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 over 30 years of combined TCG experience to the game table! Hosts Adam Tuttle and Justin Keller bring unique perspectives on collecting, competing, and the current card market in a family friendly environment.


September 14, 2023 50 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 153

Recording Date - 9/10/2023

Publish Date - 9/13/2023


Electrifying results from Day 1 in Pittsburgh! Adam and Justin discuss what this could mean. Adam Opens a pack of Obsidian Flames and does he get burnt?  Then the hosts discuss some new reveals from Ancient Roar and Future Flash leading Adam to believe that Gardevoir is being pushed to the forefro...

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Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 9/1/2023

Publish Date - 9/5/2023


Will Obsidian Flames burn bright in the meta or will it smolder into ashes? We discuss some larger online tournament results. Zard was flying around but did it make an impact?

Adam does the peel to reveal for an alternate art Blastoise and Piplup tag team card with surprising results! We t...

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September 4, 2023 57 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 151

Recording Date - 8/24/23

Publish Date - 9/4/2023

70,000 trainers descend upon Gotham (NYC) and they’re all there to see Adam. Ok maybe that’s a bit of a stretch but Adam was a notable trainer at Go Fest NYC and we discuss how it went! There was a podcast meetup for the New York state of Grind. While in New York, Adam and Justin got to play in perso...

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September 4, 2023 59 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 8/16/23

Publish Date - 9/4/2023


IRON BUNDLE IS REVEALED. Will Iron Bundle (future robot version of Delibird) take over the meta as we know it?? Pokemon World’s in Japan revealed a new mechanic (future vs ancient) and an old mechanic (Ace Spec). We speculate how this mechanic will be similar to battle styles from the 2021 sets. 


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August 16, 2023 41 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 149

Recording Date - 8/10/23

Publish Date - 8/16/23


In this week's episode Adam is riding solo. We got a question from our friend Jamal who really wanted to know what the cheapest  ground level for entry is to being competitive in the TCG and in this episode we find out!  In the first episode in a few weeks to open cards we take a look at the Virizion ...

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August 7, 2023 68 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 8/2/23

Publish Date - 8/7/23



This week's episode Adam and Justin discuss the 2024 championship series point structure of the season. What does that mean? How many points do you think you can get? What are the point structures for locals? We discuss that and more!


There’s a new FLOW labe...

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July 31, 2023 62 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 147

Recording Date - 7/26/23

Publish Date - 7/30/23


Adam went to his first League Cup of the season! He did fairly well for playing Lost Box for the first time. He brought his own take of the list opting for consistency. He regails each match and how they went 1 by 1. An oldie but a goodie, Shining Tyranitar returns! We discuss the most recent tourname...

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Special Conditions Podcast 146

Recording Date - 7/18/2023

Publish Date - 7/26/2023


There’s a Paradox Rift on the horizon! Adam and Justin discuss what this could mean for our upcoming November set. Pokebeach.com turns 20! Adam regails about the past and what it was like to use Pokebeach 15 plus years ago. Pokebeach was essentially the only reliable source for Japanese releases f...

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July 10, 2023 54 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 7/6/23

Publish Date - 7/10/23


On this week's episode Adam & Justin discuss the results of the NAIC (North American International Championships), a top 8 player disqualified, New Regionals announced for the 2024 Season, TGA peel to reveal, and some talk about playing at home. 


NAIC - https://limitlesstcg.com/tournaments/...

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July 4, 2023 53 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 144

Recording Date - 6/29/23

Publish Date - 7/4/23


PEEL TO REVEAL yields crazy results! We discuss the road to worlds documentary and how it inspires us to be better players. Everyone should enter the Sword and Shield booster box giveaway by TPCI! Justin discusses his run at a recent Pokemon League Challenge. Dragonite ex is kinda meh. Adam receives ma...

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July 4, 2023 50 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 143


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Black Flame - https://bit.ly/SC143BlackFlame 

Trainers Toolkit - https://bit.ly/SC143Toolkit 

Battle Academy - https://bit.ly/SC143Academy 

Detective Pikachu - https://bit.ly/SC143Detective


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July 4, 2023 57 mins
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July 1, 2023 42 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 141


HARTFORD - Raymond Long deck list 6th place https://limitlesstcg.com/decks/list/7514
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What is the worst card in Paldea Evolved? https://www.justinbasil.com/translations/sv2 


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June 2, 2023 91 mins

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May 21, 2023 57 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 139

Recording Date - 05/03/23

Publish Date - 05/21/23


Sorry for the delay in getting this show out to Podcast Platforms! 


On this week's episode Justin and Adam discuss the end of PTCGO, New cards from the 151 TCG set, Kadabra Art, and some regionals talk!


Check out the VoD Here: https://www.youtube.com/live/Jb3OUGMN3bM?fe...

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May 20, 2023 73 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 138

Recording Date - 4/26/23

Publish Date - 5/20/23


Sorry for the delay in getting this episode out on Podcast platforms! 

Check out the video here - https://www.youtube.com/live/T9aLjylGG3M?feature=share 


  • New EX’s revealed in special set

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April 20, 2023 67 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 04/10/2023

Publish Date - 4/20/2023


On this week's episode Adam and Justin take a look at our second set Paldea Evolved. We talk about the new Reversal energy and how it’s very similar to the old Scramble Energy that was released in EX Deoxys. We also take a quick look at a canceled TCG set!


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April 16, 2023 56 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 4/5/23

Publish Date - 04/16/23


Hey you. Listener. Have you sent us an email? These fine folks sure did and we read it on the podcast. Specialconditions@pokemonprofessor.com We’d love to hear from you and answer your questions! We discuss our history with the TCG, our favorite decks of all time, and why the phone TCGLive app is superio...

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April 10, 2023 82 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 3/29/23

Publish Date - 4/9/2023


In this week’s episode Justin, Adam, and friend of the show CopyCody go over some of their favorite cards from the newest TCG expansion Scarlet & Violet base set! Ranking cards from one to five where five is the bes!t The crew gives their honest thoughts on some popular and not so popular cards. Adam op...

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March 21, 2023 61 mins

Special Conditions Podcast 134

Recording Date - 3/16/23

Publish Date - 3/20/23


This week Justin and Adam discuss lost box, as well as some counters to the deck and some possibilities for success. We then celebrate with some Celebrations packs and close the show out with a discussion on the Vancouver Regionals from this past weekend!


New Klefki from Scarlet and Vio...

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