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Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« on: July 08, 2015, 08:33:28 AM »


The Last Meeple Standing is an online competition which follows an entirely new format (explained below). Because it's new, I'd like to run a trial with just six players (including myself) to see how well it works and identify any difficulties before trying to run it for a larger group. So if you don't mind being a guinea pig and are keen to get involved then please let me know by posting below.


Rules

1. The competition starts with an even number of players organised into a single group. Each player begins the competition with 50 "Life Points" (LP).

2. The competition is held via a series of rounds. Each round lasts for two weeks during which players must play four basic games (72 tiles) via JCloisterZone. It is the responsibility of the individual players to liaise with their opponents and arrange mutually convenient dates/ times for their games.

3. Fixtures (i.e. games) will be arranged into a Round Robin so that everyone should get to play everyone else at least once, with the exception of those players who are eliminated before they’ve had a chance to do so (and their potential opponents). Fixtures for each upcoming round will be announced at the end of the previous round and each player will get to place the first tile in two of their four games per round.

5. After each game, every player’s LP score is adjusted up or down by an amount corresponding to the points difference in the game between them and their opponent. So, if they won the game their LP will be increased by the winning margin. But if they lost, their LP will be reduced by the winning margin. However, LP scores may be increased to no more than their starting value, so 50 is the maximum LP anyone can have.

6. If a player’s LP is reduced below 0, that player enters the "Danger Zone" (DZ). If there are two or more players in the DZ at the end of any particular round then the two players with the lowest LP are eliminated from the competition. If there are still at least two players in the DZ even after the first two eliminations, the next two players with the lowest LP are also eliminated until there are less than two players left in the DZ. Note however that no eliminations will take place during the first round of the competition meaning that all players will play at least eight games.

7. It is entirely possible for a player to remain in the DZ from one round to the next, provided either that he is the only person in it or if two players enter the DZ with lower LP scores than him. Additionally, it is also entirely possible that a player may enter the DZ but gain back sufficient LP to be able to escape it again by winning subsequent games.

8. If at the end of a round there are no eliminations, all remaining players are stripped of 10 LP at the start of the next round. This rule does not apply to the first round.

9. When all but the last two players have been eliminated, they play as many games between each other as it takes for one of them to enter the DZ (alternating starting player as they do so). This player is immediately eliminated and the other player is the winner; the Last Meeple Standing! 8)


I would like to get started with this as soon as possible. Preferably as early as next Monday. I don’t know how long it will run for, but I’m expecting it to take at least 3 to 4 weeks so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s still running in August (albeit with less than 6 players).

Hopefully it’s clear from the rules above that the format relies on everyone being able to play two games per week, and there isn’t much of a contingency plan at the moment for if this doesn’t happen! Therefore, please think carefully before signing up and only do so if you’re generally pretty available and two games per week doesn’t present too much of a timetabling challenge for you...

1. danisthirty  :)
2. jungleboy
3. Paul
4. jma03
5. MrNumbers
6. Jéré
7. Rosco
8. Decar


Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1932.0
« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 01:17:47 PM by danisthirty »
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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 08:50:32 AM »
I'm in, of course :)

For scheduling, I'll be available on most weekday evenings (and even some afternoons) over the next couple of months but I'll be away quite a bit on weekends. So if the other opponents are on a similar time zone to me (CET, which is GMT + 1 I think) and can play on weekday evenings, then there'll be no issue at all.

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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 08:53:56 AM »
I'm in, of course :)

For scheduling, I'll be available on most weekday evenings (and even some afternoons) over the next couple of months but I'll be away quite a bit on weekends. So if the other opponents are on a similar time zone to me (CET, which is GMT + 1 I think) and can play on weekday evenings, then there'll be no issue at all.

Excellent. Welcome aboard jungleboy!

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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 08:58:54 AM »
Sure, why not. I'm in.  :@
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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 09:01:41 AM »

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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 09:04:28 AM »
I can not guarantee the 2 games per week, for this time pass.
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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 09:07:15 AM »
I can not guarantee the 2 games per week, for this time pass.

Sorry quevy. I don't imagine it would be a lot of fun if you're too busy and struggle to find time to play though...

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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2015, 10:09:13 AM »
Wonderful,i can.
Good idea
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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2015, 10:30:09 AM »

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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 12:49:09 PM »
Competitive play? Without me? No way! :D
Of course, I am in! :red-meeple:

P.S. One thing to take into account: I will be out of the country from 26.07 till 03.08 (including) with no JCZ access.
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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2015, 01:19:18 PM »
Ok, sounds like a lot of fun. I'm in!

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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2015, 01:43:03 PM »
Any space still?
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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2015, 02:14:01 AM »
I'd like to part-take - I know I won't be the Last Man Standing, but I can hope to be the First Man Sitting  :(y)

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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2015, 08:08:19 AM »
Hi all.

A couple of things:
  • In light of MrNumbers’ revelation that he’s going to be away for a week with no access to JCZ I’ve updated the rules slightly so that we’re no longer playing 2 games per week, we’re playing 4 games per fortnight (2 weeks). This doesn’t represent a significant departure from the original rules but does allow him to join in provided he can squeeze his 4 games into 1 week during the period that he's away.
  • I’ve increased the number of participants from 6 to 8 so as to accommodate everyone who expressed an interest.
As long as everyone’s happy with this, we will start the trial next Monday 13th July. I will post an update here, including fixtures, before then.  :)
« Last Edit: July 10, 2015, 08:10:23 AM by danisthirty »

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Re: Last Meeple Standing: Volunteers Needed!
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2015, 10:06:53 AM »
GREAT¡¡
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