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Showdown Genius Invitational - Main Match Thread

fart

formerly watchingtv
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Oh, do we have to officially accept the garnet to accept the garnet? I accept the garnet.
 
Another rule clarification; If two predators of any level higher than a prey animal both attack the said prey animal, both predators count as having eaten that round.
 
We are having issues regarding peek submissions. Inactive contestants have been prodded and may be subbed. We intend to begin the Food Chain as soon as possible.
 
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Attention, players! The first round of our third Main Match here at the Showdown Genius Invitational has begun!

This is a restatement of the rules of the game;
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

Peeks have been sent and received by each player.

The first round has begun!

You have 48 hours, or until Midnight EST on October 12 to submit your chosen location for the first round. After that, we can get to the attacks.

Good luck contestants!
 

duck

Pointing!
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what do you mean?
guys you can't change rules always and after the start of a round. that's stupid
 
Apologies - my 3AM brain only sent out some habitat conversations this round. Extending deadline another 48 hours for the time being.
 

Ivy

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a) Does the rule that prey can't be eaten when all prey animals are in the same biome even exist, and if so, where is it specified?
b) Does it serve any purpose besides making the final prey animal alive fully invincible for no conceivable reason?
t. salty undead croc
 

Ransei

Mr. Worldwide
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a) Does the rule that prey can't be eaten when all prey animals are in the same biome even exist, and if so, where is it specified?
b) Does it serve any purpose besides making the final prey animal alive fully invincible for no conceivable reason?
t. salty undead croc
I can answer A for you. It's on the cards of each prey animal. Well, I call them cards anyway.
 
a) Does the rule that prey can't be eaten when all prey animals are in the same biome even exist, and if so, where is it specified?
b) Does it serve any purpose besides making the final prey animal alive fully invincible for no conceivable reason?
t. salty undead croc
1. Any animal with that ability has it in the role PM of the rules page.
2. originally created as a concept for having prey animals work together, but it also functions as rewarding the last prey animal alive.
 

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