If I'm doing my job as a parent, one of the lessons I should hope my kids remember is that life ain't fair. You never know what's going to happen. Sometimes things go your way, sometimes they don't. In that vein, I introduce the Life Ain't Fair: Totally Random tournament. Every setting will be randomized, including how many players in each game. Each player will play 3 games (5 in the final round) in each round, and be awarded points based on how many people s/he beat in each game. The top half (by points) of the field will move on to the next round. Points will not carry over from round to round. The final round will be the first round with 8 or less players remaining. Freemiums welcome, but must keep 3 slots open for this tournament. I will user random.org to generate the randomness required for this tournament.
If any freemium players make the final round, all 5 sets of games would be figured out, but only the first 3 games assigned to freemium players will be created, with the final 2 games involving any freemiums being created as possible. (See Minutiae section for more info on how this would work). I will publish the games determined, but not created, in this thread.
Number of entrants: Any, minimum of 16- The last 10% of people who sign up will be kept as reserves.
Game Type: All of them: randomized selection
Play Order: 50% chance of either Sequential or Freestyle
Troop Deployment: 50% chance of either Manual or Automatic
Spoils: 25% chance of Escalating, Flat, Nuclear or None
Reinforcements: 33% chance of Chained, Adjacent, or Unlimited.
Special Gameplay: 50% chance it will be Foggy; 50% chance it will be Trenchy
Round Limit: 25% chance of 20, 30, 50, or 100 Rounds - "None" will not be an option, I'd like to be sure this tournament ends eventually.
Edit: added Additional Rules section, added clarification on awarding of points in Terminator games. Edit 2: added paragraph on freemiums making final round. Edit 3: added conditions upon which one would be replaced by a reserve player. Edit 4: corrected typo Edits 5+: updated thread title
Last edited by D-Rock42 on Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:53 pm, edited 20 times in total.