2010 GDS Scummie Awards -- NOMINATIONS THREAD
The Fourth Annual
GDS Scummie Awards
First off, I must profusely apologize to the community for letting this slip as far into 2011 as I have. I had genuinely intended to be well into voting by this point but between being involved in a couple of very good games and dealing with more than a few distractions off-line that have been sapping my energy I've really dropped the ball here.
Regardless, the show must go on, and and we are going to kick this party off in style.
2010 was a year of ups and downs, but fortunately mostly ups; new games, new players, and some great times shared together. In celebration of all those wasted hours the AMPGDSMF (Academy of Mafia Practitioners in the Grey Dog Software Mafia Forum) is now accepting nominations for the FOURTH annual GDS Scummie Awards!
moon_lit_tears will be my partner in crime for the second year; her help was invaluable last year and I'm looking forward to working with her again. Also you should thank her for kicking me in the rear end over the past few weeks with PMs saying in essence, "get off your fat ass and get to it!".
The overall process will remain essentially unchanged for this year. I know a few months back there was some discussion regarding changing the Scummies format, however, while there were some good points made, I didn't feel like there was the kind of consensus needed to overhaul the awards in such a way that would be fair. I am open to more thorough discussions for next year and coming up with a format that is more, shall we say, "crowd sourced". For these awards, I thought it best to stick to what we have done in the past; publishing the list of categories, a set amount of time for nominations and seconds, publishing the final ballot, a period for voting, followed by the ceremony.
Nominations are now open and will be accepted over the next two weeks; nominations will close at 11:59 PM EST (GMT -5) February 7th, 2011.
For each category, you may make ONE nomination and/or ONE second to a previously nominated entry. You can do both, one or the other, or neither in any of the available categories. In the case of a large number of nominations, we will use seconds to narrow the field down to a manageable number. Target range for each category (except HOF) is 3-5 nominees. If fewer than three nominees are made for a category when nominations close, the category will be dropped from the ballot. Also note that self-nominations, both in the individual and group categories (where you are a member), will not be accepted. Feel free to use the stickied discussion thread to "campaign" both for nominations and eventually votes.
Finally the categories themselves. I have made an effort to reduce the overall number of categories. There were 26 categories last year. And while expansion seemed like a good idea in theory, in execution it felt like there was a fair bit of redundancy as well as some unexpected results (I mean really, a five way tie between all the nominees in the category?). So to this end I am consolidating the "role-claim" categories to just two: Best Overall and Funniest, as we did it originally.
The other significant change I am making is to consolidate the BIP-Mafia and BIP-Cult into BIP-Scum groups. To be honest, it makes more sense for cult to be value weighted against Mafia than it does to be evaluated against Masons, which is what we have done in the past.
So, without further adieu, the 2011 GDS Scummies category list. I will track nominees and seconds in this post during the course of the nomination period. Check for updates and let me know when I've missed stuff!
Best Overall Role Claim - This category is to recognize the most effective role claim in a single game which impacts the outcome of the game and has high dramatic/entertainment value. Whether the claim was truthful or not is immaterial, only the game and narrative impact of the claim should be considered.
Funniest Role Claim - This category is to recognize the funniest/most entertaining roleclaim in a single game, regardless of game impact.
Best Role - This category is to recognize well-crafted roles in a single mafia game. Remember the award is for the ROLE, not the PLAYER. A well crafted role played poorly should not be penalized in this category.
Panix Award (Most likely to die early) - This category is to recognize players who seem to have a short lifespan, either because they're not trusted, or because they're so well respected that no one wants them around in case they're not on the same side.
BIP - Town - This category is to recognize outstanding individual performance in playing a town-aligned character in a single game.
BIP - Scum Groups (mafia and cult) - This category is to recognize outstanding individual performance in playing an anti-town-aligned character in a single game.
BIP - Third Party (mason and indie) - This category is to recognize outstanding individual performance in playing characters with individual or special alignments in a single game.
