@HellLois etc At a tournament some time last year, I was playing an opponent who got a call from his daughter, who was fresh at college, dealing with some issue or other, I don't know what, but he told me that there was a good chance he was going to have to leave. He spent about 15 minutes on the phone, resolved the issue, and then we completed the match (well, 2/3 turns of it). What would have happened, though, if he had had to bow out? How should scoring be handled in situations like that? Should it be treated like a bye - minor win with zero objective points scored? If so, that begs the larger question of the scoring/tiebreaker system for ITS. And if it's impossible for a player to score a win from the current game state of a game, are they considered obligated to continue to play or can they just forfeit, considering a forfeit will certainly result in a worse outcome for their opponent than even a normal minor victory? I've heard people say that it's part of the social contract of Infinity tournaments to continue playing out games in this fashion, but do we want that to be the case? What do we do when a player wants to concede gracefully or when, as in my example above, real life intervenes and someone is forced to step away from the table?