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Shuckle & Forretress update.

Posted by HEZ on December 16, 2015 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Back in May we banned 2 cards but forgot to update the rules section! It's all fixed now, so here's a reminder:

Ban List Update.
* Forretress (Legends Awakened)
* Shuckle (HGSS Promo)

The potential of Forretress was known but it appeared too inconsistent. Combined with Shuckle however the deck has a reliable draw engine which ultimately results in the combo player drawing their deck and KOing all the Pokemon on the board except 1 high HP Pokemon on their side.


BAN LIST update

Posted by HEZ on November 4, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (4)

The ban list has been updated.
Trevenant (XY), Entei (Ancient Origins 14) and Wobbuffet (Phantom Forces) are now banned in U150.

August tournament - UK

Posted by HEZ on July 7, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

There will be a tournament event on the 15th of August at Fanboy3 in Manchester, UK.

All regular U150 rules and bans will apply. Trevenant (XY) will also have a temporary ban for this event only while we suspect test it.

You can find the Facebook event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/458819527620058/

Location:
Fanboy3, 17 Newton Street, M1 1FZ, Manchester, United Kingdom


Manchester UK - 150 Tournament March

Posted by HEZ on March 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The first U150 event of the year in the UK!
Come along and try out all those new Primal Clash cards.

Fanboy3
17 Newton Street, M1 1FZ Manchester, United Kingdom
11:30 AM start
£3 entry
Booster prizes for all players and exclusive U150 promos for the Top 3!

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/976782928998816/

Rules Update March 2015

Posted by HEZ on March 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The rules section has finally been updated!

Changes include the results of the last ban list vote, new first turn rules and some individual card rulings.

Archie's Ace in the Hole and Maxie's Hidden Ball Trick have been ruled to only target Basic Pokemon. This was the only way to fix their power level in U150 while also not going against what it says on the card. In the past all similar effects have gone on to say "treat the new Benched Pokemon as a Basic Pokemon" as an Evolution card shouldn't be able to exist in play by itself without further rules.

January Ban List Results

Posted by HEZ on January 19, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The results for the U150 format ban list are in!

*M Manectric EX - BANNED
*Dusknoir DP - BANNED
*Jolteon DEX - SAVED

Thankyou to everyone who took part and shared their opinions.

M Manectric EX and Dusknoir clearly hit enough votes for a ban, but opinion on Jolteon was much more split. We'll keep our eye on this card in the future and investigate different ways of balancing it in this format.

 

The bans are effective immediately and the rules section will be updated in the next week or so.


December tournament report

Posted by HEZ on January 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out our tournament report from the U150 December event over at Sixprizes.com!

http://sixprizes.com/2015/01/17/as-the-crow-flies-u150-december-2014-tournament-report/

Banlist Voting Jan. 2015

Posted by HEZ on January 6, 2015 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

After another few months of testing we've been building up a suspect list for voting on of cards to ban in the Unlimited 150 format:

1. M Manectric EX
2. Dusknoir DP
3. Jolteon DEX.

To vote simply list the numbers 1-3 or the Pokemon's names followed by BAN or SAVE in the comments or private message this page. Notes for why they're suspects follow below:

1. M Manectric EX
Allowing Mega evolutions into the format was an experiment from the start, first only allowing those that evolved from Stage 2s then also including those that evolved from any evolved/levelled-up Pokemon when M Lucario EX was revealed. The problem with Mega Manectric is that it's significantly better than any "Stage 3" Mega even though it's only a "Stage 2" itself. It's also incredibly fast at 2 energy for 110, 1 hit KOing a vast majority of the format with a Muscle Band. KOing it yields very little in terms of board position as it prepares benched Pokemon with its attack effect. It puts on incredible pressure as soon as it lands and obsoletes many other Electric type attackers as viable options. Unlike M Lucario EX, it's resilient to common counter card Clefable Jungle and its free retreat allows it to escape other possible counters with no loss of momentum.

 

2. Dusknoir DP
Currently, just the sight of a Duskull limits a player to a maximum bench size of 3, this card affects the game before it even hits play! Once it is out it can instantly remove support Pokemon from the bench or remove an attacker with any Gust/Warp Point effect. This is all in addition to whatever attacker you're using while Dusknoir remains safe on the bench with its decent hp for a non-ex. Even if the other player restricts themselves to a bench of 3, combined with Pokeflute / Target Whistle etc. you effectively have (to use some Magic terminology) a "kill spell" in a game all about Creatures. Compare with Crawdaunt ex for a more balanced version of the Ability on a low hp ex that needs to further combine with a shuffle effect for the same outcome.

 

3. Jolteon DEX
U150 is much more setup orientated than Standard and utilises many more low hp Pokemon. The "draw 15, pick 7, prize the rest" setup phase is designed to help prevent donks. Even so, when combined with an "Energy Evolution" Eevee, Jolteon can easily do 60 damage turn 1 before the other player has had chance to defend themselves. Whether this results in a donk or just removes their starter Pokemon, it can end the game there and then.

 

(Depending on future "Stage 2" Megas, the overall Mega rulings in U150 may change whether M Manectric EX is banned or not, rather than more individual bannings. Votes will be weighted, i.e. known experienced players and contributors votes will count as 2, new commenters will count as 1).


December event results

Posted by HEZ on December 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Results for this month's event are up in the gallery along with a few photos.
We had a great time playing games and eating mince pies. Happy holidays from everyone at U150 :)
http://pokemon150.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15796447

Banlist results.

Posted by HEZ on July 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The results are in for the banlist vote!
Muk (Fossil) is banned with a large 80% ban vote.
Miltank (Flashfire) was a bit closer with 67% ban vote.
This takes effect immediately. The banlist will be reviewed in Autumn.

Thanks to everyone who contributed!


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