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The hottest game at the Cafe Jay demos in '08 makes its first
official appearance in the WBC competitions! Dominion
is a game of planning, development and adjustment as players
build their own decks of cards from a different set of available
cards each game. Which cards a player purchases will help determine
their options in future turns.
Decisions made early may only have a small immediate effect,
but can be critical to a player's long term prospects.
Dominion will be played in three rounds: a preliminary
round of three qualifying heats, a 16-player semi-final, and
a 4-player Final.
4-player games will be the preferred format, with 3-player
games only when and if required by the turnout for each heat.
Table assignments and seating position will be determined randomly.
In each of the five sessions, all tables will use the same
set of 10 cards for the game to create an even field within each
heat. The GM will determine the cards for each round in advance,
and this information will not be publicized beforehand. Instead,
the GM will be posting the card set for the round when sign-ups
for that heat begin.
For this reason, the GM will participate only as an eliminator
if necessary to maximize the number of 4-player games.
All 25 card types in the base game will be used at least once
during the tournament. I will endeavor to use them all within
three preliminary heats, but cannot guarantee that that will
be the case.
No expansion or promotional cards will be used.
INDIVIDUAL GAME POSITION:
Finish position in an individual game will be determined by
the following rules.
1. Highest Victory Point total
2. Latest in turn order
Dominion will be run using the Heats: Most Wins (HMW)
standard tiebreakers to determine advancement to the semi-final
1. Most Wins (e.g., total in all heats entered);
2. Win in first Heat entered;
3. Win in second Heat entered;
4. Win in third Heat entered;
5. Average finish in all heats entered
6. High dice roll.
Advancement to the Final (as well as 5th and 6th place) will
be determined using the following rules:
1. Win in Semi-final round (ideally four tables will each advance
one winner to the Final);
2. Score as a percentage of the1st place position at the semi-final
board (a close 3rd is better than a distant 2nd)
3. Finish position at semi-final board (a distant 2nd is still
better than an equally distant 3rd)
4. Total VP in semi-final round
5. High die roll