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World Bowl XLIII (43) Signup Thread (Open!)

Postby World Bowl » Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:26 am

Welcome, nations and states! It's that time of year again! Yes, one of the three or four -- It's time for the 43rd edition of the NationStates World Bowl, the premier international competition for Gridiron Football (also known as American football), an evolution of rugby football played primarily in North America in various forms.

This here thread will primarily serve two purposes: players can sign up for World Bowl participation (and sign-ups will be tallied in this post), and prospective hosts can submit bids to host the competition.




1) Sign-Ups
To sign up for the World Bowl, simply post in this thread stating your intention to participate. If you roleplay under a name different from your NationStates account name, please make a note of that in your post. Typically (although this is left to host discretion) nations that Cease-To-Exist (CTE) prior to the start of competition are removed from the sign-up lists; if your nation CTE's prior to the beginning of competition, you are advised to check on the status of your sign-up and, if necessary, sign back up.

1B) Puppet Policy
Nations which have previously participated in the World Bowl are permitted to submit a second nation for participation as a puppet. To sign up a puppet nation, simply post a sign-up post with that nation as you would normally for a main nation, and note that you are signing up a puppet. Please note which main nation/account it is a puppet of. After this, post a confirmation with your main account/nation. Please note that, in the event that main nations wish to sign-up after a hard sign-up limit is reached, puppet nations are the first nations to be booted from sign-ups (apart from CTE'd nations) to make room for mains. Please also note that any additional puppet policy is at the discretion of the host.




2) Hosting
As with other NS Sport events, the World Bowl requires a host. The host is selected from among nations that submit a host bid. The host is selected from among the bids by a simple majority vote of the World Bowl Assembly -- that's nations that have submitted a roster in at least two consecutive World Bowls, and then not allowed their membership to lapse (due to inactivity in the World Bowl).

2B) What is a hosting bid?
Good question! A host bid is a summary by a prospective host about how they intend to run the competition. There's certain points of information that are essential for any good hosting bid; we have no hard requirements, but people will ask you about this information if you don't include it off the bat.

First off, you need to include scorination information -- how are you going to generate scores for the competition's matches? Most people use a scorinator, a modified random number generator that can be weighted to incorporate team rank and roleplay bonus. There's a few good ones out there: there's no reason you can't use any given scorinator that produces results appropriate to gridiron football, but there's a good chance you'll need to at least explain your choice, so make sure you know how to use the scorinator you choose and understand its advantages and drawbacks on some level.

Second, how do you intend to format the competition? How are matches going to be scheduled, how will a champion be decided, and so on? Typically speaking, what this refers to is how you're going to generate the schedule, how many games everyone will play, and who gets to move on to the "post-season"/elimination rounds.

Third, describe why you're qualified to be a host of a major NationStates Sports competition. If you'd be a first-time host, feel free to submit a bid. That said, typically-speaking, it's preferred that those attempting to host the World Bowl have at least some kind of hosting experience, even with a small competition. It's a big job.

Fourth, and this is more optional than the others, feel free to include some in-character information about the host nation and its bid. You can write most of the bid in-character, if you'd like, or you can keep the whole thing out-of-character. That's up to you.

If it would help you to look at past winning host bids:
- World Bowl XXXV
- World Bowl XXXIII
- World Bowl XXXVII
- World Bowl XXXVIII
- World Bowl XXXIX
- World Bowl XL
- World Bowl XLI
- World Bowl XLII




3) Norms and Traditions
Typically-speaking, the World Bowl has utilized IFAF overtime rules (you might also know these as "college overtime" rules), in which each team has an opportunity to score from a certain distance out from the endzone, and play continues until one team fails to score. You may, if you have the means to scorinate it appropriately, use the modified sudden-death overtime rules utilized by the American National Football League (NFL), but if you intend to do this, please make note of it in your host bid in advance.

