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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 help
to determine their fortunes in future turns, so early decisions
can be critical to long term success. The big change for Dominion
this year will be that the tournament rounds will focus on the
first two expansions for Dominion - Intrigue and
A reminder to everyone looking to participate - we have had
a shortage of games both years. If you wish to assure being
able to play in the tournament - you must bring a copy of the
game! If there aren't enough copies, we will be forced to turn
Dominion will be played in four single-elimination
rounds - a single preliminary round, quarter-finals, semi-finals
and Final. Each round will consist of two complete games, and
players will be required to complete both games in a round.
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 prior to WBC but will not be released before
the actual tournament rounds.
In an effort to ensure that there are enough copies of the
game available (which continues to be a problem for this event)
- the preliminary and quarter-final round will both consist of
two games using 10 cards from the Intrigue set.
The semi-final round will consist of two games that use 10 cards
from the Seaside expansion.
The Final round will consist of two games of mixed cards.
Each game will use 5 cards from Intrigue, and 5 from
Players will be assigned to tables randomly.
Turn order for the first game will be determined in the following
1. Shuffle a copper, a silver, a gold and a province together
for a 4-player game. For a 3-player game, use the copper, silver
2. Each player will pick 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 the reverse order
of the first game.
All cards must be played face up onto the table - including
all money cards when purchasing.
Starting with the Semi-final round - each player will be required
to offer their deck to the previous player in turn order to cut
the cards. Only a single cut is permitted.
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
48 or less
81 - 119
120 or more
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 four player game:
Finish Position Advancement Points
In a three player game:
Finish Position Advancement Points
Dominion is a single-elimination tournament, and advancement
is based strictly on the results of the previous round. Advancement
will be determined using the following rules:
1. Total Advancement Points in both games
2. Total Victory Points in both games
3. Brought a copy of the game
4. 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