Post by Gus Richlen: Smackdown Only on Jun 25, 2020 20:59:48 GMT -5
So Tyger suggested, since two of you are first time players, that I explain the rules a bit.
The Banned song list is songs that have been used in previous competitions. They cannot be used again unless you have a cover of said song, which has happened a few times but the judges are allowed to score those as they see fit.
Once an artist is used this season they cannot be used again unless we have a round that allows for reusage. While this doesn't exactly prohibit using an artist that was in a band (for example, someone picks The Beatles and someone else later picks Ringo Starr), it's generally frowned upon.
We prefer that songs follow board rules, so if there's profanity that would require a language warning, we'd appreciate you tagging it as such.
Also, a bit of advice as someone who has played: don't use anything linked from your playlists because it gives away who sent it in and we try to keep it anonymous (since the songs get sent to me and I relay them to the judges).
Just a bit of nuts and bolts to add: each round, the Host will announce a theme that each player must provide a song (and later songs) for. Players will pm their selections to Gus, who will either approve or reject the song. Players are not to tell the judges what songs they've chosen or claim songs in the thread (you can certainly talk to each other in pm about your songs, however).
Players should send Gus a YouTube link of their song if possible (dailymotion and other sites might work too, but we might have trouble watching them depending on region). Unless a round states otherwise, an artist can only be used once a game and can only be used by one player during a round, so if someone picks a Beatles song, no one else can use the Beatles during the game and it's first come first served, so if someone picks the same artist you do for a round and gets it in first, you need to pick again. Thus, it's a good idea to have back up picks. A list of each song and artist will be updated in Gus's OP.
Info about scoring and other details about how the teams will work will be elaborated on when the time comes.
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2020 15:02:45 GMT -5 by PJ Tyger
What the hammer? what the chain, In what furnace was thy brain? RIP Dinobot RIP Deadpool RIP Doc Sivana RIP The Line RIP Jagilki
Hey up I'm Heald, FKA Square, I won this on my first attempt in the 4th one if I remember rightly. For me I f***ing hate the obvious and basic answers, I love seeing originality and learning about new stuff rather than "Oh yes The Beatle are a good band!". Its better to swing for the fences with an out there pick than go for something mediocore to ensure you get middle of the pack.
My personal music tastes is varied and really based on if I resonant with the song/album rather than a particular genre. I can go from listening to Run the Jewels, Tom Hall to IDOLS in the span of 10 minutes.
Post by Keith Richards on Jun 26, 2020 9:21:54 GMT -5
Really, this game is all about who you are as a music fan. If you dont listen to the Stones, don't pick the Stones. If you love them and they represent who you are, pick em. Go out or win, but do it being true to what you like, I say. I'm not gonna pick something that isn't "me"; I'd rather lose with a Zeppelin track I love than win with something I don't listen to just because I'm trying to be someone other than who I am.
Post by Gus Richlen: Smackdown Only on Jun 26, 2020 16:05:20 GMT -5
Alrighty, everyone, time to start the shenanigans.
I apologize if my writeups are not as good as Tyger's were when he hosted (f***ing writer's block....), but I will do the best I can.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE TIME HAS ARRIVED.
IT IS TIME...
FOR F.A.N. VOICE II.
Sixteen of you have signed up for one of the most challenging, one of the most grueling, and one of the most insane musical competitions in the history of these boards. At then end of this competition, only one of you will be left to be crowned F.A.N. Voice Champion 2020. But the journey of a thousand miles always begins with...
ROUND 1: A SINGLE STEP
FOR THIS ROUND, YOU MAY PICK ANY SONG YOU WISH FROM ANY ARTIST YOU WISH AS LONG AS IT IS NOT ON THE BANNED LIST.
This round is a non-scoring round and will be solely for the judges to decide who they want on their teams.
Due to my work schedule, I have to work the timing around when I get home and my writing and sending and all that fun stuff. For this round, the deadline to send me your picks is 5:00 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME ON SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH.
Good luck, get those songs in, and let the games begin!
Post by aka Cthulhu on Jun 26, 2020 16:06:56 GMT -5
All this talk about Coke and Pepsi. And Mountain Dew. Well, not that I thought over it, then I'm gonna go foreign heel! Here we got Sarsi, and that's better than Coke or Pepsi. It's kinda root beer like.
And since I'll be the foreign heel... Wala kayo, ako ang mananalo dito kasi sobrang galing go tapos makikita nyo yan at mag pupiri lahat kayo sa akin. Or, You're nothing, I'll win because I'm so awesome and you'll all see that and you all will worship me. Ha ha ha.