So, I bet you all think you're some smart motherfuckers.
Well it's time to man (or woman) up.
Can you compete in one of the most strategic games ever
No luck! Pure strategy! Can you handle it?
Nut up or shut up, folks. It's time for some motherfuckin' chess.
I'm now taking signups for a D&D chess tournament. I will take as many people as sign up between now and sometime on Monday when I close signups. If we're really close
to one of the magic tournament numbers, like 8, 16, or 32, I'll probably end up turning away the few extra folks that will get me to that number. Otherwise, we'll work out some sort of qualifying round thingy.
Note: This could take awhile to get done. I considered having everybody do it via something like gameknot, wherein you have a long time (like, a couple days) to make each move, but in the interest of not taking FOR-FUCKING-EVER and having people lose interest, I think I'm going to try to make you guys play via Yahoo or something.
More Specific Information
Okay, here's how this is going to work.
We will be using the Swiss System
for this tournament. We don't really have a time limit here, so I'm willing to take my time making sure we get some decent rankings for the initial pairings.
Once signups close, I will pair you guys randomly. You will play 4 games
against 4 different random opponents. Your record will determine your starting rating for the tournament.
Once you have been assigned an opponent, you have 3 days
to complete a game, in whatsoever method you choose. If you have not completed your game within 3 days, you will both receive 0 points, as if you had both lost your game. If you have mitigating circumstances that prevent you from finishing within 3 days, let me know.
Note that the Swiss System means that there will be no eliminations. The number of rounds once we get to the actual tournament will depend on how many people sign up, but if you participate, you will play in all rounds. Withdrawals really hurt the tournament, and you can't really have "reserves" for a chess tournament. So please, if you sign up, plan on playing through the whole tournament, and not just the first part.
Chess Playin' Sites
Both of those sites, and several others I'm sure, allow you to play chess in real time using a Java program of some kind. Best if you're planning on sitting down with your partner and playing out your game immediately.
This site is sort of like Play by Post for chess. Essentially, you start a game, and make a move, and then you can go do something while your opponent moves. It's a little bit slower than the Java chess if both parties are present, but it's a lot better if you have conflicting schedules or something that don't allow you both to be present at the same time for long. They don't care how long you take between moves. Just remember that you have to finish your game within 3 days.
Feel free to post your own favorite website in this thread!
Other Miscellaneous Stuff
Don't use a clock for any of your games. All games have unlimited time aside from the 3-day deadline. None of this "one-minute speed chess" bullshit.
Copy/pasting your notation is optional, but it's cool if you do so the rest of us can see how your game went.
cj iwakura 1
Metal Gear Solid 2 Demo 0
Evil Multifarious 0
Timothy Leary 0
Speed Racer 0
First Qualifying Round
White vs Black
(1) visiblehowl vs
(18) Speed Racer
(2) BobCesca vs
(3) SanderJK vs
(16) Aegis vs
(5) evilbob vs
(6) Metal Gear Solid 2 Demo vs (21) garroad_ran
(7) WMain00 vs (20) SniperGuy
(8) redx vs (22) Dunadan019
(9) Taranis vs (19) Coinage
(10) Evil Multifarious vs (13) Thanatos
(11) Nerissa vs (14) cj iwakura
(12) Timothy Leary vs (23) JamesKeenan
Second Qualifying Round
White vs. Black
Speed Racer vs. JamesKeenan
cj iwakura vs. redx
Dyscord vs. WMain00
evilbob vs. Dunadan019
Thanatos vs. Aegis
Evil Multifarious vs. visiblehowl
Variable vs. SanderJK
AJAlkaline40 vs. Greeper
Timothy Leary Come Check Out This Theory vs. Metal Gear Solid 2 Demo
Tournament - First Round
Taranis vs. garroad_ran
vs. Speed Racer
Variable vs. SanderJK
Thanatos vs. Winky
Dyscord vs. cj iwakura
Coinage vs. Metal Gear Solid 2 Demo
Evil Multifarious vs. Dunadan019
vs. Timothy Leary Come Check Out This Theory
WMain00 vs. BobCesca