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4/2/2012 10:28:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hello everyone!

I would like to start a new debating tournament the debaters will write up a story together without helping each other. Debaters should try and surprise their opponent by creating unexpected ideas for the story.

Rules of debate:
3 days per argument
Maximum 8000 characters
7 days voting period.
If there is a forfeit, it is an automatic loss of all 7 points.
No points for references are needed if all rounds have been submitted.

There are no pros and cons. Both sides need to start off a story and the opponent must continue the story. Whoever has a more interesting contiuation (or conclusion/beginning) or development of the story wins the debate.

There will be 8 competitors for this tournament:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Structure for this tournament:
Round 1: Beginning of the story (for whoever starts first) and continuation
Round 2: Continuation
Round 3: Continuation
Round 4: Continuation
Round 5: Continuation and Conclusion (for the story)

No new story ideas are to be submitted in Round 5.

I hope this tournament will be a success and good luck to all the comptitors.
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4/2/2012 10:35:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/2/2012 10:32:38 PM, Zaradi wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Oh I am so down for this.
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4/2/2012 10:35:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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4/2/2012 10:50:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Microsuck.
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4/2/2012 11:40:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6.
7.
8.

There that's the list. I don't do stories :/
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4/3/2012 12:07:50 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/2/2012 11:40:24 PM, 16kadams wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7.
8.

There that's the list. I don't do stories :/

I WAS LITERALLY BORN TO DO THIS!!!!!!
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4/3/2012 12:16:18 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 12:07:50 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/2/2012 11:40:24 PM, 16kadams wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7.
8.

There that's the list. I don't do stories :/

I WAS LITERALLY BORN TO DO THIS!!!!!!

Oh no....Imabench signed up.
*gulp* Well. That's it. Good game, fellas.
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4/3/2012 12:17:13 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm a bit confused about how this will work...

The instigator starts the story and the contender continues it right? They don't have two different stories going at the same time?
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4/3/2012 12:17:47 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I will try and watch this.
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4/3/2012 12:18:38 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 12:17:13 AM, tvellalott wrote:
I'm a bit confused about how this will work...

The instigator starts the story and the contender continues it right? They don't have two different stories going at the same time?

Thats what I got from it. Perhaps to be fair a specfic genre should be agreed upon before the debate starts?
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"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

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4/3/2012 12:20:04 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 12:17:13 AM, tvellalott wrote:
I'm a bit confused about how this will work...

The instigator starts the story and the contender continues it right? They don't have two different stories going at the same time?

Yeah. They're both writing the same story, but each have a certain amount of characters that they can use. When one person ends, the other person has to pick up from and keep going. Where they go is up to them.
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4/3/2012 12:22:41 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 12:20:04 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 12:17:13 AM, tvellalott wrote:
I'm a bit confused about how this will work...

The instigator starts the story and the contender continues it right? They don't have two different stories going at the same time?

Yeah. They're both writing the same story, but each have a certain amount of characters that they can use. When one person ends, the other person has to pick up from and keep going. Where they go is up to them.

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
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4/3/2012 12:22:58 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 12:16:18 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 12:07:50 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/2/2012 11:40:24 PM, 16kadams wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7.
8.

There that's the list. I don't do stories :/

I WAS LITERALLY BORN TO DO THIS!!!!!!

Oh no....Imabench signed up.
*gulp* Well. That's it. Good game, fellas.

;D
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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Zaradi
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4/3/2012 12:33:15 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 12:22:41 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/3/2012 12:20:04 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 12:17:13 AM, tvellalott wrote:
I'm a bit confused about how this will work...

The instigator starts the story and the contender continues it right? They don't have two different stories going at the same time?

Yeah. They're both writing the same story, but each have a certain amount of characters that they can use. When one person ends, the other person has to pick up from and keep going. Where they go is up to them.

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

o.o
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4/3/2012 12:33:44 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 12:22:58 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/3/2012 12:16:18 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 12:07:50 AM, imabench wrote:
At 4/2/2012 11:40:24 PM, 16kadams wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7.
8.

There that's the list. I don't do stories :/

I WAS LITERALLY BORN TO DO THIS!!!!!!

