Welcome to the information and hype thread for the Stimhack Online Cache Refresh 8 tournament. The tournament will begin Sunday, November 4th.
How will the tournament work?
This will be an online version of a regular FFG tournament with 4-6 weeks of Swiss pairings followed by a single elimination top cut. The number of Swiss rounds and the size of the top cut will be decided by regular FFG tournament guidelines for relaxed events. The top cut will be played in a best 2-of-3 games format.
Each Sunday night starting Sunday, November 4th, the tournament organizer will post pairings. Players will need to arrange games during the week and report results by the following Sunday. In other words, you will play one game per week.
Scoring will be standard with 3 points for a win. Players may not ID or two-for-one.
Policy Regarding Scheduling Conflicts
Pairings will be posted before midnight Eastern Time each week. Players should contact each other on Sunday or Monday to arrange a time to play before the reporting deadline. (Remember, you will both Corp and Run.) If a player does not respond to initial attempts to contact within 24 hours, they will forfeit the games for the week. (I’ll need documentation of attempts to contact.)
If players cannot reach a mutually agreeable time to play despite sincere attempts on both ends, then I will enter the results as a 3-3 tie unless one player agrees to concede the match to the other.
If problems with Jinteki or other connection issues disrupt a game. Start over.
If problems with Jinteki or other connection issues prevent the conclusion of a match before the deadline, it will be entered as a 3-3 split unless one player concedes the match to the other.
Will we be using the Cache Refresh bidding system?
Each week you will play both Corp and Runner.
How do I join?
Sign up here before November 4th.
To sign up, you will need a Slack account. That is the best way to arrange games. If you do not provide a Slack username, your entry will be invalid. If you do not have a Slack account, you can use this link .
The Slack channel for this tournament is #cache_refresh_tourney .
This tournament will also be listed on Always Be Running (link pending)
What are the deck building rules?
In order to explore the newest cards and provide novel deckbuilding opportunities, while maintaining decent balance, particularly between runner and corp, we will be diverging from typical Cache Refresh deck building rules this tournament. The following are the deck construction rules, with changes from the previous tournament highlighted:
3x Revised Core Set (Core Set 2.0)
1 Big Box or Terminal Directive (this may be different for Runner and Corp)
1 Copy of Reign & Reverie
All 6 Packs of the Kitara Cycle
Magnum Opus Champion Cards
Magnum Opus Orgcrime Cards
SOCR8 Custom MWL
- Global Food Initiative
- Hunter Seeker
- Rashida Jaheem
- Mti Mwekundu
- Estelle Moon
- 24/7 News Cycle
- Hired Help (starting round 3)
Neither banned or restricted
- Cerebral Imaging
- Brain Rewiring
- Skorpios Defense Systems
- Aesop’s Pawnshop
- Employee Strike
- Magnum Opus
- Levy AR Lab Access
Neither banned or restricted
You may change the cards in your deck between weeks, but you cannot change your card pool. You must use the same big box for the whole tournament, and you must use the same ID.
Where can I post my match results?
Use this Google Form to report the results of your games. Only one player needs to submit match results each week.
How can I follow the tournament?
The pairings and standings can be found on the online tournament page .
Hey, you aren’t @FightingWalloon!
FightingWalloon, the founder of the Stimhack Online Cache Refresh tournament is stepping down from organizing these events, and I have volunteered to take over. I am enormously grateful for his vision in starting these tournaments, and his effort and diligence in running them.
If you have any further questions, please post here or over in the Slack channel.
Good luck and have fun.