World Bowl XLVI (46) Signups - CLOSED

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World Bowl XLVI (46) Signups - CLOSED

Postby World Bowl » Wed Mar 22, 2023 11:11 pm

Welcome, nations, states, and strange autonomous locations! It's that time of year again! Yes, one of the three or four -- It's time for the 46th 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 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.

1a) 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, 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.

2a) 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).

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 XLI
- World Bowl XLII
- World Bowl XLIII
- World Bowl XLIV
- World Bowl XLV

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

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.

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! Drawkland, as the poster, is signing himself up here.

Host Bid Cutoff Date: Saturday, April 1st at midnight Eastern Time.

Signups (1):
1) Drawkland
2) Quebec and Shingoryeo
3) Banija
4) Chromatika
5) Saint Kanye
6) South Newlandia
7) Ko-oren
8) TJUN-ia
9) Juvencus
10) Katterimunk
11) Dod Rava
12) Cassadaigua
13) South Americanastan
14) HUElavia
15) Ranoria
16) Gran Saguaro
17) Abanhfleft
18) Sarzonia
19) Jacksonboro (puppet of Juvencus)
20) Hofn
21) Milk Island
22) Utahn Theocratic Republic
23) Magnecia
24) Valanora
25) The Spartan Dominion
26) Torisakia
27) Anthor
28) Allamunnic States
29) Rouyoute (puppet of Ranoria)

Host Bids (2):
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The poster of this message is likely the current Vice President of the World Bowl Assembly (Drawkland).

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Confirming my signup above btw
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We sign up.

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Dragging Graybeard Garrett along for one last ride

- also bringing in Rouyoute as a numbers puppet
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In in in in in!
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We'll give it a shot.
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Postby Jacksonboro » Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:41 pm

Puppet of Juvencus, sign me up, in case numbers are too much, actually kick Juvencus and not me out

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Jacksonboro wrote:Puppet of Juvencus, sign me up, in case numbers are too much, actually kick Juvencus and not me out

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We are in

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Milk Island will gladly sign-up!
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Postby Utahn Theocratic Republic » Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:19 pm

First NSCF… now its time for the Word Bowl!
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