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Abanhfleft
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Abanhfleft » Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:07 pm

I really waited this long so my signup post is the first post in the second page of this topic.
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Sajnur
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Sajnur » Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:59 pm

More disappointment for Sajnur

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StrayaRoos Barrier Islands
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Postby StrayaRoos Barrier Islands » Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:08 pm

am i allowed me puppet of 1 in big four but in Enadia?
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Kriegiersien
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Postby Kriegiersien » Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:33 pm

in

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Garbelia
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Postby Garbelia » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:39 pm

In.

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Eshialand
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Postby Eshialand » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:46 pm

StrayaRoos Barrier Islands wrote:am i allowed me puppet of 1 in big four but in Enadia?

Yep! You can sign up ^-^
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I allegedly did well in these tournaments:
1st: Baptism of Fire 75, World Junior Hockey Championship 17
2nd: World Cup of Masters 4, Elephant Chess Cups 2 and 3
3rd: Elephant Chess Cup 1
4th:
Quarterfinalist: Jenna Raven Cup 1, Quidditch World Cup 11, 5th International Cup of 7ball, International Baseball Slam 15, Independent Associations Championship 14

Also apparently the first user in like a decade and a half to win the Baptism of Fire with two different nations (75 and 78), so that's cool ig
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Kingdom of Atlantia
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Ex-Nation

Postby Kingdom of Atlantia » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:35 am

We would like to sign up.

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Silver Beach
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Ex-Nation

Postby Silver Beach » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:37 am

In
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TJUN-ia
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Postby TJUN-ia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:18 pm

1) I guess this counts as a bump

2) We're on 32 signups on my count, so do we have a timeline on when we can get a tournament going?
1st: ECC4
2nd: NSCF24, ARWC4, WC:TOTS, IBC34, NSCF26
3rd: ARWC3, IBC32, ECC3
4th: WBC50, IBC31, WBC52, IBC33, RLWC20
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T1: #07 Michael Stefan (6W)/#64 Alfonso Mercado (1W)/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champion/1W-T1/3W-T2)
T2: #97 Robin Dragonovic [SNL] (3W [2 @JR])/#96 Alice Jepkosgei (2W)/#70 Gongming Gao [NCR] (2W)

WGPO: #11 Lane Carter (1W)/ #9 Batu Tüvshinbayar (WGP2 S5 Champion/1W)
NSTT: 3 S-Titles (3 RU)/2 D-Titles (2 RU)

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TJUN (Ta-Jun) - An organ of the UN that focuses on "international role-play" (i.e. USA = Fang the Sniper) (U2)
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Berdeng Bundok
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Berdeng Bundok » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:56 am

We sign up. We are puppets of Montaña Verde and can be excluded if numbers don't work with us in.

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Montana Verde
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Postby Montana Verde » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:57 am

Confirmed ↑
TJUN-ia wrote:2) We're on 32 signups on my count, so do we have a timeline on when we can get a tournament going?

When we get a host 8)
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New Zhengguo
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Ex-Nation

Postby New Zhengguo » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:41 pm

Signing up! Puppet of Muralos.
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Muralos
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Postby Muralos » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:41 pm

New Zhengguo wrote:Signing up! Puppet of Muralos.

Confirmed.
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82nd Cup of Harmony - Round of 32
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Asian Archipelago Embassy Cup - Quarterfinalists
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Belnegau
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IAC14 Host Bid

Postby Belnegau » Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:19 pm

Hartwig, by the grace of the Lord God Landgraf of Belnegau and servant of His Majesty Ludwig, Emperor of Rome, to the illustrious sovereigns rightwise ruling over that grand tournament of Independents, fond greeting. We wish you health and the benediction of our Lord, now and always. Among many matters weighing on our mind this indeed lies heaviest, that this splendid display of knightly skill and noble bravery has yet not begun, so great is our anticipation. We are moved to offer the fields of our own Belnegau for the staging of this competition, our most learned counselors having informed us of the great difficulty with which you have searched for a suitable venue. Humble beside the grand arenas of hallowed Rome or storied Constantinople, Belnegau shall, regardless, open her arms to the world, that this tournament might no longer be delayed, and the day hastened when we may all together enjoy the spectacle of great feats of athletics. We eagerly await your response. Given at Ziegelstein in Belnegau in the year of the incarnation of our Lord one thousand three hundred and twenty-eight.

About Belnegau
Belnegau is a fictional Landgraviate (middling principality) located in a mostly historically accurate version of medieval Germany. In Belnegau, it is the year 1328, and the current ruler is Landgraf Hartwig von Belnegau. His overlord and Holy Roman Emperor is Ludwig IV of the House of Wittelsbach. Its economy is overwhelmingly agricultural and largely non-monetary. The vast majority of Belnegauers are Catholic Christians, though a minority, particularly in towns, are Waldensian Christians. Further IC detail will be published along with optional RP prompts.

