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The Fluff War will be run in rounds, with contestants facing off 1 on 1. Each contestant will be required to write a short story focused around the subject given at the time of round pairings. Contestants will have 1 week to submit their short story to me via PM.
The story MUST be 1000 words or less, MUST contain a title. The story may be writen in ANY context, and from ANY perspective (subject to change with prompts).
If the submission does not have a title I will subtract 1 point off EACH vote for the contestant at fault. If a contestants story is longer than the allowed 1000 words, I will subtract 1 point off EACH vote for every 50 words over the first 1000 (note that the first subtraction will be at 1001 - 1050 words).
Each match will be posted in it's own thread, with a link from this thread. All voting and commenting will be done in that thread, general Fluff War discussion will take place here.
Anybody, yes anybody, is allowed to weigh in on the voting- not just contestants in the match itself. The only restriction is that you may not vote for yourself or your opponent.
Each voter will give each contestant a score between 1 and 5 based on their feelings towards the story. NOTE! A voter should not penalize the writer for breaching any rules. I will deal with penalties, the voter’s job is to simply vote and comment on the quality of the writing.
Example vote: (contestant 1) - 3/5 (contestant 2) - 2/5 (brief overview of thoughts)
Please put your scores in bold letters, so that I can find them easily when tallying the votes. Please do not award fractions of a point- they either earned the point or they didn’t.
Voting will take place over a 96 hour (4 day) period, at the end of which the points for each contestant will be tallied and an overall winner will be announced for each individual match.
This will be a double-elimination, bracketed event. Round 1 will divide the contestants into upper and lower brackets. From there forward, a loss in the upper bracket will move you to the lower bracket, while a further loss in the bottom bracket will move you out of the contest. Pairings will be generated randomly from within the brackets (this is to give all writers a fair chance to improve, and provide close matches in each round).
Rangarkash - Guardians of the Covenant - Tallarn - Salamanders
CaptainSarathai - Dark Eldar - Witch Hunters - Imperial Guard
Heirodule - Orks - Tyranids - Ordo Maleus
The Bearded One - Tau - Imperial Guard - Necrons
Karl La Roche - Space Marines - Chaos Space Marines - Orks
Realitycheque - Traitor Guard - Furious Angels - Imperial Guard
Marius The Possessed - Chaos Space Marines - Dark Eldar - Daemons
Pilot00 - Space Marines - Imperial Guard - Dark Eldar
Karrain - Dark Angels - Dark Mechanicus - Imperial Guard
Castiell - Inquisition - Chaos Cultist(s) - Dark Eldar
Andy_G - Sisters of Battle - Traitor Guard - Imperial Guard
Shinglepants - Orks - Imperial Guard - Space Marines
Round 1: Catastrophe
Pilot00 v Heirodule
The Bearded One v Kevin Vanrooyen
Shinglepants v Karl La Roche
Rangarkash v Andy_G
Marius The Possessed v Realitycheque
Phobos v Titanium Commander
Veringmeier v Karrain
Castiell v CaptainSarathai
Round 2: Recreation
Heirodule v Karl La Roche
Realitycheque v Rangarkash
CaptainSarathai v The Bearded One
Karrain v Pilot00
Andy_G v Shinglepants
Marius The Possessed v Castiell
Last edited by -The-White-Lizard-; August 5th, 2011 at 00:21.
Ok guys you have 96hrs to complete and PM me your stories from this posts, posting time.
Good luck everyone!!
Hey, I am assuming that as the subject is in green we use our army choice also in green??
That is correct, Im sorry I forgot to mention that in the rules.
@ The-White-Lizard: I had a change of heart last night, could I change my race Space marines into another one instead (Necrons)? I think preferrably I'd have swapped out imperial guard but we're already using that one for this round * puppy eyes * could this 3-time fluffwars participant swap space marines for necrons?
Jeez, I couldn't have asked for better - it actually fits with the background of the Furious Angels and I've been meaning to write more on that event for agesOriginally Posted by The bearded one
Anyway it looks like i'll be writing Dark Eldar first I was hoping to write my Imperial Guard first but we'll see how this goes.
Good Luck Everyone, with the exception of a certain bearded writer I may or may not be paired up with.
IG Best Gen 1st overall of 10 DE 4th overall of 6
Eldar 3rd Overall/Best General of 26--2nd Overall/Best General of 7--1st Overall/Best General of 11