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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from feltipern1 in King of the Saltmines   
    **** this challenge makes me wish I didn't volunteer to judge today.
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from Bucknife in King of the Saltmines   
    **** this challenge makes me wish I didn't volunteer to judge today.
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from CoffeeMinion in King of the Saltmines   
    **** this challenge makes me wish I didn't volunteer to judge today.
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from JJ48 in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    Clarification:
     
    Yes, the situation as I described it came up in a real game.  No, I did not concede (For many of the excellent reasons pointed out in this thread, despite really wanting to help out my friend).
     
    I even had another person ask why I didn't concede and let my friend into the cut since I was locked up for a spot.
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    Crimsonwarlock reacted to Jeff Wilder in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    All of these are fine.  A player has the right to decide whether he wants to spend his time playing a game.  Thumbs up.
    Full disclosure, in nearly every Regionals in which I have made cut, I've dropped.  (Not the same as a concession, but depending on what prize I was chasing, it could be.)
    This one forks the ethical question into the realm of being nice.  Assuming no other facts in evidence -- i.e., the concession isn't to favor anybody else, and ideally the conceding player doesn't even know how pairings will shake out -- I'm inclined to think this is fine (and to probably have a good impression of the player doing it).  The only balances against it that I can think of are (1) somebody skilled may end up with a less skilled opponent, and thus have an easier path into the cut than he would otherwise, and (2) the concedee may want to, you know, play.  Since (2) can't be discussed before the decision, and since the benefit of (1) is random, it's fine.  Thumbs up.
    As an aside, if you said, "I'm going to concede," and Player 2 looked visibly disappointed and said, "Aw, man, are you sure?  I'd love the win, because it gets me great loot, but I'd rather play!" ... I assume you could change your mind without running afoul of the rules?  But maybe that's an iffy assumption?
    ... If the list is that amazing, wouldn't it be better to give the player the opportunity to prove it?  Thumbs down.
    Just plain lame. Thumbs down.
    I mean ... seems like the soft bigotry of low expectations, to me.  (And I say that as a bleeding heart liberal.)  It's tough for me to imagine someone entering into a competitive tournament and being okay with succeeding because of their minority status.
    Also ... is the woman super hot?
    No, no, never mind.  There are potentially balancing ethical factors that don't make this exactly a slam-dunk, but it's pretty close.  Thumbs down.
    Thumbs way down.  On the other hand, as a friend you need to be willing to listen to him or her b!+ch and moan after you table him or her.
     
    It might surprise you, but I'm actually kinda torn on these.  It's against my personal grain to do something like this, but I don't entirely disagree with the notion that tournament ladders have legitimate strategic considerations.  I also think that to some extent this is self-balancing ... sure, this person might end up an easy win for you, but could also end up an easy win for your list's kryptonite list.  It's tentatively thumbs up; I'd never do it, but nor would I relentlessly mock and shame someone who did.
     
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from ScummyRebel in [Blog] Remembering the Fallen: First Edition Pilots We Would Like To See In Second Edition.   
    Where my Wes Jansen at.  He should be ok since R3-A2 is gone
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from BCooper85 in [Blog] Remembering the Fallen: First Edition Pilots We Would Like To See In Second Edition.   
    Where my Wes Jansen at.  He should be ok since R3-A2 is gone
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from Tervlon in [Blog] Remembering the Fallen: First Edition Pilots We Would Like To See In Second Edition.   
    Where my Wes Jansen at.  He should be ok since R3-A2 is gone
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from FlyingAnchors in [Blog] Remembering the Fallen: First Edition Pilots We Would Like To See In Second Edition.   
    Where my Wes Jansen at.  He should be ok since R3-A2 is gone
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from ImperialAce95 in [Blog] Remembering the Fallen: First Edition Pilots We Would Like To See In Second Edition.   
    Where my Wes Jansen at.  He should be ok since R3-A2 is gone
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from Nyxen in [Blog] Remembering the Fallen: First Edition Pilots We Would Like To See In Second Edition.   
    Where my Wes Jansen at.  He should be ok since R3-A2 is gone
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from SabineKey in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    Clarification:
     
    Yes, the situation as I described it came up in a real game.  No, I did not concede (For many of the excellent reasons pointed out in this thread, despite really wanting to help out my friend).
     
