Hello dutch players & players from from closely-abroad,
since there's some dutch presence here on the forums, some of them looking for players or gaming opportunities, and since both the Liege & Stahleck tournaments still require some extensive travelling (at least, for me, player on a budget and with not tons of time to spare, too extensive), i thougt it could be nice to organize a friendly, get-to-know-each-other CoC-LCG tournament.
I have an adequate, cheap (read: free) location in Arnhem (east in the Netherlands, near the German border) at my disposal with a max. capacity of around 20-24 persons, where you can (and are encouraged) to bring your own foods, beverages, servitor cloaks & black candles.
So, there it is:
Tournament: RE-ANIMATING THE NETHER-LANDS
Date: Somewhere on a saturday or sunday late november ? (not to conflict with the Liege & Staheck tournaments from october)
Format: To avoid any bannings (like used in the Liege's tournament), while still being able to appeal both to the hardcore competative player who wants to play his dogs+steps+birds deck, as well as to the more casual player who wants to try out his deep-ones deck, i thought a 'multi-deck format' could be adequate. With multi-deck here i mean that players play over several rounds, switching decks every round, with the additional rule that a player cannot use a certain card(title) in more than one round. Any card(title) you use in a given round, cannot be used again by you in future rounds (so you can bring your doggie deck, but are only able to play it 1 round, can play your seventy steps / magabirds, but should think about whether to use all the hardcore stuff in 1 deck, or spread it out over multiples etc, and are challenged to think about nice strategies without the ability to predict the metagame too much).
Ranking: This will largely depend on the number of players, and the time-limit of rounds. Games i play usually last around 30 minutes. Doing 2 out of 3 every round against 1 opponent sounds nice, so maybe 1.5 hrs each round, going 3 or 4 rounds + finals is feasable ? Or 45 minute rounds of 1 game per opponent makes for more diversity if there's enough attendence, but may pull a strain on the multi-deck idea ... Maybe best out of 2 (with the possibility to end in a draw, for 1 hr each round might be best... I have no experience in CoC tournaments, so suggestions are welcome ... !
Price Support: Either none for a free tournament, or, depending on player-turnout, for a small attendence fee, like E 2,- per player, i could organise some small prices for finalists ? Again, this really depends on attendee's preferences. As long as i know beforehand, things can be arranged !
So, if you're interested, would like to come, and have suggestions for dates, for the format, for the ranking, price support, or have in any other way usefull comments on the way the tournament could / should be organised, please let me know by responding below or sending me a pm !