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This is a mostly-friendly competition, designed to encourage people to practice their writing skills.

Over the weekend, each 'player' will submit via GM or modchat a single writing prompt. The deadline for this submission is 5:00 PM on Monday. These can be developed spontaneously or taken from https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/ (or other similar sites). The moderator will random out 3 prompts from all prompts given and post them Monday afternoon.

Participants will select one of the prompts to write about. They will have until Friday lunch (12:00) to GM their entry to the mod. GM will post all stories as soon as all stories are submitted. Players are under no requirement to write every week. Story submissions are meant to be 'short story' format and consumable in a single sitting. Unless otherwise noted, there is no minimum or maximum length requirement.

Anyone that is following along may provide scores for the provided stories via GM to the mod. Scores will only be accepted in a "1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place"-type method. Points are due to the mod NLT 4 PM on Monday.

Draft timeline:

Friday: 1200: Stories due
Friday, ASAP: Stories posted
Monday: 1600: Points totaled, announced
Monday: 1700: New writing prompts chosen


Points are only for bragging rights and provide no practical benefit. Points will be assigned based on how many places each judge gives. For example: Player A gives a 1st place and a 2nd place. Their first place will get two points; their second place will get one. Player B gives 1st through 5th. Their 1st place will be awarded 5 points and it'll go from there.

If non-competitors provide scores, their point totals will be halved before awarding.

Only the top three scoring stories will be identified.

Players may join after the game starts - just GM the mod.


I can't enforce this, but I can state / ask clearly: If you are not participating, then keep any negative feedback to yourself. We don't want to hear it. Positive feedback or nothing.
 
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Round one:
Writing prompts:
A.
B.

Story submissions:
A.
B.

Round two:
Writing prompts:
A.
B.

Story submissions:
A.
B.

 
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linguistfromhell wrote:
Saved.
 
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Player List According to Cassandra:
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9 players are signed up.

To sign up for this game go to
http://www.thecassandraproject.org/jeremy/werewolf/game/1637...
 
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With Trigirl being this lock consensus good read for so many people, I find it really bizarre that she's alive. Just don't lock clear her for tone. There's a threshold where if she's still alive she should probably just be murdalated.
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Oh, I didn't realize it was a judged thing. I'm out.
 
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The points are only for feedback purposes. It isn't like previous writing competitions where there were actual stakes. There aren't any winners or losers.
 
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I just streamed my consciousness at Cassandra.
 
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"The significance of a person's life is determined by the story they believe themselves to be in." - Wendell Berry "If nothing lies beyond the pale of death, then nothing of value lies before it." - SMBC
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I would do this if I was not going to be out of pocket for a week starting Saturday.
 
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twomillionbucks wrote:
I would do this if I was not going to be out of pocket for a week starting Saturday.
Hi, twomil! Apologies for being incredibly vague here, but this reminds me that you tossed around a story idea a couple years ago that did inspire me and I've thought of some more specific ways I'd like to see it implemented. I'm not sure if I'll have time or energy to do it justice any time soon, or whether I'd be able to share it if I did--at the moment the character archetypes might be a bit too close to home to post publically without incriminating the innocent, or, in some cases, the guilty but know that it's still much appreciated, so many thanks.
 
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twomillionbucks wrote:
I would do this if I was not going to be out of pocket for a week starting Saturday.


linguistfromhell wrote:
Players are under no requirement to write every week.
linguistfromhell wrote:
Players may join after the game starts - just GM the mod.


No reason not to join up. You won't be booted for being gone.
 
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twomillionbucks wrote:
I would do this if I was not going to be out of pocket for a week starting Saturday.
Hi, twomil! Apologies for being incredibly vague here, but this reminds me that you tossed around a story idea a couple years ago that did inspire me and I've thought of some more specific ways I'd like to see it implemented. I'm not sure if I'll have time or energy to do it justice any time soon, or whether I'd be able to share it if I did--at the moment the character archetypes might be a bit too close to home to post publically without incriminating the innocent, or, in some cases, the guilty but know that it's still much appreciated, so many thanks.


