Core 'Shroom Staff
*Voting is not necessary to participate, but it is generally encouraged. You can also participate if you are presenting award(s); see farther down. You also don't have to attend the ceremonies, as we will calculate all of the results.
*You can do Mario, Fail, and/or Community, any single one, combo of two, or all three. There will be four achievements - highest score in each one, and highest combined total (must do all three to qualify for this one, of course).
*You will have a chance to gain up to 15 points per award by guessing the Top 3 (gold, silver, bronze) nominees. Therefore, the max score is 450 for Mario, 225 for Fail, 150 for Community, and 825 total. You can get full credit for getting a nominee in the right spot, partial credit for getting a nominee that is in the Top 3 but in the wrong spot, or no credit for picking a nominee not in the Top 3 at all:
--Gold Exacta: 5 points
--Silver Exacta: 3 points
--Bronze Exacta: 2 points
--Any Spot: 1 point
--Miss: 0 points
--Trifecta (triple exacta): +5 points, therefore 5 + 3 + 2 + 5 = 15.
*Here is an example so the meaning is clear, as well as show some intricacies so you can strategize. If the Top 3 of award M9001 is A, B, and C, then:
--C, B, D: C is in the top 3, but it is put as gold instead of bronze: 1 point. B is an exacta 3 points, D is nowhere to be found, 0 points. Total: 4
--C, D, A: Two spots are mixed up, but they still only count as 1 point each. Total: 2
--A, E, F: Salvaging gold can make a mess a decent amount. Total: 5
--C, E, F: You don't want to do this. Total: 1
--D, B, C: As close to a trifecta as this is, that miss is 0 instead of what would have been 5+5 points. Total: 5
--C, A, B: Getting the right three nominees isn't enough if they're all mixed up. Total: 3
--B, A, C: Again, this is pretty close to a trifecta, but... Total: 4
--As you should see, putting a gold in the wrong spot costs you more points (4) than a bronze (1), and that a trifecta is appropriately hard to earn and fairly easy to give up.
Here is the full list of nominees. Be sure to read the document, as anything in red is NOT included in this year's awards. If you submit a red nominee, you didn't read the document!
*For any award you are presenting, you will receive a free 5 points. If you are presenting an award you can finalize your votes before you get the results (around July 17th-19th) to guarantee your gamble instead of the automatic 5 points. Do not guess the results of an award after you have received the results for it. We know you are cheating.
*Submit your entries here - you are free to edit them until right before the ceremonies begin. Look at other people's submissions if you want, but second-guessing has just as great a chance to add to your points as much as subtracting them! Keeping each award to one line would be appreciated, just putting "A#: A, B, C" will be read as gold, silver, bronze across the line.
*Please do not spam ceremony topics with announcements of your GTR score. Such posts will be removed.
*Last year's GTR game thread
Good luck, and have fun!