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Looks like grandpa has a world champion deck too.
I noticed it too. Grandpa isn't messing around
“I’m gonna wreck you like I wrecked Kim Il Sung at Inchon, sonny!”
"We used to stack kids like you five feet high in Korea... use you for sandbags."
jesus christ grandpa, is just a gaem
Seriously one of my favorite sound bytes of all time. Not only because I’ve always felt that way about most sports, but also because I just love Bryz. He was such a goddamn lovable goofball.
He looks a lot like a younger, slightly slavic Cary Elwes
A few times I’ve seen him as guest on sports talk shows/commentary and it’s always a fucking gem.
As a people we don’t deserve Bryzgalov.
I spam it non stop since they added it in Overwatch as a voice line for Zarya
He has more highlights off the ice than on it. Which is pretty impressive because he was not a bad goalie.
I was at the UK games expo the year before last and they had a tournament for Pokémon cards going on there. I'm not really into trading card games, but I was walking past to find my little brother who was just finishing up a Carcassonne tournament when I happened to catch the two finalists battling to see who was champion.
They'd set up a tent for the two players so they were in a quieter area and it look looked like they were playing alone, but as I walked past there was a screen on the other side of the tent with rows of benches and a large crowd of the eliminated players watching the match from a camera pointing down at the table from the top of the tent.
As I walked past I was thinking how nice it was that the eliminated players were enjoying just watching the final match even though they'd been elininated. Whilst this thought was happening I watched a card get played very casually and the audience suddenly lost their collective shit. Everyone let out the "Ooooh!" Sounding amazed at the play that had just happened.
It was great to see them all so invested. Ive been in board gaming tournaments where players have quit after their first loss because they knew they weren't going to win so just gave up, but this crowd had been eliminated and were fully invested in the two remaining and the apparently dramatic battle they were having.
There are assholes in ptcg like anything, but I have talked to quite a few people who moved to Pokémon to leave the toxicity of another game community (Yu-Gi-Oh especially).
My 9 year old has just got in to playing YuGiOh (I make him shower and tidy his room... He's not going down that path) and we went to the local 'card club' (its a few rooms above a local comic shop) and I have to say it was actually fantastic.
We walked in an the place was wall to wall neckbeard (If we were using cliches, i'd say i'm more of a sports/video games guy but my son had been begging to go for months) but he had 3 different players approach him, offer him a game, give him advice on his deck and they were really positive. I went in there expecting him to have a negative experience but actually it was extremely positive and he really enjoyed himself. I guess its just swings and roundabouts
That kid went on to win the whole tournament without ever playing a single card. He dropped out of school and did the pro circuit for a while. Made a lot of money because nobody could stand his stench long enough to finish a match.
He then switched to martial arts and went on to place in to top 8 of a worlds martial arts tournament, only beaten by a kid with no nose.
Why u hef to be med, is only gaem.
Things just went south instantly
<Clint Eastwood's scratchy singing>
Your story is
Than what you see
What you've done
Or will become
Do you belong
In your skin
The tender breeze
My Gran Torino
Wait did Clint Eastwood actually sing the song at the end?
Gran Torino is one of my all time favourite films.
Also like I wrecked your grandma
Old people in general do not fuck around when it comes to card and board games. They will toy with their pray too like an orca with a seal as they murder you.
I will never forget the wicked grins my ordinarily sweet grandmother would get sometimes when she played Canasta with my mom and aunt, and how mad they'd get when she would win after a long game.
I spent many an afternoon as a kid playing canasta with my grandma and my aunt while mom was at work. Can confirm games can be long as fuck and blood starts to boil. Grandma usually won, but on the rare occasion somebody else would win, granny would get a touch salty.
[Puts down checker]
"Are you sure you want to do that"
[Removes fingers from piece. Jump. Jump. Jump. Jump. Jump-]
It’s been that way for a long time too. I was told my great grandmother was a horrible cheat as well. If I had kids, I’d be teaching my grandkids how to drag a Monopoly game out for days.
