Hello all you SPers! For those that aren’t aware, I’ve decided to stop hosting the Stately Play Decathlon in favour of a more flexible perpetual format.
Here are the details…
Four (4) games (cross-platform async or iOS async) are chosen from a running list in a “voting event” - which occurs during the last game of the previous “season” - so everyone knows what the next few games will be
Games cannot be chosen for consecutive seasons, but will remain on the list for future voting events unless async breaks or they are removed from the App Store ()
Newly released games which support async and have been verified as playable will automatically be added to the next season and the running list (if there are multiple new games, there will be a vote)
Existing games missing from the list will be added if their async capability is freshly verified
Players will be ranked in “perpetual” standings - newcomers are “grandfathered” into the middle
Movement up and down the ladder happens based on the result of matches (win = move up, loss = move down, tie in 3P = hold position)
“Tables” are formed based on ladder standings and an “opt in” poll for the current game in the rotation (everyone plays the same game at the same time but players can choose to sit one out and the tables just get adjusted accordingly)
By default, tables will consist of three (3) players unless the current game is a two player game
The expectation is that players will commit to as close to daily turns as possible. If you can’t commit to that for a month or so at a time, please don’t opt in for the current game.
- If you aren’t sure you can make a turn a day work for the next month or so, please don’t opt in for the round.
- Once a game starts, please message each other or post to this thread if someone is missing notifications or otherwise lagging on their turn.
I will momentarily tag a list of potential players here (the last Decathlon group) and have already created a Google Sheet for the player standings and game list.
Please reply or DM me if you are interested in joining the ladder and/or if you wish to nominate any other games or report on broken games.
Season 1 games:
- Castles of Burgundy
- Isle of Skye
- Raiders of the North Sea
- Galaxy Trucker
Season 2 games:
- Lords of Waterdeep
- Gaia Project
- Roll Player