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  • Frost the Wolf wrote:
    Uh. . .  I just came on here to discuss a potential Tournament idea with you, and I ended up finding this thread. .w.; Not sure what to say about it, if there even is anything TO say.

    Anyway, first off, congrats on being here for six years and running (sorry this is late). Second off, and the main point of me coming here in the first place, I wanted to discuss the idea of making a 2016 tournament to help livin' things up around here. I think a tourney would help get more activity on this wiki and be a good way to branch out and try new characters.

    Rather than just making a Blitz Pit 2016 thing, however, I thought maybe the community could try to discuss ideas on how to make the Tournament into a roleplay with an actual plot. Thing is, I'm kind of bankrupt in the ideas department. So, maybe we could discuss the idea as a community, either here or on Skype? What do you think?

    I probably won't reply to this until much later, since I have to get going to work and all, but I'll check for any potential responses when I get back home.

    Again, congrats on your sixth year anniversary, Smash. :)

    Not really sure why you couldn't have made a new thread on my wall rather than bumping that one but whatever

    thanks btw


    Alright so, you want to make a tournament roleplay, huh? One with a plotline and story and all? Alright, sounds cool and all. Let's delve into this a bit: What are our options? It's a tournament; a fighting tournament at the Blitz Pit, I presume. There's usually not a whole lot else to these tourneys other than fight and have locker room gags. What kind of sideplot would be going on here? What could be happening down at the pit that would potentially involve all the fighters participating?

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    It's possible that we could have some kind of mystery going down. To be honest I've always wanted to have some kind of plot revolving around the pit like this, but aside from once instance I've always run dry.

    What could be going on down at the Blitz Pit?  Perhaps someone's trying to sabotage this year's World Tournament. On top of that, this could be like, the Blitz Pit's 50th anniversary, and as such, the 50th World Tournament. (I know it says it's 45 years old on the page, but that WAS years ago and it wouldn't hurt to change it a bit.)


    At any rate, IF this is to take place in the Blitz Pit, we could make it the 50th anniversary and super special. For the plot we'd need something that everyone can get involved in without being too irrelevant. Those are the grounds we're working on. Hope that sparked some kind of inspiration for you. What kind of ideas can you make off that?

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    • I can't think of anything right now, but I did have an idea about doing something like this in an RP. I'll see if I can think of something not-lame, and post back here if I do.

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    • I was acutally thinking to shy away from the Blitz Pit this time around and do something more like what happened in The World Hero tournament. A mysterious force teleporting fighters to an unknown location to engage in a tournament with promises of great riches or prestige for the winner. However, something more sinister could be going on behind the scenes. Said mysterious force can also transcend time, allowing it to summon fighters from past, present, or future (this would allow characters from different timelines to interact and battle). 

      Again, I don't know exactly the who or what of the tournament, and I'm hoping to get more users involved in suggesting ideas and such.

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    • Hm. Dunno about you, but that's starting to feel a bit old now. I mean, I can name three instances (including World Hero Tournament) where a mysterious and/or unknown force held a tournament, two of which teleported the fighters directly to them. The Shadow Crystal Cloud Tournament and the Cosmic Championship, if you recall. The former having a sinister plot behind the scenes as well. I participated in all three, by the way, and I'm not sure I could get too into it a fourth time.

      If you really want to move away from the Blitz Pit, that's fine with me. (though I'd like to get it more publicity.)

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    • Hmm. Here's an idea: The Blitz Pit tournament gets interrupted by some kind of global threat (alien invasion maybe), forcing the contestants to put the tournament aside and work together to stop the threat.

      Anything you can build on that?

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    • Alright, I remember the idea. Basically, it was a plot I had come up with where there was a tournament opened, though it seemed somewhat shady. After the first round, all of the losers of the matches dissapeared, because the main villain had capured them to try and steal their powers for his/her own. The RP would continue with the tournament continuing despite the situation, and the others trying to escape the villain's lair. The two plots would eventually converge near the end, where both groups confront the villain, now charged with stolen power.

