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GenCon Indy 2005
August 25, 2005
Wow... what a weekend
to recap. Where to start...
GenCon Indy 2005
Thursday I head off to the San Jose airport for my 12:30 PM
flight to Phoenix, then Indy. Apparently I had a 2 hour 20
minute layover on my hands as well. That wasn’t the worst of
my problems. While flying into Phoenix, the airplane hits
turbulence and gives me such a bad headache I’m barely able
to keep my eyes open once the plane stops. Solution is to
sleep, but that’s not what you’re supposed to be doing at an
airport… but I have to do it anyway. Luckily about an hour
later it goes away, and then I find out while heading toward
the restroom that my flight was delayed another 1 hour 10
minutes. Yay -_-. Call up Kyle to let him know that he won’t
be able to get into the hotel room until about midnight in
Indy. We end up leaving after 5:50 PM, a bit over the 3.5
hour layover. Get into Indy at around 11:00 PM and finally
get to the hotel around midnight. Fun fun. What makes this
even more interesting is instead of the people I was
supposed to stay with, I get 5 different people that all
showed up without a room to stay. Random. A few I never even
knew before that day. And then there was one guy who still
hasn’t paid for hotel and pulled infinite insults at me
being a Christian... I still wonder how I put up with him.
I’m going to have nightmares due to him undressing in front
of us as well.
After a little testing, I wanted to sleep but jet lag +
irregular sleep times won’t let me sleep. I keep trying but
two guys sort of keep me up, but either way I couldn’t sleep
even though I was tired. Probably due to the time and I
slept on the flight/at the airport. End up falling asleep at
7 AM Indy time and have to get up at 7:30. Whee. Welcome to
the day with major bad headache.
Friday we get up early and head down to pick up my badge and
then my mock foil deck. Invite starts at 11. I meet this guy
who is apparently obsessed with me and my LowAlly.dec, and
tells me how he never thought he’d ever meet me. Like I’m
some sort of amazing celebrity or something. LOL. Funny
stuff. Con food is expensive. Enough said.
matthewlow’s GenCon Indy Dragon Ball Z Re-Z Invitational
I of course am running my Re-Z incarnation of LowAlly.dec…
sorta. It’s Low Gohan Tien Yamcha Namekian that relies on
using Gohan/Yamcha for 1:4 twice, Mastery for stage gain,
Tien and Namekian cards for stage denial, and Masenko Blast
to finish off opponents. I gave the decklist to Shaun
Hindman, who in turn gave it to TJ Dennis and his friend
Nathan to use day 2.
Note: First character is MP.
Round 1: Gohan Namekian vs. Krillin/Tien/Yamcha Black
Game 1: I start off quick with my allies powers and come out
swinging fast. Each of us is able to get finishers off, but
I’m able to do more consistent damage and win by 19.
Game 2: Very close game. I randomly take a Black Throw for
11 when he didn’t use his Mastery on it with a block in my
hand. I somehow pull this one off with consistent damage,
one life to zero.
Round 2: Gohan Namekian vs. Vegeta/Nappa/Raditz Saiyan
Game 1: If memory serves me right, the game stays close
until he pops Happiness off that end of the game and we all
know that usually means good game.
Game 2: I’m somewhat talented in topdecking so I get Masenko
Blast turn 2 or something and he’s never able to recover
after my constant damage.
Game 3: He doesn’t get a chance to abuse Happiness for very
long, so Masenko with constant damage = win, but a very
close one at that.
Round 3: Gohan Namekian vs. Goku/Vegeta Namekian (Richie
Game 1: Second turn Goku’s Kamehameha is sort of fair. I can
catch up when I don’t throw Masenko. Yeah right.
Game 2: Very close game until the very end when he
Kamehameha’s me to one life. Sadness.
Round 4: Gohan Namekian vs. Goku/Nappa/Vegeta Namekian
Game 1: Jarrett is able to Kamehameha me mid-game, but
somehow I’m able to stage denial/ally beats him for the win.
I don’t know how. Ends 3 life to 0.
Game 2: Ditto for game 1 except he pulls it out 7 life to 0.
Game 3: I lose track of this, but bottom line I get Masenko
off for a change, which puts the game in my favor.
Round 5: Gohan Namekian vs. Krillin/Tien/Yamcha Orange (Aik
Aik = designer of the game for those that don’t know.
Game 1: Epic Battle of the Asians. I believe I Stance his
Lookout, and he gets his setup, but I use Concentration and
blow him away with Masenko and randomness.
Game 2: Similar to game 1 I think, except I use Masenko much
later. Don’t remember 100%.
Top 8: Gohan Namekian vs. Saibaimen/Saibaimen/Vegeta (Sean
Sean = Junior Designer/Playtester at Score.
Game 1: He goes off using both Saibaimen for 5 each turn.
Right Jab in right situations proves to be powerful. I
believe we both finisher each other, but with the right
draws I barely edge him out 5 life to 0.
Game 2: Another close game. Don’t remember a lot except I
think I denied more stages in the right times, and finished
with a Masenko and some forcing him to draw out.
Top 4: Gohan Namekian vs. Tien/Yamcha/Chiaotzu Colorless
Game 1: I utterly ruin him. I come out swinging early, and
later finish him off with a Masenko. He’s not able to do
much of anything as I destroy his setup early.
Game 2: Dinner turn 1 is fair. Infinite setup and Namekian
Concentration with Lookout and it was only a matter of time
before he Tri-Beamed me.
Game 3: Similar to game 1, except I believe it was even
worse. Funny thing is I was used Dragon Ball Radar for Ball
4 to find it wasn’t in my deck. He had it in his, and Phil
decided to DQ himself. ROFL.
Finals: Gohan Namekian vs. Gohan/Tien/Yamcha Namekian (Shaun
Mirror Match it up. Shaun and I were playing near the same
deck as we made them together. Sorta. Not really.
Game 1: I draw Masenko turn 1 but I’m an idiot and don’t use
it. As all mirror matches, whoever draws better or makes
less mistakes wins. I drew better but made more mistakes aka
not using Masenko.
Game 2: Neither of us draw Masenko so it’s all up to who
does more normal damage. I believe I ball 4 early game to
get the lead.
Game 3: Double Ball 4 makes the game weird. He gets off
Masenko and I don’t. Ends up being the difference.
2nd place finish
I get a foil copy of my deck for making finals to use day 2.
Finally get back and fall asleep after Jarrett gets lost for
1.5 hours finding the hotel. Going to sell it soon, probably
after Shaun’s deck sells. No use in flooding the market.
Wake up the next morning and head over to GenCon with plenty
of time to spare for breakfast; overpriced con food.
matthewlow’s GenCon Indy Dragon Ball Z Re-Z Premier Report
Round 1: Gohan Namekian vs. Tien/Chiaotzu/Vegeta Saiyan (Rami)
Game is sane until he double Tri-Beams me. I can win this.
Round 2: Gohan Namekian vs. Vegeta/Nappa/Raditz Saiyan (Dave
What’s with playing people that were in the invite now???
Very close game. I believe I kill off most of his Happiness
early game, and then toss Masenko late game. He does manage
to get consistent damage in, making it go down to the wire.
Paid Off makes the game really interesting. A last ditch
effort with Nappa getting 3 stages from Ki Flare backfires
when I refocus with Elbow and counter with Tien. His hand is
drained so he sadly scoops.
Round 3: Gohan Namekian vs. Tien/Chiaotzu/Yamcha Blue (Richie
I play this guy every tournament it seems, and only have
beaten him once.
Game goes back and forward until I manage to Masenko and
then he refocuses with Earth Pound. He does manage to get
some beats in and I’m about to lose, but I somehow pull it
off with I believe Masenko, even after he refocuses with
Round 4: Gohan Namekian vs. Goku/Nappa/Vegeta Namekian
Again eh? Close game until I Masenko him. Then he gets uber
broke comeback and hits me with Kamehameha. I have no choice
but to refocus with Gohan to allow me to live with one life.
I must win this turn. How? Mastery first. Jarrett knows he
needs to just one a life. He has a physical in Goku and
energy in his hand and thinks I can’t block… but luckily I
could stop either. Turn around and Force Push Tien to full
(believe it or not), Ball 2 to get stages with Gohan, Pound
away with Gohan and Tien to finish him off.
Round 5: Gohan Namekian vs. Goku/Nappa/Vegeta Namekian
The twin, lol. Twin decks too. I get Ball 4 early, giving me
a major advantage. Coupled with Masenko, I pull off a win 16
life to 0.
Round 6: Gohan Namekian vs. Vegeta/Nappa/Gohan Saiyan
Finally someone I don’t know since round 1. No Happiness
abuse is happy for me since I Face Blast it away. I manage
to give him problems with Right Jab. He does interesting
things like pretend Nappa is his MP. Unfortunately for him I
still Masenko for game.
Top 16: Gohan Namekian vs. Vegeta/Nappa/Gohan Saiyan
Welcome to a rematch. This time he gets Happiness out and it
stays. I can’t draw for my life to kill it. Then the turn
before the one I’d win with Masenko he drops another
Happiness and goes infinite. I randomly don’t Evasion his
Personal Ki Ball which would have saved me to live another
turn, but instead keep stages to pull off Masenko faster
next turn. Bad move. Note: He doesn’t run Gallic Gun,
Top 16 finish
Overall: GenCon Indy - SUCCESS!