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    Welcome to the Stories Forum
    Welcome to the Stories Forum, if you are here, you are probably interested in one of the following:

    1. Reading some really good or maybe also some not-so good (but hopefully not ) stories.
    2. Engaging in group efforts in the form of Succession Games/NESs/other multiplayer activities.
    3. Participating in an international simulation with one of the many Succession Games/NESs/other multiplayer activities.
    4. Writing a story to hopefully win the story contest.
    5. Bringing something fun and new to the forum.
    6. Writing a story for people's (including your own) enjoyment.

    A few notes on the story contest.

    If you write a story on these boards, you are eligible to be in the story contest. To nominate yourself, go to the nomination thread at the top of the forum, it's the one that is titled Round #: Nominations.

    Read the story contest rules below for the full spiel.


    Stories Contest Rules

    Nominations/Semifinals
    Any Finished or unfinished stories can be nominated and seconded by any reader unless the author says otherwise. However, finished stories will receive +2 votes to their number of votes received. Thus giving them an advantage over unfinished stories.

    When there are enough (i.e. 8) seconded in the nominations round.

    The Preliminaries will be run, with four stories making their way to the finals; but only if declared finished by the author.

    If an unfinished story gets more votes than a finished one in the prelims it still cannot go to the final vote and a story lower down the vote count will supercede it taking its place.

    I say only three in the final because you get a 1, 2 and 3 place and no real loser.


    Winners

    The winner of the semifinals will receive a discount at the Apolyton Store of ___% for his endeavors.

    Stories Contest Method

    1. At the beginning of the Semifinal round of each contest, a new Nominations round will be set up.
    2. All nominated but unseconded or seconded but above the 8 story limit from the previous contest will transfer to the next; waiting to be seconded
    a. Exceptions to rule 2: Once a story has been in two nominations rounds but never seconded, it drops out of the contest.
    3. Once 8 seconded nominations are obtained, a preliminary round with unlimited voting (checkboxes) is created to last for 5 days.
    4. After 7 days, the top 4 are transferred to a final poll with radio buttons which lasts 7 days.
    b. In the case of ties in the preliminaries, all of the stories that are tied for the 3rd and/or 4th spots go into the finals.
    5. In the case of a tie in the finals, there will be a 2-day runoff vote. If there is still a tie, the two stories share the award.
    6. Once in one preliminary round, a story can never enter another contest again.
    7. You can request that a story be kept out of a story contest (for example two parts of one series you don't want competing).
    8. All stories in the contest must be civ-related
    9. The top 3 stories from each round are put in the story contest history thread as well as http://apolyton.net/civ3/stories/. or, excepting that, they will be placed in the Apolyton Directory:
    10. The winner gets a discount in the apolyton store!
    11. Every 4 contests, the top two from each individual finals, including more than that if there were ties, are put in a 7-day radio button "BEst of the Best" poll. The winner is then put in the two places mentioned in rule 10.

    Stories Contest History
    To be written

    The only tie in the Finals round happened in August 2002 between WTE-OZ WOLF's epic tale and DarkCloud's Civ III Poem; with WTE-OZ Wolf winning the competition by 4 votes in the runoff.

    In early December 2002 DarkCloud took over the stories contest after it had been determined that both civman2002 and ___ had abandoned their efforts to revive the contests.

    (Credits to: civman2002, metaliturtle, Chrisus Maximus, DarkCloud)
    Last edited by DarkCloud; February 3, 2003, 21:59.
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  • #2
    Note: This will be revised with creedence to the results of the poll on the compormise option... as needed. Please suggest other ideas below.

    Thank you
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    • #3
      Bump
      Whew! I'm back and ready to start writing again.
      Coming soon: Pax America Redux (Including concepts/civs from Conquests)

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      • #4
        And while I'm thinking about it, I was reading the old threads, and something about a Storytellers' Union? It sounds interesting, and I was thinking maybe we could start that up again. As a new CivGroup or something?
        Whew! I'm back and ready to start writing again.
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        • #5
          Very well, I PMed MarkG about it

          As for the old storyteller's union- just serach for old posts by Metaliturtle...

          these rules originally came from his union... then were adapted by civman... then stolen by me
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          • #6
            Oh. I didn't know that.
            Whew! I'm back and ready to start writing again.
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            • #7
              Well, let's see if your PM succeeds more than mine, DC. Though it would have been nice if you responded to me in any way at all. Otherwise, I didn't know if you'd listened to my little request or not...

              And Centauri, great minds think alike, it seems. I had thought that exact same thing just under two weeks ago, but my PM to Mark did not result in anything.
              Last edited by vovan; February 10, 2003, 00:38.
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              • #8
                It may succeed, I stuck it on as a rider on the Civ III stories announcement
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                • #9
                  I just read this, I didn't realize that you had given my union the credit for the basic rules, the union's founders were me, cbraund, civman2000 and WTE_OzWolf
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                  • #10
                    Dark Cloud, if I could make a suggestion.

                    I love reading stories, and I may just write one of my own one of these days.

                    My particular area of interest are stories based on people's SP games. Some of the stories aren't really based on games played but on other things. Perhaps a classificaiton for winning stories (as based on a game, etc) would be helpful?
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                    • #11
                      It's an interesting idea, but I don't think that I can do it, sadly, as many people don't exactly say that they have played a SP game...

                      although, if you look at SKILORD's stories, you might find some based upon games- and you might want to chekc out CivFanatics.com, because almost ALL their stories are based on games at apolyon, we're more imagination-literary
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dexters
                        Dark Cloud, if I could make a suggestion.

                        I love reading stories, and I may just write one of my own one of these days.

                        My particular area of interest are stories based on people's SP games. Some of the stories aren't really based on games played but on other things. Perhaps a classificaiton for winning stories (as based on a game, etc) would be helpful?
                        If you are interested in stories built around real games, you should check out the world of Diplogaming.

                        A diplogame is a multiplayer game, that is a combination of competitive play, storytelling and roleplaying. There are currently two games running at the Civ2-Multiplaying forum, I am in History of the World 4 .

                        We get together once a week to play the game session for a few hours Saturday nights and then in the week until the next session we post stories about our progress. Create characters and interact with the other players through our stories. In game we try to behave as if we were real countries, and carry that attitude out to the forums between sessions. A good game can last a few months.

                        For example, in HOTW4 I play the English. For the first session I had my leader be Beowulf, and for the last two sessions my leader was King Arthur. As the game progresses and technology progresses so do our stories and characters. I just sent a ship over to America in the game, so I wrote a post from Leif Ericson's journal describing the feat.

                        I find these games very interesting, and the stories are great. You, and other story folks from this forum might be interested. You should check the game out and follow along.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DarkCloud
                          Very well, I PMed MarkG about it

                          As for the old storyteller's union- just serach for old posts by Metaliturtle...

                          these rules originally came from his union... then were adapted by civman... then stolen by me
                          Wondering how this went for having a CivGroup for those that write the stories...?
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                          • #14
                            I like the SP story idea. I am writing one myself (Though I'm not sure it's good enough for the contest).

                            If you want to read it, it's called The Empire of Talianna
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                            • #15
                              lol

                              we aren't as elite as you imagine Nylan. Your story is definately good enough for the contest.
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