May the Sword and Shield Era Begin: Geekittude’s Sword and Shield Pre-Release Recap!
Good afternoon trainers, Alolan Professor here for a different type of article.

My first few articles were either deck profiles or a review of cards with playability potential. However, in an attempt to bring the community to you, the readers and to offer some insight into what is happening here in our community, I took the liberty of writing this here recap of our wonderful pre-release event that happened Saturday, January 25th, 2020.
On that day, 30 eager players graced our venue with their presence as they answered our call to discover the upcoming base set, herald of a new era, with us. From small children to seasoned veterans, every age group was represented at Geekittude that day.

The pull rate of these small pre-release kits was pretty amazing as well. I do not believe many players went without pulling at least a Pokemon V or a Full Art supporter or trainer. Here are some pictures that I took from the event showcasing those pulls:
FA Team Yell Grunt (supp), FA Dhelmise and GFA Zacian V
RFA Marnie (supp)
Snorlax V and GFA Ordinary Rod (Item)
So, what could explain such a good turn out? Well for one, it’s the start of a new era, so people will understandingly be very curious and eager to play with the new cards. The promos were also very good this pre-release. All 4 cards have competitive potential, and this very much fanned the hype around this pre-release.

One of the great players in the region, Jeffrey Deka won our pre-release with his pre-release deck consisting of Inteleon and Frostmoth. Inteleon line’s Shady dealings ability brought trainers to his hand while Frostmoth provided energy acceleration. This combination is one of the many that were available within the pre-release kits.

That about sums it up for the recap. The set is scheduled to be released on Friday, February 7th, 2020. We at Geekittude will have the sealed product available for Monday, February 3rd, 2020. Until then, I hope that you all will be well and come to Geekittude to playtest the new cards with us. Farewell and Train On!


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