World Bowl XXXVII (Sign-Up Thread, Open)

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World Bowl XXXVII (Sign-Up Thread, Open)

Postby World Bowl » Sun May 19, 2019 9:55 pm

Welcome, nations and states! It's that time of year again! Yes, one of the three or four -- It's time for another edition of the NationStates World Bowl (the 37th; we are now up to a full three-dozen!), 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. I am tentatively setting the following cut-off dates, to be adjusted if necessary:

Host Bid Cutoff Date: 12:01 AM, June 24th, 2019
Host Vote Cutoff Date: 12:01 AM, July 1st, 2019
Sign-Up Cutoff Date: TBD by eventual host.

On to the meat of this thing.

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 Committee -- 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

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]

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.

You can see the most current rankings, courtesy of Drawkland, right here.

Thank you for bearing with me through all that information and text. And now, without further ado, our sign-ups!

Registered Participants: (10/??)
1. Allamunnic States
2. Main Nation Ministry
3. Equestrian States
4. Abanhfleft
5. Trans-Dniesters (Puppet of Abanhfleft)
6. Ranoria
7. Banija
8. Free Republics
9. Newmanistan
10. Cosumar
11. Ko-oren
12. Drawkland
13. Terre Septentrionale (replacing Union of Socialist Alpine Republics)
14. Taeshan
15. The Royal Kingdom of Quebec
16. Tornado Queendom
17. The Greater Nordics
18. Bongo Johnson
19. Xanneria
20. Vangaziland
21. Velstrania
22. Greater vakolicci haven (Treated as puppet of Velstrania)
23. Geektopia
24. Torisakia
25. Greater Liverpool
26. South Covello
27. United States of Devonta
28. Kandonica
29. -Anthor-
30. The Transmondian Commonwealth of New England.
31. Shatla
32. Lavize

Host Bids:
1. Banija
Last edited by World Bowl on Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:03 am, edited 5 times in total.
The poster of this message is the current World Bowl Committee President (Fanboy/Allamunnic States).

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

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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Sun May 19, 2019 10:00 pm

We're in! Main Nation Ministry is in!
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Postby Equestrian States » Mon May 20, 2019 1:40 am

Equestria returns for another round.
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Postby Trans-Dniesters » Mon May 20, 2019 3:16 am

Abanhfleft wrote:In.

With the champions!
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Time to get bombed out in the semis again, am I right?
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Enjoy your time as champions while it lasts, Pridnestrovia, because Drawkland is back and hungry ;)
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Postby Taeshan » Mon May 20, 2019 12:21 pm

I mean i guess.
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I'm all in!
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Bongos are in
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Postby Xanneria » Mon May 20, 2019 8:25 pm

were in
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Postby Vangaziland » Tue May 21, 2019 4:05 am

Royals in.

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in and pre-confirming Velstrania

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Geektopia here to try this out.
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Postby Torisakia » Tue May 21, 2019 10:45 am

We'll be in it (to quint it)
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Postby Greater Liverpool » Tue May 21, 2019 1:18 pm

To hell with it I am in.
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