I was listening to the Little Kings pinball podcast and there was mention of a Zombie tournament format. I was curious about more details of said format. How did it work out? I have also roughly considered the following format and I am interested to hear feed back. This would be more geared toward just being a fun tournament then for point or anything.
I guess it is based around a head to head 3 strike tournament.
- First round: everyone is human and plays a full 3 ball game. Losers become Bit.
- Second round: Humans get matched up with a Bit player. Bit players play first. Bit player plays first two balls normal, then must play third ball cross armed (you are getting disoriented from being Bit). Human has to plunge ball one (to prep), then play next two balls like normal. Loser if Human becomes Bit, if Bit becomes Zombie.
- Third Round on: Humans get matched with either Bit or Zombies (leaning toward Humans face Zombies as available before Bit). Zombies play before Bit/Human, Bit plays before Human. Zombie plays ball one and two cross armed (zombies aren’t that coordinated), then plays ball three one handed (zombies are prone to loosing body parts). Bit players plunge ball one (need to save your energy), play ball two normal, and play ball three cross armed (getting tired again). Humans plunge their first two balls (running, hiding, and prep take time), then play their ball three normal. Loser if Human becomes, Bit, if Bit becomes Zombie, if Zombie becomes dead. Play till only one is not dead.
By the end I would hope it is a bunch of Zombies beating up on each other. Would be interested to hear ideas about becoming un Bit ie cutting off your Hand/Arm off to become Human again.
Thoughts? If they plunge the first and second then play the third could it count as having played all three? If they can set up a skillshot before plunging?