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FAT Twilight Struggle ACTS tournament?
Would anyone be interested in a Twilight Struggle Tournament?
if so post below
We would use Acts for card and dice tracking. Actual map states would have to be tracked by individuals using either a spreadsheet, physical game copy, or vassal.
If there's just a few folks interested i'll assign random numbers and It'l be a round robin contest, with 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw (you play each opponent once as each side) and the most points win. In the event of a tie the top players play each other again.
If there's more interest, or if folks prefer it, we can do a knockout tournament (would require an even number of players). In the case of a drawn pair of games, vp margin would decide who is eliminated.
p.s. my expectation is that each game would be played over something like a month, so the tournament could take a while.
flim_flam wrote: Im in
Although KingPut is gonna win
This is TS not Caylus or Washingtons War. I'm only up to 20 or so TS plays. I'm betting on Matt or Space Ghost.
I'm playing way to many online games right now. AtA, Mr.Mad, WWr and the slowest game of Virgin Queen ever but I guess I'm in.
KingPut wrote: I'm betting on Matt or Space Ghost.
Only if I never have to play the US. My record on that side is terrible.
I'm also very rusty, having not played in over a year.
If we're playing on ACTS with the deluxe edition cards, everyone will have to agree a house rule for Our Man In Tehran - there's no way in ACTS to handle its effect. I believe the usual consensus is to treat it as +1 VP US.
Its probably worth discussing tournament rules. I initially figured each pair would play both ways, because otherwise you could see a ton of russian wins. The other option is to have players bid for the right to play russia with starting control points.
San Il Defanso wrote: I believe the bid for sides is part of the official tourney rules in the actual game ruleset, isn't it?
It used to be the case in the original version. However, the deluxe version is considered by most players to be balanced out of the box, due to the extra cards.
(FWIW I am not one of those players. I still think there's a small USSR advantage due to the fact that it's much harder for the US to recover from bad luck during the early war compared to the USSR)
So if we're using the deluxe cards, we should be good to play one game, sides determined randomly.