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So, the wait begins, that must mean it's that time... Fun Time


RPG Superstar™ 2012 General Discussion

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

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So, whilst the judges, prune and whittle to that elusive Top 32 plus alts, it must now be time for the odd fun competition type posts to begin...

So here goes to get the ball rolling.

Imagine it's the 23rd.
Imagine you are a judge.
Imagine you have one slot left to fill.
Imagine each judge has their own remaining favourite.
Imagine none agree on which takes that last slot...

Now, suggest fun and inventive ways the winning judge could be decided.

To start the ball rolling, here's a couple of suggestions...

1) Wet Towels in a changing room flick fight. Played elimination style, each time someone squeals in pain, they are eliminated.

2) Marathon Dolly Parton session in an enclosed space. All Dolly Parton 45s played at 78 continuously. Last to leave the room wins.

I'm sure you guys can make even more evil / fun suggestions, so go on, enjoy, blow some steam...

Qadira Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka Shadowborn

Put the Star Wars Holiday Special on continual loop. Eye contact must be maintained at all times. Last judge to turn away from the screen gets his chosen item into the Top 32.


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Rock, paper, scissors, lizards, vrock? a nod to Scott Fernandez if I borrow the name for amusement


Hmm... Okay. I'll be mean then. (In no way do I ever, possibly intend for this to happen, except possibly to someone I hate more than I presently believe myself capable of, should such a person against better odds pop up his/her ugly head (not saying it's ugly, necessarily)) Now. Enough stating random things (to my excuse, the hour is past 11 pm here and I am, incidentally dead hungry). Introducing:

The 1000 posts game:
Goal and Rules: Who writes 1000 posts, which must contain more than 5 full, grammatically correct sentences. The posts may (preferably) argue for why their item should win (since that may convince others to come to their side). They do however not explicitly have to be semantically cohorent (I'm positive that'll be impossible after nr. 500). Any grammatically incorrect post will not be counted. The judge will be a linguistics, classical philology or grammar-obsessed english philology professor, who must have a Ph.D. level degree in a subject related to grammar in some way. Each post must contain at least one semi-colon (;). If two judges join in arguing for one entry they may add their current and previous posts together.

Yeah. That should have them agreeing on something in no time, just to avoid the horror scenario - or they'll be so passionate about an entry that they'll argue for it all night. And if all judges feel that strongly about four different entries, I believe they'll have to draw straws or numbers, or something else random, or more appropriately, expand the contest. I doubt it'll happen anyway.

I hope it is clear that I'm suffering from hunger, tiredness and may therefore fail in trying to joke. Should it come to this scenario though, let this stand as s horror-scenario to make the most-respected judges WANT to agree.

Star Voter 2013

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Every entrant rolls for initiative...

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

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Had another thought, yeah, its after 11 UK time, so the ideas may start getting weirder soon :D

Sit all four judges on those mechanical bull rides.

Turn to a medium setting.

Every 60 seconds, they drink a shot of whiskey.

Last to fall off wins.

Taldor RPG Superstar 2013 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014 aka primemover003

A Vrock pun and a Big Bang Theory quote rolled into one... awesomesauce!

--I wanna Vrock... VROCK!

Shadow Lodge Star Voter 2013

donato wrote:
Every entrant rolls for initiative...

I second this method, and what it leads to.


donato wrote:
Every entrant rolls for initiative...

Okay, that made me laugh.

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

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Alex Head wrote:
donato wrote:
Every entrant rolls for initiative...
Okay, that made me laugh.

Excellent.

Laughter is one of the best weapons against stress I know of.

So treat yourself.

Go Utube and watch achmed the dead terrorist (and walter, peanut and jalepeno on a stick, oh and melvin the superhero)

"Can you stop a bullet"

Melvin: "Sure... Once"

LOL

Walter's cycle line still makes me laugh and Ive watched it way too many times.


I say we make each judge write in 300 words or less why his choice should win.

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

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Noteleks wrote:
I say we make each judge write in 300 words or less why his choice should win.

Awww, come on, stop being generous...

The only one you would hurt there is Neil :P

Make it...

200.


Anthony Adam wrote:
Had another thought, yeah, its after 11 UK time, so the ideas may start getting weirder soon :D

Heh, yeah, half past midnight here. Dinnertime (not regularly, but today).

Hmm... Whiskey... Whisky. Idea.

