PlayDip Awards?

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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby Master Radishes » 05 Dec 2008, 13:06

So far, here are the suggestions (plus a few more of my own) roughly divided into categories:

Players
Most Loyal Ally
Best Tactician
Best Strategist (Not sure how we differentiate with Best Tactician)
Best Diplomat
Most Successful Player of Austria/Italy/etc
Best Stabber
Players' Player Award (Overall best player)
Death with Dignity
Ninja Award (Killing most countries)
Sith Lord (Who can always seem to control others to do his bidding?)
Jedi Master (Who always seems to know what you're thinking? Who can outguess your moves?)
Most Intimidating Player (Who are you always afraid of going up against?)

Posters/Posting
Funniest Poster
Best Debater
Best Strategy Theorist
Most Thoughtful Poster
Favourite Forum
Favourite Thread
Favourite Username
Member the Site Just Couldn't Do Without (Admins/Mods excluded)

Games
Favourite Country
Least Favourite Country
Favourite Alliance
Least Favourite Alliance
Best Stab
Best Response to Stab
Strangest In-Game Sighting
Best Shoutbox Message
Best Convoy
Best Comeback
Cannonball Award (Biggest loss of centres in single turn)

Site
Favourite Game Type
Favourite Variant
Favourite Set of Icons
Favourite Game Name



Feel free to propose more, or suggest cutting some of these instead.
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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby CowInAPie » 05 Dec 2008, 14:02

I think that's enough for the first year of awards =D
It's a long list too, Hope we can get it done before the 17th
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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby Batsman » 05 Dec 2008, 14:42

Better to let the awards grow a little that to start with such a long list...? Otherwise there would be players picking up 3 or 4 awards for very similar things. And I think it would be good in some categories to recognize "events" rather than a player - i.e. "Stab of the Year" is better than "Stabber of the Year" - not least because each one of those comes with a specific story which is always interesting/amusing/inspiring.

Players
Most Loyal Ally
Best Tactician
Can MacGyver the most out of 3 units and a coat-hanger in a tight situation.
Best Strategist Can read the whole board 3 years in advance and arrive just in time.
Most Persuasive Diplomat
Most Successful Player of Austria/Italy/etc - though I'd only find Miss Italy and Miss Austria interesting.
Best Stabber - how about Stab of the Year?
Players' Player Award (Overall best player)
Death with Dignity
Ninja Award (Killing most countries)
Sith Lord (Who can always seem to control others to do his bidding?)
Jedi Master (Who always seems to know what you're thinking? Who can outguess your moves?)
Most Intimidating Player (Who are you always afraid of going up against?)

Posters/Posting
Funniest Poster - how about Post of the Year?
Best Debater
Best Strategy Theorist
Most Thoughtful Poster
Favourite Forum
Favourite Thread
Favourite Username
Member of the Year - that the Site Just Couldn't Do Without (Admins/Mods excluded)

Games
Favourite Country
Least Favourite Country
Favourite Alliance
Least Favourite Alliance
Best Stab
Best Response to Stab
Strange Sighting of the Year
Best Shoutbox Message - Shout of the Year
Best Convoy
Best Comeback
Cannonball Award (Biggest loss of centres in single turn)

Site
Favourite Game Type
Favourite Variant
Favourite Set of Icons
Favourite Game Name

But hey, make a call, and we'll get nominating and voting!
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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby Dunam » 05 Dec 2008, 16:04

Awesome idea.

I know there are already a lot of awards going around, but where's the highlander award for best use of Clyde?

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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby EdiBirsan » 05 Dec 2008, 19:17

The difference between tactics and strategy and diplomacy is broadly:

Tactics: the movement and relationship of the pieces on the board to each other

Strategy: the movement and relationship of the countries on the board to each other

Diplomacy: the relationship and interaction of the Player around the board to each other
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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby Diplomat » 05 Dec 2008, 20:43

I like the fewer idea myself, but its just preference.
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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby Batsman » 05 Dec 2008, 23:24

EdiBirsan wrote:The difference between tactics and strategy and diplomacy is broadly:

Tactics: the movement and relationship of the pieces on the board to each other

Strategy: the movement and relationship of the countries on the board to each other

Diplomacy: the relationship and interaction of the Player around the board to each other


Nicely expressed Edi. Perhaps these could form 3 uber-categories?

Tactic Awards:
Best convoy
Best get-out-of-jail
Most creative move
Tactician of the Year

Strategy Awards:
Stab of the Year
etc etc etc
Strategist of the Year

Diplomacy Awards:
Post of the Year
Shout of the Year
Death with Dignity
etc etc etc
Diplomat of the Year

I think most of the ideas listed above fits reasonably easily into one of the three categories. And that allows for 3 major awards, and quite a few fun minor awards...?
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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby Diplomat » 06 Dec 2008, 04:54

Where does Most Likely to own a Light Saber fit in there?
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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby Master Radishes » 06 Dec 2008, 05:22

I don't think we want too many, no. But enough to make it interesting. ;)


My own choices for awards:

Most Loyal Ally
Best Tactician
Best Strategist
Best Diplomat
Best Stabber
Sith Lord (Controlling others.)
Jedi Master (Knows what you're thinking, guessing your moves.)
Best Player of E/F/G/I/R/A/T - all subjective of course. But for example, I see Dip as great at France. Spit's pretty good at Germany. Stuff like that.
Players' Player Award (Overall best player.)

Funniest Poster
Best Debater
Best Strategy Theorist (Although we don't have many who actually strategise on their own...mostly just discuss other strategies.)
Most Thoughtful Poster
Favourite Thread
Favourite Username (For fun. Plus maybe I can win this one! ;) )
Member the Site Just Couldn't Do Without (Admins/Mods excluded)

Favourite Country **
Least Favourite Country **
Favourite Alliance** ----> Just general survey questions, here. Not really awards. Maybe cut them.
Best Stab
Strangest In-Game Sighting
Best Comeback

Favourite Set of Icons (Just for a fun one.)
Favourite Game Name (This one too.)


Still a lot, I suppose...
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Re: PlayDip Awards?

Postby Diplomat » 06 Dec 2008, 05:38

Here is my only questions... Will be be taking votes from CJ, CJ1, CJ2, CJ3, CJ4, etc.... ? ;)

Do we button vote, or ballot vote via cut and paste?
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