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  1. RPF_Awards_Sock RPF Awards Host

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    Autumn 2010 Role Playing Forum Awards

    Welcome to the Autumn 2010 RPF Awards!

    Please be sure to review the entire post (even if you?ve done this before) to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

    Purpose of the Awards
    Our role playing forums are very special ? unique in their quality and community. We come here to play, but also to work. It?s not easy to build a successful game or navigate through the galaxy with a character. It?s especially challenging now, with three distinct forums dedicated to different aspects of role playing. Many of you dedicate significant amounts of your free time to make this place the best it can be.

    These awards have been established in recognition of the extraordinary efforts of you ? our users. The VIPships and publicity awarded to winners are meant to serve as both a reward for a job well done and a way to increase visibility. It is hoped that others will learn from their example, and that they will continue to serve as leaders of these role playing forums.

    How it works
    Awards are held four times per year, in April (Spring), July (Summer), October (Autumn) and January (Winter).

    The four categories for awards are:

    Best GM
    Best Roleplayer
    Best RPG (Star Wars and Non-Star Wars)
    Best New RPG (Star Wars and Non-Star Wars)

    New RPGs are defined as any active game less than three (3) months old and have over 50 posts at the time of nomination (once a game crosses the 50 post threshold, it may be nominated so long as the window to do so is still open). RPGs must be active (no locked threads may be nominated).

    Voting will consist of two rounds:

    Round 1:
    • Lasts for five (5) days

    • A time to nominate any active RPG or player

    • Once a thread/player has been nominated once, please refrain from nominating them again (one nomination is sufficient to save a spot on the ballot)

    • Users may not nominate themselves for awards

    • All users may make a total of two (2) nominations per category

    Any RPG that wins an award becomes ineligible for next season's awards, to ensure fairness and variety. Any players who win awards will be ineligible until the next year.

    Round 2
    • Begins immediately after the results of Round 1 are posted

    • A list of all the nominees will be compiled for members to pursue

    • You then have seven (7) days to PM your votes from the choices to the host

    • Users have the option of voting for up to three (3) people in the Best RPer and best GM categories, and up to two (2) games in the Games categories


    ***Campaigning (ie, soliciting votes and/or nominations) at any time during the awards, in any thread, in any forum, is absolutely not allowed!***

    The winners will be announced at the end of Round 2.

    Prizes
    As always, the part you've all been waiting for.

    The winning GMs and Roleplayers will each be awarded VIPship (with the ability to choose custom colors) for one week. In addition, they will earn a place in the "RPF Hall of Fame" in the Community Centre. The winning RPGs will receive a special place in the introductory sticky thread, as well as the right to the title of "Best RPG," until the next season's winners are announced. Moderators are allowed to win Awards, but their prize will be limited to recognition alone. When a moderator places in the Best GM/RPer category, the top three contenders will be recognized, with the two non-mods getting colors. Two non-moderator users are guaranteed colors for every awards season.

    The "RPF Stars" Awards

    Winners of the RPF Stars Awards will not receive titles or colors, but they are encouraged to place their titles in their sig or bio. The idea behind these awards is to provide recognition for exemplary members of our community who st/>/>/>/>
  2. Trieste Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2010
    star 4
    Best New Star Wars RPG: 5 BBY
    Best Star Wars RPG: 5 BBY
    Best GM: Sarge

    If any game and GM needed to be nommed, it was this combo. Sarge has created a game that sparked instant buzz and continues to be enjoyable with a high level of activity. If that doesn't qualify...well then I don't know what does. :D
  3. DarkLordoftheFins Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2007
    star 4
    So, this Season I really wasn´t around that much. Actually I may not have read a line of RPing. But I think it is a shame we have ManCubs and Winged blocked, as it might have deserved a last farewell nomination. Anyway, among those who left I at least wanna see one or two on the list . . . so my honorary nominations . . .

    Best RPer:
    1. LordT. I think he had one post this Season (which was excellent, but little to little, maybe), but I wanted to see him one last time on that list. Just because he was ever helpful, always improving games and helping out others. Also because he was not always nice, but actually a grumpy old man, when we needed one (and maybe sometimes when we didn´t) and an unforgettable player. Nobody did more for less credits than him. So yeah, one last nomination he deserves


    YOU MAY ONLY MAKE ONE NOMINATION PER CATEGORY IN THIS SECTION

    RPF Stars Awards
    1. Most Entertaining GM: Winged_Jedi
    2. Most Educational GM: -
    3. Best Game Design: Sarge. Loved all of his three games he had this Season.
    4. Best Character Design: -
    5. Best Opening / Most Potential At Opening: -
    6. Most Improved RPer: Sarge, again. From growing from an excellent player to a full blown GM.
    7. Most Helpful Person in the RPR: -
    8. Most Social User: -
    9. Most Likely to Annoy the Mods: -
    10. Most Disgruntled Oldbie: -
    11. Best Single Post* (include link): -
  4. Bravo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2001
    star 6
    Best GM:
    1. Sarge221
    2.

