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Title: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 14, 2014, 08:01:27 AM
Mage Wars Tournament
 BASHCon XXIX
 February 15, 2014
 9:00 AM - Spellbook Registration
Event will start at 10:00am
Fee: $5
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I will be finalizing all the event rules and posting them  sometime today.



For the Mage Wars Bashcon 2014 tournament the following rules are in place.

This tournament is open to all Mage Wars players. A 120-point spellbook is required*. Spells (cards) from the following expansions are permitted:

Mage Wars Core Set, Forcemaster vs Warlord, Conquest of Kumanjaro, and Druid vs Necromancer.

The tournament will be swiss format with the number of rounds based upon attendance. All entrants will receive a promo card.
Prizes will be awarded to the top - 4 players.

*You must bring your own spellbook. Spellbooks will not be provided.
 
Match time limit will be 90 minutes.



For the Swiss rounds

End of time procedure is as follows. If the time limit has run out while a match is still in progress, that match will finish its current round. If no winner has been decided after that round. You will check the life total remaining on each mage and the player with the highest is the winner. If neither player has a higher total then repeat this process.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 09:36:40 AM
Players

Carlos Romero - Wizard Earth
Jackson Habeck - Warlock
Thomas Mitchell - Forcemaster
Alex Ether - Priest
Devin Morrow - Wizard (Starter)
Josh Mitchell - Priest
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 09:39:36 AM
Round 1
Jackson v Alex
Josh v Carlos
Thomas v Devin
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Lord0fWinter on February 15, 2014, 09:50:33 AM
If I were a betting man, I'd bet on either the Earth Wizard or Warlock.

Although tis hard to have an educated guess without knowing spellbook specifics.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 09:57:00 AM
Alex wins 58 min left
Josh wins 5 min left
Thomas wins after time

Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 11:05:11 AM
Round 2


Jackson v Thomas
Josh v Alex
Carlos gets a bye

Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 11:08:56 AM
If I were a betting man, I'd bet on either the Earth Wizard or Warlock.

Although tis hard to have an educated guess without knowing spellbook specifics.


Can't talk about books till after event ends
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: wtcannonjr on February 15, 2014, 11:13:32 AM
If I were a betting man, I'd bet on either the Earth Wizard or Warlock.

Although tis hard to have an educated guess without knowing spellbook specifics.


Can't talk about books till after event ends

How about book covers? Can you talk about that?

Any sightings of the expansion spellbook covers at Bashcon?
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 15, 2014, 11:16:29 AM
Round one = two priest wins! Heck yeah! Smite those heathens! Their opponents were even the earth wizard and Warlock. Way to beat the crowd favorites!

Round two = priest vs priest...well we are guaranteed another priest win but also a priestly defeat. Still, I am putting my money on a priest victory this tournament. Not because they have the most favorable odds, just because they be my favorite competitor.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 11:39:33 AM
If I were a betting man, I'd bet on either the Earth Wizard or Warlock.

Although tis hard to have an educated guess without knowing spellbook specifics.


Can't talk about books till after event ends

How about book covers? Can you talk about that?

Any sightings of the expansion spellbook covers at Bashcon?


FM WL and core books
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Lord0fWinter on February 15, 2014, 11:44:02 AM
Of course my predictions are incorrect. What a surprise :P

What happened to Devin? Did he get penalized b/c of the incorrect play with his mana crystals?
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 12:29:16 PM
Of course my predictions are incorrect. What a surprise :P

What happened to Devin? Did he get penalized b/c of the incorrect play with his mana crystals?
He forgot he had another event.
Just a warning but since it is passive judging I had to wait till it was brought  up after being noticed.

Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 12:31:22 PM
Jackson wins with 15:40 left
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 12:38:09 PM
Josh wins with 6:30left
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 12:41:02 PM
Round 3


Jackson v Josh
Carlos v Thomas
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 01:37:06 PM
Thomas 51min left
Josh 45 min left
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on February 15, 2014, 01:41:22 PM
This is pretty neat. Thanks for the updates Shadow.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 02:28:29 PM
This is pretty neat. Thanks for the updates Shadow.
no problem




We are in final round now 1hour left


Josh v Thomas


Jackson v Carlos
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 02:29:29 PM
Carlos wins with 55:30
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 09:57:04 PM
Josh won at 45:40 left
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: sIKE on February 15, 2014, 10:08:37 PM
Well lookie lookie, a Priest winning....
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 15, 2014, 10:59:48 PM
Makes me smile. Undefeated priest victory is a big boost to his image. I would like to see his book if he is willing to share.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 11:15:03 PM
Bashcon 2014 - 5th - AlexPriest
Equipment1 x  Ring of AsyraCreature2 x  Asyran ClericEquipment1 x  Reflex Boots1 x  Dawnbreaker Ring1 x  Elemental Cloak1 x  Moonglow Amulet1 x  Staff of Asyra1 x  Gauntlets of Strength1 x  Elemental Wand1 x  Dragonscale HauberkCreature2 x  Guardian Angel2 x  Knight of Westlock2 x  Royal Archer1 x  Brogan Bloodstone1 x  SamandrielConjuration1 x  Temple of Asyra1 x  Temple of Light1 x  Hand of Bim-Shalla1 x  Temple of the DawnbreakerEnchantment4 x  Healing Charm2 x  Retaliate1 x  Divine Protection1 x  Divine Intervention2 x  Sacred Ground3 x  Block2 x  Nullify2 x  Pacify1 x  Bear StrengthIncantation1 x  Group Heal1 x  Minor Heal2 x  Heal1 x  Lay Hands1 x  Battle Fury1 x  Purge Magic2 x  DissolveAttack3 x  Pillar of Light2 x  Blinding FlashIncantation1 x  Resurrection
Total cost: 120 pts
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 15, 2014, 11:17:21 PM
Posting more tomorrow from 4th to 1st
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: silverclawgrizzly on February 15, 2014, 11:40:14 PM
Good solid book there. I like it a lot. Very happy to see the Priest win it. I've been wanting to tinker with him for a bit myself.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 16, 2014, 03:37:31 AM
Alex would have done better if he did not leave to do staff work.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 16, 2014, 04:53:07 AM
Bashcon 2014 4th - CarlosWizard (Earth)
Equipment2 x  Mage Wand1 x  Regrowth Belt1 x  Elemental Cloak1 x  Arcane Ring1 x  Moonglow AmuletCreature1 x  Asyran Cleric1 x  Darkfenne Bat1 x  Darkfenne Hydra1 x  Firebrand Imp1 x  Bitterwood Fox3 x  Mana Leech1 x  Stonegaze Basilisk1 x  Huginn, Raven Familiar1 x  Gorgon Archer1 x  Blue GremlinConjuration3 x  Mana Crystal1 x  Hand of Bim-Shalla1 x  Mana Siphon1 x  Gate to Voltari2 x  Wall of StoneEnchantment3 x  Nullify3 x  Essence Drain1 x  Turn to Stone2 x  Harmonize2 x  Reverse Magic2 x  Force Hold1 x  Cheetah Speed1 x  Bull Endurance1 x  Regrowth1 x  Eagle Wings1 x  Teleport TrapIncantation2 x  Sleep2 x  Teleport2 x  Dispel1 x  Purge Magic1 x  Shift Enchantment1 x  Steal Enchantment1 x  Heal1 x  Banish
Total cost: 120 pts
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 16, 2014, 07:04:57 AM
Bashcon 2014 3rd - JacksonWarlock
Equipment1 x  Leather Gloves1 x  Helm of Fear1 x  Elemental Wand1 x  Ring of Curses1 x  Fireshaper Ring1 x  Lash of Hellfire1 x  Demonhide ArmorCreature3 x  Darkfenne Bat2 x  Skeletal Sentry2 x  Firebrand Imp2 x  Dark Pact Slayer1 x  Adramelech, Lord of Fire1 x  Malacoda1 x  Goran, Werewolf Pet1 x  Necropian VampiressConjuration2 x  Mana Crystal1 x  Deathlock1 x  Battle Forge2 x  Wall of Fire1 x  PentagramEnchantment2 x  Ghoul Rot2 x  Vampirism2 x  Enfeeble1 x  Death Link2 x  Hellfire Trap1 x  Agony1 x  Poisoned Blood1 x  Bear Strength1 x  Chains of Agony1 x  Maim Wings1 x  Magebane1 x  Marked for DeathIncantation2 x  Vampiric Strike2 x  Explode1 x  Teleport1 x  Dispel1 x  Force Push1 x  Drain LifeAttack2 x  Flameblast2 x  Fireball1 x  Firestorm
Total cost: 111 pts
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: tarkin84 on February 16, 2014, 07:06:08 AM
Thank you for the updates!
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 16, 2014, 09:01:01 AM
No problem I hope everybody is enjoying the info.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: JollyRahjer on February 16, 2014, 09:48:16 AM
No problem I hope everybody is enjoying the info.

