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  1. curiousnathan
    July 7th, 2011 06:10 PM
    curiousnathan
    :D I saw your username and I was like aww; it's cute. XD;

  2. curiousnathan
    July 6th, 2011 09:03 PM
    curiousnathan
    My meal comes in peace.

  3. Dark Pulse94
    September 29th, 2010 03:35 PM
    Dark Pulse94
    thanks!

  4. Silver
    September 29th, 2010 03:02 PM
    Silver
    I'm gaming aspect of it nowadays and even that is less intense than I once was. I played the TCG during the times of Base, Fossil, Jungle, etc. pretty much when WoTC still had it. Now I play MtG semi-competitively.

  5. Silver
    September 28th, 2010 09:01 AM
    Silver
    Hey, I saw you're located in Minneapolis, me too (well actually St. Paul cause that's where my dorm is). =)

  6. Rocket_Executive
    August 24th, 2010 07:17 AM
    Rocket_Executive
    Hey, yeah I know what you mean by being alone as as someone who solely collects, it's true that most have had their curiosity get the best of them and start playing as well. I'm really glad I did actually, I still collect like mad but it's quite fun to play too. I like how playing the game requires an even more in-depth knowledge of the cards than you would get just collecting. There are a few others out there who purely collect, but they tend to be very intense, buying the rarest Japanese cards and accumulating collections that value in the many thousands.
    Out of curiosity, what about the game doesn't interest you as much? Are you into other tcg games at all, like Magic?

  7. donavannj
    August 23rd, 2010 06:49 PM
    donavannj
    That's the way most are now, but there are more who just do it to play and don't even care about the older cards.

  8. donavannj
    July 7th, 2010 06:30 AM
    donavannj
    I suggest buying one of the theme decks to learn. They may not be the best-constructed, but they certainly can teach. And the Trainer Kits can teach you how even quicker. (b'-')b

  9. donavannj
    July 6th, 2010 05:44 PM
    donavannj
    I think I started something you may be interested in:

    http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=224909

  10. donavannj
    June 25th, 2010 05:03 PM
    donavannj
    TCTI stands for "The Count to Infinity". Mostly, it's like a general chit-chat thread with counting involved. It's in a section where posts don't count.

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  • About piecemeal
    Biography
    TCG Collector. I got into Pokemon cards for the card art and the fun of collecting.
    Interests
    Programming, video games, pen & paper RPGs (mostly indie games), cycling, writing, movies, music, cooking with my wife.
    Location
    Minneapolis, USA
    Gender
    Male ♂
    Nature
    Calm
    Favorite Pokémon
    Ralts, Burmy, Glaceon, Kirlia, Leafeon, Pikachu, Plusle/Minun, Trapinch.
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Posted January 9th, 2011 at 09:20 AM by piecemeal Comments 0
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I learned a bunch about how sets are structured this week, thanks in large part to jennrummymeister (look him up on YouTube) and the good people here at PC (to whom the following may not be news, but I feel it would benefit the community to have this knowledge written down somewhere).

Specifically I'm referring to holographic cards. I started with these questions: "Which cards are available in several holo versions? Which versions are available? Is there a pattern to it or...

Posted September 27th, 2010 at 07:51 PM by piecemeal Comments 0
Updated the collection for Undaunted. Got some new cards off eBay. Sat for a while staring at my monitor wondering what it is going to cost me to complete this collection.

Sadly, collecting the rares is quite a bit more expensive than the C and U. I'm doing a good job keeping cost down, but over a 4100 card collection that will be over 40% rares, can it stay so low? Right now I'm running $0.31 a card across about 1300 cards. Definitely happy with that. However, most of those...

Posted July 17th, 2010 at 05:20 PM by piecemeal Comments 0
Collecting all these cards is going to be a long and winding road and I'm looking to get as much out of it as I can. Completing sets is an obvious goal. Completing single cards is equally plain. But I'm noticing other achievements as I go. I've found that making milestones by measuring the collection in different ways is a rewarding process.

"At least one card from all sets" is a nice early-going payoff that I reached in the last month. Incidentally this meant that...

Posted June 8th, 2010 at 06:48 PM by piecemeal Comments 0
:cer_love: What I love about collecting Pokemon... :cer_love:

There is a discrete universe of cards and everything in it is defined. The universe was there, created by others. I put limits on it according to my interest and called that set "my collection". So it's unique to me - at least a little bit, like a planet created from cards in Culdcept Saga. It's something wonderful that I helped create.

The collection is something that can be completed. All...

Posted June 5th, 2010 at 04:52 PM by piecemeal Comments 0
Got my collection plans formalized in a spreadsheet (thank you Pokepedia). Huge upgrade from the paper and pencil checklists I've been using. Tracking is built in by set and rolls up into completion progress for the collection.

Turns out the "limited" scope I defined is still quite large. Not paring anything else at this point, but it still comes out to 4,052 cards across 42 sets. I hadn't thought of the timeline of completing this until now (...details...). This could...

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