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Posted Jul 16, '09 at 1:38am

crimsonblade55

crimsonblade55

4,349 posts

I will open the tourney in about half a day now.

So around 9 am AG time then, or am I just taking you a bit too literally?

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 2:11am

DDX

DDX

3,470 posts

*Puts on highway man mask and assimilates within the new recruits*

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 2:27am

goumas13

goumas13

4,487 posts

I have to keep an eye on this thread.
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv296/goumas13/qbq5u103bsj8z4grg3bfs2sn3t5y9ib9lbs.jpg

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 2:37am

the_manta

the_manta

3,006 posts

Goumas! Post the Horatio picture!

His gaze makes me want to confess to every bad thing I've ever done. T_T

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 2:51am

goumas13

goumas13

4,487 posts

Goumas! Post the Horatio picture!
The classic one:
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv296/goumas13/david_caruso_sunglasses-1.jpg
A new one:
http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv296/goumas13/horatiocaine3.jpg
p.s. I have an album with only photos of myself (Horatio) with zeh look.

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 4:14am

Gametesta

Gametesta

1,626 posts

So are you saying you will open it sometime later today?

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 7:04am

Strop

Strop

10,823 posts

Moderator

Okay guys. It's here. As promised, it is now the 16th of July, and I am going to open the Way of Moderation.

REPOSTED CHARACTER SKETCHES

Before I do this, I have reposted the character sketches. They can be found here. If you want to see them all in one place, see them here.

That's it for this post. Next post will establish the ground rules of the competition!

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 8:54am

Strop

Strop

10,823 posts

Moderator

Okay, let's do this thing.

I welcome you to The Way of Moderation! We have over 30 player characters here, which is a big number for an original character tournament. By now you will hopefully all know what is involved and how it's going to be run. But maybe this is big and confusing and you need a little direction (I know I do with my coursework!) So to help you out, I'm writing here a definitive list of:

GROUND RULES

* I'm the host and creator. Cenere is co-host. Since my work is getting busy again, I will only be here on the weekend. So most of the time Cenere will be the one to approach...and if Cenere needs urgent help, Cenere'll contact me.

* That said, keep WaoMod@yahoo.com in your address book. You may be sent specific instructions from there if told to do so in this thread. You should also direct ALL your WoM posts there until we notify you, via that email, that you can post the submissions here, which makes it official.

* Because this is a Moderator themed tournament, there's a little sneaky extra clause I'm putting in here: if any of the users participating are banned, they are automatically disqualified from the tournament. This is strictly a real life -> fiction consequence...it does not work the other way around i.e. misconduct of the characters themselves does not result in a real ban.

* That said, remember that the WoM world is a metaphor for the AG community. Therefore there are a few parallels...there is such thing as spam and flame. Slinging these things around in the fiction will elicit a response from the moderator characters as doing so in the forums will from the moderators themselves. If you unlawfully harm or kill a contestant in your fiction, if your version is used it will result in your character being banned (in fiction). Your character being banned is also grounds for disqualification from the WoM tournament itself.

* But don't fret- sometimes one's truer goals are best indirectly achieved...if your character is DQ'ed from the tourney, we may ask you if you wish to remain involved in other plots that directly interact with the WoM. Again, check your emails if this happens.

* The schedule of the WoM will be as follows: Start of round -> one/two weeks elapse (depending on how much is involved) -> deadline expires. Those who have not submitted may appeal against disqualification. -> Another week elapses -> New round released, and deadline set.

* I may give you group assignments by pairing some of you to work together on tackling a subplot. I will endeavour to match people who can actually contact each other but sometimes the temptation to make your lives hell will be too great to resist >:3 In these cases you may either work together and make one submission, or work separately and make two...but in the latter case I will take extreme liberty!

(psst, Cenere, if there's anything you want to say at this point, I'll let you make amendments, since I didn't exactly consult you on some of these points :P)

Okay that should do. I will summarise in a nutshell:

* What I say goes. What Cenere says goes. I'm only here weekends. Feel free to ask if you're not sure about something.

* Official material only in this thread. All draft submissions and questions to go to WaoMod@yahoo.com.

* If you the user are banned, you are eliminated from the WoM.

* Don't kill the other contestants. That can get you banned too.

* Getting your character banned/eliminated isn't necessarily the end of the road.

* Deadlines are strict. You get a week or two, I get a week.

* Group assignments are on the cards. I will explain when we get around to them.

That's all I can think of now. I shall post the opening chapter in a coupla hours.

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 9:18am

Cenere

Cenere

12,941 posts

Knight

Oh yes:
Is is mainly RL time (AG) to fiction time. This means there will be mentions of weather and so, and as some of these rounds take 1-2 weeks rl, it will take such time in the WoM as well.
There is a condition, though, and as this is Strop's fiction, he will determine things as weather, and possible other things relevant.
The length of this might go on till winter.

Also: Implementing details that will work together with the other submissions is great, and will earn at least a little approvement from here.
How you will do this is up to you, but working together might help a tad. We will never know:P

 

Posted Jul 16, '09 at 10:44am

Estel

Estel

1,991 posts

Knight

D:<

And here was I, so pumped thinking we were going to get our first assignment.

 
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