Crawl 0.15 Tournament Information

Tournament starts on Aug 29, 2014 at 20:00 UTC, and ends on Sept 14, 2014 at 20:00 UTC.


Hello all! Welcome to the rules for the 0.15 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Tournament. The simple part: Play on one of the six public servers (crawl.akrasiac.org, crawl.beRotato.org, crawl.develz.org, kr.dobrazupa.org, crawl.lantea.net, or crawl.s-z.org) and all of your Crawl 0.15 games that start after 20:00 UTC on Aug 29 and end before 20:00 UTC on Sept 14 will count toward the tournament.

For players who participated in previous tournaments, please look at the Changes section for a list of rule changes.

Participants in the tournament may form clans of six or fewer players. If you wish to be a member of a clan, you need to add a line to the top of one of your version 0.15 rcfiles like this:

# TEAMCAPTAIN nameofcaptain

This should be the very first line of your rcfile, with no blank lines or comments appearing before this line. The # is important to make sure Crawl doesn't try to parse the team data as an option.

The team captain must have the name of her team and the other team members in one of her version 0.15 rcfiles, like this:

# TEAMNAME nameofteam
# TEAMMEMBERS player1 player2 player3 player4 player5

Again, these lines should be the very first two lines in the team captain's rcfile, with no blank lines or anything else appearing before these lines.

Note: The team captain should not include a TEAMCAPTAIN line in her rcfile.

Note: clan membership lines can be added to your 0.15 rcfile on any of the public servers. If you add clan membership lines to more than one rcfile, then the rcfile on the server earliest in the list CSZO, CAO, CBRO, CDO, CKR, CLN will take precedence.

Clan names must contain only alphanumeric characters, underscores, and hyphens. Underscores will be converted into spaces. Once a player's username is in the captain's rcfile and the captain's username is in the player's rcfile and the tourney scripts notice this, the players will be in the same clan. The tourney scripts only check for updates to non-CSZO rcfiles once every four hours, so if you are impatient about this then you should edit your CSZO rcfile instead.

Clans may be changed by adding or removing players at any time until 19:00 UTC on Sep 6, after which clans will be effectively frozen.

A final note: Please do not do anything that would give you an unfair competitive advantage over other players or teams. This includes things like running bots on your own account for speedrun points - just remember that the objective here is to have fun. (You are welcome to run bots on their own accounts in the tourney, though as always on online servers you should be careful not to hammer the CPU with them. Also, bot wins will not be displayed on lists of fastest wins.)


WINS

100 points for a player's first win. (Since winning is kind of the goal.)

50 points for a player winning two characters of different species and backgrounds at some point during the tourney.

60 extra points for each consecutive (streak) win by a player with a species that has not previously been a streak win for that player.

30 extra points for each consecutive (streak) win by a player with a background that has not previously been a streak win for that player.

Every game in a streak must be the first game you start after winning the previous game in the streak. This will always be the case if you play all your games on one server.

If you're playing on multiple servers simultaneously, note that you cannot start game A and game B concurrently on two servers and win both in succession to earn streak points - you can however have multiple streaks in progress simultaneously.


SPECIES/BACKGROUND/GOD WINS

2*(52+T)/(2+S) points (rounded up) for a win with a given species if T is the total number of games won in the tournament before the start of the win in question and S of those T were with the given species. If a player wins the same species multiple times, she only gets the largest value of this bonus among the wins, not the sum. For example, if there have been 10 games won prior to the start of the win in question and 2 of them were with the same species, then the win will be worth 2*(52+10)/(2+2) = 31 additional points.

(52+T)/(2+B) points (rounded up) for a win with a given background if T is the total number of games won in the tournament before the start of the win in question and B of those T were with the given background. If a player wins the same background multiple times, she only gets the largest value of this bonus, not the sum.

1.5*(42+T)/(2+G) points (rounded up) for a win with a given god if T is the total number of games won in the tournament before the start of the win in question and G of those T were with the given god. If a player wins with the same god multiple times, she only gets the largest value of this bonus, not the sum. For purposes of these points we say that a player wins with a god if she reaches full (******) piety with that god without worshipping any other god first. For Xom, you must play a Chaos Knight and never abandon Xom. For "No God", you must never worship a god.

For clan scoring, if a clan has multiple wins for the same species, background, or god, only the largest value of the bonus among the wins is used, not the sum.

The current values of the bonus for each species, background, or god will be listed on the "Species/Backgrounds/Gods" page for your convenience.


SPECIAL WINS

5,000,000/turncount points for each player's fastest win (by turncount).

1,250,000/duration points for each player's fastest win (by realtime, measured in seconds).

200-100-50 points for first win scored.

200-100-50 points for first 15-rune victory.

200-100-50 points for longest streak of winning games, where "length" of a streak is defined as min(number of distinct species used, number of distinct backgrounds used). Ties are broken by the first to achieve the streak.

100 bonus points for the win with the last starting time (among tournament wins) in the tournament.

