Frequently Asked Questions
Q: After the first stage of group play, I will eventually play people from other groups, once all my opponents have PIG, right? A: Correct; if you are the winner of the group, or if you are the last player eliminated, you advance to the next stage, where there will be 6 groups of 4, with new people in each group. Q: I just beat the Roaster; shouldn't he have a P since I beat him!? A: Players do not lose points if they are "dethroned" from their Roaster position; only if all piggies defeated the Roaster, then the Roaster loses a point. Note the rules:
The Roaster cannot lose a point unless all piggies in the group win in their 1v1 games against him (ignoring those eliminated); if this occurs, the Roaster loses one point (indicated by the letter P).
Q: Can maps marked as BETA be used in the tournament? A: While some of the BETA maps look really good and exciting, there's always the risk of a malfunction since after all, they're still being tested and aren't perfect. Players will have to wait until maps are no longer BETA before selecting to play on them. Q: Do players keep their letters going into round two or does everyone start fresh? At the start of a new stage, every player is equal, with 0 lost points (no letters). Q: So if I lose to the last remaining "piggie" in the group, do I still get a letter? Yes; if a Roaster loses to all piggies in the group (ignoring those eliminated), he gains a letter. This rule is designed to raise the stakes a bit towards the end of group play... This tournament is now full. List of Players and Pots are on the second post. Standings are on the third post. All Tournament Games and the Maps Selected by Roasters are found in the fourth post.
show: Requirements to Play
Freemiums are ACCEPTED! You must reserve one game slot for the tournament, however. 95% game attendance is necessary to play! (I will be lenient a couple percentage points) You must have completed 5 games on Conquer Club.
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks, spending a nice afternoon with friends and family, throwing the football around, and enjoying a nice dose of fellowship.
But let's not forget
Turkey, sweet potatoes, pecan pie, and...
I'm not sure if you enjoy roasted pigs, but to me...they just taste delicious.
Unfortunately nobody's created a slaughterhouse map or something like that so this tournament isn't directly related to pigs.
if you've ever played the classic basketball game known as HORSE, then you should understand the premise of this tournament. But there are some major differences
show: Basics of the Roast
Players will be divided into groups of 4. The player with the highest score (the score they had when they posted they would join the tournament) in the group will begin play by selecting a map and a group of settings (this player is known as the
). The other 3 players will individually battle the player on that map and those settings (1v1 games). Roaster The player who beat the Roaster in the fewest number of rounds will then become the next Roaster, selecting a map and settings. Play then continues until only one player in the group remains (see the method of scoring below in the Scoring section of the rules below). The last player remaining advances as the #1 player from the group. The second-to-last player remaining (based on the round the player was eliminated, not the time) advances as the #2 player from the group. Players are then divided into groups of 4 again, and the process repeats itself until there is only one group remaining (4 players left). The last player alive in that group wins the tournament! These are the basics of the tournament. I will be sending private messages to the Roasters for their choice of map and settings, so there's no need to post them here. The full rules are below for those who truly care! You can skim them too because important things are highlighted. And I'll be sending rule reminders all throughout the tourney.
I am a "rookie" organizer with less than six months of experience; I've hosted two tournaments thus far: the Conquer Club Continental Challenge and 1v1 Germany: Double Elimination.
I am also currently hosting the 2010 August Classic, and the 120 player 2010 World Cup of Risk. My tournaments are consistently updated and I am dedicated to running enjoyable tournaments. If there's any questions about anything, feel free to ask. The Official Rules of the Pig Roast *The tournament organizer has the right to change rules prior to or during the tournament and make any decisions connected to play to make the Roast more enjoyable. *Random.org will be used when randomness is needed. Number of Players
show: Determining the Groups
Determining the Groups Players will be ranked according to their (the score players had when they posted in the thread that they would join) from 1 to 48, with #1 having the highest base score and #48 having the lowest base score. base score Players will then be divided into 4 "pots." #1-12 will be placed into Pot 1. #13-24 will be placed into Pot 2. #25-36 will be placed into Pot 3. #37-48 will be placed into Pot 4. Players in Pot 1 will be randomly placed in each of the 12 groups in the tournament (one player in each group; Groups A through P); this person will automatically become the first in the group (see the next section). Roaster Players in Pot 2 will be randomly placed in each of the 12 groups (one in each group from each Pot). Players in Pot 3 will be randomly placed in each of the 12 groups (one in each group from each Pot). Players in Pot 4 will be randomly placed in each of the 12 groups (one in each group from each Pot). Therefore, each group will have a player from Pot 1, Pot 2, Pot 3, and Pot 4.
