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RE: [Icehouse] Re: wwNEWS - Twin Win at HersheyPark

  • FromDavid Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 07 Sep 2007 10:58:08 -0700
A couple of points:

> From: Carl Worth <cworth@xxxxxxxxxx>
> on, (depending on if we decide to vote together or not).

As I just posted, I think we all would prefer individuals to rank in
isolation, without any possibility of influence by another individual's
personality. Other competitors may chime in differently, but that's
certainly my thinking (and might become a note in the rules, for Winter
and beyond).

> I know that not seeing votes come in is stressful to the organizer,
> but the reason we're not voting yet is that we want to get as much
> play in as possible before voting, (a single attempt at a game often
> won't do it justice).

Oh, I'm not totally stressing, yet. If I still have *mumble* rankings on
the 17th, I'll stress a little... then just extend the judging period by
a couple of weeks. Not a big deal, really; just trying to keep the fire
lit (Dragon*Con was my first foray into judging, by the way, so even I
am guilty of procrastinating).

> I haven't looked into the voting mechanism yet, (it's just "send an
> email" isn't it?), but if there were something that allowed for

Yep, e-mail your ranking to this address:

Should someone else become the coordinator, I can give over the password
to that person (who can then change it, to lock me out). That's why I
made a custom GMail account for it.

> incrementally tweaking rankings over the judging period, then that
> might help alleviate the organizers' concern, and might help avoid,
> "Oh, I played all the games but forgot to get my vote off in time".

Well, I would take someone's most-recent ranking e-mail, sure, if they
said something like, "This ranking replaces my last ranking." In the
end, I want knowledgeable judging from many individuals, so I won't
"lock" someone into their rankings until the final day, at noon. I will
clarify that now in the rules on the IGDC page.

> semi-private wiki page, (that the judge and organizers could see, but
> the general public cannot), might do the trick. But as simple a
> mechanism as possible, (like "email the list"), should always be made
> available, of course.

I don't know from private wiki pages--I'd have to be admin at the site
(a role that, apparently, is jealously guarded, as we've asked several
times for additional admins). But the "send a follow-up e-mail" method
works fine, which is why I've updated the rules to note that as an

> And Andy, thanks for Twin Win! I'm really excited to try it out!

Like I said before, it should be submitted for the Winter IGDC, when
that opens (sometime in November, I think, but announcing right after
this one, so folks have time to design for the Martian Coasters
restriction). I'd like to see how I fare against "The OI" (Original
Icehead); and I might just have to submit my own Martian-Zamboni mash-up
after all, in spite of its clearly derivative nature (though I think
there's quite enough new about it that it's not a mere variation, which
I couldn't submit by my reading of the rules):

Fun stuff!