Yup! Keep it coming. :)
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 16, 2014, 11:53:45 AM
I'm really appreciating it. I think auto correct may be messing with you though, lol. Manager crystals, define protection, staff of astra. It makes me giggle. Looking forward to the others though.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 16, 2014, 11:56:38 AM
I'm really appreciating it. I think auto correct may be messing with you though, lol. Manager crystals, define protection, staff of astra. It makes me giggle. Looking forward to the others though.
After retyping the same thing 5x I gave up.
I tried to turn it off and it turned back on :'(
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: sIKE on February 16, 2014, 12:05:00 PM
After retyping the same thing 5x I gave up.
Just add the words in question to you dictionary, problem solved.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 16, 2014, 12:52:53 PM
That is perfectly understandable. I think we all know what spells are being referenced. Auto correct is a mischievous imp that we've all seen before.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 16, 2014, 01:41:55 PM
After retyping the same thing 5x I gave up.
Just add the words in question to you dictionary, problem solved.
not at 330am
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: sIKE on February 16, 2014, 03:40:17 PM
Are we going to see Josh's deck?
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: JollyRahjer on February 16, 2014, 04:54:06 PM
I would post it, but I've already made changes :(
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 16, 2014, 07:17:10 PM
2 hour drive just got back give me a bit info still in car  8)
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 16, 2014, 07:19:52 PM
I was brainstorming for S v P then stared to clear booth but may be up tonight but I am passing out on and off.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 16, 2014, 08:32:05 PM
I would post it, but I've already made changes :(

I wouldn't mind seeing what changes you made and hearing about your matches. What kind of difficulties did you face? Would you have done anything differently?
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: JollyRahjer on February 17, 2014, 07:20:24 AM
I would post it, but I've already made changes :(

I wouldn't mind seeing what changes you made and hearing about your matches. What kind of difficulties did you face? Would you have done anything differently?

Keep in mind I am still fairly new (still less than 10 games).

I believe so far I took out the walls since I really never used them. I also put in eagleclaw boots to make it harder for opponents to dictate my board position.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 12:20:58 PM
Ok I am at the office now. I will post the builds as long as I stay slow.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 12:37:23 PM
Bash 2014 2nd - ThomasForcemaster
Equipment1 x  Leather Boots1 x  Leather Gloves1 x  Defense Ring1 x  Mage Wand1 x  Dancing Scimitar1 x  Storm Drake Hide2 x  Elemental Cloak1 x  Deflection Bracers1 x  Moonglow Amulet1 x  Psi-Orb1 x  Galvitar, Force BladeCreature2 x  ThoughtsporeConjuration4 x  Mana Crystal2 x  Wall of Fire1 x  Suppression Orb1 x  Mordok's ObeliskEnchantment1 x  Force Sword1 x  Circle of Fire1 x  Force Crush1 x  Reverse Attack1 x  Forcefield3 x  Charm2 x  Mind ControlIncantation2 x  Force Push2 x  Repulse2 x  Force Wave1 x  Heal1 x  Sleep3 x  Mass SleepAttack3 x  Invisible Fist3 x  Force Hammer1 x  Hail of Stones
Total cost: 120 pts

