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05-10-2003, 12:45 PM
I am trying to think up a format for the tournament I will soon run based on the Roman Civil War between the Caesarians and the Senatorials. There are a series of battles with victory points set for each battle (some 2 points, some 1 point). The idea is that two players play all battes and the one with the most points at the end of the series wins. This works great for 2 players, but I am having a bit of trouble trying to think up a tournament format due to the number of battles each player must play. I have some ideas, but I am not particularly found of them. Any suggestions?
[ May 10, 2003, 09:47: Message edited by: Ambiorix ]
05-10-2003, 03:08 PM
How many battles are involved ?
05-10-2003, 05:42 PM
Will each player play for both sides in the each battle?
05-10-2003, 06:33 PM
I see that there are 5 battles. Here are my suggestions
for a small tournament :
Make a tournament for 6 players (eventually, create more tournaments if you want more players to participate)
Put the players in circle. Each player challenge the player on his left with the Caesarian in the first battle, then the second on his left, for the second battle, and so on until he challenge the fifth player (the one on his right) for the fifth battle.
All players then play each battle twice (only 10 games) with each side. Small, so easy to manage.
for a larger tournament :
Use any number of player you want to manage. (put them in groups of 5-6, so there are not too many games to play)
The tournament start in the first battle : each player challenge all others with the cesarians. Everyone plays the same battle many time with both sides.
Compute score after one month, at the end of the round, then proceed to next round - still all players, playing the next battle. And so on until the fifth round / fifth battle. then calculate the final score.
(Note : this is the same as everyone challenging all other with the 5 battles - but the separation in rounds will make it easier for you to collect results, change non-playing players and solving boring problems that many time arise with tournaments)
Also it make it easier for players to challenge each other and obey to the specific battle rules without confusion - and they have not to much battles at the same time.
just my 2 cents..
05-10-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Peter Bityukov:
Will each player play for both sides in the each battle? There are a total of 5 battles.
05-11-2003, 05:25 PM
I'm sorry, I responded to the wrong question, I think it's open wether or not each person plays both sides. Originally I was thinking one takes the Caesarians and one takes the Senatorials.
05-12-2003, 01:37 AM
I prefer Jerome's variant: "All players play each battle twice with each side". It could be more fair, if players have different armies.
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