Welcome to PTI! Here's how it works: The host will post a topic from recent sports news, along with a prompt to go with it. There will then be a 72-hour period for people to post their comments and thoughts on the stories. The host will then pick the two best to continue on. The rules from this point will vary, as the two chosen candidates will compete in a random game such as they have on the PTI game show. (and specific game to be determined randomly by host in each round): The game choices are: Over/Under, Oddsmakers, and Toss-Up (Role Play and other games may be added in the future) The host will then post 4 questions, 1 at a time with 24-hours between each for contestants to discuss the topics. They can respond to each other as often as they like within that time span (or after 24 hours if the host hasn't posted the new topic), at the end of all 4 topics the host will determine the winner (if an earlier question deals with something that has then passed, result can be taken into account). The winner of each individual game will then get 24 hours to post "happy-happies" (a happy birthday, happy anniversary, and happy trails) and a TV pick if they wish. Here's how colors and gamebans work: 1. If a player wins three games in a row in which they enter (defined as commenting on the initial topic in a game), they can choose either to get 24 hours of VIP colors, or to put those colors on the line and try for a fourth consecutive win and 48 hours of VIP colors. 2. When a player wins 6 games, regardless of order or whether s/he got colors for consecutive wins, s/he wins 48 hours of VIP colors. If this coincides with consecutive wins colors, the times will be added together. 3. Losses will be tallied as followed: Entering a game but not being chosen will count as half a loss, and being chosen and then losing will count as a whole loss. Players will get a 24 hour gameban for every two losses they accumulate. Obviously, this system of colors and gamebans means that the host will also keep a running tally of each players participation, for wins, consecutive wins, and total losses. Each category would be reset when appropriate. First topic coming soon!