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on: July 03, 2008, 10:25:24 AM  Top
Started by ChilliumBromide, Message by ChilliumBromide
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I'm going to be operating pretty much all of the music gaming for Kumoricon 2008.  Here's what we'll definitely have:

1. 4 DDR tournaments: Standard, Heavy, Expert, and Team.  Details for all of those should be up shortly.
2. 2 Guitar Hero 3 tournaments: Hard and Expert.
3. a Rock Band "Battle of the Bands", with judges.

Games available for free play throughout the convention:
Guitar Hero (all versions)
Rock Band
DDR* (will be run through StepMania so everything's universal and we don't waste time swapping discs, but we'll be using songs and charts from the US and Japanese PS2 games we'll have there and I'll rig up my cabinets so that you can use them with a PS2 if someone from Konami shows up and threatens suit.)

I've asked our Director of Programming to talk to Kyle Ward about Pump Pro, and I've asked a few people to bring JPS2's and Pop'n, IIDX, and PPP games.  I've also requested that one of our con JPS2's be available to people wishing to play those games.

This should be a great year for Kumoricon's rhythm gaming if some of you dudes come along.  I'd love to see you there!


PS, the DDR team tournament will have a total prize value of about $2500.  More if I can get some of the sponsorships I'm after.  Just lettin' you know.

EDIT: Apparently, there's been some confusion.  There is no cash prize; all the prizes will be stuff I make or stuff from sponsors.  If you're looking for a cash prize, I intend to run a standalone tournament event in late October if I'm faring well in the world, so consider keeping your calendar open around then.


EDIT2: Those wishing to run additional tournaments may do so, but should plan on providing the system, controllers, and games and will not be guaranteed any prizes.
 
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on: July 04, 2008, 02:11:42 AM  Top
Started by ChilliumBromide, Message by ChilliumBromide
Relevance: 1.4%
Out of respect for what you're trying to do here I will be attending. I still have PPP and Pop'n stuff if your other sources don't work out.
Great!  If you do happen to bring stuff in, you can just check it in at the front desk, and the Yojimbo (security) and game room staff will keep it safe. (I didn't realise that until my third con; I kept it under a table right in front of me the whole time and took it with me wherever I went.  That was such a pain. Tongue

Ethan, Expert, in this case, is ITG-expert.  It's basically a tournament for everyone better than me.  In fact, that's exactly what it is, since the initial qualifier is to beat me on any song. (I don't want to sort through a bunch of weeaboos who can't pass Max 300 who think they can stand a chance against the real crowd that tournament's aimed towards.  The play level will be kept in the 9-11 range, peaking with 12's, and 13's if everyone's chill with it. (I probably won't have any 14's though unless I pick up some licenses.)


Now for the HUGE cross-post:

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NOTE: I am now organising ALL music games for the time being.  Since I don't play a lot of Harmonix games, I appreciate all input.  I also appreciate input regarding how I can better run Pop'N music, IIDX, and ParaParaParadise.

NOTICE (DDR TEAM and BATTLE OF THE BANDS): Bands and Teams should make an effort to plan heavily for these events.  A game room schedule will be made available as soon as possible for planning convenience.  Bands MUST consist of all 4 positions (a person may play an instrument as well as vocals if necessary), Teams MUST meet the requirement of at least 3 players, 1 of which must fit appropriately into the "Trick" bracket, once of which must fit appropriately into the "Maniac" bracket, and one of which must be able to play at a difficulty level of at least 11 "feet" ("Demon" bracket).
Online pre-registration for these events may be made available.

STAFF/VOLUNTEER NOTICE: I need an AM DJ (6am to 1pm), and Afternoon DJ (1am to 8pm), and a PM DJ (8pm to close) for Saturday and Sunday and a Monday DJ for all day Monday.  If you want to do this, please make sure you register as staff or volunteer, attend programming and general meetings, and contact both DancingTofu and Jamiche personally.  The job consists of watching people play rock band while sitting at a desk, so it's not a high-stress job, you just need to be THERE and AWAKE and there needs to be an apparent LINE.  It is recommended that this person have some unofficial assistants to help them out.  A Yojimbo may be available at times to assist with crowd control.

THE FOLLOWING GAMES will be available for free play throughout the convention:
Verified Games:
DDR/ITG - US Home Versions for PS2 and PS1 with pads (check-out)
DDR/ITG - StepMania, using songs and charts present on games owned by or lent to the operator or liscensed for semi-commercial use by the operator.
BeatMania - US Home Version for PS2 with controllers. (check-out)
Rock Band - For either XBox 360 or PS3, operated by a staff member
Guitar Hero - versions unknown; if you want to be sure a certain version is there, bring in your own copy and check it in with our staff.


Unverified games:
IF A JAPANESE PS2 OR EQUIVALENT SYSTEM CAN BE ACQUIRED OR SUPPLIED:
BeatMania II DX - Japanese Home Versions for PS2 with controllers. (check-out)
Pop'n Music - Japanese Home Versions for PS2 with controller. (check-out)
IF I CAN MAKE A WORKING DMX CONTROLLER:
Dance ManiaX: Revival TOFU (DMXRTOFU) - Through StepMania using songs from DDR, DMX, PPP, IIDX, DM/GF, ITG, PIU, and Licenses; using charts from DMX, DDR, and Custom made.
IF A DEAL CAN BE WORKED OUT WITH ANDAMIRO:
Pump It Up or Pump It Up: PRO (Arcade cabinet)
IF AVAILABLE:
ParaParaParadise
Guitar Freaks
Drum Mania
other rhythm games


The following tournaments will be held, assuming enough people sign up for each one (these tournaments do not cost anything to enter, but you have a con membership for 2008):
Prizes not provided by the Convention are donations from other sources.  The Convention is in no way associated with the donors due to any donation for prizes, nor is the Convention responsible for the content of any prizes.  If a donated prize involves pirated or stolen software or hardware, it will be rejected.  Those donating prizes will be credited personally and/or as a business entity.  Those wishing to donate with the intent of advertising should contact our Director of Relations at relations@kumoricon.org


Details regarding Modified Hardware and Firmware will be added when available.

DDR "Trick" (Standard/Difficult play level) Tournament (Difficulty set 4-8):
-Run by DancingTofu
-Double Elimination
-16 or 32 person bracket
-StepMania, using all songs on all versions of DDR and ITG I own, as well as any additional liscenses I acquire.
-Expected 3 or 6 hours of cumulative play time. (Should take about an hour with 4 or 5 stations set up with DDR)
-3 songs per match.
-Best 2/3.
-Prize TBA.
-Registration minimum: 12

DDR "Maniac" (Heavy/Expert/Oni/Challenge play level) Tournament (Difficulty set 7-11):
-Run by DancingTofu
-Double Elimination
-16 or 32 person bracket
-StepMania, using all songs on all versions of DDR and ITG I own, as well as any additional liscenses I acquire.
-Expected 3 to 6 hours of cumulative play time. (Should take about an hour with 4 or 5 stations set up with DDR)
-3 songs per match.
-Best 2/3.
-Prize TBA.
-Registration minimum: 16

DDR "DEMON" (Heavy/Expert/Oni/Challenge play level) Tournament (Skill set open):
-Run by DancingTofu
-Point-based elimination (2 first two rounds, 1 each round following)
-8-person.
-First Qualifier: choice, played vs. DancingTofu.
-Second Qualifier: pre-set, best 8 qualify.
-StepMania, using all songs on all versions of DDR and ITG I own, as well as any additional liscenses I acquire.
-Expected 3 to 4 hours of cumulative play time. (Should take about an hour with 4 stations set up with DDR)
-5 songs per round, players' choice. (playing with near seed until round 3, then playing single)
-Prize TBA.
-Registration minimum: 6

DDR Team Tournament (Difficulty set mixed Trick, Maniac, Demon):
-Run by DancingTofu
-[TBA]
-8 teams
-3 to 7 individuals per team (1-3 Maniac, 1-3 Trick, 1 Demon)
-5 songs per match (1 Maniac, 1 Trick, 1 Maniac, 1 Trick, 1 Demon)
-Point accumulation determines winning teams.
-Timeframe: 2 hours 45 minutes (2 intermissions)
-1st place gets a StepMania Cabinet w/o hardware. (market value: $3,000) (AKA a fancy box with a TV in it)
-1st and 2nd each get a water cooler for the team. ($300 at $150 each)
-1st, 2nd, and 3rd place each get a pair of lightweight, storable, modable, portablem, hardwood and steel DDR pads. (market value: $720 at $120 each)
-1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place each recieve 20oz durable polycarbonate water bottles for the whole team! ($40 at $2 each) (note: these may just be empty, cleaned VISO bottles if I can't find good water bottles for that price)
-Registration minimum: 6 teams (18 people)
-SEE NOTE ABOVE

Guitar Hero "Wailer" Tournament (Hard play level)
-Run by DancingTofu
-Double Elimination
-16 or 32 person bracket
-Guitar Hero III, details regarding download songs TBA
-Expected 2 to 5 hours of cumulative play time. (should take 1-3 hours with two stations)
-1 song per match
-1/1
-Prize TBA.
-Registration minimum: 16

Guitar Hero "Killer" Tournament (Expert play level)
-Run by DancingTofu
-Double Elimination
-16 or 32 person bracket
-Guitar Hero III, details regarding download songs TBA
-Expected 2 to 5 hours of cumulative play time. (should take 1-3 hours with two stations)
-1 song per match
-1/1
-Prize TBA.
-Registration minimum: 16

Rock Band "Battle of the Bands"
-Run by DancingTofu
-Judged by: BoogiePop (unconfirmed), Kurosakiichigo666 (unconfirmed), and [TBA]
-15-minute time brackets, judged
-Maximum 12 bands
-Must perform a qualifier BEFORE the tournament is schedule to begin.
-3 hours
-Prizes TBA
-SEE NOTE ABOVE

NOTE: Rules to be posted
Rules can be found for ALL tournaments in the next post by DancingTofu below this one.  These are COMPLETE rules.  These rules will be posted no later than 07/01/08 for ALL DDR, 07/06/08 for ROCK BAND, and 07/13/08 for ALL GUITAR HERO.

timeframe for MANIAC DDR Tournament: 2:30 (1:45-4:15 mathematically)
timeframe for TRICK DDR Tournament: 2:00 (1:00-3:45 mathematically)
timeframe for DEMON DDR Tournament: 1:30 (1:00-2:00 mathematically)


UPDATES - 4/6
-Added note regarding modifications.
-Added note regarding topic relevance.
-Added note regarding prizes.
-Added free play list.
-Changed "Oni" to "Demon".

UPDATES - 4/18
-Games added.
-Tournament Operator added.
-Note regarding Modified Hardware/Firmware added.

UPDATES - 7/3
-Guitar Hero and Rock Band added
-Prizes announced for DDR Team Tournament
-DancingTofu is a pretty cool guy
-Staff/Volunteer Notice posted
-Timeframe for DDR Team Tournament announced
-Match style for Team Tournament re-listed as "TBA".
-Notice to those considering Battle of the Bands and DDR Team Tournament posted.
-Timeframes for DDR Maniac, Trick, and Demon tournaments calculated and announced.
-NOTE: Rules added


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In order to Pre-register for a team or band for the DDR Team Tournament or Rock Band Battle of the Bands, you must email me ( thatlatu@gmail.com ) the following:

This does not fully commit you to the tournament, but it does save you a spot in case these tournaments fill up.  All band members must be able to play at Expert level.  Team/Band names should be appealing.

Quote from: ddr
TEAM NAME:
CAPTAIN (NAME, NICKNAME, BRACKET):
CAPTAIN SUBSTITUTE (NAME, NICKNAME, BRACKET):
ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS (NAME, NICKNAME, BRACKET):
Please add an * next to the name of any person who has PRE-REGISTERED

Quote from: Rock Band
BAND NAME:
GUITAR (NAME, NICKNAME):
BASS (NAME, NICKNAME):
DRUMS (NAME, NICKNAME):
VOCALS (NAME, NICKNAME):
Please add an * next to the name of any person who has PRE-REGISTERED


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DDR Rulez

A. Sign-Up
 1. A laptop computer will be set up with all the necessary files open.  It will say "KUMORICON 2008 DDR TOURNAMENT SIGN-UP" in big, visible letters.
 2. When you sign up, do NOT close anything.  Follow all instructions.
 3. Fill in all applicable fields.  If you wish to sign up before playing the qualifier, you may, but if you have not played a qualifier by the time we call names for the tournament, you might not qualify!
 4. Once you have finished signing up, please go to the open MSPaint image tab press CNRL+F (View -> View Bitmap) to make the image full screen for the next person.
 5. There will be a physical sign up sheet for each tournament.

B. QUALIFIERS (Trick, Maniac, Demon)
 1. There will be between 5 and 10 qualifiers for each tournament.
 2. Competitors may play any qualifier any number of times, and update their scores as needed.
 3. Qualifiers should be reported as a number, as follows:
I. Number of Combo Breakers (Miss, Boo, Good) for TRICK.
II. Number of Non-Perfects (Miss, Boo, Good, Great, NG) for MANIAC and DEMON.  The number of Freezes will be listed for each song in the sign-up file so you can calculate NG's.
 4. If you play a qualifier for multiple tournaments, you will be called for the tournament where you seed highest.
 5. Certain qualifier scores may overqualify or underqualify a player.  Please familiarise yourself with the listed "peak" levels and register appropriately.

C. CONDUCT
 1. All convention and hotel policies will be maintained during the tournament.
 2. Players are to remain present until the tournament has concluded or forfeit their placement.
I. After being disqualified, a player may notify Dancing Tofu that they are leaving and do so.
II. If a player needs to get a drink, use the restroom, take a call, etc., and hasn't yet been disqualified, he or she may notify DancingTofu, who will inform them of how long they have before their next match, and postpone that match if possible.
III. Players may have substitutes, but substitutes must be approved by DancingTofu no less than 25 minutes before the tournament is called.
 a. In the team tournament, players may take breaks, but there must be at least 1 Trick player and 1 Maniac player available from each team at ALL TIMES.
 3. Players are to arrive for each tournament at least 5 minutes before the tournament start and check in.
 4. Sportsmanship is to be maintained loosely.  Significant booing will result in removal from the tournament area or disqualification.  Name calling should be kept to an absolute minimum.
 5. Spectators are welcome at all times, but should refrain from conversation during songs within 10 feet of the machine.
 6. Only players and operators may be in the 10'x10' designated machine area during song selection, mod selection, and gameplay.

D. LAYOUT
 1. TRICK and MANIAC will be played DOUBLE ELIMINATION.  A player must win 2 song in a match to progress.  This number may increase during the finals and semifinals.
 2. TEAM and DEMON will be played quasi-round robin in sets of 4.
 3. Players may chose any song and chart immediately available.
 4. All mods will be allowed except for those that modify the chart itself and cMods.
 5. Use of the bar is allowed at all times.
 6. The TRICK tournament will be played with FREEZES OFF.
 7. Higher seed selects first song, lower seed selects second.  In the case of a tie-breaker, a song will be randomly selected.
I. except in the team tournament.
II. In the case that a song exceeds the MINIMUM PEAK, it must be played at a lower difficulty level.
 8. Unless otherwise noted, 4 machines will be outfitted with StepMania v3.1 to streamline the tournaments, so that there isn't any time wasted with load times or disc swapping.

E. BRACKETING
 1. Peaks are the highest level of difficulty where a player can pass most songs.
I. For 10's and above, certain DDR songs will be re-rated for this purpose.
 2. Play bracket is the bracket in which most songs should be played.
 3. Play brackets and peaks are as follows:
I. TRICK: 4-6 play bracket, 6-9 peak
II. MANIAC: 6-9 play bracket, 9-12 peak
III. DEMON: 9-11 play bracket, 11+ peak
 4. Teams must consist of 1-3 people from each bracket.  Up to 7 total players.  Only 1 person from the DEMON bracket.
I. A MANIAC player who peaks at 11's may substitute as a DEMON player.
 
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on: July 03, 2008, 06:17:12 PM  Top
Started by ChilliumBromide, Message by Kyrandian
Relevance: 0.5%
Out of respect for what you're trying to do here I will be attending. I still have PPP and Pop'n stuff if your other sources don't work out.
 
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