Gameplay The player with the highest base score in the group (the player from Pot 1) selects a map of their choice and a group of settings. This player is known as the , and the other three players in the group are known as the Roaster . A BETA map may not be selected until it is no longer a BETA map. Additionally, piggies the random setting may not be selected by the Roaster as a "map.". All games . Each of the other three players in the group play a game against the Roaster (1v1) on the Roaster's preferred map and settings. must be Sequential and Casual for the next The piggie who beat the Roaster in the fewest number of rounds will then become the next Roaster Rotation (or round), selecting a map and settings of his choice. If two piggies win in the same round, then the piggie with the higher base score becomes the next Roaster. Play then continues as above. If nobody beats the Roaster, then the Roaster "keeps his roasting stick" for the next "rotation" of the pig. (The Roaster will be the Roaster again for another round). Once the Roaster selects a map to play on, he may NOT select that map for the rest of the entire tournament! The last player remaining in the group advances as the #1 player from the group. The second-to-last player remaining (based on the round the player was eliminated, not the time) advances as the #2 player from the group. If two or more players are eliminated in the same round, then they will play each other on a Random map (using the Random setting), with the default settings (Auto, Escalating, Chained, No Fog). The winner will advance as the #2 player from the group.
Scoring If a "piggie" loses, then he loses a point. The loss of a point is indicated by writing the letter "P" on the standings. If a "piggie" wins, then he does NOT lose a point. The Roaster cannot lose a point unless all piggies in the group win in their 1v1 games against him (ignoring those eliminated); if this occurs, the Roaster loses one point (indicated by the letter P). This clause applies regardless how many piggies are left in the group, even if there is only 1 piggie left. The Roaster . This is indicated by removing a letter from the scoreboard. If a player gains a point when there are no letters next to his name (not having lost any points thus far) on the scorecard, then he does not gain a point. gains a point if he defeats all piggies in their 1v1 games If piggies or the Roaster lose another point, it is indicated by an I on the scoreboard; if a player loses a third point, it is indicated by a G on the scoreboard and the player is eliminated having spelled the word PIG. Clarification is provided with an example below.
Rotation 1: Wesley has the highest base score in the group, so he becomes the Roaster. He selects Doodle Earth, with Freestyle, Escalating, Manual, Unlimited, and Foggy as his settings. The tournament organizer denies Wesley the right to play Freestyle games because it is against the rules, so Wesley chooses the Sequential setting. Wesley defeats all three opponents (Sally Anne, Jimbo, and Cecilia), but because he has not lost any points, he does not gain a point. Sally Anne, Jimbo, and Cecilia each lose a point, and a P is marked next to their names on the scorecard. Wesley is the Roaster for the next round. Rotation 2: Wesley now selects Doodle Earth again, but is denied by the organizer because you can't select the same map twice. So he selects Feudal War, with Escalating, Automatic, Chained, and Foggy as his settings. Wesley loses to all three opponents. He thus loses a point, and a P is marked next to his name on the scorecard. The three piggies do not lose any points. Jimbo defeated Wesley in round 8, while Cecilia and Sally Anne both defeated Wesley in Round 6. But Cecilia has a higher base score, so she becomes the next Roaster. Rotation 3: Cecilia selects Classic, with Escalating, Auto, Chained, and Foggy. She loses to Jimbo but defeats Sally Anne and Wesley. Sally Anne and Wesley thus lose another point, indicated by an I next to the P on the scorecard. Jimbo, the only piggie who beat Cecilia, becomes the Roaster. ... Rotation 6: Sally Anne and Jimbo have been eliminated having lost three points (spelling the word PIG), so only Wesley and Cecilia remain. Wesley has a P (1 point lost) and Cecilia has a P and an I (2 points lost). Wesley is the Roaster, and defeats Cecilia. Wesley thus gains a point for defeating every piggy in the group, so he now has no letters (0 points lost). Cecilia loses a point for losing to the Roaster, so she now has P, I, and G (three points lost), spelling the word PIG. Cecilia is eliminated. Wesley advances as the #1 player from the group and Cecilia advances as the #2 player from the group.
