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Title: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on October 02, 2017, 12:19:26 pm
Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert"
Held @Meeplecon 2018, Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel
March 16, 17, 18, 2018

Check out my YouTube Channel under Desert Admiral for More Updates

Rule set will be Young Grasshopper's system as modified for his 2nd tournament.  As of now registrations will be limited to 20 teams of 2 players each.

Participants must 15 years or older and have a strong understanding of the A&A 1940 Global rules, as well as the tournament house rules listed below in this thread. Participants are required to attend all games with assigned teammates including possible medal round games or their team will forfeit.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert"
Post by: Desert_Admiral on October 02, 2017, 12:33:56 pm
"Showdown in the Desert" Roster

Now is the time to start talking to your wives/girlfriends and to see if your favorite partner wants to team up!!!

Teams
Double the Coasts, Double the Fun - Patton Pending & Tsarbucks
KOPFJAGER - Caesars Gall & Leatherneck


Players
Desert Admiral (Las Vegas, NV)
Sired Blood (CA)
Teflon (HI)
Corporal24 (San Francisco, CA)
Caeser's Gaul (MA)
Detroy
Patton Pending (Boston, MA)
Tsarbucks (San Francisco, CA)
Leatherneck (Las Vegas, NV)
Ram plus partner (Seattle, WA)







Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert"
Post by: Desert_Admiral on October 02, 2017, 12:41:17 pm
Tournament Rules

Game Length: 9 Rounds

Allied and Axis Victories

Allied Victory
1.  Capture Tokyo and hold through end of that round.
2.  Capture Berlin and hold through end of that round.

Axis Victory
1.  Control 8 Victory Cities on the European map and hold through end of that round.
2.  Control 6 Victory Cities on the Pacific map and hold through the end of that round.

Tiebreakers
1.  Capitals & Victory Cities - Capitals are worth 3 points and victory cities are worth 1 point.  A team adds up total points for the capitals and victory cities they own at the end of Round 9.  They then subtract the points for the capitals and victory cities their opponents own at the end of Round 9.

2.  IPC & Bonuses - total pay for a country for a country in Round 9.



Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: siredblood on October 04, 2017, 01:58:40 pm
Did you decide on a round cap?... also what are the event times?.... I gotta make sure to see Brittany while I'm there....


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Young Grasshopper on October 05, 2017, 07:56:23 am
AXIS "ASIA" TOKEN HAS BEEN MODIFIED!

Asia
-The Axis control Hong Kong, Shanghai, Malaya, and Calcutta
(FOW) *Japan


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on October 05, 2017, 08:43:09 am
AXIS "ASIA" TOKEN HAS BEEN MODIFIED!

Asia
-The Axis control Hong Kong, Shanghai, Malaya, and Calcutta
(FOW) *Japan


Aye, Aye, Sir!!!



Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on October 05, 2017, 08:48:35 am
Did you decide on a round cap?... also what are the event times?.... I gotta make sure to see Brittany while I'm there....

All teams will play 9 rounds, starting at 10:00 a.m. and have until 11:45 p.m. to complete.  

Since I know you can play a round in 45 minutes Sired, you can probably catch both Brittany and Celine in one night!!

My next video will provide more info.

For those who haven't found my new channel, here is a link to it:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChMYwf2ssutrhrhemtg0xWg?view_as=subscriber

Alternatively, you can search Youtube for Desert Admiral.

I'm already at 13 subscribers!  (small steps)

One of my next videos will have something I've done that everyone I've shown thinks is pretty cool (haven't seen it on any other channel.)  Tune in to find out!!


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Screaming Eagle on October 20, 2017, 08:27:56 am
If the Allied Powers control the Philippines for the entire game, when does The United States get their FOW research roll?


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Ehpic on October 20, 2017, 08:49:10 am
If the Allied Powers control the Philippines for the entire game, when does The United States get their FOW research roll?

i don't think they'd get a FoW in that case they'd just get an extra point at the end of the game if phillipines had never been taken


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Ehpic on October 20, 2017, 09:44:40 am
do you need to have a partner for this or will teams be randomly assigned? 


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on October 25, 2017, 09:57:13 am
A lot of players like to come with partners, but for those that don't have one, players will be grouped into teams.  Teams will be assigned enough in advance for teams to discuss strategy.  For Toronto I played with Surprise Attack from New York.  We talked quite a bit and even played each other several times on Triple A on the forums.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on November 23, 2017, 03:15:21 pm
Hey guys!  Been working quite a bit and been away from the forums.  I've decided to simplify the rules for this tournament.  After a lot of thought and consultation with others, I'm making Victory conditions for both sides, much closer to OOB rules.  In addition I want to incentivize teams to take and hold while not allowing their opponents  to get points to help them out in tie breakers.

This is all out war!  Their will be no mercy!!


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on November 23, 2017, 03:21:37 pm
Last week I went to a coordination meeting for Meeplecon where we're holding the tournament.  They have a total of 600 registrations available and have already sold a little more than 200.  Please register so that you don't miss out.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: robbie358 on November 29, 2017, 06:39:07 pm
Ram, I gotta play in this, bro.

Robbie


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on December 08, 2017, 03:12:39 pm
Ram, I gotta play in this, bro.

Robbie

Sounds great.  Look forward to playing with you!


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: djensen on December 24, 2017, 12:40:49 pm
I really need to do better with my events page, especially events run by members.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on December 28, 2017, 03:11:54 pm
You should come!


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: djensen on December 29, 2017, 11:22:00 pm
I'm considering it but I don't really play G40. Will there be any other A&A or Scythe maybe?


