Have 3 Great Encounters In Virginia!

Discussion in 'Prerelease Tournaments' started by totoro, Jan 18, 2008.

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  1. totoro

    totoro Active Member

    The latest and greatest Diamond/Pearl set is coming your way, Virginia, and you can play at 1, 2 or all 3!!

    Encounter 1
    Saturday Feb 2
    Hobby Works
    9650 Main St.
    Fairfax, VA 22031
    11:30 Registration

    Join us for one of America's Largest Prerelease Turnouts!
    New players can try the Theme Deck Challenge if they prefer (until my theme decks run out!)

    Encounter 2
    Saturday Feb 9
    Game Parlor
    14400 Smoketown Dr.
    Woodbridge, VA 22192
    11:00 Registration

    Encounter 3
    Sunday Feb 10
    Richmond Comix
    14249 Midlothian Pike
    Midlothian, VA 23113
    11:30 Registration

    Midlo needs preregistration, so call Frank at (804) 594-2845 for this one

    Admission is $25.00 and all players keep all their krinkly packs of goodness!! Regular pre is 6 packs for deck construction + 2 additional packs at the event's conclusion. TDC is theme deck to play with + 4 additional packs at event's conclusion. Of course, we'll have door prizes, too!!! All pariticipants will receive a stamped prerelease card and card sleeves (while supplies last), so c'mon and join the fun!
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2008
  2. Ascension

    Ascension New Member

    Will the theme deck challenge be after the main event at Fairfax and will it be at any other location?
  3. kevstoy

    kevstoy New Member

    How does the theme deck challenge work?
  4. Lucario EX

    Lucario EX Moderator<br>Fanfic Contest Host

    I don't know, but I think it would be simultaneous. IIRC you play in one or the other, not both.

    What do you mean?
  5. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    Good! Advertise an event at the FX location which no one knows anything about :redface: . The last time I actually played one was at the 1st US Nats after WotC lost the license. Isn't a theme deck challenge a theme deck + 2 boosters and then 2 more at the event's conclusion?

    Yes, the theme deck challenge is not a side event. You choose one.
  6. Raikou Trainer

    Raikou Trainer New Member

    Hopefully I'll be able to make it to both Fairfax and Woodbridge. Kinda ironic that the Woodbridge prerelease is on the day after my b-day.
  7. totoro

    totoro Active Member

    Rules are on the OP site (I think!) It is an either/or; you can't do both. Basically, its purpose is for those who don't feel comfortable taking six packs and turning them into a deck to still have fun at a prerelease. You get a theme deck from the new set (there are 3 this time to add to the variety) and play against other TDC participants in standard 6 prize games--but the TDC is nonsanctioned. At the end of the event, you keep the theme deck and get 4 boosters. (Plus the promo stuff) I wll allow the TDC to be a parent/junior age child event--if they want to work together, that's ok. Since this is the first one of these I've done (to my knowledge, the previous PTO never did them, either) I've ordered a limited number of theme decks. But, even if only 2 want to do this, it has potential--primarily for newer players.
  8. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    Time was that was the last site that any of my players visited :lol:. I think it has become more popular in the last few months though :wink:.

    I thought you reduced the deck size to 40 cards :confused: .

    The last time I remember Sensei doing it was when Arundel Mills Mall, MD, was the closest tournament spot to NoVA. So, we're talking ancient times.
  9. totoro

    totoro Active Member

    Nope, it's a straight-out-of-the-box deck. No building whatsoever. Any building (or de-buidling) might intimidate new players. The 4 extra boosters are post-event.
  10. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    Battle of the Theme Decks :biggrin:
  11. The King Of Magikarps

    The King Of Magikarps Active Member

    I'm doing the TDC in fairfax and regualar at Midlo. I think the TDC will be a welcome addition to the prerelease.
  12. Fox McCloud

    Fox McCloud New Member

    I'll be in Fairfax, and I reckon I'll be in Woodbridge, but I'm not so sure.
  13. Arbok14

    Arbok14 New Member

    Whoo, I definitely hope to make one! Have to protect my title.
  14. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    hum..... wait, the Fairfax event is NEXT week?! :eek: . jk, totoro :wink: *sneaks off to make arrangements*
  15. totoro

    totoro Active Member

    Midlothian on the 10th is just about at capacity (as of Saturday the 26th!!) Quite possibly the earliest capacity prerelease in Richmond Comix history. Oh well, still LOTS of room this coming Saturday in Fairfax (right, SC??)

    Top Door Prize this Saturday in Fairfax--Darkrai deckbox from Japan--this was a DP3 deckbox, but remember, we're getting Darkrai a bit out-of-sequence. This is my LAST Darkrai box, so one will NOT be offered in Woodbridge or Midlo.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2008
  16. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    haha good! :rolleyes:
  17. Ascension

    Ascension New Member

    Tim says Good in that creepy way his boss says it and everybody couldn't stop saying at league.
  18. totoro

    totoro Active Member

    Last two prereleases in Fairfax have been among the largest attended prereleases, well, anywhere! I'm sure Tim would appreciate it if any folks planning on coming could bring a folding chair (or 2, or 3, or.....) Heck, we could probably even handle another table as well. We've got the space in the "mall" area, but until Hobby Works wakes up and purchases some of this stuff (feel free to drop hints to them on Saturday) we'll have to do it this way. PM ShadowCard and he'll let you know his exact needs.
  19. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    Note that no raffle program is currently in place for any chairs/tables brought.

    If all else fails, I have a back-up plan involving RC racetrack :biggrin:

    Good! No, wait, bad. What do you mean "creepy"? We all find it funny.
  20. totoro

    totoro Active Member

    Lessssee, it was 78 for MT in Fairfax then a huge drop to a teeeny, paltry group of 65 for SW.

    *gulp* did I just say 65?? To steal from Roy Scheider in Jaws, "We're gonna need a bigger store"

    Bring chairs, guys--I'll bring the cardz.

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