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Tournament Report: BCS Richmond 2018 – Buddyfight (Part 3 – The Aftermath)

This article is rated Experience Level 7.  This article is perfect for budding tournament players that wish to understand more about doing well in tournaments and increasing their win rate.

I wanted to take this opportunity to go over the decklist and talk about each individual card, and why I used it in the numbers that I did.  I also want to cover any potential cards that I didn’t use, and talk about why I didn’t use them.  Finally, we’ll go over what I would change with the deck in retrospect.  Here’s the deck link to follow along.

Electrodeity

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Tournament Report: BCS Richmond 2018 – Buddyfight (Part 2 – The Playing)

This article is rated Experience Level 7.  This article is perfect for budding tournament players that wish to understand more about doing well in tournaments and increasing their win rate.

There were seven of us in the car as we drove towards Richmond, and we got there quite early.  Since the doors weren’t even open yet, we decided to take a bit of a walk and have a warm meal to start the day off.  The walk there and back helped, as did the food, as all I had in the morning was two rolls of Salmon Avocado sushi.

We got back in time to get our numbers.  Last year’s Champion was #30, Seedcode was #31, Nightspurge was #32, Shou was #33, Verniy was #34, I was #35, and Starkiller was #36.  (If you want to follow along with how we all did, this is the link to the tournament.)

Seedcode was playing Mobile Aerial Team (he picked the deck based on Eeny Meeny Miny Moe the day of), Nightspurge was playing Mobile Aerial Team with Dynamicyte splashed in, Shou was playing “Nina Tucker” SDW (almost all the main attributes in SDW combined together), Verniy was playing 1-of Chaos, I was playing Electrodeities, and Starkiller was playing Asterism Astrodragons.

After Shou made a show of his deck name “Daddy’s getting himself a new alchemy license”, we listened to the opening ceremony and had our decklists collected.  We were ready for Round 1.

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Tournament Report: BCS Richmond 2018 – Buddyfight (Part 1 – The Building)

This article is rated Experience Level 7.  This article is perfect for budding tournament players that wish to understand more about doing well in tournaments and increasing their win rate.

I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I rubbed them once more and stared at the screen, dumbfounded, hoping it was just due to lack of sleep.  However, the same result continued to shine on my phone.

It was August 1.  I was at camp when the information released, and as spotty as the reception was I moved around the campsites, trying to find the best area to download the necessary pieces of data.  What I didn’t expect, though, was that I would be devastated by the news.

Ever since April 22nd, our Spring Regionals, I had been determined to avenge my poor showing in Weiß that day and make it up to the podium in the fall, when it really mattered.  I practiced whenever I could, and used a lot of spare time to just build and test.  All of that preparation and planning went out the window August 1 when I found out that Weiss would be on a Saturday, and due to religious reasons I would not be able to attend.  I spent the rest of the camp in a generally negative mood and had a tough time composing myself even at work the following Sunday night.

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Tournament Report Tuesday: Weiss Schwarz (World Grand Prix Nationals 2015) – Part 2 (The Playing)

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.

Check this link out for Day 1, 2, and 3.

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Tournament Report Tuesday: Weiss Schwarz (World Grand Prix Regionals 2015) – Part 2 (The Playing)

Sunday (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.

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Tournament Report Tuesday: Weiss Schwarz (World Grand Prix Regionals 2015) – Part 1 (The Building)

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.

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