Whether intentionally, accidentally, or through hook and crook, all of the avatars have arrived to the island. The bridge heading back to safety and civilization is being guarded by turrets, guards, guns, and banana peels. The contestants can't go that way.
In the other direction? An unexplored (read: trap filled) island, and thirty five other dudes all craving for the same goal - one million dollars! - and each other's emasculation. In the distance, some sort of tall, strange, esoteric tower - where the final prize is kept.
It's half race, half survivor game, half free-for-all as the contestants start scrambling.
The picture above is the break down of the nine groups we will be using for the first round of the game. Yes, that means that 9 contestants will be eliminated this round.
The numbers are refering to the individual contestants as listed on THIS PAGE!. If you need to know who your avatar contestant IS, check the email you signed up with. :)
Each block of white or black is a seperate group, with the contestants inside that block competing against each other. If you are Contestant number 17, for example (in the top left block), you will want to write a story about one of contestants 8, 10, or 29 being castrated and therefore eliminated from the game. The same thing will be happening in every other block in the board.
the Orange Borders: You may not be inspired to use your avatar in your story. That's absolutely OKAY. :) The avatar is more a playing piece for your position on the 'game board' than it is a requirement or representating you in anything you do. That said, the orange lines seperate all the contestants into three 'clusters'. You can use Anyone in your cluster in any of your stories. Contestant 30 can use contestant 2 or contestant 22 or contestant 6 in their story about contestant 20 being snipped up. To prevent freedom overload, though, it's segmented. This way you get more choices without getting overwhelmed.
Rules: The story you write can be as long or as short as you want, but should represent the equivalent of a scene in a movie. That means it should have a point, but does not need to tie up all it's loose ends. A character needs to be castrated in your group for it to be a submittable story.
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Any questions? Charnival@gmail.com Comments? BigBadCharn on AIM Suggestions? Note me. :)
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ISLAND INFORMATION This first round should have the players introducing themselves, setting targets, splitting up, etc. Settings can involve the docks, the beach, and the small, empty city along the harbor. There are no longer any 'normal' citizens of the island - the entire place has been 'rented out' for the weeks to come by the company hosting the event. There is a small town though, with shops, hotels, schools, lots of houses, anything you might expect to find in a small coastal fishing town. Just no residents.
JUDGING With so many contestants, the judges who will be rating the stories will basically be going with 'which story did I like best from each group'. Ways to improve your chances of winning? - Avoid simple mistakes in spelling and grammar. Use google docs, if you want - they can do a spell check for you to make sure that nothing is blaringly obviousl - Have fun with it. If you enjoy what you are writing, you will write better and in an interesting way. - Getterdone - You can't win if you don't play. Submitting a story, even a rough draft, is going to help you beat the odds, whereas not participating at all, you are subject to the whims of fate.