DKs Best of 2011 VI - SoC Settings This is the sixth in a short series of tournaments celebrating my favourite maps of 2011. The term "Best of" is highly subjective, of course. I offer no warranty that these maps are the "best" by any measurement other than my personal opinion. The first tournament in this series used No Spoils, the second Flat Rate, the third was Nuclear, the fourth Escalating, and the fifth used Randomized settings. This tournament will feature all these maps with the settings formerly used in all Society of Cooks games -- Sunny Escalating Unlimited.
Eligibility: To play in this tournament, you must be premium, have a turns-taken record of 97% or better, at least 100 completed games, and be at least a PFC on sign-up.
Procedure:The format of this tourney will be familiar to anyone who has played in my "Nuclear War" series. In each tourney in this series, the first nine phases will consist of multiplayer Standard games. In each of these phases, only the first player eliminated from each game is eliminated from the tournament. All others will continue to the next phase. As soon as all games in a phase have had one player eliminated, I will begin the next phase with the survivors. Winning these games will not influence the course of the tournament; only that first elimination is significant.
If someone wins a map by the victory conditions or by round limit, without anyone having been eliminated, we will count the player with the fewest troops at the end of the game as the eliminee.
The four maps with victory conditions are: Transsib1914 (phase 2), Northwest Passage (phase 3), Conquer Rome (phase 6) and Roark's Drift (phase 7).
In the Final phase, all remaining players will play simultaneously in nine multiplayer Terminator games. These games will be completed and winning them will count, as will the number of kills.
Settings: All games will be 24-hour, Automatic Sequential, Sunny, Escalating, Unlimited, with a 50-round limit and no Trench.
The maps to be used are shown in the Phase spoilers below.