“Are you tired of being just another cog in the machine? Why not become more than you could ever imagine? Join Teklo Industries and create a better future for everyone. A future… with Bright Lights!”
Bright Lights puts the boost in standalone booster set, taking you through the bustling copper streets of Metrix, a city of technological wonders and scientific advancement.
Featuring new Mechanologist heroes, Bright Lights introduces unique gameplay to Flesh and Blood, with equipment that starts in your deck. Build your own mechanized Evo suit to stomp the competition - it’s time to suit up and throw down!
To celebrate, Bright Lights Pre-release Weekend will run world wide from September 29th - 2nd October, 2023.
What is the Bright Lights Pre-release Weekend?
What is the Format for Pre-release?
Bright Lights Sealed Deck is the format for this event.
How is this format different?
Official Bright Lights Sealed Deck events will use modified format rules, with 2 points of difference from normal Flesh and Blood Sealed Deck:
- Bright Lights uses only FOUR booster packs per player, making it the best bang-for-your-buck Sealed Deck format yet!
- Decks have a maximum size of 40 cards (and a minimum of 30).
Does this mean players get fewer packs at the Pre-release?
Players should also receive two participation packs at Pre-release to get them to six packs. These packs should be distributed to players at the end of the event.
I'm still not sure about this. Where can I go for more information?
Contact the Organized Play team at email@example.com and we will be happy to go over any questions with you.
For a regular pre-release where players are receiving a total of 6 Bright Lights Booster Packs (4 for the Bright Lights Sealed Format + 2 participation boosters) stores can charge up to USD30 / EUR30/ GBP30 / CAD45 / AUD45 / NZD45 or local currency equivalent.
If you choose to offer additional booster prizing for your event, then stores may charge up to USD40 / EUR40 / GBP40 / CAD55 / AUD55 / NZD55 or local currency equivalent.
(If it's normal in the territory for sales tax to be applied to the marketed price at the point of purchase, sales tax may be charged in addition to the prices stated here.)
Can I add prizes to the prize pool?
Stores are free to add any additional prize support they deem necessary.
What is the event window?
3PM Friday, 29th September 2023 - Monday 2nd October 2023.
Events can be sanctioned now!
Is there any flexibility on the event dates?
Events must be run in this window. If your store encounters unforeseen delays or circumstances which prevent the event from being hosted as planned please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
How will I know if my store is selected for Bright Lights Pre-release Weekend?
Stores will receive an email invitation to notify them that sanctioning for Pre-release is open. The Bright Lights Pre-release type will appear in GEM when creating a new event.
There will be two waves of invitations for this event going out.
- The first wave will be from August 1st and stores will have until August 8th (Local Time) to sanction their events in GEM.
- The second wave of invitations will be sent shortly after round one sanctioning closes.
If you have not been selected as part of the Wave 1 event solicitations and would like to express interest in hosting an event, you can complete this form to provide us with your details. Please note that Wave 2 invites will be very limited, so completing the form does not guarantee that you will be able to host an event.
How many prize kits will I receive?
Stores will be notified of their kit allocation in the invite email for Pre-release. The number of kits allocated will be dependent on your Organized Play activity.
Will this allow me to run multiple events?
No. You can only run one Pre-release event during the event weekend. Each kit supports 16 players, if you receive two kits then it will support you running up to a 32 player event.
I believe my prize kit allocation is too low. What can I do?
If you believe your allocation is too low we are happy to look into this but we cannot guarantee you will get additional kits. To talk to us on this email us at email@example.com
Is there a minimum number of players to run this event
Pre-release events need a minimum of 8 players to run.
Is there a maximum number of players?
Your player number will be determined by the number of pre-release kits your receive. One kit supports 16 players. Each additional kit will support another 16 players.
How long should I budget for a Pre-release event?
The standard length for a sealed deck round is 30 minutes + 5 minutes for start of game procedure. However, you may set the round length at your discretion based on how experienced your players are. This is a new set and players will be unfamiliar with many of the cards. You should set an appropriate round length to ensure that the event runs in a timely fashion but also allows players to reasonably complete their matches.
|Prize Kits needed||Players||Swiss Rounds|
|1||9 - 16||4|
|2||17 - 32||5|
|3-4||33 - 64||6|
Prizes and Distribution
How is the Pre-release kit going to be supplied?
The pre-release kit will be supplied by your distributor, please contact your sales representative to ensure that your store is eligible to order.
What is in the kit?
The Pre-release Weekend kit is designed to provide prize support for up to 16 players and includes the following:
- 1 Proto Base Set (Cold Foil) - consists of 4 cards
- 7 Rainbow Foil Dash, Database (Young Hero)
- 7 Rainbow Foil Maxx Nitro (Young Hero)
- 7 Rainbow Foil Teklovossen (Young Hero)
- 2 Breaker Key Art Playmats
- Bright Lights Token Pack (for operational purposes)
How to use the Bright Lights Pre-release kit materials:
- 1st place in each event should receive one Proto Base set (Cold Foil)
- 2nd place in each event should receive one of each Rainbow Foil Young Hero (1x Dash, 1x Maxx, 1x Teklovossen)
- Participants should receive one random Rainbow Foil Young Hero. These should be given out at the start of the event so players can use these during the event. Any remaining Rainbow Foil Young Hero should be given out as random prize draws.
