Okay. So. We've had a few things happen in this forum since its inception.
The first BIG THING was the Inaugural (and only) Graphic Violence Superhero Tournament. It featured sixty-four superheroes thrown into round after round of theoretical bullshit, and the title was eventually claimed by Thor. I ran it under the alias Son of Beyonder, and it was a pretty big success from a participation standpoint. It's currently the only event I ever finished in here.
Kuribo's Shoe followed with a villain tournament. I can't remember who won, and although Dr. Doom seems like an obvious result, I don't remember if he actually won, I don't think that's what happened. It also reached its conclusion, but perhaps suffered from taking place so soon after the first tournament.
There was a brief respite from forum events for a while. Other ideas were posed, such as "team battles," but following the intense nerdity that radiated from the first two tournaments, I wanted to move away from straight up tournaments.
This led to a more traditional forum battle. Participants split into groups, chose a character, and were placed into a bracket where each team created a comic where their characters dueled under specific circumstances. Despite strong entries from those that bothered to participate, it fizzled out. Part of this was due to a great number of no-shows in the first round. Part of it was because my plans for the tournament were far
too ambitious. Either way, it never got into the second round, and I'll take full responsibility for it.
At the end of 2007, I decided to take a crack at emulating other forums and attempted to create the "Graphic Violence Awards." Unfortunately, I aimed way too high, and ran into a number of scheduling conflicts, and it never got past the nomination stage, largely because I had no idea how to set up voting for the multitude of categories I'd set up.
There is a pattern here that I'd like to reverse. The first two tournaments, as nerd-ragey as they got, were some of the most viewed threads on the boards for a while, meaning people from other subforums were here and talking, and the number of people who posted in Graphic Violence swelled and all kinds of other good stuff. Previous attempts to recapture this have...failed, mostly because of my own incompetence.
What I want to do with this thread is to take nominations for a new thing to happen here. I have a few ideas that I'll post in the thread, but I'd like to get some input from everyone here as well. Once I get a bunch of ideas and an idea of how popular they are, I'll post a poll, and we'll move on from there.
The tentative plan is for me to run whatever it is, and I know that's not going to inspire a lot of confidence given my track record. If someone else wants to step up and run something I am 100% okay with this!
So go ahead and brainstorm. Here's hoping we can come up with something that works!