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View Poll Results: Which campaign should we play first?
The Goodies 4 33.33%
The Neutrals 7 58.33%
The Baddies 1 8.33%
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Old 04/11/2018   #1
f a n c y
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Yo.
I was bored
And I thought
‘Hey, this could be fun.’


THE NEUTRAL CHAMPIONSHIP IS RUNNING!

Background (you can afford to skip this bit cuz it’s just me musing on this game idea lmfao)
So, anyone who’s fallen victim to my ramblings know that I’ve been juggling with this idea for a while now. I wanted to host a character battle event for the community to partake in, but I didn’t want to just list a bunch of characters and put it all to a vote because, frankly, I thought either Tifa or Cloud would win cuz it’s all a bit of a popularity contest.

I wanted to give the community an incentive to really engage and not just passively vote and drop a comment every now and then. I was initially thinking of having people debate the stats of a character and see who would could debate on who’d win on a theoretical fight. Then I was thinking of asking different questions and debating on that front.

Finally, after asking around, I’ve decided that this game is going to involve some debate elements, but the emphasis is gonna be on creativity, and the participants get to decide who the victors are.

Also, feel free to ask questions and yell at me about the rules, that's part of the reason why I'm posting now lmfao.


The Rules•••
The gist of the game is this: you, the player, are going to be assigned to a team at random and then given a character at random. Then, using your creativity, you, along with your teammates, will present arguments as to why the character you were given would win in a theoretical fight against the opposing character.

There are going to be 55 champions, but only one can win.

For each round of the game, we're using a randomiser to pull two champions, one location (which will be the 'arena'), and split the participants into three groups: Team Chocobo, Team Moogle, and The Spectators.

Rules for Team Players
  1. Be Persuasive
    Your job is to use your creativity and argumentative skills to persuade the Spectators why the champion you were given would win in a theoretical fight—even if you happen to dislike this character. The cleverer (and funnier) the reasoning, the better.
  2. Be Creative
    Again, this is all about creativity. Take the character you were given and the character you’re up against and really consider their profession, their surroundings, how they behaved in-game, what they’re wearing—everything! Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box!
  3. Be Cooperative
    You're typically working in teams, so do try to bounce off what your teammates are saying and build on each other's arguments. If your teammate makes a totally ridiculous statement, just roll with the silliness. DO NOT bully your teammates or try to dictate their arguments.
  4. Be Reliable
    Once you've decided to be a participant, you are making a commitment to your teammates. Don't just up and disappear and leave a teammate to fend for themselves. If you want out of the game, let me know after a round is over (best time to say something is whilst the 'Spectator Voting' period is happening).

    Participants who fail to participate after 1 round will be asked if they want to remain in the game. If they say no, they will be taken out of the pool but are free to be put back in in the future if they ask. If I get no response at all from them, they will be removed from the pool, but are free to be put back in in the future if they ask. If they say yes and fail to show up the round immediately following the one they were absent in, they will be taken out of the ‘pool’, no questions asked, but are free to be put back in in the future if they ask.

  5. Be Active (or not )
    Every round lasts 48 hours and you can make as many posts as you'd like in this span of time in order to drive home your advocacy for your champion. Any posts made after the time limit won't be considered.
  6. Be Communicative
    After a round (during the Spectator's voting period), you can choose to opt out by clearly stating to me that you'd like to be out of the 'Pool'. Otherwise, I'll give you another role. You can jump back into the 'Pool' at any time by, again, stating that you'd like in and I'll assign you a role in the next round.
  7. Be Adaptable
    Again, after a round, you will be reshuffled into a new group and, thus, might be given new teammates.
  8. DO NOT Be A Jerk
    This is a smackdown, but the forum rules still apply. Be respectful to other members (including your teammates—don't lambast anybody for not forming an argument in the way that you'd like), don't threaten Spectators, don't use hate speech in attacking the other champion, and just, you know, don't be a dick. (I know this won't be a problem because you're all such a cool bunch but... formalities ).


