Prize support & Tournament Formats.

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Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby Shoup » Wed May 08, 2013 8:22 pm

Feel free to post any thoughts/concerns/suggestions you might have about how WM/H tournaments are either currently being run, or might be in the future.

#1 Don't be a dick.

If you can't post in a somewhat respectful way I don't want you here.

#2 Criticisms without alternative ideas are lame.

You have a problem? Fine. What solution or fix would you like to see put into place?

#3 People might disagree with you.

If you're too thin skinned to take some constructive criticism towards your ideas then don't post.

If unsure, please refer back to rule #1.

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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby Gamers' Inn » Wed May 08, 2013 11:12 pm

Never knew there was so many drams over prizing. :[

If I say I like all prizing methods, will more tournaments use Death Clock? Seems fair to me. :P
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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby Carda » Thu May 09, 2013 7:34 am

If the thread up in the tourney announcement subforum is any indication, there's quite a lot of, shall we say, "disagreement" over how prize support should be handled. I'll stay out of that particular conversation.

Having played tourneys with both time clock and death clock, I have to say I vastly prefer the latter as a player. The first few turns of a game always take longer for me, usually because I have more pieces on the table to worry about, but also because I'm still formulating my strategy and responding to my opponent's moves. Once I lose some models and/or commit to a course of action, I'm able to speed things up. I just have difficulty figuring out why anybody would prefer a system that assumes you need the same amount of time for every turn. One three-minute extension doesn't balance it out, in my opinion.

So yes, moar deffklock plz kthxbai.

Besides, as best I can tell, it's not that much harder for TOs to implement, and there's no fewer than half a dozen free chess clock iOS apps out there (not sure about Android) so smartphones become a valid option for timers.
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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby Ninja Goblin » Thu May 09, 2013 10:53 am

All right!!!!! :gunsshoot:
Wait whats this say......

Shoup wrote:
#1 Don't be a dick.



DAMN IT!!! :argh:

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Well done Shoup you win this round.....for now...
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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby theHman » Thu May 09, 2013 12:23 pm

For prize support, this is what I like:
Prizes for 1st & 2nd, and then random raffle prizes for a few bucks.

I also like using a ticket system and giving people extra tickets for bringing objectives, timers, painted lists, etc.. - but I'm biased here b/c I bring all these things with me and naturally want to increase my odds of winning stuff.

The reason I like this setup is b/c it rewards the top two players who kicked butt and had some love from the dice gods.
But it also rewards people for staying and playing and also bringing stuff to help the TO/enhance the game experience.


The biggest thing I'd like to see changed format wise is some DeathClock tournies in the valley!
I really, REALLY want to see a lot more of that.
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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby Gamers' Inn » Thu May 09, 2013 2:43 pm

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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby theHman » Thu May 09, 2013 5:57 pm

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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby GamingSaloonBill » Sat May 11, 2013 7:11 pm

theHman wrote:The biggest thing I'd like to see changed format wise is some DeathClock tournies in the valley!
I really, REALLY want to see a lot more of that.


The saloon will eb rockign some deathclock in the summer, the concern is whether or not there are enough smartphone/tablets to cover the players, because actual deathclocks run $30-$100.
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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby Gamers' Inn » Sun May 12, 2013 5:47 am

We have not had an issue yet, the one time we did was when a phone died. Luckily both players were watching and we were able to get the game continued.

If you have people who have extra devices (nice door prize incentive) it's even smoother. Just make sure to tell people to charge their device prior. ><
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Re: Prize support & Tournament Formats.

Postby Mifsuud » Sun May 12, 2013 5:01 pm

you dont need a 30-100 dollar death clock. all you need is 2 .99 kitchen timers. each player gets on and they simply pause theirs during the other persons turn.

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