[edit -tokle] This tournament has been rescued by Dukasaur. See This post for updates.
This tournament will be divided up into three sections covering the Classical Era (~3000 BCE – 1000 CE,) the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era (1000 – 1800,) and the Modern Era (1800 – 2010.) In order to advance past the first section, players will have earn a set number of points by competing on several maps. The maps are as follows:
Classical: Must earn 26 points (or be in the top 24) to advance 1. Egypt Upper – Standard 2. Ancient Greece – Standard 3. Peloponnesian War – Terminator 4. Alexander’s Empire –Standard 5. Battle of Actium – Assassin 6. Imperium Romanum –Terminator 7. Poison Rome – Assassin 8. Circus Maximus – Terminator
Medieval/Early Modern: Must earn 39 points (or be in the top 12) to advance 1. Third Crusade – Standard (8-player) 2. Mongol Empire – Terminator (6-player) 3. Feudal War – Standard (6-player) 4. Siege! – Assassin (4-player) 5. Holy Roman Empire – Terminator (3-player) 6. New World – Terminator (8-player) 7. 13 Colonies – Standard (4-player) 8. France 1789 – Assassin (2-player)
Modern: Must be in the top two to advance and play for championship 1. Waterloo – Assassin 2. American Civil War – Terminator 3. Eastern Hemisphere – Standard 4. WWI Ottoman Empire – Standard 5. WWII Europe – Assassin 6. D-Day Omaha Beach – Terminator 7. Arms Race – Standard 8. Battle For Iraq! –Terminator
Advancing from Section to Section You will need to earn 26 points in the first (Classical) section to advance to the next. Half the points you earn in this section will carry over to the next one, so you will have to earn 39 points to get past the second (Medieval/Early Modern) section. Half of these point will carry over to the next (Modern) section. The two people with the highest point total after this section will play a best-of-six series on Fractured America, USApocalypse, and Extreme Global Warming (tie goes to whomever had the most points) for the championship!
Deadlines You have 48 hours to join your games. If you cannot join in time for any reason (eg vacation, no open game slots,) I expect you to inform me beforehand (either via pm or post in this thread.) If you inform me, then you will not be able to earn points in the game(s) you miss, but you will still be in the tournament. If you fail to join a game in time without informing me, then I eliminate you.
Freemiums are welcome, but I ask that you keep two game slots open at all times. Expect this to be a reasonably long tournament if you make it to the end.
I am hoping to get 60 people to join.
IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND AFTER THIS POINT, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. JUST TRY TO WIN AS MANY GAMES AS POSSIBLE AND ELIMINATE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.