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Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

That Bia... doesn't she know I'm a Queen? Sure, she might have tied Prometheus to a rock for eternity, and she might have incredible hair, but that doesn't give her an excuse to walk all over me like this! All I want is a familiar, to give away to whichever loyal subject appeases me the most. But noooooo, I have to do a test event first, to "prove I'm worthy" or some such nonsense. Doesn't she understand basic monarchy? Cursed wench.

Regardless, I am bound to carry out her wishes, and think it might be fun to have a wee get-together to play some cards, so let's do that. My friend Plank has loaned me her delicious little bungalow, and I've furnished it in typically regal fashion, just for us. Won't you join me? It'll be ever-so-fun.

For full information on this event, see the wiki entry!

The vitals:
- Spades tournament, for a renamed sloop (the Set Nil) and a black orchid trinket (as well as ribbons, furniture, and avatar-like stuff)
- Preregistration is mandatory. Full preregistration instructions are in the wiki entry.
- Free!
- 14th and 15th of October (14th is preliminaries, 15th is finals. Only 4 people will progress to the finals, and there will only be 16th preliminary berths, first-come-first-served.)

If you have any questions, feel free to post here. I can be found in-game as Queenoftarts (or just grab me on Monday for Nemesis' poker night, where I'm at Qoftarts.) Additionally, you can PM me at this account.

Oh! and I'd be most obliged if I could find a helper or two, to help catch scores and keep things moving along. Expertise with spades is a plus! If you're interested, please do let me know, again either by PM or in-game.

Her Royal Majesty the Queen of Tarts
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

I'll try to come.. But this is a great event that reminds me of my sister (who quit..).

Wootness.



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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

It would be most delightful if you could make it, dear.

Something I fear I must add, though (in light of a few PMs): This event (the test event) will be happening on Midnight, and thus you will need to be currently subscribed to play Spades on both days. Sorry, doublooners!
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

I'd love to come, but I'm a dublooner. >.>

I hope this event goes well, I look forward to spades being included in other events.
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

What time will it be? Will it be at a time European players can play?
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

I would have loved to come..... if only this event was on Sage. :(
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

 
What time will it be? Will it be at a time European players can play?
As the wiki article says, preliminary matches will be scheduled from 9:00 to 4:00 Pirate Standard Time. Additionally, I can try and accomidate players who need to play early or later matches, but I'd rather avoid exceptions like that if possible.
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Aye, put me in the dublooner-but-can't-wait-for-this-to-spread team! Arrr! Spades! *claps her hands* Anything I can do for ye in the interim?
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Aye, put me in the dublooner-but-can't-wait-for-this-to-spread team! Arrr! Spades! *claps her hands* Anything I can do for ye in the interim?
Indeed! I'll need an assistant or two to help me collect and tabulate scores (which will only require watching of tables, not necessarily participating yourself), but you can also help out by letting any transoceanic friends you have know about this test. I've gotten a fistful of preregistrants so far, which is excellent, but I'm still 11 short!
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Wonderful! I've 8 entrants, so we're halfway there! Do keep the preregistrations coming... you won't regret it.

I'm also still looking for an assistant. SWF seeks anyone for slow games of flamingo croquet, leisurely painting of roses, and bloody, gory beheadings. RUMINO1?
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

 
Wonderful! I've 8 entrants, so we're halfway there! Do keep the preregistrations coming... you won't regret it.

I'm also still looking for an assistant. SWF seeks anyone for slow games of flamingo croquet, leisurely painting of roses, and bloody, gory beheadings. RUMINO1?
Surely you need to stick EVIL into that description somewhere...
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Eleven! Eleven! What a wonderful number! Almost as good as sixteen.

C'mon... just five to go (plus an assistant) We can do this!
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Twelve plus two "definate maybes", one assistant, and one "I'm shuffling shifts at work, let's see what I can do". I can almost taste it, and I hope you can, too!
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

A spades...tournament? Lies! /me fills his dubscription request!
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Last chance to preregister! The event is tomorrow, and I'll be sending out final confirmations later this evening. Three spots left! (Or we'll just run with 12)
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I would love to take aprt in and/or be a helper

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please oh please other people register I wanna play!!
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Registration closes (and final confirmations go out) in an hour! Last chance!
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Confirmations have been sent out to all pre-registered participants. If you did not recieve a confirmation, I'll be avaliable from 9:30 (Pirate time) onwards tomorrow to sort the situation out.

(If you requested an e-mail confirmation, please check your junk folder!)

