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

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  1. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    [li]TBD
    [link=link]Best Villian[/link]
    Winner: TBD![/li]



    History: Past Tournaments

    [li]Date Posted: 8/29/02 1:31pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/8574853/?534] Nintendo Video Games: The Tournament![/link]
    Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 10/24/02 7:02pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/9268234/?821] Songs of The Beatles: The Tournament![/link]
    Winner: A Day In The Life[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 2/2/03 9:41am
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/10393808/?945] Tournament: Cartoons! [/link]
    Winner: The Simpsons[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 4/4/03 5:24pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/11184739/?1683]Tournament: Movies![/link]
    WINNER: Raiders Of The Lost Ark[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 6/28/03 1:04pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/12210864/?980]Tournament: Rock Music Artists [/link]
    WINNER: The Beatles[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 9/13/03 10:09pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/13183079/?1379]SW Characters Tournament![/link]
    WINNER: Obi-Wan Kenobi [/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 11/26/03 3:49pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/14087768/?94] Mini-Tournament! SW Creatures[/link]
    WINNER: Rancor[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 1/21/04 7:43pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/14656198/?811]Tournament! All-Time TV Comedy Series[/link]
    WINNER: The Simpsons[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 8/19/04 10:09pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/16735727/?869]Tournament! John, Paul, George & Ringo [/link]
    WINNER: A Day In The Life[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 12/13/04 8:26pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/17764043/?815]Tournament! Best Picture Oscars![/link]
    WINNER: The Godfather[/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 1/10 8:53pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/18013408/?690]Tournament! Best Star Wars Lines![/link]
    WINNER: No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try." --Yoda, ESB [/li]


    [li]Date Posted: 9/4 10:00am
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Census/b10264/21423316/?391]BEST ACTOR Tournament[/link]
    Winner: Liam Neeson [/li]

    [li]Date Posted: 12/2/05 11:33pm
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/census/b10264/22498290/p1/?1059]Best Star Wars Novel[/link]
    Winner: Revenge of the Sith[/li]

    droideka EDIT: locking to remake the thread
     
  2. StarFire

    StarFire Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Coooool!!

    When's the first tournament?
     
  3. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'll join :)
     
  5. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cool, I'll make that the first tournament, then. :)
     
  8. JWK

    JWK Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
  9. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Wonderful Idea, Son of the Suns :)
     
  10. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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.
     
  11. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

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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.
     
  12. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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?
     
  13. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    Idea: Best Comic Characters
     
  15. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good idea, Ret. I'll keep that in mind.
     
  16. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    Thanks.
     
  17. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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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.
     
  18. eclipseSD

    eclipseSD Jedi Knight star 5

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

    DarthBurns Jedi Master star 4

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

    LittleJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    How about Shakespearian plays? :)


    LittleJedi





     
  21. Rogue_Starbuck

    Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Padawan star 4

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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.
     
  22. jedisrm

    jedisrm Jedi Master star 4

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    harry potter characters

    lotr characters

    wwe/wwf characters
     
  23. The_Ultimate_Fett

    The_Ultimate_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Middle Earth Elves

    Songs of the Rolling Stones

     
  24. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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.

    :)
     
  25. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Come on folks, any ideas?

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