This is my mum’s aunt when she plays Chinese checkers, and a whole load of strange but cool board games I don’t know the names of.
This kids going to the pokemon version of the uno shadow realm
I don't know what rules of Uno you are playing, but I want in.
I play draw four. You are now cast into the shadow realm.
No kidding. He most likely went into the store and said give me a Pokemon deck/s of the champions.
Does that work, or am I getting whooshed? If you did the same in Magic you would probably get billed your kidney and a lung.
Pokemon puts out the current year champion's deck for sale, but they're special cards that, iirc, can't be used in any kind of official setting or game tournament. They have a different backside and border.
Sounds cool, especially for casual players
It's very cool, because generally when there is an overpowered trainer card you want to 4 of it in every one of your decks, but you don't want to move around the cards all the time. So you can just buy a copy of a world champion deck for a playset of the fake trainer cards every time you build a deck, and if you ever want to play in a tournament you just get real copies to put in the deck you intend to use for that tournament.
If you look at the face down cards on the side of the grandpa, you see that they are different from the typical blue pokemon tcg card backs. This means that they are not tournament legal, and are sold as "collector-esque" items.
Same for magic where competitor decks are gold bordered, so you can't use the cards in a tournament. These are cheaper than using tournament legal cards themselves since the demand is lower.
Hope this helps.
"I don't just want to win, I want to pulverize him so hard he's waking up sweating from it when he's my age."
"Oh, you don't want any Werther's Originals? Here...how 'bout you eat shit instead, Billy."
I'm 25 years older than my sister and I did the same thing. I bought all 4 for that year and sleeved them so we could pretend to be cool and hopefully learn the game. Instead, she hates the game and hates me.
Well, good news. She'll probably have decades to look back on the missed opportunity to bond with a sibling after you've died.
Oh we're super close, but she doesn't play games more than once or twice with me. I eagerly await the day she beats my ass in Virtual Boggle.
Man anyone I play that's younger than me at bopit I always get destroyed, maybe try that
"I'm the one who broke your bop it... But you remember that stupid song it used to play? Bop it, pull it, twist it, BREAK ME INTO PIECES!"
My wife hates that I bought the garbador/Golisopod deck. She says if we play I can’t use it. It’s a very stupid awesome deck.
Damn, i bet that kid doesnt even have lele, thats cheating.
Deck, look at the neck. It has seen some shit!
Thats one sickass grandpa
There are easy jokes to be made about older people and flatulence, but that’s a lot of cabinets.
I want to hear these jokes
Prepare to get rekt kiddo!
What I enjoy about gaming as I grow older is the lack of respect young kids have for adults. Now, more than ever, adults KNOW how to game, and it still shocks kids. I mean, if you’re challenging me to Mario Kart, youngling, best believe I’m going to slaughter you and the rest of your friends, too, and laugh about it afterward.
My 6 year old still can’t believe how much shit I know about Minecraft. I’m like “motherfucker, I paid for the ALPHA. I was there before there were stairs”
My students don't believe me when I tell them that sugarcane used to block skeleton arrows and there was a time when you couldn't go through that tiny space between fences when they were diagonal of each other.
Fun times :)
Wait, that is possible now?
No, it USED to be the case :)
Edit: oh wait Im an idiot. Sorry, its really late where i am.
Yes. You can go between diagonal fences now!
I mean shooting through sugarcane and walking through the diagonal fences. It's possible to jump over fences now as well, isn't it?
Yup! It's so strange how some of the mechanics changed. Do you remember animal mods? They acquired the horses code from the guy who originally made the horses mod back in the day.
I love hearing stuff like that. People pour their creativity into games for fun and the makers end up paying them to do it.
I remember installing Mo Creatures to get horses in 1.5 so I could keep working on my save lol
I want to believe you literally said that to your 6 years old.
