Resources

PTCG Archive:

PTCG Archive is a fantastic resource kept by Ben Robinson that details decks for many different years, as well as detailed pages for tournament results, player rankings, and more.

Jason Klaczynski’s Retro Deck Blog:

Jason Klaczynski is a 3-time pokemon world champion. Since retiring from competitive play, he has made it a goal of his to give fantastic insight into the history of the game, how the metagame devoloped, and providing decklists for many different eras.

Top Cut Events Retro Decks:

Jimmy Ballard was another phenomenal PTCG player, and is referenced several times in the retro deck section here. He has many decklists put together spanning between 2003 and 2012, all of them with links to ProxyCroak for easy printing of proxies.

Snowpoint Temple Facebook Group:

An active facebook group that discusses old formats and even hosts tournaments

Jay’s Advice YouTube:

Jay Hornung was a player from the midwest who consistently placed highly at tournaments. He has started a youtube channel and provides extremely valuable insight in decklists, and is one of the few players today who pushes to create his own ideas, even years after the formats are completed.

Snowpoint Cast Youtube:

Run by Drew Allen, this youtube has deck profiles for many decks of many different years, and also has a short introduction to the entire concept of “retro formats”.

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