Sunday, 6 March 2016

V-Talks: Fun, Games and Hauls with the Chimera

I said in my last post I was going to a Wiess Tournament. I did. I also got obliterated.
It was fun day and while I scored no points I enjoyed myself, the environment, and the community. Weiss Schwarz isn't a game I have ever invested in. I have a deck available to use but it's my brother's not my own, even that is just 2 Trial Decks of Love Live!! put together and no additional cards. This event was simply to do something different and being mixed language I saw various decks in play, many of which have no English counterpart. It was interesting to see the different card pools side by side. I'm glad I got  to see one deck in action specifically and that is Symphogear. A show I am a huge fan of and is also the one deck I would build for Wiess if I were to invest in the game.

That nicely leads me into what I did buy while at the tournament. I really should have thought to take photos while there now I think about it... amateur mistake, not something I should have made. :/

The host of the event was The Chimera based in Brierley Hill, and they specialise in Japanese card game stocks appealing to a specific niece market and not in the best of locations for it either but it's a set-up that works and has done for several years the shop itself used to be a pub. Point is they have a lot of stock for Japanese language games but an even larger variety of collectables in their range of sleeves decks cases and storage boxes.

I was able to spare £50 to take with me to the tournament and I knew what I wanted to buy from them before even getting there but it was still enjoyable to browse the stock that they'd bought with them to the Thistle Hotel venue. Now if that sounds familiar to anyone that may be because the venue has previously held Bushiroad Spring Fest 2014, which was a poor show due to the venue not being suitable for the crowd that gathered for the event.

As for what £50 will get you in these parts. I spent £46 leaving the left over that was needed for consumables.
With that £46 I got:
!!!WAIFU SLEEVES!!! WHOOOOO!!!! (£10) (Allow me my moment's stupidity without judgement please.)
And clear over sleeves to protect the Waifu... (£6)
I also got a Storage box because Symphogear... and waifu. (£10)
And decks for two games, the first is Luck And Logic for which I picked up Brave Logic (£10)
The second deck and last item on this list is from a game that while I know and can play I'm unsure if I will actually have anyone to play it with but it's there should I ever have the chance. WXD-10 Wixoss Deck Red Hope. (£10)

Oh and there was also a promo storage box for entering. (Which came from a separately allocated £5)

There was a promo card to but I didn't keep that, I gave it to a friend who was more likely to use it.

Hmmm... I think that makes this the first blog post in which I haven't mentioned the game I usually play. And it probably won't be the last.

If I lived closer to the Chimera so frequenting it was viable I'd probably be playing a large variaty of game I don't play currently but at the same time if I were in that position I'd be missing out on something else that I'm hopefully going to be doing over the next several months, something which requires me to drop some projects I had intended to do but this new objective takes higher priority.

Final word on event: 10/10 would do again no questions asked, and hopefully next time this chance roles around I'll have a decent pot to spend and be able to do both days instead of just the one. :3

P.S. Tsubasa is Waifu