Originally Posted by Fat AJ 330
Thought I would add my 2 cents.
I would love to hold more (local) events for VGC. I have been running DS Tournaments as side events after my TCG premier events. What I need from the VGC community is recommendations on prizes that could be offered with little to no budget. In the past I have offered booster packs, PTCGO codes, plushies, DS cases, and female DW pkmn. I cannot make special in-game unlocks/pokemon, so don't ask for those.
With the TCG players, it's easy. Booster packs! What do you want that would draw players to drive 1-2 hours for an event?
Oh, and to answer the top question. Yes you do, it stinks, and likely for many of the reasons mentioned by you guys.
Mr. Schumacher I have been giving away RNG'd/old event pokemon either for stats, shiny, or both.
A lot of our local VG players don't play TCG so packs aren't ideal. They also don't encourage the VG tournaments either. We have been running VG tournaments in Utah since 2006 and the players like the VG pokemon.