Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by Brawler, Jul 9, 2008.
Partly, but mostly its a test of "who can pull the best cards?" contest.
And? Why does every tournament have to be a strict test of skill? Why can't their be a fun tournament?
I'm just saying, as fun as it is, skill is tested.
it is but darthpikas just jealous that he has no skills of "who can pull the best card" jk, so u cant use any prerelese cards for worlds right?
No. The set has to be out, and it comes out the week after worlds.
im not the only one to notice this then?!
yep, that's bashi-kun for ya. every prelease he went to, he pulled an ex/Lv.X, and other cards that work together, i just get crud.
I've yet to get a Lv.X at prerelease..hopefully it'll be different this time.
It looks like a great card. Bill and a Plus Power all in the same card. Notice that the 2 vs 2 language has returned. It seems like it was missing from the previous couple of sets.
I think there is a decent amount of skill involved in the prereleases, not just in gameplay, but the in-the-spot deckbuilding, which I believe is very important to how well you do. It's true that the people who get several copies of the best cards would probably win, but if they couldn't build a good deck, they still couldn't win.
Since Buck's Training is the prerelease promo, this means that no one is going to play it :lol:
sigh. i think i will probably only go to one since i dont have a ride for the other. tim u going to any other than fairfax?
I would say it's 45% skill and 55% what you get. I was judging a GE prerelease and I saw someone pull a Darkrai Lv.X and 2 regular Darkrai. I thought "Ok, this guy is going to win this". Then he came up to get his energy and asked for 30 energy.:frown: I think he only ended up with one win.
...................................................................;;;;;...........................................;;;;;;;;;;; thats disapointing but nooobs do that so they can learn and get more experiance. YES i might be able to go to 2!
Correct, Legends Awakened will be illegal for worlds.
I remember when you used to get boxes if you won. I won the FRLG prerelease, and it was the last one where the winner got a box.
and there also used to be cheating, and the necessity for set lists to be filled out, and deck swaps (...try explaining to an 8 y/o why they don't get to keep that shiny "whatever" card they opened in their packs =/ ) when there was a box for the winner...
sorry, i don't miss those days at all.
lol. good thing i wasnt playing back then.
deck swaps and set lists i'm confused :frown: if someone could explain how that used to work would be appricated as our league didn't do a pre release tourny until dragon frontiers and prize distribution was really fair not top heavy like that sounds like
in the 'good old days' of a box for first place at prereleases, we had to take steps to prevent cheating because of the prize at stake.
thus, the deck swap: players would open their packs and then register their pulls on a printed set list. they would have to tally how many of each card they had and make sure the list added up to 54 ( 6 packs x 9 cards/pack). THEN the cards and list were bundled and left on the table, and the players cleared from the room.
after the room was cleared, players were re-seated randomly and the cards and list at the seat was what they used to build their deck, and was what they kept...NOT what they opened.
as i said, explaining to an 8 y/o and their parents just why they didn't get to keep all those nice shiny cards they opened was not much fun for the judges/organizers. especially when the reason we had to do so was to prevent cheating...
again, i don't miss this a bit and i'm sure other judges/TOs don't either.
Who has actually done/used the "Deck Swap"?
PokeMom, for someone who claims to not like it, you sure do push it as an option a lot.
I don't see why anything has to be explined to the 8-year-old. The 8-year-old, or the parents, would have dropped from the event before any shiny cards were swapped.
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