Firstly, sorry for the lack of TCG updates recently. I just haven’t had the time to update you all on what’s happening in the TCG. As for Featured Card, I have no idea when I will start updating that again. Anyways, here’s the updates:
*The newest expansion for the Pokemon TCG, Black & White, is officially out now, at least in the U.S. The set features 114 cards (115 if you count the Secret Rare Pikachu), and contains only Unova Pokemon (except the aforementioned Pikachu). Following the release of the set, new rules will be implemented, which are covered here.
*Also, inside select packs, there will be a card that has a code which will unlock a beta version of the upcoming Pokemon TCG Online. With this program, you can play the TCG online with anyone in the world, as well as customize your own decks. Further details about this program are unknown as of this writing. The bad news is that you can only get these codes in packs from booster boxes, and not all boxes will have these codes. Blister packs and other promotional packaging will not have these codes either.
*There is a possibility that this year’s Modified rotation may happen on July 1st rather than the usual September 1st, which is right before Nationals and Worlds. What is known is that the new modified format will be HeartGold/SoulSilver-on, regardless of when the rotation actually happens. Remember, the Modified format is used for many Leagues as well as all Championship series events, including City Championships and Battle Roads.