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Last Call for 2018 ToS Nominees!

Last month we asked for Squiddie nominations, ToS submissions, and SciWorld hosting applications.  If you’re interested in the Squiddies or SciWorld, refer back to that link for how to make your submissions.  If, however, you’re looking to submit your games for the Tournament of Simulations (ToS), we’ve decided to simplify it below:

As we’ve said now dozens of times, everyone should enter all of their sims and games in ToS.  There’s literally nothing to lose and a lot to gain!  Simply put, it’s one of the best ways to participate in the greater community.  If you haven’t yet made your ToS submissions, here’s how one last time before the Friday, March 15th deadline:


  1. Anyone may enter any game that they are a part of:
    • Players: role plays they participate in
    • Hosts: role plays they lead
    • Club leaders: role plays in their clubs
    • Plus anyone else!
  2. There is no limit to the number of nominations one may make
  3. Games that do not place will not be announced–so there’s nothing to lose from entering!
    • But don’t throw a temper tantrum if you don’t win (not everyone can win!)
  4. All posts and chat logs must have been originally posted in 2018 (this is why it’s the “2018” award even though we’re in 2019 now)
  5. Posts and chat logs must be open for public viewing and not password protected

Send nominations to: Charles Star (star [dot] idf [at] gmail [dot] com) with the subject ToS: Nominee Name and include the following:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email
  • Nominee Name
  • Nominee Genre (e.g., Star Trek, Star Wars, X-Men, original horror, etc.)
  • Nominee Category: Play-by-Post (message board, email, Nova, etc.) or Chat;
  • URL for first post to read (Play-by-Post; the judges will read this and the next 9 posts) or chat log (Chat): 
  • Backstory (≤ 250 words, optional)
  • Poststory (≤ 250 words, optional)
  • Yes/No – I am interested in also serving as a judge (this will not affect my nominee)

How Does the Tournament of Simulations (ToS) Work?

Past winners: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

You can still judge even if you don’t enter your sims by emailing Charles Star at star [dot] idf [at] gmail [dot] com.  We always need judges.  But as we’ve said before, you should enter your sims!

Good luck to everyone!