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Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. Quarter Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:47 am
by PicksUpSticks
Yes, there were plans for an inconceivable to be thrown out... It also made use of the three door riddle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem)

The original idea started with two cups, a princess bride discussion and him knocking over the cups and declaring them both poison.

Then the three cups would be brought out and presented in the same fashion as the riddle linked. Aloysius would have discovered the flaw in Jimmy's logic and switched cups, thinking he had a 2/3 chance to be right.

The problem was Jimmy knew he would figure it out, so he rigged it. By making two of the cups normal (one poison, one regular), and the third an anymug filled with a poison that Jimmy was immune to, he ensured his victory. No matter what Aloysius picked, Jimmy would always end up not drinking the poison.



But then it ended up as that monstrosity :lol:

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. Quarter Finals!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:53 am
by ArcticTornado
When will this round end?

Oh, and Reads gets my last vote.

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. Quarter Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:06 am
by vid20
So sorry this round is taking so long guys!

I promise results are coming, just bad timing alongside Christmas.

I haven't forgotten about you!

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. Quarter Finals!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:00 pm
by vid20
alright guys, it's all compiled, it'll be posted tonight (I'm walking out the door for work right now)

You can expect both results and the semi final bracket to be posted in about 12 hours. Start the countdown!

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. Quarter Finals!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:06 pm
by m0rtimer

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. Quarter Finals!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:27 pm
by Dusk9


It works :lol:

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. Quarter Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:26 am
by vid20
it's official..

and my hands are trembling with excitement as I write this..

Dusk9s Simon Emrys Lex’Ander defeats RandomMercs Kane Selion

M0rtimers SerV3 defeats Knucklekrakens ROY!

ArcticTornados Inti defeats SilverMK2s Vrita

PicksUpSticks Jimmy one arm defeats ReadsVoraciouslys Aloysius Aduviri
SPOILERS:Guys, seriously seriously hard to judge match this round. Pretty much every single bracket was decided by one or two points; and in every single round at least one judge thought some one should have won, so you were all some bodies favourite.

for the four of you tasting defeat, I'm really terribly sorry that you can't all be winners.. however I may have an idea for a bonus round if anyone is interested.

for the four progressing, get ready. Semi finals come out after this post.

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. Quarter Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:32 am
by vid20
Semi finals!

M0rtimers SerV3 vs Dusk9s Simon Emrys Lex’Ander
How to Host a Murder
As you make you’re way through the kingdom’s of the land, an eccentric and wealthy king who prizes himself on having the biggest, best, and most expensive of everything hears of your presence. His messenger meets you insisting that you join him in his castle for a supper in your honour.
It’s only on arriving that you realise there is one guest to many at this party, and now you’ll need to dispatch them without rousing any suspicion. After all, you doubt the king and his soldiers will take kindly to you ruining his party.

PicksUpSticks Jimmy one arm
vs ArcticTornados Inti
Tranquillity
News of great warriors crossing the land has spread far and wide, and as you pass through the last bastion of civilization you find yourself surrounded by throngs of people. They chant your name, and sing your praise. The euphoria is almost contagious. That is right up until they start singing some one else’s name too. You’re no expert on parties, but two is one too many for your liking. Time to find a way to break this party up without drawing too much attention. After all, you wouldn’t want to disappoint your new adoring fans, would you?

SPOILERS:good luck guys, you've got until 00:00 GMT Tuesday the 10th

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:00 am
by m0rtimer
Welp, I'm doomed. Oh well, atleast I can now finally make that "We're both metal!" joke. And we shallt die rocking :lol:

*Wonders if he should make a counter for the deadline* :lol:

edit: I'm so sorry.

editedit: Will we be receiving feedback from this round, or will that only come at a later time?

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:46 am
by Dusk9
m0rtimer wrote:Welp, I'm doomed.


Don't give up just yet - I'm 70% sure my last entry was a one-off :shifty:

Also, I find it hilarious that we're the ones who got the 'invited-to-a-feast' arena :D
The only way it could be any better was if Vritra had got through in my place :lol:

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:01 am
by m0rtimer
Yeah. I'm guessing you don't need to eat (much?) to survive, and SerV3, well... :lol:

The other arena would actually have proven to be quite... Interesting. SerV3 is a character which is used to being scolded, hated honestly. He actually doesn't deal well with praise.

No matter though. I have ideas for this arena just as well. If I will lose, I will lose with a bang, not a whimper. :evilgrin:

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:23 am
by vid20
m0rtimer wrote:
edit: I'm so sorry.

editedit: Will we be receiving feedback from this round, or will that only come at a later time?


When I looked at this counter the timer said 7 days, and all I could think of was that scary movie The Ring.
"You have 7 days!"

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:38 am
by PicksUpSticks
Holy crap-stick... I won?

I will do my best to redeem myself with this fight. This arena is giving me some ideas.

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:42 pm
by m0rtimer
I'm almost done with my entry. I've been way too damn busy in the past week, but I'm almost done now.

All I can say is that I'm suffering from the Dusk symptom. I'm sorry. :gonk:

edit: Done and submitted. This thing turned into a monster. I'm so sorry.

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:30 am
by SilverMK2
Well done to all who went through, and to the feedback I have received :D

I've got a lot on in the next few weeks, but I would be free to do a bit of writing if anyone wanted to fight my character after that.

Have to say that I would be interested in a second game of this; though I think I will choose a slightly less powerful character :D

Best of luck to everyone still in - I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:43 am
by knucklekraken

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:49 am
by PicksUpSticks
I remembered to send my copy over to work this time!

Going to edit and submit during my lunch break 8)


This was easily the hardest to imagine, and went through at least one complete revision.

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:53 am
by Dusk9
PicksUpSticks wrote:I remembered to send my copy over to work this time!

Going to edit and submit during my lunch break 8)


This was easily the hardest to imagine, and went through at least one complete revision.


Wait, the deadline's tonight!?!

......shit. :shifty:

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:55 am
by m0rtimer
*evil laughter*

Also, a huge thanks to Reads, who offered to grammar check the story for me :D

edit: *checks the countdown* wait, the deadline is in seven hours? Image

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:00 am
by ArcticTornado
It's tonight??????

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:04 am
by PicksUpSticks
Ok thank god I am not the only one panicking about the deadline...

I may or may not have written most of my story after watching the NFL playoffs... Where there might have been a chance that I could have hypothetically maybe-kinda had a drink that may or may not have had something that some could claim might probably impact my writing ability.

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:43 am
by ReadsVoraciously
PicksUpSticks wrote:I may or may not have written most of my story after watching the NFL playoffs... Where there might have been a chance that I could have hypothetically maybe-kinda had a drink that may or may not have had something that some could claim might probably impact my writing ability.


Possibly, but I believe further testing with the aforementioned drink may be necessary. FOR SCIENCE!

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:00 pm
by m0rtimer
3 hours left, and my final entry is submitted.

Good luck guys :)

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:08 pm
by PicksUpSticks
Hey Arctic, any preference on your color of text?

Re: RW I. Be Careful What You Wish For. SEMI Finals!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:26 pm
by ArcticTornado
Done. Mostly worked on between the hours of 11pm and midnight, I can only pray that the narrative can make up for the mistakes I know I've made, since I didn't really get to proofread it. Editing? Pah!