Mork was able to grab some Lorcana up by his place. I thought maybe he'd snatched it up at Over The Brick, largely a card/wargame shop, but I think that like a lot of small locals their entire allotment was sold alongside their first in-store play event. He ended up finding it at Snapdoodle, which is kinda fancy and features mostly toys and boardgames, which is probably why he was able to grab them off the shelf. I never would have considered Snapdoodle for a game like this; it probably has to do with the fact that they also carry a crazy allotment of Ravensburger shit generally.
I was over at MOX this weekend just to see if fate would smile on me, seeing as they're the absolute last word in card shops, but the entirety of the thirteen boxes they got were sold before they arrived. But, I have oceans of gray plastic to build and paint and that's what I did anyway. I gotta get these big bugs ready before the big bug book hits. I shall endure, etc. I just like cool ideas and beautiful art; seemed like it might make for a good Saturday afternoon.
It does cook up some pretty funny scenarios, though. Similar to Pokemon, where an opponent's creatures are merely "knocked out," your internationally beloved characters here are "banished." But the vibes are similar. It's hard to imagine that when Dialga unleashes its Roar of Time, all that happens is that a tiny mouse briefly loses consciousness. This is a fifteen hundred pound, seventeen-foot tall time god that emits a causality shredding chrono-beam. Maybe you get knocked out first, I guess, but then this thing is exfoliating your bones.
Hey! PAX Is this weekend, and manifesting this majestic beast is gonna screw up our in-studio streaming situation pretty definitively. I would not expect a whole lot of those! All our sacred energies are directed toward the ritual.