Okay, for Battle #1
Entrants: 2 (SleepingOrange, Silfedac)
Warriors: Granny Weatherwax, Stephen Hawking
Duration: 20 Posts
I will fill in the blanks as the opportunites come. Once They are all filled in, I will create the first thread.
Let me know of any changes you want to make to these rules;
Definition: The start of the battle is when the topic for the battle is made.
1. No omnipotent characters
2. No instant-death moves; similarly
3. No "indestructable" warriors
4. If a particular warrior goes undefeated for three consecutive* battles, then that warrior cannot be used unless challenged.
5. You may challenge a specific person to a match before the next battle starts.
6. If an undefeated (via rule #4) warrior loses to a challenge, then they will be granted the right to battle until they win three consecutive* battles.
7. In battles with more than two contestants, contestants will not be permitted to join forces against another, unless specified before the battle. Any formal 'teaming up' will result in disqualificaton for all parties involved.
8. On that note, if two warriors *happen* to attack the same person, they will not be penalized. It is practically impossible to have a three-way battle where everyone attacks someone different.
9. If you use a warrior, you are not to do anything that the warrior wouldn't do or would be opposed to doing.
10. Always assume that the judge(s) do(es)n't know your character. This is to avoid things like what happened at the end of Vs. Battle #1.
11. Limit teleportation and illusion; by discretion of the judge. Inform the judge when taking any illusory action.
12. (Once we get enough participants for this to apply) Multiple battles may go on at the same time; however, they must be in different arenas unless arranged so before either battles start. If that is the case, then I will merge the battles into one thread and combine post limits, to minimize confusion when the battles interact.
13. You may choose to have your battle include the wreckage and debris, etc. from a previous battle. Again, this must be decided prior to the start of the battle.
14. You may (before the start of the battle) choose to use the first few posts of a battle for an exchange of words and non-battle actions (taunts). You should set a limit so that it stays brief. These will not count towards the post limit for the fight, unless it passes the limit or happens mid-battle. Also, you may start the fighting before the limit has been reached, assuming you don't use it as an opportunity for a pre-emptive strike (i.e. if your opponent does a handstand for his taunt you cannot push him over instead of taunting. You can however push him over as your counter-taunt, assuming it has no effect on the rest of the battle).
*Note that 'consecutive' does not count all battles, just ones involving that warrior.
1. The winner of a battle does not necessarily have to be the one who left the battle in better condition, but it is definately a factor. You may use whatever criteria you want to declare the winner, assuming that it is a fair asessment, and follows any rules below. Remember: the point is to have fun, not win (winning is just a bonus).
2. You don't have to tell anyone why you chose who you did, except for your fellow judges (if there are any). You should, however, give some reason so people don't question your abilities as a judge. This allows you to play the "I'm judge. What I say is final" card if a player is being too whiny.
3. Out of the list below, you should consider as many of the criteria as you think applies. The only one you HAVE to consider is the first one (after all, it is a battle).
Some possibilities for judging criteria:
General condition (physical, mental, etc.) of warriors
Players' involvement (taking time to make the posts more interesting, etc.)
Characters' involvement (whether they spent most of the battle hiding, etc.)
What players had to resort to
Spectators may not interfere with the battle, but may still post in the thread. Any actions taken by a warrior that effects the spectators specifically (see "DARLEEENE!" in Vs. Battle #2) do not count as part of that warrior's turn.
Also, I would like to start coming up with motives for our characters battling, as well as reasons for their being in the chosen arena.
That's all I can think of at the moment.
Last edited by SpriteMeister
on Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:01 pm, edited 7 times in total.
Reason: Adding new rules, as always
It's hard to forge someone's signature in Times New Roman.