I am putting the finishing touches on my tournament structure. Please take a look at this and give me some feedback. If you plan on playing at the EconoCon Labyrinth tournament, please don't comment on this thread. I want only unbiased responses.
All games will be played using 'Let's Roll!' scenario. Opponents will be randomly matched in the first round. Tournament Director will fill a seat in all rounds with an odd number of participants. If a player does not finish a game, he forfeits and his opponent is awarded the victory and if applicable any points will be adjudicated by the tournament director. A game can also be adjudicated by mutual consent or if the tournament director feels that the game needs to be ended due to time constraints.
Once opponents are matched each side will secretly designate which side they wish to play with a number from 0 to 5 written down. The number is how much the player is willing to shift US Prestige in the direction favoring their opponent. This shift is conducted only for the winner of the bid when both sides pick the same side. Otherwise both bids shift US Prestige. When both bids are identical, players roll for sides.
Example: Rod bids American 2, meaning he wishes to play the Americans enough that he is willing to shift the starting prestige from 7 to 5. Bill bids Jihadists 0. The result is that Rod will play the Americans with a starting prestige of 5.
Example: Rod bids American 2 and Bill bids American 3. Bill plays the Americans with a starting prestige of 4.
Example: Rod bids Jihadist 0 and Bill bids Jihadist 0. Dice are rolled and Rod wins the toss. Rod plays the Jihadists and Bill plays the Americans with a starting prestige of 7.
Example: Rod bids Jihadist 2 and Bill bids American 1. Bill plays the Americans with a starting prestige of 8
Tournament points may be assigned to rank players. The point system is an attempt to show how strongly you defeated your opponent. Use the following schedule to determine tournament points.
Instant win by:
US 12 Good Resources: 20
US 15 Fair/Good Countries: 15
US no cells on map: 25
Jihadist Islamic Rule six resources: 20
Jihadist 15 Islamist/Poor Countries: 15
Jihadist WMD in US: 25
End on time:
US Winner: 1x the amount of Resources
Jihadist Winner: 2x the amount of Resources
Loser of a game is awarded half the points of the winner (retain fractions) as a negative number.
Head Count is 0
Tournament cancelled. All prizes destroyed, held, or returned
Count is 1
Participant wins all prizes but must complete Tournament Final game with tournament director, or forfeit in which case Count is zero.
Count is 2
Participants play Tournament Final game head to head. Winner receives all prizes.
Count is 3
There will be one round of play of the Tournament Final game. Most points wins the tournament.
Count is 4
There will be two rounds of play. First round is Standard game. Second round is a Tournament Final game. The winners of the first round goes on to play each other.
Count is 5+
There will be two rounds of play. The first round is the Standard game. The second round is the Tournament Final game. Players are bracketed for the second round by a best vs best system based on points. (E.g. 6 players, 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4, 5 vs 6). The tournament director will always take the worst seat. Most tournament points after two games is the winner.
Hm, looks shorter than what's going on here...
You're going for a ftf tourney...?
This is a face to face tournament. Due to time constraints we are limiting the play to two rounds. So I have attempted to develop a system that will identify the best player in two rounds of play.