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First off, yes, I know that threads like this belong in interest checks. Hardly anyone looks there though, so I'm plopping this sucker down right here.

The Kumite Tournament. A vast competition with its own storyline, similar to such classic shit as the Tenkaichi Budokai from Dragon Ball, the Dark Tournament from Yu Yu Hakusho, and of course the movie Bloodsport.





The participants would be about mid-high tier, strong enough to regularly cause some nice destruction to the ring stone and perhaps even the audience on occasion.
Ideally, at least ten fighters would be nice, though I'd like to see more than twice that. Perhaps if we can't get that many fighters, we can allow each player to use two characters of a similar tier. To keep things interesting for everyone, we'll have several fights at once on different threads and those not fighting will be able to play as referee characters, to do the ol' ten counts (including an out of bounds ten count) and to from an OOC'ly perspective, keep the roleplayers on the right track to avoid arguments and declare a winner.

Now, here's where the plan gets a little iffy. I'm entertaining the thought of posting the Kumite Tournament in the Casual section, where there are many more roleplayers that would see and join, but I'd keep the link to that thread on this one so you all can quickly navigate to the tournament. In effect, an activity that would connect the Arena with Casual, perhaps generating some interest in our little niche here.

Well, whatcha think? Any suggestions?
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I fully endorse this tournament and its attempt at breathing life into the arena.

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I'll participate along with a friend of mine. What are the details of the tournament?
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I'll join but I am new to this so I will need to figure out how all of this works
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This still on? Cause I could use some warmup for more story driven ones. If not PM me and we could 1 one 1 to draw some attention. Do a little exhibition match to drum up business.
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@Goblinesque

It is, I'll probably make the thread later today.
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Real quick gimme a couple comparison characters or character arcs to compare powerlevel to.

We talking raditz saga goku? Golden age superman? Greed island arc Gon Freecs?
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Im curious. What are the rules in play here?
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@Goblinesque

Think Dark Tournament Yusuke, before Genkai's death. Also, I may take longer than a day or two to get things started. I'm too dog tired from work to make the thread tonight.

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No reality warping.

Destructive capacity cannot exceed the energy required to destroy half of the ring.

Weapons are allowed, but only medieval shit, so no machine guns.

No jack of all trades Mary Sues. Each character should have a specialty, as well as sensible flaws. I won't be fighting in the tournament myself, rather, I'll be a referee and the one who makes sure there is a balanced roster.
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Weapons are allowed, but only medieval shit, so no machine guns.


Reason?

No jack of all trades Mary Sues. Each character should have a specialty, as well as sensible flaws.


What does that even imply?
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Devil sure is snappy.
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@Doc Doctor
this look interesting, can I still join?
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Reason?

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What does that even imply?


Because guns wouldn't be exactly fair unless you can tank or dodge bullets, and if you could guns would be useless to begin with.

And by balanced, I mean each fighter should have a solid chance of winning. I don't want to see a supersonic golem made from titanium stomping down a half naked lady whose best trick is just kicking really high.

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Of course, though I haven't even made the thread yet!
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Because guns wouldn't be exactly fair unless you can tank or dodge bullets, and if you could guns would be useless to begin with.


You can achieve that level of "cheapness" with a variety of attack types, and it wouldn't necessarily rule out guns as inefficient if people can implement strategies to counter them. That is a lot more balanced than your proposition.

And by balanced, I mean each fighter should have a solid chance of winning. I don't want to see a supersonic golem made from titanium stomping down a half naked lady whose best trick is just kicking really high.


That sounds like the personal problem of the latter and not the former. There's no such thing as parity, but I can capitulate to your power scale request.

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I know gun-like attacks can be simulated, which is why I'll be making sure such things are not abused. I don't want a meta arms race, I want a fair tournament. Anyone more than half a brain and a character with a gun, an implement that is more or less a death pointer, will know how to draw a bead on a moving target.

One of my favorite characters uses a gun, and I feel like cheap trash every time I win with him.

There will be equality, not perfect equality, but equality nonetheless. I want to see skill at work, not raw power.
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Well I'll be participating anyway, but it seems you are a little laden with buzz words to satiate my curiosity.
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I... I don't...
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I will also be participating.
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Is this tournament magic or smth?

Not even two weeks, and it's already brought in a bunch of newcomers and off-site fighters that i never knew were here. It's a good thing, but surprising at the same time.

One of RPG's natives should get in and represent too; it'd be a pity to have this event drift by the marrow of our community. Doc's hosting, and Divinity - he's been here for a while, but i dare say he's still deeper rooted in other places. :P
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Is this tournament magic or smth?

Not even two weeks, and it's already brought in a bunch of newcomers and off-site fighters that i never knew were here. It's a good thing, but surprising at the same time.

One of RPG's natives should get in and represent too; it'd be a pity to have this event drift by the marrow of our community. Doc's hosting, and Divinity - he's been here for a while, but i dare say he's still deeper rooted in other places. :P


Oh there are alot of us... ;)

Many of us lurk looking for perhaps the right opportunity to integrate ourselves within the community.
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