About the Tourney:
The Tourney is set up as a single-elimination tournament and is styled after the knightly competitions of the Middle Ages. Anyone with a MOCpages account is encouraged to participate in the competition! This is not a LOM-only contest, so sign up today!
There are three stages to registering for the Tourney: choosing a bracket, choosing a guild and building an entry MOC for the opening parade in December. The last day on which registrations will be accepted is December 31, 2013. Use the links below to complete the sign-up process.
• DO NOT create any new threads!
• Basic MOCpages rules apply. Be polite, keep your comments and entries child-friendly and don't do anything that everyone will regret.
• Unless specifically stated by the judges, you are only allowed to build one MOC per entry. This means that you cannot build two scenes for one entry.
• Specific rules regarding links, building categories and related matters will be described in each round's topic thread.
• LDD or other computer-based LEGO building computer programs are not allowed as entries.
• Old material - nothing can be old. EVERYTHING in your MOCs that you build for the competition must be NEW.
• Custom parts - This contest is mostly purist. Custom minifigure shields, weapons, helmets, and other minifigures and accessories are allowed. Other custom parts are not strictly forbidden, but they are discouraged from being used. Using custom parts will likely lower your scoring (after all, this is a LEGO contest). Posting purist creations will maximize your chances of advancing in the contest (again, custom minifigure and minifigure accessories are fine and won't deduct from your scoring unless the customization isn't well done).
• Photo editing - Only BASIC cleanup is allowed (making the background a solid color and such). This is a LEGO building contest, not a graphic arts contest. If you have any questions concerning this, feel free to ask. Better to be safe than sorry as the saying goes.
• Once you add a creation to the group, you MAY NOT edit ANYTHING in the MOC (pictures, text, NOTHING), and you MAY NOT REMOVE the creation from the group pool. Violators of this rule may be disqualified from the contest. If you need to change something and you have already added the MOC to the group, ask me in the open question thread and I'll see if you can change it or not.
• Guild mates can substitute for each other if one of them cannot meet a deadline. If the substitute wins, the substitute continues on in the game - the person who could not meet the deadline is out of the games permanently. The person substituting had to have been eliminated in the previous round (a player eliminated in Round 1 cannot substitute for a player in Round 3). Substitution is not allowed in the Tilt.
• All rounds except for Round 1 and the first round of The Tilt will be direct pair-offs (MOC-offs). Judges give pass/fail votes to all entries, and only entries that have more pass votes than fail votes will advance their creators to the next round.
• Guilds earn one victory point every time one of their members wins a round. Each Tilt battle is worth two victory points and the championship match is worth ten. Victory points can be converted into LOM character points for the competitors, and the guild with the most victory points will win additional honors (all of the points and character points will be distributed at the end of the competition).
• Tournament entries are worth three LOM points. The Tilt entries are worth 5 LOM points. The extra points determined by winning against your opponent will be distributed at the end of the competition)
• Once the brackets have eliminated all but eight players, they will consolidate into the Tilt. The winner of the Tilt wins first place as well as the title of the Vanquisher!
December 1, 2013 - The First Annual Joust and Medieval Tourney opens for registration!
December 14, 2013 - This is the last day for LOM members to enter guilds for this Tourney.
January 1, 2014 - Registration closes and round one begins (free-for-all).
January 11, 2014 - Judging for round 1 begins.
January-February 2014 - Ten-day-long rounds continue with intervals for judging in-between. When there are two players left in each bracket, the brackets consolidate into the Tilt. Bracket winners are named (Bracket winners will receive a bonus 2 character points for LOM. Bracket winners are determined by the number of votes received for their MOCs).
February-March 2014 - The Tilt lasts for three rounds and the winner is named the Vanquisher. All prizes are mailed out at this time.