So, before we continue here, I have to state that I covered the first few days of the trip already in summary form over on Part 1 of the article. Just click the link below to read it if you haven’t already.
Let’s start by starting off with the Regionals build.
Short Little Post reminding everyone I’m off to New York in a few hours thanks to my Regionals win, representing Treasure Chest and British Columbia at Rochester. Since this is gonna be a brief post, I might as well share a few more tips regarding what I’ve been doing to prepare.
First off, I made sure to have a flight that got me there on the Thursday before the tournament. Since it’s a different Time Zone than the one I live (PDT vs. EDT), my body needs time to adjust to the time difference. This was something I didn’t do for the Toronto trip earlier this year for Spring Fest 2015.
Next, I’ve made sure to reserve a hotel close by. Increasing the metabolism by walking and exercising has a profound effect on the mind, but due to the expected cold weather there is not much I have to do in walking before I reach the peak of that benefit.
Finally, I’ve made sure to have a second nationals-level deck on me. This is mainly so that I can practice without having to reveal my actual deck of choice, but at the same time have a fallback plan if my first deck seems to be outmatched matchup-wise by the field.
Anyways, since I’m not done packing I’ll leave it at here for now.
~thenightsshadow, ready for Nationals…sorta
(Dawn of the First Day…oh wait, someone else already made that joke)
I fell asleep at 1:15 in the morning. Somehow, I managed to finish typing out my decklist and finishing my reference sheet. I did my Cinderella Girls Event Run and just decided to go straight to bed.
Next thing I know, I wake up. Perfect, I actually got up on time! Gotta stretch and check…wait, why isn’t there light outside? Time check: 3:50. Crap. I know if I go back to sleep now, I’m gonna miss the meet-up time I scheduled with everyone. Gotta stay awake now. I took this time to lazily play another round of Cinderella Girls, SIF, got some (very) minor translation work done on Mitsuboshi☆☆★ (hint for a future post), and otherwise lazed around on my Hearthstone account with an 8-3 arena run. Once my brother was finished with work, I took a stretch, then drove him home.
Yes, that’s a Part 1 in the title. With as much content I’m going to be putting into this post, I decided to break it into three parts. This one will be about building the deck that I played at our World Grand Prix Regional Qualifier, while Parts 2 and 3 will cover the events of the day and something special, respectively.
So let’s get started right away.