World Bowl XL (40) Signup Thread (Open)

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World Bowl XL (40) Signup Thread (Open)

Postby World Bowl » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:51 pm

Welcome, nations and states! It's that time of year again! Yes, one of the three or four -- It's time for the 40th 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

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! This post serves as the signup for Cassadaigua.

Host Bid Cutoff Date: Sunday, Sept. 27th @ 9:00 PM EDT

Signups (37)
1) Cassadaigua
2) Northwest Kalactin
3) Royal Kingdom of Quebec
4) Equestrian States
5) Ko-oren
6) Buffalostan
7) Kohnhead
8) Tikariot
9) Sarzonia
10) Drawkland
11) Main Nation Ministry
12) Squidroidia
13) HUElavia
14) Banija
15) CoraSpia
16) Ranoria
17) Xanneria
18) Delaclava
19) Lisander
20) Karditan
21) Shiatoru
22) Kriegiersien
23) TJUN-ia
24) Allamunnic States
25) The Orion Islands
26) Abanhfleft
27) Pridnestrovia (Puppet of Abanhfleft)
28) Hapilopper
29) The Transmondian Commonwealth of New England
30) Terre Septentrionale
31) Newmanistan
32) Space
33) North Alezia
34) Nagore
35) Bostoia
36) Inner AginanaUsordia
37) Saltstead

Host Bids (1)
Last edited by World Bowl on Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.
The poster of this message is the current Acting President of the World Bowl Assembly (Cassadaigua).

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

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Northwest Kalactin
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Postby Northwest Kalactin » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:51 pm

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Postby The Royal Kingdom of Quebec » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:53 pm

Happy 420 Friends!

2x World Cup, 2x Baptism of Fire, 2x Cup of Harmony, 5x World Cup of Hockey, 2x World Bowl and 2x International Basketball Championships Host

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Postby Equestrian States » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:55 pm

President of the NS World Cup Committee
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Postby Ko-oren » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:55 pm

Title defence time
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Sports Domestic Sports Newswires - RPable People - Info Factbook Storefronts Loro Language Schools - Goliæth Sports Café - Call for bids!
Champions 1x CoH - 1x AOCAF - 1x WBC - 3x World Bowl - 1x IBC - 1x T20 WC - 3x RUWC - 1x RLWC - 1x HWC - 1x Beach Cup
Runners-up 1x AOCAF - 1x WBC - 2x World Bowl - 4x IBC - 1x AOHC - 1x GCF Test Cricket - 2x RUWC - 1x WLC - 1x FHWC
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Postby Buffalostan » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:57 pm

We sign up.

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Postby Kohnhead » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:59 pm

Kohnhead is in

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Postby Tikariot » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:59 pm

Let's give this a shot.
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Postby Sarzonia » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:01 pm

We're going back, Jack, and do it again!

Anyone besides Delaclava get the reference? :p
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Postby Drawkland » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:09 pm

Let's go!!
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It felt like a month ago, but let's go!
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Postby Squidroidia » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:30 pm

Going in.

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Postby HUElavia » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:35 pm

Ready to win or tank in the World Bowl
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Postby Banija » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:14 pm

Banija is in
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Postby CoraSpia » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:25 pm

GVH has a puppet. He uses it to post in regions and on the forums. The identity of this puppet will forever remain a mystery.

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Postby Ranoria » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:18 pm

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Postby Xanneria » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:22 pm

Yeah were in
Xanneria: My main nation
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FIRST GAME: Vangazaland 3-1 Xanneria
FIRST WIN: 5-3 vs Qingland
LARGEST MOV: 5-0 vs Pineapple Porcupines/ 7-2 vs Starcom Racing/5-0 vs HAIKU
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Postby Delaclava » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:33 pm

Signing up
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2nd: World Bowl 11, World Lacrosse Championships 16, AO Hockey Championship 7, AO Basketball Championship 5
3rd: World Cup of Hockey 16, Di Bradini Cup 15

HOSTS OF WORLD CUP 55, CUP OF HARMONY 44 AND 46, BAPTISM OF FIRE 72; World Bowl 11, 15, and 39; IBC 7; AOCAF 31; etc.

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Postby Lisander » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:35 pm


uhhh... no. Wait.



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Postby Karditan » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:28 am

In, host bid ETA tomorrow.
Champions: -n/a-
Runner-up: BoF 46; WBXX
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Postby Shiatoru » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:18 am

Gonna try this out, hope a newbie to this sort of RP is all right.
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Postby Kriegiersien » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:51 am

After the success in the Arena Bowl Football fans demand your entrance into the World Bowl.

1. ‘Look, we have won the Arena Bowl. Now it is time to go for the big prize, winning the World Bowl’, says the coach of the Arena Bowl team, striking a heroic pose. ‘What are you waiting for?’

2. ‘Have you seen them playing at the Olympics? They were trashed at the demonstration event. You should stay with real sports, like Judo, Gymnastics and trapshooting’, your Olympics Head of Mission throws in together with a spear hitting your desktop. “And put some more money in for the athletics!”

3. Couch Potato Werner Wolfschlagensteinerhausenbergengrunz calls you via videoconference by hacking your smartphone. ‘I hate sports, could we not just ban all athletics and invest some money in TV Shows, Video Games and the Worldvision Song Contest or World Hit Festival?’

4. ‘We already have signed in our school for the NSCF. Now bring a national team to the World Bowl’, says Olympic bronze medal winner and now principal of her own school, Julie Aubergine.
‘Yes, this must be the next step’, adds gold medal winner and groundskeeper Barik Bark, while tracking a mole with a rapier.

5. ‘I have a compromise’, says your minister for compromises and Lacrosse. ‘Why not playing Lacrosse instead?”

6. “We could also host the whole event, it would cost us only a few billion shiny things and an organization planed across the whole nation”, fanatic Football fan Homer Bartson interjects, before tackled down from your finance minister with a ‘Why you little!’ and adding gasping “Or I could organize that for a few shiny things in my small hometown!”


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Quarter-Finals: IAC9, ARWC1, RLWC19
Round of 16: BoF71, CoH77, WBC49, IACX
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Allamunnic States
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Postby Allamunnic States » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:46 am

Allamunnic States in!
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The Orion Islands
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Orion Islands » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:57 am

The ROI is in.
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