Two Team Takedown : Diversity

Diversity is defined as the condition of having or being composed of differing elements.  We take this concept and apply it to the game of Dice Masters.  Dice Masters contains a wide variety of cards that belong to en equally wide variety of Affiliations.  Which ones can work seamlessly work together, and which ones are like oil and water?  Only in a tournament of champions such as the Two Team Takedown can answer such questions.

What is it?

If you are unfamiliar with the Two Team Takedown (TTTD), you are in for a treat. It was originally created by Chris and Rob from the CR Gameroom.  We have taken up the mantle for this Format and we are back for our first installment in 2024. In a Two Team Takedown, you are required to build two distinct Teams. You will play your Opponent in a best 2 out of 3 games, where you must win with both of your teams. You can find out the details of this Two Team Takedown below in the Format section. 

When is it?

The Two Team Takedown will start on Monday March 4th, 2024. This will be a Swiss only event with no Top Cut. All players will participate in every round!

Each round’s pairings will be posted on Sunday, from there you and your opponent should schedule a time to play your games for the week. The games just need to be completed by the following Monday when the next round will start. If all players have completed their games earlier than Sunday, the next round may be announced sooner.  In the event you are having trouble arranging your game during the allowed time, please tag “@TTTD Admins” in the dmNorthTV Discord and we will do our best to work with you.

Players should expect up to 4 rounds with one opponent per round. As such players should expect the tournament to last approximately 4 weeks. However you will only ever be expected to play one opponent per week and at a mutually agreeable time. In the event that there is more than one undefeated player at the end of 4 weeks, only those players will play in week 5 for a championship match.

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Registration

What do I need?

All you will need is a computer with internet access, along with a web camera to use with Discord/Google Hangouts/Jitsi.  All links will be provided during the Tournament.  Oh yeah… and your Dice Masters stuff.

This Two Team Takedown will be capped at 16 Players.

If you should sign up after the cap has been met, you will be put on a waiting list in case players drop before the event.

How do I sign up?

You will need to register for this Two Team Takedown via Challonge.

You will need to be a member of the dmNorthTV Discord as we will be running the Tournament through that.

Submitting your Teams will be done directly in our Discord.  In the #two-team-takedown channel, use the command “/submit” (without the quotes).  When you do this, a dialog box will open up with a space to enter your Team A and your Team B.  A huge thank you to Yort for putting in the time to make this tool for both the players and the organizers.

Reminder that the Team Builder can now be found at this link:  https://rollinthunder.xyz/teambuilder/

The deadline for Team Submission is 9:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday March 1st, 2024.  This is a hard deadline. Failure to submit teams on time will result in an automatic removal from the tournament. 

Players on the waiting list will also need to submit their teams by this time. In the event that a player is removed the next person on the waiting list will be added.

Will there be a cost to enter?

No.  This is a bragging rights tournament only.  There is no cost required to join in the fun.  Everyone is welcome.

Format

What is the Format?

This event will be a Golden Constructed Theme Format.  Each of the cards on your Team (with the exception of BAC’s) must have an Affiliation.  However, you cannot have more than one of each Affiliation across both of your Teams.  For example, you could only have one character with the Avengers Affiliation on either of your Teams… not both.  You cannot have any of the same Affiliations on your Team A and Team B.  The whole point is to be as diverse as possible.

Some important notes:

  • As your cards must be affiliated, non-BAC actions cannot be used unless they have an affiliation.
  • Unaffiliated characters are also not eligible for this Tournament.
  • Characters with multiple affiliations are eligible for this event.  Each of their Affiliations will count towards your Affiliation slots on both of your Teams.  For example, if you were to put Black Adam – Banished on your Team A (who has the Mystics, Villain, and Legion of Doom Affiliations), you could not use any of these Affiliations on your Team B.
  • Flip cards are legal for this Event.  They will be considered to have all Affiliations on both sides of their card.  This means that they will take up two Affiliation slots for Team Building purposes.  They will still function with their active affiliation on whatever side they are on.

What is a Two Team Takedown?

For a Two Team Take Down (TTTD) tournament players will need to submit two teams (Team A and Team B, for reference). Each team will follow standard team building guidelines, however once you use a character/action on one team it can’t be used on the other. For instance if you use Colossus: Piotr on Team A, then your Team B could not use any version of Colossus, even if it is from a different set. The same rule applies for actions and basic actions, for instance Rally!: Basic Action Card can only be used on one of the two teams.

Why do I need TWO Teams?

