A few of us were talking about trying to have an experimental team tournament at worlds, probably on Friday. The idea is to open up the floor to more alternative deck ideas or force creativity in deck building while still keeping things competitive. That being said, the rules would be as follows:
*Three Persons to a team.
*Each round consists of three individual matches, between predetermined, corresponding players A, B, and C.
*Each player on a team must be playing a different faction. This means one corp will be the only non-represented faction on each team.
*Each team may play no more than six copies of any given card, including neutral cards.
*Open communication is permitted and encouraged.
*Prestige is still recorded as 2pts per win, 0 per loss, etc. meaning there are twelve points on offer per round.
So Niles (hhooo) and I were discussing how many cards should be allowed per team. The original number was 6 because back when we first conceived of this, there was no possible way to do it with less. Now that the card pool is larger, it was suggested that a max of 6 might not change all that much from the current single player format we have going on, whereas a max of 3 would definitely blow the field wide open to all sorts of crazy deck designs. While I would love to play around with that format, just now we decided 6 would probably be better this time around since this is such short notice and a lot of people might be short teammates. A max of 6 makes it a lot easier to add that 3rd person who who wasn’t in on the team deck building process.
Let us know what you think and, if you are coming to worlds, please let us know if you’d be interested in playing. We want to see if we can get a decent number of people involved. If you would like to play but don’t have enough people to form a team, this seems like a good place to find some like minded allies.