As promised, here is the announcement for the yearly game of fanfic trivia. For the n00bies and the forgetful types, here are some specifics: For anyone wondering what the benefits are to competing in Fanfic Trivia, here are a few reasons: 1) Be exposed to fanfic you've never read before. 2) Get to know your fellow fanficcers by working with them and/or conspiring against them. 3) Two weeks of pretty VIP colors as well as a title explaining why you're suddenly a VIP. For those who are already VIPs, you will be free to change your current boring colors for that time period. Those who are mods/managers/admins will be demoted for two weeks. 4) Bragging rights. Format The trivia has been divided into four parts - the three forums containing stories and some general questions from the Resource forum. For ease of scoring, every question - even multiple part questions - will be worth a single point. Out of the goodness of my tiny little heart I'm going to keep the questions divided by forum, so when you're stumped on a question (which will be often) you'll at least know what forum to look in. You can play alone or with a partner, but there will be no teams allowed with more than two people. Time The current plan is for the game to begin Friday July 6th and run until 11:59 PM (board time) Sunday July 15th. At any time within those nine days the teams can submit their answer sheet to me via PM. Only one set of answers per team will be allowed and I'm going to accept the first one only, so don't submit your answers unless you're certain you can't answer any more or you're out of time. Be sure to include your team name when submitting answers. Official Rules: 1. The winning team shall be the team that scores the highest. 2. In the event of a tie, the winner(s) will be whichever team submitted its entry first. 3. Teams will be restricted to a maximum of 2 players and a minimum of one player. 4. Trivia answers will be sent directly to me via PM only. Only one answer submission per team will be accepted. 5. Once a winner is declared, the answers will be displayed. There will be a 48 hour period where players can dispute an answer and thereby the outcome of the game. After that time expires, the prize is awarded and any subsequent complaints will be soundly ignored. 6. To overturn the outcome of the game the contesting team must provide ironclad proof that the given answer is wrong. In the event that happens I will immediately pass the blame along to someone else and the results will be retabulated. 7. Herman reserves the right to change the rules as he sees fit. Unofficial Rules: 1. While the official teams are limited to 2 people, there's nothing to stop teams from trading answers back and forth behind the scenes as well as contacting non-players and hitting them up for answers. 2. Given that trading answers aids the opposition as much as it helps you, it only really works if the opposition gives you the correct answer and you give them a load of crap. 3. Lying, cheating, and backstabbing are encouraged. 4. Trust no one. So take your time and find a worthy partner, then you can sign up in this thread. Please announce who your playing partner is and what your team name is. Just so you're all properly warned, I've been working on recruiting another henchwoman, so this game promises to be even more headache-inducing than before.