Census Tournament Suggestion Thread -- summer tournament discussion

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by droideka27, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    Tournaments

    Tournaments are an important part of the Census forums. Tournaments are generally updated daily, and keep users checking into Census daily. Census Tournaments have been on a variety of topics.


    How Tournaments Work

    The tournament host, currently Tyi-Maet_Nefer, selects a topic for the tournament, often from the suggestions in this thread. He starts the tournament and asks for nominations. Once the nomination process ends, the tournament host compiles a list and randomizes them and arranges them into brackets. All tournaments use the bracket system, and are randomly paired up. The tournament begins with the first round of voting, and continues until there is a champion. All JCers are eligible to participate, as long as they follow the rules.


    The Rules

    Rules may vary in each tournament. Please check the first post of the tournament that you are participating in for its specific rules. There are a few generic rules, though: 1) Behave! Don't insult others or otherwise break the rules of the JC and 2) You may only vote once for each round, don't use socks to try to vote more than once. Getting caught doing this could earn you a ban, and will certainly bar you from further participation in the tournament.


    The Point of this Thread

    This is the Tournament Suggestion Thread. This is the place for you to suggest ideas for a Tourny at ANY time. It is also a place for me to suggest the next tourny and get feedback from you guys. If you think the system could be improved, here is the place to say it!


    Current Tournament




    Past Tournaments

    Favorite Movie
    Date Posted: 12/3/10
    Winner: The Lord of the Rings trilogy

    Favorite Literary Character
    Date Posted: 9/14/09
    Winner: Albus Dumbledore

    Favorite TV Show
    Date Posted: 7/29/08
    Winner: Looney Tunes

    Tabletop Games
    Date Posted: 2/6/08
    Winner: Poker and Monopoly

    Favorite Landmark
    Date Posted: 7/10/07
    Winner: Great Wall of China

    Favorite Historical Figure
    Date Posted: 3/10/07
    Winner: Albert Einstein

    Favourite CGI Character!
    Date Posted: 1/26/07
    Winner: Yoda

    Favourite Animated Character
    Date Posted: 11/12/06
    Winner: Homer Simpson

    Best Superhero
    Date Posted: 8/30/06
    Winner: Batman

    Best Villain
    Date Posted: 2/7/06
    Winner: Magneto

    Tournament: Best Star Wars Novel
    Date Posted: 12/2/05
    Winner: Revenge of the Sith

    BEST ACTOR Tournament
    Date Posted: 9/4/05
    Winner: Liam Neeson

    Tournament! Best Star Wars Lines!
    Date Posted: 1/10/05
    WINNER: No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try." --Yoda,
  2. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

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    Suggestions for future tournaments:
    - best SF
    - best Fantasy
    - best anime
    - best soundtrack
    - best actress

    At the moment I don't really have a suggestion for the current tournaments.
  3. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Best Animated Character
  4. Captain_Typho Force Ghost

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    As long as it is done tastefully and in good sport, I think it would be fun to have a best mod competition. :p
  5. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Best Sitcom

    Best Horror film

    Best Sports team
  6. DARTH-SHREDDER Jedi Grand Master

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    How about best rock album? That would be pretty cool since there are a lot of really-hyped albums....
  7. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    How about best Star Wars species? Nominees like Noghri, Wookies, Twi'leks, Hutts, etc ...

    I read through the creatures "mini-tournament", and I thought that the sentient species could use a tourney of their own
  8. Paradise in Naboo Jedi Master

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    A few ideas that come to mind:

    Comic Book Character Tournament - Plenty of characters around to keep things interesting.

    TV Character Tournament - Ditto.

    Non-Star Wars Movies Featuring Star Wars Actors Tournament - A little weird, I admit, but it would be nice to see faceoffs like Batman Begins vs. The Two Towers and so on.

    John Williams Scores Tournament - Not sure if the interest would be there (ironic given this is a SW board), but I'd sure love to participate in such a tourney.

  9. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Seconded.
  10. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    John Williams Scores Tournament - Not sure if the interest would be there (ironic given this is a SW board), but I'd sure love to participate in such a tourney.

    Oooh me too. Maybe we could do it as a mini tournament
  11. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    This idea rocks
  12. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    I second this suggestion!
  13. Lord_BlackAdder Force Ghost

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    Best lightsaber design.

    Like any respectable star wars fan, I collect lightsabers and the designs are interesting to say the least...they vary from practical to beautiful, and most carry with them the history of their bearer.

    Has this been done before?


  14. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Both the John Williams Score and Star Wars Species tournaments sound good to me. :D I'd happily be involved in both. :)


    BlackAdder, that would be intriguing, although a question I have is how many different ones could you find? You'd probably need pictures with every one, too. And no, it hasn't been done before in Census. :)
  15. Lord_BlackAdder Force Ghost

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    I think there exists a large enough number of different sabers to warrant a tournament.

    See http://www.thelightsaber.com/ for some great examples.
    In fact, you'll find pictures and a brief history of nearly every lightsaber in the Star Wars universe (including the EU).


  16. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Wow, you can to, very interesting. [face_thinking]
  17. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Tracy, I don't know if it is at all feasible, but if it came to it and you wanted to run a mini tourney and a major one, I would LOVE to run the JW tournament. Not that I'm trying to take your forum from you. :p Just a suggestion.
  18. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    The time has finally arrived when The Boogie Man steps out from the shadows with his domination plan in motion. [face_devil]













    Ohhhh, it was too tempting not to say. :p

    I would find it interesting to see what would happen if there were two tournies on at once. Regarding the amount of voters in each, that is. :)
  19. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Heh. I was so excited about the SW species idea that I completely missed the JW scores suggestion. :p I really like that one, too.

  20. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    best Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie. this could work well with cross promotion of here and the SFF: Films and Television Board
  21. Jango10 Force Ghost

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    Best Action Sequence (Non-SW)
    Best Action Sequence (Just SW)


    Also, I cannot believe Seinfeld didn't win for Best All-Time Comedy Series!!!!!!!!!!!!
  22. durden21 Jedi Knight

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    Best animated mascots.

    Snap, crackle, pop, etc.
  23. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    That would be a cool one, granted I already know I would vote for Lucky.

    EDIT: Or maybe that Cookie Crisp dude and his dog, now I can't decide. :_|
  24. Paradise in Naboo Jedi Master

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    This would be fun. Moreso if it would be expanded to include live-action mascots like Ronald McDonald and the Burger King.
  25. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    I ripped it off out of an issue of Toy Fair [face_blush]

    Adding Ronald, The Burger King (he'd own all comers), would be a good idea.