This Sunday marked the final day of the Fincastle Pokemon Gym’s Sword & Shield pre-release events. Many of our players hit some really awesome cards. Check out the videos of the Lexington and Fincastle events. Stick around until the end of Fincastle video and watch Gym Leaders Logan and Joel play for bragging rights of “Pre-release Tournament Champion” with cards from the brand new set!
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The Fincastle Pokemon Gym and Dark Moon Cards & Games have got several new videos up to kick off 2020. Check them out!
Re-Ment box opening and sales
Alolan Sandslash GX box review
Discussion of new TCG rules w/Sword & Shield
Enjoy the videos and see you at the Gym!
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Tagged Dark Moon Cards And Games, Fincastle Gym, Fincastle Pokemon Gym, gym leader, League Challenge, pokemon tcg, pokemon trading card game, Prerelease, regional championships, Standard Format, video game tournament, World Championships
Monday was the Fincastle Gym’s Cosmic Eclipse pre-release at Just Games Lexington. Check out this footage of both Noah S and Gym Leader Joel opening their kits and building their decks.
Cosmic Eclipse Event at Just Games Lexington
Join us this weekend at Meeples Cafe in Lynchburg on Saturday, 10/26/19 and then in Fincastle at the library on Sunday, 10/27/19, for 2 more Cosmic Eclipse pre-releases and the annual costume contest in Fincastle. See you at the Gym!
Check out Dark Moon Cards and Games’ latest video explaining what a pre-release is, what happens during one and why we value these events.
What is a Pre-release?
Join us a one or all of our upcoming Cosmic Eclipse releases and come see Joel this weekend at the Baltimore Comic Con. Continue reading
Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Fincastle Pokemon Gym was quite the busy day. We opened with a Mid-Season Showdown, a video game tournament that falls between the levels of local Premiere Challenges and Regional Championships. As that event was entering its Top 4 playoff, players arrived and began to open their Lost Thunder pre-release packs and prepare for the fun tournament. Several of those players came in costume to vie for the title of costume contest champion. As always, we were amazed at some of the entries. Lets look at all of these events and see how things turned out. Continue reading
This Sunday at the Fincastle Pokemon Gym will be a day that should satisfy just about anyone’s Pokemon needs. If you like the video game and play in the Mid-Season Showdown, you might match up against the #6 ranked Junior in the World (that’s right, we said the World). If you follow the Trading Card Game, then surely you want to be one of the 1st to get cards from the newest set, Sun & Moon: Lost Thunder. If costuming and cosplay is your thing, then come vie for the title of Costume Contest Winner. That is about as full of a day of pokemon as one can fit into the metropolis of Fincastle! Continue reading
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Tagged cosplay contest, costume contest, Fincastle Pokemon Gym, Lost Thunder, mid-season showdown, pokemon costumes, pokemon GX, Pokemon Halloween Costume Contest, Prerelease, Sun and Moon
The Fincastle Pokemon Gym’s card store and retail business, Dark Moon Cards and Games, just launched a new and updated website. We are going to be taking our show on the road a little more often over the next few months and of course will be hosted our 3rd Roanoke Regional Championship this November. Updates on where we’ll be and what is new at Dark Moon and The Fincastle Gym can be found there. From that site you can link directly to our store, our Facebook page, this site and our Regionals site. All of our events are listed there, as well as here. Speaking of events… Continue reading
This is the final weekend before the Fincastle Pokemon Gym brings the Blue Ridge Regional Championships back to Roanoke. We have been highlighting some of the main features of the weekend here over the last week or two. If you’ve been following us here, you hopefully had a chance to read about our big side events, the Cosplay Contest and the Battle Fiesta. While those two are our featured “sides”, they are not our only ones. We’ve got a pretty long list of additional side events, several of which are new ones for this year, that range from large to small in size, for players of the video game and trading card game. Take a look below, we think you’ll like what you see. Continue reading
The Fincastle Gym is hosting two days of pre-releases this weekend. Forbidden Light is the 6th set in the Sun & Moon series, which will be officially released on May 4, 2018. Forbidden Light contain over 130 cards, including 8 new GX’s, 5 new “Prism Star” cards and some interesting new support cards. While the original Japanese set Forbidden Light contains 110 cards, this expansion combines cards released of the Japanese set and a subset dubbed, Ultra Force. Continue reading
The Fincastle Gym had a busy day this past Sunday and, thanks to the school system shutting down for the week over weather that makes Gym Leader Marthe (a Wisconsin native) chuckle, our kids have been home all week, making it difficult to find time to finish this post. We have two interesting pieces of news to share, both about Sunday’s happening. The first is about a New Year’s resolution of sorts. For the majority of 2017, we adopted the schedule of hosting one TCG League Challenge and one VG Challenge each month. Gym Leader Joel thought it’d be a nice addition to post the results of those events to recognize the winners. So starting this week, we will do so. We won’t list descriptions of the matches, mostly because we can’t watch them all. However, for now, we will list the results. Our dream is to video tape both TCG & VG finals and Gym Leader Challenges and connect a YouTube channel to this site (which is not an issue of “how”, but an issue of finding the time to do so). For now, we’ll stick with listing the winners. Speaking of Gym Leader Challenges…. Continue reading