The Valley will be legal for the SSCI but not the LCQ.
Rounds will last 75 minutes and will follow FFG’s time-out rules. Players will be required to report any time-outs to the tournament organizers.
At the start of each round, we will post pairings, the end time of the round, and the start time of the next round on a forums.stimhack.com thread dedicated to tournament announcements.
The player displayed on the top of the bracket will make an OCTGN game with their opponent’s name as the title of the game. The player displayed on the bottom of the bracket will look for their game. The bracket will be powered by challonge.com.
Players may agree to contact one another on Mumble or Skype for voice chat if they believe it will make things run more smoothly in their games. If you think this option is for you, please install and practice using Mumble before the tournament. Information about the OCTGN mumble server can be found at https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/847327/voice-server-mumble.
Spectators should be disallowed for all games. If a game starts with spectators enabled accidentally, we encourage players to continue, asking any spectators to leave the game.
Players will have a five minute grace period for making their game, and an additional five minute grace period for joining their game.
If a player disconnects, it must be reported to the tournament organizer with a screenshot. If the player reconnects within the two minute time limit OCTGN provides, play will resume normally. If they do not, they will forfeit the game they were playing. If it was game one of the match, the still-connected player will remake a game on OCTGN to play game two. Any disconnect not due to connection will be considered a forfeit of the game.
In the event of any rules disputes, we encourage the players to work things out among each other. Because this is considered a premier-level event, take backs need not be allowed, though if no hidden information of any kind is revealed or if the mistake is due to the OCTGN interface, it is encouraged that players DO extend that courtesy to their opponents. If any dispute cannot be worked out by the players, you can take a screenshot and contact the tournament organizers via PM on OCTGN for a ruling.
MATCH RESULTS SHOULD BE REPORTED BY BOTH PLAYERS VIA THIS FORM: