Relaunch of ODC

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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby Custer » 04 Jun 2022, 14:10

I agree.

I see you survived NC.

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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby TheFlyingBoat » 05 Jun 2022, 23:02

So what’s the status on restarting the unstarted game of R1 and also on starting R2?
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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby Pootleflump » 06 Jun 2022, 00:07

Custer wrote:I agree.

I see you survived NC.

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I loved North Carolina. Sun, beautiful walks, art galleries, craft beer and uber-friendly, lovely, interesting people.

Aside from the Diplomacy players that is. They were decidedly less hospitable, lol.
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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby Custer » 06 Jun 2022, 02:19

Well thats good. I'm glad you had a good time.

:D

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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby MasterGR » 07 Jun 2022, 05:32

Pootleflump wrote:I'm detecting some loss of confidence about continuation of ODC across my game with lack of updates and timescales.

It might be a good idea to get r2 going soon to prevent more drop-out.


Sooo... Is ODC still going? It's starting to look like HardAcre has also disappeared? Hasn't written since May 26th...
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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby GameKat » 07 Jun 2022, 08:56

It's a pretty serious indictment of the hobby when a major, recurring tournament implodes like this. Not that I can recall it ever happening before. If we are going to simply abandon it due to lack of interest and organization, it would be preferable to know sooner rather than later.
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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby Strategus » 07 Jun 2022, 13:56

GameKat wrote:It's a pretty serious indictment of the hobby when a major, recurring tournament implodes like this. Not that I can recall it ever happening before. If we are going to simply abandon it due to lack of interest and organization, it would be preferable to know sooner rather than later.

I think this is a ridiculous comment. There are 2 complete games and 5 ongoing. Plenty of players for r2, and no reason to start r2 that urgently. If we need another TD we can get one quickly enough.
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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby MasterGR » 07 Jun 2022, 19:45

Yeah personally I’m not complaining about the delay as I need a break from diplomacy, and depending on when r2 starts I may even pull out altogether from ODC. But as Strategus noted, there are enough people interested, and I’m sure the tournament can proceed even if with slightly fewer boards. But if HardAcre has also dropped out, it’d be good to get another replacement for TD. I seem to recall there was another volunteer.
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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby Captainmeme » 07 Jun 2022, 23:01

Hi all,

I've come onboard with HardAcre as a co-TD and we're working on getting things sorted now. First goal is to get the R1 game that didn't start set up (this should be done by this Sunday) and then we'll begin confirmation for R2. R2 will begin either on Sunday 19th or Sunday 26th depending on how quickly confirmation happens.

I'm also dropping out of the tournament as a player, given otherwise there would be a huge conflict of interest here.

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Re: Relaunch of ODC

Postby GameKat » 07 Jun 2022, 23:48

Appreciate you stepping up, Markus, and making the ultimate sacrifice. And apologies to fellow hobbyists if my earlier comments came across as "ridiculous." Simply that the R2 start time was originally mid-May, was then pushed back to May 21/22, and then the last official announcement was May 26.
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