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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 5 (Others)

Hello, and welcome back to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of skill, luck, and cunnning, with a top prize of $100 USD. As you’re already well aware, I’m your host Charles Star. As you’re also already aware, this experiment is both sim and game show at the same time. The contestants role play together in the play-by-post sim we created on the Ongoing Worlds platform while weekly blog posts here simultaneously serve as game show episodes. Last week was well, you know, a little funny!

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 4 (Humor)

Hello, and welcome back to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of skill, luck, and cunnning, with a top prize of $100 USD. I’m still Charles Star and I’m still your host. As a reminder, this experiment is both sim and game show at the same time. The contestants role play together in the play-by-post sim we created on the Ongoing Worlds platform while weekly blog posts here simultaneously serve as game show episodes. Last week we saw our first character eliminated from the game. There will be another today.

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 3 (Déjè vu)

Hello, and welcome back to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of skill, luck, and cunnning, with a top prize of $100 USD. I’m Charles Star and I’m your host. As a reminder, this experiment is both sim and game show at the same time. The contestants role play together in the play-by-post sim we created on the Ongoing Worlds platform while weekly blog posts here simultaneously serve as game show episodes. Last week was quite eventful: we changed Captains, introduced our characters, started our mission, and sent not one, but two players packing.

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 2 (Abdication)

Hello, and welcome back to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of skill, luck, and cunnning, with a top prize of $100 USD. I’m Charles Star and I’m your host. As a reminder, this experiment is both sim and game show at the same time. The contestants role play together in the play-by-post sim we created on the Ongoing Worlds platform while weekly blog posts here simultaneously serve as game show episodes. Last week, we met the contestants, discussed the rules, and assigned roles. Before we meet this week’s special guest, I understand that Tabitha has an announcement for everyone. Tabitha?

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 1 (Introduction)

Hello, and welcome to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of skill, luck, and cunnning. I’m Charles Star and I’ll be your host. As previously announced, this experiment is both sim and game show at the same time. The contestants will role play together in the play-by-post sim we created on the Ongoing Worlds platform while weekly blog posts here simultaneously serve as game show episodes. Before we announce the sim’s genre, outline the rules of the game, and meet the contestants, let’s first demonstrate how to read these episodes.

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FallFest 9: November 9, 2019

That’s right, join us for the 2019 Simming Fall Festival (FallFest) on Saturday, November the 9th. We’re proud to have 22nd Fleet serve as host and Andrew Greenfelt as chair. They’re already putting together a fantastic program for us!

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The Simming Endeavor: World Premiere on September 8th

The world premiere of The Simming Endeavor will air here on the Ongoing Worlds blog on Sunday, September 8th. As previously announced, it will be the first-ever role play and game show in one. We have 13 contestants from around the community ready to go, 10 special guests booked, and 12 episodes scheduled…

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Now Accepting FallFest 2019 Applications


It’s time to select a 2019 Simming Fall Festival (aka FallFest) host & chair!  If you’re interested in hosting & chairing the simming world’s premier one-day community event, submit an application by August 18th.  This will be our 9th festival since beginning the tradition back in 2011. Read More

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Simming: The Game Show

Come on down!

You heard that right! And no, I’m not talking about a sim with a game show as the setting, but rather a sim that’s also game show–were you can be both contestant and simmer at the same time! As far as we can tell, this has never been done before so we’ll be breaking new ground. We often do that here at Ongoing Worlds!

How will it work?

We’re still figuring that out. However, the game will be designed primarily around the contestants who volunteer. At the most basic level, the sim/game will be hosted on the Ongoing Worlds platform, and I’ll write weekly blog posts here to serve as the episodes. We’ll likely start with 10-12 contestants and have the game run 8-10 weeks. It will function more or less like a typical sim except there will be one or more tasks to complete each week for the game show aspect. We except a fall airtime.

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What a 20th Anniversary SciWorld, Trivia, and More!

What a SciWorld! Unfortunately, I was only able to attend my own event, I’ve but I’ve reviewed the transcripts and it looks like it was a excellent convention! I saw a lot of great ideas exchanged and some really interesting discussions. Most importantly, I saw the best of the simming and role playing community: YOU! In short, the 20th anniversary of SciWorld was everything I hoped it would be and more. We’re off to a superb start for the next 20 years.

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