Experimental tourney idea. Before we start - no flaming please, I burn easily. I know we have a good number a tournaments going around at the moment so another would be as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit. I've noticed that tournaments have a number of rules so that the game is played on a level playing field, but the most obvious one never seem to get a mention. Using the -seed command so that everyone is playing the same map. Before all the purists have a collective apoplexy, I have my reasons for saying this. Research. Lots of words have been written about this command and how it affects the game, but I don't know whether people have ever done much actual gameplay. Given that this is hardly a scientific study, the reason to try this is are threefold. 1. Given the same initial seed how does the gameplay vary with different characters and style of play? 2. Will dupes appear? 3. Will the monster drops show the same varity of items as they would if different seeds were being played? If all the green and gold items are kept in a separate stash, they can be taken out and compared from time to time so that points 2 & 3 can be discussed. The initial seed can be supplied by an independant non-participant and the first person to beat that difficulty has the honour of supplying the seed for the next difficulty level. Comments? Sugestions? Flames?