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Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby necklessone » 29 Aug 2013, 13:16:02

It's been a long road to get here. Maybe it all started when you filled out the application on a lark. Or maybe your family kept telling you, "you'd be so good on that show". It could even be that a chance encounter with a casting agent got you on the shortlist before you'd even heard of the game. And after that there was interviews, camera tests, more interviews, long contracts, a cross-country coach flight, being isolated in a cheap hotel room, and then way too long in the make-up chair. Plus getting all those instructions from a condescending producers this morning. And some really, really cheap coffee.

But what matters is that you're here. And before too long the lights are going to turn on, the announcer is going to say "Live from the Studio 3 at Dystopian-Omega Studios..." and Nick Lassone himself is going to come out and describe what today's Grand Prize is going to be. And then you're going to show the world just how clever/devious/talented/beautiful you are. What they say about 15 minutes of fame is for other people; no one is going to forget you after tonight.

Somewhere near the cameras and behind the lights the dick producer is yelling at someone. You fidget a little at your podium. Does it have to be so hot in here? A quick glance to your left and right reveal the idiots that were chosen to be your teammates/competitors today. They have no idea how lucky they are to be playing on the same episode as you. Maybe you can even get them to open up with some small talk, get some hints before the game begins properly.

Day 1 will begin Sunday, September 1st at 9:00pm Eastern. There are no power usages allowed Day 0.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Iron Clad Burrito » 29 Aug 2013, 14:57:05

necklessone wrote:Day 1 will begin Sunday, September 1st at 9:00pm Eastern. There are no power usages allowed Day 0.


With the Labor Day holiday being the following day, will day 1 be 48 hours long?

(I ask because I'll be out of town Monday, unsure what time I'm returning.)

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby necklessone » 29 Aug 2013, 14:58:07

Iron Clad Burrito wrote:
necklessone wrote:Day 1 will begin Sunday, September 1st at 9:00pm Eastern. There are no power usages allowed Day 0.


With the Labor Day holiday being the following day, will day 1 be 48 hours long?

(I ask because I'll be out of town Monday, unsure what time I'm returning.)


It will be (it's mentioned in the sign up thread).

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Iron Clad Burrito » 29 Aug 2013, 15:08:47

necklessone wrote:
Iron Clad Burrito wrote:
necklessone wrote:Day 1 will begin Sunday, September 1st at 9:00pm Eastern. There are no power usages allowed Day 0.


With the Labor Day holiday being the following day, will day 1 be 48 hours long?

(I ask because I'll be out of town Monday, unsure what time I'm returning.)


It will be (it's mentioned in the sign up thread).


What, you expected me to read that? Jeez.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby rekard » 29 Aug 2013, 15:14:47

ICB is a noooooooooob

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Griffypoo » 29 Aug 2013, 15:15:10

Oh lord, it really is a reality TV show. In that case, we can wrap this up on day zero, because we're all losers.

What prize could be worth my dignity?

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Omega » 29 Aug 2013, 15:26:44

I just hope my buzzer is working properly.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Admetus » 29 Aug 2013, 16:06:52

Iron Clad Burrito wrote:What, you expected me to read that? Jeez.

You really need to read before you sign.

Oddly, most of the pages in my contract were blank. Not sure what that means, but it can't be good.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Mister E. Meat » 29 Aug 2013, 16:19:11

Griffypoo, you must watch yourself or you will find that you are the weakest link. Anne, show her what happens to the weakest link.
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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby FurinMirado » 29 Aug 2013, 16:47:27

29 people signed up...28 people left...oh no it's starting already!

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby necklessone » 29 Aug 2013, 17:08:57

sphenodont was listed twice. I blame Ionitor.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Okaros » 29 Aug 2013, 17:57:48

Oh extra-sphenodont. In my heart, I will always know you as Elvis.
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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Griffypoo » 29 Aug 2013, 22:17:56

Mister E. Meat wrote:Griffypoo, you must watch yourself or you will find that you are the weakest link.


It's the only way out once the spiral begins. If we're not killed, we'll all end up with our own terrible spin-off reality TV shows next season, then we'll disappear for two years and pop up on a "scraping the bottom of the barrel" show where they throw a bunch of us together with other random canceled reality show rejects in a house and see which ones fuck.

