Rantoul’s Plasma Blast Prerelease 8/10/13
Sat Aug 10, 2013
Rantoul Public Library
106 W. Flessner
Rantoul, Illinois 61866
(Please park across the street, just north of the library)
9:30 am Registration, we open packs at 10am
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So what time does the fun start?
Registration opens at:
9:30am (open packs at 10am)
The first 30 players who Preregister with me will be Guaranteed to receive a cool Promo item and a Prerelease Promo Card but supplies are limited – Preregister now! (Besides, everyone who Preregisters will be entered in a special drawing for 4 more packs, so why not do it now!)
EMAILing me is the best(there’s a link on the right side of the page here) or call me (Camille 608-322-0549) to Preregister – leave a message with your name, POP ID, Birthdate, and mention it’s for Rantoul.
Here’s information on this exciting new set from the Pokemon Website:
Challenges ring out, Pokémon duel, and the battle for Unova enters the next chapter in the Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Plasma Blast expansion! With Virizion-EX by your side, you must lead the counterattack against the failing forces of Team Plasma as they mount their last stand behind the twinned might of Team Plasma Dialga-EXand Palkia-EX! Victory is within your grasp, when suddenly you face your greatest test…the mighty and mysterious Genesect-EX takes the battlefield, supported by devastating ACE SPEC cards that give it additional attacks! Trainers, it’s time to break the ice!
Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Plasma Blast is the latest expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game franchise and will be available in stores on August 14, 2013, bringing over 100 new cards to collect and play.
Key Features of the Pokémon TCG:Black & White—Plasma Blast Expansion:
- Team Plasma cards—A unique blue border and Team Plasma shield adorn each Team Plasma card
- Six new Pokémon-EX cards and five full-art Pokémon-EX rare Ultra cards—New, powerful Pokémon-EX include Genesect-EX, Kyurem-EX, Palkia-EX, and Dialga-EX
- Four new ACE SPEC cards—Incredibly powerful Trainer cards. Only one ACE SPECcard is allowed in each player’s deck
Black & White—Plasma Blast theme decks and booster packs include an in-pack code card that unlocks virtual cards from theBlack & White—Plasma Blast expansion for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online at www.pokemon.com/tcgo.
Here are the details on the Prerelease!
- Main Event -
Cost: $30 for 6 boosters to build the deck you’ll play in the tournament, plus a special Promo Card and a cool Promo item for everyone, while supplies last! And I CAN tell you that you’ll love them! Plus 2 more packs at the end of the tournament!
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!
Remember, it’s a tournament for fun, so don’t stress over building ‘the perfect deck’… just have fun with it!
Once the decks are built, the tourney will begin. For this event you play for 4 prizes with 20 minute rounds, and we usually play for 3 rounds. Also keep in mind the spirit of a Prerelease is non-competitive, with no real pressure to win, which is why everyone will receive prize packs at the end. The main thing is to have fun & check out all the new cards!
Prizes:ALL participants who finish will receive 2 more Plasma Freeze prize packs at the end of the tourney
(making a total of 8 packs, PLUS the surprise item and the Promo card)
Want to get some extra booster packs? Bring in your friends, neighbors, parents… for every new person you bring in to play the Main Event I’ll give you a bonus pack! Let’s face it, Pokemon is a GREAT game, we ALL love it, and it’s MORE fun the more people who play! This is going to be a VERY exciting new set! You won’t want to miss it!!
Door Prizes - Of course , we’ll have random pack giveaways throughout the day, but I also have some other cool door prizes to give out… and I’ll even give out a free Pass to our next Prerelease! You can be sure we’ll have a good time!
PokeMama’s Pokemon hat giveaway - Of course I’ll be making some hats of the new Pokemon to give away so be sure to come! You might get lucky and win one!
How/when can I pay for the event? You can pay on the day of the event by cash or check (made out to Camille Peltier-Robson) or you may pay in advance with Credit Card by Paypal if you wish (email Camille for details)
If you still want to know more on what you get, check out Camille’s 5 minute video on What you get for your $$ at a Prerelease… (there may be slight variances now from what’s pictured as this one was from Dark Explorers)
And if you still want to know even more about what a Prerelease is like, check out this funny 11 minute video of my 2 sons (Marriland & Edison) at the Boundaries Crossed Prerelease at Top Cut Comics in Rockford IL… So much fun!!
Again, Contact me to Preregister to let me know if you plan to attend, so I can make sure a seat is saved for you! Those who preregister will be entered in a special drawing for 4 Booster Packs!