In addition, typically speaking, the competition has been formatted using a group stage (in which matches are played in a round-robin or double round-robin), followed by a playoff/elimination round (usually four rounds - a Round of 16, Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Final/3rd Place Game). Typically, the groups are created using pots, which are created using rankings to create groups with teams across the spectrum of the rankings (i.e., the first pot has the top-8 ranked teams in the World Bowl, the second pot has the next eight, and so on). Again, you are not required by any means to follow this format, but you are asked to make a note of it in your host bid if you are planning on diverging from this norm.




4) Other Useful Information and Resources]

Guide to NS Sports Roleplaying

A) On the game itself:
Here, we use the version most commonly seen in the United States of America -- that is, 11 players on each side, 60 minute games (divided into four 15-minute quarters), etc, etc. If you're looking for a quick primer on the sport, Wikipedia has a good family of articles on the sport. IFAF/college overtime is the norm (as touched on above). If you're curious about the strategy of gridiron football, I encourage you to explore those articles, as well; I have personally found them quite informative, and they tend to be well-written, as such things go.

B) On the World Bowl:
There are rankings! You can tell where teams are, generally-speaking, relative to one another, based on their past results. These rankings are used to help weight the scorinators (see above under Hosting), but they are not the end-all, be-all: a good roleplayer can improve their fortunes rapidly, so don't get discouraged.




Thank you for bearing with me through all that information and text. Last bit of housekeeping, any OOC discussion would naturally belong in the World Bowl Discussion Thread.

And now, without further ado, our sign-ups! The creator of the thread, Cassadaigua, will not be participating though will be monitoring signups. Drawkland, who inherited the Presidential role is busy irl and has given me the go ahead to control the signup process.

Host Bid Cutoff Date: Saturday, December 11th at 8pm EST.

Signups (24):
1) United Adaikes
2) Moulk
3) Caleonia
4) Ko-oren
5) Buffalostan
6) TJUN-ia
7) Sarzonia
8) Banija
9) South Newlandia
10) New Gesem
11) Caliland
12) Saint Kanye
13) StrayaRoos
14) Allamunnic States
15) Lisander
16) HUElavia
17) Kohnhead
18) The Cordian Isles
19) Delaclava
20) Abanhfleft
21) Pius Desurongcrandis
22) Chromatika
23) Drawkland
24) Ranoria


Host Bids (1):
Delaclava
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The poster of this message is the current Vice President of the World Bowl Assembly (Drawkland).

World Bowl Links: Discussion Thread | Constitution | Rankings (Post-World Bowl XLIII) | World Bowl Assembly Members (Post-World Bowl XLIII)

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In

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Moulk
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test

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Postby Caleonia » Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:33 am

I guess I’ll toss myself into the fray.
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Ko-oren
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Postby Ko-oren » Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:49 am

We're in!
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Buffalostan
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Postby Buffalostan » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:00 am

We sign up.

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Postby TJUN-ia » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:02 am

yes
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3rd: ARWC3, IBC32, ECC3
4th: WBC50, IBC31, WBC52, IBC33, RLWC20
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Postby Sarzonia » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:08 am

Let's GOOOOO
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Banija
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We are ready to get hurt again
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did we make the playoffs last time??

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In.
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Postby Caliland » Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:39 am

count me in!
Question: how do I enter a hosting bid, and what the heck is a scorinator, a robot referee from the future?
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Champion:
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IC7 II (7ball)
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Runner-up:
World Bowl 42 (Gridiron)
NSSCRA 10

Bronze:
IBC 19


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Postby Buffalostan » Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:00 am

Caliland wrote:count me in!
Question: how do I enter a hosting bid, and what the heck is a scorinator, a robot referee from the future?

A scorinator is a program to create sports results: basically, a weighted random number generator. For gridiron, the most commonly used program is xkoranate. Here is a guide to using xkoranate.

As a rule, the World Bowl is quite a big tournament for a first timer to bid to host; I'd recommend participating in a tournament first before putting in a host bid, to get used to how things work.

