Well I went to my first of 2 dragons exalted prereleases last weekend (next one will be the weekend after next). I barely made it on time, cause I went to the one that im supposed to go to in two weeks by mistake -facepalm-. Anyway Ill give you guys an overview of what happened. In my first 6 packs here's a list off all rares and trainers I pulled and energies:
Garchomp (the good one)
Devolution Spray (RH)
Blend Energy (GFPD) x2
At first this list doesnt look horrible for a set with no supporters. But out of that cards that I could use/would be at all useful are:
yeah that cut my options in half...
So this is the deck I built:
2-2-1 Garchomp (Gible #86, Gabite with Dragon Call)
3-1 Drifblim (Drifloon #49 x1, Drifloon #50 x2)
1 Rescue Scarf
1 Giant Cloak
I figured I wasnt entirely screwed cause of Gabite's dragon call. I was sort of right.
Game 1: I start with drifloon active, Garchomp and rescue scarf and 4 energies in my hand (none were psy). Opponent starts with stunky... So I have three turns to find a new basic. T1 whiff. T2 Gible (phew). T3 Gabite (Im praising the lord at the moment). I dragon call for the second gible (discovered the 2nd gabite was prized). He KOs Drifloon. I send Gabite up, evolve, attach rescue scarf, the proceed to sweep with Garchomp. 1-0
Game 2: Again I start with Drifloon active -.-. Except this time with 6 energies in hand. Over the next 10-15 turns the only basics I drew were 2x Drifloon and 2x Wurmple. Without drawing into Cascoon or Drifblim. Over the course of that span we each take three prizes. Him with regular attacking (gothorita, audino, something else). Me by using wurmple to put him asleep and poison him, the retreating to drifloon to hit till it died (I got really lucky with coinflips throughout the game). Eventually he has Audino left (who is poisoned, but can heal itself) with a full bench. I have 2 Drifloon left (or 1 Drifloon and 1 Wurmple... dont remember). I finally draw a new basic: Gothita. I have Gothorita and Gothitelle in my hand. So I play Gothita, retreat active (who was damaged), attach Giant cloak to Gothita, attach energy. Future Sight. He hits me for 60, while evolving his gothita on bench. I evolve to Gothorita, attach energy use hypnoblast for 10 + sleep. In between turns he flips, wakes up. He hits me for 60. Game over. 1-1
Note: I did mess this game up. When I put Gothita active with the cloak, I should have put my benched pokemon (drifloon or wurmple) active with giant cloak. Attached energy to gothita. he attacks for 60. Evolve to gothorita. attach energy to active and retreat. use hypnoblast. (Assuming he wakes up) he hits me for 60. I have 20 health. I evolve to Gothitelle attach energy, attempt Doom Decree. If suceed I win, if fail, his turn. He hits me for 60 again. I have 10 health. I attach energy, use black magic for 140 KO, game... oh well.
Game three: dont remember this one too well. He had an onslaught of pokemon (such as good Manetric, Ho-oh EX, non-ability Roserade) after starting with an emolga. I basically had Boufallant.... I lost without taking a prize. 1-2
Oh well, I still had fun. But the after part was the best.
2 Packs noteables:
Tool Scrapper x2
I traded my 2 Entei EX for an Alakazam* (putting me one card closer to complete CG set)
Sold Raikou EX for $25
Although I failed to trade for anymore TerrakionEX for my QuadTerrakionEX deck, I still had a lot of fun and considered my day to be a success :).