Sep 30: 40k Standard Tournament

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Sep 30: 40k Standard Tournament

Post by tjkopena » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Saturday, September 30, straight-up 40k tournament @ Redcap's. 1500pts. Initial details here:

http://www.pagegaming.com/index.php?n=W ... Tournament

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Re: Sep 30: 40k Standard Tournament

Post by tjkopena » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:09 am

We have some updates to our event basics planned for this tournament. First up: We're planning to seed the first round with a simple survey, rather than fully random pairs. We've talked about this kind of mechanism a bunch, have applied it in some narrative events, and are going to start experimenting with doing it in more events.

At check-in, players will answer:

- Have you played for more than 1 year?
- Have you played in a tournament before?
- Have you played in a tournament at another location in the past year?
- Have you played in a tournament with 25 or more people in the past year?
- Have you won a tournament of any size in the past 3 years?

The player pool will then be divided in two based on sums of "Yes" answers, and first round pairs made randomly within those halves.

This won't prevent anybody from ending up high (or low) in the standings. It might have some negligible effect on the mid-field scores from players doing slightly better or worse in the first round than they might have with truly random pairs. But it should prevent new players from facing a grand master in their very first game, a worthwhile quality of experience goal in casual events like ours.

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Re: Sep 30: 40k Standard Tournament

Post by tjkopena » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:28 pm

Detailed rules packet w/ missions is available:

http://www.pagegaming.com/uploads/Warha ... ssions.pdf

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