[Mod Stuff] Senate Games: A Focus Group or Thereabouts by Ender_Sai (Illustrations by Mr44)

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Ender Sai, Jun 17, 2007.

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  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Ok, here's the dirty little secret - we (read: I) flubbed the game aspect before by being too rules orientated and it made it less free form. In my defence, I don't do any online RP because as a pen-and-paper RPG'er, I'm elitist on that front. d20 High-Five, dizfactor or VLM!

    Ahem.

    In any event, I think we could do with some games but in this case, I'm happy to facilitate discussions on how we can get some games happening.

    Soooooo, what I'm looking for is a group of interested people to help me brainstorm and rules-ify both a Senate RP (internationally themed), and another trivia quiz focusing on I guess culture, politics and modern history. Colours for the winner, title for the host and the like.

    Yes, we'll plug this on Around the Boards in Comms to get outside interest.

    We have two options; either a group of 10 get a private forum to help test out ideas, free from distractions and fly by lolz posting; or we just knut it out here.

    Your call. Suggest away!

    E_S
  2. Ree Jedi Master

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    Jan 25, 2005
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    Trivia game is always good.

    Since this is the Senate Floor after all, maybe we can form some debating teams for whoever is interested?? Not me I'm crap at debating :p
    As for an RP...I don't know what that is.
  3. Mr44 VIP

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    May 21, 2002
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    RP=role playing. What was tried was that people stepped into the roles of UN member states and interacted. I agree that the idea was great, but that it needed to be looser and less formal.

    E_S is looking for ideas along those lines.

    With the success of the James Bond discussion in Amp, I'd be open to adding in a potential fantasy element, as long as the fantasy was grounded in reality.

    I'd picture FID being a Blofeld, or K_K being a Jason Borne, or Lowbacca being the head of TEAM AMERICA... Of course, there would have to be limits here as well.

    I still like the idea of hosting Tom Clancy-esque "action fiction" here in the Senate. We just need a couple of people who are interested in trying out their amateur writing skills.
  4. Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master

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    I thought the model UN was exceptionally accurate. It didnt work, accomplished nothing, and was full of ridiculous posturing. How more accurate can you get?

    And wait, I'm mentioned to head team america? Rock on. Is it wrong for that to be the case when I'm not actually in America for time being? Or can I count this as an invasion?


    I"m most interested in the trivia bit, myself, but not sure what all is in mind on that one.
  5. Souderwan Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh cool! I would definitely be interested in hosting a trivia game if you need a host. I also love debate but my time is fairly limited (no time to go looking for sources and the like) so I'd rather watch/judge.

    And Lobacca's assessment of the UN made me laugh.



  6. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    We've tried debate and as much as I love the idea, it's never really got going. :(

    But still, more ideas people! You have to have some idea of how we can liven this place up!

    E_S
  7. Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master

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    I like the quiz idea. I'd also love debate where we're just given a topic and a side as I think that'd be fun... it got mentioned last round of asking for ideas as well as the model UN thing, but we only went with that one.
  8. Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master

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    Elimination games (with risk involved) are always fun, especially in this venue of issues and politics.
  9. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    OK, let's look into a quiz for starters, and debates.

    How many people involved?

    Ban as an elimination?

    Colours as a prize?

    ES
  10. Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master

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    We'd have to agree on number of participants or set a deadline.... Also, the rules need to be clear to everyone before initial participation.

    I'd agree on short-term ban for elimination and colors as the prize.
  11. VoijaRisa Jedi Master

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    I see no pictures. Mr44 is slacking.
  12. Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master

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    Blofeld? Really, is that how I'm seen around here?
  13. Mr44 VIP

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    It's the white cat, it throws people off...
  14. Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master

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    I always saw myself as Auric Goldfinger.
  15. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    You know what would be awesome is a devil's advocate thread, where people argue issues that are opposite what they normally hold.

    Like, Ender would have to be an American socialist, and argue accordingly. dizfactor could be an evangelical Christian. We could do a run of most major topics, gun control, abortion, homosexuality, etc.
  16. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Oh god, I'd kill myself pretending to be socialist. :eek:

    E_S
  17. Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I call that the "zoo thread"
  18. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    How's the RP idea sound?

    Basically a political style RP thread, like civilsation without "We Love the President Day"?

    E_S
  19. Souderwan Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 3, 2005
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    Honestly, for debates, I would suggest a bracketed competition with no limit on the number of contestants (Ok. maybe 16, but I don't see you getting quite that many). The game host would assign first round debates. He?d assign a topic and randomly assign for or against positions to each debater.

    They?d get 24-48 hrs to ?prepare? and then there?d be an assigned period during which the debate would occur?I?d say 2 hrs, tops. Each would get to give an initial speech, and then each would get a rebuttal. Then they?d have a Q&A period where they?d field questions proposed by the ?audience??the audience would PM the thread owner with their questions to control things.

    Finally, the host would call for PMs from the audience to aid in deciding who the winner is, but the host would declare the winner of that debate. The loser would get a 24 hr game ban and the winner would get 24 hrs of VIPship and advance to the next round.

    Each round would have a longer VIPship period with the ultimate debater getting up to 2 weeks of colors.

    What do you think?


  20. Suzuki_Akira Jedi Master

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    I think you should get back to Battle Royale and stop being so damn competitive.
  21. Souderwan Jedi Grand Master

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    Haha. Yeah. I kinda forgot about that, didn't I? Hmm..new topic...

  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Suzuki, long time since I saw you round these parts. :)

    Souder, I like it. Know any, um, hosts? [face_batting] \

    ES
  23. Souderwan Jedi Grand Master

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    Ha. Yeah, I'd host, if no one else objects. :)

  24. Suzuki_Akira Jedi Master

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    Yeah. I think the last time I was here I stormed off in a tantrum because farraday was headhunting me. Fun times!
  25. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    It just means farrie loves you.

    E_S
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