Is that better?
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 01:23:04 PM
Bashcon 2014 1st - JoshPriest
Equipment1 x  Ring of Asyra1 x  Gauntlets of Strength1 x  Mage Wand1 x  Storm Drake Hide1 x  Staff of Asyra1 x  Sunfire Amulet1 x  Dispel WandCreature3 x  Asyran Cleric1 x  Highland Unicorn2 x  Knight of Westlock1 x  Brogan Bloodstone1 x  Royal Archer1 x  Gray Angel1 x  Guardian Angel1 x  Selesius, the East WindConjuration2 x  Mana Flower2 x  Wall of Pikes1 x  Temple of Light1 x  Hand of Bim-Shalla1 x  Temple of AsyraEnchantment1 x  Armor Ward1 x  Divine Protection1 x  Rhino Hide1 x  Nullify2 x  Block1 x  Sacred Ground1 x  Divine Might3 x  Healing Charm1 x  Divine InterventionIncantation1 x  Sleep1 x  Dissolve2 x  Force Push1 x  Lay Hands1 x  Minor Heal1 x  Resurrection2 x  Heal2 x  Group Heal2 x  Dispel1 x  Seeking DispelAttack2 x  Pillar of Light1 x  Blinding FlashEquipment1 x  Dawnbreaker Ring
Total cost: 120 pts
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 03:16:06 PM
I am changing all list to forum code format
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: JollyRahjer on February 17, 2014, 05:56:13 PM
These look pretty cool!
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 05:59:16 PM
Let me know what you think I am looking for feedback before our next event @ Origins Game Fair 2014 (http://originsgamefair.com/)
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 06:00:34 PM
These look pretty cool!

The AW SBB can be found >>>>>>>here<<<<<< (http://forum.arcanewonders.com/sbb/)
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 06:38:10 PM
I am looking at a few different tourney programs. If anybody knows a good program I can use for android let me know.

The one I used this time does not like byes so Carlos did not get a win credit for round 2. When it did the math overall it said Thomas was worth more points on ties than Jackson was. That is why Carlos got 4th and Jackson got 3rd. Even though Carlos won v Jackson in round 4. I can agree with that since Thomas won against 2 players.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 17, 2014, 06:38:31 PM
Let me know what you think I am looking for feedback before our next event @ Origins Game Fair 2014 (http://originsgamefair.com/)


I loved the reports. I really got excited and into rooting for my favorite mage. Being able to see the spell books that was used is really cool too as I can try to imagine how the matches went and what challenges they could pose for each other. I really wish I could have seen the actual matches. With that in mind I have two suggestions:

1) recordings of the matches. I don't honestly expect this to happen as it would require equipment, labor, and probably legal waivers.

2) commentary on the matches. Again I guess this is unreasonable because you can't really watch all of the matches to give us a detailed report, but I'm dying to know how things actually went down, lol.

Other than those very unreasonable suggestions, I think you did a very good job keeping us informed about how the tournament was going. Who played what, who played against whom, who won, what else could we really ask for? Thank you so much Shad0w.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 06:58:25 PM
Let me know what you think I am looking for feedback before our next event @ Origins Game Fair 2014 (http://originsgamefair.com/)

1) recordings of the matches. I don't honestly expect this to happen as it would require equipment, labor, and probably legal waivers.

2) commentary on the matches. Again I guess this is unreasonable because you can't really watch all of the matches to give us a detailed report, but I'm dying to know how things actually went down, lol.

Other than those very unreasonable suggestions, I think you did a very good job keeping us informed about how the tournament was going. Who played what, who played against whom, who won, what else could we really ask for? Thank you so much Shad0w.

