grats on the NE win, Snotty!
this was the last of my 3 Standard games.
i must say that i have only started Basic games since then.
for playing async i'm enjoying Basic more than Standard now.
and for upcoming tourney Standard is no option, to be honest.
btw did you know that for a Basic game we have the choice between simply randomizing player sequence OR starting a series of pre-game bidding auctions for player sequence in turn1 ?
for each slot in the player sequence a new bidding auction is started.
the screenshot shows the start of bidding for slot 2.
green had won the auction for 1st player slot and will have to pay 8 coins, starting with a minus balance.
must admit i did not know that. i think this option was installed by latest update.