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1/14/2013 12:02:40 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Once upon a time, I started up a story-writing debating tournament. Want to start another one up and see how it goes.

The ideas of a story-writing debating tournament are rather straight-forward. For those that do not understand, I will briefly outline how it works.

My set-up:
- Five rounds
- 8000 max characters
- 72 hours per "argument" (this would be more like "continuation" per se)
- 2 weeks voting period

Voting guidelines:
S&G and obvious are remains normal
Conduct remains neutral unless one side forfeits
Arguments are awarded for the most interesting continuations
Sources are awarded for the better development (better writing style) of the story

This tournament will be knock-outs (loser will be eliminated) and if there is a tie, I will make the final decision (I will not vote on any of the stories). And, if there is a clear case of a VB at the last minute before votes can be changed, the victor and continuer for the tournament will be given to one who "deserved" to have been the victor of the "debate".

Hope I've made myself clear.

How it works

The Instigator will begin the story either in R1 or R2 (with R1 being acceptance only). The Instigator always begin the story however way they wish, and the contender must continue the story.

Last round is the concluding round (conclusion of the story).

Pretty straight-forward really.

Sign-ups:
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Good Luck and get your creative juices flowing.
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1/14/2013 12:13:35 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Put me down as a potential reserve for now. I'm definitely out prior to February. I believe I can write, and have done such a 'debate' before - http://www.debate.org... .

I presume that all tournament members must vote on the debates? Otherwise nobody will vote...
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1/14/2013 12:21:00 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll be gone for a week in February (till the ninth). If it starts after that I'll join.
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1/14/2013 5:28:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. LoR (maybe)
2. BossyBurrito (available after 9th Feb)
3.
4.
5.
6.
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8.
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1/14/2013 7:34:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll join. But I would avoid being the instigator whenever possible.
"Well, that gives whole new meaning to my assassination. If I was going to die anyway, perhaps I should leave the Bolsheviks' descendants some Christmas cookies instead of breaking their dishes and vodka bottles in their sleep." -Tsar Nicholas II (YYW)
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1/14/2013 9:23:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/14/2013 7:34:09 PM, MouthWash wrote:
I'll join. But I would avoid being the instigator whenever possible.

ok then. I'll make you the contender if that is your wish.
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1/14/2013 9:23:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. LoR (maybe)
2. BossyBurrito (available after 9th Feb)
3. ConservativePolitico
4. Mouthwash (contender)
5.
6.
7.
8.
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1/14/2013 10:55:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/14/2013 9:23:09 PM, famer wrote:
At 1/14/2013 7:34:09 PM, MouthWash wrote:
I'll join. But I would avoid being the instigator whenever possible.

ok then. I'll make you the contender if that is your wish.

What are you talking about? I said I would try and be the contender- what control would you have over that?
"Well, that gives whole new meaning to my assassination. If I was going to die anyway, perhaps I should leave the Bolsheviks' descendants some Christmas cookies instead of breaking their dishes and vodka bottles in their sleep." -Tsar Nicholas II (YYW)
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1/15/2013 12:31:47 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/14/2013 10:55:44 PM, MouthWash wrote:
At 1/14/2013 9:23:09 PM, famer wrote:
At 1/14/2013 7:34:09 PM, MouthWash wrote:
I'll join. But I would avoid being the instigator whenever possible.

ok then. I'll make you the contender if that is your wish.

What are you talking about? I said I would try and be the contender- what control would you have over that?

as TD I choose the pairings, including Intigator and Contender.
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1/15/2013 12:37:44 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Alrighty, then.
"Well, that gives whole new meaning to my assassination. If I was going to die anyway, perhaps I should leave the Bolsheviks' descendants some Christmas cookies instead of breaking their dishes and vodka bottles in their sleep." -Tsar Nicholas II (YYW)
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1/15/2013 7:08:01 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
put me down as a maybe...
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"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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1/15/2013 8:57:08 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
It's not fair to let people choose to be contenders. They will be getting a 25 point ELO advantage every round based on the formula. You should make the pairings random.
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1/15/2013 12:03:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/14/2013 9:23:35 PM, famer wrote:
1. LoR (maybe)
2. BossyBurrito (available after 9th Feb)
3. ConservativePolitico
4. Mouthwash (contender)
5.
6.
7. Lannan13
8.

Must we not temp fate?
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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1/15/2013 12:33:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. LoR (maybe)
2. BossyBurrito (available after 9th Feb)
3. ConservativePolitico
4. Mouthwash (contender)
5. Kinesis
6. TUF
7. Lannan13
8.
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1/15/2013 12:52:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 8:54:46 AM, Zaradi wrote:
I'm game. I would prefer contender though xD
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1/15/2013 1:01:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 8:57:08 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
It's not fair to let people choose to be contenders. They will be getting a 25 point ELO advantage every round based on the formula. You should make the pairings random.

