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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 11:20 am

Hello!! After the absolute ROARING success of PrivateI's 4th Marathon game (which happened on Skype and was Survivor), I am extremely excited to announce a game of BIG BROTHER to be played on the 7th and 8th of July.

This game is still being designed, but feel free to sign up! Who knows what'll happen in the Big Brother house: as always, expect the unexpected.

But first, check out these rules, which you should know.

Spoiler: rules!
A01. This is a game! Play to, in order: have fun, win.
A02. Don't be a dick! Site rules apply. I can modkill you for being a dick, and for other offenses as below.
A03. Do ask questions, and don't rely on not asking questions! if you're unsure or unclear on something, please ask. Please don't deliberately use ambiguity for a game advantage, or otherwise try to undermine the game.
A04. All genuine outcomes are final! If I have made a mistake, please point it out so I can fix it and apologize profusely. Otherwise, all challenges and outcomes are final.
A05. This game's skillset is broad! I have tried to design challenges and twists in a way that won't discriminate against any person. However, I unfortunately can't accommodate for all skills all the time.
A06. Do not make information unfalsifiable! It is very easy to share confirmed information in Skype by quoting, screenshotting or otherwise. Please do not do any of these things.
A07. If you break these rules, I will have to take action :( Action can range from in-game punishments to modkills. I will try to be fair and commensurate in punishment, but the best way to avoid it is to just not break rules.
A08. Please don't miss things you need to do! If you fail to make two HoH and/or PoV decisions, you will be evicted. If you fail to vote three times, or twice in a row, you will be evicted.
A09. Talk! You can talk to any and all players, except those who are not where you are. If you have not been evicted, that means those who have been evicted, whether on the Jury or not. If you have been evicted, that means anyone who is not either evicted or a Juror, depending on what you are.

B01. This is a game of Big Brother. If you do not know what Big Brother is, this part of the rules is for you.
B02. Each round starts with a HoH Competition. The winner is the new Head of Household.
B03. The Head of Household will have some time to publicly announce two players they are putting up for eviction.
B04. Following, there will be a PoV Competition. Only the Head of Household, the two nominees, and three randomly drawn players will compete. The winner will earn the right to use the Power of Veto.
B05. The holder of the Power of Veto will have some time to pubicly announce if they are using their Veto, and on whom if so. If the Veto holder uses their Veto, the Head of Household will have a short amount of time to name a replacement nominee.
B06. Following, all players except the two nominees and the Head of Household will have some time to vote on whom they wish to evict. The person with the most votes will be evicted. In the case of a tie, the Head of Household must publicly break it.
B07. At a certain point, the Jury will begin, who will decide the game at the end. This cycle continues until the Final Three, where there will be three more competitions to determine the two members of the Final Two. The Jury will then vote on a winner.
B08. Expect the unexpected.


You can express your interest and/or sign up below: I'll list you below! If you can't play both days, you can hydra with another player to make sure your slot always has someone around, but check in with me first please!

Tentatively, both nights will run from 7PM EST to 12AM EST. This will be confirmed with players closer to the date.

Players/Interest Expressers/Cool People/Signups:
1. Haschel Cedricson
2. Xalxe
3. racefan12
4. xofelf
5. Cephrir
6. Aronis
7. Cheery Dog
8. hiplop
9. Klick
10. Bellaphant
11. Skelda
12. kdowns
13. xRECKONERx
14. randomidget
15. Pizzadudes7
16. Crazy
17. TheBreeze/TheBreeze's friend (zwoopersara)
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.

Live Feeders (Spectators)*:
OGML
Shadoweh
Chevre
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D3f3nd3r
McMenno
PrivateI
Save the Dragons
Snakes

Lastly, if you don't have me on Skype, please add me at drench394. Even if you do, please check in with me, just so that I know I've got you in my contacts. I'm on the other side of the world to America so there may be a slight delay in me getting back to you.

Spoiler: old post
I say LSG because I would love to run Big Brother (the North American HGs-voting-each-other-out one, not the public-voting one). But if many many many people dislike that, then Survivor is also an option! But this is aimed to be a high-stakes no-holds-barred ikonic Big Brother.

Because the last Marathon game just happened, this won't be for at least a month, and likely longer (it will most likely be July), so as to avoid burnout. But it will hopefully take place on a Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday night, from 7PM EST to 12AM EST both nights.

"But Drench, how will you find out the answers to all these things??" I made a Typeform because Google Forms are so last year. Please go here to let me know what you think!