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    • Frost the Wolf wrote:
      Hmm. Here's an idea: The Blitz Pit tournament gets interrupted by some kind of global threat (alien invasion maybe), forcing the contestants to put the tournament aside and work together to stop the threat.

      Anything you can build on that?


      Not that I mind having something else to work towards but wouldn't that defeat the purpose of having a tournament roleplay if we set the whole thing aside for a bigger plot?


      Timesmashaperil wrote:
      Alright, I remember the idea. Basically, it was a plot I had come up with where there was a tournament opened, though it seemed somewhat shady. After the first round, all of the losers of the matches dissapeared, because the main villain had capured them to try and steal their powers for his/her own. The RP would continue with the tournament continuing despite the situation, and the others trying to escape the villain's lair. The two plots would eventually converge near the end, where both groups confront the villain, now charged with stolen power.

      Lol, wow. This is like the opposite of the Shadow Crystal Cloud Tournament I just mentioned. The main villain in that one held the tournament so he could steal the power of the strongest fighters, rather than the losers.

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    • I figured it would make more sense the other way around. If you're powerful enough to reliably restrain these strong fighters to steal their power, why hold a tournament? Much easier to take the power from the weakened losers. Then, there would be a plot in the tournament to try and figure out what's happening, and another plot for the losers to be part of, instead of just being like 'well you lost so there's not really a point to you being here anymore except for minimal between-round interactions.'

      I was hoping something like this would have enough drive to continue, not being too long or too uneventful, like many tournaments are. Who wins or loses in the first round can be chosen before it begins. Those who want to be part of the escape plot can say so, and those who want to be part of the tournament can do so as well.

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    • You have a fair point, but think of it this way. What if it wasn't that he was powerful enough to restrain the strong fighters, but cunning enough to lay out a reliable trap for them? That would make the strongest fighter just as easy a target as the weaker ones.

      of course, SCCT barely followed its own plot so I'm not going to defend it too much.

      Anyway, I do like this idea. A reverse SCCT done right works for me. Though I have to ask: what was this villain's plan for the champion? Was he going to fight them himself with his newfound power, or was he going to take their power (via the trap I mentioned above) as well?

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    • I'd figure he would set a trap for the victors of the tournament. That way, even if he failed the trap, he'd have a plan B: use his newfound power to take them out by force. Sort of do a prey on the weak tactic, using the combined power of the losers to take out the stronger opponents. I think this could be a fairly solid roleplay.

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    • Yeah, yeah that sounds about right. Cool.

      So now that we've got the rough idea down, let's go into some more specifics. Let's start by answering some questions:

      • Who is our main villain?
      • Does he have any underlings?
      • What can this guy do on his own, without the powers of the other characters? (assuming that once he takes their energy he gains some of their abilities)
      • Where does this tournament take place?
      • How many people are we shooting for in this competition? Assuming that we're going to pre-decide winners and losers, should we go for more participants?
      • Are there any rules in this tournament we should take note of?


      I had some more questions but i can't remember them all offhand so let's just start with these.

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    • Alright, I'm going to focus on the bottom set of questions first, as they can be answered first, and don't impact the plot as much.

      For the location, I would say at the Blitz Pit, as earlier mentioned, or perhaps at a different stadium. Somewhere not to central, though. It needs to be in a slightly less urban area. The main villain wouldn't want to attract too much attention.

      Next up, there could be a few more people. I'd say 16 participants would be good. Besides, the spectators would play a larger role in this as well, trying to investigate between rounds in an attempt to figure out what's going on.

      Third, the one important thing is that the winners and the losers are separated in different locations after a round is complete. That way, they could be kidnapped without anybody noticing them. I don't think there needs to be any other rule besides you only win if the opponent forfeits, or if you knock them out. The stadium would be very tough, encouraging fighters to go all out and tire themselves out during the matches.

      I'll need to think about the other questions for a bit longer.

