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Subject: BGG Star Realms League -- Season 11, Bronze Tier, Screecher Division rss

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Welcome to the BGG Star Realms League!
This thread is for the eleventh season of play, Bronze Tier, Screecher Division.
Following are the league rules:



Every player should subscribe not only to their own divisional thread, but also to the main discussion thread. Going forward, this is the only place that I will post notification about upcoming seasons.

Please respect the preferences of the players in your division, if at all possible, for playing with the Gambits expansion. The divisions have been formulated as much as possible to group preferences together. This is a Type A division. (For more details, see the Division Structure section below.)


NEW RULES FOR SEASON 11

- If any player fails to post in this thread before the start of round 3, that player will be replaced (unless I have received prior notification).

- If your opponent has posted the result of your match before you've had a chance to, thumb that post.

- When posting the pairings for the final round, I always ask whether players intend to continue playing in the league. Beginning with this season, this will be the only time I ask, so make sure you respond.

- A new system of tiebreakers for promotion and relegation is being instituted on a trial basis for this season. In short, there will generally be no playoff. For more details, see the first post of the main discussion thread.

- A new system for the Tier Championships is being instituted on a trial basis for this season. In short, only the division winners will qualify. For more details, see the section on Tier Championships (below).



ROUND STRUCTURE

- A round begins when the standings for the round just finished are posted along with the pairings for the next round. (For the first round, the round begins with this post.)

- The maximum duration of a round is 72 hours (rounded to the next morning, CDT). Of course, matches that are not completed within the 72-hour timeframe will still count once they are completed.

- Each round will be played discretely. In other words, players will not generally "play ahead" by playing matches against divisional opponents in quick succession (unless they have notified me of an absence).

- In this league, "match" is defined as "one game against an opponent."


DIVISION STRUCTURE

- The duration of the season is 11 rounds, as each player will play each other player in the division once.

- Standings will be posted upon the conclusion of each round.

- Standings are determined by a player's record of wins and losses.

- The columns you will see in the standings are as follows:

W - wins
L - losses
Pct - winning percentage (wins divided by games played)
Gambits - the player's preference for playing with Gambits: (A)ll, (G)ambits, (S)hips and bases, (N)one, (N)o (P)reference

- If a division has an assigned type (for example, "Type S"), then all games should generally be played as that type.

- If a division does not have an assigned type, players should try to come to a mutual understanding. If that is not possible due to player's insistence on their preference, the game will be played according to whichever player has the "lower" preference. In this context, A is highest, followed by S, then N.


LEAGUE STRUCTURE

- The league is divided into five tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Iron.

- The tiers are arranged in a pyramidal structure, with a different number of divisions in each tier, as follows:

Platinum - 1 division
Gold - 2 divisions
Silver - 3 divisions
Bronze - 4 divisions
Iron - 5 divisions

- The top 2 players in every division but the Platinum Tier will be promoted. In other words, if they wish to play in the next season, they will be placed in the next higher tier. (Exceptions: In the Bronze Tier, the third-place finisher with the best record among the four divisions will also be promoted as a wild card, and in the Iron Tier the two best records from among the five divisions will be in contention for the wild card.)

- The bottom 4 players in the Platinum Tier and the bottom 3 players in the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Tiers will be relegated. In other words, if they wish to play in the next season, they will be placed in the next lower tier.

- In the event that there are players who do not wish to continue for the next season of play, the exact number of players being promoted or relegated may be adjusted downward, at my discretion.

- In the event of a tie for a promotion or relegation spot, tiebreakers will be applied (see next section).

- Player ratings are available here: BGG Star Realms League player ratings.


TIEBREAKERS FOR PROMOTION AND RELEGATION

This is being changed on a trial basis for Season 11. See the first post in the main discussion thread: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/18950296#18950296


TIER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Each tier will have available to it one prize -- generously provided by White Wizard Games. The Platinum Tier winner will have first choice of prize, followed in turn by the champion of the Gold, then Silver, then Bronze, then Iron Tier.

The prizes are (to be determined).

The champions of each tier will be determined by having a playoff among the division winners. In the event multiple players tie for first place in a division, there will be a playoff according to the "old" playoff rules for tiebreakers (see link in previous section).

Each of the tournaments will consist of one game per round.

Prize support will continue going forward for as long as White Wizard chooses to provide it. If you like this idea and want White Wizard to continue, head over to this link to let them know: http://www.starrealms.com/contact-us/.


REMINDERS, TIPS, & NOTES

- Please check in at regular intervals to BGG -- daily, if possible. It would also be a good idea to subscribe to this thread.

- Please endeavor to play at a good pace. Though there is no system in place for penalizing slow play, if it becomes burdensome to the other players in the division, I may be forced to remove a lagging player from the league.

- When matches are posted, either player may send the challenge.

- When matches conclude, either player may post the result. Screenshots are not necessary. The player who does not post the result should give a thumbs-up to the player who did post the result (by clicking the green thumbs-up icon on the post).

- If at some point during the season you anticipate being unavailable for more that a day or two, please notify me as far in advance as you can. In this situation, I am willing to double up games from the rounds you will be absent for so as not to delay the entire division.

- If a player fails to post to this thread by the time the pairings for round 3 are posted, that player will be replaced.