Rules for Spectators
  1. Spectate
    During the 48 hours in which a round is going on, you can watch, but...
  2. Don't Partake
    Spectators aren't allowed to make suggestions, arguments, or post anything to dictate or 'help' one team or another. You can, however, feel free to express your appreciation for a good post.
  3. Appreciate
    Which side is making the more persuasive argument? Which side has you rolling with laughter? Which side needs to get their shit together? Take it all in.
  4. Don't Hate
    Try to keep the atmosphere lighthearted and chill and don't start tearing down people in the middle of the game for making what you perceive to be a 'weak' argument. Just Don't Be That Person™. Again, at the end of the day, this is all about fun, fun, community fun.
  5. On Voting
    After the 48 hour period of the team players making their cases, Spectators are given 24 hours to cast a vote for either Team Chocobo or Team Moogle. Any vote cast after that period of time will be discounted. If all Spectators fail to vote, I'll decide the winner. If 2 of 3 Spectators fail to vote, the one spectator who did vote will decide the winner. If 1 of 3 Spectators fail to vote (assuming the 2 voting don't come to the same conclusion) I'll step in and be the third spectator.

After all the spectators have cast their vote, the winner of the round will be announced along with the new teams and new champions in a post.

Notes
  • All spectators are voluntary. The only incidence in which someone is assigned a spectator role is when no one else is volunteering to be one.
  • There only ever really needs to be 1 Spectator at any given round, but the ideal number is 3.
  • Audience members (those who have not signed up to be spectators but plan on watching anyway) are free to cast their votes in the voting period.
  • DO NOT TRY TO PARTICIPATE IF YOU HAVEN'T VOLUNTEERED TO BE A PLAYER.
  • Picture are provided with locations. I tried to pick only the locations with visible items in them.
  • After each round, everyone’s reshuffled into new groups.


Flow of the Brackets
  1. Rounds
    I'm going to be posting a visual bracket of the first rounds that are going to happen. For now, I'm thinking after those rounds are over, I'll take a short break from the whole game for a bit before starting up again. Don't wanna burn myself out.

Short Version:
  • Players can either be an advocate for their champions or a spectator of the rounds.
  • Advocates have to use their creativity in order to argue how their champion would beat the other team’s champion in a fight.
  • Spectators choose who advances to the next round by either voting in the thread or PMing me.
  • A randomiser places participants in new groups and the whole thing starts all over again.
  • HAVE FUN!! Again, the whole point is to be creative and silly.



The Championships•••
There are going to be three champsions: The Goodies, The Baddies, and the Neutrals. The Goodies are, predictably, the heroes or the characters who take an active role in fighting the bad. So AVALANCHE, Cloud and Co., Zack Fair etc. Baddies are the opposite whilst the Neutrals are all the characters that are either actually neutral in the game or are minor, regardless of who they're affiliated with.

Feel free the make a case for a character being moved from one list to another if you feel very strongly about it. Y'all know me.

I've included characters from all of the Compilation except Before Crisis.

Each championship comes with its own list of characters. After taking a look at the list, please VOTE for the championship you want to play first.


The Goodies•••
  • Aeris Gainsborough
  • Angeal
  • Barret Wallace
  • Biggs
  • Bugenhagen
  • Cait Sith
  • Chekhov
  • Cid Highwind
  • Cissnei
  • Cloud Strife
  • Denzel (Not Washington)
  • Elmyra Gainsborough
  • Godo Kisaragi
  • Gorkii
  • Ifalna
  • Jessie
  • King
  • Knight
  • Marlene Wallace
  • Red XIII
  • Reeve Tuesti
  • Seto
  • Shake
  • Shalua Rui
  • Shelke the Transparent
  • Shera
  • Staniv
  • Tifa Lockhart
  • Vincent Valentine
  • Wedge
  • Wizard
  • Yuffie Kisaragi
  • Yuri
  • Zack Fair
  • Zangan



The Baddies•••
  • Argento
  • Azul the Cerulean
  • Commander
  • Don Corneo
  • Dr. Hollander
  • Dyne
  • Elena
  • Genesis
  • Heidegger
  • Jenova
  • Kadaj
  • Kotch
  • Loz
  • Mr. Coates
  • Nero the Sable
  • Palmer
  • Preisdent Shinra
  • Professor Hojo
  • Reno
  • Rosso the Crimson
  • Rude
  • Rufus Shinra
  • Scarlet
  • Scotch
  • Sephiroth
  • Sephiroth Clone
  • Shinra SOLDIER
  • Tseng
  • Usher
  • Weiss the Immaculate
  • Yazoo



The Neutrals•••
  • "Are Sick" Guy
  • "Old Guy"
  • Beautiful Girl
  • Big Bro
  • Butch
  • Choco Bill
  • Choco Billy
  • Chocobo Carriage Driver
  • Chocobo Sage
  • Chole
  • Cloud's Mum
  • Deputy Mayor Hart
  • Dio
  • Doctor
  • EDK
  • Elder Bughe
  • Elder Hargo
  • Ester
  • Gillian Hewley
  • Grimoire Valentine
  • Honeybee Inn Worker
  • Joe
  • Johnny
  • Kalm Traveler
  • King
  • Knight
  • Kunsel
  • Lazard Deusericus
  • Lucrecia Cresent
  • Luxiere
  • Mag
  • Man
  • Mayor Domino
  • Mog
  • Moogle Girl
  • Mr Dolphin
  • Mr Hotzoff
  • Mr Hangman
  • Mukki
  • Noppo
  • Nurse
  • Old Woman
  • Pilot
  • Priscilla
  • Professor Gast
  • Receptionist
  • Red XIII's Mum
  • Semusi
  • Sephiroth Clones
  • Shinra Manager
  • Snow
  • Staff
  • Tifa's Father
  • Time Guardian
  • Village Headman
  • Weapon Seller
  • Wizard




The Participants•••
This is everyone who’s volunteered to be tribute! Please note that it’s never too late to join in and that you always have the option of opting out. Just please make it clear to me so I know whether or not to assign you a role after each round.
  • BforBrigitta
  • Channy
  • ChipNoir
  • Clement Rage
  • Fancy - spectates when necessary
  • Joe - permanent spectator
  • LicoriceAllsorts
  • Minato
  • Moss
  • Mr. Ite
  • robotwarui - permanent spectator
  • solo player sab


Special Thanks!
I really want to give a special little shout-out to the ones who’ve talked over this with me and have thrown some brilliant ideas at me for this game. I couldn’t have put this together without your advice, BforBrigitta, Ghost X, Minato, and solo player sab.

Last edited by f a n c y; 05/11/2018 at 07:07 PM. Reason: Da Rules
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Old 04/11/2018   #2
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I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE 8)
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I volunteer!!!!
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I volunteer!
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Old 04/11/2018   #5
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Eff yeah let's do this! I volunteer! *hastily dons colored shorts*
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Old 04/11/2018   #6
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I volunteer! But for now stick me down as a permanent spectator!
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Old 04/11/2018   #7
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I volunteer
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Old 04/11/2018   #8
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I am H Y P E D already!! Thanks everyone who’s volunteered so far!

General news: I’m going to wait until after the Kupocon Event in Vancouver (happening on the 21st of April) to run the first campaign to ensure that people are actually around when this shit goes down!! This will also, hopefully, give others plenty of time to sign up and vote (fingers crossed lmao).

This is all very relaxed and I’m sorta playing this by ear, so thanks in advance for being my guinea pigs. ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)
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Old 04/11/2018   #9
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After our chat today I am 1000% more hyped for this

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Old 04/11/2018   #10
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That is one buff porpoise
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Old 04/11/2018   #11
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Is it too late for me to volunteer?
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Nope! Anyone can join in at any point really! Even after the campaign has started (since they’re going to last for months on end).

I’m glad you asked that cuz now’s the time to tell folks that, just as you can join at any point in the campaigns, you can drop out at any point as well. Just always be sure to let me know where you stand so I know whether or not to keep you in the pool of participants!!!! So long as you’re in the pool, you’re always gonna be assigned a role.

Excited to have you onboard, Licorice!
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Old 04/11/2018   #13
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I don't entirely understand this (Brain is awal) but count me in?
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Old 04/12/2018   #14
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Hahahaha, there, there. I updated the Rules to be a little more comprehensive I think (I hope) if you want to give it another read after getting some rest.
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Old 04/12/2018   #15
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Very much on board. I look forward to working with/plotting against you all.
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