I do know somebody that can do both. He works in the movie industry so he has all the video and audio equipment, but like anybody else he would need to get paid for the work. I know his day rate  :o and I do not see this happening anytime soon.  8) Thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 17, 2014, 07:03:40 PM
I am looking at a few different tourney programs. If anybody knows a good program I can use for android let me know.

The one I used this time does not like byes so Carlos did not get a win credit for round 2. When it did the math overall it said Thomas was worth more points on ties than Jackson was. That is why Carlos got 4th and Jackson got 3rd. Even though Carlos won v Jackson in round 4. I can agree with that since Thomas won against 2 players.

I don't know of any good programs to use, but I am curious what the official scoring system is? I had heard it was something like:

Win = 5 points
Timed win = 3 points
Draw = 1 point
Loss = 0 points

Is this correct? If so, what about the following:

Buy = 5 points or 3 points?
Timed loss = 1 point or 0 points?

Assuming the above is correct and assuming a buy is worth 3 points, I come up with the following:

Josh = 20 points
Thomas = 8 points
Carlos = 8 points
Jackson = 5 points
Alex = 5 points
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 07:24:02 PM
I am looking at a few different tourney programs. If anybody knows a good program I can use for android let me know.

The one I used this time does not like byes so Carlos did not get a win credit for round 2. When it did the math overall it said Thomas was worth more points on ties than Jackson was. That is why Carlos got 4th and Jackson got 3rd. Even though Carlos won v Jackson in round 4. I can agree with that since Thomas won against 2 players.

I don't know of any good programs to use, but I am curious what the official scoring system is? I had heard it was something like:

Win = 5 points
Timed win = 3 points
Draw = 1 point
Loss = 0 points

Is this correct? If so, what about the following:

Buy = 5 points or 3 points?
Timed loss = 1 point or 0 points?

Assuming the above is correct and assuming a buy is worth 3 points, I come up with the following:

Josh = 20 points
Thomas = 8 points
Carlos = 8 points
Jackson = 5 points
Alex = 5 points

It was 3 points for a win and 1 for a tie

In addition to that 5 tiebreaker points for Win before time
3 for timed win
Loss was 0 TB points

Drops removed you from standings

Josh      12 + 20 tbp
Thomas 06 + 08 tbp
Jackson 03 + 05 tbp + Strength of schedule
Carlos   03 + 05 tbp + Strength of schedule
(Carlos did not get a win credit for round 2 software does not credit byes)

Alex      03 + 05 tbp (Dropped)

So with a tie for 3rd it looked at strength of schedule. When it did the math overall it said Thomas was worth more points on ties than Jackson was. That is why Carlos got 4th and Jackson got 3rd. Even though Carlos won v Jackson in round 4. I can agree with that since Thomas won against 2 players.

If it was a win because the other play no showed it would have been 3 points 5 tbp and the player that did not show is auto dropped.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 17, 2014, 07:54:58 PM
Thank you for sharing that. I can see where my info was off by not distinguishing tie breaker points.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 08:00:57 PM
Thank you for sharing that. I can see where my info was off by not distinguishing tie breaker points.

Big thing is none of the swiss tourney software I found would let me do a 5/3 win. Only 3 or 2 and  for draws 2, 1, or 0 points and 1 or 0 loss
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: JollyRahjer on February 17, 2014, 08:39:50 PM
Perhaps an annotation system would be handy (like they have in chess)? People at home could do it themself. Players in tourneys could do it if they feel they could still focus on the match. Volunteers could be drafted to annotate the more important rounds.

(Man i hate foruming on my phone :p )
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: JollyRahjer on February 17, 2014, 08:42:23 PM
Perhaps an annotation system would be handy (like they have in chess)? People at home could do it themself. Players in tourneys could do it if they feel they could still focus on the match. Volunteers could be drafted to annotate the more important rounds.

