The Player

Issue 2

30th August, 2014

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Cover art by Andrew

Editors' Notes

Editors Scene and Vacate reflect upon and share their thoughts about this issue of The Player.

Interview with Darnell

shaymin interviews the winner of the staff interview poll: Pokémon Showdown! moderator Darnell!

The Wi-Fi Economy

Who knew economics and Pokémon could ever be so closely related? Shgeldz explains how by detailing the backbone of the popular Wi-Fi room.

Introduction to Tier Rooms

Listen to Antemortem as he talks about the purposes of the various tier rooms.

All About Scripted Tournaments

Room Owner of the Tournaments room, Scene, provides tips regarding the tournaments script so room auth can make the best of the system.

Room Introductions and Descriptions

CrushinDefeat analyses room introductions and how they can provide an effective welcoming to a room.

How to Make Scavenger Hunts

The Scavengers room needs hunts to thrive and in this article Spydreigon gives you the run down on how you can make your own!

How to Win Scavenger Hunts

Snaquaza takes a look at how to win even the toughest scavenger hunts.

The PS! Forum

Kangaaroo introduces you to the different resources available in the Pokémon Showdown! forum on Smogon.

Introduction to Text Quest

Spydreigon, Room Owner of the Text Quest room, takes a look at the basis of the popular text-based RPG!

Battle Spot and You August: Pikachu Tournamentchu

Antemortem reflects on the recent Battle Spot tournament by highlighting some of the most prominent threats in the metagame.

The Studio's Artist of the Month: Savant

Evir and other panelists from The Studio showcase the work of musician Savant.

Recently on PS!

Get caught up on all the latest news and promotions from the Pokémon Showdown! server!