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The discussion of tournaments, tournament formats, tournament rules, and tournament schedules

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Lasting games in the past century [closed]

One of the appeals of traditional games such as Chess, Go, Backgammon, or Poker is the depth that they have acquired over the years; long-standing communities and traditions, wide range of players ...
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How common are offensive words in tournament Scrabble play?

There are a number of different 'official' Scrabble dictionaries, but at least for this question I'm primarily interested in North American play, and so I'm interested in two word lists particularly: ...
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Which tournament format best emphasizes winning (as opposed to avoiding last place)?

I've played enough Settlers that I think I could do well in a tournament. However, a cursory glance at upcoming tournaments suggests that most Settlers tournaments use a Swiss scoring system that ...
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How does tournament-level Puerto Rico deal with seat-order disparities?

It is well-known that there are disparities between the strength of various seats in Puerto Rico. How do tournaments deal with this? Please give details. I know that some competitions use bidding ...
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Is there a Risk World Championship?

Is there any national or world level governing body that holds an annual Championship?
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What does it take to play a Battle of Wits deck successfully at a tournament?

Magic tournament rules specify that players must be able to randomize their decks in an appropriate amount of time (three minutes for pre-game procedures). As Matt Sperling points out, this may be ...
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Do Friday Night Magic games count toward your DCI rating?

I've gone to a few FNM drafts, and it's structured as three qualifying matches, followed by a single-elimination tournament for the top 8. Do all these games affect your DCI rating?
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What are the legal tournament formats for MtG?

What are the current legal tournament formats for Magic: The Gathering? What are the differences/definitions of each format? At what point do sets rotate in/out of a format?
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What rules are used in international events

What rules are used during international events like the recent Samsung Cup?
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How do you run a short multiplayer Conspiracy draft tournament?

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 ...
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What is the meaning of OMP, GWP, OGP?

I am using mtgarena for my tournament organization. What do OMP, GWP and OGP mean? Does anyone know what they stand for? Example: Player Points OMP GWP OGP 1 9 33.33 100 ...
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Do I need to buy data packs to be competitive?

I've seen that there are tournaments of Android: Netrunner. Regarding data packs, is it necessary to buy all the data packs to have a chance to win those tournaments? I guess the cards allowed to ...
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Tournament rules for RftG, how to ensure fair play?

I am going to run a Race for the Galaxy tournament at WBC this year. You should all come and play! I received a message that last year, one of the competitors suspected another player was underpaying ...
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Why is “All that remains” banned from Android: Netrunner World Championships?

The Android: Netrunner tournament rules say the choice of banned cards is up to the tournament organiser. With the single exception of banning "All That Remains" at world level. Authorized Cards ...
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What actions constitute passing priority?

I played in my first PTQ (and got top 8!) a few weeks ago and received a warning for missing a trigger. The situation was as follows: It's game 3 of the last swiss round. I pass the turn with a ...
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Tournament and League Rules For Dominion

Where can I find official tournament and league rules for Dominion?
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What is the best tournament format for Cripple Mr Onion?

I'm planning to run a Cripple Mr Onion tournament (the gambling variant of the game, but not for money), but I have never run a tournament before. How should I structure this tournament? What do I, ...
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Can anyone tell me who Mr. Suitcase is?

I acquired a collection of cards among which were some sinkholes. One in particular is signed; I understand the name in concept. From the wiki page for The Duelist: "Mr. Suitcase" being a ...
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How do I create an account with Wizards of the Coast if I have a very old DCI number without activation code?

During Battle for Zendikar prerelease yesterday I played my first "real cards" MTG tournament since GP Vienna around 2003-ish. Now I learned that there is now a DCI website where you can look up your ...
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How do Dominion tournaments compensate for the luck that's always present in the game?

Dominion is definitely NOT a game of luck. I'd wager it's at least 90% strategy. But at the higher levels I'm sure the luck comes out as players get better at finding the best strategies available to ...
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Can my opponent and I decide on a victory condition to avoid a draw?

Say I'm playing against a player and we finish game 2 with 5 minutes left in the round. If we draw, both of us will be knocked down, and most likely neither will be eligible for prizes. I know ...
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Are players permitted to resolve errors between themselves, without involving a judge?

Suppose that a game play error occurs during a tournament. Both players agree that they would rather handle the error themselves than call a judge, and so they agree on a resolution and continue to ...
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What should I prepare for a Star Wars X-Wing tournament?

Next week I am participating in my first Star Wars X-Wing tournament. The tournament will be from 10am with up to 16 participants and three to four games. I have played Star Wars X-Wing with a friend ...
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What requires MTG players to remind their opponents of “may” parts of effects?

Section 3.7 of the IPG defines Tournament Error — Communication Policy Violation as follows: A player violates the Communication policies detailed in section 4 of the Magic Tournament Rules and the ...
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What can I do to make my opponent play faster at Regular REL?

I play low-key Magic the Gathering tournaments, like release parties and Friday Night Magic. They're good fun but I'm often stuck looking at the clock, trying to avoid a game-3 draw. I know the ...
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Brackets for tournament in a three player game

Suppose we have game which can only be played in a group of three. I want my playing system to be somewhat similar to the "Double elimination tournament" but I have trouble getting my head around it. ...
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1-on-1 unorganized tournament scoring system

Assume I want to run a game tournament with 1-on-1 games (think chess) that have (for simplicity) just win or lose as the outcome and I need a way to rank the players. Formally speaking, I want a ...
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Would hypnotizing your opponent be against the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament rules?

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime episodes "Return to the Spirit World", Part 1 and Part 2, Professor Frank hypnotizes his opponent, Luna, during a Duel Monsters tournament duel. In addition to having an ...
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Warhammer Fantasy Tournaments Statistics

I'm looking for raw tournaments result database/statistics, divided per format, date and including army distribution something like this : tabletoptournaments.net but where I cand filter by date and ...
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How can I learn about and keep track of major Magic tournaments in my local area?

I've been interested in going to a large Magic tournament for a while now, though whether I can go and how far I could travel varies week by week. I know how to look up the Grand Prix schedule and ...
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Warhammer 40k: Do 'decurion' style detachments comprised of multiple formations still count as one detachment for ITC purposes?

Say I have a Hunter Contingent (the Tau 'decurion' style detachment) comprised of Hunter Cadre and an Optmised Stealth Cadre, will this count as one detachment against the ITC tournament limit of ...
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What tools exist to manage an M:TG tournament?

I work in an office with a good number of Magic players. I'd like to try and organize some sort of pauper cube style tournament that could be run like a "season" over the course of a couple months. ...
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Is table talk acceptable in tournament play? [closed]

I'm interested in playing boardgames competitively. I want to know if there are any unwritten rules or written rules when the stakes are high. I'm really concerned that cross talk (conversation ...
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Season's champion [closed]

We play once a week with the same gaming group, each night a different game. I thought about creating "season" records, such that every ~3 months we will announce the season's champion. The prize ...