    I even had another person ask why I didn't concede and let my friend into the cut since I was locked up for a spot.
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from EVIL INC in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    Clarification:
     
    Yes, the situation as I described it came up in a real game.  No, I did not concede (For many of the excellent reasons pointed out in this thread, despite really wanting to help out my friend).
     
    I even had another person ask why I didn't concede and let my friend into the cut since I was locked up for a spot.
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from nitrobenz in Big Deal in a Pod   
    The list I'm working on has about 9 points to spend.  Looking for a crew to up Finn's game.
     
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from Knave Squawk in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    Fair.  Agreed
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    Crimsonwarlock reacted to SabineKey in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    I’m not really sure this can be called the same thing. You didn’t engineer a way for both you and your opponent to get into day 2, you gave up your spot to your opponent. You weren’t having fun, but the kid would with being able to advance with his friends, so you conceded. You sacrificed for a stranger at a cost. As you said, I tip my hat to you.
    The OP has three scenarios. The basis of all three is a low cost. A seat was not given up for another, but instead was potentially taken from a third party. That already makes it feel kind of ify for me on the terms of ethics. It being a friend is a little more and it being done to bring an easy opponent into the cut more so. 
    I’m not an authority or anything. Just my two cents worth.
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    Crimsonwarlock reacted to ForceSensitive in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    I did the exact same thing two (jumpmaster disaster regional?) years ago at Origins. I was so fed up with the game, I had already decided that this would be my last tournament (until they made 2.0 thank Yoda) and I just wanted to go out my way. Interestingly that was also at a time when there was a bunch of hubbub on these forums about intentional draws and altering tournament results.
    The rules stated you could not legally take action of any kind to modify tournament results, especially if material was on the line like in a final or something. But there was also a rule that said you could concede at any time. 
    It was the final round of day one and I was up to advance to day two on a win. I got paired against some kid, he had some weird list of scum. I was basically seal clubbing at the point they called time. Clearly both of us could see how this went. And Lil guy got a little bummed, two of his friends were going to day two and he needed this win to go with them. Well, I may be at times a raging internet *****-hat, but I would not be alive today if not for my friends. And I was not about to get between this kid and his. So I called a judge. After all, I had to have my fun too😉
    I laid it out to him, two rules: I can concede at any point in a round, so long as results have not been reported. And, I'm not allowed to "modify the results of the tournament" in any way, which would include the day two cut. I'm winning, time is called, we haven't started a new round. The game says I'm winning, it's actually determined as the instructions say to score and report at this point. Verbatim, "Can I concede? After the game had been scored?"
    The judge very patiently listened to my question, the kid looked on kinda bewildered, I had a devil's grin. The judge thought about it, and in a not so subtle way to just get me out of his hair, said simply, "you may concede at any time." I'm having too much fun now, so I press "Even though it clearly modifies the results of the event?". He pursed his lips, then repeated himself, very intent on getting rid of me. 
    Now at this point the neighboring tables had picked up on what was going on, as well as those who had gathered. I was delightfully satisfied to end my 1.0 career getting a judge to low key scede the notion that I broke the system as my final act, and with an audience to boot. I mean c'mon, it was a game at time, for the day cut, with a judge call. Heads had turned.
    I took the slip, signed the kid the full win, shook his hand and gave him the slip to sign. Thanked the judge. And went about the convention, and didn't look back at the game while the naysayers balked at the notion there'd ever be the 2.0 I knew was inevitable.
    That was a good day. Cheers to you OP. I tip my hat to you.
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    Crimsonwarlock reacted to Killerardvark in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    There is something to be said about not informing players about standings, scores, and tie breakers. The benefit is that they continue to play hard throughout the whole event not knowing exactly where they stand (unless they are undefeated and know the swiss triangle math). The downside being that mistakes in scores and points aren't caught and corrected the round they happen. Just at gencon, someone got 2000 MOV in a round.
    Super competitive players will always want to know exactly what they have to do to get to the next round. Just look at the NFL as they get to the final 3 games of the season. Commentators will talk forever about what exactly has to happen for team X to make the playoffs.
    Should we stifle the hyper competitiveness of a tournament because the core of our event is a boardgame designed for entertainment? It's an interesting discussion, and I think much of that stems from the fact that casuals can participate in the same events as hyper competitive players. Nobody's telling the NFL that the super bowl isn't a big deal because they're just tossing a toy ball around.
    Someone commented that this is nobody's livelihood or business. I'd disagree. The competitive nature is a business for Dion. I'm sure he gets more viewers at the final tables than the early ones. Many players sell prizes to pay for their hotel, food, and travel costs for conventions they wouldn't be able to go to otherwise. Does that make it ok for them to encourage the most competitively beneficial tactics possible? Definitely up for debate. My point is just that dismissing this as "no big deal, we're just pushing plastic spaceships around" is a bit shortsighted.
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from Tlfj200 in Ethics Question: Concessions   
    I had an interesting scenario come up at a Hyperspace Trial last weekend.
     
