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Re: [Icehouse] Pyramid Awards for 2009?

  • FromDavid Artman <david.artman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 15 Mar 2010 14:52:09 -0400
I am too out of the loop to help with anything involving Origins, but
I can always offer my opinion. ;)

I like the idea--sort of like the IGDC but wide open. (Sorry I didn't
hold the line on this year's IGDC--I' in a weird and crazy space, if
that's any excuse.)

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Bryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> - Name and nature of award(s)
Weren't we talking something like "Pinnacle Award"? And it is, IIRC,
also the name of some 12,489 other awards. I think something riffing
on "pyramid" should be the name, and I'd go for whimsy over audacity.

> - Eligibility
Any game in 2009 (i.e. year X) not made by Andy. I know that sounds
bad... but he'd outshine anyone, by virtue of his name (and the fact
that he makes really, really good games!). I'd suggest "blind
submission" (i.e. no name on them) if it were reasonable, but prolly
not with the wiki and all.

> - Nomination
I'd say just accept any and every--self-nominated or otherwise. The
next stage is the tricky part.

> - Selection of finalists
> - Voting
I'd say two rounds of voting--one to get down to a top five or so,
then a Condorcet Ranked Pairs selection (or some other ranking +
instant runoff system--Don?).

> - Relation to Origins
>    - just have voting there (though not exclusively there)
>    - just present the award there
>    - do both
I'd DEFINITELY do the ceremony there, before the Papa and Mama Rabbits
and all the Top Demoers!
You could allow voting for a day or so, at Origins (why not?) but I'd
still arrange it to have the calculations and award done on Saturday

> - Who will decide all these policies
Me and thee, any anyone else that's free?

> - Who will actually run all this
Oh, that's easy--you. ;)
Or anyone who's a consistent (i.e. annual) Origins attendee. It'd be
cool if the Looneys could somehow give it an official stamp, but I'm
sure they have enough to do at Origins already.

This is probably going to be a Just Do It thing--if you make it, we
will vote. :)

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