General Information [7th Games] May 17, 2022 14:30:18 GMT -5
Post by L△LIA on May 17, 2022 14:30:18 GMT -5
In the beginning there were no elaborate arenas, no Gamemakers, no mentors, no careers, no training sessions, no pomp and circumstance. No precedent. All of that developed piece by piece, over time and countless mistakes. The goal of this event is to backfill our canon — to create reference points for the present day.
Instead of focusing on the hope that our tribute might be the one to survive, the goal is to focus on the diversity of the stories that have already come and gone: the career dynasties of yesteryear that have been usurped by a surge of lower district victories; tributes who figured out how to cheat the system and cause the kind of mayhem that led to high tech solutions; the kids who thought that refusing to kill each other might mean that no one died — until mutts were introduced to prove otherwise; the very first person to ask if they could volunteer in someone else's place...
This is an opportunity to write characters you might not normally write. To write someone who doesn't fight back or who is merciless without redemption; to take risks in your writing and commit to an idea, rather than bending a character to match their dice; to see how much you can do with so little time; to write selfish characters who aren't fighting for allies or last chance arena romances because everything is sudden and brutal and new and unknown. There are no rules to break because they have not yet been made.THE REAPING & PRE-GAMES EVENTS
These Games will run on a condensed timeline. The reaping will take place on Saturday, May 14th to match members with a district position. Please see the 7th Games Participation Sign-Ups thread in order to take part.
This year, the children in each district will be assembled in front of the steps of the Justice Building, where a public reaping will take place. The Treaty of Treason is read aloud. The names of the tributes are read off of paper slips drawn from glass bowls, the short ceremony performed by the district's Head Peacekeeper. Tributes will be directly escorted to the train from the Reaping. Victors will be in attendance.
Tributes are allowed to interact on the train ride to the Capitol. Victors will ride the trains with the tributes. This has ushered in the "unofficial" beginning of mentoring, providing an opportunity for tributes and Victors to write together. (Please note: alliances are not yet allowed.) Train rides span less than one day's time, varying according to the distance between a given District and the Capitol. A modest meal is only provided to Victors, not tributes. Upon arriving in the Capitol the tributes will once again be separated from each other and the Victors, secured in individual holding cells, as per previous Games.
The 7th Games marks the first pre-Games events. Please see the 7th Games Pre-Games Activities thread for details.TRIBUTES
Each participating member will write a bio for their tribute — it may be a concise bio, but more in-depth bios are absolutely welcome. As per a standard Games, there will be one male and one female tribute per district, ages 12-18. All bios will be reviewed by Lalia and should be completed/accepted by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, May 19th.
No combat stations will be granted these games.
No career tributes will be allowed.
No tributes may volunteer to take the place of another.
Retro characters are presumed dead in present day. As such, face claims may be used for posts, but not claimed on the official site face claim list (as it would be confusing for the staff). Any FCs used should be unclaimed or used with permission. FCs are not required.
Descendants of a tribute's family may be made in present day with permission from the original tribute's writer.
It is highly recommended to have general character ideas reviewed by Lalia before writing a bio. This is to prevent bios from being rejected due to historic contradiction and/or excessive similarity with other characters that may have already been approved. Some ideas may also not be allowed yet due to being reserved for future retro games. For example, some things that will not be allowed these games are (but are not limited to): careers, volunteers, pregnancy, alliances, and tokens.THE BLOODBATH
Non-combat posting for the bloodbath will open on Saturday, May 21st and initiative will not yet apply. Combat posting and turn order for the bloodbath will begin on Monday, May 23rd and will end when only one tribute remains. Combat for the 7th Annual Hunger Games will take the form of a bracketed bloodbath. The details for the bracket are located in the 7th Games Schedule and Combat Bracket thread.
Turn order will be in effect for the entirety of combat. Tributes will roll new initiative for each round of combat.
Per the new 1v1v1 rules, a tribute will attack both of the other tributes in their mandate in each post for their fight thread.
Attacking in Round One of the bloodbath is not required if it is not in character for your tribute. However, attacking is required in all subsequent rounds. Do not proceed to Round Two if you are not interested in being Victor. Plan ahead for your deaths — Retro fights move quickly.
Each tribute will roll for their starting health (everyone will start with 5-15 damage). See the Starting Health Rolls thread for more information. This is to give the games a more manageable pace, but it's also to give everyone a sense of who the first tributes to die may be and prevent that from being based on OOC factors. Please consider making this important to your characterization and make the most of a character's weakness if you roll high damage. Remember, these games are not about competition or victory — they're about the stories and giving the site a fuller history to look back on.
There will be no healing in effect this Games.
Weapons are non-transferable.
Thrown weapons become lost.THE VICTOR
As of yet there is no IC prize for being a Victor of the Hunger Games.
Any Retro Victor that survives to the 50th Games will be reaped in that year's Victor Quell. Writers may plot alternative deaths. The only way for a Retro Victor to survive past the year of the 50th Games will be to become the Victor of those Games. Victors of the 50th, 51st, 52nd, and 53rd Games are assumed to be alive in present day.
Although Victors will be dead in present day, the winner of each Games is highly encouraged to write a timeline, oneshots, etc of the rest of their character's life. Writing present day descendants will be allowed.
Please do not aim to win if you are not interested in writing follow-up content, as this is a major reason for these games. It is a huge honor to write a legacy Victor and our hope is for that to be about much more than the title.