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Old Jun 23rd, 2023, 02:18 AM
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I'd still like to hear comments and critique, myself.
Getting an ear to the ground with the judges in regard to our applications would definitely help, I think.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2023, 10:19 AM
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Getting an ear to the ground with the judges in regard to our applications would definitely help, I think.
Understood. As I recall, getting Round 0 feedback on applications was always one of the major points of feedback on Outplay in general in years where we didn't provide it.

When getting volunteers to judge, I set the expectation that their workload would start with Round 1. As such, I'll see who is available to provide feedback, and have them do that over the next week, making it public before Round 1 starts. I can't guarantee that all of them will be able to weight in, and results will be just Feedback, without scores. I'll take the blame for not getting in front of that before hand.
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No worries, that sounds good. Let's hope that somebody has the time, I know that I would be short on it.
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When will we get to see the other players' characters? I'm eager to see what everyone has come up with
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Old Jun 23rd, 2023, 02:10 PM
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When will we get to see the other players' characters? I'm eager to see what everyone has come up with
Same, Woo!
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Iím traveling today, but I if I get a chance, Iíll make them public after the deadline closes. If not, then it will happen Friday.
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Iím traveling today, but I if I get a chance, Iíll make them public after the deadline closes. If not, then it will happen Friday.
Ah, just noticed that we actually have about 3 and a half hours left as of when I write this, little less.

Okay, gives me time to create a second character app for a character that's half Scrappy-Doo and half Slimer.
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The Round 0 threat is now close! We had nine applications, but one of them is incomplete. So we have eight players, that would be two brackets a four in Round 1. I’ll work on making the applications public when I get a minute ago.
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I was under the assumption that the skills need DM validating anyway, which aligns well with a general feedback, no?
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Applications are now public. (Got it done before boarding my next flight). I'm a little disappointed that nobody decided to play a version of Courage the Cowardly Dog, telling the story from their point of view, how their skills save the lives of their less-than-competent humans, but hey, we got some great characters anyway. At least two of the judges indicated that can provide feedback, so they will work on that while I make sure all the mechanics are in order. I don't think, from what I have seen at a high level, that any changes are needed, but I'll shoot out a PM if anything comes up to the affected party.

Round 1 will kick off on July 3rd! (I'll probably open the threads late Sunday night), and you do get an extra day to post over July 4th/5th, so Round 1 will be a little bit easier on the schedule than the subsequent rounds.

With 8 players, the round structure is going to be as follows:
Round 1 - Two brackets of four. One player from each bracket will be eliminated, and not advance to Round 2.
Round 2 - One bracket of the remaining 6 players. Two players will be eliminated and not advance to Round 3.
Round 3 - One bracket of the remaining 4 players. Two players will be eliminated and not advance to Round 4.
Round 4 - The last two players will go head to head for the championship.
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I was under the assumption that the skills need DM validating anyway, which aligns well with a general feedback, no?
For mechanics, yes, I still need to go over them. They are pretty forgiving this year though, compared to how the system was structured the last few years, so, as I stated above, I don't expect any changes will be needed, but I'll PM any player that has an issue that needs to be addressed sometime over the next couple of days.
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I looked over the applications, and wow, the setting really lent itself to a lot of complex character backstories. I feel like my character sticks out a lot with her comparatively blessed childhood and career.
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Just for myself, trying to keep up with all these complex characters I made a brief list to capture what surface impressions one might get from our characters, who probably don't know each other yet, right?
  • Wally Taplin - SunGate accident survivorSpace castaway and miracle-rigger
  • Judy Piper - Alien culture researcher and cosmic explorer
  • Donny Murphy - Weathered tech-wizard and hacker
  • Ledanya - Corporate cog and emotionally blocked android therapist
  • Sherman - Stowaway wunderkind and underworld fugitive
  • Samuel Adams - Old-earth human and engineering chief
  • David Albright - Overworked counselor and and anti-technologyanti-corporation ideologist
  • Grisella Starlight - Gene-spliced esper and corporate soldier

Would that be a fair summary? Again, I was going for the most superficial view on the concepts. From reading the applications I know that there is more to each and every one of the characters than the labels I used above.
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I think of Wally as more a Space Castaway than SunGate accident survivor.

And agreed, pretty doubtful Wally knows any of your characters. :P

I imagine there is a good chance your characters have *heard* of Wally, though. At least as a news service article/blurb sort of thing.
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@GleefulNihilism:
I made an edit to my list to reflect that. Not that it will be any official document, but I'll probably come back to look at it again.
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