There is no hope. You're already in the abyss. You just can't see it because it's so dark inside.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Simple_Simon » 30 Aug 2013, 05:02:30

Griffypoo wrote:
Mister E. Meat wrote:Griffypoo, you must watch yourself or you will find that you are the weakest link.


It's the only way out once the spiral begins. If we're not killed, we'll all end up with our own terrible spin-off reality TV shows next season, then we'll disappear for two years and pop up on a "scraping the bottom of the barrel" show where they throw a bunch of us together with other random canceled reality show rejects in a house and see which ones fuck.

There is no hope. You're already in the abyss. You just can't see it because it's so dark inside.


You're so funny, Ron.
For what it's worth, though, his talking to himself is awfully entertaining.-sphen
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he is a master bullshitter so he could just take things out of his own ass or whatever comes from his mind to argue.-Rekard

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby sphenodont » 30 Aug 2013, 05:14:51

necklessone wrote:sphenodont was listed twice. I blame Ionitor.


Ha! You're have to kill me twice, suckas!

(I guess there goes that Day Two lynch of rekard.)

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Hellheart » 30 Aug 2013, 05:45:56

(OOC: I need the practice in what will likely be the style for my match reports in the next Blood Bowl Minor League, and this is friggin' fun to do once I get a feel for the phonetic rhythm...so why not?

That said, if I keep it third-person I'd have to break character for almost everything worthwhile, so it'll be first-person in the same style from now on.)

Wuns upon a tym, dayr wuz dis Ogre, his naym "Lukee," wich is funee beecuz he wuzint! Wy arint yu lafeeng?

Eneeway, wun day dis Ogre, he sees dis syn fer da "The Wolfing Game." I no, it mayks no sens to me eeder. But dis Ogre, he heers dat da winers git payd lotsa munee and dats awl he cayrs abowt. So dis Ogre, he goz too da persin in charj and he sez: "Syn me up!" So dis persin, his naym "necklessone," wich is weerd sins he def-i-net-lee has wun, he sez "ferst yu must syn a dis-clay-mer." So dis persin, he givs dis huj stak uv paypers too dis Ogre, his naym "Lukee," and da Ogre loox at dem fer awyl and den he eets dem! Dis look on da fays uv da persin in charj, it wuz so funee!

Dis persin, his naym "Necklessone," I dont no maybee his dads nayms "Neckles" or sumdeeng, he tayks anuder stak uv paypers and he poots dis tynee stik in da hand uv da Ogre and tels him too ryt a "X" on da botim. So dis Ogre, his naym "Lukee," he ryts dis "X" droo awl uv da paypers at wuns! Dis sayvd him lotsa tym, and he wawlkd away hapee wid dawts uv da munee he wood mayk in dis gaym.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Wasabi » 30 Aug 2013, 06:41:44

I will take 'Global Thermonuclear War' for 200, Alex.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby RaveBomb » 30 Aug 2013, 07:00:31

Awesome. I get to kill Hellheart's Ogre.

AGAIN.
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If you still end up losing after this, it's totally not your fault.-Hellheart
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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Hellheart » 30 Aug 2013, 11:25:28

RaveBomb wrote:Awesome. I get to kill Hellheart's Ogre.

AGAIN.

(OOC: Don't worry, the feeling's mutual except for me it goes: "Awesome, I get to kill Ravebomb's team. ALL OF IT.")

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby RaveBomb » 30 Aug 2013, 11:57:00

(Except the Krox, he can't be killed. :lol: )
If our team loses, it's going to be entirely your fault.-rekard
If you still end up losing after this, it's totally not your fault.-Hellheart
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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Okaros » 30 Aug 2013, 13:03:48

Wasabi wrote:I will take 'Global Thermonuclear War' for 200, Alex.



Hey, that's what happened to my home planet you insensitive silicon clod!
I kind of assume Okaros is out to backstab me until proven otherwise. - DOM

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Ryvvn » 30 Aug 2013, 13:52:37

"Intense competition here, let's go to Mo with the leaderboards; Mo!"

"Umm, right, well everyone's tied at present... what with it being Day 0 and all; back to you, Mike?"

"Fantastic, Mo! Great effort by the competitors all around! Anyone wanna snort some crag-rock before we start?!"

