|04/17/2010, 10:37 PM||#1|
Randy Arnold's NorthWest Regionals Top16 report Seniors
Well I really am not the person kind of person who likes to write reports but whatever.
So friday my 24-year old brother comes to stay the night since his friend kelly is driving us to the event in the morning. It's his first event and her's. So we wake up and dad bought us donuts for the win. While we wait for kelly to pick us up, ryan and I watch a couple episodes of Avatar: TLA (The Last Airbender). She shows up and we drive there. We talk and such on the way there. Then we get there about 9am,45 mins left to register. So Chris helps us by getting two theme decks to borrow for them and we fill the stuff out. Then they play a couple games to learn. Kelly learns it sorta quickly and helps ryan. I go hang out with seth and crew, get a BTS from Taylor for my deck. BTW I am running Tyranitar.
Round 1 : Randy Arnold Vs some person running Jumpluff/ random stuff
So I see while he's shuffling that he's using a varient of Jumpluff. So I'm thinking this is going to be like a "Ehh" match-up. I get sableye start and start setting up. Now I don't remember 100% of the game but I know he nevers gets a jumpluff out and I just steamroll him.
So Ryan and Kelly are like "These decks suck" So we go to the store at the venue and they buy some packs and penny sleeves. Kelly buys a few packs and one of them is a Heartgold Soulsilver pack and she pulls top half of Lugia Legend. I was like :0. Then we wait for pairings.
Round 2 : Randy Arnold vs Forgot who
Hes running Regigiggles. So I just try to set-up t-tar. I think this is like one of out the freaking 4-5 times I don't get a Sableye start. (FTL!)
But I just start steamrolling and by turn 3-4 I get Dusknoir DP out and Dark Palm his Regigigges pop 9 on the bench with 2-3 energys. He was so mad. Basically I took more prizes and kept Dark Palming.
Round 3: Randy Arnold vs Olliver B (Good friend of mine that I see at almost all my leagues. :) )
So I know he's playing gyrados because he's been playing it for a long time now. I'm thinking I have to play my best to win and stuff.
I think I got some crappy start or whatever.
But I take like 2-3 maybe 4 prizes, but he wins.
Round 4: Randy Arnold vs Quinn from Washington I think
Knowing that if I win at least 3 more, I can make Top 16. I still try to win. So I basically get the worst set-up for the day, everytime I bench a Larvitar, he just snipes it with Garchomp C (LuxChomp of course)
So I'm like FML. But finally I get a t-tar going and get a Dusknoir and I'm like YEAH! He has 2 prizes cards to my still remaining 6. Basically the whole game is him bright looking once, tail coding my DCEs to my claydol, luckily I have one in my hand so it doesn't hurt me. Me KOing stuff and dark palming two freshly benched Garchomp C's. Because if I dark palmed luxray, he'd just snipe a uxie/claydol for another prize. Where he needed 1 energy, a energy gain and either a crobat or another energy to KO something on the bench with Luxray. Where if he bright looked I got another energy and it would help me. Finally once he's like out of garchomp C's on the bench I dark palm away his luxray. I also play a nicely timed Wager for the win.
I won. Here is why he lost 1. Having crap draw for like 85% of the game 2. Me finally getting out claydol/t-tar/dusknoir 3. Him making misplays that give me energy 4. just some misplays
That is one of the reasons I stopped playing LuxChomp, I made so many misplays and it's the best deck if you do perfectly, it sucks if you make misplays. T-Tar was just so simple
so 3-1 (only 3 more wins and I make it in)
Ok now my brain is all like Woo... from the whole day.
But basically Here's the lay down of the rest of the day
Lost another game, forgot what round, was to my good friend Robin hood and his blissey deck. Won 2 matches, but forgot one of them.
One was to this Flyphan that had like no draw. (When I first saw my matchup I was all like FML. :)
I went 5-2 and made top 16! FTW
I played this kid kobi, he played a unique deck. Gengar SF/Shuppet Donk or w/e
It worked wonders, and I lost.
But I got 9 packs! Pulled Magaiunm prime and bottom half of ho-oh legend
NANETTE FOR MAKING ME THE BEST DICE BAG EVAR!
THE LADY WHO MADE THE MIRROR DECKBOXES AND GIVING THEM AWAY AND ME GETTING ONE
Seth for telling me about my ripped pants
Wearing a sweatshire to cover my rip
Chris C, better known as Mr. Raichu for suggesting T-Tar to me
My friend ben for giving me half of the list I used.
Taylor for the BTS
Kelly for driving me or I won't have gone
Team relick winning seniors team championship and master relick team taking 4th
Pizza hut Large cheese pizza with cheese filled crust
Dusknoir Dark Palm
Kelly for buying like a lot of packs and getting like 2 top halfs of lugia legend, blissy prime, Rypehior Lv.x, and such
My brother Ryan and kelly getting hooked to the game
Dr.K Cheap Generic brand Dr.Pepper ftw!
RIPPED PANTS GIVING ME LOTS OF GOOD KARMA!
Like 5/9 games having no freaking sableye start when it's the only pokemon I ran 4 of.
Riley not making topz
Putting 2 SSU in the deck and never used them or needed them
pokemon collector being useful only once!
LuxChomp not wanting me to win
Having 2/3 of the last cans in my 12-pack taken.
Oh and before I forget Bad starts
Not havng sableye start but having them clog up my hand.
If you want my list. Here is my exact list I used.
1-1 dusknoir dp
1 unown g
4 rare candy
3 pokemon communication
2 expert belt
2 super scoop up
1 broken time space
1 team galactic wager
1 pokemon collector
1 vs seeker
7 basic dark
4 double colorless energy
See you all at battle rounds spring and Unleashed Prereleases.
Last edited by Lion King; 04/18/2010 at 01:57 PM.
|04/17/2010, 10:43 PM||#2|
Nice job. This was a really fun tourney.
-Top 16 Oregon States '11 Seniors - Top 4 Northwest Regionals '11 Seniors - Top 16 US Nationals '11 Seniors - Worlds Competitor '11 Seniors - Top 8 Oregon State Championship '12 Masters - Top 128 US Nationals '12 Masters - Multiple City Championship and Battle Road Wins-