Road to Nationals: Answers – Metrix Daily

Road to Nationals: Answers

All the Frequently Asked Questions

Through a partnership with ADEPT Events and Legend Story Studios, we are able to bring you the first and most exciting Road to Nationals worldwide. This event will define the meta-game, set the standard, and leave everyone hungry for a space in the event everyone wants to be at: Nationals 2020.

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What time will the event finish?

We cannot guarantee a finish time, however it is our expectation that the tournament will take approximately 8hrs on Day 1 Saturday 18th of April.

Can I play from my country?

So long as you are able to play in the time zone (AU/NZ; GMT +10/+12) you are welcome to register from wherever you are.

When does registration close?

Event registration closes at 9am AU / 11am NZ time on Saturday 18th of April.

Can I drop after I have registered?

Yes, subject to the below conditions:

  • Before the close-of-registration: your entry will be refunded
  • After the close-of-registration: you may receive a loss if the round has already been paired, and your entry will not be refunded

Will there be a player meeting?

Yes, this will happen on Discord at 9.30am AU / 11.30am NZ time on Saturday 18th of April. We require all players to be logged on and present, so they get the essential information on how the event will run.

Is this an official event?

This event is 100% official and approved by Legend Story Studios.

Read more about Road to Nationals on the official Flesh and Blood TCG Road to Nationals page.

Will I earn XP for this event?

Absolutely, and you will earn it with a x6 XP modifier.

Check your XP on the official Flesh and Blood TCG Leaderboard.

75 minute rounds is too long - why can't we do it in 50 minutes like in physical events?

Round time is at the discretion of the tournament organiser for any event, however it is the recommendation of Flesh and Blood TCG that rounds are 50 minutes.

We have opted for 75 minute rounds to balance organisational and logistical challenges with a positive player experience. Players will need to play at an appropriate speed for the event.

75 minute rounds is not long enough - how am I supposed to win with my 80 card stall deck?

Round time is at the discretion of the tournament organiser for any event, however it is the recommendation of Flesh and Blood TCG that rounds are 50 minutes.

We have opted for 75 minute rounds to balance organisational and logistical challenges with a positive player experience. Players will need to play at an appropriate speed for the event.

75 minute rounds is not long enough for Top 8 - how will I outsmart my opponent, who is a pro?

Top 8 rounds will be un-timed. For this reason, we have opted that these rounds be played on Day 2.

What does my entry fee cover?

Your entry fee covers the running costs of the event, including postage worldwide, time and effort to run the event, technology costs for supporting the event, prizing for those outside of the Top 8, and most importantly set a sustainable precedent for other events which follow.

We believe that this is great value for players given the prizes on offer and the fact there are no typical event costs such as: travel, accommodation, meals, sleeves, and you have the unique chance to play against opponents worldwide.

What should I play?

Nobody knows – anything can win on the day!

Refer to the Metrix Daily Event Decklists for inspiration.

How should I build my decklist?

Go to FaBDB, register, and create a deck using the Deck Builder tool provided.

Follow the article on FaBDB for guidance on how to export for Tabletop Simulator.

Are decklists required for the event?

Yes, absolutely. There are big prizes on offer!

When do I need to submit my decklist?

It must be received before the player meeting starts, meaning by 9.00am AU / 11.00am NZ time on Saturday 18th of April.

Where do I submit my decklist?

The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

I don't have the internet - can I still play?

Unfortunately, no.

The application is 100% online and live, so you will need a stable internet connection.

I don't have good internet - can I still play?

Yes, with some limitations.

We recommend you only play with a stable internet connection.

Standard time limits and tardiness procedures will be in force, as per the official Flesh and Blood TCG Rules and Policy.

Internet disconnection or instability will be treated in a similar way to an infraction such as answering a phone call at a physical event – penalties may apply.

I don't have a microphone - can I still play?

Yes, assuming you have a smartphone – you can install Discord on that and still participate in voice chat.

I don't have Tabletop Simulator - can I still play

We do require all players to use Tabletop Simulator for this event. However, we are going to make available a limited number of copies as ‘loan accounts’ for the duration of the event.

In the event you are interested in this, please fill out the form below.

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I don't have a computer, but I have all the cards - can I still play?

Unfortunately, no.

Due to the constraints of both the global response to COVID-19 and the technology impact on running an event with integrity, we are only allowing players to play using the controlled environment of TTS.

I don't like Tabletop Simulator, can I play my match another way?

No.

We have run multiple test events over the last few weeks and believe this platform is currently the best option, and provides a sound online experience.

I don't like Discord, can I chat with my opponent another way?

