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It’s… ToS Time!

I recently posted about my own 20-year simming anniversary. Or is that birthday? Here’s another: It’s been 20 years of ToS (aka Tournament of Simulations). That’s right, the original ToS was held for the year 1999. ISO Troi ran it, and the Simming League sponsored it. While it’s been 20 years since that first ToS, this is actualy the 15th competition as not all years had a tournament. Another interesting bit of trivia: According to the surviving records, 167 total awards have been bestowed.

Okay, enough reminiscing. How about get on with the nominations?

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2018 Simming Prize Winners Announced!

This article was posted at the request of John Nugra, the Administrator of the Simming Prize.

The Simming Prize dates back to 1999 in honoring the very best of the online role playing community.  Up to five Prizes are awarded annually to people, sims, clubs, and other organizations that (1) exemplify service, quality, and dedication within play-by-post online role-playing; or who (2) pioneer new technology or techniques within the community. The Prizes can recognize a significant onetime accomplishment, or sustained contributions over a period of time.  The Simming Prize is presented in the memory of longtime role player and leader Seth Cotis.  


After careful consideration and thoughtful deliberation, the Simming Prize trustees and judges hereby award the 2018 Simming Prize to:

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 12 (Finale)

Hello, and welcome to the final edition of The Simming Endeavor, the online role playing elimination game of skill, luck, and cunnning. I’m Charles Star, and I’m your host. As you probably already know, 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 announced our two finalists. This week, one will be named champion and receive the top prize of $100 USD. Who will it be? Largehobbit or Corliss Fortune?

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 11 (Decision)

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. 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 number reduced from four three. This week it’ll go from three to two.

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 10 (Random)

Hello, and welcome 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. 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. We returned to the Star Trek universe last week. Where will we go this week?

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 9 (Return)

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 still your host. 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. After last week, we’re down to just five of our original 13 contestants. Who will it be this week?

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 8 (Action)

Hello, and welcome once again 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 back as your host. 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 different. What will this week bring us?

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 7 (Switch)

Hello, and welcome to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of intelligence, opportunity, and finesse, with a top prize of $100 United States Dollars. I’m Bella of the USS Odin, and I’m your host for today. 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 brought significant change as we moved from Star Trek to the detective noir genre. Will this week be similarly disruptive?

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 6 (Change)

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 am Charles Star, and I am your host. 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 challenging. Don’t expect anything different this week.

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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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