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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:12 pm

straw millionaire, part one: the secret santa costume ball
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:15 pm

'you should mod something sometime' ~hectic
'i just want to give ppl gifts' ~isis
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:15 pm

rules

1. be kind
2. do not cheat
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:22 pm

how to play

please sign up on your main account (or the account you feel other players most associate with you) by either posting /in in the thread or pming me. you will then receive a link to a private topic and further pregame instructions.

the game will alternate between two phases,

1. preparation for the secret santa costume ball (48 hours), during which each player will prepare a gift and a costume for the ball and, if they would like, suggest improvements to the game (if i like the suggestion and think it could/should immediately be implemented, i will do so, if i think everyone should vote on whether or not it should be implemented, we will do so during the next secret santa costume ball), and

2. the secret santa costume ball (144 hours), during which each player will vote for winners of the costume contest and exchange gifts (swapping gifts with other players is accomplished by one player bolding swap with ~player and the other player then bolding swap with ~player. i will track both pending swap requests and completed swaps. swap requests cannot be rescinded. so for example, if player a posts swap with player b, then posts swap with player c, and player c posts swap with player a, player a and player c will swap gifts and player b may still post swap with player a, at which point they would receive the gift that player a received from player c. you may swap as many times as you would like during the secret santa costume ball.)

at the end of the secret santa costume ball, the winner of the costume contest will be announced and that player will not have to open their gift. the gift each other player is currently holding will then be opened and whoever has opened an undesirable gift will be eliminated. then we will begin preparing for the next secret santa costume ball. simple, really.
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:25 pm

disclaimer

i assume anyone who would sign up for this knows what they may be getting themselves into, but just in case; this game may contain elements that require moderator subjectivity, this game may contain collaborative design elements between players (you) and moderator (me) or players (you) and other players (you), this game may have alt-related mechanics, if i feel as though you have broken either of the two (2) rules you will probably open coal at the end of the next secret santa costume ball,
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:27 pm

asked questions

does this game require great skill in graphic design or art or something? no, this game does not require great skill in graphic design or art or something. it was designed as the sort of game i thought i would like to play in while thinking about marathon games and as i do not have great skill in graphic design or art or something, i do not think those skills are necessary for playing it. the game does allow for those who do possess those skills to utilize them at times, but not in a way that puts those that do not at a disadvantage.
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:30 pm

input playerlist

1. hectic
2. bugspray
3. nancy drew 39
4. cheery dog
5. ydrasse
6. nahdia
7. jake the wolfie
8. unwnd
9. isis
10. dannflor
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:32 pm

signup phase begins now and ends in: (expired on 2021-06-20 18:31:26)
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:35 pm

/in
MY PRONOUNS ARE THEY/THEM

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:35 pm

/in

unless this require great skill in graphic design or art or something. If not solid in.
Thing with Nancy is we just need to tread carefully because if you slip up around her as scum she notices and will tear your spine out and slap you to death with it.

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:42 am

/in
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:23 am

/frontflip

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:43 am

/in
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:06 pm

sounds dangerous im
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:32 pm

In post 3, angela wrote:suggest improvements to the game (if i like the suggestion and think it could/should immediately be implemented, i will do so, if i think everyone should vote on whether or not it should be implemented, we will do so during the next secret santa costume ball)

we have received our first improvement to the game courtesy of nahdia. wishlists will now be made public at the beginning of the first secret santa costume ball. there will no longer be a prompt for gifts for the first secret santa. the gift each of you brings may be chosen either during pregame if you have already finished your two pregame tasks, or during the first preparation phase, as originally planned.
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:23 pm

After reading through your how-to-play, I was left more confused than before.

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:32 pm

In post 15, Jake The Wolfie wrote:After reading through your how-to-play, I was left more confused than before.

would be happy to help; or at least, to try to help. i know i often have trouble communicating things clearly. is there something specific you are confused by? or do you think my presenting it in more of a step one, step two, step three sort of way would be better for you?
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:36 pm

I have no clue what I would need to do to play the game.

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:44 pm

In post 17, Jake The Wolfie wrote:I have no clue what I would need to do to play the game.

okay, so first, you would have to either post /in in the thread or pm me your desire to play.

then you would be added to a private topic that will be used for two pregame tasks, as well as for preparation phases.

once the preparation phase starts, you would be expected to prepare a costume for the costume ball, and a gift for the secret santa. since the improvement to the game, you may now get a head start on the gift portion after you have finished the two pregame tasks. these improvements to the game are meant to mainly occur during the preparation phase, but improvements offered at anytime will be taken into account.

after the preparation phase ends, the secret santa costume ball begins! players will swap gifts with eachother as many times as they would like and vote for the winner of the costume contest!

at the end of the secret santa costume ball, the winner of the costume contest voting will be announced. this player does not have to open their gift. each non-winner then opens the gift they are currently holding. anyone who opens an undesirable gift will be eliminated.

then it will be the preparation phase again, during which a costume and a gift will need to be prepared for the second secret santa costume ball!
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:59 pm

What do you mean by "Prepare a costume and a gift"?

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:09 pm

In post 19, Jake The Wolfie wrote:What do you mean by "Prepare a costume and a gift"?

for the gift portion, you will choose anything you would like to bring to the secret santa costume ball, and then once the ball starts you can swap it with other players by bolding swap with ~player in the thread. there is a [reserved] section of the private topics that will be partially used for inventories.

there will be a prompt for the costume portion, which has not been made public as of yet as signups are still open. once the preparation phase starts, the prompt will be made public, everyone will make a costume to wear, which may partially explain this part of the disclaimer:
In post 4, angela wrote:this game may have alt-related mechanics
(and also partially be explained by that part of the disclaimer)
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:18 pm

How do I literally make a costume in this game?

Who decides what is a good or bad gift?

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:24 pm

In post 21, Jake The Wolfie wrote:How do I literally make a costume in this game?

beyond the above, that is not currently public information
In post 21, Jake The Wolfie wrote:Who decides what is a good or bad gift?

you do or y'all do or i do or some combination of the three
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:34 pm

/in

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:38 pm

In post 3, angela wrote:suggest improvements to the game (if i like the suggestion and think it could/should immediately be implemented, i will do so, if i think everyone should vote on whether or not it should be implemented, we will do so during the next secret santa costume ball)

bugspray has improved the game. during the first secret santa costume ball, when a player (a) compliments another player (b), if (a) has not given a compliment that previously triggered this clause and (b) has not received a compliment that previously triggered this clause, then the gift inside the giftbox that (b) is holding at the time of the compliment will receive a modifier based on the compliment received.
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