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    • We'd have to do some tweaks if we're gonna use the Blitz Pit. For one, the main villain could not be the host of the tournament. It would have to be someone else exploiting the tournament behind the scenes. Perhaps a sponser, if he must be officially linked? Either way,  there is already a person who hosts all the tournaments held at the Blitz Pit, so he couldn't take that place. 

      If we're doing a different location, then we're pretty much free to go however we want.


      16 participants, huh? I doubt we could wrap in 16 different people, so I guess depending on how many users join we could let them have more than one fighter available. Once again, if we're doing this in the Blitz Pit, we could have the losers put into a different room, set to fight again in the losers bracket. (of course, fighters start disappearing, and matches start getting forfeited.)

      Again, if we have this tournament held elsewhere that secluded room could be a trap in of itself.

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    • Definitley not the host, that would be little cliche. I'd say potentially a sponsor, or maybe even a contender? 16 does seem like a bit much, I agree. But the next best is eight, otherwise it won't divide easily. But yeah, most of the RPers will probably have to double up. In the end, we get a manageable group of eight trying to escape, and a manageable eight-person tournament.

      I'm still trying to think on who the villain might be, though. I'm tempted to make it one of the villains I don'n have a page for yet, but also tempted to make someone entirely new.

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    • One thing I'd like to do if we don't do the Blitz Pit is make each arena unique, like it changes form to add more options and hazards for the fighters. Maybe a forest undermoonlight for one, a vocanic region for another, a flooded ancient temple, etc. I think that'd make the matches more interactive than just a simple stage. This could also allow for more participants in each match, should we decide to have everyone double up. What do you guys think?

      As for the villain, why don't all three of us work out the details, rather than just using one of our own villains? You know, make him a roleplay specific entity.

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    • Timesmashaperil wrote:
      Definitley not the host, that would be little cliche. I'd say potentially a sponsor, or maybe even a contender? 16 does seem like a bit much, I agree. But the next best is eight, otherwise it won't divide easily. But yeah, most of the RPers will probably have to double up. In the end, we get a manageable group of eight trying to escape, and a manageable eight-person tournament.

      A contender would mix things up a bit, methinks. But wiser characters would be able to solve the mystery faster if they linked the missing people to the fighter who grows stronger after every match.

      Splitting them up into groups of eight will probably work.


      Frost the Wolf wrote:
      One thing I'd like to do if we don't do the Blitz Pit is make each arena unique, like it changes form to add more options and hazards for the fighters. Maybe a forest undermoonlight for one, a vocanic region for another, a flooded ancient temple, etc. I think that'd make the matches more interactive than just a simple stage. This could also allow for more participants in each match, should we decide to have everyone double up. What do you guys think?

      As for the villain, why don't all three of us work out the details, rather than just using one of our own villains? You know, make him a roleplay specific entity.

      Sounds alright to me. This isn't something that's done very often. Speaking of which, a team tournament sounds fun too. If we do that I'd like to mix the teams up so that one person doesn't have a team to himself (i.e I team up Smash and Splice.) This also makes it more likely that people have one character in the tournament and one character with the losers trying to escape.

      As for the villain, I agree that we should make a new one. I don't have any free ones to use anyway. But before I can contribute to this villain, we have to make a decision: Should this be in the Blitz Pit, or should it be in a new area? I think this is the ideal time to make this roleplay idea public and gain the opinions of everyone else. I want to hear what they think about this.

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    • I'm thinking it should be in a new area, one that can provide all sorts of different environments to fight in (as I stated previously). That is, unless the Blitz Pit can do that as well, somehow (maybe with virtual reality or magic or something). Because, having a variety of battlegrounds ranging from volcanic regions to sunken pirate ships to collapsing buildings sounds a lot more dynamic.

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    • Forgot to ask: Is there a link to the thread you made discussing this idea to the rest of the wiki? I can't find it.

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    • It's not a thread. It's a blog.

      And you already posted in there. :V

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