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はい! パイナップルです!

Over a month since I last posted! And the site’s theme is completely changed! What on Earth’s going on?!

Rest assured, this site is not going down, and your translations are still being done (albeit at my own pace). I have been tugged in more directions recently and became obsessed (I do not use that word lightly) with Super Sentai. PreMemo is still a part of me though, even if it takes a back seat for now. Right now I’m leaning towards getting new players into the game than actually keeping up my skills, so deck building and play-testing, things I did heavily in the past as a player, are set aside.

Carnival Phantasm; a surprise announcement made at PreMemo FESTA 2011 WINTER, this OVA made in commemoration of Typemoon’s 10th Anniversary was a huge hit with fans, due to its self-mocking and utterly contrasting themes from the originals. Featuring characters from both Melty Blood AND Fate/Stay Night, it was a great way to see how both worlds collide.

Carnival Phantasm in PreMemo has thus replicated that success, boasting 9 Booster Signeds, colorful artwork and groundbreaking effects. In fact, I have seen many new players jump on board because of this series, which is always great for the community! To help you new players out, I have taken a break from Gokaiger (and even Akibaranger ( TДT)) and finished up card translations for the set!

You just gotta love this trio.

Carnival Phantasm

Oh, and I realized I never mentioned this before, but for those of y’all who have Facebook, we do have a Facebook group set up for English PreMemo fans here. The group’s name is SG Precious Memories but it’s only because I can’t think of a proper name for it; all fans from all nationalities are welcome! So whether you’re looking for somewhere to ask questions or want to keep up with PreMemo news (I update waaaaaaay more often on the Page than this blog), do join the group!  (*´・v・)

Till next time, Good Night, and Good Luck.

はい! パイナップルです!

Seems like I have been neglecting my posting duties lately :P I have been getting back into my groove as a seiyuu fan, so please pardon the lack of posts (as always). I foresee more time being opened up for me in the future, so please hold on for all your PreMemo goodness. I do have a lot of posts I want to put up but always get distracted by new seiyuu releases  (#/。\#)

Anyway, to the main topic; The SG PreMemo League officially kicks off this Saturday with the Starter Deck (SD) Commemorative Release Tournament, Block A!

Why open the League with a SD Tourney, I hear you asking. Well, like I have mentioned on FB, it is to test players’ skill to work with what they have, instead of what they bought. It’s the most basic of decks out there and good training for making decisions when you don’t have an ideal hand. Of course some SDs are better than others, but other than that it’s mostly down to raw skill.

The ability to anticipate your Opponent’s moves is also a HUGE advantage the hardworking players are going to have going into the tournament. That’s because everyone is using a fixed structured deck, and you know exactly what are the key cards in his/her deck, what pumps there are, and even how many quantities of each card are included. Yes, this means that you can calculate out your Opponent’s strategies and moves.

To reduce the power disparity between the different series (as with any other card game, a power creep exists as more sets are released), the series will be split into 3 different Blocks; A, B and C. These Blocks indicate the different era and timelines of PreMemo history, and therefore are most alike to each other in terms of strength. To celebrate the start of our League, we will of course go with the first 5 series that laid the foundation for future successes!

It’s your choice who to bring to the ball~

Here are the details for the tournament;

Venue: Rapid Culture @ Funan DigitaLife Mall #05-18

Date: 24th March Saturday

Time: 1.30pm

Entry Fee: $5

Participation PR card: Official Promo Pack Vol.3; 1 per participant, overall Winner gets 1 more. 1 bonus will also be given out to the winner of our mini-game!

Each pack comes with one of the above PR cards, randomly-inserted!

Tournament Style: 4 Rounds Modified Swiss, Single Regulation, Unmodded Starter Deck Restricted

And here are your choice of weapons this time around

For Block A of the SD Restricted Tournament, you can only use SDs from K-On! (any of its 4 incarnations but no mixing), Ika Musume, Bakemonogatari, Ookami-san and Hidamari Sketch. The SDs MUST be unmodded eg. as if you took it straight out of the casing.

In case you wish to re-assemble your SD for this Tournament but can’t remember how the deck is built, here are all the deck recipes for the Block A SDs;

K-on! Part 1 (RED): http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/19.html
K-on! Part 2 (Blue): http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/373.html
K-on!! Part 1 (Yellow): http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/721.html
k-on!! Part 2 (White): http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/1535.html
Hidamari Sketch: http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/508.html
Bakemonogatari: http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/545.html
Okami-san: http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/1006.html
Ika Musume: http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/1007.html

Registration limit: Max. 20 players

Registration Date: 19th MAR (1.00pm) – 24th Mar (12.30pm)

Do note that tournament entry is based on a first-come-first-served basis, and you can only register for yourself. No booking for others is allowed.

Rapid Culture
109 North Bridge Road
Funan DigitaLife Mall
#05-18 S(179097)
tel: 6336 4963

I’ll be judging this Saturday again as with all other PreMemo tournaments, so I hope to see you guys there! As always, if you’re interested in taking a look around and perhaps learning how to play, do ask for a tutorial from any player before or after the tournament. I’m pretty sure they’ll direct you to me ^_^

Until next time, Good Night, and Good Luck.

はい! パイナップルです!