Each round of the tournament will be played as a best 2 out of 3 games. Further, once you have won a game with one of your teams you will need to win with your other team for the second win. That’s right, in order to win the round you must win a game with each of your teams! This means that the winner of game 1 must switch their team for game 2. The loser of game 1 may switch teams or continue to use the same team. In game 3 each player must use their team that they haven’t won a game with previously. Remember, the goal is to win with each of your Two Teams.

How do we decide our starting Teams?

At the start of the Round, each player will choose one of their Teams and place them face down on their play area. Once both players have done this, they will flip their team over and these will be the starting teams each player will use in game 1. Play will then proceed normally with a roll off to determine which player will go first.

In subsequent games, the loser of the previous game will have the choice of if they would like to go first or second.

How long is each Round?

You will play up to 3 games and each game will have a 40 minute time limit. See below for running out of time. Whichever player wins 2 of the 3 games will be declared the winner of the round. Remember, they need to have a win with each of their teams!

If one player wins both game 1 and game 2, you do not need to play game 3. You may still do so for fun, but it should not be reported in the scores.

How do I report the winner of a Round?

When your games are over, the loser of the match will report the results in the match-reporting channel of the Discord.You should use the format “@winnername over @losername 2-1”.  Obviously, use whatever the proper score was for your games.

What happens if there isn’t a winner after 40 minutes?

Should a game reach the 40 minute time limit, and neither player has been reduced to 0 life, the following will occur:

  • The active player will complete their turn.
  • The inactive player will have one turn in retaliation.

If no player was reduced to 0 life, the player with the highest life total will be declared the winner of that game. If both players have the same amount of life remaining (after the inactive player’s retaliation turn), then each player will be given one additional turn before comparing life totals again. Repeat this process of giving both players 1 more turn as needed until life is no longer tied.

Do you allow Proxies?

Short answer is YES.  

Character dice proxies should have the same symbols, stats, and energy type as the original die whenever possible. For example, AVX Black Widow could be used in place of AI Black Widow as they are identical dice. You can use https://proxydice.com/ to help find proxy dice. In the event you do not have access to the matching die, use a non-basic action die of the same energy type as the character you are using. The energy symbols will match and the actions faces (no burst, single burst, double burst) will correspond to the character levels (level 1, level 2, level 3). Use the card as a reference for the stats of each character face. If you need to proxy an action die, use any other action die of the same energy type.  If energy types do not match, you cannot use that die as a proxy.

If you are choosing to use proxy cards, they must be clearly marked so your opponent is aware of what you are using.

Pre-Tournament Rulings & Ban List

Any rules questions that come up before the Tournament will be posted here.  Feel free to contact us via email, Facebook, or Discord if you have any specific rules questions.  If using the Discord, tag “@Tournament Rule Lawyers” in the rules-questions channel to get our attention.

Ban List

This list was last updated on February 6, 2024.

In the interest of trying to keep the games somewhat fun, the following cards are banned from this Two Team Takedown.   These include cards that have been previously banned by WizKids.

  • Imprisoned: Basic Action Card (UXM)
  • Jerry Lawler, Ringside Announcer: Basic Action Card (WWE)
  • Relentless: Basic Action Card (UXM)
  • Swords of Revealing Light: Basic Action Card (YGO)
  • Vicious Struggle: Basic Action Card (BAC)
  • Villainous Pact: Basic Action Card (Any Version)
  • Exposed!: Basic Action Card (ASM)
  • Beholder: Master Aberration (BFF)
  • Elf Thief: Lesser Harper (FUS)
  • Half-Elf Bard: Master Lords Alliance (FUS)
  • Iceman: Right on Schedule (XMF)
  • Lantern Ring: Limited Only By Imagination (WOL)
  • Master Mold: Endless Sentinels (DPS)
  • Raven: Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos! (WOL)
  • Ring of Magnetism: Action Attraction (YGO)
  • Thor of Higher Avalon: Fighting Dissidents (MSW)
  • Yuan-ti Pureblood: Epic Humanoid (TOA)

Pre-Tournament Rulings

Below you will find rules questions that have been asked in advance of the Tournament.  If you have any questions about card interactions you are looking at, please contact us to clear things up.  If there’s a rules question you’d like to keep secret until the start of the tournament, just let us know and we’ll hide the question until the tournament begins.

TBA

Prizing

Nope, but you are encouraged to brag to your friends should you win.

Team Lists

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Keep your eyes opened in the Discord to see when people are playing/broadcasting their matches.  We will try to keep this area up to date with any uploads to YouTube when they become available.

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