VampireGoldfish
Suddenly...
Join date: Feb 2007
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#1
As many of you know I ran the mildly succesful incarnation of Your Move which was a jolly game of cooperation and competition that unfortunately faded into obscurity because people have real lives and that game was designed with a little too much effort required on a little too many people. So I had a thought, why not keep the core principal of that game and remove the obstacles it encountered? Get rid of the reliance on too much participation, amp up the pace of the game, cater to forumers who are on at the moment of game play etc etc.

So I'll be asking for opinions.

I was thinking that what I would do is keep the core game. Theme/albums/voting etc. But it would run something like this...

I ask for anyone who wants to play to notify me. They join the pool of players. Once a decent pool of players is reached, I begin the game. Players may join as they please but only by notifying me and getting my approval.

The game begins. I announce THE THEME for the current match. Here's where things change; Instead of having two designated players I instead will allow ANY players from the pool of players to PM THEIR choice for the current theme. The first two who PM will then begin the match. I will post the two competitors choices then we will commence voting.

Voting no longer requires a review, but it is encouraged. You may say "I like album A better," and album A will get one vote. But if someone writes a professional and satisfying review for their album of choice, I may present that album with two points. Unfair? Fuck you. I will end the match as I see fit, we may determine a number of votes required once a pace of game play is set.

There will obviously be no tournament bracket but we will keep score of who obtains the most victories, who participates in the most matches, who writes the best reviews, and I will distribute prizes at the end of the game if it produces great fights.

I of course will still accept PMs for recommendations on themes. I fancy this idea because it does not require a lot of people to be active. It is also much, much more flexible.

Thoughts?
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I hope,
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Born Headless
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#2
Nah. The lack of structure that makes it so flexible is the same thing that dooms it to failure. No standards? No end goal? No fun. I understand that you're trying to strip it down to something faster paced and more accessible but that just ruins the game. It would probably still be too much effort for most anyways. All that plus the entire game would revolve around you being online and I don't imagine you're going to stick around once the game starts failing a couple weeks in. That said, the whole theme thing was interesting last time so I'd be willing to give it a shot anyways.
VampireGoldfish
Suddenly...
Join date: Feb 2007
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#3
Your cynicism is most likely correct and welcome. I generally feel the same way but found myself thinking it'd be a nice flight of fancy to give it a meaningless whirl again. Guess we'll see if there's interest. I find myself with more consistent time to be online with my new occupation so that would not be an obstacle.

Also the end goal would be to get yourself a stupid amount of points. If you have a consistent online presence with a knowledge of Metal albums you can get your way into matches consistently.

But again, even that may be too much for this molasses slow community.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
VampireGoldfish
Suddenly...
Join date: Feb 2007
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#4
This format can even work with as little as five players. A theme is announced; Two Players PM albums before anyone else; Albums announced; Vote.

Even if votes are few, I think the game can be decent time consuming fun with 3-5 votes per match.
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but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
The Virtuoso
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Join date: May 2005
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#5
What if we have a means of punishment? Meaning if you want to participate in the game you must agree to be banned by Strangles for a certain amount of time if you do not live up to your part of the bargain since this is really the only form of punishment you can have on a forum. Perhaps the threat of being banned might make people more likely to respond in a timely fashion.
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#6
Lol, nah. Then we'd have a bunch of banned regulars and the forum would really be dead.
VampireGoldfish
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#7
There's no need to enforce timely responses in this version as far as I'm concerned. First two people who want to play, play. First few people who want to vote, vote. Match is over.
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I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
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Kepulix
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#8
Sure, I'm in. We also require you not to suddenly disappear for a few months too.
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VampireGoldfish
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#9
I became unnecessarily sour over the lack of participation and grew occupied with other things. Shouldn't be so likely to happen again.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
The Virtuoso
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#10
Count me in. What shall the first theme be?
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Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.
VampireGoldfish
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#11
If just a few more people show interest then we'll make a pool of players and go from there.
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Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
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ctfod
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Join date: Jun 2008
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#12
I was thinking the other day that it would be cool for it to come back. I did discover a few great albums on the last game.
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#13
I'm potentially interested. Let me know how things pan out. Good to see you posting here again. It might convince to stop by once more :P
ChemicalFire
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#14
You could take a larger amount of album suggestions... then make a tournament like structure to eventually take it down to one winner, you did that once a month and it'd seem like a much bigger accomplishment. Bragging rights and everything.
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VampireGoldfish
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#15
Actually ChemicalFire that might be a good idea. Announce the themes and have the pool of players send me their album choices and work out a tournament structure from there. Less waiting and reliance on people being online.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
severed-metal
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Join date: Nov 2006
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#16
I would like to join as I missed Your Move last time. I can do anything you might need help with, or just to be a participant whether voting or winning in the tournament.
VampireGoldfish
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#17
I fancy ChemicalFire's idea. If everyone else is game for that I'd be willing to start making a pool of players and get this going either tomorrow or Sunday. We'll see if the interest is there.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
ChemicalFire
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#20
I'd like to give it a shot too.
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Morphogenesis26
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#21
Sure, I'm in. I liked the last Your Move discussions, but I wasn't really into Metal enough to feel like I could adequately participate.
VampireGoldfish
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#22
I will be starting this today. If anyone who is interested has no posted yet, please make a post indicating you would like to participate. Otherwise, expect Player Intros soon and he themes shortly after that.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
ChemicalFire
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#23
I'd perhaps make a new thread for sign ups, the title of this thread doesn't really invite people to read it. Might get more people that way.
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VampireGoldfish
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#24
Chemical you are just full of great ideas. Come be my secretary.
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but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
ChemicalFire
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#25
Only if I can have my own secretary.
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#27
I'll be Chemical's secretary if I can have my own monkey
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#28
I'll be the monkey if I can have a fez.
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#29
Physical address to send the fez? Oh, but you have roleplay the monkey on the fetish site I host.
Helloween4Ever
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#30
Already have one, dood. I'll even throw on a pair of red aviators for shits, it goes along with it.

Pretty much this.
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#31
I just saw this, so may be a little late - but I'll participate, sure.

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