This is a tournament that will be played at maps that each player begins from one or more bases. So when it is fogged you can't see any of the enemy troops and the first rounds assaults are against neutrals. I have chosen 14 maps of that kind:
Maps: Round 1 : Feudal Epic 4 votes Round 2 : Antarctica 3 votes Round 3 : New World 3 votes If Needed Round 4 : Clandemonium 2 votes Round 5 : Das Schloss 2 votes Round 6 : Jamaica 1 vote Round 7 : King's Court 1 vote Round 8 : King's Court II 1 vote Round 9 : Peloponnesian War 1 vote Round 10: Treasures Of Galapagos 1 vote Round 11: WWII Poland 1 vote Round 12: Baseball Round 13: Lunar War Round 14: Monsters Round 15: Feudal Epic Round 16: Antarctica Round 17: New World
I will need 16 players minimum (freemiums allowed - 1 spot is needed), but i will wait for a week people to join. I will create 8 player groups (as more as possible) and the rest of the players will be reserves. Random.org will be used for creating the groups.
Each group will play an 8-player game for at least 3 rounds until someone reaches to 3 wins. Maximum rounds will be 17 (if everybody has 2 wins after 16 rounds).
To make it more interesting i want you to vote your favourite of the 14 maps. According to the results i will determine the order in which the maps will be played at the 17 rounds.(Ties will break using alphabetical order). Round 15-17 maps (if needed) will be the same as Round 1-3 maps.
Settings: Players : 8 Type: Standard Initial Troops: Manual Play Order: Sequential Spoils : Escalating Reinforcements: Chained Special Gameplay: Fog of War Round Limit: 30 rounds Round Length: 24 hours
Notes: If 2 or more players reach 3 wins at same round there will be a tie-breaker game between them at the Feudal War map with the same settings. If a player misses his invite i will send a second one. If he misses second one too he will be replaced.
I just realised that Age of Realms maps cannot be played with 8 players so i had to put them off from the list. So rounds 15,16 and 17 (if needed) will be played at the map that round 1,2 and 3 had be played. I also determined Feudal War map for a tie braker game if necessary. Sorry for this small changes, but i believe the main principles of this tourney are not modified.