A BIG thank you to those who came down to make the tournament last week such a smashing success! Our tournament actually exceeded our initial expectations and drew a full 16 man participation strength. Unfortunately I didn’t get to sit down much with the players and exchange more Deck pointers, but I do hope to see the same people and even more coming in the future! Event report will be out as soon as I receive the photos from the organizers, Rapidculture XD

What’s next, I hear you asking. Well, to better prepare our players for the upcoming Singapore PreMemo League, we will be pushing out more tutorials and tournaments to better induct more players into the community.

And just like how Homura set out to defeat Walpurgis Night by herself, we will training YOU to take down fiercer opponents! And what better way to do so than to polish your skills in a tournament? That’s right, it’s PreMemo’s very own Walpurgis Night crisis!

And as it was decreed, bring your shoujos, and they shall together fight the greatest evil

Here are the details for the tournament;

Venue: Rapid Culture @ Funan DigitaLife Mall #05-18

Date: 3rd March Saturday

Time: 3.30pm

Entry Fee: $4 OR any purchase of 2 Precious Memories Booster or Special Packs!

Participation PR card: Choice from 6 Series’ Heroines!

Tournament Style: Modified Swiss, Single Regulation

Registration limit: Max. 16 players

Registration Date: Walk-in, 3rd March Saturday 1pm to 3pm

Rapid Culture
109 North Bridge Road
Funan DigitaLife Mall
#05-18 S(179097)
tel: 6336 4963

Prize:

These Magical Girls will aid your noble quest!

A complete set of Puella Magi Madoka☆Magica PreMemo Pack will be given to the winner! These set features the chibi versions of the girls, and comes fully foiled. A must have for collectors and fans alike (*ノ´□`)ノ

Of course, as usual, we will have tutorial sessions on the go, from 2pm all the way till 6pm. If you happen to be in the area, why not drop by and have some fun? Just approach any of our friendly coaches at the counter and we will provide you with an interactive and enriching learning experience ^_^

Until next time, Good Night, and Good Luck.

はい! パイナップルです!

And finally, our first PreMemo tournament of 2012! Titled ‘Precious Memories TCG START!!’, this tournament aims to gather PreMemo lovers, players and collectors alike, to meet each other and talk about the game, as well as exchange pointers on our Decks.

Here are the details for the tournament;

Venue: Rapid Culture @ Funan DigitaLife Mall #05-18

Date: 25th Feb Saturday

Time: 2.30pm

Entry Fee: FREE!!

Participation PR card: SECRET~!!!

Tournament Style: Modified Swiss

Registration limit: Max. 16 players

Registration Date: 23rd Feb (1.00pm) – 25th Feb (2.00pm)

Rapid Culture
109 North Bridge Road
Funan DigitaLife Mall
#05-18 S(179097)
tel: 6336 4963

Prize:

Madoka or Menma? Your choice of airhead!

A set of 70 Puella Magi Madoka☆Magica OR AnoHana PreMemo FESTA exclusive sleeves will be offered to the winner! It comes from my personal collection and is a result of my hard-earned battles at the Gunslinger event (・`ω´・)   ヾ

So no matter if you are new to the game seeking tips to improve, or interested in learning what the game is about, do come down and support the event! Our friendly tutors are always ready to teach you ^_^

~For the sake of Moe~

Hope to see you guys this Saturday!

Until next time, Good Night, and Good Luck.

はい! パイナップルです!

A long overdue post of any kind on this site… However I am glad to say that we are in talks to hold officially supported Precious Memories tournaments in Singapore! Our League System is steadily being set up, and a very attractive prize will be offered to the Grand Champion of our Singaporean League. Also, we will be setting up another amped-up version of our ‘Precious Memories, START!’ campaign last year to induct new players in the coming months. Do keep your eyes out for the official news when it is released! (`・ω・´)”

Back to our main topic for this post; translations for Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko are now up! The most explosive series in PreMemo so far, Denpa Onna has been steadily getting a reputation for being the go-to series for a stable yet powerful build. Both National Finals Champions in Single and Mixed Regulations used Denpa Onna to bulldoze their way to victory. Oh, and although I haven’t actually watched the show, the 13th and final episode of the show has been released along with the final BD/DVD volume of the show, so do check that out if you’re a fan!

I’m Not Saying It Was Aliens, But It Was Aliens

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Till next time, Good Night, and Good Luck.

はい! パイナップルです!

A card translation after so long… Nearly forgotten how long one takes lol. Since I have some free time between now and after New Year’s, I’ll try to clear as many as I can while not forgetting about my anime and manga backlog. Please hold on for more (ノ´д`)

Finally, the sleeper hit Ano Hana has finally been released in Precious Memories. A show close to my heart, and I really like how the set reflects the scenes and themes from it. Do check the set out, the names of the Event cards are highly significant. I got the chance to see the CM for this set air in Akihabara itself. Researching and re-watching the show for this translation made me tear up again (;へ:)

The Super Peace Busters will always get along.

Ano Hana

Till next time, Good Night, and Good Luck.

はい! パイナップルです!

I’ve safely arrived back in Singapore! PreMemo FESTA 2011 WINTER was a blast, and I really enjoyed myself a lot. 2 days of immersing myself in the midst of Precious Memories fans is to be treasured, as Singapore doesn’t give me that option and they eluded me even when shopping around Akihabara, Ikebukuro and Nakano. That’s why I took part in the Gunslinger Tournament, a continuous series of PreMemo matches until you either don’t feel like playing anymore or the time limit is up. The following is the battle report, while the full event report will soon follow. Hope you have as much fun reading as I have playing! (●´∀`●)

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