Oh shit. I remember Those days
..is that from the early SMP test?
I got into the game relatively late, but this is a map dump I made of my in-house server from before the days of stair blocks, food requirements and tamable wolves.
I'm not quite sure which version this is, but I posted this in June of 2011 and I don't think I'd actually bought the game back then, so I would've been a version or two behind.
Also bought my account end of 2011. Just found out some brazilian stole it and locked me out by migrating to a diffrrent e.mail on the mojang platform. What a shitty shitty migration system they came up with.
That brazilian is getting a reality check after two years of free minecraft. The best part is I even found his discord to taunt him after. Just need to wait one month for the mojang support to reply now.
Heh. Good luck with that!
I've never stopped playing for more than a month or so before I dive right back in. Because I love me some Feed The Beast packs.
Alpha was the best fucking times.
When shit didn't work. For some reason it made the game better.
Heh. And I was so much of a noob at the time I didn't even know I could switch between creative mode and normal.
Wasn't creative mode not released until the beta? Like 1.8 or 1.9 Alpha was very barebones from what I remember. No world seeds, wolves, villagers etc.
Creative mode came quite lately, like end of beta lately. Before you used the "Single player commands mod" that allowed you to use multiplayer commands (like /give) in singleplayer and added the /fly command.
"Sit down my boy, let me tell you about the far lands.."
"Yes, the minecraft world is flat... and it does have an edge. I have been there, and you would not believe the things I saw..."
At first I thought alpha wasn’t released that long ago, how could he have a 6yo in that timeframe? Than I remember it’s 2019 already and 2010 was 9 years ago. Fuck
Back then when Creepers are still legit shits
There are stairs now???
I worked at a youth centre for the summer and all the boys wanted to play me at call of duty and I would absolutely wipe the floor with them.. all my co-workers knew it but the kids didn’t know that back in highschool I was in the top 4k in the world during MW3 and I didn’t tell them for months but when I did the whole place became a “who will topple him” kind of deal, man what a nostalgic summer that was.
Man, Modern Warfare sounds like so long ago ...
And he said MW3. Lol. I just downloaded the remaster of the OG MW the other day since its free w/PSN this month. Holy nostalgia batman. Haven't fully adjusted back to it yet but im still doin my damage and placing top 3.
Sooo did you meet one of the kids who fucks all the mothers? :D
That was OP
How you quantifying that top 4K
So the legends true ...
A conversation with my friend's 8 year old son that beats all of his friends, his dad, and his siblings at a game: "Hey Matthew, buddy, you said you were really good at Smash Brothers, huh?" He says, "Yeah, I'm the best." "I bet you couldn't beat me." The kid gets a wild look and we head into the living room. I tell my friends, "I heard your son is really good at a video game and I want to see." My friends knows what's about to happen.
We play... And it's not even fair. The poor kid hit me for maybe 30% every time. He tried changing characters, making me play certain ones he thought were bad (girls, mostly, and specifically Lucina because "girls can't use swords"), putting on extra items and stuff. It was brutal.
The kid learned a life lesson there.
Also, dad just recently got him playing Halo. I'm just waiting for the day...
There is nothing like a good halo smack down. I’ll never forget the first time I played halo with my friends. After years of playing halo 2 online my Xbox broke so I didn’t play for a year or two. I was beating these two in a cod game and so they decided to tell me “I bet we’d we’d crush you at halo”. They learned their lesson
Remember the days of system links? As Halo 1 wasn't online? Those days were great. Hell even system linking for halo 2 and 3 were fun as hell!
My son swears he can beat me in Mortal Kombat X and I’ve seen him play and I’m like yeah you can’t not even close. Maybe next time I’ll actually take him up on his challenge instead of just rolling my eyes and laughing.
