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For FNM top 8, when top 8 and top 4 comes around, is it majority rules or if one player wants to play they play. 
For FNM top 8, when top 8 and top 4 comes around, is it majority rules or if one player wants to play they play. 

Do you mean with regards to a prize split?
For a prize split, all parties must agree.  If no agreement is come to, then the tournament will resume with playing.  Thus, one person out of 8 can force everyone to 'play it out' rather than split.

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For FNM top 8, when top 8 and top 4 comes around, is it majority rules or if one player wants to play they play. 

Do you mean with regards to a prize split?
For a prize split, all parties must agree.  If no agreement is come to, then the tournament will resume with playing.  Thus, one person out of 8 can force everyone to 'play it out' rather than split.


Cant 7 players just concede, and then split the prize for 8th to 2nd place?

~ Tim   

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56287226 wrote:
190106923 wrote:
Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
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56957928 wrote:
57799958 wrote:
That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
56287226 wrote:
56888618 wrote:
Is algebra really that difficult?
Survey says yes.
56883218 wrote:
57799958 wrote:
You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
56287226 wrote:
56735468 wrote:
And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
I now have a new goal in life. ;)
For FNM top 8, when top 8 and top 4 comes around, is it majority rules or if one player wants to play they play. 

Do you mean with regards to a prize split?
For a prize split, all parties must agree.  If no agreement is come to, then the tournament will resume with playing.  Thus, one person out of 8 can force everyone to 'play it out' rather than split.


Cant 7 players just concede, and then split the prize for 8th to 2nd place?

~ Tim   


Sure, but that's usually prety bad value.  Depends on the payout structure

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For FNM top 8, when top 8 and top 4 comes around, is it majority rules or if one player wants to play they play. 

Do you mean with regards to a prize split?
For a prize split, all parties must agree.  If no agreement is come to, then the tournament will resume with playing.  Thus, one person out of 8 can force everyone to 'play it out' rather than split.

Yes in regards to a prize split, at my local shop I made it to top 8 and we all decided to play and then I got top 4 and I wanted to play but the shopkeep said he doesn't want us to so we have to split. 
For FNM top 8, when top 8 and top 4 comes around, is it majority rules or if one player wants to play they play. 

Do you mean with regards to a prize split?
For a prize split, all parties must agree.  If no agreement is come to, then the tournament will resume with playing.  Thus, one person out of 8 can force everyone to 'play it out' rather than split.

Yes in regards to a prize split, at my local shop I made it to top 8 and we all decided to play and then I got top 4 and I wanted to play but the shopkeep said he doesn't want us to so we have to split. 

Well, if it is the TO/Shop owner, that's a bit different.

If they are playing in the tournament, my gut says that is wrong.  If they are not playing, then that is mostly reasonable.  I don't think they have a requirement to finish the tournament if it goes after normal business hours.

I'm not sure there is anything you can do besides vote with your wallet, but I could be wrong.

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if it's a sanctioned tournament I don't think he's allowed to just declare matches a tie because he doesn't want to wait.

 

120.6. Some effects replace card draws.

 

why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

If the store is in a mall, and the mall imposes a mandatory close-of-business time to its lessees, then the shopkeeper may have a legal obligation to say "We don't have time for another round before I am bound by contract to get you out of here".
If the store is in a mall, and the mall imposes a mandatory close-of-business time to its lessees, then the shopkeeper may have a legal obligation to say "We don't have time for another round before I am bound by contract to get you out of here".


Why cant the end of the tournament be played out another day?

~ Tim   

I am Blue/White Reached DCI Rating 1800 on 28/10/11. :D
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56287226 wrote:
190106923 wrote:
Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
Zis iz a sign uf deep psychological troma, buried in zer subconscious mind. By keelink himzelf, Kamahl iz physically expressink hiz feelinks uf self-disgust ova hiz desire for hiz muzzer. [/GermanPsychologistVoice]
56957928 wrote:
57799958 wrote:
That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
56287226 wrote:
56888618 wrote:
Is algebra really that difficult?
Survey says yes.
56883218 wrote:
57799958 wrote:
You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
56287226 wrote:
56735468 wrote:
And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
I now have a new goal in life. ;)
If the store is in a mall, and the mall imposes a mandatory close-of-business time to its lessees, then the shopkeeper may have a legal obligation to say "We don't have time for another round before I am bound by contract to get you out of here".


Why cant the end of the tournament be played out another day?

~ Tim   




WoTC requires that FNM be played on Fridays.  Also, you would need to lock up the decks, find a day and time that works for all the players, and probably a bunch of other logistics that make it not-easy.  If this is a regular occurance it would probably be better to just start the event earlier in the evening.

 
My local FNM doesn't play out the top 8 and for good reason.  We've been having 6-round FNMs (and in a couple of instances, even 7) for quite a long time, so if top 8 played it out to the top, we'd be 9 rounds.  6 rounds already takes us into the 12:30 - 1:00 am range, so add on an extra three rounds and you're looking at a really long day for everyone, not just the store.  It's not like a Grand Prix where the tournament starts early, so you can justify having more rounds in a day.  FNMs start at 6 or later...
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My local FNM doesn't play out the top 8 and for good reason.  We've been having 6-round FNMs (and in a couple of instances, even 7) for quite a long time, so if top 8 played it out to the top, we'd be 9 rounds.  6 rounds already takes us into the 12:30 - 1:00 am range, so add on an extra three rounds and you're looking at a really long day for everyone, not just the store.  It's not like a Grand Prix where the tournament starts early, so you can justify having more rounds in a day.  FNMs start at 6 or later...


yeah, I'm used to FNMs that don't run top 8 but if you're not gonna run a top 8, then just declare winners, don't fabricate ties.

 

120.6. Some effects replace card draws.

 

why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

My local FNM doesn't play out the top 8 and for good reason.  We've been having 6-round FNMs (and in a couple of instances, even 7) for quite a long time, so if top 8 played it out to the top, we'd be 9 rounds.  6 rounds already takes us into the 12:30 - 1:00 am range, so add on an extra three rounds and you're looking at a really long day for everyone, not just the store.  It's not like a Grand Prix where the tournament starts early, so you can justify having more rounds in a day.  FNMs start at 6 or later...



Do the top-8 equally split prizes?  Or does best record so far equate to placing first?
I think its standings after X rounds. Several of the guys talk about taking first and what not.

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