With the Bay Area Open 2013 looming about a month away, I have tournament format, structure and scenarios on the brain!
We also decided to stick with a W/L/D format as that is the way the book missions are designed. It doesn’t allow for the clean math of a straight W/L format, but, playing for a tie is a viable third option and has always been a part of 40K. It also means that you are not out of the hunt if you don’t win a game, which helps to keep players engaged. If you play for a tie in a bad match-up, you can still win the event. It adds tactical depth. Also, when using ELO rankings (which we’re working on) you have to have the ability to tie in your format (as theoretically equally skilled players should tie), so that worked out to be a boon.