With the marathon that was D+18 now entirely in the books, I thought this would be a good time to bring everyone up to speed on plans and progress regarding the 2021 World War III Holiday Tournament. Before we get to that, however, I want to thank everyone who shared their views and opinions on WWIII game titles over the last month. As is always the case, your knowledge and expertise have proven to be invaluable, helping to keep me well-grounded through the initial planning stage for the upcoming tournament. In short, this means I’ve reached the conclusion that setting up a tournament including PC, miniatures and tabletop WWIII wargames would inevitably end up turning into a major league goat-rope. The most efficient way to do a holiday tournament will simply be to include tabletop games only. Then in 2022 we can set up another tourney for PC games and miniatures. Possibly around the same time as March Madness.
For the 2021 Holiday Tournament, I think we can extend the field from what it was in the previous tourney. Right now, a 64-game tournament divided into 4 brackets seems quite doable. There are more than enough WWIII tabletop titles to choose from. For the brackets, figure one would be exclusively for Operational Level games with Air, Naval and Tactical/Small Unit filling out the rest. At least at first glance. There’s plenty of time to tinker with the number of games, bracket layout and seedings.
And then there are the potential #1 Seeds…😊 Personally, I can think of a baker’s dozen just off the top of my head. I won’t mention any of them right now, but rest assured, the wheels are turning in my mind.
Please feel free to share any titles that you feel should be considered for a coveted #1 Seed, as well as any other ones you’d like to see included or left out. Actually, on that note I would like to request some input from the readers on a specific topic…..
Twilight 2000: RPG or wargame? And if you consider it a wargame, is it a bona fide World War III game, or one set in the aftermath?
I can already hear a guy named Wayne furiously typing up his answer. 😊