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Old 11 December 2020, 10:38   #1
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Super League Rules and Info

Welcome to the Super League

What is it?
An Amiga games league that is run on the Lemon Amiga and EAB forums. We play a different game roughly every three weeks.

How do I play?
Use either a real Amiga or an emulator and post a screenshot of your score. A good introduction to Amiga emulation can be found here. If you need help getting setup, ask in the game thread and someone will answer your question. All the important rules are at the start of each thread and it's very easy to get involved.

What Can We Play?
Games are played for high scores. We make every effort to include as many games as possible. Sometimes by creating new scoring methods for games without a traditional high score. Feel free to suggest games that may not have been considered before.

Do I have to play every game?
Play as many or as few games as you like. A large part of what makes the Super League fun is chatting about the games and having new experiences together. The championship points just add some spice.



Seasons

The Super League consists of 14 rounds. Starting on the second Sunday of January and ending at the start of December. You can see the current schedule further down this thread.



Voting

Voting for the following round's game(s) lasts 2 weeks and ends 1 week before the round starts. This allows time to decide any game specific rules that may be needed. The only exception to this is round 1 voting takes place directly before the season starts.

You need to get your vote in by 23:59 (UK Timezone) on the last day. Please be aware of international time differences.

The previous 44 games played cannot be voted for. A list will be provided.

Edited votes will not be counted. Only change your vote if a moderator asks you to.

Vote for up to 5 games and rank them 1 to 5.

Try to choose games that are suitable for competition play. If you want to play a game which has an unfair scoring system due to random elements or re-spawning enemies, ask about it in the voting thread. Everyone can discuss ideas to make a fair way to play it competitively.

If a game comes in ECS and AGA versions, please state your preference in your vote. In the event the versions differ gameplay-wise, the version with most votes will be played. ECS is the default if you don't specify.

Each vote for a game gives it 10 points. The game(s) with the most points will be played.

In the event of a tie, the game with the most 1st place votes will be played. If it is still a tie then the most 2nd place votes will win, and so on.

For very long or multi event games we might decide to only play part of the game. Everyone is welcome to voice an opinion on this in the voting threads so a consensus can be reached before the round starts.

There are numerous themed rounds throughout the season that narrow the choice of games for voting. Some previous themed rounds are Alphabet, Back Catalogue, Coin Op Conversions, Film Licenses, Franchise, Genre, Magazine, Mystery, Never Played, Non Human Mammal Protagonists, Public Domain Games, Sequels and Year.



Game Rounds

Rounds begin on Sundays at the start of the day (UK Timezone), although the thread will normally be posted at the earliest convenience during the day.

Most rounds are 3 weeks long. Except for two double rounds that are 4 weeks long.

In a double round two games are played.

Any game specific rules will be in the first post.

To submit a score post a screenshot of it and write the score nearby.

All scores submitted must have been played/achieved during that round.



Championship Points

The league uses a Super 7 scoring system.

1st = 20 pts
2nd = 17 pts
3rd = 15 pts
4th = 13 pts
5th = 12 pts
6th = 11 pts
7th = 10 pts

Points for lower positions are determined by the players score compared to the 7th place score.

90% or better = 10 pts
80% or better = 9 pts
70% or better = 8 pts
60% or better = 7 pts
50% or better = 6 pts
40% or better = 5 pts
30% or better = 4 pts
20% or better = 3 pts
10% or better = 2 pts
less than 10% = 1 pts

The scores are calculated and stored in an online database created and maintained by Mihcael.

Players that finish the game and post a screenshot as proof will receive a completion star.



The Rules of Play

If you cheat you will get banned. And people won't like you. The Super League largely runs on trust and there is no reason to cheat. Remember, it's just for fun.

Posted scores must have been played during the round with no use of trainers, save-states, passwords or cheats. Using a refresh rate of at least 50Hz (default). No continues unless a game specific exemption is made. No infinite score leeching.

Players can practice however they like.

Auto fire is allowed, unless an agreed exception is made for specific games.

Modern controllers and remapping keys is allowed.

Stay hydrated.

If you suspect someone of cheating please report it to the Super League moderator - Biscuit. Do not make accusations in the game thread.

For any further questions, ask in an active game thread and someone will be happy to help.

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The Knockout!

The Knockout takes place after the Super League season has ended.

It consists of 4 rounds over a total of 5 weeks. Players who enter should be prepared to play in every round if they can keep beating their opponents.

Voting lasts 2 weeks and ends 1 week before the beginning of the tournament.

You vote as normal from the games that were played in the preceding Super League season.

The top 4 games are played. The game with the most votes is played in the first round, and so on.

The Knockout starts with a qualifying round open to anyone that would like to take part.

The top 8 players from the qualifying round go on to the player versus player rounds. Quarter finals, semi finals, and a grand final with a third place playoff. Each of these rounds last 1 week.

Due to the shorter length of the rounds, sometimes the way a game is played is altered to be quicker.
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Season Schedule 2021

Dates are for the starting Sundays.

Jan 10 - Round 1
Jan 31 - Round 2
Feb 21 - Round 3: Franchise
Mar 14 - Round 4
Apr 04 - Round 5: Magazine (Double)
May 02 - Round 6
May 23 - Round 7: Back Catalogue

Jun 13 - Summer Slam (3 weeks)

Jul 04 - Round 8
Jul 25 - Round 9: PD Games (Double)
Aug 15 - Round 10
Sep 05 - Round 11: Year
Sep 26 - Round 12
Oct 17 - Round 13: Mystery (Double)
Nov 14 - Round 14

Dec 05 to Jan 08 - Knockout (5 weeks)

Dec 26 - Voting for next season
Jan 09 - 2022 Season
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History of the Super League

After the success of the games competition on the Lemon64 forum in 2003, the same idea came to Lemon Amiga. Beginning in March 2005, organised by The Dark Prince, games were played roughly once a month with no specific schedule. This Lemon Amiga Compo continued for three years, later run by mihcael from September 2006, and then Biscuit from July 2007.

In May 2007, Graham Humphrey started the EAB Games League on the English Amiga Board. It ran a new game every three weeks, playing a total of 10 that year. While there were two competitions happening at the same time numerous players took part in both. Particularly when the two forums coincidentally played Project-X at the same time.

Spurred on by the cross over of the competitions, a discussion about joining them together began in August 2007 and soon after was agreed by the players. It was a player, VermillioN (later known as ED-209), who first uttered the name Super League. The moderators Biscuit, Graham Humphrey, and mihcael designed the first season.

The Super League began in January 2008 with a line up of 15 games over three legs. The original format introduced three special rounds where two games were played and the voting narrowed by categories such as public domain games, year, and alphabet.

Over time a lot of small changes were made. The number of legs was reduced to two. An online scoring application was made by mihcael for the 2014 season. The championship points system changed in 2014 and again in 2018. Open rounds were introduced. From 2016 lifeschool created a variety of additional themed rounds including magazine, mystery and genre. The team battle ended after the 2020 season.

There were also changes to the moderators. In August 2013 Biscuit stopped moderating on Lemon Amiga, leaving mihcael and Graham Humphrey to take over duties until March 2014, when lifeschool became the latest addition to the mod team. Graham Humphrey stepped down at the end of the 2017 season. Lifeschool then became the lead mod, with john4p moderating EAB from 2018-2019. After running the Super League with assistance from john4p in 2020, lifeschool announced he was handing over to Biscuit for the 2021 season.

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