I’m going to be handling the fighting game tournaments for fanime this year.
I was wondering if anyone can provide me with the rules or links to the rules for each fighting game??
I need the rules for:
Soul Calibur 3
Smash Bros melee/ brawl (I assume they’ll be same rules?)
Guilty Gear Accent Core/plus
Also, where can I download the tournament bracket??
Generally, anime cons tend to run their own rules, as the subsets of Anime Con Goer and top-level tourney player don’t intersect much. (There are a few exceptions)
If you flub it up, no one’s really going to care. Also, the Smash fans at fanime may like it more if you break the rules. You’ll probably run into more requests for SNK though- so I’d research that as well.
Best place to go looking for the rules yourself is tourney threads in the tourney and events section.
There are a couple who do host SC3 tourneys. Usually the standard rules are double elimination, default time limit, default rounds, standard life bar, no custom characters allowed, bonus characters allowed (while it may vary in certain nations), certain portions of VC glitch allowed on certain conditions, can’t pause during a match otherwise you forfeit a round and more…
Being as I’m a competitive Tekken player, I strongly believe in using the standardized rules. Most novice players I know don’t mind 2/3 rounds, 1/1 game. so changing rules to make the rules to give more room for mess up rounds seems like a good idea to me. I’m collaborating with the E-gaming head to get these rules together and he wants it to be done as professionally as possible too
Thanks for the link to the EVO rules, I don’t know how I missed that on the website.
Now I need to find CoD4 and Halo3 rules… is those exist.
Melty Blood should be run on PC rather than PS2 if possible. The PS2 version is not arcade perfect, and I think it doesn’t even have all the characters. Neko-Arc Chaos should be unlocked in case anyone wants to use him, he’s a joke character anyway. The main issue with PC is that you would likely have to provide USB adapters (with Pelican ones being the best).
SC3 has been taken care of, but I just wanted to reinforce the point that all the bonus characters should be legal. Heck, a Lynette placed 5th at Nationals. The VC issues are rather tricky, and you’ll find differing opinions - I’m not really a Calibur player, so I can’t add much more. =/
Guilty Gear has always banned Kliff & Justice, EX characters, Gold & Shadow characters, and Guilty Gear 1 mode. Also, I remember that console Slash allowed you to choose the #reload versions of everyone, and that was also banned. I don’t actually know if AC still has all this stuff, but just ban whatever from that list is still in.
Thanks for the clarifications, that does help quite a bit.
Do you know if the Melty Blood ver. B will be released on PS2? E-gaming head has melty blood for PS2, but if the PC version is suggested I’ll try to get a copy from some players at my college and have him provide a PC. As for USB adapters, I have 1 so maybe I can get fanime to provide me with the cheap $20 for another
I’ll save this all to my tournament format word doc later. :woot: