Hello to one and all! My name is Jamie Brian Arthur Turner and today I am writing about a topic that is close to my heart: “The Spirit of the Game”. Undoubtedly, the Pokémon Trading Card Game has become vastly more competitive over recent years with considerably more prizes, points and money on the line at tournaments. For some players, these “prizes” make winning a necessity and lead some people to become so fixated and obsessed with winning that a loss can ruin their tournament experience completely.
Yet, it is important to remember why we started to play Pokémon. Ultimately, the reason I began to play this game was to have fun with my friends and hopefully be lucky enough to travel the world, meet new people, and compete in foreign lands. Of course, it is always a pleasure to win but winning should not detract from your experience in the game and determine whether you are having a good time or not. With this being said, I want to discuss a few points that I think perfectly embody “The Spirit of the Game”.
These points are only a brief list of some things that I would classify as being part of “The Spirit of the Game”. Despite the prizes being highly coveted and sought after, winning is not the be-all-end-all. The main reason we play Pokémon is to have fun, travel around the world with our friends and maybe (if we are lucky) win while we do it with a smile on our face, surrounded by good friends in beautiful places.
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