I’ll summarize how pre-releases work. It might be new information to you, but pre-release games have different rules than formats like Standard or Expanded. First, you get 23 cards that are set and that would guarantee a certain degree of viability to your deck. Then, you’ll have 4 brand-new card packs that you’re going to open (best part of the whole thing!). You’re going to build a 40-cards deck with the 23 cards and the cards that you obtain from your 4 packs, and you’re going to be alloted as many basic energies as you would like. You’ll then duel one on one with other players, as like in any other gamemodes, but the catch is that both players would start with 4 prizes. The rest of the format is pretty much identical to the others.
Can anyone guess what happened in the Forbidden Light pre-release? (Two words: Beast Ring)
Anyways, back to topic. So, I thought that it would be nice for online-only players to get a taste of what’s coming. Why not create a 8-player tournament mode whith the exact same structure as paper pre-release?
The event will start with each player opening a pre-release kit and 4 P-R boosters, and they’ll have 5 to 10 minutes to build up a deck. Of course, they won’t have access to any other cards than basic energies and the cards that are part of the event. Then, the entire thing goes like a normal tournament, but with 40-card decks and 4 prizes.
At the end of the event, the cards that players obtained in the online pre-release would be removed, and there will be no rewards, so it’s more of a “just for fun” event. While that the lack of rewards may sound unappealing to some, the opportunity to test out new cards in a special format could be worth one’s while.
Edited by Princess_Aurora, 22 October 2018 - 01:48 AM.
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