If you have any ideas or suggestions or comments, you can leave them in that form! Alternatively, you can shoot me a PM or fly to my house or do whatever it is you people do, because I am ready to receive them.

And if you want to express your interest, feel free to comment in this thread! I will hopefully lock down a weekend/game type/etc within a week, week and a half at most. At that point, I'll get in contact with everyone who's expressed interest with details. If you're worried you just can't commit a whole weekend, you can also hydra with another player in one slot.

Okay cool thanks!! Watch this space.


*You can sign up to spectate if you're unsure whether you want to play; I'll add you to the Skype group when the time comes and you can watch along or jump in at the beginning if you're tempted or whatever takes your fancy!
Last edited by Drench on Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:31 pm, edited 27 times in total.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 11:29 am

I submitted both "None of these dates work" and "I won't definitely be free any of these days" but what I really meant was just "I don't know" because the first question was required even though it probably should not be.
"I would prefer not to."

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 11:31 am

hmm. yeah true
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 2:22 pm

Here for watching this space.
Xalxe: this is xofelf sometimes we call each other names and other times we share emotions
MattyP: Ur an enigma tho when it comes to circadian rhythm and the traditions we hold dear when it comes to the sun and the moon
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Wed May 31, 2017 12:11 am

ego
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Wed May 31, 2017 5:25 am

In post 3, xofelf wrote:Here for watching this space.
Life is always what it seems.

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Wed May 31, 2017 10:08 am

I will probably close responses in a couple days! But, until then, if you have any interest AT ALL in playing, I urge you to please fill this survey out so I know what dates are best and whether formats are off limits!
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:00 am

In post 6, Drench wrote:I will probably close responses in a couple days! But, until then, if you have any interest AT ALL in playing, I urge you to please fill this survey out so I know what dates are best and whether formats are off limits!

I'll be closing this up in around 5-6 hours so if you haven't answered, now's your chance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:49 am

Houseguests, I have the result. There were twenty votes.

Spoiler: rationale
We're definitely playing Friday night and Saturday night EST (that's U.S. time). I'm tentatively going to schedule this to run, therefore, on Friday the 7th of July and Saturday the 8th of July. There were four definite yes votes for those dates, and two definite noes, which was the least number of noes. I'm hoping to make sure as many people as possible can potentially make it, so that's why I'm setting the date as it is.

The median score for Survivor and Big Brother was 7 and 6 respectively; the mean was 6.45 and 5.85. Three people answered negatively to both. A slight preference to Survivor then, but only slight, so tentatively, this will be a game of Big Brother.


So, to sum: it's Big Brother from Friday the 7th of July to Saturday the 8th of July! Start time will most likely be 7PM EST, ending at 12AM EST both nights, but I'll check in closer to the date to confirm with those signed up.

There is no upper limit, but due to time constraints, be prepared for many evictions early if numbers get high. It will be lit!! Otherwise uhhhh get hype!!!

Please sign up below in this thread!! If you don't already have me on Skype, you can find me at drench394; please add me and get in touch after signing up so that I can be sure you're in my contacts. Everyone above is not signed up but I will be sending out a PM to them.
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:07 pm

First out of Skype-vivor, first into Big Skypether.
"I used to think that votes equaled pressure, too, back when I was alive. I've learned a lot since then. You know what does equal pressure? Pressure. Pressure equals pressure. Crazy, huh?"

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:08 pm

/in to not get fuckin' rocked out this time
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:09 pm

/in unless something comes up
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:10 pm

/maybe bc fuck big brother
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:21 pm

In post 10, Xalxe wrote:/in to not get fuckin' rocked out this time

you're very much welcome

this is tempting

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:37 pm

In post 12, xRECKONERx wrote:/maybe bc fuck big brother
Xalxe: this is xofelf sometimes we call each other names and other times we share emotions
MattyP: Ur an enigma tho when it comes to circadian rhythm and the traditions we hold dear when it comes to the sun and the moon
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:54 pm

/in it to win it

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:09 pm

Maybe
"I would prefer not to."

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:09 pm

Maybe
Sup, later.

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:36 pm

tentative /in
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:01 pm

My answers were all generic, so is my in
Life is always what it seems.

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:23 pm

Maybe

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:20 pm

Maybe

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:45 pm

/not-maybe-at-all-100%-in

and this time I won't sleep through merge lmao

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:09 pm

/maybe. will vote ^ out before merge ;)

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:38 pm

In post 22, Klick wrote:/not-maybe-at-all-100%-in

and this time I won't sleep through merge lmao

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