Monday, July 28, 2014

On the Eve of Battle

Well, here we are.  Tomorrow the 2014 championships start.  There's nothing more we can do now but see how we fare against the other teams, and hope we have done enough to acquit ourselves well.

Some promising experimental changes I was working on last week have been deemed too risky to include at this point, so we'll be playing a version that is broadly similar the version that we ran in qualifier 5, plus a few very minor tweaks.  The past 5 or so days have been spent doing nothing but testing our way through various games from the Base and Stanford repositories, and soaking on Tiltyard overnight each day.  Hopefully all this testing will pay dividends in stability throughout the tournament itself.

Good luck to all the other competitors.  I'll make short update here after each day's play.