Group RP Competition & Mini Prompts - Updated Mar 1

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For character archetypes:

Have just 1 archetype to be worked into each group - randomly assigned
3
5%
Have just 1 archetype to be worked into each group - let the team members decide who gets which
4
7%
Have 6 different archetypes that the team must use - randomly assigned
24
43%
Have 6 different archetypes that the team must use - let the team members decide who gets which
25
45%
 
Total votes: 56

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Group RP Competition & Mini Prompts - Updated Mar 1

Post by thunderofthebun » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:00 am

Okay, it is time to open up applications for the upcoming group roleplay event! Here is the breakdown of how it will work.

Users interested in participating will send the completed form (found below) to Admin Thunder. The window for doing so is February 19-22, beginning as soon as this announcement is posted and ending at midnight EST on the 22nd.

Six (6) users from each house will be randomly selected to form a team. Based on the results from the recent poll, character archetypes will be required in each group to add a little spice! Otherwise, it is up to each group to plot, plan characters, and generally prepare. Please vote in the above poll as that will determine whether all slots have an assigned archetype or if there is just 1 character per group that much fill an archetype.

Roleplays may begin as soon as March 1 arrives in EST. The competition will conclude on May 31st at midnight EST. We will include a reminder and provide a time zone converter when the deadline approaches.

Points will be awarded based on how your team places - the group with the most posts earns the most points! We are also considering points earned for reaching certain page number milestones - more info to come ASAP.

First: 500
Second: 450
Third: 400
Fourth: 350
    • Rules:
      One character per person
      Posts must be at least 300 words
      At least three people need to post before you post again
      You may have 1 discussion thread and 1 roleplay thread per team
      In the roleplay thread, ONLY roleplay posts are allowed
      Posts in the discussion thread do not count towards the competition
      Roleplay threads will be placed in the event board found HERE
      Discussion threads will be placed in the same plus as above


We absolutely encourage anyone interested to sign up! If there are enough people, we can make a second batch of groups but to keep it fair, we can only do this if there is enough to make second groups for EVERY house. And, since occasionally someone does end up dropping out or disappearing, it would be wonderful to have supportive and interested housemates following along and interested in being backups, should this happen. We hope for all team members to be online daily, ideally with a couple people posting each day. If more than 48 hours go by without your team hearing from you, staff will attempt to contact you and if we don’t hear back within 24 hours, you will be replaced as we know that time is of the essence to the teams! Teams are encouraged to plot and even seek outside inspiration from other Housemates.

  • ***If you are unsorted and prefer to remain this way - you are also welcome to sign up! We can have a few of you form your own team of six. You wouldn’t earn points towards a house but we would still love to include you guys! You could still participate in the competition and see how far you get! We might also offer any unsorted backups a spot in a House team if there is a team that’s a bit short.


We also understand that events like this are very limited in who can participate, as well as demanding on time and may occur at a busy time of year. Staff is excited to present an additional opportunity for points during these two months; an alternative if you weren’t selected for your house’s team or you felt you couldn’t commit to signing up.

The way this will work is we will post a prompt every Monday and Friday. You may create a thread in the Mini Prompt event board found HERE. Only one ‘intro’ post is allowed for personal notes, table of contents, or whatever you may need before beginning your prompts. You can do as many or as few prompts as you like, and you can do them at any time during the duration of the event. You do not need to sign up for the prompts and may join in at any time during the event.

FORM:

Code: Select all

[b]Username:[/b] here
[b]House:[/b] here

Note: if you have taken the new quiz and are awaiting results (or you intend to retake by the end of the month), please note this by saying “Check March 1” and staff will fill this in then.


RELATED:
To better reflect effort, for the current 1x1 Roleplay Competition the points have been changed to 5 per person, per page. That comes out to one point per post. Staff have been working hard to implement better point systems! We always welcome feedback as well - we want to encourage participation events but reward that in a fair manner.

If you were sorted last year but want to be officially resorted with the new quiz, the window for this is soon closing. You must submit your quiz answers BEFORE MARCH 1. After that, you are locked into whatever your current results are. Please remember that should you take the new quiz, those results are final and you cannot revert back.

Results of the poll from the previous announcement:


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TEAMS

Post by thunderofthebun » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:49 am

Vipera:
qunari.
shimada
canine,
evergreen
Jazzyleia
~SongOfFlames~


Halcyon:
quillinx
milkyway
MickeyRose
Starwalker123
Meraki
Sono Reizin


Amaranthine:
Savannah-the-Caracal
chemically poisoned
horizon
original sin
skystar901
sin.


Sagacitas:
Lady Noellia
isabelle.
periwinkle
.marsh
Pirate-At-Heart
James Moritarty

Here are the archetypes each group must include, to be decided amongst yourselves (based on the poll results):

Anti-hero
Manipulator
Innocent
Flirt
Jester
Guardian

Any individuals that signed up but aren't on the current teams, stay tuned! We would love to keep you guys as backups - if something comes up and someone drops out, it is crucial to have someone ready to jump in and I'm sure the teams and houses really appreciate the willingness to step in!


YES, GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOUR DISCUSSION THREADS!!!

The actual roleplay will begin on MARCH 1 at 1 AM CST.
Not sure what time that is for you? Check this out!
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QUESTIONS: answered

Post by thunderofthebun » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:56 pm

In an effort to keep the events special, we are increasing the points the teams will earn.

Please scroll up to see the new point system! Now the first placing team will receive 500 points towards their House.

A common question has been: If I got a slot on my House's team, can I still participate in the prompts?
YES.
We have decided that it would be easier for staff to keep track if everyone is able to rather than constantly noting who is on teams, who ended up filling in a slot from a drop-out, etc., plus we understand that if your team is not posting as quickly as you had hoped for, you may want other ways to continue to earn points.

Points for the prompts will follow this system:
0-500 words ………………………. 5 points
500-1000 words ………………….. 10 points
1000-2000+ words ……………….. 15 points

More info about the prompts will be posted in the sub-board created for that event before March 1.
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Team Member Changes

Post by thunderofthebun » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:25 am

Okay guys, Amaranthine needs a new team member! One had to drop out due to conflicting availability, and if no phoenix steps forward we will accept anyone who wants to participate! The points would still go to Amaranthine but if you have a hankering for a fun group roleplay and a bit of team spirit, this could be a great fit! PM me if interested!


UPDATE 2/28/18
We have someone! List above is now up to date.
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Event has begun

Post by thunderofthebun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:16 pm

IT HAS BEGUN!
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Re: Group RP Competition Prep - Updated Feb 28

Post by thunderofthebun » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:38 pm

The Mini Prompts can be found here.
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Re: Group RP Competition & Mini Prompts - Updated Mar 1

Post by thunderofthebun » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Hey there everyone! We are looking for a member from ANY HOUSE to fill in a slot on Amaranthine’s team! The tram points would still go to Amaramthine but if you feel up for helping out their team spirit and joining a fun group roleplay to kick some butt, I would love to hear from you!! The person you would be taking over for is sin. and you are welcome to go check out their current progress to catch up!
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