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Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jun-27-2016 17:56

In just under six weeks, the 31st Summer Olympics and the 15th Paralympics will occur in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes from over 190 countries around the world will gather to compete in some 35 different overall sports over a period of about 3 weeks.

Many people have commented recently that they would like to see some more activities taking place here on Sleuth. A few of us creatively evil types were wondering if we put together a series of activities for people, would y'all be interested??

We are looking for at least 8-12 people, of all experience levels; both hunters (treasure, casework, and Arch Villain) and writers will be needed. People will be competing in a team format. We're probably looking at Subbed players for now, but we're working on having at least two activities (not necessarily part of the teams, but supplemental to them) that will be exclusive to UNSUBBED players. All of these activities will have an Olympics theme.

So. Any takers?? ;-)

Please let us know below.

Thank you!!
Breit

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Mortimer Maze
Mortimer Maze
Old Shoe

Aug-1-2016 23:42

I know it must be upsetting for you Sultry, but still, the chosen agency names are not very inspired... you are trying to get the subject into another area, but the fault still remains.
Call your guy, Rick to support your agency claim on this year's Olympic glory, in this first event.
As I see it, Team C - Chariots of fire is the only possible winner for the first event. We will get the points and you Sultry please continue stay on the door to the areana checking athletes permits...

Mortimer Maze
Mortimer Maze
Old Shoe

Aug-1-2016 23:54

Dear Ms. Helen,
The creativity event should not be limited by some specific rules.
But, if not related to Olympics, what will be the difference between this Olympic tournament and any other sleuth contest we enlist for?
The judges wanted to follow creativity for each team, not to give specific instructions on how to create your group. This is what they will prize.
But, being an Olympic tournament, I am sure they will appreciate any idea related to this.
Because deadly and adventurers and coffee roasters we can be any given day of Sleuth. Not now.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Aug-2-2016 00:17

Okay, first off...

Devi, yes, AV hunters may move up to Shangri-La on Wednesday, the day before the hunt officially starts. Most of you have either seen or taken part in an AV tournament before. So I will say that the usual rules will apply. BUT, I'll be detailing the exact elements of the hunts later on Tuesday (like when I've had at least six hours of sleep, which is not right now ;-). So. Those of you who have done an AV tournament can let your comrades in on what to expect.

Now, Mr. Maze....

Yes, I admit, none of the teams did a bang-up job nailing the Olympic theme in their Agency names (yes, yours was prob'ly the closest, but if yer gonna come up with an Olympic reference, that one's fairly easy to come by, let's be fair, please.).

I DID specify in the instructions that I gave to all of the teams, (and I am quoting here):

" Be funny, be patriotic, be fanatical, but most importantly, be unique!!"
(End quote)

And while none of the teams hit the Olympic mark really well, I think AAALLLL of them did *VERY* well on either the funny, patriotic, or fanatical part, and they all did a fantastic job on the unique element.

So. Let's wait for the judges to give us their placements, scores, and comments, before we go and shoot down our fellow teams, okay??

Again, good job, Everyone, on your Agencies!! I'm proud of all of you!!! ;-D

Breit

Real McCoy
Real McCoy
Super Steeper

Aug-2-2016 00:27

Personally I think that feminine assassination should become an Olympic sport.

Vulkie3
Vulkie3
Haynes

Aug-2-2016 03:28

Damn Breit, and here I was, hoping to sell my official looking maps for the catacombs in Cairo... ah well, back to ice-cream selling then :)

Anyone want a cherry - flavored one?

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Aug-2-2016 03:46

Is it black cherry?
*smacks lips*

H-h-how much is it? Can I get it in a waffle cone?

Vulkie3
Vulkie3
Haynes

Aug-2-2016 04:17

It is black cherry and just for you, you can get it in a waffle cone :) - That'll be 2 dollars please :)

Sultry De Mon
Sultry De Mon
Con Artist

Aug-2-2016 05:42

MCCOY….....REALLY? REALLY!!!
I have a feeling you have just entered a running competition. You better run for your life!

Breit: I can only speak for my team, but have a feeling the others will agree. Since the Olympics are sports based, we had trouble making the connection of how rowing (or other sports) had anything to do with playing sleuth. We were taking the path that the Olympics discussions would be based on the competitions and events we would be participating in. So yes ,we had a little misunderstanding of what was expected.

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Aug-2-2016 06:02

I agree with Sultry. I was under the impression it was going to be inspired by the Olympics, but based on sleuth. It was not made clear that there needed to be a strong connection to the actual Olympics. Honestly, very little was made clear. There was confusion about how teams would be formed, how the logos and such would come into play, and what types of events would be held.

Not to mention we only had a week to get our regular agencies ready for an extended absence, get together with our team to brainstorm (BEFORE forming an agency, mind you, so that was a right pain in the ass), form the agency, create a website, and be creative with the space (with little guidance.)

I really think the fact that ALL the agencies fell short on that mark indicates the problem wasn't on our end. (If a student fails a test, the student failed. If an entire class fails a test, the problem is probably with the teacher.)

I'm having fun, and looking forward to these events, and I'm grateful to you, your helpers, and the judges for doing it. I just hope that in the future, expectations are set a little more clearly.

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Aug-2-2016 06:21

Re-reading my post, I want to make something clear.

I am NOT blaming Breitkat or anyone else for not making things clear. I realize now it sounded that way. That was not my intention and I apologize if I offended anyone.

My intention was simply to explain how things seemed from a competitor's perspective. This is the first time we've had this event. There is always confusion the first time anything is done. And this event is much larger than other events we've had. The only thing I can think of that comes close is the AVH tourney.

This is a huge, complicated event that is being held for the first time and it was put together very quickly. The next time, people will have a better understanding of expectations and things will probably be much closer to the expectations of Breit and the judges.

Again, sorry for being unclear (yes, I'm aware of the irony, lol). I'm going to blame lack of sleep, stress, and health for it.

Finally, one last big THANK YOU to Breit, Squirrel, the Mother of Dragons and everyone who has helped behind the scenes. I look forward to playing not only in this Olympics, but in future ones!!


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