The Simulation Cup
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the winners of the 2012 Simulation Cup! But before I get into that, I’d like to briefly explain what the Simulation Cup is and how it works. Filling in this year for the annual Tournament of Simulations, the Sim Cup is a one-time competition allowing role play games of various clubs and genres to compete against each other in a friendly manner for several awards. Each participating sim first submits one mission/episode/thread/chat session that was completed during 2012. Next, each sim’s submission is evaluated by two judges on a specific criteria set. The games receiving the highest marks are then recognized.
Evaluating sims will always be subjective and this is especially true for the Simulation Cup. We’re not here to identify the best sim or sims as this is impossible. Instead, we recognize what we think are the best sims in our opinions. A different set of judges may very well chose a completely different set of winners. And that’s fine. As said earlier, each participating game was graded by two different judges. Read More
The Simulation Cup
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Simulation Cup is hereby officially open for entrants! What is the Simulation Cup you might ask? It’s a one-time competition 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. And here’s how it works…
How to Enter
The sim’s host (or the host’s representative) will submit the following short entry form along with a sample of their role play activity. Our judges will then rate that sample in several different areas. Once all sims have been evaluated, we’ll announce winners in various categories across the different genres. Sims that do not place will not be named. So if you’d like to enter your sim, please email Charles Star at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Read More
So Which Is It?
In all my years of simming I don’t think any single issue has been more divisive in the play by e-mail/post/board worlds than the question of quality vs. quantity. Unfortunately, since no one conducts scientific studies of online role playing or its participants, we’re forced to rely on basic observation and our own experiences, which can be very deceiving at times. Nevertheless, I can recall multiple instances when a quality vs. quantity discussion blew up into a full-scale battle, sometimes splitting sims, and even clubs on occasion. I bet you remember similar episodes too! So what is it? Which attribute is more important for the success of a sim? Is it quality? Or is it quantity? Answer that question in your head right now. Better yet, write it down on a scrap sheet of paper. Read More
This article was written by Charles Star of Independence Fleet. Fallfest is similar to SciWorld, a chat event that ran a few months ago, but at a much more friendly time for Europeans. This sounds like a good idea to me, I was asleep when the best bits of SciWorld were happening!
We’re less than a week away from FallFest ’12! What is FallFest, you might ask? Well, it’s actual name is the Simming Fall Festival, and it’s an annual extravaganza held in online IRC chat rooms.
So this year on Friday, September 21st, role players from around the globe will come together to celebrate their craft: online simming and role playing. We’ll meet for discussions, trivia games, and live sims hosted by some of the most talented and celebrated role players on the net. With everything from Star Trek to Buffy, we’re sure to have something for you! Read More