The II Eastern Hemisphere Gaia Tournament
It's time for: The II Eastern Hemisphere Gaia Tournament
'I won't win this game ?! Hold my beer, bro!' Unknown player
Last time it took around six month, and we called it 'Euro Cup' because all the players lived in Europe. Maybe now it will be the EurAsia Cup?
If you really understand the Gaia Project and live somewhere between Japan and Portugal - you can join.
But... please notice: our international Tournament will last from 6 to even 12 months!!! Are you ready for something like this?
We don't need bidding, rotation or any of the alternative variants. Because the rules are extremely fair:
Each player MUST play once using a faction chosen by himself and by other players: 4 games on the same map, with the same seed, using the same factions. This system means that no one is the player who got the only "strongest" or "weakest" faction.
We use 'auction' just as a tool. Each game each player has no negative points (bid 0). But the 'auction' must remain in order for each of the 4 games to copy the order of the factions selected in the first game.
you won 2 games but didn't come out of the group? It is possible. This tournament is all about the sum of the points from 4 games
how it works exactly? You have to check the rules of previous Tournament! Link: https://forum.boardgamers.space/topic/157/the-i-eastern-hemisphere-gaia-tournament-unofficial
Apart from the desire to have fun we need discipline. If you want to play with us and if you meet the following criteria:
your 'karma' is over 70 and you don't give up games!
you don't ignore the chat and communication
you prefer only fast turn-based games (minimum 5-10 moves per day) in the hours:
7:00 - 15:00 o'clock (Lisbon - London time zone)
8:00 - 16:00 (Madrit - Warsaw)
9:00 - 17:00 (Kiev)
10:00 - 18:00 (Moscow)
or you're from Korea and play in the evenings: 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. (Seoul)
You are welcome to join fast turn-based games, each should take max two or three weeks, not more, I hope!
The timer will run during these hours (see above!)
Time per player per game: 3 days
Additional time per move: 2 hours
What does it mean? In practice each game between 7 and even 21 days.
START: 2021, when we complete crew of minimum 8, or 12, or maximum 16 players.
END: 2022, when the top 4 players from the qualifying groups complete the fourth game in the final group. With 16 starting players, this means a maximum of 12 games for 1 player (if it comes to the final)
From each qualifying group, the two players with the most points (total points from 4 games) advance to the semi-finals.
from 2 groups in the semi-final after four matches, analogically: the best 2 players move on, i.e. to the final group, in which they play 4 matches.
always a new group (4 games) counts points from zero.
we can also start as only 8 players. Then the maximum number of games is 8 (like in the First Tournament)
What if I submit my participation but for many weeks we will not complete 8 players to start?
8 players is the minimum and enough to run it.
12 is a good amount. 16 is the best amount and the maximum.
That's why I'm asking players to send me an e-mail. Then I can inform them about a possible start and ask if they are still willing. You don't want to provide an email? no problem. But in that case, check the forum here from time to time, keep in touch!
Can the timer be longer? for example: 1 day per move?
It's not a good idea. Each game should take a maximum of 2 or 3 weeks. If one game takes 4 or 5 weeks, then we have a serious problem.
What if I want to drop the tournament in progress?
If you think about it, you shouldn't join at all. We don't need dishonorable players.
However... It should be just fun, not a sad obligation!
If you really have to quit, then please - though finish the current game. After that someone will replace you as 'backup player'.
I'm divorcing my fourth wife and marrying the fifth, is it possible to pause a game for 1-2 days in an ongoing game?
Sure, just inform other players about your absence.
Ok, guy, How to join?
Well. Write here, or send me email: email@example.com
Thank you for your attention!
@ariallito count me in!
@ariallito I'm in :)
@ariallito seems a great idea: count me in!
I am in, though afraid of.
@ariallito I am also in , I have written mail though to make sure :D
@ariallito Count me in!
Anyone else want to join? - welcome!
WARNING: from now, there is a risk that upcoming people will not take part in the tournament. Unfortunately, this will happen if we do not complete a total of 16 players
We currently have 12 players - SUPER - thank you all for joining! It should be great fun!
12 - that's enough for end registration and the start of the Tournament.
I think, we can wait a few days more, and maybe we will collect a team of 16 people.
If we will start as 12 players:
- minimum 4 and maximum 11 games for the player if he goes to the final.
