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Post-5.1

Postby Brian » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:12 pm

Hello Prospectors. We hope you had a lot of fun at our Season 5 Premiere. Our next game is a ways away on November 30th, but we hope most of you will be able to make it out again.

There are a few links we find useful to post up for use between games:
-- For starters, make sure you've completed any check-out cards for the most recent game. ( https://darkprospects.us/check-out )
-- Support your fellow players by voting to get them extra XP ( https://darkprospects.us/eepvote )
-- Help out the Storytellers by:
-- -- Submitting NPC reports for characters you played. ( https://darkprospects.us/NPCReports )
-- -- Submitting feedback the STs can use to improve plot. ( https://darkprospects.us/STFeedback )
-- -- Sending in downtimes to set yourself up for the next game. ( https://darkprospects.us/Downtimes )
-- -- Send in a request for spirits, or ideas for a guest plot. ( [email protected] / [email protected] )
-- Join us on the forums for role-play ( viewforum.php?f=3 )
-- Register and check-in for our next game. ( https://darkprospects.us/Register / https://darkprospects.us/characters/check-in )
-- Make an alt ( viewtopic.php?f=35&t=402 )
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Re: Post-5.1

Postby tinnaminor » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:01 am

Hi! The voting categories have not changed!
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Re: Post-5.1

Postby Brian » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:18 am

The categories appear different to me. What do you see as category #5? If it shows “Doomed”, that is different from 4.6.
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Re: Post-5.1

Postby Brian » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:21 am

119 | 26 | Top Choice | 3 |
| 120 | 26 | Most Death-Defying! | 3 |
| 121 | 26 | Most Touching Moment | 3 |
| 122 | 26 | Best Improvised Conversation | 3 |
| 123 | 26 | Best Schemer | 3 |
| 124 | 26 | Non-Staff Game Support | 3 |
| 126 | 27 | Top Choice | 3 |
| 127 | 27 | Best supporting character | 3 |
| 129 | 27 | Best costume element | 3 |
| 130 | 27 | Best schemer | 3 |
| 131 | 27 | Doomed | 3 |
| 132 | 27 | Non-Staff Game support | 3 |


Please note, there are two categories that never change: “Top Choice” and “Non-Staff Game Support”. The latter of these is a critical entry, as it allows players to essentially nominate someone who has been a huge benefit to the game as a whole, but specifically excludes staff (we already get “paid” in XP for this); the former is a general Eep, not specific to any category, which means players who can’t find a reason for a vote can still feel comfortable giving an eep to the person they simply enjoyed the most.
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Re: Post-5.1

Postby Cora » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:47 pm

Just to clarify, "Best Schemer" has now been a category for three games in a row.
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Re: Post-5.1

Postby tinnaminor » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:43 pm

Brian wrote:The categories appear different to me. What do you see as category #5? If it shows “Doomed”, that is different from 4.6.


...!

It's been saying Doomed and Best Schemer the last few games for me. Are we not doing new categories and have started to just recycle old ones? I was under the impression that 'new categories' meant entirely unused categories rather than some slight variation from the last games categories.

It's not that I'm against Top Choice or Non-Staff Support. I just... was expecting something more.
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Re: Post-5.1

Postby Brian » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:19 am

I have personally not been setting the categories. There are likely to be at least some repeats in general, and we will likely cycle some old entries back around, but the categories are distinctly different from last game in many cases. (See XP awards posts for more information). It looks like aside from the 2 constant categories, the next 2 games have 8 distinctly different categories from the current set.
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Re: Post-5.1

Postby Brian » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:43 am

For a quick comparison:

| 102 | 23 | Best In Genre | 3 |
| 103 | 23 | Scariest Story | 3 |
| 104 | 23 | Best Trick | 3 |
| 105 | 23 | Doomed | 3 |
| 108 | 24 | Off-the-rails | 3 |
| 109 | 24 | Most heart felt | 3 |
| 110 | 24 | Best costume element | 3 |
| 111 | 24 | Best supporting character | 3 |
| 114 | 25 | Most Death-Defying! | 3 |
| 115 | 25 | Most Touching Moment | 3 |
| 116 | 25 | Best Improvised Conversation | 3 |
| 117 | 25 | Best Schemer | 3 |
| 120 | 26 | Most Death-Defying! | 3 |
| 121 | 26 | Most Touching Moment | 3 |
| 122 | 26 | Best Improvised Conversation | 3 |
| 123 | 26 | Best Schemer | 3 |
| 127 | 27 | Best supporting character | 3 |
| 129 | 27 | Best costume element | 3 |
| 130 | 27 | Best schemer | 3 |
| 131 | 27 | Doomed | 3 |
+--------+---------+----------------------------------------------+----------+


Doomed was last seen during session 23 (4.3). Sessions 25 and 26 are identical - this happens if we don’t update the categories between games. The previous categories roll over so that there’s something to vote on (otherwise nothing shows up until we make it happen, and we want to be sure you at least have some options). Best supporting character was in 4.4, but has not been seen since. Best schemer is a repeat from the last set, but other entries have not been repeated since 4.4. With a total of 49 unique categories so far (47, excluding the two common categories), we should be able to ensure we mix things up a bit and avoid repeating categories within a season, but you will likely see a repeat. I’ll try to make sure finale/opener categories are different going forward and that we avoid repeats within a season. (5.1-5.6 will have distinctly different categories from each other, but you may see categories repeat from earlier seasons.)
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