Games Pass the Paragraph: has a winner

Discussion in 'Community' started by Nyota's Heart, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Rules

    1. After we have our players, EVERY player then has to write an opening paragraph to a story. These stories can be about absolutely anything. The only guideline you have to be aware of is the Terms Of Service for these forums - naturally, don't break them. It doesn't matter how weird, crazy or normal your story is. I'm sure it won't end up how you envision it, anyway.

    2. Each player PMs me their paragraph/sentence once they have written it. I will then PM the next player in line with that paragraph - this next player's objective is then to write the next paragraph of the story. When they are done with it, they PM it back to me and I pass it along to the next person and this continues until all seven players have written a couple of sentences for the story. So, by the end of this, there will be seven paragraphs to a story. After that, I will PM the original creator of the story these seven paragraphs and allow them to write the final eighth, ending, paragraph. And that's it for the entire story.

    Of course, there will be seven different stories going on at the same time during the game. Each person only writes one paragraph for each story, except for their own (where they write the first and last).

    3. Everything is basically done through PMs. After you write your paragraph you always PM it back to me. You do not know who is next in line to write the following part of the story, nor do you know who has written the paragraphs before you (even the opening one). The reason for this is so that ideas and story trends don't really pass between them. However, it really is up to each player what will be in the stories, after all.

    4. I'll give a guideline of 48 hours for each paragraph to be written. So at the absolute maximum this game will last for just over two weeks. 48 hours is plenty of time to write a few sentences; there's really nothing to it. If somebody does not write a paragraph in a particular story after 48 hours, I will step in and write the paragraph anonymously myself. This is so that things can still flow if a person is held up. And it also is fun for me. Hehe.

    Note: I'm not able to juggle who has what with sending paragraphs along before 48 hours pass, so I'll wait until the time is up or until I have everyones' paragraphs, whichever comes first.

    5. When every story has been completed, I will post all seven of them. I will not inform you which story belongs to which player (belonging in the sense that they wrote the first and last paragraph - even though they didn't write the bulk of it). This is where it is extremely hilarious. And that's basically it to the game.

    6. Then players will PM their vote for the story they like most, in 48 hours. The winner(s) will get 24 hours of colors.
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    Last edited by NYCitygurl, Jul 2, 2013
  2. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    So wait, the point is to what, have the best paragraph in the story, or? What are people voting on?
  3. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Hi there. :) The point is if I'm player #1, I submit my first paragraph. Then that gets sent to player #2; he adds a paragraph for that round; then player #3 will get that for the third round and add to the story; this continues until I get my story back again; I add the final paragraph and the story is complete. All completed stories are posted in the game thread, and that's what's voted on. It's rather like fanfic awards - voting on which you like best -- mixed with round robin [face_laugh] -- since by the time we're done, everyone's contributed a bit to the story.

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    Stories can be of any flavor: some in the past have been SW, some have been sci-fi - others have been on Earth but in earlier centuries; we've even had Pirates of the Caribbean themes. ;)
  4. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    Do you have a completed one we could look at to see what happens? I'm a little hazy on what the voting criteria are, too.
  5. harpua Chosen One

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    Yeah, this doesn't really make sense. We're voting on completed stories, or individual paragraphs in the story? If we're voting on completed stories, being that each story is written by several people, how does a winner get chosen?
  6. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  7. Juliet316 Streak for Colours Bonanza Winner

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    Still slightly confused, but what the hell.

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  8. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    So I write a paragraph that gets passed around, till we all make a very long story, or we all just add unto a person's first paragraph like a story and likewise it happens to us, till we have all written a story, and then each story is voted on right?

    edit: do we send in a paragraph now?
    Last edited by TheGuardianofArlon, Oct 16, 2012
  9. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Don't worry, I've played this before @Jade_eyes.

    I think you are all too concerned about how to win. The point is to just have a good time writing and reading. Although if you're that concerned with who wins, it's whoever wrote the initial paragraph of the most popular story.
  10. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    So basically we can make it as wacky or someone can make it as wacky as possible?

    [face_devil]
  11. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    You write a paragraph for the First Round, then the next four rounds you have to add a paragraph to an existing story sent to you on a rotating basis (so you write a paragraph in everyone's story, but you don't know who wrote which paragraph). In the end, you finish the story with a sixth paragraph, and then voting commences. You vote for your favorite completed story, and the one with the most votes for it wins. You can't vote for your own story, etc.
  12. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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  13. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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  14. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    I got 2 great!!! paragraphs. By player request, the interval for submittal is 48 hours. So I won't post a reminder unless needed until that interval comes close. :) I forgot myself that it was 48 hours when I played. :p
  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Paragraphs is so much fun :D I can't wait to see all the completed stories!

    Edit: With permission, I found and edited in the intro post, which gives a little more information about the games (thanks to Tyi for the game and the write-up).
    Last edited by NYCitygurl, Oct 18, 2012
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  16. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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  17. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Next bunch now in inboxes.


    48 hours. :D
  18. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Well, that one was something.
  19. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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    I could be a combo breaker with this...
  20. Juliet316 Streak for Colours Bonanza Winner

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  21. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Woot! Stories are progressing superbly. =D=

    Inboxes have the next bunch [face_batting] :)
  22. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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  23. Nyota's Heart Combos & Paragraphs Host

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    Good morning: [face_batting]

    New sets in inboxes. The tales have taken fun/intriguing twisties let me tell you =D=
  24. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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  25. Juliet316 Streak for Colours Bonanza Winner

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    Sent.

    Just to let you know ahead of time, there's a chance I might not be around when the next sets are sent out. I'm right in the range where Sandy's expected to hit (how much we get of her depends on where, exactly she lands. Right now it's anywhere from Virginia where I live to possibly New York/Boston), and there's a chance if the power goes out, it'll be days before I'm back online.