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New retcon contest - completed!

Postby Harry Dresden » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:40 am

Thanks to Thorak for the idea. This contest begins on the 15th to give people time to complete current runs and position themselves to begin the contest at the same time as others.

Contest - Complete 4 No Items/No Skills runs, 1 for each class. I don't care what order you do them in, or what other restrictions you choose.
First run can begin no sooner than August 15th. Once you complete your last run, post on the thread and I'll verify and award your prize.

1st Prize - Thorak- Subscriber's Jacket (or 10 stars)
2nd Prize - bmara - 3 stars
3rd Prize - Sykzen - 2 stars

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby mara » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:08 am

So it's kind of a stamina contest as well? Meaning, it doesn't matter how quickly I do my runs as much as when I finish.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Harry Dresden » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:22 am

Somewhat, I suppose. Hell, if there are only 3 of you competing for it then you can take all the time in the world.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby mara » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:44 am

I'm starting a leadin now, which means I intend to participate in this contest. Things start to get busy for me, fittingly, on the 15th, so it's probably a good that I'll be doing a few runs that won't take as much time as my normal ones. bmara (# 33488).

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Thorak » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:19 pm

mara wrote:So it's kind of a stamina contest as well? Meaning, it doesn't matter how quickly I do my runs as much as when I finish.


How do you mean it's a stamina contest?

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby mara » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Thorak wrote:
mara wrote:So it's kind of a stamina contest as well? Meaning, it doesn't matter how quickly I do my runs as much as when I finish.


How do you mean it's a stamina contest?


I mean that it's not about how fast your four runs are (aka do four of these types of runs during the Month of August with the fastest overall turncount/daycount winning) as much as how quickly you are willing to chain four runs. Most people seem to chain runs anyway, but I'm going to be busy so the question was in my mind.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Thorak » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:43 pm

Yes, we shall meet at the finnish line then. The question is, who will get there first? ;)

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby acidcat » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:35 am

So just out of interest, who else is taking part?

I'm planning on taking part even though I suck at speed runs. Hell, I came 6th out of 6 in Harry's Maso contest.

But sounds like fun. :D

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Cristiona » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:30 am

I would, but this vest run is taking longer than anticipated.
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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Sykzen » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:08 am

I'll give it try. Haven't retconned as gadgeteers or elementals yet so now's a good time as any.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby acidcat » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:38 pm

Cris, you can give us all a head start, join us later and still be in the top 3. Don't know how you manage it :)

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Cristiona » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:04 pm

Harry Dresden wrote:Contest - Complete 4 No Items/No Skills runs, 1 for each class. I don't care what order you do them in, or what other restrictions you choose.

Your timing is horrible. I just did this on Skippy. 4 Grimdarks, each took 8 days. And considering I didn't run turns on my days off, everyone's got a target, now!
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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby The Leopard » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:05 pm

I'm a little late to the party here, but, why not? I can give this a shot. More specifically, my retconning alt "Raccoon" can give this a shot. Is that okay?

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Cristiona » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:44 pm

It's not my contest, but I don't see why it wouldn't be okay.
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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby mara » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:10 am

As an update, I finished my first run. I'll keep my progress here for the remainder of the contest.

Psion: 15-mettle, 5 days, 46h 14m 51s (about 25 turns short of 4 days)
Naturalist: 15-mettle, 5 days, 44h 5m 41s (3 turns short of 4 days)
Elemental: 15-mettle, 5 days, 46h 8m 9s (no mister tea = no chance of 4 days)
Gadgeteer : 15-mettle, 5 days, 49h 8m 1s (not close)


FINISHED!!!
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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Harry Dresden » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:52 am

I have to admit you guys are moving along a bit faster than I expected. I think Sykzen and Thorak should be finishing their first runs today, as well.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby acidcat » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:28 am

If so I think I may have to wave goodbye to any chance of a prize. Hopefully finish first run tomorrow and I'm only likely to slow down due to a holiday in Spain (yay!) without internet (boo!).

Good luck everyone!

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Thorak » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:16 pm

Yupp, both me and Sykzen finished the first run today. This run started a lot better than last run for me, but I was rather far from finishing one day earlier last run...

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby seventhcross » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:53 pm

geesh, looks like I'm not going to be anywhere close to winning this contest. perhaps I ought to stick to running them.
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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Thorak » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:50 am

An extremely lucky run made me finish my psion run in 4 days. Moving on to elemental. This one will probably be a bit tougher...

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Thorak » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:58 am

Elemental run done in 5 days. Now moving on to my favorite gadgeteer, I was hoping to push for 4 days with this one, but my start is considerably worse than psion. I am going to need some more luck to do it in 4 days...

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Thorak » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Ok Harry, all four runs are done. Please confirm.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Harry Dresden » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:10 am

Confirmed. Jacket will be on the way to you.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby mara » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:28 pm

Done. Last run was the worst...

Thanks for hosting the contest. I really enjoyed trying out a new play style :)

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Harry Dresden » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:26 pm

It actually looks like your first run started before the 15th, bmara. Someone let me know if I'm looking at that wrong. I'm freaking tired right now, so I wouldn't be surprised if my mind is playing tricks on me.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby mara » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:49 am

Harry Dresden wrote:It actually looks like your first run started before the 15th, bmara. Someone let me know if I'm looking at that wrong. I'm freaking tired right now, so I wouldn't be surprised if my mind is playing tricks on me.


If you're looking at the start of my second retcon as a guide and counting back, I'm a day off of syk and thor in that instance because I played my turns and finished my first run before the 19th. I like to play right after roll. Rest assured that we started on the same day. My timecount in terms of minutes/seconds was actually faster than thor's, but he had a 4-dayer in there that made his total days 1 fewer while I only had 5-dayers.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Harry Dresden » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:38 am

I guess I was thinking that rollover would move the date up, but perhaps not.

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Re: New retcon contest - starting August 15th

Postby Sykzen » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:26 pm

Whew, all four runs are in. Thanks for hosting the contest, Harry.


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