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Post by azurenightcauf on Feb 20, 2012 22:13:25 GMT -4
I have a prety simple yet sweet Idea
The Fluff Tournament of Chaos
Or also known as an OOC Tournament
Basically, it's OOC in that if one's chara should die in this tourney, they won't die ICly. It's sort of like an Alternate Universe type logic. This way, people don't have to fear losing their charie when jumping in.
Here's the way it would most likely work.
Matches will be judged and timed. Members would have 4 days to to make each post once their oponent posts or they forfeit. Otherwise it would go on forever and 4 days might stretch it, unsure.
In addition, there are some common ground rules
1. No Death blows before your 4th post. No one shot ponies allowed.
2. If you are making a Lethal attack, for the judges sake be sure to point it out in OOC
The brackets will be divdided either by Race or random pending on amount. If by Race, each Race will do seperate brackets until a winner is found. Then the winners of each race will do a Fatal 4way to see who wins.
I actually did something like this once when I was bored. xD
I took a list of members, set them up in teams of 2, then used a dice rolling generator to determine who would win each round. I was planning on having the people RP out their rounds, then making a site-wide event thingy from it. Although, it was all random and dice-based, and it never went anywhere. Kinda what Sober said though, I don't think this would work out if people want to win.
I think it's different from writing competitions because people are very invested in their characters. To say that one character bested another even if you wanted your character to win seems harsh. I don't know. I just don't think people can detach themselves enough for something like this.
I would be willing to detach my selfish self from myself to do this. Win or lose it is fun to post and put your character in a winning or losing situation where he/she can finally find out a little more about him/herself.
What would Goose think about when vanquishing the First Overmind? What would he think about if he were about to be gutted by the First Overmind? I find that thinking and exploring these ideas would be fun in an OOC setting. Perhaps if people were overly concerned with winning or losing it could be on a volunteer basis...
You could make it points based. For these threads, take spell-check out of the picture, and for every mistake that is made, deduct a point. Also deduct a point for incorrect word usage and punctuation. and idk.. every time they use a particular word.
As for adding points, a mixture of how long the post is, how long it took to reply, add a point for like.. every word longer than 7 letters.. and to borrow something from pee-wees playhouse, the judge picks a random word, and every time it appears they get 10 points.
Just some ideas. ^^"
Also, to make it easier to judge, keep the posts between 200 and 300 words. Every word under 200 is a point deducted, as well as every word over 300. That, in combination with trying to use a bonus word, and avoiding using a common word, would make it a challenge of how well someone can write.
I've been reading this and I also have an idea...We have the award, best thread of the month. Why not make that the goal of the two people? Use the random dice or have people vote for who they would like to see go head to head. For example, maybe Ozzy vs. Lilany.
Now we have the issue with everyone wanting their character to win. But we could also have that be a roll of the dice or voted in. By doing this, the thread has a certain...goal to reach. The task is for the two writers to make the thread as entertaining and as exciting as possible for the readers. And since it is a competition, we could have a set amount of groups going per week or month. (Ex. 3 groups of 2 characters or 2 groups of 4 characters) And when the thread is coming to the final blow, pause it and put in O.O.C. that the next post will be the final blow. If your thread wins, both characters should be able to survive and go against another character or person the following week or month. If your thread loses, the final blow is dealt and both characters are out.
There should be limits on certain things, for example if you want it to go fast, Lilany's idea of having a max word count could come into play cause I know a few people who would bust out 1k-2k post and be paired up with someone who has a hard time doing 400-800 (Like myself.) Also having a time frame would help speed it up. For example, if Isis posted at noon on the Friday, Hybris would have to post by noon on Saturday. (Going with a short amount of time, it can be whatever.)
And to get the whole site into the flow, if we have volunteers who don't want to put their character's up but want something to do. We could either have them create the environment in which the fight would be held, random lesser groups if both players are Human or Vamprye. (Unsure if people would think it would be fair to bring them in with Overminds/Reavers against a Human/Vampyre) And Raiders/Safe Haven Soldiers when both players are Overmind or Reaver to add some unexpected conflict into the mix. For example, if a Reaver is about to throw a car at the Overmind and our volunteer throws a flash bomb into the mix, it would be interesting to see how the players react to it.
If this is hard to understand, I'll come back and try to put it into easier terms. But that was my idea when I saw this thread.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2012 16:13:56 GMT -4 by Deleted