Oh no....Imabench signed up.
*gulp* Well. That's it. Good game, fellas.

;D

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4/3/2012 3:00:35 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7. TUF
8.

I did one of these with Vi_Veri a while back. It was way fun!
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4/3/2012 7:50:09 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 7:48:52 AM, drafterman wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7. TUF
8. Drafterbob

LETS DO THIS THING
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4/3/2012 7:58:36 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 7:50:09 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:48:52 AM, drafterman wrote:
1. Zaradi
2.
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7. TUF
8. Drafterbob

LETS DO THIS THING

Changed my mind.
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
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4/3/2012 8:04:52 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 7:58:36 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:50:09 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:48:52 AM, drafterman wrote:
1. Zaradi
2.
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7. TUF
8. Drafterbob

LETS DO THIS THING

Changed my mind.

Awhhh.
You wimp!
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4/3/2012 8:23:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Current registrations:
1. Zaradi
2.
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7. TUF
8. Drafterbob (umm... I'd assume this is Drafterman, NOT Drafterbob. Unless they are the same of course..)

One spot still remains. I'd expect our last challenger of this debate will hopefully show themself within the next 12 hours.

Additional rules to be added to the tournament (just to make it more fair):
1. No more than 8 characters allowed in any story (MAIN characters with names etc.)
2. No new characters from Round 3 onwards

I will be sorting out the pairing for the first round of this tournament ASAP once we have all registrations taken. This also means I will be choosing who will be the instigator and contender for the debate.

Challengers of this debate MUST put their debating title as the following:

"Famer's story writing debating Tournament Round #1" (for the first round and 'Round #2' for the second round and so forth.

Also, before the instigator even begins with their story/argument, they must put forth this:

"I thank my opponent *USERNAME* for taking part of Famer's story writing debating tournament. The basic idea of this debate is that both sides must together write a story. Whoever creates the most interesting continuation/orientation/conclusion of the story wins the vote for "most convincing arguments"

Rules of this debate:

8000 characters maximum
72 hours for time to argue
7 days voting period
Yes to voting comments

Points for spelling and grammar are awarded as per usual.

There will be no points awarded for sources.

However, as the rules of the tournament goes, if any of the debaters forfeits a round (unless both forfeits an equals number of times), they will, by default automatically lose all 7 points as a result.

Good Luck!"

This is all that will be posted for the pre-story first round argument. I would also like to point out that this is a knock-out tournament. If there are any tiebreaks for the debate, I will try and be as unbiased as possible and decide on the winner from my point of view.

VOTE BOMBED VICTIM: In the rare ocassion that in case you are vote-bombed for any mysterious reason in the end, causing you to lose the story/debate, you must submit your accusation in this forum. I will overlook the accusation and decide on whether you should be counted as the winner of that particular tournament round.

The easiest way for us to deal with such problems is for both debaters to come to an agreement with each other. If this does happen, I will automatically count the vote-bomb as legitimate. However, I must see the opponent's word for that within this forum or via message.
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4/3/2012 9:32:57 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 8:04:52 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:58:36 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:50:09 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:48:52 AM, drafterman wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7. TUF
8. Drafterbob

LETS DO THIS THING

Changed my mind.

Awhhh.
You wimp!

Your right :( truth be told I saw everyone else who joined this and realized im likely way out of my league. Ill try tho.
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
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4/3/2012 9:34:19 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 9:32:57 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 4/3/2012 8:04:52 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:58:36 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:50:09 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/3/2012 7:48:52 AM, drafterman wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7. TUF
8. Drafterbob

LETS DO THIS THING

Changed my mind.

Awhhh.
You wimp!

Your right :( truth be told I saw everyone else who joined this and realized im likely way out of my league. Ill try tho.

Same here dude, same here.... lol
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4/3/2012 9:37:08 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
so whats the final lineup?
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

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4/3/2012 9:38:02 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 7:48:52 AM, drafterman wrote:
1. Zaradi
2. Buddamoose
3. tvellalott
4. Sans_the_Ander
5. Microsuck
6. Imabench
7. TUF
8. Drafterbob
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
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4/3/2012 9:40:49 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Thanks, now what are the matchups for round 1?
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

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