BIP - Losing Effort - This category is to recognize outstanding individual performance, regardless of alignment, in a game the individual did not win, but whose play significantly impacted the game and could have changed the result if circumstances had been slightly different.
Best Group - This category is to recognize outstanding group performance in a single game regardless of alignment. "The town" is considered a group for purposes of this category.
Best Discussion - This category is to recognize individual players whose overall quality of discussion contributes to the enjoyment of the game for all players over the course of the year.
Best Scum Catcher - This category is to recognize players who have a knack for identifying scum and successfully eliminating them from play over the course of the year.
Best Serial Killer - This category is to recognize the most effective performance by a serial killer, cannibal, and/or psychopath in a single game. Both high body count and fear struck in the hearts of players should be taken into account in this category.
The lprock Memorial Funniest Player Award - This category is to recognize the funniest/most entertaining player overall over the course of the year.
Most Prolific - This category is to recognize the player who has generated the most quality participation over the course of the year. This should not be considered a 'post-whore' award, it is for consistent, meaningful participation in the GDS mafia community over the course of the year.
Most Enjoyable Game - What was your favorite game in 2010?
Best Night Scene - This category is to recognize an outstanding writeup for a night scene in a single game. Both composition and game impact should be taken into consideration.
Best Overall Writeups - This category is to recognize the overall writing of lynches, night scenes and special events for a single game. Composition, game impact, consistency of style, and the overall storytelling of the collective game writeups should be taken into consideration.
Most Improved Player- This category is to recognize a player who has made considerable strides in his play throughout the year.
Best Moderator - This category is to recognize a moderator who has achieved distinctive excellence in scenario design, game balancing, entertaining writeups and adjudication of issues.
Most Dramatic Moment - This category recognizes outstanding dramatic moments in game due to the players' interaction, shift in game momentum and/or the invocation of abilities to create a swerve.
Rookie of the Year - This category recognizes outstanding contributions to the game by a new player. For purposes of this award, a 'rookie' is defined as a player who played and completed their FIRST GDS mafia game in calendar year 2010.
Best Botch - This category is for recognizing the most memorable moment where a particular player choice/action/statement doesn't go exactly the way it was meant to.
Most Underrated - This category is to recognize up-and-coming players who have had multiple high quality performances, yet seems not to be well known within the mafia community.
Hall of Fame Class of '10 - This category is to induct the Class of 2010 members of the GDS Mafia Hall of Fame, recognizing outstanding overall performance, community spirit, and honorable play. This category will be conducted with a weighted vote system. Vote for three (3) nominees, assigning your top choice five (5) points, your second choice three (3) points, and your third choice one (1) point. A minimum of three nominees will be inducted; additional inductees may be chosen based on overall score. (NOTE: Only nominations are needed at this time, you don't need to give 5-3-1 allocations until we get to voting.)
Derek B here, abusing mod powers to post an MLT update of nominations so far. So if you think something is being overlooked or simply have no idea what's been put up so far, this should help you out.