(Man i hate foruming on my phone :p )

Ooh an idea just popped into my head as i hit submit. Perhaps there could be an app for that...
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 17, 2014, 08:45:19 PM
Perhaps an annotation system would be handy (like they have in chess)? People at home could do it themself. Players in tourneys could do it if they feel they could still focus on the match. Volunteers could be drafted to annotate the more important rounds.

(Man i hate foruming on my phone :p )

We tried something like that at Origins and Gencon last year. Even knowing they had to do it some players did not. So when it came time to verify for draw breaker they could not and the other person got the win.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: JollyRahjer on February 17, 2014, 09:02:25 PM
Unless it was as simple as the chess anotation system (e.g. e2-e4), I would find it time consuming and distracting. I don't really see a simple system happening for this game, either.

Perhaps I should dust off my Android development for dummies book and get busy lol
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Zuberi on February 17, 2014, 10:10:43 PM
If you are talking about annotating the specific moves made during a game, there has been talk about a system (http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=13349.0) for that, but you are correct it wouldn't be too simple. I myself posted a quite detailed solution that is semi functional but isn't really very practical.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 18, 2014, 08:12:34 AM
Still looking for feedback.  8)
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: JollyRahjer on February 19, 2014, 05:09:31 PM
Still looking for feedback.  8)

*Turns amp all the way up, plays a power chord, and finally holds the guitar up to the amp.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on February 19, 2014, 05:34:16 PM
Still looking for feedback.  8)

*Turns amp all the way up, plays a power chord, and finally holds the guitar up to the amp.

Not the most helpful of feedback
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Wildhorn on February 19, 2014, 05:45:39 PM
Still looking for feedback.  8)

*Turns amp all the way up, plays a power chord, and finally holds the guitar up to the amp.

Not the most helpful of feedback

What about this kind (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Acoustic_Feedback.ogg) of feedback?   ::)
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on March 17, 2014, 11:39:56 AM
What about voice recorders? If players announce every move they make, then the voice recorder will make the game log from that. Simply label the rows and columns of the arena and pause the recorder during the planning phase.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Shad0w on March 17, 2014, 12:53:16 PM
What about voice recorders? If players announce every move they make, then the voice recorder will make the game log from that. Simply label the rows and columns of the arena and pause the recorder during the planning phase.

How would you enforce that all player bring a voice recorder?
What about reviewing a game how would this be done in a timely manner without slowing down the rest for the games?
Title: Bashcon 2014
Post by: Sailor Vulcan on March 17, 2014, 02:41:24 PM
Sell voice recorders to players as part of tournament registration (assuming they don't already have one)

If you need to review the game log mid game for whatever reason, you'll need to rewind to the correct round and stage, then after you're done reviewing continue the recording where the game left off.
Title: Re: Bashcon 2014
Post by: wtcannonjr on March 23, 2014, 09:55:41 AM
Let me know what you think I am looking for feedback before our next event @ Origins Game Fair 2014 (http://originsgamefair.com/)


I loved the reports. I really got excited and into rooting for my favorite mage. Being able to see the spell books that was used is really cool too as I can try to imagine how the matches went and what challenges they could pose for each other. I really wish I could have seen the actual matches. With that in mind I have two suggestions:

1) recordings of the matches. I don't honestly expect this to happen as it would require equipment, labor, and probably legal waivers.

2) commentary on the matches. Again I guess this is unreasonable because you can't really watch all of the matches to give us a detailed report, but I'm dying to know how things actually went down, lol.

Other than those very unreasonable suggestions, I think you did a very good job keeping us informed about how the tournament was going. Who played what, who played against whom, who won, what else could we really ask for? Thank you so much Shad0w.

One simple method to collecting commentary on the matches is to provide each board a commentary card. Players are asked up front to discuss the match at the end and record their answers to a basic question or two. Each player can have a different response for the same question. some examples are:
1. What was the turning point in the battle?
2. Why did mage x win?
3. Why did mage y lose?
4. What would you have done differently as mage X/Y?

The tournament director would then have content available at the end of the event to provide highlights for select matches along with any notes collected personally while observing the matches.