Netrunner Season 5 starts Monday, September 9! This will be a five week season, ending on Oct 7. It's still totally free! Please review the following to make sure everything goes as smoothly and fun as possible:
I'm new. How do I join?: Just ask! So long as you bring a tournament legal Runner and Corporation deck, you can play.
When to play: Game night is every Monday starting at 5:00pm. You can arrive later, but that leaves less time for playing! We ask that you don't start any matches after 8:00pm. If Monday is no good for you on any particular week, you and another league participant can play your match on a different day before the next game night. Check the store's event schedule here: http://www.imboardgamestore.com/events.php and call us at (608)[masked] to make sure there's an open table. There usually will be.
How many matches per week: Two at most. If you only have enough time for one full match, that's perfectly fine; you'll still get points toward your player rating for that game. Keep in mind, though, you get more points for playing more games.
Who will I be matched up with?: Players choose who they challenge to a match each night. You may only challenge someone you haven't played against that night. Follow the match structure rules below and report your results to the front counter.
Match structure: A full match consists of two games in which players take turns playing as the Runner and the Corporation. There will be no time limits; we're keeping it casual.
Player rating: For each game you win in a match, you gain two points toward your player rating. That's it; we are no longer using the old match point system. The most you can earn each week is 8 points. Your final player rating is equal to your FOUR BEST WEEKS out of the five in the season.
Bye's: If an odd player makes every effort to make it to game night on time and stay the whole night, but it becomes impossible to play a second match because of a lack of other eligible opponents, we'll give you a bye. Only one player can get a bye per night and only one bye can ever be awarded to a player. A bye is an automatic 6 points added to your player rating and does count towards earning a weekly prize, but does not award anything toward your tie breaker rating.
Tie Breaker: At the end of the season, if there is a tie between players that are eligible for winning prizes, the tie is broken by comparing their Strength of Schedule score. This score is the sum of their opponents' Player Ratings.
Prize Pool: This season we have 17 alternate art Scorched Earth cards, 2 alternate art Kate “Mac” McCaffrey cards and 1 Netrunner themed playmat. At the end of the season, the player in 1st place gets the playmat, 2nd and 3rd each get a Kate card, and 4th and 5th each get a Scorched Earth card.
In addition, we'll be handing out a Scorched Earth card to 3 players each week if they a) haven't yet received one and of those b) earned the most points that week.