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: taamvan on January 11, 2018, 03:05:55 pm
lay out fortress America FF its easy to lose as America in 3 hours ;)


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: suprise attack on January 19, 2018, 06:33:07 pm
You should show, just think of all the Celebrity photo shoots you could be in, I saw Elvis the last time I was there and a bunch of others


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on January 25, 2018, 03:24:51 pm
Alright guys, 2 months away!  Need to update some players on list and start assigning teams/opponents!


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on January 25, 2018, 03:26:47 pm
Sired Blood is going to be our Master of Ceremonies and rules guy!


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Argothair on January 25, 2018, 04:50:26 pm
Hey there! Thanks for organizing the event. I'm very happy to see you've shifted away from the victory token idea. What about the rest of the Young Grasshopper rules? Does this mean no free R&D? No free timeouts? What if anything are you doing to balance the game -- bids? Balanced Mod 3.0? Etc.

At one game per day in a three-day tournament with up to 20 teams, how do you decide on a winner? E.g. what if you have two or more teams that have won all three of their games? Seems a bit heartbreaking to lose on tiebreakers to someone you've never had a chance to get matched up against.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: barney on January 25, 2018, 10:18:03 pm
Sired Blood is going to be our Master of Ceremonies and rules guy!

yea

rock n roll : )


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: MeinHerr on January 26, 2018, 10:37:12 am
Confused as to the rules of the tournament.... please post the rules ... once and for all...
 


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on January 28, 2018, 03:14:02 pm
Confused as to the rules of the tournament.... please post the rules ... once and for all...
 

The rules are the standard 2nd edition global 40 rules as in the rule book.  The rules to determine the winner, including tie break are on the first page.

Happy to clarify additional questions.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on January 28, 2018, 03:26:27 pm
Hey there! Thanks for organizing the event. I'm very happy to see you've shifted away from the victory token idea. What about the rest of the Young Grasshopper rules? Does this mean no free R&D? No free timeouts? What if anything are you doing to balance the game -- bids? Balanced Mod 3.0? Etc.

At one game per day in a three-day tournament with up to 20 teams, how do you decide on a winner? E.g. what if you have two or more teams that have won all three of their games? Seems a bit heartbreaking to lose on tiebreakers to someone you've never had a chance to get matched up against.

Thanks for the questions!

First, I want to say that I had a blast at YG's tournament and everything he put in it.

I've decided to stick closer with the standard rules, meaning there are no house rules, i.e. YG's.  There are no free technology rolls, they cost 5 as in the original rules. 

For time, I'm going to remove the time limit, but players will be expected to move their games along.  Going to see if we can start at 9a and Meeplecon is open to midnight.  If teams can't finish by then, there is a side room where they can finish.  Everyone should be able to complete 9 rounds in 15 hours!! :)

I've been playing a fair amount on Triple A and I really like the bid system.  I haven't played in BM games yet.  I have decided to give the Allies a +16 bid.

The winners are determined by the following as stated on the first page of the thread:

Allied Victory
1.  Capture Tokyo and hold through end of that round.
2.  Capture Berlin and hold through end of that round.

Axis Victory
1.  Control 8 Victory Cities on the European map and hold through end of that round.
2.  Control 6 Victory Cities on the Pacific map and hold through the end of that round.

This will give a fair amount of different win-loss-tie situations, 2-0, 1-1, 1-0-1, 0-1-1, and 0-2.  So there's 5 different win-loss-tie combos that will separate teams.  After that are the tie breaks.  I agree it's a bummer to lose to someone who you haven't played over tie breaks, but have to differentiate somehow.  The tiebreaks, including the 2nd one of total IPC's will give a good indication of how dominate a team was in their matches.

Lastly, there's always Triple A to duke it out afterwards for revenge!  Several folks coming play on it.

You thinking of coming?


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Leatherneckinlv on January 28, 2018, 07:27:49 pm
Bids is an idea or an implementation?


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on January 28, 2018, 09:35:39 pm
I'm going to update the front rules page.  The Allies will get a bid of 16 to place as they want.  Only 1 additional unit per territory or sz.  If the entire amount is not spent, it is lost.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Argothair on January 28, 2018, 09:49:39 pm
Cool! And is the tournament two days, or three days? The con runs for three days, but your sample scores were 2-0, 1-1, 0-2, so I got confused.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on January 28, 2018, 09:54:07 pm
Runs for 3 days.  First 2 days determines the rankings for the final day, i.e. top 2 teams play for title, 3 and 4 for the bronze and rest down the line.  It's exciting that it's getting closer!


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: MeinHerr on March 03, 2018, 09:31:06 am
So, to check..

A)  all players play 2 games...
9 rounds each.

B) All games are No Bid.. correct.

C) So how does the first tie-breaker work?
Is it like this
2-0 > 1-0> 1-1>0-0   ?
Or
2-0> 1-0>0-0>1-1 ?

Need clarification for C, please.

Thanks
MH




Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on March 20, 2018, 07:24:04 am
Congratz to the winners of the Showdown in the Desert - Mein Herr and Teflon with a record of 2-0-1!  Undefeated with one tie!

Thanks to all the came.  It was a great time.  Hopefully I can make it up to Seattle sometime to game with Mein Herr's group!



Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: djensen on April 16, 2018, 09:57:35 am
I never saw the event listed at Meeplecon but it sounds like it happened. Hmm.


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: Desert_Admiral on April 16, 2018, 10:00:48 am
Do you live in Vegas?


Title: Re: Vegas G40 "Showdown in the Desert" 2018
Post by: djensen on April 16, 2018, 11:40:52 am
Do you live in Vegas?

No, I live in San Francisco. But Vegas is an easy trip from SFO.