This is the first in a new series I’m calling Zoom Out. In this tournament, you’ll start small, conquering first a city and then zooming out gradually to battle for bigger and bigger territories until you conquer the entire planet.
This tournament starts in London. For other similar tournaments, follow the links below.
Maps Round 1: London Round 2: Steamworks Round 3: England Round 4: British Isles Round 5: Napoleonic Europe Round 6: Europa Round 7: Eastern Hemisphere Round 8: Classic
Settings Standard, Sequential, Automatic, Escalating, Chained, Sunny, No trench, No limit
Format Players will be divided (random.org) into four groups of six players each.
In Round 1, each group plays a single six-player game on the London map. The first player eliminated is out of the tournament; the remaining five move on to the next map.
In Rounds 4, 6, and 8, the groups are shuffled and one is eliminated, like so: Round 1: 4 groups of 6 players Round 2: 4 groups of 5 players Round 3: 4 groups of 4 players Round 4: 3 groups of 4 players Round 5: 3 groups of 3 players Round 6: 2 groups of 3 players Round 7: 2 groups of 2 players Round 8: 1 group of 2 players
Avoid petty laws and useless officials. Balance personal rights with social duties. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.