...snnnnnnniiiiifffffffff...

"AGGGGRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!" :flail:

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby RaveBomb » 30 Aug 2013, 13:54:17

Has anyone seen my cat?
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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Okaros » 30 Aug 2013, 14:00:30

RaveBomb wrote:Has anyone seen my cat?


Was she black and white, short-haired, about 12 pounds and covered in barbecue sauce?
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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Wasabi » 30 Aug 2013, 18:41:42

Okaros wrote:
Wasabi wrote:I will take 'Global Thermonuclear War' for 200, Alex.



Hey, that's what happened to my home planet you insensitive silicon clod!


Look, Okaros, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Simple_Simon » 30 Aug 2013, 19:31:39

RaveBomb wrote:Has anyone seen my cat?


I like cats.
For what it's worth, though, his talking to himself is awfully entertaining.-sphen
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he is a master bullshitter so he could just take things out of his own ass or whatever comes from his mind to argue.-Rekard

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Okaros » 31 Aug 2013, 05:18:00

Simple_Simon wrote:I like cats.


So nice to find a fellow connoisseur here!
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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Rictus » 31 Aug 2013, 18:17:52

Hellheart wrote:(OOC: I need the practice in what will likely be the style for my match reports in the next Blood Bowl Minor League, and this is friggin' fun to do once I get a feel for the phonetic rhythm...so why not?

That said, if I keep it third-person I'd have to break character for almost everything worthwhile, so it'll be first-person in the same style from now on.)

Wuns upon a tym, dayr wuz dis Ogre, his naym "Lukee," wich is funee beecuz he wuzint! Wy arint yu lafeeng?

Eneeway, wun day dis Ogre, he sees dis syn fer da "The Wolfing Game." I no, it mayks no sens to me eeder. But dis Ogre, he heers dat da winers git payd lotsa munee and dats awl he cayrs abowt. So dis Ogre, he goz too da persin in charj and he sez: "Syn me up!" So dis persin, his naym "necklessone," wich is weerd sins he def-i-net-lee has wun, he sez "ferst yu must syn a dis-clay-mer." So dis persin, he givs dis huj stak uv paypers too dis Ogre, his naym "Lukee," and da Ogre loox at dem fer awyl and den he eets dem! Dis look on da fays uv da persin in charj, it wuz so funee!

Dis persin, his naym "Necklessone," I dont no maybee his dads nayms "Neckles" or sumdeeng, he tayks anuder stak uv paypers and he poots dis tynee stik in da hand uv da Ogre and tels him too ryt a "X" on da botim. So dis Ogre, his naym "Lukee," he ryts dis "X" droo awl uv da paypers at wuns! Dis sayvd him lotsa tym, and he wawlkd away hapee wid dawts uv da munee he wood mayk in dis gaym.


This hurts my eyes. I pray you're not a seer that the HA is counting on.
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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Hellheart » 31 Aug 2013, 18:43:06

Rictus wrote:This hurts my eyes. I pray you're not a seer that the HA is counting on.

Im sawree, but my breth is awfool eevin wen I eet der mint. And den I git dees bits uv metil stuk in my teef, and den I shit brix fer days.

(OOC: In general the language focuses on phonetic spelling, with a rigid set of rules for sounds that could be spelled different ways. Small words have their own unique ways of getting spelled, although most of them retain their normal spelling for the sake of legibility. It takes a little bit to get used to, but it's really not that hard to fly through after awhile. Most strings of letters are always pronounced the same way, so there's much less ambiguity than you'd get from normal English.

Not sure what to tell you about the way the Ogre actually thinks about things, or acts, or interprets events. Regardless of whether he's a seer, he'll get "nightmares" where he dreams that he's a human with a neckbeard sitting at a computer reading about this on a forum...so he won't be totally clueless about the metagaming aspect either :P )

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Re: Day 0: Everyone on their marks?

Postby Simple_Simon » 01 Sep 2013, 10:33:44

Okaros wrote:
Simple_Simon wrote:I like cats.


So nice to find a fellow connoisseur here!


Fantastic!
For what it's worth, though, his talking to himself is awfully entertaining.-sphen
You're adorable-Rave
he is a master bullshitter so he could just take things out of his own ass or whatever comes from his mind to argue.-Rekard


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