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Chad Ellis
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With the two-player tournament going on, I naturally became interested in having an event for more players. My thought would be to have one or two rounds (depending on the number of players) of elimination where only the top two players from each game would advance (or, if necessary, 3-player games with only one person advancing), leading to a final championship game.

Sign up here if you'd be interested, along with any comments about format preferences.


 
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Interested. I'd be especially interested to see what tie-breaker you use
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Yes please.
 
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I'd be up for it.
 
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Lots of familiar faces here. Sign me up!

In terms of the format, I think it would be better to have just the winner of each game advance. That way if we have, say, 16 players, we can play 4 4-player games with the winners advancing to a final 4-player game. That way you avoid the problem of there being no incentive to win because second place is rewarded the same as first.

 
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A little bit off-topic... but do all YEar of the Dragon games at MabiWeb take forever to finish? I started a 5-player game about 60 hours ago and we're currently waiting for the 5th player to play his PErson card. At this rate, a single game is going to take about a month!

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bwridge wrote:
A little bit off-topic... but do all YEar of the Dragon games at MabiWeb take forever to finish? I started a 5-player game about 60 hours ago and we're currently waiting for the 5th player to play his PErson card. At this rate, a single game is going to take about a month!

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Yeah. Larger games take FOREVER. That's why I like to have several games running at once. I'd hope this tournament would set up like four simultaneous games or something.
 
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Definitely interested, count me in!
 
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Yep. I'm in too please...
 
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I am interested as well.
 
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Yeah. Larger games take FOREVER. That's why I like to have several games running at once. I'd hope this tournament would set up like four simultaneous games or something.


It has now been 85 hours and we've yet to finish our first turn. With this sort of time commitment I think I'd rather play Diplomacy...

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I'm interested.
 
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BTW, if LTLukeCUddy is reading this or if you know who he is and can pass on a message, hurry up and take your turn. THere are currently 6 games of Dragon that are waiting for your move. Do something...

DOn't know why people get so involved if they're not willing to stay on top of their games...

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I'm in!
 
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OK, our interested list so far is:

Chad_Ellis
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mdp4828
Stu Skywalker
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Also, possibly, bwridge (not sure if he actually signed up or just asked a question, so I'm geekmailing him to confirm).

OK, that makes 13 people, not counting bwridge. For speed reasons my inclination would be to try to resolve this in two-three "rounds" of simultaneous games, rather than doing a Swiss System over multiple rounds. I think I can rope in one or two more people to get us to 15/16. If we're at 15 I would propose the following:

1. Split the tournament up randomly into three divisions of five.
2. Within each divisions there would be five 4-player games -- defined by the one person that wasn't in each of them.
3. Each game awards 3 points to the winner and 1 point to second place. In the event of a joint win, each player gets 2 points; in the event of a joint tie for second, the winner gets 3 and each of the players in second get a full point.

First tiebreak would be games won (so winning two is better than winning one and coming in second thrice). Second tiebreak would be head-to-headness of points (so if I'm tied with GamingWench but she won two games that I was in and I won one that she was in and one that she wasn't, she's win).

The winners of each division would then play a 3-player championship.

How does that sound?
 
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Chad_Ellis wrote:

How does that sound?


Sounds good. How about a 1-3-6-10 scoring system to incentivize all positions including finishing the game (0 points for a drop out)?
 
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I like that. That way the first tiebreaks can continue downwards, so it's total score, then total wins, then total seconds and then fisticuffs if they're still tied.
 
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Chad_Ellis wrote:
...and then fisticuffs if they're still tied.


Marquess of Queensberry rules, I presume.
 
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May I ask how the game will be played?

Is there a site with a special multiplayer program that is used, or do we have to have someone that controls the randomizations of all actions each turn, and we just write in a forum what choices we make?
 
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I'm in.
 
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LupusX wrote:
May I ask how the game will be played?

Is there a site with a special multiplayer program that is used, or do we have to have someone that controls the randomizations of all actions each turn, and we just write in a forum what choices we make?


Hi Adam, the suggestion is to use the excellent implementation of year of the dragon on mabiweb: http://www.mabiweb.com/

Cheers
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I'm in if there is still space. I have to make up for my poor showing in the 2 player tournament.
 
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