I post a level, you solve it in as few ticks as you can. PM me with your epíc design and watch others struggle to match your talent.
Bottom two (or one if we get very few participants) are eliminated each round, but of course guest solves are more than welcome.
No glitching, play fair, you know the drill.
I'm thinking about a week per level from Saturday night to Saturday night, if you guys need more time or think that this is too much, please complain about it and I'll change the deadlines.
As long as you PM your solution to me by the deadline, your submission will be included, just please be patient, because I may not be able to put up the round's results right at the deadline.
I won't be super strict about the deadline, especially with the first round (as long as the round's results haven't been posted yet).
Ties are dealt with as follows:
- If the tie is for one of the elimination places, but not also for first place, all included in the tie are eliminated, starting from last place, and if still more people need to be eliminated, go up one place, etc.. Otherwise, nobody from the tie is eliminated. If everyone ties, or the tie is for first place and one of the elimination places, nobody is eliminated.
Let the games begin!
Alright, you start in the middle of a spooky forest, when suddenly, out of nowhere, a goal ball appears!
Round One (Qualifier) Deadline: January 12, 12:00 am (EST) ~#No eliminations#~
- jdelgado06 63 ticks
Cruiser40 64 ticks
Wafflekins 65 ticks
rianbay812 81 ticks
DOINKSTER 92 ticks
patacoman 100 ticks
dmasters 104 ticks
Paleo8 104 ticks
id_monkey 107 ticks
schmittd 124 ticks
HarleyDan543 171 ticks
Brian3.14 179 ticks
djbreslin 825 ticks
zhyrek 61728 ticks
Out of sheer generosity, you decided to help the goal ball out. You learned his name was GP, and you still have to get to the market, so you helped him quickly and continue on your way.
As you turn back to the path, however, you perceive a strange thing out of the corner of your eye. GP is turning into a rectangle! What's more, he's trapped under something, and he needs to be transported somewhere else now! You don't have time for this! You better help him quickly, or you'll never make it on time, let alone early like you planned.
Round Two Deadline: January 19, 12:00 am (EST) ~#Two eliminations#~ |Winner receives -9 tick bonus in the next round|
- Cruiser40 50 ticks
jdelgado06 52 ticks
Brian3.14 53 ticks
patacoman 55 ticks
djbreslin 57 ticks
Wafflekins 57 ticks
HarleyDan543 63 ticks
zhyrek 69 ticks
dmasters 88 ticks
id_monkey 103 ticks
DOINKSTER 110 ticks
Paleo8 57 ticks
After helping out GP once more, you continue walking, and you can see the market looming up ahead. A voice booms out from above proclaiming Cruiser40 as the round winner! He gets a -9 tick bonus in this upcoming round, whatever that means. You get hit with a pang of nostalgia as you remember your friends Paleo8, rianbay812 and schmittd who once before you walked this same path and never returned.
This flashback has sent you daydreaming, and now you managed to get lost! Stuck among this jumble of trees, will you ever get back to the path in time?
Round Three Deadline: January 26, 12:00 am (EST) ~#Two eliminations#~ |Winner receives special +10 piece bonus in the next round (we'll find out what that means later)|
- Cruiser40 (89 - 9) = 80 ticks
Wafflekins 86 ticks
patacoman 114 ticks
dmasters 174 ticks
Brian3.14 182 ticks
DOINKSTER 188 ticks
id_monkey 209 ticks
erucspmoc 165 ticks
Paleo8 223 ticks
Ah, it looks like Cruiser40 has won again! The sad news is that jdelgado06, djbreslin, HarleyDan543 and zhyrek bring back memories also of people who walked the path that you're now on and never came back.
Now that you've reached the market, you go over to the bread stall. You need to bring a fresh baked gift to the castle today. You heard that the king kills anyone who doesn't bring a gift, although of course you've come for a meeting with the magician. You bargain with the guy at the stall because his price is way out of range, and all you have is 45 silver pieces!
Round Four (Bonus Round) 45 PIECE MAX | Deadline: February 2, 12:00 am (EST) ~#No eliminations#~ |Top three winners are exempt from the bloodbath round|
- (Cruiser40 90 ticks)
Wafflekins 96 ticks Exempt!
patacoman 97 ticks Exempt!