- In the event that a player unexpectedly stops responding to invitations or games being played and it becomes apparent to me that the player has abandoned the league, that player will be removed (if it is later than round 3). When a player is removed, all of a player's games are vacated, including games already played; this means that a player's games already played will not count and that future opponents will have a bye for a round.



If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post them (or geekmail me, if you prefer).


Pairings for round 1:

Irish v. jbuergel
rurouni v. katadare
kamarainen v. RillsAlThor
Rhelik v. Lirela
Dustician v. Chronsy
icesphere v. TimeOut
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Note: Irish has previously informed me that he will be unavailable until August 16.
 
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icesphere defeated TimeOut
 
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Aweberman wrote:
Note: Irish has previously informed me that he will be unavailable until August 16.

Reporting in the thread! I guess I got one of the surprise promotions, which is neat. Some familiar names from my division last time.

Since I'm matching up against Irish, I'm assuming I'll just make up the game from those round when he gets back?
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Good luck all. My challenge has been sent.
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katadare d. rurouni

GG rurouni!
 
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Challenge sent to kamarainen and I'm happy to be in a new division with some names I recognise from last season and other tournaments

Best of luck all! apart from when playing against me, nuff said
 
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jbuergel wrote:
Aweberman wrote:
Note: Irish has previously informed me that he will be unavailable until August 16.

Reporting in the thread! I guess I got one of the surprise promotions, which is neat. Some familiar names from my division last time.

Since I'm matching up against Irish, I'm assuming I'll just make up the game from those round when he gets back?

Irish here and challenge sent. The house we're renting has wifi, so I don't need to be as judicious with my data. I gave Remy a warning in case I needed to be unavailable, but it won't be an issue. Good luck all!
 
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In one of the closest games I've ever played, Lirela defeated Rhelik.
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And we've finished our game, jbuergel over Irish.
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Lirela wrote:
In one of the closest games I've ever played, Lirela defeated Rhelik.

Emily, awesome game. I really struggled with how to play that last round and what might be the best approach. I should have wiped your board, but thought I might have enough to survive. Very well played!!!

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B, you got me down to 1 authority while you had 34 left...I can see why you didn't feel the need to get rid of all of my silly bases. I would love to play again. May I challenge you, and it not be tournament-related? I don't know if you avoid having multiple games going on at once.
 
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IrishRenegade wrote:
jbuergel wrote:
Aweberman wrote:
Note: Irish has previously informed me that he will be unavailable until August 16.

Reporting in the thread! I guess I got one of the surprise promotions, which is neat. Some familiar names from my division last time.

Since I'm matching up against Irish, I'm assuming I'll just make up the game from those round when he gets back?

Irish here and challenge sent. The house we're renting has wifi, so I don't need to be as judicious with my data. I gave Remy a warning in case I needed to be unavailable, but it won't be an issue. Good luck all!
Excellent!
 
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Chronsy challenged.
 
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Sure Emily lets play again. I don't play as often as I used to but when I was very active I could have 30+ games going at a time. Now its just this and the FB tournaments usually.

-Bernie
 
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Facebook tournaments? Tell me more.

Challenge sent.
 
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RillsAlThor over kamarainen. Apologies for the crazy score difference, practicing making the most of hands for the endurance fb challenges

Out of interest, would people here like to share their level, win% and total games played? I think it would be nice to see how we vary?

I'm 10 9/11, 53% & 472.
 
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Rillian wrote:
RillsAlThor over kamarainen.

As soon as I saw the setup, I knew I was doomed. And you played the gambits right to have the second turn Megahauler. It was all downhill from there.

Rillian wrote:
Out of interest, would people here like to share their level, win% and total games played? I think it would be nice to see how we vary?

I'm 10 9/11, 53% & 472.

level 21 0/22, i just dropped to 62%, and 1194 games played.
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Rillian wrote:

Out of interest, would people here like to share their level, win% and total games played? I think it would be nice to see how we vary?

I'm 10 9/11, 53% & 472.

I'm 24 15/25, 62%, 1473 games.
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Aw man, I think this may make me look bad. I've gotten into situations twice where I timed out of ALL of my games (at one point, I had 20 going), so that's lowered my score significantly.

I'm level 10 2/11 wins, 1513 games, 51% win percentage

I wish I could restart my stats, because I played a lot of those early games when I really didn't understand the point of allies and such.
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Level 16 1411 total games.
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Dustician def. Chronsy
 
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Standings after round 1:

Bronze Tier, Screecher Division

Name W L Pct

Dustician 1 0 100
icesphere 1 0 100
jbuergel 1 0 100
katadare 1 0 100
Lirela 1 0 100
RillsAlThor 1 0 100
Chronsy 0 1 0
Irish 0 1 0
kamarainen 0 1 0
Rhelik 0 1 0
rurouni 0 1 0
TimeOut 0 1 0


Pairings for round 2:

Irish v. katadare
rurouni v. RillsAlThor
kamarainen v. Lirela
Rhelik v. Chronsy
Dustician v. TimeOut
icesphere v. jbuergel

 
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I'm level 13, 611 games, 63% win percentage.
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Mine and kamarainen's game was won by me, you got swapped around on your standings Remy!

Challenge sent to rurouni.

 
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