[CONTEST]Red Rover

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welcome to Razorborne's new contest, based on probably the best childhood game ever made! the rules, like the game it's based on, will be fairly simple. we will start with two teams of 7. (NOTE: teams are for scorekeeping. you are still competing as an individual. I say this because a lot of people don't like team-based contests and I don't want to scare them away) each round, each player on each team calls a player  from the other. if the caller scores higher than the callee, the callee switches teams. that's it! seriously that's all the rules. game ends when all 14 players are on a single team, and the winners will be the people who were on that team the longest without switching. one strategic note that is very important and that I want to make sure everyone knows is that there is no punishment for calling someone and failing. if you do so, they will not switch, but nothing bad will happen to you, so feel free to go up against the people currently winning even if you think they'll probably beat you.

I am also looking for judges! I intend to have two other judges, and will be accepting applications VIA PM. ideally I'm looking for one judge who's been around the block a few times and one who's an active member of the community looking to get their beak wet on judging, but depending on the applications I get that specific dynamic may or may not be possible.

a couple notes for judges


  1. if you want to apply to be a judge, you can still apply to be a player too in case I don't pick you.

  2. I am looking for a certain level of promptness. I'm likely going to try to run this on a weekly schedule, with 4 days of submissions and 3 days of grading. if you don't believe you can turn around 14 grades in 3 days once a week, then I'd like to request that you just apply as a player. if for some reason something specific comes up and you have to take longer one time, that's fine, but if you foresee yourself consistantly being unable to meet that timeline I'd rather go with someone else. please inform me in your PM that you read this point.

  3. there will be no specific rubric. you can use whatever you want as long as I can determine a clear winner in each heads-up match. if you want you can just go through the challenges and pick a winner for each, or you can use any scoring system you want. players' total grades will be based on how many judges prefered them.


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but also, as always, this contest awards razorpoints! specifically, I will be using my new standard contest metric of 8 points to the winner, 5 to the second place, and 2 to the third place. where will that put you in the rankings? that depends on how many you have currently! but here's the current list of people with points, so you can place yourself:

razorpoints hall of fame


  1. Steinhauser, 13 points, Yawning MonarchYPTC Champion.

  2. Silly_Dragons, 6 points, Dawnglow Halo.

  3. Tekkahedron, 6 points, Aetherplax GoliathSpectral Cowl.

  4. Silasw, 6 points, Captain's Warhorse.

  5. 3-7-15-1-292, 5 points, Deathly Stench.

  6. Fallingman, 5 points, Lightvessel.

  7. Dudibus, 4 points, Hex of Rancor.

  8. Lobster667, 4 points, Ancient Duty.

  9. MagicPablo, 4 points, Snow-Blind Maniac.

  10. theatog, 3 points, YPTC runner-up.

  11. Cisnero, 3 points, Plea Bargain.

  12. EyeballFrog, 2 points, Cloak of Vines.

  13. vlord, 2 points, Eventide Monk.

  14. Kavu_Overlord, 2 points, Twinbound Guardian.

  15. ChaosLight, 1 point, Gift of the Kami.

  16. Turnip_song, 1 point, Trainee Aviator.

  17. Pietro_Aronica, 1 point, Ogre Tactician.


a note on tiebreakers that no one has to read
after the most recent DFMM, I revamped my tiebreaker system here. previously, I was giving the top slot to whoever had had that many points the longest, which further punishes people competing in later contests. since I'd like to encourage participation, I switched it up so that the winner is whoever scored any points most recently. if two people scored points in the same event, whoever scored higher in that event gets the breaker.


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so with that out of the way, all that remains is auditions! except I figured I'd try something a bit different. (different for me, anyway.) since Red Rover itself is a game that's mostly about whoever happens to be around, I'm doing random entries. I'll leave this entry open for 48 hours, then randomly select 10 players who said "in" to be in. there will also be four razorpoints slots, given to the four highest pointholders who say "in" in that timeframe, bringing us to 14 players, or two teams of 7! this also has the added advantage of not making myself and my judges rank a million players but shhhhh...

UPDATE: Players!

RED TEAM!


  • Shazzeh-4 turns

  • Silasw-4 turns

  • Silly-4 turns

  • SimonGlume-3 turns

  • Imi-3 turns

  • Fenix-3 turns

  • Steinhauser-2 turns

  • Atog-2 turns

  • AzureShade-2 turn

  • Dr. D-2 turns

  • Morgothra-1 turns

  • Mown-1 turns

  • Parad-0 turns


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BLUE TEAM!


  • Dudibus-0 turns


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This seems interesting.  Applying as a contestant.

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I'm sure we both know how my grading schedule is, so contestant.

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It would be interesting to judge, but I doubt I have the time/experience to judge one of razors contests, so in as contestant.
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In as contestant. I'm also keen to at least apply to judge. I mention it here, not because I'm supposed to (should be PM'd) but because everyone else is.
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A quick question:
You say each team chooses to challenge someone, but then you use terms like caller and callee.

