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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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Sultry De Mon
Sultry De Mon
Con Artist

Sep-9-2016 13:02

:-( You didn't like the cheers?

I'm in agreement with BadAss on the writing. The haiku contest was fun and easy enough for everyone to try their hand at it. Also, I wasn't a big fan of the agency judging. Once again it came down to the amount of writing and content in each agency. Also it is very subjective. Plus not every member may participate frequently on the boards, but may discuss ideas through P.M.'s and or private chat groups.

I liked the idea of the Intro's and twist/closure, and that they will be featured in the game.
Maybe give out the criteria for those at the very beginning of the Olympics and have them due during the last week. But I would suggest one or the other, not both.

4x4 AVH sounds like a great idea.


Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Pinball Wizard

Sep-9-2016 13:54

The downside to an AVH relay is - what are the other team members going to be doing while the other three team members are doing their portion of the AVH? I would prefer to have all four team members doing their AVHs at the same time.

That was something that I think was a negative in the Olympics just held. We were put in a team with people we didn't really know (or at least some of us were) and then we were immediately split up to work on two separate activities. I think it's an important jump start to the building of a team spirit for everyone to be working on the same task as a team right out of the gate.

Liked the scavenger hunts, treasure hunts (although not the scoring system so much) and the AVH's. Liked having some writing contests, but thought there were too many and too much emphasis placed on them. Also agree with Sultry, maybe they should be due during the last week.

Also agree with Sultry on the agency judging. In our agency we communicated a lot through PMs. Websites: Creating a website was a lot of fun, but it is also very time consuming - a commodity not everyone has. I think websites should be more of an "extra" if an agency wants to create one.

BadAss
BadAss
Charioteer

Sep-9-2016 14:15

Well, with 4x4 AVH you'd have all members participate in the same event. And while you're waiting for your team mate you could still work on a scavenger hunt or collect as many certificates of merit or something.

BadAss
BadAss
Charioteer

Sep-9-2016 14:22

That could be another contest; to collect special shoes you can get in Cairo.

Murray Arty
Murray Arty
Charioteer

Sep-9-2016 15:19

I agree with what BadAss has suggested, concentrate on VH, TH and Scavenger Hunts.
Ditch writing altogether, have that in another competition.

Keira Ann
Keira Ann
Huntsman

Sep-9-2016 15:45

I agree with everyone above has said. I really enjoyed the scavenger hunts, AVH and TH. The only suggestion would be not to have the score based on time of day they were completed. We all have different schedules and/or time zones. It should be scored based on the day finished. If both teams A and B finish on Monday, then they should get the same scores.

I enjoyed the haikus but disliked the rest of the writing. It was too much. Maybe a different contest for writing for those who enjoy it.

Overall, I had a great time and met some new people!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Sep-9-2016 18:36

One thing I have suggested to breit, is to have a whole games, or a section of the games, where people could compete for their actual native / adopted country of origin. So there'd be a VH section and I'd compete for Australia, Ms Helen would compete for GB and Badass might compete for the US (adopted) or 'insert appropriate European Country of origin here...' Sure in some events US might get gold, silver and bronze, by weight of numbers, but that's all very Olmpiccy too.

It might give people who don't want to commit to a whole 6 weeks or so, an opportunity to join in for an event or two. Andd give you leeway for those writing comp's, which are almost 'specialty' comp's.

Mortimer Maze
Mortimer Maze
Old Shoe

Sep-9-2016 22:40

excellent idea with the countries competing to each other.We get to know ourselves better that way.
Also, speculate to the maximum the options Sleuth is offering for sleuthing and include as many events as possible of finding (pages, plans, shoes, etc).
If all players in a team have already started a nemesis, or even if not, an event for the Olympics could be - get as many clues as possible as a team for nemesis hunts- that way everybody can start this nemmy thing and experience the thrill of travelling and getting those clues.
Or, get treasure hunts for factions, in a specific order. Play with all options Sleuth has to offer.
And leave writing for a writing contest - there you have another idea for a contest on Sleuth (best biography written for an adversary, writings from the killer point of view, etc).

Yeti Face
Yeti Face
Pinball Amateur

Sep-10-2016 00:30

I think given the small player base doing it by country would defeat the feeling of having an overall team, as some people would be literally the only people from their country competing. It'd also be a pain for the relay events. Maybe you'd have to slap some of the lesser represented countries into groups?

BadAss
BadAss
Charioteer

Sep-10-2016 03:51

I have dual citizenship (Belgian/American) and I was born in Romania so with a bit of a stretch I could represent Romania as well. Paired with Devi and Mortimer we'd have a Romanian team. Especially if we make Murray Arty honorary Romanian :)

I like the idea of representing countries but we don't have the numbers like in the good old days. We could always let players choose which country they would like to represent of course. If three Americans and an Australian would like to be the Mongolian Olympic team, why not?

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