The SPF Guide to Hosting your own Tournament. The SPF Guide to Hosting your own Tournament. Contents: - PAQ - Introduction - What does a tournament need - Shake down - Credits PAQ (Presumably Asked Questions). 1. Who are you? Iâ€™m known as Sint Nikolaas, or Sint for short. Iâ€™ve been around the SPF for some time and one of the best parts of the SPF is in my opinion the community. One of the things that is a serious pillar in this community is the tournaments hosted on the forum. 2. There you start again on the tournaments.. what are they? The SPF is proud to have a lot of tournaments. We all play Single Player Diablo II (expansion) with various Blizzard released patches, some with mods and some with self proclaimed rules. Itâ€™s these last group that has quite some interesting features.. namely we like to play according to other peoples rules too, to keep the game interesting. 3. Why would I want to play by rules other people set up? Because itâ€™s fun. We all know the game is about 10 years old and people are losing interest all the time. Hosting tournament makes the game more interesting and gives people an angle they could be looking for to keep the game playable. Besides that itâ€™s just fun to try to outmatch people with ridiculous characters or other odd stuff. 4. So.. what kind of tournaments are there? Quite a few, in the main lines most tournaments come down to this though. You either play through the game trying to reach hell Baal with a character thatâ€™s â€˜interestingâ€™, you try to reach a goal while playing like finding as many items as possible or finding something specific, some tournaments require you to make screenshots, others will be just random trivia tournaments. There are various, but most people just like the playing tournaments where you start a character and try to get him trough the game with some set rules. 5. Alright it seems youâ€™re right about the tournaments.. but I donâ€™t like any of the tournaments.. what do I do? You could do two things. 1. Nothing, wait around until there comes a tournament along that you do like. 2. You host your own tournament. 6. Okay, Iâ€™ll host my own thanks. Bye. (~time~ ... ~taps desk with fingers~) What do I do? Read trough this guide. Seriously, most people seem to want a tournament lately because it is of course quite amusing, but rush into it. Take your time and read trough this. Make sure youâ€™ve got your *** covered and make sure people will have fun. No one likes it when you have to change the rules halfway trough the tournament or keep making additions. 7. Help. Sure. Introduction. Welcome to the Guide to Hosting your own Tournament. Iâ€™ve picked up on writing this guide because lately the SPF seems to be hosting a lot of tournaments. Now while thatâ€™s a good thing I also seem to see a few tournaments that arenâ€™t that well organised or that could be a bit better. Now Iâ€™m not making you believe that everything I write down here should be tournament standard or that my tournaments are perfect, because thatâ€™s not true. I keep making mistakes and whatever I write down here is just a guide line. You will have to make your own decisions and put your own touch to it, Iâ€™m just here to help you start off. Now, this will be one of my first attempts to write a guide but I think itâ€™ll look decent enough to help people out. If you have suggestions or additions PLEASE give them or state them underneath so I and others can learn. Youâ€™re never old enough to learn. Apparently I'm not old enough too.. It seems you're never too old to learn. (edit) Alright, letâ€™s go host a tournament.