Monday, 19 November 2018

NNW's Poké-Go-Go! 18/11/18

This was our last Sunday event for a while, and even though we had no main tournament, the event had plenty going on!

With our usual themed raffle, the star prize was a Build-a-Bear Piplup!



It was our final league session, but we also had lots of freeplay available, an art contest, and a challenge on Smash for 3DS.

We originally planned to have a TCG tournament run by last year's Pokémon Society guy, but he wasn't able to make it in the end. Despite this, a couple of the members who'd brought their own decks, had a quick game in one of the gaps :)



During the day we showcased Indie game "GRIP Combat Racing"
It was a styled a tiny bit like Rocket League, which meant that some found it hard to play. But those who like the faster pace racing games appreciated being able to try it.









The league itself consisted of:
Go Vacation - the unfamiliar one that hardly anyone had played. Since we're just about in winter, we thought we may as well throw a snowball fight in!


Rocket League took a while - it was 2 v 2 and best of 3, so some of us got playing Pokémon Let's Go while we waited.

I think most people were trading rather than battling though - it's so useful to be able to link between Pokémon Go and Pokemon Let's Go, but only John seemed to have got to GO park!!
There was a fairly even split between who chose the Eevee or Pikachu version, but only a couple of people had brought their Poké ball plus. 






We also had some themed challenges which lasted through the day.

The first one was on Smash for 3DS, and the other one was an Art Contest.

The Art Contest was to draw your favourite Pokémon from memory (excluding Piplup who was on display next to them!)
There were some great attempts, but Cat's Mimikyu won the day. (Thanks to Ant and Pippa from Nintendo Basingstoke for being our online "on the spot" judges!)



Cat also won the 3DS challenge with the highest score, bagging a total of £20 eShop credit! 

The third round of the league was the most anticipated.
Earlier in the day, people were enjoying trying out Taiko no Tatsujin! 
Rhys had brought his drum along so it was great to be able to try it out. Since we only had one drum though, we had to use joycons for the league round. 








The chosen track was "Yo Kai Exercise No 1" on normal difficulty. 



It was great to see it being played in tabletop mode too, as Spid and Nick were button mashing super fast!



Of course with this year's league, there's always a tie breaker at the end to see which individual wins the day's £10 eShop credit!

Spid and Nick faced it off on extremely hard "Flight of the Bumblebee"
It was stupid crazy, but everyone had so much fun watching it! Spid won in the end though!




We concluded by awarding the credit, and drawing the raffle. #JohnWinsEverything struck again.... but after winning two decent prizes he decided to let someone else have the prizes :P

And of course, we finished with our usual group photo!
We had a slightly smaller group than usual, but we had twice the fun with the drums and Pokémon ;) (And Jen even managed to get some games in for once too!)

Our next (and final 2018) event is less than 3 weeks away on the 8th December, don't miss it!!!!
Why?? Because we STILL don't know who's got the trophies yet!!
Drn has guaranteed the 1st place trophy (yay) but there's 3 people in 2nd place... and only 2 of them can walk away with a trophy, so I guess we'll find out which two, two weeks on Saturday! :D