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by captainmeme
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Sure! Also, if anyone else wants to join, there'll likely be 4-5 spaces open if you PM me within the next 24 hours (I'll let you know who you're replacing after those 24 hours).

@Wusti - Do you want to play in FvA Showdown, GvI Showdown, or both?
by captainmeme
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Another update: Missing confirmations from the following players, if I don't receive them within 24h I will remove them from the tournament: Pjmansfield99 TSmith2003 yjt0801 Ricardoprosim Sage Trentpool rockNroll87q Feel free to update your predictions accordingly (although I think pjmansfield will ...
by captainmeme
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Update: Just waiting on a few confirmations now. I'll send out another PM/Email to the players who haven't confirmed yet tomorrow, and I'll set up all the sets where both players have confirmed at the same time.
by captainmeme
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Diplomacy
Topic: 1v1 Megathread: Strategy, Metagame, Primers!
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: 1v1 Megathread: Strategy, Metagame, Primers!

There's currently no writeup of overall FvA strategy but I'm planning to write about it sometime in future. In brief - it's very close to what you said (@Fox) but it's slightly different in that while France requires all four of Tun/Mun/Ber/StP to win, oftentimes it's enough to take Tun/Mun/Ber, bec...
by captainmeme
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy
Topic: A brief overview of viable openings in GvI
Replies: 1
Views: 79

A brief overview of viable openings in GvI

Just in time for the GvI Showdown! The article can be found here.
by captainmeme
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Tower Game Series
Replies: 15
Views: 191

Re: Tower Game Series

I'm actually writing an openings guide right now - should be available later today. However, I'm nowhere near as experienced on GvI as on FvA so I'm hoping to get some feedback from the strong GvI players once I release it.
by captainmeme
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I have seen the Ty-N variant discussed a fair bit prior to this, but for this first tournament, I'm going to just run it as standard GvI. I want to see a bit more play at the very highest level before making any changes - bear in mind that it wasn't until a strong tournament scene emerged that FvA w...
by captainmeme
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Also, you can find all predictions that have been made so far here:

FvA Predictions
GvI Predictions
by captainmeme
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I'll make it very clear what you have to do via PM (or email or playDip PM or whatever you chose) when setting up the matches. When a set is ready to begin, I will PM one of the players asking them to set up the 2 games and providing all the details they need to fill out on the new games page. Once ...
by captainmeme
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Confirmation PMs have been sent out! If you haven't received one and think you should, message me ASAP. Tournament Brackets, complete with matchups, can be found here: FvA Showdown GvI Showdown I've set up the brackets so that we can get games between confirmed players underway asap. This also mean...
by captainmeme
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Tower Game Series
Replies: 15
Views: 191

Re: Tower Game Series

Not signing up yet because I'll be too busy TDing - just jumping to point out that you'll definitely get to play at least two sets MadMarx, because it's double elimination :D I'm fairly certain you'll end up with more after that too.
by captainmeme
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sadistic torture between animals
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Sadistic torture between animals

Do plants count? Being caught in a Venus flytrap or a Pitcher plant would be a horrible way to go.
by captainmeme
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

@Raiku Sorry I'm a bit late to this, looks like you already signed up through the form :) Here are the official player listings for both tournaments so far: FvA Showdown: ghug YanksFan47 Damon Huntington ! mhsmith0 xorxes CCR Foxcastle Javatiger RoganJosh michaelf77 bo_sox48 leon1122 badivan1 Tom Bo...
by captainmeme
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

We currently have 63 players signed up for the FvA Showdown and 59 for the GvI Showdown. Not as large as last year, but signups are up for another 9 days!
by captainmeme
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I actually expected it to take 3 or 4 months the first time around, and for the most part, it did. The real problem with this format is that 2 sets have to finish before 1 set in the next round can start. That's fine, but it means if 1 set goes slowly, it forces one player in the next round to wait ...
by captainmeme
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

What about seedings for people who've only played this on playdip? :P Good point - as there isn't a 1v1 rating system on playdip, I'm going to rank your 1v1 Elo at the base value (100) but the tiebreaker will be your position in the playdip 'All Games' ranking, and if that's tied then I'll seed the...
by captainmeme
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Diplomacy
Topic: Congratulations to Team North America...
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Congratulations to Team North America...

...on their 1v1 Ryder Cup victory, beating Team RotW 10.5-9.5!

Full details of the tournament can be found here, with the 2017 tournament results here.

Apologies for the amount of time it took me to get this post up!
by captainmeme
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Game phases are 1 day per phase - readying is encouraged, but not required. Every player also has one week total pause time to use whenever they wish - further pauses may be granted but need to be approved by the GM. There's no hard limit on when the games need to end but I'll step in if a game is c...
by captainmeme
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Oh, I forgot to mention - seedings this year are based on your most recently available 1v1 Elo if you've played 5 or more 1v1 games. If you have played fewer than five, you will be seeded at the base value of 1v1 Elo (100) with the tiebreaker being your most recently available Overall Ghost Rating.
by captainmeme
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Requests
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 34
Views: 1216

Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Welcome back to the biggest 1v1 Dip tournaments on the web! SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED. Last year, the Inaugural 1v1 Showdown broke a longstanding record to become the largest tournament ever run on webDiplomacy, with over 100 players competing and over 500 games played before xorxes took the gold and ...