Alright, here's an interesting thread idea. I'll try and keep the following posts updated with links to the specific posts regarding the ideas people have for either cheap decks that they've had decent success with, or decent tech cards that replace other, more expensive cards. The idea is to compile a resource players (new and old) can go to for ideas on how to play the TCG competitively for less. As the title suggests, this thread will only cover decks and options in the HS-__ rotation. Once there is a new rotation, a new thread should be created (since the decklists and cards might become outdated). In general, even if a new set comes out, I don't think that should affect the playability of most budget options, considering they were budget to begin with. Another great way to post decks/techs is to include their total cost (without energies) in your post. I recommend looking things up on http://www.trollandtoad.com to figure it out (and make things standardized). That way when people browse through the list of decks in the OP, they can look at options of deck archetypes and get a general idea of how much it would cost (starting from scratch). If you have budget tech options, include a minimum and maximum cost. An example might be "Pokemon Reversal" instead of "Pokemon Catcher" since running 4 reversals is almost $40 less than running 4 catchers. Sure it's flippy, but that's $40 man. Without further ado, post away! And feel free to post rogue decks, as long as you've tested them with decent success. I'll add, that obviously bargain-hunting is a big part of playing on a budget. And if you're strapped for cash, then you'll almost always find better deals locally than online (unless maybe it's eBay). If nothing more you save on shipping!