show: The Thundering Twenty-Four
The Thundering Twenty-Four There are 24 players in this stage; 8 Groups of 4. The 12 #1 players (the winners of the previous 12 groups) are divided into two pots of 6 players (Pot A and Pot B), according to base score (Pot A having the higher scores). One player from each pot is randomly placed in each of the 6 divisions. The 12 #2 players (the second-to-last players remaining in the previous 12 groups) are also divided into two pots of 6 players (Pot C and Pot D), according to base score (Pot C having the higher scores). One player from each pot is randomly placed in each of the 6 divisions. Thus in every division there is a player from Pot A, Pot B, Pot C, and Pot D. Play now continues according to the official rules, with the players from Pot A as the initial Roasters. The last player remaining advances as the #1 player from the group, and the second-to-last player remaining advances as the #2 player from the group.
show: The Tireless Twelve
The Tireless Twelve There are 12 players in this stage; 3 Groups of 4. The 6 #1 players are divided into two pots of 3 players (Pot A and Pot B), according to base score (Pot A having the higher scores). One player from each pot is randomly placed in each of the 3 divisions. The 6 #2 players are also divided into two pots of 3 players (Pot C and Pot D), according to base score (Pot C having the higher scores). One player from each pot is randomly placed in each of the 3 divisions. Thus in every division there is a player from Pot A, Pot B, Pot C, and Pot D. Play now continues according to the official rules, with the players from Pot A as the initial Roasters. The last player remaining advances as the #1 player from the group. The three #2 players enter the Wildcard Game.
show: The Wildcard Game
The #2 player (the last player eliminated in the group) from each group enter The Wildcard Game. The Wildcard Game will be one, 3-player game on a Random map using the Random setting, with the Conquer Club default settings (Standard Game Type, Automatic Initial Troops, Sequential Play Order, Escalating Spoils, Chained Reinforcements, No fog of war, and Casual Round Length). The winner of the Wildcard Game will advance as the 4th player in the next group of the tournament.
show: The Fiery Four
The Fiery Four The final 4 players (the 3 #1 players, and the winner of the Wildcard Game) in the tournament now are grouped into one group; the player with the highest base score that won a division in the previous round begins play as the initial Roaster. The last player remaining is the winner of the tournament and is named the . Robust Roaster
show: No-Show Policy
No-Show Policy All players will have a generous 72 hours to join a tournament game; after all, you never know how distracted you can get with all these holiday delicacies. If, prior to when I begin making tournament games, I find that a player has not checked Conquer Club in the last 120 hours (5 days), and that player has not informed me of their absence, then that player will be removed and immediately replaced by a reserve before play begins. If a player fails to join, they will lose a point (indicated by the addition of the next appropriate letter on the scoreboard), and the opponent is credited with a win. I will be lenient with Roasters who are freemium players; after all, I am only asking for 1 spot to be reserved, so I will give a reasonable amount of time, based on judgment, for the Roaster to play all 3 games. The Roaster is only required to play 1 game at a time, but if more than one can be played at the same time, it would be greatly appreciated. If you know you cannot for some reason commit to the tournament, it is greatly appreciated if you let me know before the tournament starts so I can replace you with a reserve.
show: Important Reminders
Remember: Once the Roaster selects a map to play on, he may NOT select that map for the rest of the entire tournament! No freestyle, and no speed games! Settings CAN be repeated, as long as they are with a different map.
I appreciate your attention, I know it's a lot.
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