Minnesota XY Furious Fists Prerelease Trainers, step in the ring and fire up your ferocity for the Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists expansion! Brace yourselves for a grand tournament unlike any before with Mega Lucario-EX and Mega Heracross-EX! And, as the competition intensifies, a host of Pokémon appear for the first time in the Pokémon TCG—each one eager to prove itself as a master of battle! With a team backed by brand-new Trainer cards to power up your Fighting-type Pokémon, your opponents will be left wondering what hit them! The XY—Furious Fists expansion introduces even more incredible Mega Evolution Pokémon, ready to add more power and strategic advantage to your next deck. The Fighting-type Mega Lucario-EX, with its devastating Rising Fist attack, and the Grass-type Mega Heracross-EX, with its Big Bang Horn attack, are just a few examples of Pokémon now available to carry you to victory. The stream of hard-hitting Pokémon-EX continues, too. Dragonite-EX and Hawlucha-EX are just a couple of the latest Pokémon-EX that can shift the tide of battle as soon as they’re played. And of course, all Mega Evolution Pokémon are also Pokémon-EX, adding to the dominance of these incredible cards! Punch up your next deck with the huge number of Fighting-type Pokémon in the latest expansion. Pokémon such as Machamp, Tyrantrum, and Hariyama are easy building blocks. Then add the Fighting Stadium and Strong Energy to maximize the potential of these awesome Pokémon! The right combination of the new Fighting-type Pokémon and Trainer cards can lead you to an early knockout against your next opponents. Highlander Games Saturday, August 2nd 3952 Central Ave. NE Columbia Heights, Minnesota 55421 (763) 706-0859 Prerelease: Noon Registration, 12:30am Start Dreamer's Cards Sunday, August 3rd 3015 Utah Ave South Saint Louis Park, MN 55426 (952) 938-8163 Prerelease: Noon Registration, 12:30 Start The Source Comics and Games Saturday, August 9th 2057 Snelling Ave North Roseville, Minnesota 55113 651-645-0386 Prerelease: 10:00am Registration, 10:30am Start Outpost 2000 Sunday, August 10th 538Northdale Blvd. NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448 (763) 585-1049 Prerelease: Noon Registration, 12:30 Start - Furious Fists Prerelease - Main Event Cost: $30 for 6 boosters to build the deck you'll play in the tournament, plus a special Promo Card for everyone, while supplies last! And I CAN tell you that you'll love them! Plus 2 more packs at the end of the tournement! So you get more than $35 worth of products for only a $30 entrance fee! And before they even go on sale to the public! Such a deal!! Main event - Each player will receive 6 booster packs of the new set (to keep) and may start opening their packs when we tell everyone to go. Players will each build their own 40 card deck to play (using only those cards from the 6 packs, no trading cards with others until after the Tourney) and will also decide how many energies they will want to include in their decks (basic energies are provided at the event). Everyone will then have 30 minutes to build their decks, using only the cards from the packs they received. That totally levels the playing field... because from the best player around to the newest youngster there, everyone has an equal chance at this tourney because you never know what cards you'll get in your packs! That's what makes it so fun! And don't worry, it's not really that hard to build your own deck... generally there aren't a whole lot of trainers in a set, so you'll usually want to include as many of them that will be helpful as you can. You want to make sure you have as many basic Pokemon as you can, and include any evolutions that you might have been lucky enough to get as well. Try to keep your deck to 2 or 3 types, like Fire and Electric or whichever, because that will be helpful to you in drawing the particular energies you need for your Pokemon's attacks. Of course Colorless type Pokemon can fit nicely into any type of deck since they can use any type of energy you happen to have. Since your deck needs to be 40 cards in total, a relatively simple rule of thumb would be 20 energies and 20 in any combination of basics, their evolutions (if you got any), and trainers. Then, just decide how many of which type of energies you'll need to get by looking over the energy requirements for your Pokemon's attacks. And that's pretty much all there is to it! But why am I telling you all of this, when you can just watch the vids and see what you could potentially get at a Prerelease ^_^. For all your Minneapolis Premier Tournament information, be sure to check out the Midwest Pokemon website. I will be recording various games and openings throughout the weekend. We'll see what I'm able to get ^_^. Information thankfully stolen from Pokemama's website.