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OK after more discussion, the fine folks at Fair Play Games have decided they do not have the time to devote to judging a game competition. So I think we need to go with Doho

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I would certainly consider acting as a judge. And if you wanted I could post a message to some of the industry lists I

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AM,

Yes! Anything you can do to help would be much appreciated! Being a judge, recruiting other judges, promotion, it

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My thoughts on judging, which are slanted based on my original goal, which is to get more discussion going, would follow:

If you aren

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Theme wise, I

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The theme idea seems very sound - indeed, my feeling is that extra weight needs to be given to games that emphasize the theme (shades of a sort of "anti-Knizia" award here!)
However, I

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I like the "doomed civilization" thing. Although that is still pretty broad territory covering anything from Rome to Altantis to the depths of space.
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Off on a tangent thought: Sim-Pompeii: to live and die in the Roman empire.

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This contest is a really good idea. As far as ideas for theme goes, I

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> I

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"Doomed Civilization" seems to be have a good balance specifics and freedoms built in. It doesn

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I liked doomed civilization. I also like the idea of a video game themed board game. Anything that has video game like qualities, I.E. You get three lives, you get powerups, etc etc.

I like those two so far. Perhaps if we can get two to three more solid ideas, we can vote on them. Keep the ideas pouring in folks.

-Darke

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I second the video game theme.

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Ok, so far we have these possible themes to use:

Steampunk (Think Jules Verne, Frankenstein, etc.)
Video game (any game with video game like qualities; I.E. Multiple lives, power ups, etc.)
Doomed Civilization (Atlantis, Pompeii, etc. etc.)
Dream game (games themed around what happens in your dreams).

Here are some more I

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That

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Yep. There just aren

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This thing is going along nicely, from the poll it

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Hi! How about a comical gemre or an anti-heroic theme? You could make fun of a well-know character, like Saddan Hussein, or even a cross over with them?

By the way, about doomed civilizations, how about OUR OWN??? Nostradamus said it would end around 1999, besides theres an error on theyr calendar. How about an End of the World game, but not so much serious? Maybe Bozo saves the the day and avoid the WWIII? Maybe Ronald McDonalds were behind the plans to finish off civilization? HAHAHAHA!!! In the end it would be a clown

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I think the exact civ that is doomed should be left up to the game designer. Afterall, we want some artist license and just not the mechanics.
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OK, so having solved #2 on your original list (once the vote is closed, anyway!), how are you proposing to handle #1?
And, more importantly (from my POV), what sort of limitations are going to be imposed on the game? (beyond making a playable one, of course!)

For all that I would be in favour of epic all-day affairs (I don

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Well - when is this poll gonna end anyway? it

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Patience grasshopper!

I

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Folks,

I am still waiting to hear back from Alien Menace about the judges (hint hint Ed). I had originally planned to start the competition on February first but it looks like it may be a week or two after that. I will adjust the closing date for entries accordingly. Unofficially, the theme will be doomed civiliations, so I see no problem in starting your brainstorming process now (as if you haven

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Ok... I took the time, and read through all 23 posts on this topic. :-)
Were you all to be sending me your games as submissions, I

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Chris,
First off welcome and thanks for taking the time to help judge the competition.

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Fear not Darke... I don

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Chris,
You can feel free to volunteer my time whenever.

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