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Wanted: Quality Pie Bakers for Competition

posted May 7, 2011, 1:05 AM by Yola Plumblossom   [ updated May 7, 2011, 1:07 AM by Bovso Oakengates ]
Are you a skilled cook? Do your pies find praise from young and old alike? Do you just know that your pies are the best in the Shire?

Answer yes or no to any of these questions, and you will be qualified to enter the Green Dragon Pie Baking Competition!

Yes, as part of the coming anniversary party on Friday May 13th, we are proud to hold the Green Dragon pie baking competition! Competitors will be judged by a jury of professional pie eaters, and could well run away with a grand prize as well as the title of Green Dragon Pie Baking Champion!

What are you waiting for? If you want to participate, send a letter by the quick post to Lina today and say so! Hope to hear from you!

Best regards,
Lina Willowwood

OOC Rules for pie baking competition

The aim of the competition is to find out who bakes the best pies, as well as have some fun on the way!

Obviously, there’s no way to have a jury eat your pie to check the quality of it in-game. That’s why we will ask the participants to describe the basics of their pie, and a jury will choose the pie they think sounds the best. It will be subjective, but then again, most matters of taste are.

To enter the pie baking competition, please do the following

  1. Send an in-game letter to Lina, saying that you’d like to enter the competition with a pie. We might allow players to enter on the night itself too, but if interest is high, we will have to cut off the participant list. So to be sure to participate, send in your pie letter as soon as possible
  2. Come to the Green Dragon on Friday May 13th, 19:00 /servertime, 20:00 BST. The competition will likely kick off near 30 minutes after the event starts. Failure to show leads to instant disqualification.
  3. Be prepared to do the following when called up by the jury

·         Describe how your pie looks, by a single emote text (for instance, a rather sad pie could simply be described as “ /e shows a truly bland pie, devoid of any redeeming qualities “).

·         When prompted by the jury, answer the following two questions:

o   What are the main ingredients in your pie? (give a short description of that in /say, for instance "Well, I used those moldy strawberries I found lyin' by the dogs in me Gaffer's backyard")

o   How would you serve this pie, so that we best would enjoy it? (give a short description of that in /say, for instance "Truth to be told, I wouldn't serve this pie at all, it's just not right edible, you know")

Try to keep your answers fitting to your character, yet most of all short and simple in case there are many participants! Also, be wary of power-emoting (for instance, variations of "this is clearly the best, juiciest and most fabulous pie you have ever laid your eyes on" won't do at all, since there's no wriggle room for the judges). Try to tempt the judges and be creative, but don't go overboard either!

After all pies have been presented, the jury will deliberate a bit and vote on which pie they thought sounded best. Should votes be tied, a hidden /roll will break the tie. The three top pie bakers will get to choose among some fine prizes, as well as be awarded a title and likely get honorable mentions in the Bramblebury Gazette.

The judges are currently kept as a secret, to avoid the danger of bribes!