I don't think anyone but you even cares about that.
"Well, that gives whole new meaning to my assassination. If I was going to die anyway, perhaps I should leave the Bolsheviks' descendants some Christmas cookies instead of breaking their dishes and vodka bottles in their sleep." -Tsar Nicholas II (YYW)
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1/15/2013 1:03:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Here it is:
1. LoR (maybe)
2. BossyBurrito (available after 9th Feb)
3. ConservativePolitico
4. Mouthwash (contender)
5. Kinesis
6. TUF
7. Lannan13
8. Zaradi (contender)

When do we start? Will it be without BB? I don't want to have to wait a month for him.
"Well, that gives whole new meaning to my assassination. If I was going to die anyway, perhaps I should leave the Bolsheviks' descendants some Christmas cookies instead of breaking their dishes and vodka bottles in their sleep." -Tsar Nicholas II (YYW)
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1/15/2013 1:09:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 1:01:53 PM, MouthWash wrote:
At 1/15/2013 8:57:08 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
It's not fair to let people choose to be contenders. They will be getting a 25 point ELO advantage every round based on the formula. You should make the pairings random.

I don't think anyone but you even cares about that.

Oh, really? That's why you asked to be contender, right? The very fact that you asked means that YOU care.
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1/15/2013 1:18:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 1:09:16 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 1/15/2013 1:01:53 PM, MouthWash wrote:
At 1/15/2013 8:57:08 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
It's not fair to let people choose to be contenders. They will be getting a 25 point ELO advantage every round based on the formula. You should make the pairings random.

I don't think anyone but you even cares about that.

Oh, really? That's why you asked to be contender, right? The very fact that you asked means that YOU care.

I think what he is talking about is about the ELO advantage.
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1/15/2013 1:26:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 1:03:44 PM, MouthWash wrote:
Here it is:
1. LoR (maybe)
2. BossyBurrito (available after 9th Feb)
3. ConservativePolitico
4. Mouthwash (contender)
5. Kinesis
6. TUF
7. Lannan13
8. Zaradi (contender)

When do we start? Will it be without BB? I don't want to have to wait a month for him.

Oh, I'm available up until the second.
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Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
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Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

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1/15/2013 1:41:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
OMG WHY I MISSED THIS IDK, i had so much fun with TUF the last time i participated in this >_>
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1/15/2013 3:37:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 1:41:28 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
OMG WHY I MISSED THIS IDK, i had so much fun with TUF the last time i participated in this >_>

just take lannans place ;-0
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1/15/2013 4:31:29 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 3:37:24 PM, TUF wrote:
At 1/15/2013 1:41:28 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
OMG WHY I MISSED THIS IDK, i had so much fun with TUF the last time i participated in this >_>

just take lannans place ;-0

Just take it to the grave.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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1/15/2013 4:57:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 1:41:28 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
OMG WHY I MISSED THIS IDK, i had so much fun with TUF the last time i participated in this >_>

I never expected it to have filled up so quickly. I'll ask my good friend LoR if he's going to participate in this tournament. If he can't start right now, you can take his place.
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1/15/2013 4:59:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 1:26:18 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/15/2013 1:03:44 PM, MouthWash wrote:
Here it is:
1. LoR (maybe)
2. BossyBurrito (available after 9th Feb)
3. ConservativePolitico
4. Mouthwash (contender)
5. Kinesis
6. TUF
7. Lannan13
8. Zaradi (contender)

When do we start? Will it be without BB? I don't want to have to wait a month for him.

Oh, I'm available up until the second.

Would you be able to participate in the tournament now? Because if we delay it too much, people might not end up being bothered to participate.
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1/15/2013 5:00:31 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/15/2013 4:59:36 PM, famer wrote:
At 1/15/2013 1:26:18 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/15/2013 1:03:44 PM, MouthWash wrote:
Here it is:
1. LoR (maybe)
2. BossyBurrito (available after 9th Feb)
3. ConservativePolitico
4. Mouthwash (contender)
5. Kinesis
6. TUF
7. Lannan13
8. Zaradi (contender)

When do we start? Will it be without BB? I don't want to have to wait a month for him.

Oh, I'm available up until the second.

Would you be able to participate in the tournament now? Because if we delay it too much, people might not end up being bothered to participate.

Oh, and maybe (if your opposition agrees with it), set it to a shorter time control so you can be finished with your debate/story before the 2nd.
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