So on the back of a... let's just say "sub-optimal" SoI pre-release experience, I decided to play it a little safe and just sign up for the single event this time around. Also, these days I generally have some more... interesting ways to spend my weekends >_>
From the outset, having seen the set spoilers (though sadly having missed LRR's pre-pre event [memo to self, watch that at some point]), I was really looking forward to playing the black "fabricate shenanigans" deck. My pool didn't exactly /fully/ support that plan, so there was some degree of forcing it, but I think I ended up with a solid deck regardless. At the very least, I never felt like I was actively shooting myself in the foot by neglecting the other colours. My RG list did make a very compelling case to sidle into the energy and big stuff deck (exactly the type of deck I really love to play), but I just had to go with my heart.
0-1-2 (dropped out after r3)
About as good as I could typically hope for, really - but the thing is, I was having a fantastic time playing this set regardless of result. The loss was a fair match all the way through, just an unfortunate case of not having answers when needed vs. an opponent who had a very powerful deck and was able to get the most out of it. The draws were both to timeout - one somewhat new player who needed the slow play to weigh up their options each turn (nothing wrong with that, we were all noobs once ^_^ ) and the other against a more confident opponent who was in a slow, durdle-y WU control type deck.
As I mentioned, I built into the black fabricate deck, with a few other white dudes / spells to compliment it, as well as a vehicle or two (ultimately for lack of a "true" top end, oops : p). I didn't get a heck of a lot of rares to support that build (they were really pushing that green), but I did manage to pull both an Animation Module and Inventors' Fair, which were quiet achievers for the games they made an appearance in. Other notable faces include Aetherborn Marauder, Aerial Responder, and Ballista Charger, each putting in various amounts of work.
PROMO: Madcap Experiment
RARES: Captured by the Consulate, Wildest Dreams (x2), Bristling Hydra, Inventors' Fair, Animation Module.
SHINIES: Acrobatic Maneuver
RARES: Bristling Hydra, Key to the City, Aetherflux Reservoir, Multiform Wonder
SHINIES: Inventors' Fair, Demolish
So all in all, a pretty great day out. So how'd your event(s) go?