Its funny how these days A lot of parents can hold there own with there kids in gaming. My dad wasn't the best at video games when I was a kid and I don't think he really enjoyed playing them but he would play racing games with me from time to time because he knew I loved video games. He's a great dad.
making me play certain ones he thought were bad (girls, mostly
This was my little brother. Oooooh boy, when I got Smash 4 Wii U he was ecstatic. He used to beat all of his friends on Smash 4 3DS and how can I beat him? I'm an old man and he's the Greninja master! He used male-only characters because they hit harder than girls.
Then I introduced him to pre-nerf Bayonetta.
Then I introduced him to pre-nerf Bayonetta.
Brutal. Savage. Rekt.
thought were bad (girls, mostly, and specifically Lucina because "girls can't use swords")
Lucina is top tier lol
BUT SHES A GIRL? /sarcasm. Kids these days!
lol that was me at Christmas. My nephew is 8, and he just got Smash Ultimate that morning. I told him I got it for Christmas too (...for myself... on launch, as a early present from my wife lol) so we should play! He set up my dock at my dad’s and he goes to put his Switch on, and I’m like “nah, let’s use mine. I have everyone unlocked.” His called me on my bullshit, then says, “Whatever, I’ll still body you.”
Triggered. My 8 year old nephew just shit talked me. I don’t say shit besides giving him side eye. He knows that look, my sister and I have been giving it forever.
He picks Bowser. I pick Villager, cause if I got straight to my Pikachu he won’t want to play me. He scoffs out loud. “Villagah suuuuuuuuuucks.” I super annoyed now, and respond, “First of all, learn to pronounce your Rs. VILLAGERRRRRRR. You’re not from Boston kid, you were born in LA. Second, I’m going to three stock you. That’s called getting JV3’d . And third, for the final kill, I’m going to crush you with a tree. When you lose, you’re not allowed to cry, otherwise no more video games til you get home cause I don’t play with cry babies.” He scoffs again, “Fine whatever. Get ready to lose. (Mumbles I can say my Rs...)”
I crush him. He hit me with some fire breath twice I think. JV3. And I called my final kill with the tree chopping. He looks at me and I can tell he’s fighting back tears cause I just demolished him. “I thought Villager sucks? He’s not even my best character. Pikachu is. Next time, you better be ready to back that mouth up. Now let’s play with items and I’ll play random characters so you might have a chance.”
The rest of the day he picked my brain on how to do things. My sis told me he’s unbeatable in his group of friends cause I taught him, but he keeps refusing to play me online. He still hasn’t faced Pikachu yet, but he’s staying with me for a weekend in a couple weeks, so we’ll see how he’s progressed. Poor kid.
Cute story. For the record, a JV3 is a junior varsity three stock, or when you win with 2 stocks and 0 percent. Not the same as a 3 stock.
If he was smart he would play you online a lot as he would get better, but I guess you already taught him how to beat all his friends lol
My son's 8 and he's always surprised when I say I know what a diamond pickaxe is, or that I played WoW for years, or when I come in with the save to show him that the best way to sprint is to keep his pinky on the shift instead of using two hands.
I do beat his ass on DBFZ (50% - 1 game) of the time though, otherwise he gets super cocky.
One of my favorite memories with my dad was beating Diablo 2 together (I'd take care of the hotkeys, he'd do the clicking) and one of my favorite bonding experiences with my son is playing LEGO Jurassic World together. Gaming really does bring people together when it's not a toxic clusterfuck.
... Minecraft wasn't so long ago right?
About 8-10 years now depending on what you consider 'release'.
But I have a feeling Minecraft will stick around for a long, long time. It is honestly timeless in the same way that wooden blocks are.
My cousin seriously challenged me to play dota vs him... I mean, I played the game for longer than he is alive, but sure buddy, it’s the ping
One of my buddies is a teacher, his extra credit is to beat him in smash ultimate. No student had claimed it yet
LMAO so true, I'm 31 now and I love schooling my 15 year old cousin and his friends in smash ultimate, even better when I grab a character that they think is lame like Daisy, duck hunt, G&W or jiggly. Even in 2v1 matches against me I win. You can see their frustration, and I'm like: "boi, I was playing smash in N64 when you were swimming in ya dad's nutsack."