Best Overall Role Claim -
Jman2k3 Fake FI in Host (2)
Tha_Black_phenom Alpha claim in Catfish Creek
Comradebot Hadonismbot Futurama
Arthur Poppington Hollywood Horror 2
Funniest Role Claim -
Jman2k3 FI claim in Catfish Creek
All the Eeves in Pokemon
Comradebot claiming Hedonismbot in Futurama
Destiny claiming good trainer In Pokemon
Best Role -
Adolescent Parasite Host
Faulty FI Catfish Creek
Light Yagami Over-9000
Stewie Griffin Family Guy
Panix Award (Most likely to die early) -
Wrestling Century (2)
BIP - Town -
Gonvick in Nedokious (5)
Olivier le Fou (3)
BIP - Scum Groups (mafia and cult) -
Comradebot Zookeeper Futurama
GruntMArk as Lord Freiza
BIP - Third Party (mason and indie) -
Jaded Movieland Masacre
Moon_lit_tears Catfish Creek (2)
Team DC Over-9000 (2)
BIP - Losing Effort -
MJDGoldeneye Futurama (2)
Olivier Le Fou Movieland Masacre
PraguePride Good cop Bad cop (2)
Team Rocket Pokemon
Best Group -
Scum in Classic mafia
Town in Movieland Masacre
ALPHA Syndicate Catfish Creek
Scum in Host
SuperGriffins Family guy Mafia
Best Discussion -
Olivier Le Fou (2)
Best Scum Catcher -
Olivier Le Fou
Best Serial Killer -
Cryaon Over-9000 (3)
Glotnot Pokemon (MewTwo) (2)
Moon_lit_tears Catfish Creek
SeanMcFly El Chupanibre in Futurama
The lprock Memorial Funniest Player Award -
Most Prolific -
Most Enjoyable Game -
Catfish Creek (3)
Good cop Bad cop
Best Night Scene -
Over-9000 Night 8
Best Overall Writeups -
Catfish Creek (3)
Medical Mafia (2)
Most Improved Player-
Wrestling Century (2)
Best Moderator -
Most Dramatic Moment -
Crayons fake overkill Over-9000 (2)
Bhk saving MichiganHero from lynch in Catfish Creek
Mislynch of Paws in Catfish Creek
End of Good cop Bad cop
FInale in Catfish Creek
Rookie of the Year -
Oliviar Le Fou (2)
Best Botch -
Not lynching scum Catfish Creek
BHK saving MichiganHero from being lynched in Catfish Creek
Jmans Not realizing he was a faulty FI in Catfish Creek (4)
Destiny and Jman claiming Trainers in Pokemon
Town believing Jman2k3 in Host
Most Underrated -
Hall of Fame Class of '10 -
I effin rule (4)
Last edited by Derek B : 01-27-2011 at 06:36 AM.
Somebody have a list of which games qualify for this year? I can't recall where the last awards stopped. That and where they'll stop for 2010
Rev at some point had compiled a list of 2010-eligible "Rookies" for ROY purposes. I'll see if I can find it - if someone else knows where it is feel free to link if I haven't yet.
Not a complete list:
Panix Award (Most likely to die early) - Derek_b
Best Discussion - MJDGoldeneye
Best Scum Catcher - Derek_b
The lprock Memorial Funniest Player Award - lprock
Most Prolific - DJtheFunkChris
Most Underrated - Gonvick
Hall of Fame - MJDGoldeneye, Gonvick, Midnight frickin Nick
You don't want to try the new categories even? It doesn't really matter as I don't remember what people even suggested now, but just wondering.
I thought I remembered someone making a breakthrough that everyone agreed with, but I don't even remember what thread it was in.
GDS MAFIA HALL OF FAME
For ease of access.
Work in progress. I'll admit i didn't play or follow most of the smaller games so most of my present noms are from larger games. Not intended as a slight.
BIP - Town - Gonvick in Nedokious
Best Discussion - OLF
Best Scum Catcher - . Comradebot
Best Serial Killer - Crayon in Over9000
The lprock Memorial Funniest Player Award - praguepride
Most Prolific - 1) MJDGoldeneye
Most Enjoyable Game - Over9000
Best Overall Writeups - CFC
Most Improved Player- Paws
Best Moderator - Arrows
Most Dramatic Moment -
Crayon's faked overkill in Over9000 Mafia
Rookie of the Year - OLF if he counts as a 'Rookie' if not, then Crayon
Best Botch - Details might be wrong, didn';t the town in CFC talk itself out of lynching scum?
Most Underrated -
Hall of Fame Class of '10 - Comradebot, Gonvick, MFDgoldeneye
I like the changes. Makes sense this way.
