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RyuuKyuzo
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6/25/2013 4:58:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Welcome friends, to the first ever DDO Gauntlet Tournament!

What is a Gauntlet Tournament? Easy, it's a challenge-tower tournament where one challenger fights through the ranks to conquer the Gauntlet.

How does it work? Basically, one person signs up to be the challenger, then 5, 10, or 15 people sign up for a spot on the challenge-tower. After that, the challenger debates each of these people. You lose, you're out, but if you beat everyone in the challenge tower, YOU BEAT THE GAUNTLET!

Challenge-tower members will be organized from lowest to highest Elo, so the challenge tower gets more difficult as you progress.

Sign up is first-come first-serve. There is only on challenger per Gauntlet. THIS WILL BE A 5 ROUND GAUNTLET. Therefore, I need 1 challenger, and 5 other users to fill spots on the challenge-tower.

Roles:

Challenger -- This is the person going through the Gauntlet challenge. This person will debate each person signed up to the challenge tower in order from lowest to highest Elo. This is a single loss-elimination tournament, so if you lose a debate, you fail the Gauntlet.

Challenge-Tower members -- These are the (in this case) 5 other users. These people will only be debating once in this tournament, so if you want to be a part of a tournament, but can't commit to a full tournament for time reasons or the like, this is the ideal position for you.

Rules:

1. Topics will be decided by the debaters. However, there is a strict 48h time limit. If no topic is agreed to after this time frame, I'll be choosing a topic for you.

2. The Gauntlet challenger is expected to instigate, but obviously exceptions can be made depending on the topic chosen.

3. Four rounds, 8k characters. First round is for acceptance.

4. Voting periods can be as long as you like, but after 48 hours the person with the most points is recognized as the winner for the purposes of this tournament.

5. No troll debates. Sorry ima, but I don't want anyone to be able to say someone got an easy win in the Gauntlet.

And that's all. Any questions, feel free to ask. Barring that, here's the sign-up sheet!

Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Also, since the voting period for determining if the challenger progresses through the tower or not is so short, I'll need a few people to serve as judges to ensure each debate gets a solid amount of votes. (Don't sign up if you can't commit to reading through 5 debates. I'm counting on you guys)

Judges:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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RyuuKyuzo
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6/25/2013 5:01:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2.
3.
4.
5.
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6/25/2013 5:03:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Reminds me of a sword fighting game we played as kids, except it was the adventurer not the challenger. I'll sign up to guard the challenge tower
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6/25/2013 5:17:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I will also guard.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/25/2013 5:18:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1.

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett
2. Noumena
3.
4.
5.

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2.
3.
4.
5.
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: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/25/2013 5:40:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1. Daytona

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett
2. Noumena
3. Lannan13
4.
5.

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2.
3.
4.
5.
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6/25/2013 5:40:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
#note- I assume the lower seeds are the lower ranks.#
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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.

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Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
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Noumena
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6/25/2013 5:56:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Actually, if Daytona decides to drop out I could get behind being the challenger.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/25/2013 6:12:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1. Daytona

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett
2. Noumena
3. Lannan13
4.
5.

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2. DetectableNinja
3.
4.
5.
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I gotchu, Ryuu.
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6/25/2013 6:21:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1. Daytona

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett
2. Noumena
3. Lannan13
4.
5.

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2. DetectableNinja
3. Phantom
4.
5.
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6/25/2013 6:23:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/25/2013 5:40:58 PM, lannan13 wrote:
#note- I assume the lower seeds are the lower ranks.#

The number you sign up as right now isn't a big deal since I can always rearrange it before the Gauntlet starts, but if you guys auto-order yourself by Elo ranking then it saves me some copy/paste time.
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6/25/2013 6:31:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign me up to guard the tower; I won't do troll debates but it will be technology or entertainment based resolutions only for me.
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6/25/2013 6:32:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1. Daytona

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett
2. Noumena
3. Lannan13
4. Calculatedr1sk
5.

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2. DetectableNinja
3. Phantom
4.
5.
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Noumena
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6/25/2013 6:36:06 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1. Daytona

Challenge Tower:
1. Thett
2. Noumena
3. Tvellalott
4. Lannan13
5. Calculatedr1sk

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2. DetectableNinja
3. Phantom
4.
5.
+

I put the challengers in order of ELO.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/25/2013 6:37:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/25/2013 6:36:06 PM, Noumena wrote:
I put the challengers in order of ELO.

Lannan should be first then.

And my ELO is deceptive. ;)
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6/25/2013 6:39:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/25/2013 6:37:46 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 6/25/2013 6:36:06 PM, Noumena wrote:
I put the challengers in order of ELO.

Lannan should be first then.

Oh yeah.

And my ELO is deceptive. ;)

I know dat lol.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/25/2013 6:39:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Great idea. Obviously it's not feasible, but it would be great to have the 5 strongest debaters in a wide variety of topics to take a run at.
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6/25/2013 6:39:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1. Daytona

Challenge Tower:
1. Calculatedr1sk
2. Lannan13
3. Tvellalott
4. Noumena
5. Thett

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2. DetectableNinja
3. Phantom
4.
5.
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: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/25/2013 7:07:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
All right! We have all the mandatory parties signed up. Registration is now closed.

However, additional judges can feel free to register whenever.

THE TOWER:

Final Boss: thett3

Goro: Noumena

Match 3: Tvellalott

Match 2: Calculatedr1sk

Match 1: Lannan13 vs. daytonanerd

The first match will be Lannan13 vs. daytonanerd

You two have a maximum of 48h to begin your debate, starting when this comment is posted. Please post the link to your debate in this thread once you've begun.

Good luck!
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ClassicRobert
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6/25/2013 7:11:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll be a judge.
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6/25/2013 7:15:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Really hoping this will be awesome.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/25/2013 7:22:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/25/2013 7:18:18 PM, FrackJack wrote:
Can I be a replacement challenger?

I be a judge if not.

The issue with have a back-up challenger is that the idea is to go through the whole Gauntlet, so you can't pick up where the former challenger left off -- meaning a new Gauntlet would have to be made.

You could absolutely be a judge though!
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6/25/2013 7:23:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Challenger:
1. Daytona

Challenge Tower:
1. Calculatedr1sk
2. Lannan13
3. Tvellalott
4. Noumena
5. Thett

Judges:
1. RyuuKyuzo
2. DetectableNinja
3. Phantom
4. ClassicRobert
5. FrackJack
6.
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ClassicRobert
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6/26/2013 2:42:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I assume the thread will be updated when the first debate is in the voting period?
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6/26/2013 2:44:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/26/2013 2:42:38 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
I assume the thread will be updated when the first debate is in the voting period?

It'll be updated when the first debate gets started, but also when it's in the voting period.
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