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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2013, 07:45:47 pm »
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Convention pre-registration membership is $20 for Fri-Sat-Sun or $15 for just Saturday; these go up by $5 at the door.  Note that this is way less than you'd pay for the big cons like Origins or GenCon.
I'll add that if these fees are a hardship, you can also pay in time by volunteering.  Four hours of time helping with the convention gets your weekend badge price refunded.  See https://www.ucon-gaming.org/participation/volunteers for details.
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2013, 10:25:18 pm »
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Signed up!  See ya guys there! 
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Preregistration Extended!
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2013, 10:51:22 am »
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Good news!  Preregistration has been extended until Friday ( Nov 8 ).  So if you haven't signed up yet, there's still time!
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2013, 05:58:25 pm »
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So I'm definitely /in!

What time does the tournament actually start?
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2013, 05:59:10 pm »
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Nevermind, I found it. 1:00 to 8:00 Pm, it says.
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2013, 09:02:33 pm »
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God dammit, how did I miss this? I live in Chicago and could have totally gone...
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2013, 10:32:01 pm »
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God dammit, how did I miss this? I live in Chicago and could have totally gone...

Still another week to get in!
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2013, 11:01:10 pm »
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Just to verify, there's a good chance I'll actually be able to go to this thing (and maybe bring an IRL friend along). The OP was edited today and there's a link to registration. Is it still possible to go and participate in the tournament?
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2013, 03:56:01 pm »
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Plans have changed and I'm actually able to make it for the tournament this weekend! I mean, I don't want to drive 4+ hours to find  out it's already full, is there any way I can reserve a spot (for me and one other) still, or is that impossible to do?
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2013, 04:00:51 pm »
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I can't speak for Elestan, but unless something has changed there will almost certainly be signups available same day.

That said, send an email to the address he had in the first message, and he'll be able to reserve a seat.
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2013, 04:01:57 pm »
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Done, thank you.
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2013, 04:02:39 pm »
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I'm going for sure now too!
Thanks for posting this, I wouldn't have found out about this otherwise. I'll probably be going :)

Whoa, whoa, liopoil is semi-local too?
yep!
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2013, 04:34:23 pm »
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Yay!!!!
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2013, 06:36:15 pm »
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I really wish I were able to go, just to meet all of you!  Instead, I shall attempt to rope you into going to ConFusion in January if you're local.

Get a group picture!
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2013, 06:39:24 pm »
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I really wish I were able to go, just to meet all of you!  Instead, I shall attempt to rope you into going to ConFusion in January if you're local.

Get a group picture!

I'll be bringing my camera :)
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2013, 06:42:49 pm »
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Yay
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2013, 06:46:25 pm »
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I really wish I were able to go, just to meet all of you!  Instead, I shall attempt to rope you into going to ConFusion in January if you're local.

Get a group picture!

I'll be bringing my camera :)

I am expecting some sort of various Dominion card poses....
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2013, 06:48:01 pm »
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I really wish I were able to go, just to meet all of you!  Instead, I shall attempt to rope you into going to ConFusion in January if you're local.

Get a group picture!

I'll be bringing my camera :)

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Great idea. Make an Advisor imitation photo!
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2013, 01:49:07 am »
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I really wish I were able to go, just to meet all of you!  Instead, I shall attempt to rope you into going to ConFusion in January if you're local.

Get a group picture!

I'll be bringing my camera :)

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Great idea. Make an Advisor imitation photo!

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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2013, 02:06:36 am »
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I really wish I were able to go, just to meet all of you!  Instead, I shall attempt to rope you into going to ConFusion in January if you're local.

Get a group picture!

I'll be bringing my camera :)

I am expecting some sort of various Dominion card poses....

Great idea. Make an Advisor imitation photo!

I am not embarrassed to say that I have actually been practicing my pose for this.
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2013, 04:24:40 am »
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2013, 08:58:28 am »
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Rules have just been released.  Overall, it looks pretty good as far as a tournament goes.

Qualifiers consist of 4 games scored either 6-4-2-0 or 5-3-1 (4/3 player game).  Top 8 advance to semis.  Prior champion has a bye to semis (not to keen about this one).

Semis are 3 games scores in the 5-3-1 style with top 3 advancing to the final.

Final is a single game.  (not too happy about this either)

Other rules notes regard qualfiers having a 40 minute time limit and semis having an hour time limit.  Games not finished will give all players equal turns and then be scored.  I've a bit nervous about this one as slow-play could be abused against a player going for a megaturn.  There are rules regarding slow play,

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While thoughtful play is encouraged, players should not unnecessarily delay the game, and should plan their next turn while their opponents are playing. If a player takes more than a minute between card plays, another player may request that (s)he play a card or pass that phase of their turn. Further delays should be referred to the Judge. Players who appear to be deliberately delaying the game to take advantage of the time limit may be penalized at the Judge's discretion

It looks like an okay ruling, it's just very subjective.  I would like to see a clause that allows games to be finished to completion if it appears obvious that a player is slow-playing to game the system.

There is also no extra material like dice or notepads allowed, this is a good rule to have imo.

The starting deck may also be stacked to the players preference with the exception of 5/2 or 2/5 being forbidden in some cases.

All kingdoms are premade and not available to be seen until the start off the game.

Overall, I'd say that it looks like a pretty good set-up.  My few qualms are minor with the exception of the final being a single game.

Should be a fun afternoon regardless though  :D
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2013, 11:06:33 am »
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Prior champion has a bye to the Semi's?!
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2013, 11:08:56 am »
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So, I am not going, but I would be willing to play a few 3-4 player practice games on Goko (with no point counter) this evening or tomorrow evening, if anyone is interested.
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Re: Official Dominion Tournament at U-Con, Nov 23, Ypsilanti, MI
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2013, 12:17:56 pm »
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I would like to see a clause that allows games to be finished to completion if it appears obvious that a player is slow-playing to game the system.

In a perfect world we wouldn't have time limits, but in a convention setting time is a limited resource, because another event could be booked in that space right after the tournament is scheduled to end.  Also, allowing one game to run long would keep all of the other players waiting idle, which is not fun for them.

There will be advance warning as the time limit approaches, but players should also factor the time limit into their strategy decisions; choosing a very long game strategy will carry some additional risk in this format, especially in the qualifier rounds.

if I decide someone's taking advantage, I'll deal with it, but it is my hope that all of the players will show good sportsmanship and not give me cause to intervene.   Come.  Play.  Have fun!
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