2049 WADA Car Wars League
Rules and Regulations
Web Posted March 03, 1999
Revised August 16, 1999
Participation points have been increased to be dependent upon
placing. Number of events allowed for submission for WADA
championship points has been increased.
The CWIN Editor discussed the idea of a WADA Car Wars League in the
CWIN 02.01 article Car Wars Y2K. SWAT has discussed this idea for
many weeks and is now going to start this type of tournament. There
are some general guidelines presented below which will be placed on
a separate Web Page for the league. Some of these rules will likely
change but for now they should give the league a good start.
The 2049 WADA Car Wars League will run from February 01, 1999 and
will end on December 01, 1999. Events held from January 01, 1999 to
January 31, 1999 may also be used for WADA Car Wars League
AADA membership is not required to join the tournament. No fees will
be charged for participants. The only qualification to enter the
WADA Car Wars League is to register via E-Mail with SWAT.
League autoduelists around the world will compete against each other
for championship points. At the end of the Car Wars League in
December, the Car Wars player with the most championship points will
be declared the WADA World Champion Autoduelist of 2049.
Each autoduelist has the opportunity to earn championship points
four times per month (or once per week). League athletes may earn
points in local gaming group play or tournament play. Matches may
use any rules, AADA-Sanctioned or variant, but it is highly
recommended that games follow many of the AADA-Sanctioned Tournament
Rules and Regulations: HVD/SWAT Revised Edition, a document
available on the SWAT Web Site. Military weaponry and military
equipment should not be used. Cost limits should not be higher than
Division 30, however it is acceptible for racing events to have
higher budgets, to permit players to have larger power sources,
which permit higher speeds. If using a Division higher than
Division, a restriction on the spaces of weaponry able to be mounted
is a good idea, to promote speed over firepower. Note that these
guidelines are simply guidelines. As long as everyone in a game
agrees to the rules being used, WADA Car Wars League participants
are free to use any rules they want in their games.
Car Wars League gamers can earn championship points entirely by
playing in autoduels and races with their gaming groups or entirely
by playing in tournaments. Because one of the goals of the WADA Car
Wars League is to promote Car Wars, more championship points can be
earned by playing in Car Wars tournaments than in gaming group
competition. The WADA Car Wars League scoring system, discussed
below, encourages participation in tournaments because those events
will gather together Car Wars players in a region to play, which
should create new friendships and more Car Wars gaming groups.
The only rule mandated by the WADA for Car Wars League games is
there must be a minimum of four players in a game.
For AADA Chapter and Regional Championships (Dueling and Racing)
only, the minimum number of players can be lowered to three but
championship points will be given only for a first place finish and
entering combat. Points for entering arenas will still be awarded.
Entering the arena (participation): [(Number of entrants + 1) -
place finished] * round of the tournament EXAMPLE a 5th
place finish out of 10 entrants...[(10 + 1) - 5] * 1 = 6
First Place: 5 * number of players * round of the tournament
Second Place: 2 * number of players * round of the tournament.
Championship points for a second place finish will be earned only if
there are 4 or more players in the tournament.
Third Place: 1 * number of players * round of the tournament.
Championship points for a third place finish will be earned only if
there are 6 or more players in the tournament.
Fourth: 0.5 * number of players * round of the tournament.
Championship points for a fourth place finish will be earned only if
there are 10 or more players in the tournament.
In a single match, the round of the tournament shall be considered
In preliminary matches, the round of the tourney shall be considered
as 1. Each successive round increases by 1.
Autoduelists may use four events per month (or one per week) to use
for earning championship points in the WADA Car Wars League. A
multi-round tournament is considered one event.
League members may enter several games in the same round of a
tournament, but the championship points for entering an arena are
only earned once per round and only the highest finish in each round
counts for championship points. For example, an autoduelist places
6/8 and 2/8 in two quarter-final rounds of a tournament, places 3/6
and 1/6 in two semi-final rounds and finishes 3/8 in the final
round. The autoduelist would earn championship points for a
second-place finish in the first round of the event, a first-place
finish in the second round of the event and a third-place finish in
the third round. The autoduelist earned the entering arena point
award three times because three rounds were entered.
The rules above are for the WADA Individual Car Wars League. There
will also be a WADA Team Car Wars League. The recommendations above
should be used but the Team League will follow the rules that
Team matches should have a minimum of four players. The number of
players on each team do not have to be equal. If a game has unequal
teams, each team should be given an equal budget instead of each
player given the same budget. For example, if one team has five
players and another team has two players, each team would be given a
set amount of money to purchase as many vehicles as desired.
Restricting the cost of each vehicle is probably a good idea but
that rule can be decided by the participants in the match.
No championship points are earned in team matches. Each game in the
WADA Team Car Wars League is strictly a Win/Loss format.
Ties are not possible in WADA Team Play. If the teams determine a
game was a draw, no points are awarded to either team.
Participants in a WADA Team Match do receive WADA Individual Car
Wars League championship point(s) for entering the arena, but do not
receive championship points for victory because the effort of the
duelist was performed for his or her team.
