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From: Matb <mbreton@**.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: National Tournament???
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 05:09:12 -0700
SWhaley PC wrote:

> Here is an idea.......
> Why don't you set a time limit and everyone plays that long and tries
> to get as many rep points in that time. After time up you pair up with the
> closest totals and play again. Any thoughts?

Mmm, time limits tend to be bad. You end up with someone gaining a
decent lead (say, 15-20 points) and then stalling all they can. It's
not a *perfect* win, because the unexpected always happens, but it would
increase chances by a good margin. And whose to say you're not just
trying to determine whether its better to play Cement Shoes on
Hatchetman or Iron Mike?

OTOH, I kind of like Bradley's suggestion of a fixed number of turns. I
think it might throw the ball into the court of resource-denial decks
(and if there's ever a strong discard-from-hand ploy, that gets a major
boost), but that's just at first glance. It doesn't necessarily solve
the problem of time, either (I've had games where I probably wrapped
things up in fifteen turns, others that must have gone one several

- Matt

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