Another year, and another set of regional championships has wrapped up for the My Little Pony Collectible Card Game. This year, the TTOPP team attended not only Adelaide’s regionals, but we had the pleasure of travelling to Victoria for the Melbourne regionals.
Melbourne – 20th June
Having travelled to Melbourne the night before and staying with one of the other competitors, after a good night’s sleep, we were up and ready for a 10:30 start at Good Games Melbourne. Having met my fellow team members there, whom unfortunately had to fly in that morning, we settled down, 13 players in all, and got ready to play against our first opponents.
Truly Outrageous indeed!
Round one I came up against a strong villain farming/control deck. Despite making changes to my deck to combat villain decks, I still couldn’t manage to pull it off and lost by a narrow margin.
Round two was a bit easier, facing off against a slightly less experienced player. I quickly had my Rarity, Truly Outrageous dominate the game.
Round three was against one of my Melbourne friends and fellow Youtuber, Split Second, who almost didn’t make it to the event in time, thanks to a delay on the train. Claiming he had a deck that was just for fun, he still managed to beat me. I unfortunately failed to draw my off colour entry until turn 3 which cost me the game by only a single point.
Finally, I went up against last year’s national champion, Teo. Sporting a surprisingly powerful Hats deck, the game was fairly tight, with well-thought out plays from both sides of the table. Fortunately for me Teo suffered a similar problem I had in my last game, failing to draw off colour entry for the first couple of rounds, allowing me the edge I need to win.
Unfortunately, two wins was not enough to grant me a place in the top 4 playoffs, so I sat down for the side event, a game of Cards Against Humanity, with a leftover Premiere pre-release promo Nightmare Moon up for grabs, worth about $200. I won.
Anyways, if you are interested in seeing how the top 4 playoffs went, Split Second recorded the semi-finals on his channel, Friendship is Card Games.
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