- 3 start groups of 4 players
(the top two players of each group move up)
- 2 semi-final groups of 3 players each (X shape map, 8 sectors)
(the top two players of each group move up)
- 1 final group of 4 players
If we will start as 16 players:
- minimum 4 and maximum 12 games for the player, if he goes to the final.
- 4 start groups of 4 players
- 2 semi-final groups of 4 players
- 1 final group of 4 players
I want to remind important rules:
each group of players has - for start: its own random map. Then, starting from the second game, they will copy the map and factions used in their first game.
you can lose each game in the group and you will still be promoted to the semi-finals. You can win 3 games in a group and you will not be promoted. Yeah, It's theoretically possible! Why? Because in this tournament, the sum of all your points from 4 games counts.
If something is not clear - find an explanation here:
or just ask me!
Hello, I would be interested to participate if you get to 16 players. I am from Finland
registration is over!
Thank you all for joining! Trust me - it's a good choice!
Are the rules clear? If not - just ask.
Before we start... time for: some coaching shit!
- Never give up!
If someone wants to quit - all other 15 players have a serious problem then.
If you really have to quit the ongoing Tournament - OK!... But please - don't click pass! try to play to the end! try to finish the current game. After that someone will replace you as 'backup player'.
You lost 3 games and lost faith? In the First Tournament, the player 'Wy' did not win any single game as a only winner, yet made it to the finals! So - never give up!
- 2. Mistakes happen!
If someone (starting from the second game) mistakes the order, chooses the factions incorrectly, bids for more than 0 - don't worry! but in this case the group has to create a game-table again.
Do you want to start a game over, because you - as Bal T'aks - missed changing the gaiaformer for QIC? I'm sorry, the group will NOT start again.
- Rules or something is not clear? In your opinion something is not fair?
Do not ignore communication. Use game-chat, or ask here. Your opinion is important.
- 4. Respect other players
Yeah, I know - I don't need to write it. But you don't play against the computer, there are people like you on the other side of the screen. Sometimes they have a bad day too, but we met here - people from 3 continents - to enjoy this tournament together. Have fun! :)
Start: Monday 20/09/2021
Structure of the Tournament:
- each group starts with its own (random) map. And counts points from all 4 games, from null.
- each group at each stage: consists of 4 players.
- only 2 players can be promoted from the group.
- there are no extra points for a single game win!
The Tournament will last about 6 months (I hope). If the players are slow it will take more time (I hope not).
Music for inspiration? ;) Tournament's unofficial anthem:
We have 5 players from the first season of this tournament. Including the 4 more experienced. Including 3 champions - putting them in one group would be unfair. Therefore, I decided that everyone would be in a separate groups. As familiar with the tournament system - they will be able to help you explain how to start the second round, etc.
Small rule of our tournament - the last player can decide:
Gaianator was the last to join, I don't know him, we never played together, probably. So I am asking him to complete the line-up of all groups. So Gaianator - please, can you divide players into groups below? (if you do not do it - tomorrow I will ask the next person: Mecenas). Please put each player into the groups. How will you do this? It's your decision/lottery.
List of groups and players below:
Gaianator, Mecenas, effaraitsch, rescod, Molfo, carioca, Snitz, DukeR, El Temblo, sharath, Markus, vizkris
What next ? I will send a link to the games (using private messages here, using Discord, and by e-mail). After the first game - one of the players in the group will put a new link to the second game (using game-chat).
Thanks Ariallito for all the work you're putting into organizing this.
I just wanted to say, to three misterious people I'll be playing the first game with, I won't be able to play much the coming weekend. But don't worry! I'm normally very present on BGS so we'll make up for the lost time, starting from monday.
Also, I'm in for organizing sessions of live play, if the others in my group are willing to do that.
Good luck to everyone!
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@molfo Thanks. No problem, we can start on Monday 20/09/2021 (I will change date on graphic later).
Thanks for that.
One question: you said that we will use auctions with 0 bid in order to maintain the right faction/player order.
But couldn't we get the same result simply deselecting the "random player order" option when creating new tournament games?
In this way, players will play in the order they join the game, so all they need to do is (A) wait for their turn to enter the game and (B) select the correct faction
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@gaianator hi. Add me please. Also note that Arialllito listed the player names in his post.
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@Gaianator I can't suggest anything, it's your decision, not mine.
@ effa - thank you for interested. And I'm sorry, I don't understand you. We have crew of 16 players and close registration yesterday, before your post. Am I wrong?
@gaianator please don't put me with my friend DukeR
@ariallito I think the tournament is due to start 16 September 2021; yes registration is closed.