Welcome to the Untamed Animals Training site and congratulations on becoming a TD. This site contains everything you will need to be trained and host successful tourneys on our league. Good Luck and Have Fun!
You may want to create a folder on your computer for your TD materials, it will be easier to locate if stored in one location.
STEP 1: REVIEW RULES/GUIDELINES
In order to be able to conduct tournaments correctly, it's very important to review the TD guide provided by Cases. These guidelines will help you avoid problems and incidents that could result in losing TD status. The guidelines will be updated from time to time. We will notify you when you will need to come back and re-read them.
STEP 2: DOWNLOADS KeyText
This is the macro program, the program that does your typing in the chat box. When you download the program, make note of where you have "stored" it, if possible to your desktop for easy access. Instructions are below for setting up and getting the macros once you have installed the program.
This is a free messaging program. If you do not have it yet, you will need to get it. This is the way we communicate & train with TDs in the league. If you cannot download this program, there is a web based module you can use without having to download anything, all you need is a Yahoo! ID. Click HERE to open the web Yahoo! and save it to your favorites.
Excellent multi-tab timer we use to time the rounds. If the link does not work, we can send it direct thru Yahoo.
Token Calculator Spreadsheet
This is a web based spreadsheet that can be saved to your favorites. It is not mandatory, you can use a calculator if you like. Helpful hint: Unless you are an exceptionally quick typist, you should write your pairings and scores on paper and transfer after you start the round. At the end, write scores down and transfer after releasing players to chat.
STEP 3: SETTING UP MACROS PROGRAM Keytext Macro set-up instructions Once you have downloaded the Macro's successfully to your keytext program, it is recommended you go to an empty room and practice using them to see how they work and look. The trainers will also advise you on how to use this program. Do NOT change any rules/macs. You are permitted to edit the start, stop and I'm having a tourney macs. Do NOT change the "timing" portion of them. If you are unsure how to do this, it is best left alone.**** There will be times when updates are available. An email will be sent to you asking you to download the new macs!!****
STEP 4: GETTING YOUR POGO HOST BADGE Pogo Help Click this link and then click contact us from the left side menu.
In the drop down box step #1 "Select your game" pick: Pogo, a new drop down box will appear,then pick: Dice City Roller
Step #2 Category pick: Gameplay Information, a new drop down box will appear, then pick: Rewards (Badges, Tokens, etc)
Step #3 Question:
Type the following in the question box:
I'm an approved host doing tourneys in the cases ladder system for the Untamed Animals in Dice City Roller / www.myleague.com/UA. I'm requesting a host badge.
You should receive your badge within 24-48 hours.
STEP 5: SETTING UP TOURNEYS!
Click below for step by step instructions for setting up your tourneys. You can use this to help you in training with your Trainer/HTD and for reference later. Tourney Setup Instructions
STEP 6: PRACTICING FAKE TOURNEYS!
Go to the training site at Myleague.com/tdtraining. Once there, you'll see how you can set up a fake / practice tourney. You can check this out alone and practice, however, your trainer will start with s/e and then swiss tours with you to make sure you understand everything about hosting. Cases link is also available on the community tab. Good Luck and have fun!!
If you have not been contacted by a trainer within 2 days of being accepted as TD, please contact Mstaplesh.
You cannot set a live tour until your trainer has gone thru tours with you on the practice site. For new TD's without experience, you will first host Single Elimination (S/E) tours to familiarize yourself with Cases, posting winners, etc. Once you are released to host S/E tours, you will have a Trainer/HTD present, in the event you need assistance. If the trainer is not available, they will assign someone to be with you. Once the Trainer feels you are capable, you will be set free to host on your own. Typically 3-5 tours depending on your confidence.
So you're ready to move up! Visit Cases training site Myleague.com/tdtraining to set up and run practice swiss tourneys.
Make sure to run a few tourneys and create one with at least 10 players to experience how to manage the pairings and switch out duplicate pairings. Information on duplicate pairings is available at the bottom of the Tourney Setup Instructions under Swiss Training. Your trainer will work with you on this and you will require a trainer/HTD to be present during your first few tours until the Trainer feels you are ready to be set free to host on your own.
We recommend that you not host any special twists until you are comfortable hosting in the room and with Cases functions.