Lol, glad to help.

Now I'm struggling to remember the story. If you're trying to be anonymous, maybe send me a PM with your real account?
 
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linguistfromhell wrote:
twomillionbucks wrote:
I would do this if I was not going to be out of pocket for a week starting Saturday.


linguistfromhell wrote:
Players are under no requirement to write every week.
linguistfromhell wrote:
Players may join after the game starts - just GM the mod.


No reason not to join up. You won't be booted for being gone.


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How long will this go on for?
 
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Until participation feels crappy, probably. Whether that's through voluntary withdrawal or just a few weeks of only one or two stories is arbitrary.


'Course, everyone could decide on some kind of point total to reach, and we could have a "winner", but I'm not really in favor of that.
 
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I actually like giving out points for reals and having a winner. But that's just me.
 
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Shrug. If the majority is cool with that, we can do that instead.
 
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gelrod wrote:
I love the idea ling. Thanks for doing it. I'm fine either way on scoring, though self conscious types might not want to participate if there are winners and losers.

Plus I don't want two mil, King of Theme, to be upset when I make his stories look like tumblr posts.


Okay, first off, nobody but Ape is allowed to use that avatar. Second of all, some Tumblr posts are pretty awesome. Third, WHAT DID YOU SAY IS THAT A CHALLENGE BRING IT ON UGLY MAN.
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twomillionbucks wrote:
gelrod wrote:
I love the idea ling. Thanks for doing it. I'm fine either way on scoring, though self conscious types might not want to participate if there are winners and losers.

Plus I don't want two mil, King of Theme, to be upset when I make his stories look like tumblr posts.


Okay, first off, nobody but Ape is allowed to use that avatar. Second of all, some Tumblr posts are pretty awesome. Third, WHAT DID YOU SAY IS THAT A CHALLENGE BRING IT ON UGLY MAN.

Your reaction would have more oomph to it if you were, what's the phrase ... 'Signed up" ..?
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linguistfromhell wrote:
twomillionbucks wrote:
gelrod wrote:
I love the idea ling. Thanks for doing it. I'm fine either way on scoring, though self conscious types might not want to participate if there are winners and losers.

Plus I don't want two mil, King of Theme, to be upset when I make his stories look like tumblr posts.


Okay, first off, nobody but Ape is allowed to use that avatar. Second of all, some Tumblr posts are pretty awesome. Third, WHAT DID YOU SAY IS THAT A CHALLENGE BRING IT ON UGLY MAN.

Your reaction would have more oomph to it if you were, what's the phrase ... 'Signed up" ..?


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Sorry, the last few days have seen critical fails on my constitution checks. Head and sinuses have been merciless. Feeling slightly better now; will re-engage probably tomorrow, NLT Friday.
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ljtrigirl wrote:
Oh, I didn't realize it was a judged thing. I'm out.
linguistfromhell wrote:
The points are only for feedback purposes. It isn't like previous writing competitions where there were actual stakes. There aren't any winners or losers.
I wanted to weigh in on this earlier, but forgot: I'm not in it at all for the competition, and may be bad with the judging part, I'm mostly in it to push myself to write again.
And I like sharing writing with you all
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I'm really bad at erotic fiction there are limits to liking the sharing

Never tried fanfic before, I think. Put in an interesting prompt, and I might try it.
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Now that I am neither dying from some insane head cold nor trying to connect to the internet via a 1 star out of 5 cell connection, I will move this forward.

A. I will be formally starting this on Friday.
B. Each player can submit one writing prompt prior to Monday afternoon. As with normal games, the last writing prompt is the one that will be used.
C. Monday afternoon, I'll post a fraction of the total prompts submitted (specific fraction to be determined, but at least 2).

Alternatively, everyone signed up can post / GM me in the next hour or two and I'll push that timetable to the left a week and start it this evening.
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I'm okay with starting this evening.
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