Tournament Suggestion Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Son of the Suns, Aug 28, 2002.

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  1. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Yes, the Census forum has a new phenomenon, tournaments. For those unfamiliar with these types of threads, the following should explain how they work.


    How Tournaments Work

    The tournament starter (a mod or admin, in this case) chooses an idea, either thought-up or suggested. He starts the tournament and asks for nominations. Once the nomination process ends, the tournament starter comes up with the brackets that people will vote on in each round. Once that is done, the tournament begins.


    The Rules

    Rules may vary in each tournament. For example, the nomination process may be longer in one tournament than another and the tournament starter may ask that each nomination be seconded. Also, the way the brackets are set up may vary also. In one tournament, you may have alphabetical matchups, while in another, you may have random matchups. One rule that will be consistent throughout each tournament: A person should not vote with a sock if the person has already voted in that matchup with another username.


    Let the tournaments begin!

    This may all sound complicated, but it's really quite simple. It's also extremely fun. Now that I have introduced the concept, I welcome any suggestions or comments any of you may have.


    Current Tournament

  2. TBD
    Best Villian
    Winner: TBD!




  3. History: Past Tournaments

  4. Date Posted: 8/29/02 1:31pm
    Nintendo Video Games: The Tournament!
    Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time



  5. Date Posted: 10/24/02 7:02pm
    Songs of The Beatles: The Tournament!
    Winner: A Day In The Life



  6. Date Posted: 2/2/03 9:41am
    Tournament: Cartoons!
    Winner: The Simpsons



  7. Date Posted: 4/4/03 5:24pm
    Tournament: Movies!
    WINNER: Raiders Of The Lost Ark



  8. Date Posted: 6/28/03 1:04pm
    Tournament: Rock Music Artists
    WINNER: The Beatles



  9. Date Posted: 9/13/03 10:09pm
    SW Characters Tournament!
    WINNER: Obi-Wan Kenobi



  10. Date Posted: 11/26/03 3:49pm
    Mini-Tournament! SW Creatures
    WINNER: Rancor



  11. Date Posted: 1/21/04 7:43pm
    Tournament! All-Time TV Comedy Series
    WINNER: The Simpsons



  12. Date Posted: 8/19/04 10:09pm
    Tournament! John, Paul, George & Ringo
    WINNER: A Day In The Life



  13. Date Posted: 12/13/04 8:26pm
    Tournament! Best Picture Oscars!
    WINNER: The Godfather



  14. Date Posted: 1/10 8:53pm
    Tournament! Best Star Wars Lines!
    WINNER: No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try." --Yoda, ESB



  15. Date Posted: 9/4 10:00am
    BEST ACTOR Tournament
    Winner: Liam Neeson


  16. Date Posted: 12/2/05 11:33pm
    Best Star Wars Novel
    Winner: Revenge of the Sith


  17. droideka EDIT: locking to remake the thread
  18. StarFire Jedi Padawan

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    Coooool!!

    When's the first tournament?
  19. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I should post the first one within the next few days. I haven't decided on a topic yet, though.
  20. Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master

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  21. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Does a Nintendo video game tournament sound like a good idea? I'm referring to games published/developed by Nintendo.
  22. Terr_Mys Jedi Master

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    Yay! :D Sounds like a great idea, SotS. :)
  23. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Cool, I'll make that the first tournament, then. :)
  24. JWK Jedi Master

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    Since we're doing Nintendo there should also be a follow up with best PSX/PS2 games. Maybe even a best system (excludeing computers) tourney.
  25. shinjo_jedi Jedi Master

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    Wonderful Idea, Son of the Suns :)
  26. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, JWK, the current tournament will certainly not be the last video game tournament. However, the next one will probably be about something else. Maybe movies or music.
  27. shinjo_jedi Jedi Master

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    Just a thought, you might try movies or something. Pick some popular movies around the JC, and put them. Not any of the Star Wars movies though. Just like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Stephen King's ect.
  28. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Here are a few ideas for possible future tournaments:

    Sega Video Games
    Anime Movies
    John Williams Scores
    Star Wars Characters
    Movies of the '90s
    Songs of The Beatles

    Should one of these be next? Do any of you have any other suggestions?
  29. Terr_Mys Jedi Master

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    Movies of the '90s sounds good. :) Or perhaps Sega Video Games.
  30. Ret Jedi Knight

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    Idea: Best Comic Characters
  31. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Good idea, Ret. I'll keep that in mind.
  32. Ret Jedi Knight

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  33. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I also like the Best Movie of the 90's idea

    Two others:

    Best (non Star Wars) DVD set
    Best Special Effects from Industrial Light & Magic for a (non Star Wars) Film*
    Best Third-party Video Game
    Best Cartoon Series of the 1980's/Early 1990's
    Best Metallica Song ::)

    *To make this one fair, perhaps restricting it to non-CGI projects or to just anything pre-Abyss.
  34. eclipseSD Jedi Knight

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    The Book-Movie Adaptation Tournament-
    it could include LOTR; Jurassic Park; Harry Potter; etc.
  35. DarthBurns Jedi Master

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    You could maybe do a "Best film to win the Best Film Oscar" tournament.
  36. LittleJedi Jedi Padawan

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    Drat, I was going to suggest the Oscar one too. ;) Eh, great minds think alike.

    How about Shakespearian plays? :)


    LittleJedi





  37. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Padawan

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    I think that SotS' "Star Wars Characters" idea would work really well as a Tournament! :D

    Or even "The Simpsons Characters" might be an idea? :)

    R.
  38. jedisrm Jedi Master

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    harry potter characters

    lotr characters

    wwe/wwf characters
  39. The_Ultimate_Fett Jedi Padawan

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    Middle Earth Elves

    Songs of the Rolling Stones

  40. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Alrighty, now that the holidays have passed, isn't it time to start thinking about the next tournament?

    Here are some ideas (original and compiled from above):

    Movies: overall (non-SW?), by era (e.g. movies of the 90's), Oscar-winners, by genre...

    Movie Scenes: overall or perhaps by genre?

    Movie Characters: or actors/actresses

    Star Wars Characters

    Star Wars Music Tracks: or John Williams tracks...

    Rock Albums, Songs or Groups: overall, by era, by group

    Classical Music Pieces

    Classic Literature: novels, plays, overall, by era...


    Please list your ideas and preferences!

    We could have a bracket of 64 or 32 or 16 or....

    whatever suits the topic.

    :)
  41. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Come on folks, any ideas?

    TV Shows: all-time, classic, sit-coms...
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