slightly annoying how in a lot of cases some cards are just objectively better than others (10 more damage, 1 less cost, whatever) since there doesn't seem to be a ton of room in the game space for subtle balancing.
SaviourMK2
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(08-05-2016, 11:35 PM)
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This is going to sound super crazy, but does anyone have any empty packs that are in good condition? (either opened in the back or on top but looks intact in the front).

My girlfriend and I wanna make a portrait with all the old booster packs, any from BASE up to XY.
Jerrod
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(08-06-2016, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Orchid

The rise of Sneasel/Slowking certainly didn't help either. Glad that ban came relatively fast, it was getting ridiculous. I never had enough cards to build a competent deck but I used to read the reactions on some site (maybe Pojo?) around that time and everyone seemed pretty upset.

Yea I think I played a deck like that before they starting banning older sets and Sneasel himself (but nothing else from his set), here http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wi...rmat_%28TCG%29 is when they first started doing that.
Krammy
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(08-06-2016, 01:55 AM)
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What artists does everyone enjoy? My two favourites include TOKIYA and kawayoo.

TOKIYA

kawayoo

Dark Orchid
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(08-06-2016, 03:36 AM)
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Those two definitely have some really good styles, even if they overlap a bit with each other. I've always been a fan of Aya Kusube's stuff, she's been around since the early days but doesn't often contribute consistently, usually coming back for a set or 2 every few years.

Mitsuhiro Arita has been around since Base Set and even worked on Yugioh and I definitely think he's had the most improvement over the past 20 years.

Mister Negative
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(08-06-2016, 04:00 AM)
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I'm considering getting an elite trainer box but can't decide what set to go for. My initial thought was Generations, but I don't like many of the actual cards in the set that much. The only rares I would have real interest in would be the kanto starters. But Generations comes with by far the coolest sleeves and dice and stuff..hm.

Does anyone here do PSA grading? I'm kinda sorta considering sending some of the rares I've opened since i started buying cards again to get graded.
fenners
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(08-06-2016, 04:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mister Negative

I'm considering getting an elite trainer box but can't decide what set to go for.

What's the value/point of the Elite Trainer Boxes? I've seen 'em listed on wholesalegaming.com, but we're still noobs to this whole game ;)

Made a /very/ rough fire deck for my boy based on his pool of cards that we've accumulated from random packs & a box of decks I got off a mate (split between him & my daughter). A local game-shop has been plugging free 'pokemon card game training' on first Saturdays & I'm considering taking them down there for some learning tomorrow & the premise of a free promo. Not sure how well my son's new deck will do, ha. The Girl's got a prebought that's solid enough.
Card Boy
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(08-06-2016, 04:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by fenners

What's the value/point of the Elite Trainer Boxes? I've seen 'em listed on wholesalegaming.com, but we're still noobs to this whole game ;)

Its a good starting point for new players as it has everything you need. I would only suggest buying them on sale as the recommend retail price is abit more than it should be. The acrylic tokens are great and it comes with a nice hard box to store cards in.

I am going to wait for a sale on the Generations one as it looks sweet.



  • A never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Shaymin-EX
  • 10 Pokémon TCG: Generations booster packs
  • 65 black-and-gold card sleeves featuring the Pokémon 20th logo
  • 45 Pokémon TCG Energy cards with a new look
  • A player’s guide to the Generations expansion
  • 6 damage-counter dice
  • 1 competition-legal coin-flip die
  • 2 acrylic condition markers
  • A collector’s box to hold everything, with 4 dividers to keep it organized
  • A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Mister Negative
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(08-06-2016, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gez

Its a good starting point for new players as it has everything you need. I would only suggest buying them on sale as the recommend retail price is abit more than it should be. The acrylic tokens are great and it comes with a nice hard box to store cards in.

I am going to wait for a sale on the Generations one as it looks sweet.

Yeah! I think the sleeves for the other boxes look kinda bad...but the Generations ones are awesome. Only problem is, like I said, I don't think I like many of the cards in generations all that much.

Edit: I have a Steelix EX and an Yveltal BREAK in TCGO that I probably won't ever use...Don't know if I should do the legwork and try to move them for individual cards I want, or just trade them for packs quickly.

Edit2: Also what's the chat key for TCGO? Can't figure it out!
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superdeluxe
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(08-06-2016, 06:17 AM)
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Question for you guys, my son loves getting cards, but he doesn't want to play 'the official way'. So he doesn't really like those 'energy' cards, he just loves the Pokemon creature cards. Feels like some packs have less or none of the energy cards. Can you guys point me in the right direction?
Kyzer
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(08-06-2016, 01:30 PM)
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I really wish the evolutions packs looked like the base, jungle, and fossil sets, with the boxes and pack art .


Originally Posted by superdeluxe

Question for you guys, my son loves getting cards, but he doesn't want to play 'the official way'. So he doesn't really like those 'energy' cards, he just loves the Pokemon creature cards. Feels like some packs have less or none of the energy cards. Can you guys point me in the right direction?

most booster packs have a negligible number of booster packs. you really only get them from decks and trainer boxes

ive actually made this whole rpg game to play with pokemon cards by myself...lol i had way too much time on my hands when i was younger and nobody really into it like i was .. not much has changed lmao.
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Pachimari
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(08-06-2016, 02:01 PM)
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Is it not possible to pay for Pokemon coins, so I can buy decks and packs?

I really want the Zygarde deck for beginners at 500 coins, and it also has Snivy and Hawlucha; three of my favorite Pokemon.
fenners
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(08-06-2016, 02:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madridista

Is it not possible to pay for Pokemon coins, so I can buy decks and packs?

Nope, not that I know of, and that's *awesome* for this dad who doesn't get pestered to spend money in-game ;)
Pachimari
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(08-06-2016, 02:08 PM)
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Haha yeah, I get you. ^_^

Are there no other ways of getting cards then? I cannot redeem codes in the game and can't pay with real money.
Krammy
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(08-06-2016, 02:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madridista

Haha yeah, I get you. ^_^

Are there no other ways of getting cards then? I cannot redeem codes in the game and can't pay with real money.

How come you can't redeem codes?

Originally Posted by Dark Orchid

Mitsuhiro Arita has been around since Base Set and even worked on Yugioh and I definitely think he's had the most improvement over the past 20 years.

Mitsuhiro Arita is one of my favourites too. I loved his older work from the sets I grew up with (Fossil set Zapdos immediately comes to mind).
Pachimari
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(08-06-2016, 03:04 PM)
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I have no idea why I can't redeem codes. :(
Krammy
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(08-06-2016, 03:10 PM)
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Maybe look into that. Code redemption is a huge part of getting cards easily. I can't imagine trying to play without the feature.
Real Hero
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(08-06-2016, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Madridista

I have no idea why I can't redeem codes. :(

try reinstalling?

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