Valhalla: Ballots for 2018

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Valhalla: Ballots for 2018

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 22 Jan 2019, 19:17

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(also Play-by-Discord / Play-by-Slack players)

It's that time of year again: awards season!

Every year, the mods and GMs of PlayDip PbF like to recognize the victories and efforts of the players and GMs. Some of the awards are calculated based on the activity records of the players, while some are awarded based on player-driven nominations and votes.

2018 Full Vallhalla Records

Last Year's Award Winners

Qualification
In order to be eligible to nominate, vote, or be awarded in the 2018 Valhalla, you must have GM'd or played in at least one (1) qualifying game to its conclusion to be eligible to nominate. Games qualifying are those that ended in 2018 (regardless of when they began). Check the 2018 Full Valhalla Records (linked above) if you are uncertain as to which games ended in 2018.

Additional Rules
  1. You can make up new awards categories and nominate players or GMs for them. However, all Awards are positive. No negative awards will be given. Valhalla is intended to recognize positive achievement.
  2. All nominations (and new awards categories) are to be submitted to NoPunIn10Did via PM. DO NOT make them here in the Forum.
  3. Nominations and new award suggestions are due at 1900 EST (2400 UTC) on the 31st of January, 2019. Voting, where applicable, will take place soon after.
  4. The list of final awards will be determined by the secret panel of judges (aka GM's). ;) [in other words, not all nominations will result in awards]

Open-Ended Nominated Awards
  • Most Reliable
  • Great Sport
  • Most Fun Ally/Opponent
  • Best Communicator
  • Best Tactician
  • Most Adventurous GM
  • Best Replacement Player

Variant Awards
These two categories are new, and they are intended to recognize the efforts of variant creators at PlayDip.
  • Best New Variant
    • Qualifying variants must not have been played (i.e. finished) on the PlayDip forums in a year prior to 2018.
    • The original variant creator (or co-creator) must be have been a GM or player in a forum game that ended in 2018.
  • Best Adapted or Updated Variant
    • Qualifying variants are those that may have been created and played prior to 2018, but received a significant rules update (not only aesthetic) that was not playtested in PbF prior to 2018.
    • The original variant creator need not be a PbF player or GM, but one of the persons designing the updated rules or map must be.
Automatically Calculated Awards
These are awards that don't require voting, as they're derived from the activity records in a more-or-less objective fashion:
  • Best Record
  • Busiest Player
  • Busiest GM
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Re: Valhalla: Seeking Nominations for 2018

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 22 Jan 2019, 21:03

Clarification on one point, since I've gotten a couple nominations for it:

Diplomacy of Ice & Fire qualifies for Best Adapted or Updated Variant, but not Best New Variant, as it is based on a previously existing Game of Thrones variant.

As best as I can tell, these are the potential contenders for Best New Variant:
  • Great Expeditions - Aeschines
  • Emergence - joe92
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Re: Valhalla: Seeking Nominations for 2018

Postby Jegpeg » 22 Jan 2019, 22:12

Invasion Earth is also an adapted variant not a new variant. It was based on "It came from Outer Space" by Dan Percival
http://uk.diplom.org/pouch/Zine/S1996M/Shoham/ICFOS.html
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Re: Valhalla: Seeking Nominations for 2018

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 22 Jan 2019, 22:27

Jegpeg wrote:Invasion Earth is also an adapted variant not a new variant. It was based on "It came from Outer Space" by Dan Percival
http://uk.diplom.org/pouch/Zine/S1996M/Shoham/ICFOS.html


Thanks, Jegpeg. I've updated the list of qualified nominees.
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Re: Valhalla: Seeking Nominations for 2018

Postby ColonelApricot » 23 Jan 2019, 02:19

Please also list all the potential nominees in the best updated or adapted category.

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Re: Valhalla: Seeking Nominations for 2018

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 23 Jan 2019, 03:51

ColonelApricot wrote:Please also list all the potential nominees in the best updated or adapted category.

.. CA


Eligible creators & variants:
    Aeschines: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire
    Aeschines: Pure Diplomacy
    Jegpeg: Invasion Earth
    joe92: ModEx
    NoPunIn10Did: 1812 Overture
    NoPunIn10Did: Ambition & Empire
    NoPunIn10Did: Dissolution
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Re: Valhalla: Seeking Nominations for 2018

Postby Groo » 25 Jan 2019, 14:01

ColonelApricot wrote:
Please also list all the potential nominees in the best updated or adapted category.

What about Emergence by joe92?
Edit: Forget it, that's a new variant

I'd add 2 award suggestions:
The best diplomatic achievement award
for players who stayed alive despite the numbers were against them. Players who used their diplomatic skill to survive in a game.

The best/most rewarding stab
aspects that could be taken into consideration:
how many dots were gained, enemy units destroyed...
did it make a significant impact on the game -> and did it pay off
the "I haven't seen that one coming" factor
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

Cornubia in Heptarchy 14 - 3WD
Front Range in Emergence - 3WD
Holland in Colonial 7 - 3WD
House Baratheon in Diplomacy of Ice and Fire - Mad King SOLO
Mexico in WiTA 7 - stabbed to death
Thebes in Greek City States IV
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Re: Valhalla: Seeking Nominations for 2018

Postby ColonelApricot » 25 Jan 2019, 22:11

Trump award for most accomplished liar.
Machiavelli award for most devious manipulator.
Stonefruit award for most imaginative award category.

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Re: Valhalla: Nominations Closed for 2018

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 04 Feb 2019, 18:45

The window for nominations is now closed. Nanook & I are working to put together a ballot. Not all of the nominations for newly suggested awards categories will be incorporated, but we are hoping to award quite a few of them in the end.
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Re: Valhalla: Ballots for 2018

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 04 Feb 2019, 19:05

All eligible voters should soon receive a copy of this ballot in their private messages.

2018 Valhalla Awards Ballots

Instructions
Submit your vote via PRIVATE MESSAGE to NoPunIn10Did and Nanooktheeskimo. Votes must be received by 15 February at 1900 EST (2400 UTC).

Please vote for no more than one name in each category. Write-in votes will be accepted, assuming that the player qualifies. Please do NOT vote on the forum, though you may use the forum thread to campaign if you wish.

The order of nominees for each listed award was determined by a random number generator.

Categories & Nominees

  1. Most Reliable
    • Shyvve
    • Subotai45
    • joe92
    • Antigonos
  2. Great Sport
    • Shyvve
    • StarkAdder
    • WakaKafkaFlame
  3. Most Fun Ally / Opponent
    • LordDwia
    • Wobbly
    • ccloughley
    • Groo
    • PootleFlump
    • WakaKafkaFlame
  4. Best Communicator
    • Aeschines
    • WakaKafkaFlame
    • NanookTheEskimo
    • Wobbly
  5. Best Tactician
    • pjkon
    • Groo
    • CaptainMeme
    • Big Gun
    • EnlightenedMonarch
  6. Most Adventurous GM
    • NoPunIn10Did
    • Aeschines
  7. The Turtle Award (Most Unlikely Survival)
    • buckielugger for Heptarchy 14
    • Don Juan of Austria for Colonial 7
  8. Best New Variant
    • Great Expeditions, designed by Aeschines
    • Emergence, designed by joe92
  9. Best Adapted or Updated Variant
    • 1812 Overture, adapted/updated by NoPunIn10Did
    • Diplomacy of Ice & Fire, adapted/updated by Aeschines
    • Dissolution, adapted/updated by NoPunIn10Did
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