Yes, however this may delay judges to interact with the match – if this is the case you will not be awarded extra time, and standard time penalties will apply.

What happens if there is a system failure that interrupts the event?

We will follow the below decision making process:

  1. If the outage or downtime is critical, we will reschedule the event continuing from the current round. We will use discretion as to whether to repair, reset the round, or continue from current results base. Else;
  2. If the outage or downtime is severe, we will use our discretion as to whether we accept the delay or reschedule as above. Else;
  3. If the outage or downtime is minor, we will accept the delay, and manage any impacts on a case by case basis at our discretion. Else;
  4. If the outage or downtime is minimal, we will continue unimpeded.

At all times, our focus is on running the event with integrity and providing the best possible player experience.

The prizes have been updated as of Thursday 17th of April per the below:

Updated Prizes

Why aren't there more prizes outside of the Top 8?

This is a prestigious event awarding amazing prizes, including what everyone’s seeking: invitation to Nationals 2020.

We are giving away some great prizes across the field such as:

  • Cold Foil heroes for the top placed player in each class
  • 24 Cold Foil potions to be awarded at our discretion
  • An exclusive reward for ALL players who don’t make the Top 8

I am not happy with the prizes - can I swap?

The prize structure is fixed and cannot be changed.

Can I agree to a prize split with my opponent?

Any agreements between players are the responsibility of those players. We will not be involved in the management of any split; prizes will only be distributed to the specific resulted person.

Please remember at competitive level events, it is important that all matches are resulted according to the game that was played. Collusion, bribery, or any other activity disallowed by the official Flesh and Blood Rules and Policy will incur the appropriate penalties.

We're both so tired, can we just roll a dice to see who wins?

You may not determine a match by a random means. However, any player can concede at any time.

Please remember at competitive level events, it is important that all matches are resulted according to the game that was played. Collusion, bribery, or any other activity disallowed by the official Flesh and Blood Rules and Policy will incur the appropriate penalties.

How will I request a judge assist with my match?

The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

I'm not happy with a judge ruling, can I appeal?

Absolutely. The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

The judge and my opponent are friends, how can I have confidence in their ruling?

Players have the right to appeal any ruling, however the head judge’s decision is final.

The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

My opponent has been playing unsportsmanlike all game, but when I called a judge he stopped - is this fair?

We recommend that you record any activity you feel is incorrect, unfair, or harassing – that this can be reviewed by a judge later if needed.

Please call a judge any time you feel uncomfortable. You will feel better for knowing!

The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

Will there be penalties applied for tardiness (late to round)?

We will follow the official Flesh and Blood TCG Tournament Rules and Policy at all times, and apply penalties as appropriate.

Will there be penalties applied for slow-play?

We will follow the official Flesh and Blood TCG Tournament Rules and Policy at all times, and apply penalties as appropriate.

How will outside assistance be managed?

We recommend that players follow our instructions, such as:

  • use only the official tournament Discord for communication
  • use the official tournament TTS server/password details

This will minimise the opportunity for any outside assistance to be obtained.

I want to stream my game - is this allowed?

We recommend that you do not, as your opponent may use the stream to gain information and it may distract you from your match.

In the event that the stream has any negative impact on the gameplay, the appropriate penalties will be applied.

Can I assist with judging the event?

We would welcome more judges to join in – please fill out the contact form below:

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I have done something wrong, but my opponent hasn't noticed - should I ignore it?

The right thing to do is always to own your mistakes, and either correct the game or call a judge for advice. Play the game with the spirit that the game was intended to be played.

My opponent has done something wrong - what should I do?

Please – call a judge immediately!

The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

My opponent is deliberately playing slowly and we're going to end in a draw - what can I do?

Please call a judge immediately – slow play is not okay!

The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

I think my opponent has made a mistake but they are a pro and insist they haven't - what do I do?

Please – call a judge immediately! Everybody makes mistakes, even pros; if you’re unsure, ask for help. You’ll feel better for knowing.

The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

Is it ok for me to be rude or mean to my opponent because they're bad?

Are you both people?

Then, no, it’s not okay for either of you to be rude or mean – you’re both here to have fun. Even though there are prizes on the line, you’re both people. Play with the spirit that the game was intended to be played.

My opponent is making me feel uncomfortable - what should I do?

Please – call a judge immediately! The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

This is an online event - what happens if I am being trolled or harassed?

We do not condone any behaviour that makes another person feel uncomfortable that is outside the spirit of the game. We believe Flesh and Blood players are good people, and this will not happen.

But if it does… please let a judge know – immediately! The process for this will be provided in the Event Primer, to be published after Easter, Tuesday 15th.

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