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James Sinclair
James Sinclair
Posts: 243

3/1/2020
Calling all duelists! It's that time again: the Sixth Tournament of the Sanguine Ribbon Society is now officially open for signups. Ready for a slew of Lethal Sparring Bouts? Want to meet some new delicious friends, fight with them, and send them to meet the Boatman? You're in the right place: Sanguine Ribbons, prizes, and prestige await you in the Sixth Tournament of the SRS.

What is the Sanguine Ribbon Society (SRS)?
  • The SRS was created by Mike Hawk (no longer active) as a way to connect Fallen Londoners who are interested in Lethal Sparring Bouts and earning Sanguine Ribbons, and also for hosting tournaments such as this one. The SRS is purely player-run, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Failbetter Games. There are currently over 90 active players in the SRS, and anyone with a Black Ribbon can join simply by adding their profile information to the Leaderboard.

What are the rules?
  • The complete rules for the Sixth Tournament can be found on the rules page of the SRS document; please review them carefully before signing up. The rules will be very similar to those of the Fifth Tournament; the only significant change is that participants can now spar with a given opponent twice rather than once, although this is not required. This is to avoid an issue in the 5th tournament that some participants experienced towards the end, when they were unable to find anyone left to spar with.

What can I win?
  • Glory, fame, Sanguine Ribbons, and cash! The champion and runner-up will both be entered into the Sanguine Hall of Fame, and will receive 900 and 600 First City Coins, respectively. Their titles will be appended to their names on the Leaderboard. The third-place winner will receive 300 coins as well. All prize Coins come from generous donations to the SRS treasury. I'll throw in some Surprise Packages for the top three as well: 3, 2, and 1 respectively. The current champion is TheRaggedMan, and the Runner-up is Padraig Cooper.
  • All other participants except the lowest-scoring one who complete the maximum number of allowed Lethal Sparring Bouts will also receive Coins, the precise number based on the total number of participants, and to be announced at the start of the tournament. Last time it was 120 coins per person, so even if you're not the winner you'll still walk away with some loot, and hopefully some Sanguine Ribbons too.
  • The lowest-scoring participant who completes the full number of sparring bouts will receive the coveted title of "Wooden Spoon" (currently held by Arwen McDuling who scored a grand total of 3 points in the 5th Tournament) and be entered into the Sanguine Hall of Fame, and will receive 1000 rats. Participants will be encouraged to send this player rats, as well. Lots of rats.
  • All participants who complete the maximum allowed number of sparring bouts will receive an exclusive Sixth Tournament badge icon, which will be displayed on their Leaderboard entry. Participants are also welcome to use it here in their forum signatures.

How do I sign up?
  • First, you have to be a member of the Sanguine Ribbon Society. All you need to join is to have a Black Ribbon (which is required in Fallen London to participate in Lethal Sparring Bouts). If you're not a member already, just head over to the Leaderboard page and add yourself to it, along with a link to your Fallen London profile. In the 'Applying for' column of the Leaderboard, just type in 'Yes'. Congratulations, you're now officially signed up for the Tournament!

When does the tournament begin?
  • Signups for the tournament will conclude at the end of March. The tournament will commence a few days after that, and will be announced here in the forum and on the Fallen London subreddit (& Discord, maybe; I haven't used it much). During the event, participants will be responsible for recording the outcome of their bouts on the 6th Tournament log page. I will send in-game letters to all registered participants to notify them when the tournament has officially started.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome, and feel free to post here or contact me directly (either via PM or in-game) with any questions about the tournament or the SRS. Please note that the rules are subject to change prior to signup cut-off date; if there are changes, I will update the official Sixth Tournament rules page and note them in the announcement when the event starts. For now, you can indicate your interest by signing up as described above, and keep an eye out here and/or on the Fallen London subreddit for the official start date announcement. Until then, keep your blades sharp and your wits sharper still. 🗡

EDIT: Signups are now closed. The tournament will commence in a day or so; I will make send in-game letters to all participants and announce the official start at that time.
edited by James Sinclair on 4/1/2020

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Wines is red
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Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 2086

3/7/2020
Let's bring this up for other duelists to see!

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ESs items and quality requirements sheet. Please check if there are errors or if something is missing
Achievement list if you're feeling bored!
I am accepting Plant battles, Neath's Mysteries card, Starveling Cats and boxed cats.
No suppers, no second chances gain and no need to cure my menaces!
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the old man
the old man
Posts: 359

3/7/2020
I regrettably am too poor a duelist for the tournament but if any Londoner wishes to test their blades against me I would be only too happy to oblige

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no plant battles please for the love of god
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James Sinclair
James Sinclair
Posts: 243

13 days ago
Just bumping this for visibility. As a reminder, signups for the tournament end at the stroke of midnight on March 31st, EDT.

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James Sinclair

Curator of the Sanguine Ribbon Society 🗡

A fully-fledged rêveur of The Night Circus.

Wines is red
Spices is yellow
But old Jack-of-Smiles
Is a murderous fellow
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Skinnyman
Skinnyman
Posts: 2086

9 days ago
Up again for this new week!

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ESs items and quality requirements sheet. Please check if there are errors or if something is missing
Achievement list if you're feeling bored!
I am accepting Plant battles, Neath's Mysteries card, Starveling Cats and boxed cats.
No suppers, no second chances gain and no need to cure my menaces!
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Raccoonajr
Raccoonajr
Posts: 97

9 days ago
Signed up. Ready to duel!

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James Sinclair
James Sinclair
Posts: 243

5 days ago
The Sixth Tournament has now officially started!

