I just wanted to jot down a few of the reasons why I made the choices I did for the decathlon list, but I didn’t want to bloat the tournament thread.
I dropped tta because we have a big tournament going that has only just started. It seemed a shame to use one of the slots for a game we are already playing. I didn’t want to add rftg but drop tta as I think we are looking at GOTY #1 and #2 there and I didn’t really want to play favourites, but rftg has a new expansion coming out.
I dropped twilight struggle, despite dearly loving the game, as it is an iPad only game. It’s a heavy game, but also some people won’t be able to play it on their phones.
I dropped terra Mystica because it’s a bit of a marmite game, you either love it or hate it. It’s heavy, long and I think much better suited to a Stately play yearly championship kind of format.
I added galaxy trucker because I think it’s a great game, but also because CGE deserve to be represented after I dropped tta. It’s also fairly light and fun, which is what I was going for.
I wanted to include ticket to ride as it is a classic, but from what I understand the matchmaking is a headache.
I wanted to include lost cities as it will no doubt work being a coding monkeys game, and being a different kind of game to the others. Eventually I dropped it in favour for ascension as there have been a number of ascension tournaments so I assumed it would be popular
As kennfusion has said, and Wulf_der_Sturm has seconded, I think there is an awesome potential for a yearly championship, with voting on which games to play. There’s lessons to be learnt from existing championships of this type. I hope the decathlon can serve as a prototype for our championship