Tournament?

4-qualifying rounds and a Final Board. TDs: Uncle Monty, Samarkand, Sheddy Winner: bitwise.

Re: Tournament?

Postby sroca » 20 Aug 2008, 00:45

If we do have four (or less) dropouts and end up at 24 should we just play games with a dead Austria or wait for others to join up?
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Re: Tournament?

Postby 22.rhathaway » 20 Aug 2008, 02:41

I would not play in a tournament that featured "dead Austria" games. This is a variant that was just introduced (although not by the developers) and many people have no prior knowledge of how that type of game works. If we are at 24, then we look around to find 4 more reliable players. I for one know of a couple people who play on here that don't check the forums. I could let them know about it.

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Re: Tournament?

Postby sroca » 20 Aug 2008, 03:02

Good. A full game is always more fun to play.
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Re: Tournament?

Postby Diplomat » 20 Aug 2008, 06:35

Full games or no games is my vote. As to the dead austria variant that was just introduced if we were to drop players the rules themselves indicate how to play 6 and 5 player games and they don't eliminate Austria.
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Re: Tournament?

Postby Spitfire » 20 Aug 2008, 15:23

Yeah, its actually usually dropping Italy, which makes a bit more sense really... But hey, my vote is full or none. And we can always delay the start to get the players we need.
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Re: Tournament?

Postby Samarkand » 20 Aug 2008, 17:16

Full or no game. No variations is my opinion.
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Re: Tournament?

Postby mdmuff » 20 Aug 2008, 18:35

Variant tournaments would be interesting in the future, dependent on how this classic version turns out.

I agree with the above statements, no variants and full games would provide for the best results.
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Re: Tournament?

Postby Uncle Monty » 22 Aug 2008, 00:02

I don't think we can really have anything other than classic type games.
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Re: Tournament?

Postby mdmuff » 22 Aug 2008, 01:37

Uncle Monty wrote:I don't think we can really have anything other than classic type games.


Why?

A gunboat tournament would be fun I think. Many of the variants would be fun...
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Re: Tournament?

Postby Diplomat » 22 Aug 2008, 06:33

But for this tournament we've been planning to play Classic I believe.
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