THE DAY OF THAT BIG TOURNEY: WHAT I DO FOR PREP – Elijah Douresseau Today is the day. You’ve practiced and practiced, and though you are aiming for the top spot in whatever high-stakes tournament is kicking off in a few hours, you are loose and prepared to play at your best, no matter the outcome. You're thinking clearly, strategizing effectively, and are minimally fouling with misplays. You, Trainer, are ready to compete. But how else do you get ready for the big tournament? How crucial are the 24 hours before, along with the few hours leading up to round one on the day of? As promised, I’ll outline some of my rituals for bigger events and hopefully, you get some encouragement for creating a functional system for yourself. Some immediately might scoff at these introductory paragraphs and think, “It’s just a game!” But the competitive and semi-competitive community sees the Pokémon TCG as something more. That classic opening sequence for the 90’s era Pokémon cart
Galarian Moltres; Making the most of out of Eternatus ##Pokémon - 19 * 4 Crobat V SHF 44 * 4 Eternatus V DAA 116 * 1 Galarian Moltres V CRE 97 * 4 Galarian Zigzagoon SSH 117 * 1 Hoopa DAA 111 * 1 Yveltal TEU 95 * 4 Eternatus VMAX DAA 117 ##Trainer Cards - 32 * 2 Viridian Forest TEU 156 * 2 Energy Switch SSH 162 * 2 Pokémon Communication TEU 152 * 4 Boss's Orders RCL 154 * 2 Reset Stamp UNM 206 * 4 Quick Ball SSH 179 * 4 Professor's Research SSH 178 * 4 Great Ball SSH 164 * 2 Marnie SSH 169 * 4 Switch SSH 183 * 2 Pokégear 3.0 UNB 182 ##Energy - 9 * 9 Darkness Energy SMEnergy 7 Total Cards - 60 Disclaimer: I run a similar deck as above but slightly varied. Let's take a look at cards this time instead of a deck but I'll indirectly mention decks and will post a common one. So check it out: Galarian Moltres V from Chilling Reign. Chilling Reign was just recently released and everyone is already looking to boost their decks for the Standard Rotation (Even current Standard).
Odyssey Game's first Win a Box went off as expected with 16 players! Our store is normally not the store people will come to play Pokemon TCGs but we have enough of our regular players that we can always run events. We are waiting for Pokemon OP to start back up which they will in 2022 and we can start doing cool League things! Anyways a quick run down from the tournament on October 24. We have new players from the LA show up as well as our regular players. New faces = new decks and playstyles to play against which is great for the locals as they gear up to grind Championship Points for next worlds. First place would have been a box but it seemed that the Finalists: Fausto and Greg decided to split the box and go home a little early. Which is great, Pokemon is about having fun and making new friends. It's not stomping your enemies the whole time. Our next one is November 28 at Odyssey Games and we will have a special guest arriving! Fausto and Greg splitting first place