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!
Here are the details for the tournament;
Venue: Rapid Culture @ Funan DigitaLife Mall #05-18
Date: 24th March Saturday
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!
Tournament Style: 4 Rounds Modified Swiss, Single Regulation, Unmodded Starter Deck Restricted
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
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.
109 North Bridge Road
Funan DigitaLife Mall
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.