Showdown Genius Invitational - Main Match Thread

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IMPORTANT: Due to a host calculation error, the loser of this Death Match will be automatically invited to the second Showdown Genius. A trained math/statistics-familiar user has been added to the committee.

As victorious players fart, Plas , and Clefable won the game, they each receive five garnets, a Token of Life, and the ability to choose the Death Match candidate. They have elected to send -Howkings to the death match.

-Howkings, please select another player without a Token of Life - any of the following:

Ivy
Dot Agumon
SPACE FORCE meeps
MrJelli
duck
Yoshi
Ransei
11oyd
cyberpunk
Faisal


- to join you in the first Death Match.
 

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The first Death Match in the Showdown Genius is Betting Rock, Paper, Scissors.

In the game of Betting Rock-Paper-Scissors, the aim is to have the most chips after twelve rounds of play. This Death Match will be played on Pokemon Showdown live.

The match will consist of 12 rounds.

Before the death match: The spectating players will be placed into a randomly selected order of play, listed at the bottom of this page. Once the orders have been determined, each spectator will select which of the three options (rock, paper, or scissors) they would like to use and submit that choice to their confessionals on the Smogon forums. The spectators’ choices cannot be changed once they are submitted. Once all spectator decisions are finalized, we will give 48 hours for the spectators to use Smogon forum PMs to inform the player(s) of their choice, if they so desire. Spectators may tell a player what they chose if they wish to support one or both players. They may also, if they do not wish to support a Death Match player, may lie to a Death Match player or refuse to reveal their selection. Spectators are not required to be present for the live death match, though it would be nice!

During the death match: Both Howkings and Cyberpunk start Betting Rock-Paper-Scissors with one chip each. Each round consists of a battle with the spectators’ pre-sent choices. In each round, the choice to play against the spectator or bet on the results of the opponent’s play against the spectator will pass from Howkings to Cyberpunk.

If you choose to play, you will have to play rock-paper-scissors against the spectator’s symbol choice by submitting your symbol choice to the hosts in PM, while the betting player must submit their bet on the result in the host's PM box. The contestant who played will earn chips if they win against the spectator: 1 chip in rounds 1-3, 2 chips in rounds 4-6, 3 chips in rounds 7-9, and 4 chips in rounds 10-12. The betting player must bet at least 1 chip on the result of the match between the playing opponent and the spectators’ pre-submitted result: win, lose, or draw. If you guess a win or loss correctly, you will earn double your chips back, but if you guess incorrectly, your chips will be lost; your chips will be refunded upon a draw if you bet on win or lose . If you bet on a draw correctly, however, you will receive triple the chips you bet. The player with the most chips at the end of 12 rounds will win, and the player with fewer chips will be the first person to lose a Death Match in the Smogon Genius Invitational.
 
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Here is the current garnet count;
Plas - 9
Ivy - 5
Dot Agumon - 5
SPACE FORCE meeps - 6
MrJelli - 3
Clefable - 11
Duck - 5
Howkings - 5
Yoshi - 4
Ransei - 5
11oyd - 6
Cyberpunk - 4
Failsal - 6
Fart - 8
 
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As all spectators have submitted their symbol, we will begin the 72-hour period of communication between spectators and Death Match players. Although we had planned for 48 hours, one of the Death Match players has a religious holiday so we have accordingly extended the time. We will end the communciation period at 12:00 AM, October 3, EST.

-Howkings and cyberpunk, please schedule a time to play the DM on Showdown.
 
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Here is the current garnet count;
Plas - 9
Ivy - 5
Dot Agumon - 5
SPACE FORCE meeps - 6
MrJelli - 3
Clefable - 11
Duck - 5
Howkings - 5
Yoshi - 4
Ransei - 5
11oyd - 6
Cyberpunk - 4
Failsal - 6
Fart - 8
Yeah... Hmm :sogood: I know it's a bit late to be complaining about this but not only did the hosting error deny me of a >99% chance at winning the whole round, it also denied me a chance at a third garnet xd
 

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As all spectators have submitted their symbol, we will begin the 72-hour period of communication between spectators and Death Match players. Although we had planned for 48 hours, one of the Death Match players has a religious holiday so we have accordingly extended the time. We will end the communciation period at 12:00 AM, October 3, EST.