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Postby Caliland » Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:17 am

Buffalostan wrote:
Caliland wrote:count me in!
Question: how do I enter a hosting bid, and what the heck is a scorinator, a robot referee from the future?

A scorinator is a program to create sports results: basically, a weighted random number generator. For gridiron, the most commonly used program is xkoranate. Here is a guide to using xkoranate.

As a rule, the World Bowl is quite a big tournament for a first timer to bid to host; I'd recommend participating in a tournament first before putting in a host bid, to get used to how things work.

Alright, thanks.
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The Puppies From NSCF25 Will form the bulk of The team
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Test Cricket:28th
Football:95th
Baseball:39th
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Postby Allamunnic States » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:19 pm

Allamunnic States in.
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Lynx returning
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Time to dive into the fireworks!
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Postby Kohnhead » Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:06 pm

Yep
Kohnhead
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Pop: 25 million
Football: 64th
Gridiron: 24th
Baseball: 15th
Basketball: 2nd
Volleyball: 2nd
Football:
Wonder Cup 2 - Champions
Di Bradini Cup 48 / U21WC 69 - 4th place

Tennis:
6 Ethanian Open - Winner (Doubles)
7 Steinigestrasse Open - Winner (Doubles)
7 Britonish Open - Winner (Doubles)

Gridiron:
NSCF 22 - Semifinals (Kohnhead City University)
NSCF 24 - Semifinals (Kohnhead City University)

Basketball:
Gold Coast Basketball Tournament - 2nd place

Baseball:
International Baseball Series 12 - 4th place

Volleyball:
Volleyball World Expo 11 - 3rd place
Volleyball World Expo 12 - 4th place

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Democratic Socialists

Postby The Cordian Isles » Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:20 pm

In, expect roster but not RP
Ro16: WLC 38
QFs: BoF 77, WCoH 44
SFs: Mike Sarzo Memorial Trophy

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Delaclava
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Delaclava » Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:45 pm

Let's go for another bronze medal, because three thirds makes one!
2x WORLD BOWL CHAMPIONS (13 & 15) ~~ Current World #1 in American Football
Champions of World Team Tennis Championship 2 and 3, World Cup of Masters III, Atlantian Oceania Bowl 5, Quidditch World Cup 2, Baptism of Iron 2
2nd: World Bowl 11, International Basketball Championship 31, World Junior Hockey Championships 16 and 17, AO Hockey Championship 7, AO Basketball Championship 5, World Lacrosse Championship 16, AO Baseball Series 3
3rd: World Bowl 41, 42, 43, and 44; World Cup of Hockey 16, AO Basketball Championship 6 and 7, Di Bradini Cup 15
4th: Baptism of Fire 34

Hosts of World Cup 55, Cup of Harmony 44 and 46, Baptism of Fire 72; World Bowl 11, 15, 39, and 43; IBC 7 and 31; AOCAF 31; WJHC 16; etc.
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Abanhfleft » Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:41 pm

Time to get back in the saddle.
The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
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Territories and dependencies:
Trans-Dniesters (Client state)
Oontaz Dert Li Ng
Copper Cuprum
Trendstart
Economic Left/Right: -1.72
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.88
Second place winner in the International Baseball Slam VI
Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
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Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

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Pius Desurongcrandis
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

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In

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Postby Chromatika » Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:25 am

Iron Legion.
Former User of the Nations of Yesopalitha and Falconfar

Champion: WBC 52, NSCF 24, CoH 82
Regional Tournaments: AOCAF 55 Champions, 52 & 63 Runners-Up
WC Proper Appearances: 75 (Ro16), 76 (SF), 77, 78 (QF), 79, 80 (Ro16), 81, 83, 84, 86, 89 (Group Stage), 87, 88 (Ro16)
CoH Appearances: 77 (Ro16), 85 (Ro16), 90 (Champions)
KPB Ranking: 26 (Post 90)
RP Population: 20 million

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