Also, remember: all times are PST! (Pirate Standard Time) To get the current time in PST, either log into the game and use the /info command, or use this clock (Note that it's on the 24-hour standard.)
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Postmortem part 1... suggestions for next time:
- Have all of the matches in one big block/OBB. (I'm thinking we should still include a half-hour break at some point, though.)
- Clearer substitution system, probably coupled with absolutely mandatory attendance at your first match of the day. (If you miss the first one, someone subs in for you for the rest of your matches.)
- Clearer match schedule (although the individual times, and thus necessity for a clearer schedule, can be abandoned if we go to OBB)

If we're running 64 competitors, I think we'll make a few additional format changes:
- Three helpers (including QoT), with each player assigned to one of them for information and scheduling inquiries.
- Estate, Mansion, GF, anything bigger than a Bungalow. (My preference is for houses because then you don't get endless X HAS COME ABROAD LOLLOL messages when people hop on and off.
- Mandatory attendance at your first match. Absolutely, non-negotiably mandatory.
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Scoring update: (Note that, because only two rounds have been played, I haven't dropped any scores from this list.)
Adesh currently at 2
Amera (Stormmutant) currently at 37
Azami currently at -2
Boyoblair currently at 19
Bridalgirl currently at -302
Cybrpyro currently at 78
Deadeyedana currently at -22
Hihokimbo (Aquadrake) currently at -5
Jenfa currently at 1
Kytira currently at 0
Scurves currently at 42
shivertoo currently at 37
Whitefire (Jackd) currently at -245
Yellowshanks currently at 38
Yukinon currently at 4
Zinfandell currently at 5
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Scoring as of the end of the third round (still no drops, though)

Adesh currently at 5
Amera (Stormmutant) currently at 52
Azami currently at 38
Boyoblair currently at 61
Bridalgirl currently at -327
Cybrpyro currently at 81
Deadeyedana currently at -29
Hihokimbo (Aquadrake) currently at -123
Jenfa currently at 8
Kytira currently at 15
Scurves currently at -76
shivertoo currently at 12
Whitefire (Jackd) currently at -245
Yellowshanks currently at -8
Yukinon currently at 70
Zinfandell currently at 5
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

I do have one suggestion, the scoring is a little weird to me, even if you win all your matches you can have lower points, if you dont let your oppents get to 300? not sure if this is correct but that is how im reading it
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

Final scores from the preliminary!

Deadeyedana with -241.5 (grand total of -447 ) 1-3-1
Bridalgirl with -209 (grand total of -413 ) 1-4-0
Scurves with -201 (grand total of -323 ) 2-3-0
Amera with -187.5 (grand total of -263 ) 2-2-1
Whitefire with -157.5 (grand total of -258 ) 2-2-1
Adesh with -52 (grand total of -411 ) 3-2-0
Jenfa with -32 (grand total of -213 ) 2-3-0
Yellowshanks with 5 (grand total of 14 ) 3-2-0
shivertoo with 12 (grand total of -26 ) 3-2-0
Kytira with 15 (grand total of -27 ) 3-2-0
Boyoblair with 43 (grand total of 71 ) 5-0-0
Cybrpyro with 59 (grand total of 80 ) 4-1-0
Yukinon with 70 (grand total of 76 ) 4-1-0
Azami with 103 (grand total of 142 ) 4-1-0


Both Zinfandell and Hihokimbo failed to complete enough matches to be scored. The number at the end is Wins-Losses-Gimmies (A Gimmie is a missed match.)

Congratulations to Boyoblair, Cybrpyro, Yukinon and Azami, who move onto the finals tomorrow!

How was the "actual score" (as opposed to the grand total) determined? Well, let's assume you scored -10, 0, 10, 20, and 30, for a grand total of 50 points. We drop your highest and lowest scores, and get 30.

If you missed a match and took a "gimmie", instead of just dropping your highest and lowest, we half-drop them. So if you only played 4 matches and came out with -10, 0, 10, and 20, we'd count your score as -5, 0, 10, and 10, for 15 points.
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I'm so upset that I missed this, for I do love Spades. But I will keep looking for it, hopefully it'll come to Cobalt.
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Re: Not-Quite-A-Familiar-Yet Spades Tournament

And I'm pleased to announce that Cybrpyro walked away with the painted sloop and black orchid! He won all three of his Finals matches, and finished well ahead of the competition. Well done!

Azami: -263
Boyoblair: -95
Cybr: +99
Yukinon: -218

I'll be posting a full postmortem and "the plan for next time (if there is a next time) after I get some coffee and a shower.
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