-Howkings and cyberpunk, please schedule a time to play the DM on Showdown.
We have reached the end of the communication period! -Howkings and cyberpunk please inform the hosts when the DM takes place and we will post here and get the word out!
 
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Attention, contestants!


Plas - 9
Ivy - 5
Dot Agumon - 5
SPACE FORCE meeps - 6
MrJelli - 3
Clefable - 11
Duck - 5
Howkings - 9
Yoshi - 4
Ransei - 5
11oyd - 6
Failsal - 6
Fart - 8

Your third Main Match is called; the Food Chain.

Food Chain
Main Match 3
13 players


Welcome, survivors, to the third main match of the Showdown Genius Invitational. Time for a zoology lesson.

You will be assigned an animal in a random drawing. For this game, you will become that animal. Each animal has a win condition - some have to avoid being eaten, some have to avoid starving to death, while others are a bit different. Pregame, you may ‘peek’, or ‘look’, at another player’s animal (and therefore, role).

The game will be played in four ‘rounds’. Each round, players may move to one of any four areas (river, sky, forest, and savannah). Additionally, each animal has a home habitat, and may not remain outside of its home habitat for two consecutive rounds - for example, the plover’s home habitat is the river. If the plover spends round one in the sky, it must go to the river in round two. After movements have been submitted to the hosts in your confessional PM, it will be publicly announced which habitat each player is in. (Only birds may enter the sky, for the record.)

Rounds will begin by the hosts adding each player into a dedicated conversation for each habitat based on their movement decisions in their confessional (for example, you would post if you want to go to the savannah, “I elect to go to the savannah” in your confessional). In this PM conversation, players will announce who they would like to attack. You may only attack animals in the same area as you. If the attacker has a higher ‘Predator level’ than the target, the target will be eaten and removed from further play (though this does not necessarily result in a loss). If the attacker is at an equal or lower ‘Predator level’ than the target, nothing will happen. If the target is ‘Predator level’ X, the attacker dies.

All players will know when another player dies, but individual attacks will only be known to the players in the habitat where the attack occurred.

There will be four rounds. All the players that met their required win condition at the end of the final fourth round will be given a token of life and decide who will go to the Death Match out of the pool of players who did not fulfill their win condition. The Death Match candidate may only select an opponent out of the pool of people who did not fulfill their win condition. If you meet your win condition successfully, you will be given three garnets.


We will now reveal the animals. They are color coded based on home habitat.

ORANGE = SAVANNAH
BLUE = RIVER
PURPLE = SKY
GREEN = FOREST


FCLion
FCCrocodile
FCEagle
FCHyena
FCRabbit
FCOtter

FCDeer
FCGoose
FCMouse
FCPlover
FCCrow
FCSnake

FCChameleon

The game will begin Tuesday, October 8.

Good luck, contestants.
 
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Good game, Howkings!

I ended up getting particularly close towards the end, but a fairly clever strategy by Fart ended up knocking me out of the race. Still, I'd like to thank my collaborators, and apologize to all of the ones who expected a garnet return on their investment.

I did figure that offering to donate half of the winnings to charity and maintaining a low garnet count would be a good way to ensure that I wouldn't be picked at random, and I'll admit that I was pretty shocked to see that I was selected in the first round. I think I drew a bit too much attention to myself, though, and I don't think the death match game was one that I particularly excelled at. On the bright side, I have a cushy little spot secured in the next game, so I'm pretty sure that I came out ahead anyway— possibly further ahead than I would've been if I had to pay out all of my garnets.

I'm personally rooting for Dot Agumon and SPACE FORCE meeps to secure the victory. Go, team!
 

