Join us in Rockford for our Roaring Skies Prerelease!
Sat April 25th
Top Cut Comics – Loves Park
5600 N. 2nd St
Rockford IL 61111
9am or 1pm
(includes 6 packs to build deck for tourney, 2 prize packs at end,
and a Cool Promo Card for the 1st 120 players)
You will NOT want to miss this one!
Click ‘More’ for all the details on this awesome event!
So what time does the fun start?
Registration opens at:
9am (open packs at 9:30) for the morning one
or 1pm (open packs at 1:30) for the afternoon one
No need to Preregister but you will need your POP ID number and birthdate to sign in there. If you don’t remember your number, contact me ahead of time and I’ll give it to you. If you have never had one yet, I’ll assign you one there.
Here’s information on this exciting new set from the Pokemon Website:
Ride the winds of battle with the Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies expansion! Ascend to the clouds and soar to victory with over 100 new cards, including 4 new Mega Evolution Pokémon and 7 other new Pokémon-EX. Diving from the edge of space, Mega Rayquaza-EX makes its magnificent debut while Mega Latios-EX and a horde of Dragon-type Pokémon bellow their challenge. High-flying superstars such as Deoxys, Dragonite, Zekrom, Hydreigon-EX, and Thundurus-EX call you to battle higher, faster, stronger. And with all-new boosts like Mega Turbo and Double Dragon Energy cards, the sky’s the limit in the XY—Roaring Skies expansion!
The XY—Roaring Skies expansion includes:
- Over 100 new cards to collect and play
- 11 new Pokémon-EX, including 4 new Mega Evolution Pokémon, and 9 new full-art rare Ultra Pokémon-EX cards
- 17 Trainer cards, including two rare Ultra cards, and a new Special Energy card add new depth and tactics to Pokémon TCG
- Two new theme decks designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG
- Code cards in theme decks and booster packs that unlock virtual cards from the XY—Roaring Skies expansion for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
Look for the XY—Roaring Skies expansion in stores and on PokemonCenter.com starting May 6, 2015.
Here are the details on the Prerelease!
- Main Event -
Cost: $25 for 6 boosters to build the deck you’ll play in the tournament, plus a special Promo Card 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 prize packs at the end of the tourney
(making a total of 8 packs, PLUS the Promo card)
- Draft Side Event -
Only players who have participated in the Main Prerelease may play in the Side Event afterwards. We’ll have sign ups and details at the store.
$15 DRAFT- Here’s something new and fun for those of you who play in the Prerelease… after the morning event AND after the afternoon event we’ll be having 8 player 4 pack draft side events for $15, so if you finished up your fun time playing in the Prerelease and just wish you could keep going for some MORE fun, then sign up for the Draft afterwards! It’s a blast! We’ll keep them going in pods of 8 players. Winner gets 4 packs.
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 and this is the very first day it’s available too! You won’t want to miss it!!
Door Prizes - Of course , we’ll have some random giveaways throughout the day, including one of the cool Pokemon hats I make!! You can be sure we’ll have a good time!
‘Support the Store’ Raffle - As a thank you to Top Cut Comics for hosting our event, I’d like to encourage our players to purchase items from their store. Show me your receipt for items that you purchase there from now until the Prerelease, and I’ll give you a Raffle ticket. Spend $5 or more and I’ll give you an extra raffle ticket for each extra $5 you spend! The more you spend in the store, the more chances you get! After all the main rounds are finished, I’ll draw a lucky number to win 3 booster packs.
PokeMama’s Pokemon hat giveaway - Of course I’ll be making some hats of the Pokemon in the set to give away at both the morning and afternoon events! So be sure to come! You might get lucky and win one!
Be sure to come to the Prerelease so you can get to see what’s inside before they even go on sale to the public! Check out the OP website for more info on some of the cards!
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 simple details)
Also… if you want to come and play, but can’t afford it, I have an option for you…I have a Sponsor Program…
Sometimes I have regular players who, for whatever reason, can’t make it to the Prerelease (have to work, will be out of town, etc) but still don’t want to miss out, so they need someone to fill in for them. And sometimes I have players who don’t want to miss out on the fun of the Prerelease but just can’t afford it. So I’ve got a program to match them up so everyone is happy. Here’s how it works…If you help as a sponsored player, you play on someone’s behalf – they pay for your entry, they get the packs and promos since they’ve paid for it, and you get to play in the tournament. You open the 6 packs, build the deck, and put the leftover cards in a baggie that I mark for the Sponsor. You then play in the tourney, and after the tourney, they get the 2 booster packs you’d receive at the end along with the Promo Item and the Promo card and the baggie with the rest of the cards, but you get to keep any door prizes you win or any bonus packs (like if you bring a new player) and you get a pack for helping them out.
So, in a nutshell, they pay your entry fee and will get the cards, promo item and promo card, but you get the fun of actually being able to still participate in the tourney and seeing all the new cards, and get to keep any door prizes you might win. Plus you’ll get a booster pack for helping out. It’s a win-win situation for those players who either can’t make it to the event, or for those who can’t afford to come to it otherwise.
Contact me if you need a sponsor or want to be one. I’ve currently got several spots that I need Sponsored Players for. So contact me 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!!
This will be a GREAT fun time! You’re definitely going to want to be here for this one
and bring all your friends along too!
See you there!!