Welcome ladies and gentleman, roleplayers and GMs, mods and users alike, to the New RPF Awards - Winter 2017 Edition! I am your host, Darth_wanderguard, and I am glad to introduce the second installment of these reworked awards, held twice yearly in February and August, and lasting approximately four weeks. How do the awards work? The awards are a two-step process. The first step is a public ballot nomination period which will last for two weeks. After the nomination period is done, the three candidates with the most nominations for each award will be presented as nominees. In the case of a tie to determine one or more spots, candidates who are tied are considered semi-finalists. Each candidate is counted as to how many awards for which they are either a finalist or semi-finalist. The candidates with the least are favored for tie-breaking purposes. Failing that, I as host retain a tie breaking vote since I do not nominate or vote under normal circumstances. A two-week secret voting period will then commence in which your votes will be cast via PM to the awards host. After the polls have closed, the winners will be announced and prizes awarded. What are the prizes? The winners of the Best Roleplayer and Best GM awards will receive colors for one month! The game which wins the Best RPG Award will have the option of ***Voted Best RPG Winter 2017*** being edited into its thread title. What are the awards? "Best" Awards: Best Roleplayer Best GM Best RPG Best Original Character "Most" Awards: Most Long-Winded Roleplayer Most Promising New Roleplayer Most Sadistic GM Most Helpful GM Most Frightening Character Most Humorous Character Most Accurate Portrayal of a Canon Character Most Unpredictable Original Character So how do I vote? It's simple! Just post your list of nominations in-thread, and wait for the successful nominees to be announced. Then, PM your votes to the host and be sure to check back in for the ceremony once the voting period is over. Who is eligible? Players must be currently active in the RPF to receive nominations. A game must be currently active *when the awards begin* to be eligible for Best RPG. You cannot nominate yourself. You can vote for yourself. Individuals may not win Best Roleplayer or Best GM consecutively. The same game may not win Best RPG consecutively, and the same character may not win Best Original Character consecutively. As of this edition, Moonspun Dragon is currently ineligible for Best Roleplayer, Darth_wanderguard is currently ineligible for Best GM, and Darth Manticore is ineligible for Best Original Character. If you have nominated incorrectly you will be given notice and an opportunity to change your selections. You may only change selections which were invalid - the rest of your nomination ballot is locked in. Get nominating and have fun, everyone!