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Author: True
Posted: February 02, 2009 (02:13 AM)
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Challange! is coming to a close, I'll be doing the Pro-Rookie towards the end of March so between now and then, since no one has claimed February yet, I propose a new tournament idea I like to call...

The Magical Mystery Tournament!

We as writers like to challenge ourselves, and push ourselves to new heights, all while maintaining our desire to have fun.

So in the spirit of that, this is what I propose: Fifteen slots, sign-up starts...hell, now. Once you claim your spot, you pick a color from the list below. That color is associated with a gimmick that only Felix (hopefully my second judge) and I know. Once your color is assigned and all slots are filled, we'll reveal your requirement and leave you to write the reviews. The deadline is dependent on how quickly the sign-up goes, so I will let you know.

There will be no trading colors after the shroud is lifted. What you get is what you get. If you fail to meet it, we'll still critique you, but your score won't count and you won't be able to claim what we all so desperately seek: Bragging rights.

I'll admit that some of them are fun, silly, and some downright screw jobs that you will enter into blindly, but that's the amusment of it. Maybe...not so much for you, though it will be a blast for Felix and I. It's a gamble. It's fun. So get to picking.

DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2009

Red - Janus

Blue - Wolfqueen Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Orange - Zigfried - Starflight

Yellow - Turducken

Green - EmP Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Purple - Dagoss Ultima

White - Dark Eternal Dead Head Fred

Black - Jerec - LEGO Star Wars

Magenta - Vorty

Fuchsia - Sportsman

Brown - Genjuro

Teal - Suskie - Fahrenheit

Lavender - Will

Tangerine - Overdrive - Legend of the Ghost Lion

Violet - Zippy D - Liquid Wars

All right, Reviewers. Have at you!


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Author: JANUS2
Posted: February 02, 2009 (02:59 AM)
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Actually, Zippy D has a contest going too.

I pick red.


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Author: goldenvortex
Posted: February 02, 2009 (04:15 AM)
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I pick Magenta


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: February 02, 2009 (06:18 AM)
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Yeah, I'll judge.


I don't have to boost my review resume because I have a real resume.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 02, 2009 (07:16 AM)
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I feel the need to fly the TEmP colours. With pride and distinction.

Green is the only colour for me.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: February 02, 2009 (10:54 AM)
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I choose teal. If you can't figure out why, you don't know me very well.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 02, 2009 (11:04 AM)
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I really like Led Zeppelin's song Tangerine, so I pick that color.

In other news, Super Bowl hangovers suck. I seem to have still been up and talking smack on a message board at around 3:30-3:45 a.m. No wonder I feel so utterly abysmal at the moment.....


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: February 02, 2009 (12:07 PM)
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Blue is my favorite color.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 02, 2009 (12:30 PM)
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Yeah, you might want to make the deadline March, since my contest has a February deadline.

I choose violet.


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: February 02, 2009 (05:22 PM)
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Emp and Wolfqueen stole my favorites, so I'll take ugly orange.

//Zig


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Author: Genj
Posted: February 02, 2009 (06:03 PM)
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I'll take poo brown.


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 02, 2009 (07:03 PM)
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Black. This sounds very interesting.


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: February 02, 2009 (07:08 PM)
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It is very interesting, Jerec. And I know what all the colors mean!


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Author: True
Posted: February 03, 2009 (01:32 AM)
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First off, to Zippy D:

I appologize. I wasn't aware that you were running a contest and in no way meant to step on your toes. I hope you don't think I was trying to out you, or outshine you. I will pull back on my deadline to give your contest and those reviewing in it ample time to complete their entries without a constraint to meet another deadline. I just wanted to get word out and give those people plenty of time to sign up.

Second, to the person who is editing my post:

Thank you for filling in the names, and taking the time out to HTML them so they're reflecting the proper colors. It was something I was going to do, but seeing as you're on top of it, I'll leave it be. It's much appreciated though. (I'm pretty sure it's Felix, but I don't want to discredit someone else who may be doing it.)


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: February 03, 2009 (01:45 AM)
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I want Lavender.

...what?


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 03, 2009 (03:07 AM)
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That's no problem, true. It couldn't be any worse than when I started my contest in the middle of the Challange... and forgot that I was in the Challange...


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Author: darketernal
Posted: February 04, 2009 (07:54 AM)
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White I guess.


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Author: turducken
Posted: February 04, 2009 (09:00 AM)
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Yellow = chicken. Chicken is a third of a turducken. Using the Power of Science I have determined which color I am stuck with.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: February 04, 2009 (09:34 AM)
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Purple is mine!


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 04, 2009 (02:26 PM)
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Maybe putting darketernal's name in actual white font isn't the way to go...


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 04, 2009 (02:45 PM)
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I was going to scream for my stipulation RIGHT NOW, but then I realize that at the current time, I don't think anyone has picked fuckyea as their color, yet.


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Author: Halon
Posted: February 04, 2009 (07:35 PM)
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Guess I'll take the last color. Whatever that is.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: February 05, 2009 (01:04 PM)
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Hey wait, you're doing Pro-Rookie in March? I hope it goes better than the last attempt to get that started.


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Author: True
Posted: February 06, 2009 (02:23 AM)
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Yeah. This time I'm actually just going to do the Pro-Rookie tournament the way it was originally set up, and not try to add all sorts of crummy gimmicks and ask everyone what they think. Not that I don't value your opinions of course, but I tried too hard to make it like the Team Tournament, which it's not. However, I do want to add a little incentive so it's going to be towards the end of March.

On that note, the colors filled up a lot faster than I thought. I perhaps should have done twenty...but, what's done is done. Zipp has given everyone in the, what I like to call, "Zippy D's Beat the game that's been sitting on your shelf tournament" until the end of February. I'm giving you two more weeks after that, though you may not need it. Deadline is March 15th. And I was going to wait and be a dick until I revealed this, but it's probably best you get started now.

Janus/Red – Review a game that starts with a number

Wolfqueen/Blue – Review a retro game (and by “retro” I mean before ’95)

Zig/Orange – Brevity. Review a game in 750 words or less

Turducken/Yellow – Include some element of fiction in your review

Emp/Green – Review a genre that’s not main-stream (I.E. Trivia, Music, Puzzle, Hentai, Dating Sim, Etc.)

Dagoss/Purple – Review a cross-genre game (a game mixing genres, like Fallout 3 as a first-person shooter and RPG, or Dungeon Maker mixing RPG/Sim)

Dark Eternal/White – Review a game not previously seen on this site

Jerec/Black – Write a review for a licensed game (A game that is made from a movie, tv show, comic book, etc.)

Vorty/Magenta – No Gimmicks. (Meaning no dialogue, no screen-shot prompts, no fluffy fonts or funny colors.)

Sportsman/Fuchsia – Review a game and intentionally work-in a bash on Coldplay.

Genj/Brown – Review a “free game”. (Games on Aeria should suffice. “Shameless Plug.)

Suskie/Teal – Review a genre that you’ve never attempted

Will/Lavender – Review a multi-gen game (Castlevania, Zelda, Metal Gear, Metroid, etc.)

O.D./Tangerine – Review a game with a female lead

Zippy D/Violet – Review a game that few people have ever even heard of.

On a side note, coding those was a pain in the ass, so--again--to whomever took the time to do that the first time, thank you.


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 06, 2009 (03:52 AM)
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I was worried for a moment there, then I realised I have a whole bunch of Star Wars games. Now to pick one.


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