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Good game, Howkings!

I ended up getting particularly close towards the end, but a fairly clever strategy by Fart ended up knocking me out of the race. Still, I'd like to thank my collaborators, and apologize to all of the ones who expected a garnet return on their investment.

I did figure that offering to donate half of the winnings to charity and maintaining a low garnet count would be a good way to ensure that I wouldn't be picked at random, and I'll admit that I was pretty shocked to see that I was selected in the first round. I think I drew a bit too much attention to myself, though, and I don't think the death match game was one that I particularly excelled at. On the bright side, I have a cushy little spot secured in the next game, so I'm pretty sure that I came out ahead anyway— possibly further ahead than I would've been if I had to pay out all of my garnets.

I'm personally rooting for Dot Agumon and SPACE FORCE meeps to secure the victory. Go, team!
And we will see you in the SGI2.
 

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Attention, contestants!


Plas - 9
Ivy - 5
Dot Agumon - 5
SPACE FORCE meeps - 6
MrJelli - 3
Clefable - 11
Duck - 5
Howkings - 9
Yoshi - 4
Ransei - 5
11oyd - 6
Failsal - 6
Fart - 8

Your third Main Match is called; the Food Chain.

Food Chain
Main Match 3
13 players


Welcome, survivors, to the third main match of the Showdown Genius Invitational. Time for a zoology lesson.

You will be assigned an animal in a random drawing. For this game, you will become that animal. Each animal has a win condition - some have to avoid being eaten, some have to avoid starving to death, while others are a bit different. Pregame, you may ‘peek’, or ‘look’, at another player’s animal (and therefore, role).

The game will be played in four ‘rounds’. Each round, players may move to one of any four areas (river, sky, forest, and savannah). Additionally, each animal has a home habitat, and may not remain outside of its home habitat for two consecutive rounds - for example, the plover’s home habitat is the river. If the plover spends round one in the sky, it must go to the river in round two. After movements have been submitted to the hosts in your confessional PM, it will be publicly announced which habitat each player is in. (Only birds may enter the sky, for the record.)

Rounds will begin by the hosts adding each player into a dedicated conversation for each habitat based on their movement decisions in their confessional (for example, you would post if you want to go to the savannah, “I elect to go to the savannah” in your confessional). In this PM conversation, players will announce who they would like to attack. You may only attack animals in the same area as you. If the attacker has a higher ‘Predator level’ than the target, the target will be eaten and removed from further play (though this does not necessarily result in a loss). If the attacker is at an equal or lower ‘Predator level’ than the target, nothing will happen. If the target is ‘Predator level’ X, the attacker dies.

All players will know when another player dies, but individual attacks will only be known to the players in the habitat where the attack occurred.

There will be four rounds. All the players that met their required win condition at the end of the final fourth round will be given a token of life and decide who will go to the Death Match out of the pool of players who did not fulfill their win condition. The Death Match candidate may only select an opponent out of the pool of people who did not fulfill their win condition. If you meet your win condition successfully, you will be given three garnets.


We will now reveal the animals. They are color coded based on home habitat.

ORANGE = SAVANNAH
BLUE = RIVER
PURPLE = SKY
GREEN = FOREST


FCLion
FCCrocodile
FCEagle
FCHyena
FCRabbit
FCOtter

FCDeer
FCGoose
FCMouse
FCPlover
FCCrow
FCSnake

FCChameleon

The game will begin Tuesday, October 8.

Good luck, contestants.

CaffeineBoost: Have you clarified that "die if you starve twice" means twice throughout the entire game and not twice in a row?

A note of clarity for our predator friends: "starve" refers to non-consecutive rounds. The lion must eat in every round; the crocodile and eagle must eat in three rounds; the hyena must eat in two rounds. However, these are non-consecutive.
 
Priority clarification for the Food Chain; all actions will happen simultaneously. As in, if A attacks and will kill B, and B attacks and will kill C, but D targets and kills A, all of A, B, and C will die.
 

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