Thank you everyone for participating in the tournament. Just below, you will find your first round pairings. But before we get to those, there are a few things to go over:
The tournament will be run using the rules from the FFG Official Tournament Guide with the following exceptions:
-I’m participating without a 2nd TO. The nature of the online tournament makes it so that I won’t really be a resource for rulings anyways.
-If a rules dispute does come up, you can try to PM me, but feel free to use any other resources, including the FFG Rules Questions forum
-Instead of flipping a coin to determine starting side, I will randomly assign them. If you and your opponent mutually agree on another way to pick starting sides, feel free to use that instead.
-No time limit
-There will be 4 rounds of Swiss, followed by a cut to Top 4 and elimination rounds.
-Both players should report scores to me via PM. As this is a new score system for all of us, both players should submit which player won each game, the number of objectives each player destroyed, and the position of the Death Star dial for each game
-The participating players are responsible for arranging the exact play time for games. If you are having trouble, please let me know so that I can try to help out.
-As per the normal tournament rules, no changes to your decks will be allowed between rounds. You are on your honor for this one.
-I encourage you to take plenty of notes during your matches. And then, at the end of the tournament to post a tournament report. Also, while I will not require deck lists to be posted, I do suggest posting your decks and your results afterwards. The more information out there, the better everyone can get.
-I will be enlisting my wife’s help for randomizing things. I will be printing out actual score cards for each player and randomizing via shuffling just as I would in a real-life tournament.
-OCTGN is good, but not perfect. Watch for errors in its automation. Also, be careful to allow your opponent time to perform actions in the action windows.
-Similarly, have patience with your opponent working with OCTGN. Some people (including myself) have just installed it within the last week in order to do this.
-If you’re one of the people who I don’t know the FFG Forum username for, please let me know (or make an account). It will help you in contacting your opponent for the round and arranging the games.
Bragging rights! Unless somebody comes up with a better idea or Team Covenant wants to make us a badge or some such thing.
Round 1 Pairings:
Without further ado, here are the 1st round pairings. The player listed first will be starting with Light Side. Players are listed with their OCTGN username first and FFG username in parenthesis.
1. grover3870 (Rogue 3) vs. red5ccg (dbmeboy)
2. Shikaku (Shikaku) vs. marcr (Troopershark)
3. JMCB? (JMCB) vs. brad_harrington (Brad Harrington)
4. Chlemtil (Chlemtil) vs. Bazeleel ()
5. nckball (RedSquadronK) vs. warren12 (Warren12)
6. Erthafein (TheErthafein) vs. Hucklebarry (sWhiteboy)
7. ScottNJ (ScottieATF) vs. jzwink ()
8. Jedi_Knight (Jedi_Knight) vs. MasterJediAdam (MasterJediAdam)
yobo93 bye vs. doctormungmung ()
10. sageleader (sageleader) vs. agnos (agnos)
I’d like to have this round finished by the end of the day on Wednesday, 3/6/2013. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you’re having any problems or have any questions. Good luck to everyone!