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    PLEASE EXCUSE THE NARRATIVE.

    The URPG is comprised of many talented individuals. Some of us are brilliant tacticians, able to wipe out entire teams in only a few moves. Others are story tellers who craft epics that rival the novellas of Steinbeck and Hemingway. Still others are best at role playing, taking on new personas like we might put on a hat. Several are amazing coordinators who can use moves and Pokemon in ways that not even the Elite 4 can. More than a few are artists, either of traditional mediums or through designing software. But why do we compete? The story is as old as the URPG itself.

    In the beginning, there was White Rider, and White Rider was with URPG, and White Rider was URPG. One day, in the time of White Rider's rule, the gods themselves descended from the heavens. "There are many among you," Zeus decreed, "but only one of you can be the best, like no one ever was."

    "To please us," Ra added, "you must fight each other, to find out who is the strongest among you."

    Cthulu made a sound suspiciously like Zoidberg, but more frightening, "WUWUWUWUWUWUWUWUWUWU!"

    'How do we select the champions, the greatest of the greats, the best among URPGers?' the Old Ones asked.

    *cue inspirational 80s montage*



    /CP'd from Tourney thread. SO YEAH. We'd need people from each section to run events, preferably heads or at least senior profession member thingies. I GUESS IF YOU ALL HAVE IDEAS OR WANT TO HELP, YOU CAN DO IT HERE. :D
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    >Has difficulty completing any competition in any section
    >Decides the solution is to do a bunch of competitions at once
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    Nah, I have a solution for that. See, the goal for each team is to get the most points possible. Here's my suggestion to keep the tournaments in the time range for the Olympics (which would be all summer, we're not exactly short on time)

    Battle Tourney: Run it the entire three months and assign points for different kinds of battles. Whoever has the most points when it's done wins and gets bonus points for their team, along with a Pokemon possibly. Nothing big, because there'd be prizes for the games as a whole too. If there's a tie at the end, then we have one championship battle to decide. That way it won't go way over.

    Story Competition: Have a knockout style comp. Keep a strict writing period without extensions then instead of having rounds with lots of stories, have 3 day rounds with two stories that are randomly rolled to compete. That way people only have to read two stories at once.

    Park Competition: No idea, my guess would be a capture contest of some kind. If any Park people have any ideas, be my guest.

    Contest Competition: Contest version of the battle one.

    Art Competition: Art version of the story one.

    These are just ideas, btw, one person from each section would run the event for their section and I'd have to talk to them about it. So, uh, anybody want to run stuff? (If we're cool with this. ARE WE COOL WITH THIS?)
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    Default Re: URPG Olympics

    We always say no extensions, but there are always exceptions.

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    Yes, but I can bug people or something. :< Also, it'll be summer which'll help, and I'll bug people.
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    Default Re: URPG Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by We Taste Pies... View Post
    >Has difficulty completing any competition in any section
    >Decides the solution is to do a bunch of competitions at once
    Exactly what I said. If one wont end, why not 5?

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    Default Re: URPG Olympics

    Besides, Stories take 3 months to be graded, unless they are Simple Ranked. Why should I write in the Story Section to earn Points, when the Battling Section is quickest.
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    So....

    Why don't we just have all the tourneys and competitions we have throughout the year and combine them and call them the "URPG olympics"?

    It'd be too much if we add it on, people would get bored, inactivity happens, we'd be waiting a LONG time.

    So

    No

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    Default Re: URPG Olympics

    Isn't WAR in the summer, too?

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    Default Re: URPG Olympics

    I can tell you for a fact that us Parkers can host a Capture Contest that will end within a month. My main concern with this idea is that Stories take like a month to get graded as it is, so if thirty or so suddenly get submitted there's very little chance they'll be graded in time for any kind of judging. Battles and Contests aren't much better - there's like three tournaments in the last two years that HAVEN'T gone over-time.

    Still, if you really want to give this a shot, I'm more than happy to talk Park stuff with ya :)
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    I agree that the length would be an issue, which is why I'd have the battle and contest tourneys be within a specific time range and be about getting points within that range, so we don't have to worry about people finishing battles. As for stories, I've never understood the rule that they have to be graded before the beginning of the competition... If they're bad enough that they won't pass for any of the Pokemon they're writing for, then no one's going to vote for them :X

    Still, I can see the problems that this might have with length and activity. Plus, yeah, we'll probably have WAR coming up. If I have people from each section who want to do it though, I'd be willing to try. If not, maybe we could do this someday, eventually ;D
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    Default Re: URPG Olympics

    If the time issues get ironed out, I'll be glad to help.

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    On an actual related note, this is a good idea.

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    I have no faith in this community that this will be done without problems

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    Well, if you guys want to do this, Chainy told me he'd help with the park stuff.

    Are there any section heads or senior position members from Battles, Stories, Contests, or Art that want to help out? (If need be I can host Stories, but I'd rather not since someone has to keep all of them events organized... yeah)

    EDIT:

    Chainy's agreed to do a Park event and ATF has agreed to do a contest event. I can host stories. Does anyone want to host a tourney or art comp?
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