I assume you mean the whole MH situation. From what I saw, they just went with the old "more pressing scum to lynch" excuse... every day. Until they lost. I still don't understand it, to this day. If you have sure-fire scum in the game - lynch them! Why take a chance with someone else when you have a sure right in front of you? At the very least, it would've bought them a couple phases... we still probably would've won, though. They just fell apart...
Okay there are some bias picks from me but hey nobody said we could not do otherwise.
Best Overall Role Claim - Jman2k3 in Host for his Forensic Investigator claim.
Funniest Role Claim - Jman2k3 in Catfish Creek for his FI claim.
I could not find a post where he claimed it outright but it is still hands down the funniest role claims I ever saw in one of these games, especially after what he did in Host.
Panix Award (Most likely to die early) - Gruntmark
BIP - Town - I will 2nd Gonvick in Nedokious
BIP - Scum Groups (mafia and cult) - Will come back to this.
BIP - Third Party (mason and indie) - Jaded in Movieland Massacre
BIP - Losing Effort - I shall 2nd praguepride in Good Cop, Bad Cop
TBP just posted his while I was updating. But yeah as a co-mod in this game I was amazed at how well Prague played this game.
Best Group - The Scum group in Classic Mafia (Gruntmark, Comradebot, djthefunkchris and myself)
We only had a kill and our Don (Gruntmark) had a 50/50 chance of coming up Scum upon investigation. He did come up as Scum upon investigation. And we still managed to pick up a win.
Close second would be the Town in Star Wars 3.
Best Discussion - Destiny
Okay I know some may disagree with this. However, you should hear me out. Part of the reason why I enjoy playing these games is because of Destiny. His off the wall comments always make me laugh. That is what this award is for. Basically all I am saying is, I have been in games on other sites and I tend to not enjoy them as much because there are no players like Destiny in those games.
Best Scum Catcher - Gonvick
Best Serial Killer - I will 2nd Crayon in Over9000
The lprock Memorial Funniest Player Award - Prophet
Most Prolific - djthefunkchris
Most Enjoyable Game - Host
Best Night Scene - Will come back to this.
Best Overall Writeups - Nedokius: Battle For Border City
Most Improved Player- I have no clue having only been in one game last year.
Best Moderator - Imarevenant
Most Dramatic Moment - When I saved Michigan Hero from the lynch in Catfish Creek
Rookie of the Year - Zeel1
I would have nominated Crayon but one game does not make a rookie of the year (even though it was a hell of a game.). I think Zeel gets the nod here.
Best Botch - When I saved Michigan Hero from the lynch in Catfish Creek.
Most Underrated -Jaded
Well at first I was going to go with Gonvick or MJD but I think everyone knows how good they are. Just read Movieland and you will see what I mean. He was an indy who held the town together and got us the win.
I would also like to urge someone to nominate Tha Black Phenom and eayragt in this category as well. Both of them are very underrated players who often do not get the credit they deserve.
Hall of Fame Class of '10 - 1. mjdgoldeneye 2. Gonvick 3. i effin rule
Last edited by BHK1978 : 01-25-2011 at 03:08 AM.
BIP - Town: Olivier le Fou in Movieland Massacre
BIP - Scum: Comradebot(does it have to be a specific game? If so I dunno, it was just in his case since the ratio doesn't lie)
BIP - Third-party: moon_lit_tears in CFC
BIP - Losing Effort: praguepride in Good Cop, Bad Cop
Best Scum Catcher:
lprock memorial funniest player award: (seconded: lprock) Wrestling Century
Best Discussion: djthefunkchris
Most Prolific: Antithesis (seconded: dj)
Most Underrated: Jaded
Most Enjoyable Game: Catfish Creek
S'all I got for now.
Mind you it's almost 2am. If someone doesn't belong or is missing let me know.
Rookie was first game in 2010 and under 7 played right?
Last edited by moon_lit_tears : 01-25-2011 at 01:39 AM.
Olivier le Fou
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