Each judge gets a double (a small glass full, at least) whisky. Not just any whisky though. The most smoked, at least 12+ years aged scotch whisky readily available. They must drink this, and then try to do a classical waltz. The one who gets the fewer steps wrong, gets to decide. Continue both until only one is getting most steps right.

Okay, dinner is not a counter to bad humor at this hour. Note taken.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter 2013

10 words. Or less.

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

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Dragonborn3 wrote:
10 words. Or less.

Nah, Sean would do it in two... like this...

"I win".

So they have to give their reasons in gramattically correct Yiddish instead.

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32 aka Hydro

PVP free-for-all. Level 20, 32 pointbuy, standard wealth, anything goes.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka motteditor

Anthony Adam wrote:
So they have to give their reasons in gramattically correct Yiddish instead.

Oy veyzmeir.

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

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motteditor wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:
So they have to give their reasons in gramattically correct Yiddish instead.
Oy veyzmeir.

I hope that's not Babelfish I detected :P


No, no, no, let's not make it easy. Grammatically correct Ancient Greek or Hebrew, or for bonus points Proto-Indoeuropean. I have a teacher, who can judge it. Really. Oh, finnish would do too, but then they must uses 5+ different cases.

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

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or....

Design a wondrous item that we the public vote on using all the same rules and regulations we have to go through.

Enter each round as a Judge contestant if you will, and each round, we the public vote on which Judge has the best entry. Then at the end of the competition, the judge winning the most number of rounds is Superstar Judge of the Year.

Repeat each year.


Or... make a poem about the item!

The poems must be on lyric meter, either rhyme consistently or not rhyme at all, and be singable.

Quality of poems must be decided after a thorough analysis of each from the point of view of a structuralist, a new-criticist, a deconstructivist and a formalist (I think that covers the greatest, content focused literary genres of analysis, but you may wish to add a semiotic point too)


This one can be a simple solve. Have strata characters from pathfinder use the items in a small quest, whichever one has no questions for the dm in its uses/functionality, etc, wins. IMHO that's it.

AM


Three words. Ro Sham Bo.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka motteditor

Anthony Adam wrote:
I hope that's not Babelfish I detected :P

Nah, that's tradition. The few random words handed down via my great-grandparents, who were primarily Yiddish speakers.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Whoever can quote the most Chuck Norris facts in one minute wins.


If Chuck Norris fought himself he'd kick his own arses and unravel the universe.

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka Serpent

Luthia wrote:
No, no, no, let's not make it easy. Grammatically correct Ancient Greek or Hebrew, or for bonus points Proto-Indoeuropean. I have a teacher, who can judge it. Really. Oh, finnish would do too, but then they must uses 5+ different cases.

Oh, Finnish is comparable to Ancient Greek or Hebrew in difficulty? I suggest they use spoken Danish to present their arguments. :P

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

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james knowles wrote:
Whoever can quote the most Chuck Norris facts in one minute wins.

Chuck Norris allows us to play World of Warcraft, cos Chuck Norris says so.

If Chuck Norris jumps, he never lands because the Earth gets out of his way.

Chuck Norris has a secret identity : Neil Spicer - so if you don't make Top 32, it's because Chuck Norris (Neil) says so.


Anthony Adam wrote:
james knowles wrote:
Whoever can quote the most Chuck Norris facts in one minute wins.

Chuck Norris allows us to play World of Warcraft, cos Chuck Norris says so.

If Chuck Norris jumps, he never lands because the Earth gets out of his way.

Chuck Norris has a secret identity : Neil Spicer - so if you don't make Top 32, it's because Chuck Norris (Neil) says so.

Lol.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014 aka Monkster

How about something truly gameworthy? Each judge rolls up a 5th level character, of their choice, using the same point-buy method - then all of the PC's are placed in a dungeon/maze/colliseum, either PVP, or against some randomly generated critterdom - and here's the catch - they are equipped with ONLY one non-magical weapon, plus the wondrous item they favor.

Last one standing, wins.

from Spartacus, Blood and Sand wrote:

"Batiatus: [after a new recruit is quickly killed in a test] Not every venture ends in climax.

Lucretia: A fact known well to many women."


6th level character, 15 point buy, Tomb of Horrors. Each one of them goes solo, person who gets the closest to the end wins.

OR

1st level character, 20 point buy, Endless Horde of Kobolds(tm). Judge who survives longest wins.

Hopefully, I'm better at designing items than joke scenarios.

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