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Its do a quick, super stripped down review (well, by my standards), or
completely miss out on these sneak peaks, so short and simple it is.
Professor Oak’s Visit (POV for short) is a new Supporter. Is there a bad
Professor Oak card? The original Professor Oak was amazing and utterly
broken. Professor Oak’s Research is still a great, solid Supporter, and now
POV should start seeing play as soon as it is actually available. For decks
that don’t gain anything from cards being in the discard, this will probably
become the de facto “straight draw card”. While hand size may decrease
(between Team Galactic’s Wager and Team Galactic’s Mars), it can still be
annoying when every Supporter is searching for a few, restricted choice
cards or shuffle your hand away before you draw. POV is that great “draw
three” we are all used to, but instead of discarding (before or after the
draw) or shuffling in before (like Bill’s Maintenance), it is after, and
that is huge. Unlike Bill’s Maintenance, it isn’t going to be dead if it is
the only card in hand. Conservative-style players have a new friend, and
given that we lack big recycle cards like Town Volunteers and hand or deck
cards like Pokémon Retriever, throwing cards away can be fairly bad.
Michael from Denmark
2 worlds and 4
Proffesor Oaks visit
Worse or better than TV-reporter?
On the plus side you don’t lose your card forever but
most deck playing Tv reporter uses the discard pile as a
Flygon, blaziken, Meatknigt the list goes on. This means
that Oak is only going to be used if it is good enough
draw whether this is only time will decide.
Unlimited - There are much better trainers in this
Modified - It's like TV Reporter, but instead of
discarding a card from your hand you put it on the
bottom of your deck. You'll have to decide which to use
based on what your deck is like. If you use a lot of
cards that are worth discarding mid-late game, use TVR
so you can thin your hand size and draw into more useful
cards after a Team Galactic's Wager. If discarding a
card with TVR would hurt your deck, use Prof Oak's
Limited - You need all the draw you can get in this
Here we have yet
another Professor based card. Falling in line behind
Oak's Research, PETM, Prof. Birch, Prof Cozmo's, and
A fairly simply draw card, and its for 3 cards as usual
for a blind drawing card. The big raw draw power card of
choice is TV Reporter, getting to draw your 3 before
choosing your discard. There are still some I see using
Holon Adventurer, but the discard is before the draw.
Bill's Maintenance is just kinda lame, losing the card
into the deck before you draw, and running the risk of
re-drawing the card you decided to get rid of.
Prof. Oak's Visit gets the basic 3 card just like
everyone else. The only real change between this card
and everything else in the format, is where the extra
card goes. The card returns to you deck like with
Bill's, but its after the draw, allowing you to get 3
brand new cards. And also allowing you to keep all your
deck's cards without discarding.
Unlimited: 1 Too slow, 3 is great, but there's enough
draw power here.
Modified: 3.5 Same as everything else, just a matter
of taste. The .5 is for getting the keep the card
instead of discarding it.
Limited: 5 A no loss draw 3 in limited? You' be
foolish not to take this one.