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2014 Simulation Cup – Nominate your game

2014 Simulation Cup

2014 Simulation Cup

That’s right–it’s that time of year again.  It’s officially time to accept entrants for the only sim and role play competition that dates back to the last millennium (more specifically, 1999).  What, you haven’t heard of the Simulation Cup?  It’s an annual event where sims and role play games have the opportunity to showcase their excellence and compete against each other in a friendly manner to win various prizes.  Oh yeah, it’s usually called the Tournament of Simulations (ToS), which you might be more familiar with.

How to Enter

The sim’s host (or host’s representative) will submit the short entry form below along with a sample of their role play activity.  Our judges will then rate that sample in five different categories:

  • Originality (interesting and fresh story free of clichés and overused concepts)
  • Creativity (multiple unexpected yet believable plot twists)
  • Character Development (showing character growth that adds to rather than takes away from the story)
  • Prolificness (a combination of pace and member participation)
  • Readability (easy to read by a non-fan of the genre)

Once all sims have been evaluated, we’ll announce winners in both genres and categories. Sims that do not place will not be named. So if you’d like to enter your sim, please email Charles Star at star [dot] idf [at] gmail [dot] com with the following information:

  • Sim/Game Name
  • Host/Captain/GM Name
  • Type of Sim (Play by Post or Chat)
  • Genre (Star Trek/Star Wars/original concept/etc.)
  • Club Affiliation (if any)
  • Year Sim Founded (if known)

Please also include a transcript or a link to a single mission or episode that took place during 2014–this is what will be evaluated by the judges.

All submissions are due on December 25th, so get crackin’!  The results will be announced on or about January 1st, 2015.  Good luck!

And we need judges…

Clearly, to run this type of event, we need judges!  If you would like to volunteer your time to help judge, please also email Charles Star at star [dot] idf [at] gmail [dot] com.  Judging will NOT affect your sim’s chances of winning an award in the competition.  Judges will only be assigned to evaluate sims that don’t directly compete against their own.  So please do feel free to enter your sim AND judge!  This is a great way to give back to role playing community with your time and talents.  No prior experience necessary.

The 2014 Simulation Cup is sponsored by Ongoing Worlds.


  • Mrxanadu

    Is…is that Chuck Norris in the 2012 trophy?

    • Charles Star

      Indeed it is. The ’12 cup was sponsored by the USS Chuck Norris, which was my sim at the time. This year it’s sponsored by Ongoing Worlds.

      • Mrxanadu


  • New Worlds Project

    Cool, we’ve sent our volunteering slip in!

  • Jaxx

    So there is no need for a judge since the Chuck Norris Trophy has already decided. 😉

  • Stuart Collis

    Tried that email several times to nominate Horizon and Legacy but the email is saying it is invalid. Can someone please assist?

    • Stuart Collis

      Also, our website is and the forums can be found at

      • I’ve let Charles Star know about your message, hopefully he’ll be in touch about this problem. Did you email before the deadline of the 25th?

        • Stuart Collis

          Yep. Charles has handled it.

          • Charles Star

            Glad to be of service!

  • Hatty

    I am also having issues emailing Chuck about being a judge. I also got that bad email address message.

    • I’ve let Charles know about your message, hopefully he’ll be in touch about this problem. Did you email before the deadline of the 25th?

      • Charles Star

        Hatty, sorry you’re having trouble too. I’ve emailed you directly so we can get your nomination(s) in. The more the merrier!

  • Charles Star

    We’ve received 18 excellent nominations thus far, and we’re about to extend the deadline back 24 hours from now. So there’s still time to enter your game(s) if you haven’t already.

    Also, we could still use a few more judges. As said in the article, you can enter your sim AND judge, and judging won’t affect your sim’s chances at all. So feel free to volunteer.

    • Charles Star

      And the nomination window is now closed! We have 21 of the best games from our community and 7 judges. Look for the results to be posted in about 10 days.

      • Stuart Collis

        16 days later…. 🙂 But seriously, I’m sure you guys have your hands full!

        • Charles Star

          Three judges are still… judging. They’ve got a lot on their plates. Each one of them is grading 9 different games–no small task!

          • Stuart Collis

            I’m sure they do. It was just a tease, hence the second statement. 🙂

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