The results are in and we have some winners! If you’ll recall, we asked for nominations back in December. If you’re not familiar with ToS, the original competition was held back in 1999. For this year’s ToS, each participating sim submitted 10 posts that were written sometime during 2017. The posts were then evaluated by three judges in three different categories (Story, Characters, and Readability/Grammar) on a 1-10 scale. 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 our of the way, here are your 2017 tournament winners: Read More