Participants: please carefully review the tournament rules before beginning, and record the outcome of all your bouts on the Tournament Log page. Remember to accept or decline all Lethal Sparring Bout invitations in a timely manner, and when challenging another participant, indicate in your message that it is for the tournament. You can refer to the roster page for quick links to participant profiles.


Contact me if you have any questions or issues, either via PM or in-game (link to my profile is below). Finally, if you wish to withdraw, please let me know as soon as possible. Good luck, have fun, and remember: keep your blade sharp, and your wits sharper. 🗡

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James Sinclair

Curator of the Sanguine Ribbon Society 🗡

A fully-fledged rêveur of The Night Circus.

Wines is red
Spices is yellow
But old Jack-of-Smiles
Is a murderous fellow
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Tsar Koschei
Tsar Koschei
Posts: 158

2 days ago
Just to confirm, there's no reason we can't attack the same person twice?

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Azothi
Azothi
Posts: 582

2 days ago
Tsar Koschei wrote:
Just to confirm, there's no reason we can't attack the same person twice?
While I don't have any legal authority, I think the rules make it clear that this is allowed.

Rules wrote:
1.1 Whether attacking or defending, and whether you win or lose, you can only fight TWO Lethal Sparring Bouts with a given participant in the tournament. You aren't obligated to do so; you can offer to or accept a lethal sparring bout with a given opponent once, twice, or not at all, as you choose.

Which does shift the ideal strategy to finding 9 "easier" wins and attacking 8 of them twice, but eh. To each their own.

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Tsar Koschei
Tsar Koschei
Posts: 158

2 days ago
It does seem like the rather obvious thing to do if you want to secure the win, assuming they all accept.

One thing I'm finding a bit difficult to manage is people not responding to challenges. The page suggests cancelling, but unless I'm missing something I can only cancel a bout that's already in progress, I haven't found a way to recall a challenge. That makes things rather tricky, since if you then, say, accept a challenge from someone else, due to bugs in the system the other person might accept your earlier invite at any moment and ruin the duel begun first.
edited by Tsar Koschei on 4/6/2020

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Reinol von Lorica
Reinol von Lorica
Posts: 102

2 days ago
Aww I wasn't aware that another tournament was taking place. Guess I'll have to sit this one out again sadly...

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Tsar Koschei
Tsar Koschei
Posts: 158

1 days ago
Reinol von Lorica wrote:
Aww I wasn't aware that another tournament was taking place. Guess I'll have to sit this one out again sadly...

I feel for you. I'm very happy I finally made it into my first tournament. I wouldn't have realized this one had started, either, unless my first opponent had wished me luck at the end of our duel.

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James Sinclair
James Sinclair
Posts: 243

1 days ago
Tsar Koschei wrote:
Just to confirm, there's no reason we can't attack the same person twice?
That is correct. You can spar with any other participant up to two times, in any combination of attacks and defends. I made this change because in the last couple of tournaments, towards the end people started running out of opponents to spar with; everyone else had maxed out their sparring roster, had withdrawn, or disappeared. Hopefully this will provide more targets and prevent participants from getting stuck.

Tsar Koschei wrote:
It does seem like the rather obvious thing to do if you want to secure the win, assuming they all accept.
It's ultimately up to the challenged party to decide if they want to accept. They're under no obligation to. I would advise that weaker players avoid attacks from strong players, but it's ultimately up to the participants to decide what to do -- that's part of the fun. Good luck!

Tsar Koschei wrote:
One thing I'm finding a bit difficult to manage is people not responding to challenges. The page suggests cancelling, but unless I'm missing something I can only cancel a bout that's already in progress, I haven't found a way to recall a challenge. That makes things rather tricky, since if you then, say, accept a challenge from someone else, due to bugs in the system the other person might accept your earlier invite at any moment and ruin the duel begun first.
Yes, there are some unfortunate mechanical issues where the communication wires get crossed (figuratively speaking). I was hoping FBG would have the social actions sorted out by now. The only way around this that I can see is to write to your opponent beforehand (such as by letter or coffee invite, or forum PM) to ask whether or not they're interested before sending a lethal sparring bout request. That's clunky, I know. Hopefully the bugs won't cause too many problems.

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James Sinclair

Curator of the Sanguine Ribbon Society 🗡

A fully-fledged rêveur of The Night Circus.

Wines is red
Spices is yellow
But old Jack-of-Smiles
Is a murderous fellow
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Tsar Koschei
Tsar Koschei
Posts: 158

1 days ago
James Sinclair wrote:
It's ultimately up to the challenged party to decide if they want to accept. They're under no obligation to. I would advise that weaker players avoid attacks from strong players, but it's ultimately up to the participants to decide what to do -- that's part of the fun. Good luck!
So far everyone has opted for courage over tactics. Whether they would accept rematches is of course an open question, but I am, for the time being, refraining from double-dipping in the name of being sporting, since my main rival appears to be doing the same.


James Sinclair wrote:
Yes, there are some unfortunate mechanical issues where the communication wires get crossed (figuratively speaking). I was hoping FBG would have the social actions sorted out by now. The only way around this that I can see is to write to your opponent beforehand (such as by letter or coffee invite, or forum PM) to ask whether or not they're interested before sending a lethal sparring bout request. That's clunky, I know. Hopefully the bugs won't cause too many problems.
I've had one challenge left hanging for some time now, but in the end I just sent them a note asking them to refrain from accepting without contacting me first, so that I could get on with the tournament. Since then the main inconvenience has been having to turn down challenges sent to me while I had outgoing challenges of my own, so as to avoid keeping anyone waiting too long. A sudden rise in interest in fighting me may mean I will have to put my offensive strategy on hold for a while, though. It hardly seems right to keep refusing all comers.
edited by Tsar Koschei on 4/7/2020

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