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From: Norman McLeod <mcleodn@***********.NET>
Subject: Re: Tournament Idea
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 21:19:57 -0400
>Hi all, all this talk about tournaments got me thinking. Do we have any
>official rules for tournaments from FASA (maybe it's been mentioned, but
>I haven't read all the tourny posts)?
>here's an idea I came up with:
>games of 3-4 players each.
>There isn't a set number of reptation to win the game, instead, you play
>until each player has gotten 30 turns.

I like this idea. It represents the sort of environment faced by the real
players in shadowrunning. Rather than having a distinct goal for rep.
points, it becomes a battle for the most. It gives slower decks a chance to
start working, and show the power of balanced decks over Media Chick Tin Man

>after the game, the person at each table with the highest reputation
>earned for the game plays each other and go down the list in order(in the
>case of ties, roll a die to see who advances to which table). Actually
>who you play next is unimportant as long as your opponents are new.

Why bother with the die roll. With the sort of flexibility STRCG offers as
to numbers of players involved, it would be better to advance both.

>after so many rounds of 30 turns, the person with the highest repuation
>earned is the winner of the tourny. With this tournament style, Saeder
>Krupp could actually win the tournament. :P (remember to add the rep
>earned by all S.Krupps that come into play!)

Great idea, but I think Saeder Krupp should be left out. I don't think
anyone would reasonably be expected to compete with SK.

>the number of turns played is untested, I picked 30 because 30 was the
>average number of daysd in a month and each round of the tournament could
>emulate a month in the shadows.

I like. I have always thought that Shadowrun kept the feeling of an RPG
better than most, and I like the idea of keeping somewhat true to this.
(Within reason anyway).


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