JimHackerMP wrote:How do these tournaments work? Do you have to play simultaneous games?
No, what happens is, several (depending on how many players join) games are played simultaneously, with each player only playing once. If we get 49 players, 7 go on at once, and so on.
The games are usually set to end around 1912 or so, unless a solo or draw happens earlier. All players are then ranked at the end of the tourney, according to some scoring system that rewards first solos, then board tops, you get points for SCs, etc. etc.
There's also some element of promotion and relegation that was implemented, where depending on how you did in the last tourney, the board you play on will be surrounded with other players who performed somewhat similarly to you in their games.