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Blockade Multi-Token Bake-Off (November 13) [win a war brig!]

We've seen bake-offs to see who are the best tokeners at each puzzle. But who are the best tokeners across all puzzles? Let's find out with another bake-off!

Location / Date and Time
Barbary Island / Friday, November 13 at 2pm Pirate Time (jobbing starts at 1:30 pm).

Maximum Participation: 36

Rules
1. There will be 3 war frigates with up to 12 participants each, but everyone will be competing against everyone else in a single division.
2. The event will last 1 blockade round (5 segments, roughly 45 minutes).
3. During this round, participants are to make as many tokens as they can on the 4 puzzles capable of producing tokens (Sailing, Rigging, Carpentry, Bilging). They may switch puzzles whenever they please, and divide their time among them however they please.
4. At the end of a round, for each puzzle, each participant will be ranked according to the total number of tokens she produced in that puzzle. Each participant's score is equal to to the sum of her ranks. The participant with the LOWEST score wins!
5. Prizes will also be awarded to the best ranked participants in each individual station.
6. This is a long event, so there will be prizes for participation as well. Anyone who stays through the entire contest and is present for the awarding of prizes will receive 5,000 PoE and a random trinket.

Sign-up Guidelines
At or after 1:30pm on the contest day, send Tanonev a tell (with the words "job me") to be jobbed onto the event ship. Once on the ship, take an open station of your choosing or disembark and board another event ship, and await further instructions. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: Because this is not an OM-sponsored event, I can't guarantee that there will be an OM broadcast for this event. In case I don't, spread the word, and make sure your friends know when and whom to contact. There will be an OM broadcast at 1:30pm announcing the event.

Specific Judging Guidelines
For puzzles you do not play, you are treated as having made 0 tokens in that puzzle, and ranked accordingly.
Ties will be broken by a random number generator, seeded by the XOR of the hashcodes of the names of the pirates in question.
A running scoreboard will be available at http://cgi.stanford.edu/~tanonev/ypp/scoreboard.php
The scoreboard will be updated at the end of every segment. If you wish to see your standing highlighted, add #YOUR_PIRATE_NAME to the end of the above url.

Scoring Example
Alice makes 40 tokens on sails, 20 tokens on rigging, 10 tokens on carpentry, and 20 tokens on bilge.
Bob makes 30 tokens on sails, 30 tokens on rigging, 10 tokens on carpentry, and 30 tokens on bilge.
Chris doesn't play sailing at all, makes 10 tokens on rigging, 50 tokens on carpentry, and 10 tokens on bilge.

Alice's ranks: 1, 2, 2, 2
Bob's ranks: 2, 1, 2, 1
Chris's ranks: 3, 3, 1, 3

Alice's score: 7
Bob's score: 6
Chris's score: 10

Bob places first, Alice places second, Chris places third.

Prize Breakdown
Overall:
First Place: War Brig + Maroon First Place Medal
Second Place: Sloop + Maroon Second Place Medal
Third Place: Wrapped Parlor Badge + Wrapped Bravery Badge + Maroon Third Place Medal

Bilge:
First Place: Sloop + Aqua Plain Medal

Sailing:
First Place: Sloop + White Plain Medal

Rigging:
First Place: Sloop + Tan Plain Medal

Carpentry:
First Place: Sloop + Brown Plain Medal

Participation:
5,000 PoE + a random trinket

Details
If you wish to play on an alt to preserve your standings on your main, feel free to do so; trinkets will be inscribed with the name of the pirate who participated in the event, however. Also, please make sure that your alt has enough experience in the puzzle you plan to play to receive token pieces, preferably by trying it out before the event date. Players have forgotten to do so in previous events, and were very much not pleased with the results.

*Special thanks to Nooblar, who is generously funding the prizes, hosting the event blockade, and providing the ships for the event!
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Re: Blockade Multi-Token Bake-Off (November 13) [win a war brig!]

The scoring example you provided really helps.

How are you going to prevent people from clogging up the bilge stations, in hopes of a sloop?
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Re: Blockade Multi-Token Bake-Off (November 13) [win a war brig!]

Each war frigate will have at most 12 participants, and there are at least 12 of each station type on each ship. Even if everyone wanted to do bilge at the same time, everyone would be able to find a station.

And of course, "creative" ways of clogging up the stations (e.g., taking and abandoning a bunch of stations over and over again to make it hard for people to click on them) will be rewarded by planking and disqualification.
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Re: Blockade Multi-Token Bake-Off (November 13) [win a war brig!]

Sounds like fun! I'll be there for sure.
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Re: Blockade Multi-Token Bake-Off (November 13) [win a war brig!]

The scoreboard has been finalized! http://cgi.stanford.edu/~tanonev/ypp/sagemulti.htm

First Place: Gwennir, 22
First Place: Nightlights, 22
Second Place: Frogmann, 27
Third Place: Decima, 28

Sailing: Minirob, 132 tokens
Rigging: Ronandex, 57 tokens
Carpentry: Soulsearcher, 61 tokens
Bilging: Spellbinding, 87 tokens

Thanks to all for coming, and congratulations to all the winners! Also, once again, a huge thanks to Nooblar for prize funding, and Lissanna (aka Tokentime) for helping run the event!
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Re: Blockade Multi-Token Bake-Off (November 13) [win a war brig!]

Shoot me a PM next time you feel like running one, I have a few GFs/WFs/WBs hanging around you can use as prizes.
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