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    Like many of you here, I haven't played in the TCG since the hey days of Wizards. In an effort to get back into the game I decided to check out the Undaunted Prerelease tourney out here in Southern Maryland.

    If you check the official site, there are still a few places open elsewhere for a tourney if you still want in.

    How it works is you pay in about $25 and receive 6 Undaunted Boosters. (You also get a promo Leafeon and neat promotional card sleeves (enoguh for a 60 card deck) with silhouettes of Umbreon and Espeon.) From these boosters, you pull together a deck on the spot, with energy provided by the lead staff organizer and proceed to battle.

    I had terrible draws, and ended up with a very underpowered deck. However, the broken Sneasel from Neo Genesis makes a triumphant return and actually helped me pull off my one and only win. :/

    At the end of the rounds, everyone gets two more boosters. It was all pretty fun, but I was more in it for the experience of it all. It was great getting caught up (I've been getting stuff from previous sets too, so I didn't come fully unprepared, this was just the first official Pokemon sanctioned tourney I've been to).



    At the end I decided to pick up the sets theme deck and was pleasantly surprised at the quality Nintendo decided to throw in there. Mind you, I've bought theme decks as recent as Majestic Dawn and Platinum, but as anyone who's bought a deck, the packaging is nothing fancy, everything suspended in shrink wrap really.

    Not anymore. With this set, Nintendo has made arguably the most improvements ever to the theme decks.




    First and foremost. Deckbox. I really love the deckbox. Wow, I was not expecting that. Other notable additions include a single booster and the included peripherals, (damage counters) have been shrunk a bit. Upon examination of the deck, all the contents are preshuffled so you literally can play this straight out of the box. Nothing is organized and the energy isn't all caked together at the front of the deck anymore. I really liked all the little changes. I hope Nintendo keeps this going for future sets.

    The cost of this deck is just $1 more than the standard price for whatever it sells for now ($11-12 is now $12-13)
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    I agree. The theme decks are amazing. They better keep this for other sets.

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    These are 5-star first rate theme decks! I should stop by the and get both of these decks sometime. I really didn't like getting theme decks that much until now, but this is a bargain! For only a dollar more!

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    I forgot to add, they upped the counter damage to 50. I always used to write random damage values on the back of my old counters but switched to the dice system when I found out that's what everyone's using.

    But yeah, it's a sweet deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
    I forgot to add, they upped the counter damage to 50. I always used to write random damage values on the back of my old counters but switched to the dice system when I found out that's what everyone's using.

    But yeah, it's a sweet deck.
    I think they did that beginning with either Platinum or HGSS.

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    Are you sure? Maybe HGSS, but I highly doubt Platinum. [points towards first post]

    Still, the addition of a booster is still a notable first for this set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
    Are you sure? Maybe HGSS, but I highly doubt Platinum. [points towards first post]

    Still, the addition of a booster is still a notable first for this set.
    Yes, I know.

    Yeah, so I think Platinum didn't have one.

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    (ugh, spam.)

    I got the Umbreon deck for one reason: ...stock up on Metal and Darkness Energies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by immewnity View Post
    I got the Umbreon deck for one reason: ...stock up on Metal and Darkness Energies.
    So if the Umbreon deck has Darkness and Metal, what does the Espeon deck have? Psychic and Lightning or something else?

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    NightFall:
    Umbreon x2
    Eevee x4
    Metagross x1
    Metang x2
    Bedlum X2
    Honchkrow x1
    Murkrow x2
    Lairon x2
    Aron x2
    Skuntank x2
    Stunky x2
    Houndour x2
    Mawile x2
    Skarmory x1
    Sableye x2

    Switch x2
    Pokemon Communication x2
    Burned Tower x2
    Full Heal x2
    Energy Exchanger x2
    Interviewer's Questions x2
    Sage's Training x2

    Metal Energy x11
    Darkness Energy x7


    Daybreak:
    Espeon x2
    Eevee x4
    Bellossom x1
    Gloom x2
    Oddish x2
    Dodrio x1
    Doduo x2
    Muk x2
    Grimmer x2
    Togekiss x1
    Togetic x2
    Togepi x2
    Raticate x2
    Rattata x2
    Scyther x2

    Energy Exchanger x2
    Interviewer's Questions x2
    Life Herb x2
    Poke Ball x2
    Ruins of Alph x1
    Sage's Training x2
    Team Rocket's Traickery x2

    Grass Energy x10
    Psychic Energy x8

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