About the User behind Belnegau: Squorn
Squorn has had two stints as a member of NSS. The first lasted from 2003-2009, the second has lasted from 2018 to present. His only prior international hosting credit is the sixth edition of the Cherry Cup, a precursor to the World Cup of Hockey, which took place in 2004. He will be the first to admit that it was a disaster, though multi-day power outages due to hurricanes that year played a role. More recently, he has overseen the SCFA domestic league system, which he would like to think is at least reasonably well-regarded in the community.

Scorination, Format and Other Technical Details
Matches will be scorinated using the latest version of xkoranate, with the NSFS formula and additive style mods of ±5. The IAC Rankings will be used for draw and team skill purposes. Nations not posting a roster by the first scorination cutoff will have their rank set to 0 until their roster is posted. A cumulative RP bonus will be awarded for each scorination window, and weighted such that an unranked nation receiving maximum bonus would have skill equal to the highest rank of any nation by the end of the tournament. Should this bid be accepted, a rubric describing the likely characteristics of high-scoring RPs will be published as part of the Everything Thread. The preferred format will be 32 teams divided into eight groups of four for a first round group stage, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the knockout rounds. Alternate formats for 28, 30, 36, or 40 teams are also being considered, depending on signup numbers.

Schedule
The tournament would start at the soonest opportunity, in order to avoid or at least minimize overlap with the Baptism of Fire and be concluded well before the start of World Cup Qualifying and the IFCF cutoff. In the interest of time, group stage scorinations will take place on consecutive days, with single off days prior to each knockout scorination. With this schedule the tournament should take roughly two weeks in total.

I welcome any questions or suggestions.
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Squornshelan Remnant States
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Squornshelan Remnant States » Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:20 pm

^ Yeah this is me
The Confederacy of Squornshelan Remnant States
Successor State to the Imperium of Squornshelous
Trigram: SRS
KPB Ranking: 26.65 (24th)
World Cup 31 Champions
World Cup:
2nd: 15, 38
3rd: 20, 25
SF: 18, 27
QF: 5, 11, 12, 22, 30, 32, 33, 34, 40
Ro16: 6, 7, 9, 16, 21, 23, 24, 28, 36, 37, 39, 90
Group Stage: 8, 10, 13, 17, 19, 26, 29, 35, 41, 88, 91
DNQ: 14, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89
Cup of Harmony:
QF: 6, 73, 75, 81
Ro16: 74
Ro32: 79
Group Stage: 76, 77
Regional:
2nd: AOCAF65
3rd: IAC8
QF: IAC10, IAC13, AOCAF66
2nd Round: IAC6, IAC7, IAC12
1st Round: IAC9, IAC11
Other:
BoF68 QF

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Drawkland
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Postby Drawkland » Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:55 pm

Per IAC tradition, we don't necessarily have to hold a vote for this bid. In the interest of getting things moving, I'm inclined to accept Belnegau's bid and begin IAC 14. If anybody has issues with this bid or perhaps a counterbid, you have 48 hours to raise such affairs. Otherwise, Belnegau will be given hosting access and the tournament will begin on their timeline.
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Omerica
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Omerica » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:17 pm

The United Republican Soccer Federation presents:
A bid to host the thirteenth fourteenth Independent Associations Championship

[insert bid title here]
There isn’t any in-character guff to be said for this bid. But yes, I am once again forcing a vote. No, I do not lack confidence in Squorn’s ability to host the IAC. Yes, this bid is actually serious. No, this is not a joke. So as threatened last cycle…

Experience
While not the most experienced bidder for the tournament by any means, the user behind the mask of Omerica has nevertheless hosted the fourth Coupe d’Esquarium, the nineteenth Handball World Cup and the Xth Independent Associations Championship. Additionally, KitKat is now on the tenth season of the Omerican Professional Soccer League, ninth season of the Saltsteadish Football League and too many seasons of HSOWAliga.

Scorination
If this bid is selected, IAC 14 will be scorinated using the latest version of xkoronate with the SQIS formula and additive style modifiers. Home field advantage will be turned off, however, the host nation will receive a small bonus approximately equal to the bonus a nation would get with the home advantage option. As usual, participating teams may choose a style modifier from –5 and +5.

The interim IAC ranking system will be used for seeding and bonus purposes, with the proviso that the hosts (Omerica), the reigning indie champions (Indusse) and the titleholders of any WCC competition (i.e. Trolleborg) will automatically be seeded in Pot 1 by right. However, in line with a worthy IAC tradition, nations will not receive their ranking bonus unless and until they post a roster, which must include a minimum of a starting XI and RP permissions.

