Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast

Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast

Special Conditions is a Podcast dedicated to the Pokémon Trading Card Game that brings two diverse perspectives to create a perfect blend of core and casual coverage of both collecting and competing. Host Adam Tuttle has been a player of the TCG since its release in 1999, while co-host Josh Brown is just beginning his journey down the rabbit hole. Their unique levels of experience collide to build an entertaining look at the TCG that layers with any level of dedication can relate to.... Show More

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March 7, 2021 52 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 2/22/21

Publish Date - 3/6/21

 

On Episode 75 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh discuss their Fates, and whether or not things are Shiny for them. They start off the show by breaking down the release of the newest set to hit shelves (allegedly), Shining Fates! Adam talks about his experiences with finding the cards, and how hard it’s going to be for a lot of collectors. They also open...

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February 18, 2021 56 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 2/17/2021

Publish Date - 2/18/2021

 

On Episode 74 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh have a LOT to talk about, and do their best to cover it all, despite, you know, not being a “news” podcast. But before they get into all the issues needing to cover, Adam gives an update on his standing in the Players Cup. Spoiler: he’s kicking butt! 

 

From there, the two buckle down and discuss the ...

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February 15, 2021 51 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 2/8/2021

Publish Date - 2/15/2021

 

On Episode 73 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh ring the bell, talk about playing well, and read some e-mail! To start the show, Adam breaks down how the Players Cup is going for him, and how much fun he is having this time around as opposed to the last one. The duo also open up some Champion’s Path, which is always hit or miss. 

 

From there, they ...

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February 15, 2021 59 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 2/1/2021

Publish Date - 2/15/2021

 

On Episode 72 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh talk about some Turtle Power and heat it up in the PTCGO! To start off the show, the two hosts open some packs of Champion’s Path, because, why not?! From there, they break down the Art of the Week, featuring the blue ninja turtle, Carracosta! Not to be outdone, the Card of the Week is also Carracosta ...

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February 2, 2021 52 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 1/25/21

Publish Date - 2/2/21

 

On Episode 71 of Special Conditions, co-hosts Adam and Josh DIG into some fossil Pokemon! First, however, they duo discuss the upcoming Players Cup III, which has already started by the time this episode is released. With in-person tournaments still unable to happen, the PTCGO is the best way for Trainers to test their skills and ability. 

 

After that, th...

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January 27, 2021 51 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 1/18/21

Publish Date - 1/26/21

 

On Episode 70 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh just CHILL OUT, chat, and battle it out once again! First off, they read some feedback and emails from some awesome folks in the community, and hopefully they answer a question or two adequately. From there, the duo talk about the freeze Pokemon, Articuno, as it is the featured Pokemon for Art of the Week...

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January 16, 2021 67 min

Special Conditions Podcast 69

Recording Date - 1/12/21

Publish Date - 1/15/21

 

On Episode 69 (nice) of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh sit down and get serious, having a full, candid conversation about the entire state of Pokemon TCG. Before the realness hits though, Adam discusses his recent pick-ups of the week, which is followed by the Art of the Week, featuring the weird and wild Slurpuff. Yes. Slurpuff … the meringue Pokemo...

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January 12, 2021 48 min

Special Conditions Podcast 68 

Recording Date - 1/5/2021

Publish Date - 1/11/2021

 

On Episode 68 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh glide into the New Year with a little more chill episode of the show. Instead of the normal segments and fun they have, the two decide to start 2021 off on the right foot, with a good ole fashioned mirror match in PTCGO! They both use their Cinderace Theme Decks, and the race to 6 prize cards is def...

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December 30, 2020 45 min

Special Conditions Podcast 67 

Recording Date - 12/28/2020

Publish Date - 12/30/2020

 

On Episode 67 of Special Conditions, for the final episode of 2020, Adam and Josh just hang out and chill, and try to put as many end of the year positive vibes out there for everyone. They start out with their Pick Ups of the week, which was mostly just the holiday cheer they each had delivered. For the Art of the Week, they show off as much pos...

