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To no one's surprise, after a successful showing as a trial
event in 2009, Dominion returns to WBC as a Century Event.
Dominion is a game of planning, strategy and reaction
as players seek to develop the best deck of cards to take advantage
of the various effects and synergies amongst a different set
of cards each game.
Each action and purchase a player takes helps to determine
their fortunes in future turns, so early decisions can be critical
to long term success.
This year, Dominion returns with a completely new format
to address some issues with last year's structure, as well as
simplify the process so players have a better understanding of
where they stand, and their chances of advancing.
Tournament Format:
In an effort to assure that there are enough copies of the
game, only the base Dominion game will be used for the
tournament (Intrigue, Seaside and promo cards will not
be used!)
Dominion will be played in four singleelimination
rounds  a single preliminary round, quarterfinals, semifinals
and Final.
Each round will consist of two complete games, and players
will be required to complete both games in each round that they
play. All tables will use the same set of action cards for each
of their two games. The action cards for both games will be
determined randomly by the GM just prior to the round in question.
Players will be assigned to tables randomly.
Turn order for the first game will be determined in the following
manner:
1. Shuffle a copper, a silver, a gold and a province together
for a 4player game. For a 3player game, use the copper, silver
and gold.
2. Each player will draw a card at random.
3. Turn order will be as follows:
a.1st Player  Copper
b. 2nd Player  Silver
c. 3rd Player  Gold
d. 4th Player  Province
Turn order for the second game will be in reverse order of
the first game.
The number of players advancing in each round will be determined
by the number of players in the preliminary round, according
to the following chart.
# of Players/Preliminary

QuarterFinals 
Semifinals 
Final 
40 or less 
None 
12 
4 
41  64 
None 
16 
4 
65  96 
32 
16 
4 
97  144 
48 
16 
4 
145 or more 
64 
16 
4 
Individual Game Position:
Finish position in an individual game will be determined using
the following rules:
1. Highest Victory Points
2. Latest in Turn Order
For each game, players will receive "Advancement Points"
based on their finish.
In a 4player game, 1st is worth 5 APs, 2nd is worth 4 APs,
3rd is worth 2 APs, and 4th is worth 1 AP.
In a 3player game, 1st is worth 5 APs, 2nd is worth 3 APs,
and 3rd is worth 1 AP.
Advancement: Dominion is a singleelimination
tournament, and advancement is based strictly on the results
of the previous round. Advancement will be determined using
the following rules:
1. Most Wins (two wins before one win before 0 wins)
2. Total Advancement Points in both games
3. Total Victory Points in both games
4. Brought a copy of the game
5. High die roll
Be aware that this means that multiple people from a single
table can advance, while it is possible that a table will have
no players advance. This means it will be important to check
the tournament kiosk for the list of players who advanced, and
top alternates.