50 bonus points for each win without visiting Temple, Lair, Orc, or the Vaults (LORD OF DARKNESS banner III).

25 bonus points for each win in which nine non-good gods are abandoned before XL 14 and never rejoined (HERETIC banner III).

75 bonus points for winning NEMELEX' CHOICE characters. The first Nemelex' Choice combo is chosen at the start of the tournament, and after that each one is chosen when the previous one is won for the first time. Each combo remains valid until it has been won five times. The species/background combinations are chosen by Nemelex from those with fewer than eight online wins.


SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

25 points for each game in which you enter Tomb for the first time after picking up the Orb of Zot and then get the golden rune (NATURE's ALLY banner III).

25 points for each game in which you get six runes before entering the Depths in that game (VOW OF COURAGE banner III).

25 bonus points for each game in which you get your first rune (which cannot be the slimy rune) without the use of any potions or scrolls (RUTHLESS EFFICIENCY banner III).


RUNES

30/N points (rounded up) each time you find a type of rune for the Nth time. (So the first silver rune you find is worth 30 points, the second silver rune is worth 15 points, the third silver rune is worth 10 points, and so on.)


HIGH SCORES

score/120,000 points for each player's highest scoring winning game.

5 points per high score in a species/background combination (HuWn, not just Hu).

5 additional points for each high score in a species/background combination that is attained by a win.

20 points per high score in a species.

10 points per high score in a background.


UNIQUES

5 points the first time you kill each unique.

50-20-10 points for the players with the most unique uniques killed; ties broken by who gets that number first.


GODS

10 points the first time you reach full (******) piety with each god without having worshipped any other god first that game.


BRANCHES

5 points the first time you enter each branch or portal vault or reach the end of a multi-level branch.


CLAN POINTS ONLY

These get you clan points but do not get you points toward the individual prize, encouraging specialization within clans but making the hypothetical "Best Crawl Player" award based on more "real" metrics.

100-50-20 clan points for deepest level reached in a Ziggurat. Completing a Ziggurat level (for instance exiting to the dungeon from Zig:20) is also noted and is better than merely reaching the level. Ties are broken by who reaches/exits the Ziggurat level first.

5*D clan points for reaching Zig:D. (Only the best Ziggurat attempt in each clan counts.) Leaving the Ziggurat safely counts as an extra level.

50-20-10 clan points for finishing a game with the highest value of AC+EV. Ties are broken by who finishes the game first.

100-50-20 clan points for winning a game with the lowest XL. Ties are broken by who finishes the game first.

50-20-10 clan points for lowest XL at which a rune is picked up, not including the abyssal and slimy runes. Ties are broken by who picked up the rune first.

50-20-10 clan points for the "Most Unique Deaths" trophy: Killed by the most unique uniques. Ties are broken by who reaches that number first.

20 clan points for winning a character that was not previously won in the tournament.

2 clan points per player ghost killed while playing.

N clan points per ghost kill after dying, where N is the dying character's XL minus 5.

200-100-50 clan points for the players with the most high scores in species/background combinations.

200-100-50 clan points for the clans with the most high scores in species/background combos.

100-50-20 clan points for the clans with the most unique uniques killed; ties broken by who gets that number first.


CLAN SCORING

Sum total of all individual points with the exception of "Species/Background/God wins" points (for which only the largest value of the bonus among the clan's wins is used, as described in that section), plus the "Clan points only" awards above.

Six players or fewer per clan.


BANNERS

The gods of DCSS will reward players for certain achievements. Each god gives out three banners, each one building on the previous to heap even more glory on the player. These banners are not worth tournament points except where explicitly stated, but the highest banner received from each god will be displayed on the player's page.



CHANGED RULES


Some rules have been changed from the 0.14 tournament held in April 2014. This is a list of rules differences.

[REMOVED] flags rules that existed in the 0.14 tournament and are gone in this tournament.

[NEW] flags rules that are new to this tournament.

[CHANGED] flags rules that have been modified for this tournament. To compare changed rules with the rules in the 0.14 tournament, see the old rules.


Qazlal has a newly-added banner, the banner of THE PROPHET. [NEW]

Vehumet's RUTHLESS EFFICIENCY banner has been replaced; it now asks players to reach various milestones without the use of potions or scrolls. (It previously asked the player to get runes & wins within 27 real-life hours.) The third level of the banner is now worth 25 tournament points. [NEW]

Makhleb's SPEED DEMON banner second and third tier have been revised; the second now asks the player to get a rune in 81 minutes (was previously 'reach the bottom of a rune branch in 27 minutes'), and the third now asks the player to win in 3 hours (previously 'get a rune in 27 minutes'). Formicids are now only forbidden from the first level of the banner (previously, also, the second). [CHANGED]


CREDITS

We'd like to thank:

greensnark for writing the original tournament scripts that have been adapted for use in this tournament.

|amethyst for hosting the tournament scripts on CSZO.

Wensley, ChrisOelmueller, and Grunt for creating the banner images.

PleasingFungus for helping to edit this page.