Brothers and Sisters, the Gathering is upon us… which means it's time to place your bets!
Yesterday, the Portland "Mythos n' Microbrews" group help our first Highlander tournament. We had 12 players who battled over 4 rounds of Swiss until there was only one. Can you guess who beheaded the competition to take home the prize?
In my attempt to bring back a little life to these boards, I'm doing something different than the standard tourney AAR. I'm going to write up what happened in our event as a Cthulhu-esque horse race. I'll reveal the winners and losers round-by-round while you guys vote on whom you think took home the top honors.
As this forum doesn't have polling software, here's what I'll do:
1) I'll list all of the decks in a separate thread. In that thread, you guess which deck went all the way to first place.
2) I'll make a separate thread for each round, listing the match-ups. In that thread, you guess the winners and losers of each match-up.
Are you ready to win some bragging rights? Then polish your theory-crafting skills and let's gamble!
A few rules you may want to know:
Each round lasted 50 minutes. Players earned 1 point for a win, 0.5 points for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. The player with the most points at the end of 4 rounds won the tournament.
We had random match-ups for the first round, then winners vs winners and losers vs losers in the second. For the third and fourth rounds we used strength of schedule to determine the pairings.
We had 3 levels of tiebreaks. First, we used stories won, with each story equaling 1 point. Next, we used head-to-head, and finally strength-of-schedule.
Good luck on your bets!
EDIT 1: Here's a link to the 12 deck lists. Go check 'em out and vote!
EDIT 2: Here's a link to the round 1 pairings.
EDIT 3: Here's a link to the round 2 pairings.
EDIT 4: Here's a link to the round 3 pairings.
EDIT 5: Here's a link to the final round and ultimate victor: