Mar 12

Fear and Loathing in New Angeles League

A new league is starting in 3 days, organized by Malvolio. The previous one has ended with running_bear once again cresting in the top place.

The new league is based around Fear and Loathing but new sets are legal once they are rezzed in OCTGN. Register here: http://www.challengeboards.net/boards/details/1113, and remember to use [BGG-L05] in your game titles.

While we’re on the subject, it’s with sadness that I have to report that Tomatello AKA Nikola Tomic, the person who eagerly organized the previous one, has passed away in the meantime. This came as a shock to many of us since he was a young and very active lad. Initially I was sceptical about the news which is why I didn’t post about it before, but it turns out it’s true. Such a shame…

Nikola was very excited about growing the online ANR scene and it’s a loss to see him go like this. So go play some league games in his memory.

Nov 22

Stat-tracking for League and Tournaments

I see various people running their own little leagues and tournaments but usually nobody bothers to inform me about them, or make sure their stats can be correctly tracked. Usually this is not a problem, but if there is any confusion, and you want me to inform you of the stats of how a particular match ended, that is not easily achievable, as non-league stats are hidden by default and I need a full export to reach them, which can take some time.

A better solution would be, as a league organizer, to make sure you contact me to tag your league matches within the code of ANR in OCTGN. This way I can both retrieve a matches stats easier, and I can even provide a full statistics spreadsheet for your tournament or league after it’s finished.

All  you need to do is contact me and let me know two things:

  • Name of the League or Tournament (e.g. “Accelerated Beta League“)
  • Unique game tag that all your participants will be using in their game title. (e.g. “[BGG-L02]“). The tag should always be surrounded by [square brackets] to distinguish it in the title.
    Using this tag in the title will automatically mark a game as a league match, but even if you forget, you can use the game menu to record the match for the league.

So send me those details before you’re about to begin and I’ll make sure you matches are tagged properly in the statistics. If you don’t however, please do not ask me for individual game stats, as that’s far too much effort on my behalf.

Aug 08

First matches from the OCTGN Alpha League Faction tournament

Shobalk had just started posting matchups from the Faction Tournament based on the results of the Alpha League. First few matches are between fellow streamer running_bear and hobb33 (whom I just cannot beat online. 🙁 )

Very exciting and close games follow below. Take a look and follow the thread for more.

Jul 31

The OCTGN Android:Netrunner Beta League is starting.

Image by TuismShobalk has just posted an announcement on BGG that the next League season for A:NR is live now. This one is going to be C&C legal of course and will run from Aug 5 for 1 month. Head over and register for the OCTGN Netrunner League: Beta, or you can do it later.

PS: Make sure you tag your league games as [BGG-L02] exactly this time, you monkeys! Including [the square brackers]!

 

Jul 04

~72k anonymized games dataset

I recently got a new export out from the slaghund and I’ve prepared an anonymized version for people to crunch. This includes all the game stats but player names have been anonymized but still consistent from game to game.

Unfortunately these stats will contain some dirty stats, such as people doing test games against themselves and so on, but these should be statistically insignificant. However if you see something like a corporation flatlining, you can safely delete the entry.

You can download the export here.

Also worth mentioning is that the Alpha BGG League has ended a few days ago. shobalk and his troupe of magical stat-crunching elves are already preparing the league’s results and if you want, you can also get your hands on them.