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“Meet the New Contenders” – 5 Emerging BREAKpoint Decks in Standard!

Hey, everyone! With Winter Regionals having just concluded, it is once again time to move forward to the next set of tournaments in the...

“Ride That Surf!” – A Comprehensive BREAKpoint Set Review

Oh my, how time flies by! At the time of writing this article, the City Championships for the 2016 season have already drawn to a close, with players now preparing for Regional and State Championships. With the release of the upcoming BREAKpoint expansion on February 3, the format is sure to change – and adapt – in the coming months ahead...

“Who Let the Dogs Out?” – Making Houndoom Mill Work and a Cities Marathon...

Hello, everyone! It’s certainly been a while, hasn’t it? Rest assured, Top Deck Nation is alive and better than ever! Things have been rather hectic with graduate school, but I should have plenty of time to devote to the site now. Please excuse how some of the pages look at the moment – I am in the process of doing a complete overhaul...

“Lightning Strikes Again” — The Many Partners of Mega Manectric-Ex

What is up, TopDeckNation readers! My name is James, and I am a new writer for the site. I previously wrote for EnergySearch, but it has since been merged with TopDeckNation to create the awesome website you see now. In this article I want to discuss the motility of Mega Manectric-EX...

“The Grass is Always Greener” — Regionals Recap and a Detailed Look at Forest...

With Fall Regionals having just finished a couple weeks ago, Cities are just around the corner. This particular set of Regionals was important, as a number of powerful and unique decks – both old and new – took center stage and did quite well...

“A League of Your Own” — What They Don’t Tell You About Organizing a...

Running my own league is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. While there’s a lot of information out there on starting a league, there’s a lot that isn’t shared...

Announcement: Website Update #1

Hello again, Top Deck Nation readers! You might have noticed a lack of content in the last couple weeks or so. Not to worry though -- the website is still kicking! Recently, I have been hard at work scouring the web and learning about what makes a good website, particularly a Pokemon-centric one like Top Deck Nation. Though the initial site looked decent, you will notice that the design has been drastically changed...

A Prerelease Survival Guide: Ancient Origins Edition!

Hello, everyone! Originally, I had planned to do a set review for the upcoming Ancient Origins expansion. However, with so many players attending Prereleases in the next couple weeks, I thought it would be more fitting to write a "guide" to this event...

“A Whale of a Time” — Results of U.S. Nationals and Its Impact on...

Hello again, Top Deck Nation readers! It is hard to believe that U.S. Nationals has already drawn to a close. I arrived home from Indianapolis yesterday evening; it was bittersweet to see such an amazing weekend have to end. On a positive note, however, this tournament definitely brought a lot of fresh and creative deck strategies to our current format...

“Smoking the Competition” — 5 Great Plays for U.S. Nationals!

Hello, Top Deck Nation readers! I am very excited, and humbled at the same time, to be writing my first article on the site. There is still a ton of work to be completed on the website, but I hope to have more articles and videos up in the coming weeks. With U.S. Nationals just mere days away, I realize that it can be a stressful time for making your deck choices...