With three or more teams, a win is given to the team that "kills"
the last vehicle of another team and a loss given when last vehicle
"killed". For example, a three-team match could be scored in the
following manner: Two Wins to Team A, one Loss to Team B and one
Loss to Team C. Another scoring system for this example could be one
Win to team A, one Win to Team B, one Loss to Team B and one Loss to
Reports of an event being used for WADA Car Wars League standings
should be reported to SWAT no later than 30 days after the event.
Sending reports after this 30-day period, unless SWAT is contacted
in advance, may result in points being reduced. A report of a WADA
Car Wars League game should include the following information:
After both leagues end in December of this year, the ratings of each
autoduelist and each team will be calculated to determine the 2049
WADA World Champion Duelist and the 2049 WADA World Champion Team.
It is possible a WADA play-off tournament for the highest-scoring
Car Wars gamers and WADA chapters might be held in several years,
but in 1999 such an event is not scheduled.
- Type of Game: WADA Chapter or Tournament
- Type of Competition: Individual or Group
- Number of Rounds
- Number of Players Per Round
- Number of Total Players in Tournament
The winners of each event will not receive any prizes, however they
will be given bragging rights for 12 months. Advertisement of those
victories in every issue of CWIN during 2050 is one possible reward
for the victors. Computer graphics for the winners to place on their
Web Sites are also possible awards. Prizes such as gift certificates
and gaming products will not be given to winners in the WADA Car
Wars Leagues until the system has been in place for at least 12
months. If the demand for the tournaments increases and there are
many more gamers playing Car Wars, it is possible there will be
prizes for WADA competitions.
A very good question was asked on the Dueling Debate Car Wars
message board about the format of the WADA Car Wars League. This
question is presented below followed by responses by WADA League
I'm very excited to see how the WADA points race works out this
season. There are a couple of things about it that bug me, but I
think I've had enough discussion about it and want to move in to
play-test. The AADA will be starting a league system of its own in
the not too distant future, probably with a slightly different take
on things than WADA is going to use. It will be interesting to see
how thw AADA League, AADA WC Tournaments, and WADA League standings
end up. I do want to make one WADA suggestion, though. How about
putting a limit on the number of rounds in a tournament, or maybe a
minimum percentage on advancement or a round to count as a Final?
As-is I could set up a four-round tournament, and the winner of the
last round would get beucoup points, even it the first three rounds
didn't eliminate anybody. And if ALL the players in the first round
are also in the fourth, then why should winning the last one be
worth more? Make sense?
I see your point, but I still hold the old adage that people will
do the right thing (You can beat me up all you want on that
Philosophy another time).
So I know everyone will try and optimize how they do, but setting
up a tournament where everyone in the first round makes the fourth
round is absurd, and only a tactic of rules lawyers. They would
all be considered preliminary rounds in that case, regardless of
the title given to them.
So if you would like a hard and fast rule, here is one off the
cuff that may be amended later, but I will use as a guide. For
someone to get credit for going to a next "round" only half or
less of the competitors in the previous round can advance. And no
person can have multiple entries in the same match.
And if you play in multiple matches in the same round you only
get the best outcome for credit for the round.
If it looks like a tourney was set up that wants to circumvent
the rules, WADA will investigate as much as possible (i.e. contact
those involved, players and refs) to determine if it was a valid
match. If not, it will not count in the points standings.
There are a lot of "What if's" in the world, and I can't think of
an answer to everyone of them beforehand. That's why this is a
trial run for WADA . . . just like the AADA's first attempt
at running a league with new rules, it will also be a trial run.
Seattle Washington Autoduel Team
World Autoduel Association League Official
I actually think that this sort of thing wouldn't be a huge
problem, the reason:
There aren't any significant prizes (the time/money you spend
playing is going to far outweigh any prizes there). Rather you
are playing merely for the joy of the game and respect of other
If you're playing for enjoyment then that shouldn't be a
problem and if you're playing for admiration, respect then no
ones going to be too keen on the ppl who pull that sort of crud.
I'd hope that no one is going to try that sort of bending of the
spirit of the rules. Any way put in a final clause; The
No-Wanker Clause: "Anyone playing not in the spirit of the
game can pack up their dice and counters and go home".
Sort of like cricket when you aren't playing against Arjuna
James D. Barton, Ph.D.
High Velocity Dueling
World Autoduel Association League Official
The two WADA Car Wars Leagues are experiments. SWAT does not know
if the idea of Car Wars Leagues will be successful. In order to
perform a scientific experiement properly, the experiment must
have a control, a process that produces results that can be
predicted with excellent accuracy. The two AADA World Championship
Tournaments are the controls in the WADA Car Wars League
experiment. The tabletop gaming community knows how those events
operate and they work fairly well. The success of the two WADA
Tournaments will be measured by comparing the opinions of the
events by its participants versus the opinions of the members of
the two AADA WC Events.
The WADA Car Wars Leagues are entirely independent of the AADA
World Dueling Championship Tournament and the AADA World Racing
Championship Tournament. The WADA Car Wars Leagues are not
intended to replace the two AADA WC Events. SWAT does hope that
someday, if the WADA League concept is found to be useful and fun,
the AADA will adapt the system for its WC Tournaments.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact
SWAT via E-Mail or via posting to the Dueling Debate message
To all of the participants in the WADA Car Wars Leagues and in the
AADA WC Tournaments, may all of your rockets always follow their
targeting lasers and may your tire armors always protect their