I figured the general Pinburgh hype thread was probably not the appropriate place, and wanted to start a new thread to discuss the rule changes for Pinburgh this year, as some of it seems a pretty sudden.
I’m very curious of a few things:
- Who’s making the decisions on these rule changes? What’s the process for these rule changes?
- Specifically doing away with tie-breakers: what’s the goal in implementing this, and how will this rule change work towards that goal?
- Pace-of-play/declared automatic winners: has something like this ever been implemented? What factors will need to be taken into account for this to happen? What’s the game state that must be reached in order for it to happen?
I have a fairly strong fear that instead of a few people (out of 800) walking away with stories about how they got screwed at pinburgh, we’re going to end up with A TON more of those. Let’s call them “parking lot stories” - you know, the classic “oh man you won’t believe what happened to me at Pinburgh” that gets re-told through the ages.