Prerelease Report - Leicester UK Great Encounters - Feb 2008 Winners' Report

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  1. Freddy K.

    Freddy K. New Member

    This was my draft deck for the Prerelease in Leicester UK today.

    Anger Management Mudkip
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    20 Pokémon

    1 Lunatone - C for 20 = awesome as Colourless Fighting weak Pokémon seemed to dominate this set.
    1 Weedle - find my basics <3
    1 Lapras - (W) Carry in could find my Felicity's drawing and also Leftovers as well as a W energy. I could then start attacking for 20 and heal for 20 per turn.
    2 Mudkip - Anger Management Mudkip. CCC Endeavour 30 plus two flips for an additional 20+20. Mudkip doing 70 for a KO turned a game for me.
    2/2 Grovyle - I didn't think the Treecko would help but it was great against the Water Pokémon that seemed to make up the numbers in the deck. Absorb (C)(G) 20 and heal 10 was great to stall for time. Groyle's (G)(G) 30 and poison won me lots of prizes.
    1/1 Pelliper - excellent to clear out a Hariyama which won me the third round. Energy Acceleration with Guzzle meant I could use Jet Return and then wait until the last prize needed to be won.
    1 Togepi - I liked the (C) Find a Friend attack, it helped in one match as I hit the heads and found something crucial to evolve into.
    1/1 Granbull - Snubull helped immensely against players who benched high retreat Pokémon like Wailmer. It was good to bring those out and buy myself a few extra turns while setting up. Granbull would hit for 30 and reduce damage inflicted by 20 - excellent for ducking under low damage attacks that dominate in Draft. I never got to use Rage though as Pelipper helped me, but it was an option.
    1 Wailmer - I quite liked the idea of having this in to hit a benched damaged Pokémon for 10 and maybe an extra prize. CCC Ram for 30 would have helped if I faced a Fire deck. I never got to use it though.
    2/2/1 Wigglytuff - this won me many prizes. Iggybuff drew for three cards each turn, it was insane. Jigglypuff removed damage, protected itself for 20 damage while hitting out 20 for (C)(C), while Wigglytuff would hit out 60 for (C)(C). Amazing card.

    2 Trainers

    Leftovers Tool - heal 10 inbetween turns. Nice!
    Felicity's Drawing - excellent to use in Draft.

    18 Energy

    11 Water
    7 Grass

    The other players in the tournament were experienced YGO players and so knew how to draft well. They all knew how to play Pokémon well too, which was a nice surprise to find out especially as this was the first major tournament for this new league that started up last month.
    We played Matchplay.

    Game 1 - Sceptile/Swampert
    This player had a Swampert and a Sceptile line which I feared but I never saw any of the Swampert line. Grovyle did make appearances. He started up with Puruglys and Glameows. He also used Pelippers and a Cacturne line but he couldn't really get anything set up as his Pokémon didn't having thesearching capabilities that mine had. I won both Matchplays winning all prizes.
    1-0 (2-0)

    Game 2 - Togetic/Latios
    The Togetics were scary and easy to set up - I think he had a 2/2 line of those. He benched Wailmer and I brought that in with Snubbull, which bought me the time that I needed to set up my Pelipper and Grovyles. He had a Houndour and a Slugma which didn't do very much against Mudkips. Anger Management Mudkip KO'ed a fully powered Togetic and the first game was won after that with a fully powered Wiggly busting out. The second game I managed to win using Pelipper I believe, after setting up with Granbull and winning the first few prizes with Wiggly and Grovyles.
    2-0 (4-0)

    Game 3 - Hariyama/Pelipper
    This was hard but I played it well I think, I had to sacrifice a Lapras and a Mudkipas my first game started slow. He played Rendezvous Luvdisc which is manic in draft. He then set up Pelipper and I thought I'd lose this one but pelipper shuffles energy back in the deck and he didn't have anything to support so I managed to KO that with Granbull. He then brought up Hariyama but I managed to KO that with my own Pelipper. I finally brought out Wigglytuff to finish the job off. The second game was very similar to the first.
    3-0 (6-0)

    I won the prerelease and got 3 packs, one was a Darkrai but not the Lv X. I traded for a Pachirisu and a few other rares. All in all a good day's work.

    PROPS
    - Team HB (insert 1337ist quote here)
    - TRUK (just because...)
    - Anger Management Mudkip <3
    - Wigglytuff (Craig Ting would be so proud...)
    - Phoenix Games (Phione-ix Games!!11one!LOLL) for a great venue, nice crowd and well-organised tourney.
    - Cool being a player again
    - when did I last win a prerelease? (note: I was TOing for a long time...)
    - winning
    - good traders
    - no annoying Londoners
    - peanut M&Ms!!
    - 6-0! 6-0! 6-0!

    SLOPS
    - I miss Judge's support ='(
    - had to cut the day short as I needed to meet partner in town

    Next stop - City Championships. :smile:

    ~fK :thumb:
     
  2. NoPoke

    NoPoke New Member

    Iggly +Wiggly is very good and truely insane in Mutant.

    I can't find the Leicester event on the OP website :'(
     
  3. Tego

    Tego New Member

    Congrats, Freddy!

    Good to see you back in full action! ;D I love Lunatone's 20-for one attack too.
     
  4. Freddy K.

    Freddy K. New Member

    hey Eskil, np - good to see Team Europe still dominating after all this time too =)

    NoPoke - I have no idea... guess we're waiting for Phione-nix Games to sort that out for us... they _just_ got TOM in so it'll be a matter of time I'm sure...

    ~fK
     
  5. afirule

    afirule New Member

    Great show freddy-o!
    I got leftovers and felicitys in my packs too- weird huh?
     
  6. Freddy K.

    Freddy K. New Member

    Thanks for the props Andy, next week hopefully I'll have a CC report for you guys to enjoy too.

    ~fK
     
  7. thegatekeeper

    thegatekeeper New Member

    Doesnt leftovers only heal after YOUR turn?
     
  8. NoPoke

    NoPoke New Member


    Yes.. Pity really .
     

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