Unfortunately, doesn't work in more reflex-based games.
Or when they bring friends to the servers. Getting gangbanged by several cheesing memelords is not fun.
I dunno, I got a group of my friends together to play at a local CS:GO LAN and the kids we beat kept trying to insult us about our age because they were salty they lost. We're not even that old - 30yo on average!
I dunno, I got a group of my friends together
That's the difference. Most adult gamers don't have a large pool of other adults they can group with on a moment's notice.
Most adult gamers don't have a large pool of other adults they can group with on a moment's notice.
That sucks. I'm sorry for them.
Oh no, these are the only group of friends that play CS and we play weekly, though there is more than five of us so I got four of them :)
Your reflexes will go eventually. I'm 47, and my 11 year old son is just getting as good as me at reflex-based games that I used to be really good at. Can tell if it's him improving, my body slowly decaying, or a mix of both.
Kids are really fucking good at learning
That's why the best time to learn a second language is when you're young
Your capacity to learn new skills is hindered a lot after your teen years
That boy doesnt know whats about to hit him.
Kid didn't expect to get sent to the shadow realm while playing Pokémon. His complacency will be his downfall.
TURN 3 KARN!
I see Rayquaza Gx on Grandpa’s side. Kid’s gonna get wrecked soon. Can anyone actually make out what the kid’s playing? I see stufful and psychic energy and that automatically makes me think the lunala theme deck lol.
Lol Grandpa rocking Pedro's worlds deck vs a theme deck
I see a 70HP Riolu, I think...
edit, nvm. definitely not riolu. Not sure. Definitely not something meta though
The moment you realize grandpa is Professor Oak in disguise
Hey whats your name again kid?
Is anyone else jealous of the dope cabinets in the background?
The kitchen of the house I grew up in looked like that back in the 90's and up to 2003 when I moved away from home. The only difference is my aunt's cupboards and cabinets were cherry wood and a beautiful cherry red. Her counters were this pretty black marble and she'd replaced the old orange stone tiles with white tiles with black grouting. It was really nice.
Thanks for sharing :)
"Kid, I taught this game to your father, and I'll tell you now, you ain't gonna do any better against me than he did. But after you've had enough we'll go get you a toy that makes loud noises to cheer you up."
My brother and I have always had a bit of a prank Christmas gift thing going on. Wrapping presents in loads of cable ties, gift card in a giant box etc. But this year I definitely won by buying my nephew a bop-it.
This is great!
Yeah, you don't see many older male role models in the pokemon world.
It's because of the wars.
The Lightening American!
This is a reference to the canon lore right? I'm not particularly well-read on Pokemon lore but I kinda remember mentions of "the war". Was the so-called war/s ever addressed on the show/movies/games?
The war is mentioned briefly by Lt. Surge in Kanto. A war is also talked about in Kalos, but its uncertain if its the same one or not. To my knowledge, it's never said what these wars were about.
You just brought a knife to a gunfight. Grandpa's not playing around with that championship deck
"You fool! You fell for the classic blunder! The most well-known, of course, is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia,' but slightly less well-known is to never go all-in with a veteran who runs a Psychic deck!"
He is playing a worlds deck while the kid is playing a deck from his own cards. Seems like grandpa is cheating.
So essentially a lesson why pay to win games suck. Good job grandpa !
wreck that noob, old man. wreck him.
My grandfather's deck has no pathetic cards!
who knows how to play the Pokémon card game?
I do. I actually really enjoy it. More than any other tcg even.
The old DBZ card game by Score and the Vs System by UDE are my top 2. I'd say pokemon rounds out my t3, followed by Magic/Digimon, and YGO at the bottom.
