Hear ye! Hear ye! It’s time to announce the winners of the 2016 Tournament of Simulations (ToS). For those who may not be aware, ToS is an annual competition, sponsored by Ongoing Worlds, where role play games of different clubs and genres compete against each other in a friendly manner for several awards. The original tournament was held back in 1999. For this year’s ToS, each participating sim submitted 10 posts that were written sometime during 2016. The posts were then evaluated by three judges in three different categories on a 1-10 scale: Story, Characters, and Readability/Grammar. The final scores were then adjusted based on the individual judge’s respective averages and standard deviations to adjust for both hard & easy grading judges and judges with small & large ranges of scores.
As I say every year, evaluating sims is a subjective art, and this is certainly true with ToS. We’re not here to identify the best games as this is impossible. Instead, we’re here to identify what we think are outstanding role plays that exude excellence. A different set of judges may very well chose a completely different set of winners. And that’s okay! With that said, it’s time to finally announce our winners… Read More