Scrabblemons Tournament II - Signups


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Welcome to the Second Annual Scrabblemons Tournament! We are so incredibly excited that you've chosen to come play Scrabblemons with us! Scrabblemons is an OU-based metagame where the first letter of each Pokemon of your party must spell out a legal Scrabble word. For example: Scolipede, Tangrowth, Alakazam-Mega, Rotom-Wash, Celesteela, and Heatran come together to form the legal Scrabble word, STARCH. (shown below)
Tournament Specific Rules:
  • This is a standard, single-elimination Scrabblemons tournament
  • All rounds will be best of three, and all games are to be played in the OU format on Pokemon Showdown!
  • To encourage the development of the Scrabblemons metagame, and so that everyone is on an even playing field, all matches must have replays recorded. If neither player posts replays of the match, regardless of whether you confirm that your opponent won, your series will be coin-flipped unless you can provide replays. We will not disqualify both players, but we will coinflip the series, not because we don't believe that you played, but because the replay rule ensures everyone is on an even playing field, as stated. If you wish for your replays to stay hidden, you may PM them to me on Discord instead. (@Aaronboyer#2888)
  • You must put your six Pokemon in the correct order to spell a legal Scrabble word. Using the example with STARCH above in alphabetical order, a random order, or any other deviation that no longer spells a legal Scrabble word is deemed as a dead game. Please, be careful! Words with multiple alternate spellings such as POSTER, PRESTO, and REPOST are all acceptable team line-ups.
  • Lastly, less of a rule and more of a tip, when starting teambuilding think about what Pokemon core you would like to build around and then pick a legal Scrabble word. The entire Scrabble Room is more than willing to help you create a successful Scrabblemons team! Feel free to stop by anytime!
Standard Rules and Clauses:
  • Sleep Clause: You cannot inflict sleep upon more than one member of the opposing team.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokemon with the same Pokedex number on his team.
  • OHKO Clause: The moves Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, and Fissure are banned.
  • Moody Clause: The ability Moody is banned.
  • Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Anything capable of intentionally creating an endless battle is banned.

General Tournament Rules:
  • Identity: I expect many battles to be completed under alts. This can be bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.
  • Scouting: Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any blatant scouting. There is a difference between "[user] is known for using stall" and "let me follow [user] around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter. I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching. Everyone will have access to your replays from earlier rounds though.
  • Timer Clause: As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calculation for a key turn, that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid-battle, and instead reschedule for a better time.
  • Disconnections: Finally, in the case of a disconnect, the decision is in the hands of the player who did not disconnect. The options are: redo the battle move for move, redo the battle with the same teams but different moves, or redo the battle with completely different teams. If the battle was without a doubt over, they may also take the win. Any suspicion that a disconnect was committed on purpose to redo a match may be appealed to me, and if I feel this happened there will be severe consequences, don't do it.

The Deadline for Signups is December 21st at 10 pm EST.
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