Brian3.14 117 ticks Exempt!
id_monkey 122 ticks
dmasters 154 ticks
DOINKSTER 212 ticks
You pull out your longsword and impale the man who won't give you your bread. You grab the loaf and party like you remember Wafflekins, patacoman and Brian3.14 (go away Oxford comma) partied when they learned they were exempt from the Bloodbath Round!
You reach the castle and knock on the door. A guard opens it up, and upon giving him the gift, he takes out a scroll:
By order of the King, anyone who wishes to enter the castle must participate in a tournament!
This bloodbath event will take place... IMMEDIATELY!
Round Five (Bloodbath Round) MAGNUM SCORING (PIECES x TICKS) | Deadline: February 9, 12:00 am (EST) ~#Two eliminations#~
- Cruiser40 418 points
DOINKSTER 420 points
erucspmoc 420 points
Wafflekins 16445 points (299 ticks)
Your sturdy and trusted longsword has yet to fail you, and you feel tired after participating in a rather tweaky duel where you defeated dmasters and id_monkey. Cruiser40, being the mighty sorcerer that he is, managed to win this round.
Now that you've followed the protocol, the guard begins to lead you to the magician. The problem is, you don't fully trust the guard, so you manage to sneak away into a different hallway while he's not looking. After losing the guard, you realize you have a problem:
The hallway branches out in both directions! Which way should you go?
Round Six Deadline: February 16, 12:00 am (EST) ~#Two eliminations#~
- Cruiser40 77 ticks
patacoman 80 ticks
Brian3.14 89 ticks
erucspmoc 98 points
You manage to escape the guard, and you found the correct path. On the way, however, you saw DOINKSTER and Wafflekins being captured by a different guard. You have a vague memory of seeing Cruiser40 in the throne room being fed grapes by an assistant because of how epic and speedy he is.
Ah, you've finally reached the magician!
"You'll have to first deal with my spell if you wish to converse with me, ha ha ha...."
SPLOIVRSSSZINSHUKANAH! What happened? It's almost as if you're going back in time!
Round Seven CHOOSE ANY PREVIOUS LEVEL YOU WANT EXCEPT THE BLOODBATH ROUND LEVEL | 20 PIECE MAX | Deadline: February 23, 12:00 am (EST) ~#One elimination#~
Oh no! The magician's spell caused Brian3.14 to get dizzy, and he fell into a pit of lava! Patacoman, on the other hand, has a great sense of balance, and he quickly snaps out of the spell.
"Well, magician, I think we both know why I'm here?"
"Yes, of course."
You both look up and you meet his gaze. A sense of understanding passes through you both, and now the two of you know what must happen...
At the same time, you both break out into some funky moves:
A guard walks in: "What?"
The magician shoots a bolt of lightning at him and you continue dancing. Why should some stupid intruder stop you from rocking out?
Ok, ok, now it's time to clear things up. As it turns out, there's an evil sorcerer who put some kind of cultural spell on the room you're in to make whoever is inside start dancing crazily at a certain time. He obviously has a sense of humor.
Ok, now that the dancing is over, you and the magician you're with promise never to tell anyone about this again. But anyway, the reason you're here is because you paid him a ton of money a few years ago to make you a Magic Hammer, and now you've come to claim it.
He hands it over to you with pride. "This is the best hammer you'll ever see... EVER." He goes on and on to talk about how great it is, and you've had enough.
"STOP!" He stops and looks at you funny....
Round Seven (Level 1)
Round Seven (Level 2)
Round Seven (Level 3) TOTAL TICKS IS SUM OF TICKS ON EACH OF THE LEVELS | Deadline: March 9, 12:00 am (EST) ~#One elimination#~
And... patacoman wins! Wait, who said that? Whatever, some mysterious voice seems to be--
--wait a minute, is that GP?
Your old friend GP says that patacoman wins, and Cruiser40 sadly has to go.
GP is really annoying, but anyway... now you've got your hammer, you run home and rest.