There is a new set in Magic the Gathering coming out, called Conspiracy. Conspiracy is a set specifically designed for drafting, and notably, multiplayer games.
My question revolves around how to fairly run a tournament for a multiplayer draft.
Normally my group of 6-8 will play 3-4 rounds of swiss pairings, where 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a tie, and 0 for a loss. Tie breaks are based off of things such as games won percentage and opponents win percentage (we use mtgarena.appspot.com for handling this part). Our drafts normally take around 4 hours (an evening after work). We have a lot of experience with this and are very comfortable with it.
Now, I do not have a lot of experience playing multiplayer magic, but in my experience games tend to take a lot longer.
- Is there a "standard" way of running a multiplayer tournament?
- How do you determine who plays who in a round?
- Is it feasible to run a "fair" multiplayer tournament in 4-5 hours?