    Going into round 5 I was 4-0 with 1st place MOV about 200pts ahead of my nearest competitor.  I got paired down vs a 3-1 that needed to win to make the cut.  We played the match out and I was winning solidly.  I had most of the opposing ships destroyed as time approached.  Would it be ethical for me to concede the match right before the end, but after destroying a significant portion of his forces?  
    Other relevant Info:
    In this particular situation I felt my list had a solid matchup vs his and could win a rematch.  Given my MOV and record I would seed second and my round 5 opponents would seed near the bottom of the cut. (I can't say that a rematch would have been guaranteed, but certainly possible)
    Would this change if my round 5 opponent was a friend?
     
    In all cases assume that none of this was discussed with my opponent.
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    Crimsonwarlock reacted to cpdilloway in San Diego Hyperspace Trial YouTube Playlist   
    Congrats on the win
     
    As long as it all worked out. Just thought it was odd to end at top 4; wasn't sure if I was missing something somewhere. Some interesting lists so far...lots of swarms on the stream so far (I'm on round 5 with 8 Mining TIEs) 
     
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from cpdilloway in San Diego Hyperspace Trial YouTube Playlist   
    There was no final.  The store was doing a 1 Day event and I already had an invite ( I just wanted that sweet Ric Olie Trophy).  My opponent conceeded since they were getting the invite regardless of win/loss and it was already 10:30pm and he was playing a swarm.  We had 7 rounds of x wing already played.
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from Hiemfire in San Diego Hyperspace Trial YouTube Playlist   
    The runner up can get it.  It won't transfer past that.
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from PanchoX1 in Effective Quadding   
    Quad jumpers were pretty good when they used to be 28 pts.  Now they are 32 points.  Scum can't have nice things
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from GreenDragoon in Should Dial Revealing Cards Exist?   
    I'll just leave this here.
     
    Mace Windu (45)    
        Sense (5)    
        R2 Astromech (6)    
        Delta-7B (18)    
        
    Ship total: 74  Half Points: 37  Threshold: 3    
        
    Luminara Unduli (43)    
        R2 Astromech (6)    
        Delta-7B (18)    
        
    Ship total: 67  Half Points: 34  Threshold: 3    
        
    Saesee Tiin (43)    
        Sense (5)    
        R4 Astromech (2)    
        Shield Upgrade (8)    
        
    Ship total: 58  Half Points: 29  Threshold: 3    
        
        
    Total: 199    
        
    View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0: https://raithos.github.io/?f=Galactic Republic&d=v8ZsZ200Z314X75W2W201WY274XW2W201WY313X75W5WW165&sn=Jedi Mind**** 2.0&obs=
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    Crimsonwarlock got a reaction from CoffeeMinion in Effective Quadding   
    Quad jumpers were pretty good when they used to be 28 pts.  Now they are 32 points.  Scum can't have nice things
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