Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Tyi-Maet_Nefer, Jun 26, 2007.
Thank god we cleared that up.
No, thank deity we did!
Gwydion aligned with Thoth (prepared) vs Kappa aligned with Neptune (prepared)
Agreed. Hammu said it nicely. Gwydion's prep is far more beneficial, although I do always love to hear Bob's thoughts.
Gwydion & Thoth (prepared)
Arthur aligned with Amaterasu vs Griffin aligned with Morrigan (prepared)
Agreed again. A griffin doesn't compare to King Arthur.
Arthur & Amaterasu
Fenrisulfr aligned with Cybele vs Brynhildr aligned with Osiris
I have nothing more to add to what Nem's already said.
Fenrisulfr & Cybele
Nuada aligned with Loki (prepared) vs Caeneus aligned with Iris (prepared)
This is a tight battle, and I'm not entirely sure on it to be perfectly honest. Nuada and Caeneus are both middle of the range heroes, although Nuada is probably the more experienced and better warrior. He carries with him a famous sword and is sometimes viewed as a war god in some writings if I remember right. Caeneus has a terrible advantage in a conventional fight, however, with his impervious nature to weapons. That said, Nuada's prepped, so the "unknowing" advantage is gone.
Iris is an interesting god to have behind Caeneus. Nothing much has been mentioned about her, but she could easily invoke a little more speed into Caeneus. The two of them are also prepared, and this will ease the transference of speed but as fair as strategy goes, I don't see much more that will be achieved.
Loki is the key in this battle, for either the win or the loss (when is he ever not?). Firstly, I also have no info on shape-changing humans. The trickery and strategy Loki has behind him could make a difference. How to win, though?
There's a couple scenarios running through my mind at the moment. For one, if Nuada defeated Caeneus in combat and disarmed him, it would leave him and Loki a massive opportunity to "kill" Caeneus in whatever method they devise. On the other hand, with Caeneus' heightened sense of speed and quicker response time, I'm not sure if Nuada would be the victor. Which, in turn, means Nuada probably doesn't want this to get into a sword battle, yes.
If Loki shape changed Nuada, it would still be hard to say how a beast would defeat the human hero. Turning into a giant version of himself could be argued that shape changing can only occur within the realm of mythological realism (okay, that's an oxymoron, but it sounded so cool ... what I mean is that shape changing always occurs between real creatures ... in the shape changing itself, I don't recall them creating a new thing). That said, there are giants in Norse mythology, but has Loki ever enlarged a human before?
As it stands, I'm going to give the victory to Caeneus. I don't mean to short-change the deity impact in here. There's an impact on both sides, however. But while Loki is awesome, in this particular case, I don't think Nuada will come out on top. I'm not sure that for this battle Nuada is the right conduit for Loki to defeat a speed-increased Caeneus.
Caeneus & Iris (prepared)
Instead of going ahead to the team battle right this very second, I'm going to give deference to Nem in case she would like to argue that last call as both myself and Hammu left it open should more info about shape-changing be given.
Nem and JK would be the only team battle to take place if it stays as is. If Nem would prefer to go straight to team battle, we shall.
Umm... Tyi, its already 2-3 to me. If our match is going to teams then Nem needs to win this one, not me.
Hmm, you're right, I read my files wrong. Or I recorded it wrong. Or something. Regardless, I'll get back to this tomorrow to see how things are.
I gave Hammu what I could on the shape-changing. It's cool. I always knew JK's was going to be the very devil of a match, and hey, there were at least two very close shaves there. Still think Loki's sheer breadth of experience is being underrated, but I accept that "he'd think of something" is not really a very good argument I'm assuming I'm knocked out, then?
I'm okay just judging from hereon in. I love being a GM, but next time round I might volunteer for a judge spot from the off - gives me a chance to think about a much wider range of characters and see how people's teams develop.
And, of course, teh judge powar is kind of addictive.
It has been a good match Nem. I have quite enjoy this one. All the best.
<h2>end of PLAYOFFS</h2>
The Transcendent Legion (Aragorn327) (4) vs The Mythical Masters (SWBob) (2)
The Red Hand Of Ulster (EmpireForever) (4) vs The Spanish Inquisition (NYCitygurl) (2)
Bloody Murder (Hammurabi) (4) vs The Neighborhood Watch (The_Chim) (2)
The Angels of the North (JediNemesis) (2) vs The Knights who say Ni! (JediKnight20043) (4)
We wish a sad farewell to our brave playoff men and women with SWBob, NYCitygurl, The_Chim and JediNemesis leaving us at this point in time. It was amazing that none of those above battles went to teams.
This now puts us at the ... semi final stage!
The Transcendent Legion (Aragorn327) vs The Red Hand Of Ulster (EmpireForever)
Bloody Murder (Hammurabi) vs The Knights who say Ni! (JediKnight20043)
Please send in your numbers and we'll get underway.
Who's picking my colors? Tyi calls dibs on "not it." And he can't give color suggestions.
This is the match I've been waiting for since battles began. Good luck.
Nat: At a guess, EmpireForever, since he was the one who knocked you out of the game.
Hamm: Hell yes. Can't wait.
And so we meet again. This time I feel the match is reversed. Good luck good sir.
I honestly don't know how these results will pan out. It will depend a lot on the numbers I s'ppose. The Hammu/JK match is something I half expected to see in the final, as they were in seperate conferences to begin with. This'll be good.
And Nat, sure, EF can choose your colours if you'd like, as I'm feeling rather evil. Nobody else received a gameban in this game, you see.
Well, if no one got gamebans, hands off my colors.
Or start banning people. Or better yet, let me ban people as a reward for putting up with hideous colors that can't come from you (or Loyal or Nem or Sabine or Idri, for that matter).
I guess its time to wait again.
But whatever should we wait for?
The Transcendent Legion (Aragorn327) (0) vs The Red Hand Of Ulster (EmpireForever) (0)
Bloody Murder (Hammurabi) (0) vs The Knights who say Ni! (JediKnight20043) (0)
The first to be called down from the heavens is FIVE
Ceridwen aligned with Circe (prepared) vs Wayland Smith aligned with Eros (prepared)
Fenrisulfr aligned with Cybele vs Caeneus aligned with Iris (prepared)
*waits for hamms argument so he can counter*
Thing is, if neither of you argue, it'll probably go to Hammu.
As far as the other match goes, the argument could very well win my vote. Pointedly, what will Wayland do/create to counter Ceridwen's magic?
Who knows, I was actually looking at judging tomorrow on my couple hours of break.
Fenrisulfr ate Odin. His jaw spans the earth's atmosphere.
He'll do his own magic. Not a lot of time for the moment, but on top of that he is an excellent archer, and he happens to have some very magical arrows of his own, with Eros there. Question is, what will Ceridwen do to defend against those?
His jaw spans the earth's atmosphere.
Yes, and a Kitsune has become a second moon in the sky. Could mine then become as large as the moon? It's a myth, so you can't exactly go by scientific methods when accounting for something's size. He's obviously quite massive, but other accounts put him at a more reasonable size than as large as the earth's atmosphere.
Which is quicker, though: magic or arrows? You tell me.
Like I said, I think, more later. He does have his own magic, you know. Plus, like, he's awesome at making protective wear that is magical. So.