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Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:40 pm
by JammaTal
john1325 and me are in turn 3.

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:36 am
by JammaTal
and now it's already over.

Jamma (USSR) over john1325 (USA) by victory point track win in turn 3 / action round 4

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:21 am
by doublebullout
To recap, here's where we currently are:
Here are the Round 2 games that are confirmed to be in progress:

bigjimou (US) vs Holsten-Knight (USSR)
me (US) vs irishdomer08 (USSR)
Baelnor (US) vs whovian223 (USSR)
Snotty128 (US) vs SleepingGiant (USSR)

Finished:
hardco (US) defeated skoptic (USSR)
JammaTal (USSR) defeated john_l (US)

What's everyone's status today?

http://challonge.com/PT_std1
Challonge handles all the record keeping for Swiss format very well, which is pretty handy to be sure. But unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way to modify the bracket after a tournament gets started. I tried to switch geigerm9 with rinelk and Empt with JaneHatke so that geigerm9 vs blackfire1929 and JaneHatke vs Kolbex can play. This would set up rinelk vs Ferret96 and Empt vs Cgareth to... what? Tie each other by default? And there's no way to record a proper result for geigerm9 vs blackfire1929 or JaneHatke vs Kolbex. Hmmm. The only way out seems to be to award Round 2 default victories (or byes, if you will) to geigerm9, blackfire1929, JaneHatke, and Kolbex. That will keep the math and brackets straight. (And future rounds would presumably include "byes" for players matched up with rinelk, Ferret96, Empt, and Cgareth.) But that's only necessary if Challonge is used to track this tournament. We certainly don't have to let that dictate the matchups. What are everyone else's thoughts? Just trying to keep things manageable, fair, and most importantly FUN.

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:40 pm
by john_l
and now it's already over.

Jamma (USSR) over john1325 (USA) by victory point track win in turn 3 / action round 4
Nice win! It was a terrible feeling being down by 15 points, holding the Asia scoring card with you dominating the area, with my only other cards being 1 op cards.

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:15 pm
by hardco
I feel if we are sidelining that many people for however long round 2 is going to take, we'll have even less people interested in playing round 3...

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:24 pm
by Private Prinny
Zebracadabra and myself are going into semi-cold mid-war right about now (late round 3)

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:02 pm
by JMH.75
Status update: still no sign of SpiceTheCat. Game not started.

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:23 pm
by doublebullout
I feel if we are sidelining that many people for however long round 2 is going to take, we'll have even less people interested in playing round 3...
I tend to agree. And because of the way Swiss format pairing works, there's no way to start Round 3 matchups until Round 2 is finished.

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:25 pm
by doublebullout
Zebracadabra and myself are going into semi-cold mid-war right about now (late round 3)
Thanks! I was wondering how your game was going. Good luck!

Re: Sliding to DEFCON 1: Twilight Struggle tournament thread

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:59 pm
by Kolbex
I received a challonge invite that I forgot about since it was marked as read. Will return to it.