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Old Nov 28th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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This thread is open to the entire DNDOG community. Feel free to chime in as you see fit. Please hold off on any discussions about the ingredients until judgement for that round is posted.

Iron DM is a contest. Basically, sort of like Iron Chef- you pit your GM-Fu against other contestants:

What is IRON DM?
An Iron DM tournament is a contest in which writers show their ability to turn a collection of random ingredients into a cohesive adventure over a short period of time.
Created by Nemmerle (a regular of the EN Boards and co-creator of the Rat Bastard DM Forum), the tournament was inspired by the tongue-in-cheek cooking show Iron Chef. Whereas the show’s contestants fashion several dishes out of a single random ingredient, however, Iron DM contestants fashion a single adventure out of several random ingredients. These ingredients may include locations (Millhouse, sinking island, filthy nursery), creatures (goblin prince, wyvern, guttersnipe), objects (limes, broken teeth, rod of wonder), or more abstract elements (betrayal, typhoon, vengeance).

A single round in the tournament consists of two contestants pairing off against one another. The tournament judge gives both contestants the same set of ingredients (usually six) and a set length of time in which to create the adventure (usually between four and twenty-four hours). Once both entries are in, the judge reads them and evaluates both their qualities as an adventure and their creative and appropriate use of ingredients. The judge then issues a ruling, usually accompanied by a detailed critique of each adventure. The winner of a round advances, until the tournament’s final round produces the Iron DM. Most tournaments are single-elimination and have eight contestants..

The tournament helps DMs hone several important skills, including the ability to fashion interesting stories out of the unpredictable actions of PCs (mimicked in the tournament by the judge’s ingredient list), the ability to create memorable spectacles and characters, the flexibility to accommodate multiple paths into and through an adventure, and an exploration of the consequences and aftermaths of an adventure. In addition, several DMs have used Iron DM tournament entries in whole or in part in their own games.
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Old Nov 29th, 2007, 09:43 AM
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Old Nov 29th, 2007, 09:56 AM
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For Rule 8, we post in the Game Thread, right? If I happen to post mine first, should I use the SECRET text for you?

Thank you, N'sF

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Great Idea, just secret text it.
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Old Nov 29th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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Secret text AND spoiler it please, to prevent me from temptation!
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Old Nov 29th, 2007, 10:21 AM
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This is so on like Donkey Kong! >.> Sorry... I had to... Also, I am not gonna get **** done at work though... Fortunately I have a good idea what to do for the adventure.
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Old Nov 29th, 2007, 10:28 AM
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Yep, its all fun until you have that one ingredient that doesn't work well with ANYTHING! It used to drive me nuts. Part of the fun too actually.
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Actually I think I have all of the ingredients worked out rather nicely. It is all coming together now... Yes... Yes... Those poor adventurers won't have a clue as to what hit them. Thunk... There goes another one...

Also, I think I may need to use this adventure in a game I am running... Maybe...
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Actually I think I have all of the ingredients worked out rather nicely. It is all coming together now... Yes... Yes... Those poor adventurers won't have a clue as to what hit them. Thunk... There goes another one...

Also, I think I may need to use this adventure in a game I am running... Maybe...
I think you are trying to psychologically dismantle Robison.
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Is it working? Although, it is still true... Even if I am being a little bit yeah. But you said some smack talk was encouraged. But now with this, Robison is totally gonna come back and have some amazing adventure that will just kick my but. Dangit... I don't want that to happen. Oh well, I guess all I can do is just give it my best right?
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Old Nov 29th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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Half way done with my adventure. I think I may take a nap before I finish typing up and posting it.

Also Chopstick, I might not be able to orphan your nonexistent children, but rest assure that after tonight someone will be orphaned.....eer...by me!
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hey Sed, wake up Dink- give him a call! Yes, trash talking is a must.
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He's not on any of the IM clients I have him on, so I'll go phone him.
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Smacked him... he's currently busy toying about with the corpse of his old pc. (personal computer, not player charater)
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I switched some wires here and there, so here I am Let's rock, shall we?

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Round 1, battle 3- Sed Vs Dink or why the Dutch never won the world cup.
I ought to neg you for that.

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