E: Tooting my own horn here for a sec, but FUCK I loved that DBZ game. Where I'm from in MN, we had a playerbase of 10 max. No access to T1 cards except through ebay. But we'd still play all the time, have weekly tournaments when we could because our LGS loved us enough to throw in prize support, we tweaked our decks constantly between our collections.
Then we finally had the common sense to find a game shop with sanctioned events. 6 or 7 of us drove 2 hours to a card shop by MSP. Out of 40+ people, I won my first sanctioned tourney, and only 1 person from our little podunk group didn't place t10. They enabled our group to continue wrecking them (before the GT expansion fucked the game up) by trading with us afterwards.
For once I actually miss high school.
Edit Part Deux: is the OCG still active at all? Is the Panini game worth pouring into? I need my fix
I did, like 20 years ago
I used to be a licensed Pokemon Professor.... i could teach people how to play and i was accredited to be a judge for tournament play.
Wait no fuckin way. Are you serious? That’s nuts!
Yep! When Wizards of the Coast was managing the US version of the card game, they used a very similar system to Magic the Gathering in terms of accrediting their judges, so you could earn ranking points by participating in ranked tournaments at local gaming stores. They had a huge test you had to take to be a Pokemon Professor, each question gave you about 5 minutes to answer and they were all very obscure rules questions, mostly in regards to move and effect priority.
As a pokemon professor, I actually was able to give out ranking numbers to people, register them on the website, and hold sanctioned tournaments on the weekends. They even sent me a bunch of badges that I could give out as promotional prizes for people who completed a bunch of challenges in relation to events. It was pretty cool! But; players dwindled when Yu Gi Oh got popular at my shop, and when Wizards of the Coast stopped managing the game and it went to The Pokemon Company, they wanted people to get accredited again, and I didn't have the time nor interest in doing that since our shop stopped doing sanctioned events due to lack of players. Sad, really.
I mostly play the game through TCG Online nowadays, though.
I just gave some to my nephew for Christmas and learned how to play a little bit.
"kid, i was a pokemon master before you were even born... get gud you lil' shit."
"...please don't tell your mum i said that, i won't hear the end of it."
At 63 I took great pleasure in my grandsons reaction at my winning screenshot on fortnite. Fact that I camped my way through and basically got one lucky shotgun shot has nothing to do with it. He was stunned as he didn't know I played. So I used to drop references in our conversation, until he said, "what do you know about Fortnite?"
I got to be a slightly better player but that was my one Victory Royale.
You think kids have free time you don't understand retirement.
Good to see him not get stuck in the mindset of: him too old for this shit
Never play cards with a guy called doc, uncle, or gramps, regardless of the markings on them.
Grandpa: I will start my turn by playing Pot of Greed. Pot of Greed allows me to draw two more cards. I will start my turn by playing Pot of Greed. I will start my turn by playing Pot of Greed. Pot of Greed allows me to draw two more cards. I will start my turn by playing Pot of Greed. I will start my turn by playing Pot of Greed. Pot of Greed allows me to draw two more cards. I will start my turn by playing Pot of Greed.
I tried playing pokemon cards with my friends kid the other day. I learned that apparently when you attack his cards they gain immunity and then he picks them up off the table and flies around the room with them in hand as if they were superman.
Ya know, I love Pokemon, and loved collecting the cards, but I never really played the game. I actually played Yu-Gi-Oh more, considering the whole concept of it was based off cards. Is Pokemon fun to play? Does it compare at all to Yu-Gi-Oh? It always seemed like there was a little more involved with Pokemon cards.
That’s awesome. I wish my grandpa was interested in trading card games.
I wish my grandkids were.
The other week I was heart broken to see hundreds of pokemon cards blown about and soaking in the street. They were ruined, some in better condition than others but mostly wrecked. I shed a tear for the poor little bugger that lost their deck.