    Best RPer:
    1. Katana_Master
    2. Helljumper1178


    YOU MAY ONLY MAKE ONE NOMINATION PER CATEGORY IN THIS SECTION

    RPF Stars Awards
    3. Best Game Design: THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: PRISONER OF CORUSCANT
    4. Best Character Design: Mitth_Fisto
    5. Best Opening / Most Potential At Opening: 5 BBY - The Imperial Fist
    6. Most Improved RPer: Farsox
    7. Most Helpful Person in the RPR: greyjedi125
  5. greyjedi125 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2002
    star 4
    Hmmm.... [face_thinking]


    Best GM:
    1.Sarge221
    2.Trieste

    Best RPer:
    1.Dreamstar
    2.Liam_Vehn

    Best Star Wars RPG:
    1.StarWars: Intervention
    2.

    Best New Star Wars RPG:
    1.5BBY-The Imperial Fist
    2.*Waiting for a certain game to get 50 posts


    YOU MAY ONLY MAKE ONE NOMINATION PER CATEGORY IN THIS SECTION

    RPF Stars Awards
    1. Most Entertaining GM:Sarge221
    2. Most Educational GM:Ktala
    3. Best Game Design: Galaxy at War IV
    4. Best Character Design:Helljumper1178
    5. Best Opening / Most Potential At Opening:5BBY Imperial Fist
    6. Most Improved RPer: Farsox
    7. Most Helpful Person in the RPR:DarthXan318


    Excelsior! :-B [face_peace]
  6. Dubya_Scott Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 11, 2002
    star 5
    Best RolePlayer: Sith-I-5

    It's always fun to RP with Sithy. :)
  7. LordTroepfchen Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 9, 2007
    star 4
    Look at this. I don´t check for a few weeks and everybody begins throwing around nominations.

    Serious Fin, thanks for your appreciation. But I wrote that onlysinglelittle post way back last Season. You just needed forever to post it. So I really do not deserve to be on that list. I simply was inactive for all of the season.

    Xany, Peng, Sock. Please take me of the nominee list.

    Thanks and good luck to you all.
  8. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 12, 2002
    star 6
  9. Sarge221 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 9, 2006
    star 5
    Best GM:
    1. BobaMatt (On part 3 of AFAS right now and yet he's still struggling to keep it going. Dedication right there)
    2. pashatemur (Though I'm not part of Galaxy at War, I've read through some of it and the complications that I've seen and how she seems to be doing the best she can for her players warrants her a spot on this list)

    Best RPer:
    1. Ktala (She and grey and Liam have been a joy to read with the crazy antics that they're going through that some certain GM has cooked up for them :p )
    2. darthramza (What other kind of mind is there that can possibly create the posts that he has made? :p )

    Best Star Wars RPG:
    1. +++ Fate of the Sith: Shadow Hunters +++ (Currently the only RP taking place in the Legacy era and yet is focused on a new, unknown threat, bringing about interesting players that I'm playing with for the first time, and a GM that seems dedicated to getting her game up there with some different tactics like hidden character sheets and Force power assignments; all rolled in to no doubt give something surprising but refreshing)
    2. THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: Prisoner of Coruscant (From what I've read from the setting and storyline, while seeming quite complicated from initial readings, the creativity that is warped in there cannot be ignored)

    Best Non-Star Wars RPG:
    1. AVP: Alien vs. Predator
    2. Halo TODAY: The Pacific Campaign

    Best New Star Wars RPG:
    1. Fate of the Sith: Shadow Hunters
    2. THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: Prisoner of Coruscant