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December 23, 2020 58 min

Special Conditions Podcast 66

Recording Date - 12/21/2020

Publish Date - 12/23/2020

 

On Episode 66 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh celebrate their last episode before Christmas with an episode full of news, beauty, and fun. First, they talk about the recently announced Players Cup 3, as Adam begins preparations for the big tournament. Also in the news department, they break down the upcoming Battle Style mechanic that will be...

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December 17, 2020 65 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 12/14/2020

Publish Date - 12/16/2020

 

For Episode 65 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh put on their tin foil hats and pull out their crystal balls as they attempt to figure out what could be on the horizon for the Pokemon TCG, especially with the rumors of “V-Union” coming to the set. From there, they talk about their recent pick-ups, which include too much fire for one show to handl...

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December 15, 2020 45 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 12/7/2020

Publish Date - 12/14/2020

 

On Episode 64 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh keep it short and sweet on this episode, but still manage to bring the fire … and the noise! First, they start off with some housekeeping, talking about all the fun stuff coming up from the Pokemon Professor Network, including tournaments and more! Then, the hosts open up some Champion’s Path packs, ...

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December 8, 2020 63 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 12/3/2020

Publish Date - 12/8/2020

 

On Episode 63 of Special Conditions, despite being a few days later than expected, Adam and Josh are bringing the magic, the sparkles, and typical awesomeness that comes with every show! They start by breaking down the newly announce set, Shining Fates, and how incredible the set is going to be for collectors. From there, they talk about recent purcha...

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December 1, 2020 56 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 11/26/2020

Publish Date - 12/1/2020

 

On Episode 62 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh prove yet again why they are thankful for Pokemon Cards, on this Episode on the eve of Thanksgiving. They start out by talking about their pick-ups of the week, which is highlighted by Josh opening his birthday present from Adam! From there, the duo open up a trio of Burning Shadow cards, because, wh...

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November 19, 2020 71 min

Special Conditions Podcast 61

Recording Date - 11/17/2020

Publish Date - 11/19/2020

 

On Episode 61 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh bring the electricity to this show with hype, pulls, and excitement! First, they talk about the pick-ups of the week, which include Vivid Voltage, the newest set released from the Pokemon TCG. But they don’t just talk about the pick-ups, they open some packs as well - and they are SHOCKING!

 

From...

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November 16, 2020 65 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 11/11/2020

Publish Date - 11/16/2020

 

On Episode 60 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh wrestle with their love for Pokemon cards, as they agree that love and positivity in the community is really what it’s all about. First, the guys share their recent pick-ups, including the new Jirachi Black Friday boxes from Walmart. While the duo restrained themselves from buying out the stores, th...

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November 4, 2020 56 min

Special Conditions Podcast 59

Recording Date - 11/2/2020

Publish Date - 11/4/2020

 

On Episode 59 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh are all over the place this week, running from one corner of the TCG to another. First, the hosts talk about their recent pick-ups this week, and offer some words of encouragement to the trainers out there still searching to find some Champion’s Path sets - or whatever else they are hunting for! 

 

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October 28, 2020 51 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 10/26/2020

Publish Date - 10/28/2020

 

This week starts off with our pickups for the week as the hunt for Champion’s Path continues. New cards aren’t the only thing on the menu, as Adam digs in to his addiction to purchasing graded Delibird cards!

 

Art of the Week brings us to Sigilyph, with some of our favorites coming from Plasma Freeze, Break Point and Rebel Clash. For Card of the We...

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October 21, 2020 48 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 10/19/2020

Publish Date - 10/21/2020

 

On Episode 57 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh finally realize that if you can’t beat them, you gotta join them. To start out the show, the guys talk about their pick-ups of the week, with both of them getting incredibly lucky with some awesome sets to find in the wild. They of course can’t just talk about their finds, so they open up the dual p...

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October 20, 2020 60 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 10/12/20

Publish Date - 10/20/20

 

On Episode 56 of Special Conditions, the guys bust out the balloons and streamers in order to celebrate Adam’s birthday!!! The hosts start out by talking about how frustrating hunting Champion’s Path can be, even though they both got lucky this week. Hashtag blessed, right? Of course, no birthday party would be complete without some pack openings, and t...

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