Alexander is dead hail to his Successor!
Successors returns to the WBC in 2010 with the New and
Improved GMT edition as our official version! The rules
are available online, so it is expected that all players
have read and familiarized themselves with the rules before the
event, even if you haven't purchased the game. Earlier versions
of the game will not be suitable for use, so we encourage players
to bring a copy of the new edition (one or two extra copies may
Rounds of Play
* All winners qualify for possible advancement to Final.
* Other players may play again in Round 1 at no penalty
* Mulligan winners may be asked not to play (unless required
by GM to balance 4-player tables)
* All Round 1 winners qualify for possible advancement.
In all cases, for players who play in both rounds, only their
one highest-ranked game will be used to establish RANKING.
Game Winners will be ranked as follows:
1. Most VP on Turn 5 (thus rewarding players at the toughest
2. Automatic Victory (Either via Legitimacy or VP) - Please note
that in the revised edition, either form of Automatic Victory
will end the game immediately - there is no continuation of the
round to try to roll the player back.
3. Regency Victory (that is, Possession of Crowned Heir at the
end of Turn 3 or Turn 4.)
Additional ranking within these categories will be by the combination
of VP and L score (VP only in 5-turn games).
Players who do not qualify through Victory will be ranked according
to the following Criteria:
1. Total L + VP at game end (highest value)
2. Total VP at game end (highest value)
3. Percentage of VP (excluding L) as a total of the entire game
The revised rules eliminate any possibility of ties (see 20.3).
Also please note that 21.4 now stipulates that the player controlling
the Heir may NOT proclaim him to be King unless he would win
the game, including resolving any ties in that player's favor.
Each round will last five hours, an adequate amount of time to
finish a full game. Should time expire, the current round of
card play will be completed and the game will be decided by adjudication.
In the case of an adjudication the GM (or in the case of a conflict,
an Assistant GM) shall adjudicate each finish position not just
the winner based on the combination of VP and Legitimacy scores.
Decisions of the (Assistant) GM on adjudication are final and
not subject to appeal.
Each table is required to fill out a results form, indicating
player names, badge numbers, order of finish to include the total
loyalty and victory points scored by each player at game end,
and how the game ended (automatic victory, Heracles/Alex crowned,
etc.). Results forms for each game are to be turned in by the
winner to the GM and it is the responsibility of the winner to
ensure completeness. Players are encouraged to check the results
form and it is the responsibility of each player to ensure accuracy.
Once a results form has been turned in and all players of a game
have left the game area the results as listed are final.
At least two Assistant GMs will be appointed before the start
of the event, at least one will be on hand for each Round of
Rules Versions and Optional Rules
Copies of the latest official edition of the rules will be provided
at the event, along with relevant FAQs, errata and other required
Two Optional Rules will be used in the Preliminary Rounds:
23.1 ("Prestige for Defeating Independent Armies.")
WBC1: Rhodes Defense: Any Naval move that ends on Rhodes
while Rhodes is marked with an Independent Marker is subject
to an automatic Naval Interception from the Rhodes fleet -- the
Rhodes Fleet defends at a strength of 2 and is not dispersed
if the moving player defeats it.
In Semi-final and Final games, Optional Rule 23.5 ("Seleucus
and Eumenes") will be used.
Preset General pairings will NOT be employed this year -- General
draws will be random in Preliminary Rounds; in Semi-final and
Final games, Reverse Draft will be used.
SPECIAL WBC TOURNAMENT RULE:
Contrary to 17.4, if Alexander's Body is buried in Babylon,
Susa or Ecbatana, Control of the space is worth NO Legitimacy
Points (no "Guardian of the Tomb" bonus is awarded).
This WBC-only rule remains in effect as a part of the Great Tradition
of Annoying Ross Jones.