Hi! I'm Firestorm, nice to meet you all! Is it tacky to host an org and post an ad before playing in a game here? Perhaps. But I am here with a Barbie and a DREAM. Right now my hyperfixation is on one of the few movies I've seen this year, Barbie! Barbie was one of the greatest movies I've seen in a long time and I can only hope it receives all the awards it absolutely deserves. America Ferreira's speech was iconic, it was so funny and really just nailed the brief and deserves every bit of acclaim it's gotten. But we've gone months in our lives and not ONE person has said Hi! to a Barbie board?
That changes today. Now YOU can be the Barbie of your dreams, or settle for the Ken of your day.
This will be SURVIVOR format! My last game was The Amazing Race and the one before that was Cluedo matches (it was a format where the 2 nominees were decided each round and then 6 people competed in a game of Cluedo, with the winner deciding the elim, it was cute!), and both were uh... a little outside the norm for formats. I'm ready to go back to a simplistic format. A simple Survivor game with reps you can make all your own!
There will be swaps and multiple elimination rounds in this game (never more than one vote per tribe a round though), but beyond that the game will be very simple!
However, I am going to be adapting a concept I saw while cohosting for Helissa's Animazing 2 in that challenges will be run concurrently this game. What that means is you'll do challenges during the 24 hour period for the vote before, and if a player from that tribe is voted out then their scores will be removed from the total time (exceptions will apply to challenges which require teamwork). So in Round 1 you'll receive the opening challenge immediately, it will be due by the Saturday (but only a few people will need to attempt it) and you'll learn which tribe lost then and receive the next challenge due by the Sunday vote. There will be challenges that require multiple team members online at once, but that can be discussed and done at whatever time suits you. It may feel a bit like two rounds are happening at once at times, but I think it's a good way to keep the pace going without requiring any live elements for this game.
I've been told from Haschel (co-mod) and xof (listmod) that this pacing is faster compared to regular games here and that you guys tend to have a day off for each challenge, but this method I'm using is considered slower compared to games where I host normally so we're gonna meet in the middle for this one and get this game done before Christmas.
I'm hoping for a cast of at least
This game will also be Closed-ID, meaning you can't reveal to other people that you're in the game or who you are, otherwise you will be removed from the game...
These are the 30 options for Barbie! These will be first come first served, so pick them up quickly! Give me a few options when you apply in case the one you want is already taken. Some of these ARE already taken as I advertise at multiple places, but I'm not going to reveal what's taken until later to avoid hinting at who is or isn't from this site.
Watching the movie is NOT required to understand most of these reps, like I am sure nobody will mind if "Executive" is not in character since he was only added because they made him one of the 24 posters for some reason. Growing Up Skipper also only appears for a few seconds to reference that her boobs grow when she lifts her arm, which was a real thing that Mattel made btw.
But if you haven't watched the movie and want just a brief summary of each character, look at the spoiler tag below for a very brief recap:
This game will last FOUR WEEKS! This game will be set to start on
This will be on EST time, with results happening at 10pm EST time each night. Again, this is entirely NON-LIVE, so you do not have to even be there for any live events! The votes will simply be due at that time, as well as challenges, but you'll have a full 24 hours for each challenge and tribal council to cast your votes and can change your vote as often as you like before the deadline.
The signup deadline will be by November 14th with the game starting November 17th