    YOU MAY ONLY MAKE ONE NOMINATION PER CATEGORY IN THIS SECTION

    RPF Stars Awards
    1. Most Entertaining GM: Ktala (There is no blaster....)
    2. Most Educational GM: pashatemur
    3. Best Game Design: +++ Fate of the Sith: Shadow Hunters +++
    4. Best Opening / Most Potential At Opening: THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: Prisoner of Coruscant
    5. Most Social User: blubeast1237 (This was a tough one, especially with recent discussions)
    6. Best Single Post: darthramza - Imperial Fist - 8/2 8:45pm (Nothing like a memorable first post that a certain GM will always recall from his first, successful game)
  10. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 14, 2002
    star 5
    Best GM:
    1. pashatemur, updating starmaps, that excellent library thread, sorting through and re-posting the hoards of character sheets from returning players, welcoming new ones, managing the smooth continuation from GAW III events that were written a year before, responding promptly to the request for links, once we realised how much we would have to research the end of III, for this, pash is the best GM of all time.
    2. Though I cannot nominate him, and am wasting a nom, this is my first time seeing Bravo in action, and the subtle little innovations in running the game, and dealing with players' concerns, makes me want to mention him in despatches.

    Best RPer:
    1. Dubya-Scott, because sometimes, being willing to creatively input and support a game, where there are literally just you and one other guy still remaining, is enough for my criteria.
    2. GenOochy, if not already, is going to be a star on these boards. I mean, I have created things, organisations and what-not, but his Wolatarian civilization, complete with his two star system and some colonies political intrigue, military overview and logistics, down to characterisations and action=based roleplaying. Drokk, he's good.

    Best Star Wars RPG:
    1. Star Wars: Final Resurrection. Though locked, it was running during the period being voted upon.
    2.

    Best Non-Star Wars RPG:
    1. AvP: Alien vs Predator
    2.

    Best New Star Wars RPG:
    1.
    2.

    Best New Non-Star Wars RPG:
    1.
    2.

    YOU MAY ONLY MAKE ONE NOMINATION PER CATEGORY IN THIS SECTION

    RPF Stars Awards
    1. Most Entertaining GM:
    2. Most Educational GM:
    3. Best Game Design: Galaxy at War IV: Prisoner of Coruscant
    4. Best Character Design: Mr Fett, and Tearus Jeandro. After stepping in to run this Mandalorian merc, after Darth RL struck the player, I grew to love playing him. Fett's foundation made the character such a draw, and a challenge, eg. *checks last post to orient self with character* Character has volunteered to single-handedly invade and destroy a star destroyer during the upcoming space battle...well how am I supposed to do that!!!
    5. Best Opening / Most Potential At Opening:
    6. Most Improved RPer: OrrionCarn. Because there is not a 'Best new RPer' nom.
    7. Most Helpful Person in the RPR: Ktala.

    9. Most Likely to Annoy the Mods:
    10. Most Disgruntled Oldbie: Lightwarden. That I would stoop to this over an elf...
    11. Best Single Post* (include link): Date Posted: 11/17 10:34am Subject: THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: PRISONER OF CORUSCANT - Date Edited: 11/17 12:06pm, pashatemur and Corellian Outrider.

    Sorry, I am falling asleep at the keyboard, so have to cut short
  11. RPF_Awards_Sock RPF Awards Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Ding ding ding!

    Nominations are CLOSED! Voting will now commence.

    Autumn 2010 RPF Awards Voting
    Welcome to the voting stage! In this stage, we'll pick the winners from the list of nominees. Please look over the list before voting - some nominees may have been stricken from the official list if they are ineligible in some way. Your vote will not count if you vote for one who is not listed!

    The Rules:
    1. You may only vote for people/games on the list.
    2. One ballot per person, please. You may not use socks to vote!
    3. Voting is by PM only. Any votes posted in this thread will not count.
    4. Votes must be in RPF_Awards_Sock's inbox no later than November 28 at 12:00am Pacific Standard time. Please include "RPF Awards" in your PM subject line and use the voting ballot provided exactly as-is (it makes tallying easier).


    Voting Ballot:

    Best GM:
    1.
    2.

    Best RPer:
    1.
    2.

    Best Star Wars RPG:
    1.
    2.

    Best Non-Star Wars RPG:
    1.
    2.

    Best New Star Wars RPG:
    1.
    2.

    Best New Non-Star Wars RPG:
    1.
    2.


    YOU MAY ONLY VOTE FOR ONE PERSON IN THIS SECTION

    RPF Stars Awards
    1. Most Entertaining GM:
    2. Most Educational GM:
    3. Best Game Design:
    4. Best Character Design:
    5. Best Opening / Most Potential At Opening:
    6. Most Improved RPer:
    7. Most Helpful Person in the RPR:
    8. Most Social User:
    9. Most Likely to Annoy the Mods:
    10. Most Disgruntled Oldbie:
    11. Best Single Post (include link):

    The List:
    Best GM:
    Sarge221
    Trieste
    BobaMatt
    Pashatemur

    Best RPer:
    Katana_Master
    Ktala
    Dubya-scott
    Dreamstar 
    Helljumper1178
    GenOochy
    Liam_Vehn 
    Sith-I-5

    Best Star Wars RPG:
    Fate of the Sith: Shadow Hunters
    Star Wars: Final Resurrection
    Star Wars: Intervention 
    THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: Prisoner of Coruscant
    5 BBY - The Imperial Fist

    Best Non-Star Wars RPG:
    1AVP: Alien vs. Predator
    Halo TODAY: The Pacific Campaign

    Best New Star Wars RPG:
    Fate of the Sith: Shadow Hunters
    5 BBY - The Imperial Fist 
    THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: Prisoner of Coruscant

    Best New Non-Star Wars RPG:
    n/a

    RPF Stars Awards

    1. Most Entertaining GM:
    Winged_Jedi
    Sarge221 
    Ktala

    2. Most Educational GM:
    Ktala 
    pashatemur

    3. Best Game Design:
    Sarge221
    pashatemur
    Ktala

    4. Best Character Design:
    Mitth_Fisto
    Helljumper1178 

    5. Best Opening / Most Potential At Opening:
    THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: Prisoner of Coruscant
    5 BBY - The Imperial Fist

    6. Most Improved RPer:
    Sarge221
    Farsox
    OrrionCarn

    7. Most Helpful Person in the RPR:
    greyjedi125
    DarthXan318 
    Ktala.

    8. Most Social User:
    blubeast1237

    9. Most Likely to Annoy the Mods:
    n/a

    10. Most Disgruntled Oldbie:
    LightWarden

    11. Best Single Post:
    darthramza, Imperial Fist, 8/2 8:45pm 
    pashatemur and Corellian Outrider, THE GALAXY AT WAR PART IV: PRISONER OF CORUSCANT, 11/17 10:34am

    Send those PMs!/>/>/>/>
  12. greyjedi125 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2002
    star 4
    Votes away!! Best of Luck to all Nominees! [face_peace] ;) W00t!
  13. Dubya_Scott Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 11, 2002
    star 5
    Hey, I nominated Sith-I-5 a few days ago for "Best RPer"...but I don't see Sithy on the list. :(
  14. Bravo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2001
    star 6
  15. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 12, 2002
    star 6
    Apologies - fixed. He's there now. If anyone wants to amend their ballots to include Sithy, just re-send the PM.

    In future please use the full nomination ballot! It prevents things like that from happening.
  16. Trieste Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 10, 2010
    star 4
    My civic duty has been done. Voted. ;)
  17. Ktala Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 7, 2002
    star 6
    I dun voted! Good luck to all! :p

    [face_coffee]
  18. Sarge221 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 9, 2006
    star 5
  19. RPF_Awards_Sock RPF Awards Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Hey you guys, it's the end of the voting period and I only have eight (8) votes. We don't normally publish voter statistics, but let's just say this is a really low turnout.

    What's going on? Do you need more time? Or ... well ... are the Awards going completely out of style? :(
  20. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2008
    star 6
    If I may propose a theory:

    [image=http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp39/darthramza/RLthulhu.jpg]

    Well, to be more exact, a combination of RLthulhu sapping potential voters' free time and awareness of the games and nominees. That leads to some serious voter apathy (I know the latter is what's keeping me from voting). Combine that with the possible perception of an overabundance of awards seasons - I mean, I can't think of a time where I didn't think "It's awards season already? Holy crap, wasn't the last one like last week?" - and you've got a recipe for low turnout.

    Alternatively, I propose a possible correlation between US election turnout and RPF voter turnout - both were really low this month.:p
  21. RPF_Awards_Sock RPF Awards Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Mmm. As to that, we've actually already made the transition to a three-seasons-per-year model. There were four months between the Summer and Autumn awards. [face_whistling] We just didn't announce it because we're still coming up with a good naming scheme.
  22. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

    Manager
    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 6
    Plus I'm a big fan of Niccolo Machiavelli.
  23. darthhelinith Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 10, 2009
    star 5
    Uhhh... I don't really participate enough to vote really [face_blush]
    I hardly know most people here- largely due to RL sapping the time I've had free to post on the boards right now :(
  24. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 14, 2002
    star 5
  25. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2008
    star 6
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