I understand the callee bit.
But is there "one" official caller for each team, or are you comparing the callee's score against the entire team (or team average or something like that.)
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A quick question:
You say each team chooses to challenge someone, but then you use terms like caller and callee.

I understand the callee bit.
But is there "one" official caller for each team, or are you comparing the callee's score against the entire team (or team average or something like that.)


there seems to be some misunderstanding on this point. (Rush asked me about it as well) each round, each player calls a player from the opposing team. this is to a) ensure that all players are engaged and active every round, and b) ensure that the game tends towards an end.

 

120.6. Some effects replace card draws.

 

why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

A quick question:
You say each team chooses to challenge someone, but then you use terms like caller and callee.

I understand the callee bit.
But is there "one" official caller for each team, or are you comparing the callee's score against the entire team (or team average or something like that.)


there seems to be some misunderstanding on this point. (Rush asked me about it as well) each round, each player calls a player from the opposing team. this is to a) ensure that all players are engaged and active every round, and b) ensure that the game tends towards an end.

 



Okay, thanks for the clarification.
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Just to clarify, everyone on every team gets to call someone else. So that means 14 challenges per round, for 28 cards to judge, with each player making anywhere from 1-14 cards? Or does each player make one card, and that card is pitted against 1-14 other cards?
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Congratulations, they have activated your trap card!
I'd assume that it's one card against all challengers.  That way a team could try to get extra chances at stealing someone from the opposing team by having multiply members of that team call him/her out. 

@mikemearls The office is basically empty this week, which opens up all sorts of possibilities for low shenanigans

@mikemearls In essence, all those arguments I lost are being unlost. Won, if you will. We're doing it MY way, baby.

@biotech66 aren't you the boss anyway? isn't "DO IT OR I FIRE YOU!" still an option?

@mikemearls I think Perkins would throat punch me if I ever tried that. And I'd give him a glowing quarterly review for it.

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Just to clarify, everyone on every team gets to call someone else. So that means 14 challenges per round, for 28 cards to judge, with each player making anywhere from 1-14 cards? Or does each player make one card, and that card is pitted against 1-14 other cards?


the latter. 

 

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If my PM doesn't make the cut, I'd like to play.
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I'll give it a shot.
bump!

 

120.6. Some effects replace card draws.

 

why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

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On second though, I have like a million projects to finish this week, so i'm not going to have time for this.
On second though, I have like a million projects to finish this week, so i'm not going to have time for this.


rounds will be fairly long, to accomodate my own schedule. I'm looking at doing a round a week. if you still want to withdraw that's fine but didn't want anyone to think this was gonna be like five cards a day or something. I've run a preview week contest, I know how rough fast turnarounds are.

 

120.6. Some effects replace card draws.

 

why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

like two hours left. also considering the volume of interest I'm gonna up the number of contestants total to 16. hopefully the two extra grades aren't gonna scare off any of my judge applicants.

 

120.6. Some effects replace card draws.

 

why are you here when NGA exists and is just better


and entry period over!

first I would like to announce our two judges. I got way more applicants than I expected and it was an obnoxiously tough decision, but in the end I settled on Tyranno and Glasir! their opinions are law! do not question them.

and now we have the razorpoint slots. we actually had all four of the top point-holders apply, but then Tek withdrew, so that means those slots now go to Stein, Silly, Silasw, and Dudibus! congratulations, you guys! be sure to win so I don't look stupid for giving you points in the first place. if you weren't one of those four, don't read the previous sentence, it involves scheming against you.

but you can read this part! this is where I announce the open-entry winners! with 22 people competing for 12 slots, you had a 55% chance of getting picked. (roughly! no one argue with me about the exact number.) so the average applicant got in! hooray! but as you know not everyone is the average applicant, so let's find out who actually got in!

who actually got in
Simon
Dr. D
AzureShade
atog
Mown
Morgothra
Kuro
Parad
Fenix
Cyranium
Shazzeh
Imi


if you're on that list, hooray! if you're not, sorry... I tried, I did, but I couldn't make random.org random you in. unless you're febb. I actively tried to make it not put you in. anyway, I'm just gonna split up the razorpoints entrants and use the already randomized list to devise teams! let's hope these are balanced!

RED TEAM!



  • Steinhauser

  • Dudibus

  • SimonGlume

  • Dr. D

  • AzureShade

  • Atog

  • Mown

  • Morgothra


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BLUE TEAM!



  • Silly

  • Silasw

  • KuroAgeha

  • Parad

  • Fenix

  • Cyranium

  • Shazzeh

  • Imi


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get to know your teammates, I will post the first round in a couple hours!

 

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sorry, I was unclear. I'm giving the judge position to Tyranno5. he seems legit.

 

120.6. Some effects replace card draws.

 

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