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2018 Running of the Leaves (OOC Signup, Standings, Discussion)

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Welcome to the Official 2018 Running of the Leaves signups, standings and OOC discussion thread. The start date is September 28th; the end date is October 21st.

- The Running of the Leaves is a race that spans through the Whitetail woods. We will have a special thread for every three days of the race- each of these three days represent a different stage of the race through Whitetail woods.

- Everypony on the forum can race with one WoE RP approved character.
- Each post during a stage is worth one point.

- We will also evaluate the quality of each post per section of the race, awarding a player between 0-3 points for the stage as an RP bonus.

- Additionally, I will be rolling a D6 and adding that many points to your score. This reflects the randomness of such competitions. This system leaves a lot of the race up to random chance (which is much like a real race- you never know the strength of all your competitors!); but everypony will be able to directly affect their chances by how well, and how often, they choose to RP the race.

- There are bonuses in five of the seven stages. Sometimes they will be explained thoroughly, while other times you will need to pay attention to the words of the OP and events in the thread itself. Some bonuses are optional while certain threads are littered with bonuses as well as deductions. Bonuses and deductions will be based on what the characters choose to do. Choices can be made, timing can be important. Sometimes it is best to be bold but remember that being bold can have a downside while being safe and secure is no guarantee of victory! Deductions are also possible.

- Because of the way this is set up, even if you miss a 'section' of the race, you won't necessarily be out of your chance for 1st place- hang in there and give it your best! If you join late to the race, no problem at all! Just start RPing from the section that everypony is currently on- you never know, luck may just be on your side!
- You can sign up and start racing at any time, no matter when as long as the event runs. 

Summary and Rules
- 7 Stages to race in.
- One point per post, 1-6 possible die roll, 0-3 for RP quality. -2-3 for deductions and bonuses based on the stage and events.
- No double posting. There is also a hidden limit to the amount of points that can be gained by posting to prevent spam. Spam posts will result in deductions. We want you to post, but we want you and your friends to have good, fun posts, not spam.
- No flying and no magic!

Locations:
Stage 1- Ponvyille Startling Line - September 28th-30th
Stage 2- Bubbling Brook - October 1st-October 3rd
Stage 3- Galloping Glade - October 4th-October 6th
Stage 4- Rearing Ravine - October 7th-October-9th
Stage 5-  Roundbottom Hills - October 10th-October 12th
Stage 6- Whitetail Woods - October 13th-October 15th
Stage 7- Ponyville Home Stretch! - October 16th-October 18th
The End- Final Standings and Aftermath - October 19th-21st

Roster:
Ice Storm - IceStorm
Hawke - Dubstep
Applejack - Riverhippo
Swift Squall - Ciraxis
Loose Cannon - szalhi
Pinkie Pie - RainbowFoxxy
Taira - Pretzelparty
Coloratura - SteelEagle
Discord - RexDraco
Fire Walker - Tacobob
Boulder Dash - Dashman
Heart Shield- DreamWanderer

Standings:
Go See Final Standings and Aftermath!


T1- Taira: 69 (10, 11, 11, 14, 11, 12)
T1- Applejack: 69 (12, 9, 13, 11, 12, 12)
T2- Coloratura: 64 (9, 9, 12, 14, 11, 9)
T2- Pinkie Pie: 64 (10, 8, 14, 10, 12, 10)
T2- Boulder Dash: 64 (8, 10, 11, 11, 14, 10)
T2- Hawke: 64 (9, 6, 14, 15. 10, 10)
3- Fire Walker: 57 (10, 8, 9, 12,10, 8 )
4- Discord: 49 (7, 8, 8, 8, 10, 8 ) 
5- Loose Cannon: 48 (8, 7, 8, 8, 12, 5)
6- Heart Shield: 28 (1, 3, 2, 5, 4, 13) 
7- Swift Squall: 27 (9, 9, 2, 4, 1, 2)
8- Ice Storm: 25 (7, 5, 3, 2, 6, 2)

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I will participate with Ice. The even itself would be good for her training. A long run to help build endurance.

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I'll participate with Hawke!

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2 hours ago, SteelEagle said:

- No flying and no magic!

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Hey guys, long time no see.

 

I am going to participate as well, with 2 time runner-up and all around best pony.

 

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Heh, I won't allow myself to pass this. I will be participating with Squall of course.

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It’s almost like this was made to drag me out of limbo. 

 

Loose Cannon is here to lose, with style. 

 

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so I’m going to go with my Pinkie Pie for this one if that’s cool? Super duper exciting! 

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Would it be alright if I entered my completely normal visiting kirin named Taira in this? :D 

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A magnificent noodle will be coming along to keep certain creatures company. I'll be sure to keep to pony form, even if I think running, when you can float, is silly.

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On 9/22/2018 at 6:56 PM, Ciraxis said:

Heh, I won't allow myself to pass this. I will be participating with Squall of course.

 

And if Swift will be there...SO WILL THE FIRE WALKER!

 

 

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2 minutes ago, tacobob said:

 

And if Swift will be there...SO WILL THE FIRE WALKER!

 

 

It's like they joined by the hip or something ;)

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Two hours and thirty minutes until launch. This will be moved to the event subforum when the event begins. You may still signup and run after the launch of the event!

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The Running of the Leaves has now begun! Any questions may be asked here.

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Someone asked this elsewhere on the subject of joint posts:

If two people work together on a post, both can be given credit as long as both contribute something meaningful. A few lines won't cut, but if you work on a joint post that you feel someone else should also be credited points for, let me know!

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So something that might come up that ive seen in previous years doing this event is there is always this feeling of requiring to post in character based on current standings of the race.  I would recommend to everyone RP in the running to disregard the points total until the very end.  The points should have no bearing on where someone is in comparison to another.  (e.g. Applejack and Discord should be able to reply in character next to each other in the race even though they are on opposite parts of the standings.)

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River is right. Feel free to use the standings if you desire, but the person in 'last' is able to RP with the person in front and vice Versa. The standings should never get in the way of an RP post!

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