Trolling for Triple Digits Again
The tournament format remains multiple-heat/single elimination.
This means that you may play in as many of the four preliminary
heats as you wish. Each will consist of as many individual games
as necessary to accommodate all comers. Five-player games will
be the norm, but I will make adjustments in order to accommodate
everyone. For example, if 18 people come to a heat, rather than
three 5-player games and one 3-player game, I would set up two
five- and two four-player games. Basically I will avoid more
than six and fewer than four players in any game.
The standard game as well as all optional rules will be used.
Pay particular attention to the rule regarding sharing of spoils.
36 players will advance to six 6-player Semi-Final games.
However, this year's event will be a little different. Now that
Pacific Typhoon is out it only makes sense to bring that
game into the WBC "fold".
However, rather than running Atlantic Storm and Pacific
Typhoon as seperate events (there's just so much a GM can
do) we (Ben, Don, and I) have decided to make Atlantic Storm
a "Hybrid" event. What does this mean? Well, put simply,
during the heat rounds and the semi-final round the players will
have the choice of playing either Atlantic Storm OR Pacific
When you arrive to register for the heat(s) let the GM know
if you wish to play Atlantic Storm or Pacific Typhoon.
Seating will still be done using my tried and true seating mechanism,
with tables assigned a specific game based on the number of entries.
It is unlikely, but possible, that in order to have enough
players to complete a table of a particular game volunteer(s)
may be asked to play the game they did not initially request
to play. This will be done on a voluntary basis, but the GM may
have to "draft" someone if absolutely necessary.
Once again, this "play the game you choose" option
is only available during the heats and the semi-final round.
The Final round will be Atlantic Storm.
Atlantic Storm games will be played using all optional
Pacific Typhoon games will be the standard game. The
Chronological, Short, or Team variants that are in the rule book
are NOT to be used.