RP bonus will be cumulative and generous and will favour quality over quantity. The bonus scale will set with the goal for unranked nations to be competitive with rank-coasters by the end of the group stage. RP bonus will be available on bye days if 5-team groups are used.

Cut-offs will be at approximately 22:00 Eastern Standard Time (03:00 next day UTC) give or take 30 to 60 minutes. Scorinations will take place every 48 hours, though an extra day may be pencilled in to ensure that IAC cut-offs alternate with Baptism of Fire cut-offs (advance notice will be given when and if this occurs).

Format
If this bid is selected, IAC 14 will consist of a single round-robin group stage, followed by a single-elimination knockout stage. [*insert shock and horror here*] Formats with six or eight groups will be preferred. In the unlikely event we reach 48 sign-ups, the group stage will feed into a Round of 32, with the top four teams advancing from each of eight group; otherwise, the knockout stage will start with the Round of 16.

Teams will be ranked in their respective groups by [1] points, [2] head-to-head points, [3] head-to-head goal difference, [4] overall goal difference, [5] games won and [6] drawing of lots (OOCly accomplished via a scorinated playoff without rank bonus); if two or more teams are initially tied and a criterion only breaks part of the tie, the ranking procedure will restart, considering only results between teams still tied (this being the default xkoronate procedure).

The overall group stage ranking will be based on [1] group position, [2] points, [3] goal difference and [4] games won. If two or more teams are tied on all of these criteria, results against the lowest-ranked team in their respective groups will be discarded and the teams compared again. This procedure repeats until the tie is broken or all results are exhausted, in which case the tie will be broken by drawing of lots (i.e. scorinated playoff without rank bonus).

Teams from the same group will be kept apart in the knockout stage for as long as possible. If a six-group format is used, the knockout bracket will be set according to the Qopa XXXII system; if an eight-group format is used, the knockout bracket will based on the one used in IAC X. If Omerica/HSOWA advance to the knockout stage*, a third-party scorinator will be scorinate any of their matches, with preference given to persons not participating in the IAC. (*Which is not a given. #FirstIACHostToMissTheKnockouts)

Closing remarks
As with IAC X, I welcome any and all questions. Bon courage à tou·te·s!
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Hot Skitty on Wailord Action
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Ex-Nation

Postby Hot Skitty on Wailord Action » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:17 pm

Guess who’s back, bitches… 8)
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Omerica
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Omerica » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:18 pm

Hot Skitty on Wailord Action wrote:Guess who’s back, bitches… 8)

Unfortunately… (._. );


I will also note that the KPB adjustment in the interim IAC ranking has been buffed to ⅓ this cycle, prompted by the current Amendment 1 over in the WCC. There may be a future adjustment in the event that a more radical change to KPB is adopted, with the aim of keeping the two scales as comparable as possible.
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TLA: OME, HUClavia
iTLD: .or
Demonym: Rubbish Omerican
Every Omerica football match
This nation does not necessarily reflect my actual political views
Discontinue use if rash develops
Don’t ⬋ play ⬋ with ⬋ fire
Omerica – 27/09/2017
Any further and our feet will probably be in our stomachs
Kanoria - 27/09/2017
I for one love the reflux uniquely generated by self-gluttony of limbs, where the flesh meets the acid
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HUElavia
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Anarchy

Postby HUElavia » Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:38 pm

Bumping this to see if we can take a vote for IAC 14 hosting duties.
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IAC Organising Committee
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby IAC Organising Committee » Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:40 pm

Fine,

If you're signed up for this IAC and have participated in a previous IAC with any of your nations, you are eligible to vote for the host of IAC-14. The options:

Belnegau bid
Omerica bid

Send votes to this nation. You have three days from the posting of this message to vote. Go
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Recuecn
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Recuecn » Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:49 pm

In.
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Saterun
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Posts: 213
Founded: Dec 15, 2018
Father Knows Best State

Postby Saterun » Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:18 pm

We're in
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Silver Medals: Women's World Cup 14|Jenna Raven Cup 1
Bronze Medals:


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New Lusitania and the Algarves
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Founded: Nov 02, 2016
Democratic Socialists

Postby New Lusitania and the Algarves » Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:31 am

Vamos lá.
In the tournament, once more!
NEW LUSITANIA AND THE ALGARVES


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Trigramme: NLA
Embassy Program - Closed
Champions of IAC9, 3rd IAC6
3G, 2S, 2B at the IDU Olympics'19
Semi-finalist of the WPIC 3 [Water Polo]
Almost made it to World Cup 80 (3rd in Group) as well as World Cup 81 (lost playoff)

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Toluiwa
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Founded: Oct 31, 2021
Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Toluiwa » Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:38 pm

Toluiwa wrote:We're in.

Withdrawing my participation and use my other nation, Cakranegara instead.

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