It’s the day of the tournament! We’ll be starting at 11 AM EDT, which is about 4 hours from when this post goes live.
Register here before 11 AM: https://forms.gle/xXX37MpZh14k1CAC8
Join us on Discord by 11 AM for player check-in. Discord link: https://discord.gg/969Gnp
I’m hoping to get the tournament underway by 11:10.
If you are having any trouble, you can also reach out to me on stimhack slack, where my handle is “sanjay”.
We will be playing 4 rounds of swiss with no cut. Pairings will be posted here: http://cobr.ai/tournaments/1706
Report results here:
The player on the left side of the pairings should make the game and play corp first.
Despite the larger decks, we will be using the standard tournament timing structure. This means 65 minute rounds, and after time the active player finishes their turn, and the other player gets one turn. Time being called is measured by when a player notices our timer bot on discord expiring, or someone informing you that time is called, whichever comes first.
One of the complications for this tournament is that we don’t have a deck legality checker. So some of you might start the tournament with an illegal deck. With this in mind, we will be diverting slightly from normal tournament rules:
- Make an effort to make sure yourself that your deck is legal. If you are unsure, please ask for help. Scrolling up in this thread, this post has some additional guidance.
- If you notice your deck is illegal in the first few turns when your game starts, fix it and restart the game.
- If you realize your deck is illegal mid-game, you will be issued a warning (this is different from most tournaments, where you would be issued a game loss). Please play the game out normally and fix your deck before your next game.
- The second warning for the same deck and issue will result in a game loss.
- If you notice your deck is illegal after the tournament, hey it happens. I once flatlined my friend with a surprise Marcus Batty out of Custom Biotics and didn’t realize until the next day.
Reporting Jnet bugs
We will be playing with cards that don’t get a lot of play! If you notice some cards aren’t working the way they are supposed to, jnet devs would appreciate you letting them know about it. If you can, reporting bugs here would be appreciated. It may seem like you are just giving them more work, but apparently they really do want to hear about it!
Jnet bugging out
If a game glitches out midgame, such that it is irrecoverable, restart the game. If both players are in agreement that the game was going to have a specific outcome, feel free to skip this and report the game as that outcome.
I think jnet is mostly handling these giant decks pretty well, but I don’t want to overload it. With that in mind, please try and avoid jumping into any game that has more than 3 spectators already.
We will have at least two people streaming:
The excellent Vesper will be streaming the tournament: https://www.twitch.tv/vesper_dbs/
The incomparable ctz will be streaming his games: https://www.twitch.tv/sansanfrancisco/
The amiable Iz will also be streaming their games! https://www.twitch.tv/marzi23
You are encouraged to watch the tournament there, rather than on jnet.
I intend to TO and play this tournament. If you have a judge issue, please contact me at my table and we will resolve things on discord.
Users and great people internet and analyzechris have additionally volunteered to handle overflow judge calls.
Dropping and late entry
I’m hoping this tournament is pretty laid back. With that in mind, if you aren’t having a good time, or need to leave for some reason, it is quite fine if you drop (that’s true for any tournament, really, but this time you can do it with my blessing). I love this format, but you might discover it really isn’t for you!
Additionally, if you want to enter the tournament late, you can! You will receive no wins for the rounds you don’t play, but if you just want to get some games in, please join us.
Discord can enable voice chat with your opponent. You are by no means required to use this feature, but it can be fun and helpful to talk out weird card interactions.