It is time for the next one!
The Fall 2020 Online Tournament has come to a close crowning our first two-time seasonal limited cardpool champion CoDameron and he has a treat for us with the next cardpool! This set introduces some objective sets from the fan-made Legends and M-Cycle cards into the mix! CoDameron has generously made a printable version of these pods, 1 per page so if players wish to use them just proxy what you need. But from the looks of it there is some powerful stuff in the main cardpool so we’ll see how much play the fan sets get!
Rules questions regarding the fan-made cards can be directed to me, CoDameron or DavFlamerock.
Without further ado this is the Winter 2021 Cardpool:
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Note: only Core Set affiliation cards are allowed for this tournament.
Tournament (new information in red)
Like the last Online Tournaments, this one will have a Group Round and then an Elimination Round. Players within a Group are responsible for coordinating their match times, playing and reporting the games, before the end of the Group Round.
This Tournament will continue last season’s “Green Group”. Green Group is a designated group during the Group Round that has preferential placement of players who are new to SWLCG online tournaments. Remaining slots in Group Group will be filled by players with the least favorable standings after Ground Round in the previous tournament. This should make games more fun for newer players and all groups more competitive.
Also, we are doing away with the timezone specific groups. There will NO LONGER be designated EU and US groups. This is to promote meeting more people and making more connections. To accommodate for the difficulty in scheduling a transatlantic match the Group Round phase will be extended by 1 week.
Group Round will last 1 week per match-up players need, plus 2 for the transatlantic merger and holidays.
Decks can be changed during the Group Round. (It’s a new world)
Scoring: Like last time we did an online tournament, there is a tie-breaker system players will need to report on. A win is considered 12 points. DS gets points based off the Death Star Dial when they lose. Ex: losing with the dial at 10 results in 12 points for the LS player, 10 points fo the DS player. LS tie breaking points are based off objective progress. 4 points for each objective in the LS victory pile + 1 point for every 2 points of objective damage on the board, rounded down, the a maximum of +3. Ex 1: LS loses with 2 objectives destroyed and 3 damage on the board. LS gets 9 points. Ex2: LS loses with 1 objective destroyed and 2 objectives at 4 damage on the board and another at 3. LS gets 7 points. Yes, this does incentivize certain decks, we’ll just have to make our peace with that.
At the end of the Group Round the top players in each Group will advance to the Elimination Round. If there is a tie game points will be examined. The exact number of players advancing will be determined once sign-up is complete, but, like the World Cup, expect it to be roughly half of the group.
Entering the the Elimination Rounds qualifying players will need to lock in their deck lists! Once all lists are provided they will be posted on Cardgamedb for all to see. This will let players plan their strategy and also let the rest of us watching place our bets!
Elimination Round will be single elimination best of 5.
In the early round(s) the higher seeded player from their group will have the choice of what deck to play first. In all later rounds it will be decided by coin flip. Players will alternate playing LS/DS. If a 5th game is needed the player who has more game points accumulated during the first 4 games of that one-on-one match up may decide which deck to play in the 5th game. So keep track of the dial and objective damage in these games too!
Hopefully we’ll continue to have really exciting games, and online streaming in the cut!
And the prize for all this: Community! Fame -the fortune. Fame minus the fortune… and a say in the next limited cardpool!
If you are interested please respond below by Saturday December 19
Also include what SWLCG card you would like to use as your avatar in the live drawing of groups. For example, I will represented once again by the one and only "Kyle Katarn". You know which one. If you have questions please let me know!
If you would like to play, but cannot post here because a moderator hasn't approved posts yet, you can still PM me on cardgamedb here. Or you can reach out to us on the FB group.