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Old May 13th, 2023, 01:27 AM
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Round 1 - Room Two (Games 5 thru 8)

Round 1 - Room 2


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Originally Posted by The Honorable Chairman
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You find yourself on a great plain that extends in all directions. There are match boards scattered about as a man, The Invigilator, has his back to you. There are others here, each looking as bewildered and confused as you.

In the far distance are banks of clouds and high above those are what appear to be spectators on some kind of cosmic scale.

The chairman turns to face those who have gathered here. What strikes you in his appearance are his all-knowing eyes. "Welcome to the arena. These are the proving grounds on which the mettle of your GM resolve and skill will be tested. Here you will battle on great and mystic boards and tables, under the watchful eyes of your hosts, honorable judges and special guests."

The Invigilator directs you and your opponent to your table.

Board Numbers and Judges/Mentors

Gesturing to the tables with his staff as each pair of challengers faces off, one against the other according to the Great Pairings Wall set by the Chairman, The Invigilator proclaims: "As it has happened many times before, and must happen again, you will now face off against each other! By using the following two ingredients, you shall display your strengths and quirks as a masterful GM."

A fatal overload
A bitter aye-aye


"And taking these two ingredients, you are to craft an encounter room featuring a wondrous item! Your efforts will be weighed and measured, now as in the future rounds..."

Once all the pairings have moved to their tables, The Invigilator proclaims, ""Let the Game Mastering... BEGIN!!""
Rules
  • You are to write an encounter held in a single room featuring a wondrous item and using the 2 ingredients listed above.
  • All rules found here are to be followed.
  • The guidelines for the Judges' scoring can be found here. An "encounter" is specifically referencing a single battle, confrontation, or other situation for a group of PCs to come up against, and (hopefully) overcome. It should be something that can be a special, unique, focal point of a campaign.
  • The entry is to be no longer than 500 words, which includes *everything* you put into the post. Judges are instructed to stop reading at that time, or to deduct points if you go over. The use of a spell check and word counter is highly recommended.
  • Please make a simple post in this thread when you first read it, to let the judges know you have seen it, and that you are on board. It doesn't have to be anything more than "read!", or something like that, though roleplaying it is also perfectly acceptable! Do not edit this post after making it; when it comes time to post your entry, do that in a second, separate post.
  • You have a limited time from the time this post is made to complete and submit your entry (in a new post; so don't edit your first post!). It is not expected that you use all this time - the extra time has been given to ensure that, no matter what your timezone, your schedule, your sleep habits, your work or student life, or emergencies that could crop up, you should have ample time to complete your entry. Posting when you are done, and not waiting until the end, is also recommended.
  • You should post your entry into this thread within the generous time frame, and ensure it is secreted (to the above judges) and spoilerbuttoned.
  • If your post is not made within the time limit, you will be automatically disqualified for this round. If you have issues, be sure to PM Savoylen *before* your round is closed.
  • You may edit your entry up to closing. At deadline, the thread will be closed and you will be unable to adjust your entry.


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Old Oct 7th, 2023, 01:24 PM
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Room 2 Pairings5. Humble Athena v O2cxt3
6. Jbear v Strangemund
7. Qiksilv v Azathool
8. Boss Nadar v Briar
9. Squirmonkey v Forfeit F


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Old Oct 8th, 2023, 09:00 PM
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Old Oct 8th, 2023, 09:30 PM
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I'm here as well.

I know we're not to discuss the ingredients, but to what degree are we allowed to ask clarifying questions about the prompt, and (if non-zero) what is an appropriate avenue for those questions?
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Old Oct 8th, 2023, 09:31 PM
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Azathool peeks into the room, frozen with a literary form of stage fright ...
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Old Oct 8th, 2023, 09:44 PM
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Old Oct 9th, 2023, 12:52 AM
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I’m here!Looking around at the endless sea of match boards, the challenger scratches his chin in bewilderment. Wasn’t I just here? No….

It’s like a dream - the same, yet different.

Noticing the spectators surrounding him, the challenger waves a sheepish hello. Then after listening to the Invigilator, he makes his way to his table and nods to Hi @Humble Athena. Good luck!his opponent.
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