- Breaker Key Art Playmats should be given out as random prize draws for participation.
- The Bright Lights Operations Tuck Box is for use during the event to give players access to the Hero and Weapon tokens which they require during the event.
If your store has been allocated more than one pre-release kit, please allocate additional prizes. For example, if you have received two pre-release kits then 1st & 2nd place should receive a Proto Base set and 3rd & 4th should receive a set of Rainbow Foil Heroes.
Booster Boxes - Sealed Deck and Prize Support
How do I order product to support the sealed deck play at my pre-release?
For every prize kit allocated to you by LSS you will be able to order one case of Bright Lights from your distributor for sealed deck play at your event. For example, if you receive two prize kits you will be able to order two cases of Bright Lights. In this example, it would support sealed deck play & participation boosters for up to 32 players.
Will there be Booster Pack prizes for Bright Lights pre-release?
Stores will be able to order booster prize support from their distributor. Stores will be able to order Bright Lights cases equal to the number of Pre-release kits allocated to your store. For example, if your store is allocated two kits, you can order two additional cases of Bright Lights that can be used for prize support.
Ordering this prize support is optional. Stores can take less than their allocation or none at all.
How do I distribute optional Booster Pack prizes?
Distribution of this optional booster pack prize support is at the discretion of individual stores. We recommend that stores clearly advertise the prize support for their events before and during the Pre-release Weekend. Please note that Bright Lights boosters must not be sold under any circumstances prior to the official street release date (October 6th). Stores will not receive their regular Bright Lights booster stock from distributors until the week of release.
RULES & POLICY
Are Judges required for Pre-release events?
Judges are not required, and we do not provide Judge support for these events. However, Judges bring many benefits to your event. If you have access to one we would recommend having one in attendance.
What happens if there is a rules question that I cannot answer?
Release notes for Bright Lights will be available prior to Pre-release. If you are unable to answer a question after referring to the notes, just try your best to make a ruling that is fair to both players. Ultimately, we view the Pre-release as fun/casual events so a positive player experience should be the main goal of the event.
Events such as Pre-release also give you the opportunity to share your store and local community with our team and the wider Flesh and Blood community. We invite all stores hosting Pre-release events to fill out the Bright Lights Pre-release Event Coverage Form to provide us with coverage information for your event.
We're primarily looking for: Photo of the winner - General event photos - Hero breakdowns - Stories of players, matches, or the day
Please note we cannot feature every store that provides coverage information, but we greatly appreciate any and all information stores can provide for our coverage pieces. We look forward to hearing your stories! If you have any questions about the form or want to submit additional information, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If my event doesn’t sell out, am I able to sell the spare boosters/booster boxes from my optional prize support?
Any remaining unused/spare boosters/booster boxes from your optional prize support must not be sold under any circumstances prior to the official street release date, or distributed as prizing at any events outside of the Pre-release events prior to the official street release date.
Can I sell the prize cards that I receive in the kit if I am unable to run my event?
Prize cards must not be sold under any circumstances. If you are unable to run your event, please contact us email@example.com
What's the earliest that I can start a Friday Pre-release event?
The earliest that a Friday Pre-release event can start is 3 pm local time.
Are there any suggested start times for events?
Because there may be other stores running events in your area on the same day we would suggest you communicate with them to coordinate events.
Our suggested timings are as followed:
- Friday - From 3 pm onward.
- Saturday and Sunday- Morning Events 10 am start - Afternoon Events 2 pm start (you may start before these times)
When should I receive my Prize kit? What do I do if I haven’t received it?
Prize kits should arrive in your store early in the week beginning Monday 25th September. For any questions regarding delivery, please contact your distributor.
When can we pre-order Bright Lights booster stock?
It will be available to order from your distributors very soon, please contact your sales representatives for more details.
If I don't open a particular hero or weapon token, does this mean I can't play with them?
Each Pre-release kit will come with Hero and Weapons tokens included.
Are there marketing assets available for me to use to promote the event?
Marketing Assets are available here: Bright Lights Pre-release Marketing Assets.
Pre-release events are casual events and a chance to introduce new players to the community. When you are running and judging events, please be friendly and polite towards players and encourage them to act in the same way.
If there are rules breaches, we would encourage you to assume good faith on behalf of the players, do your best to correct the game state so the match can continue, and use the situation as a learning opportunity to teach the players about the game. The overall goal is for everyone to have fun exploring the new set, and anything that you can do to make the event a great experience is much appreciated.