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Green Dragon Friday 14th Anniversary Party

posted May 9, 2022, 11:16 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush   [ updated May 9, 2022, 11:17 AM ]
By Lina Willowwood 

Roll on fifteen! 

Green Dragon Friday is 14 years old, and we shall, must and will celebrate! Welcome hobbits! Bring all yer hobbit friends!

Date: Friday May 20
Time: 7:30PM ((UK, 2:30PM servertime))
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire.



Plans for the main party are always changing, but here are some things to look forward to:

  • The Grand GDF Pie Baking Competition – sign up with yer best (or worst?) pie! See details below!
  • The Grand GDF Wear Green Competition – wear a fine green outfit, you might win a prize!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Meal – food and drink aplenty!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Speech yer not getting away from it…
  • The Grand GDF Raffle – win fun prizes!
  • The Grand GDF Anniversary Song – turn it up to eleven!
  • The Grand GDF Fireworks Display – we’ll boom even closer to the Cotton farm this time!
  • GDF-related entertainment sign up in advance if yer have some!

((OOC:

Please note that Green Dragon Friday is an in-character roleplaying event for hobbits. Travelling dwarves are welcome as always.

Also note that the anniversary parties are usually quite busy. If you’d like to entertain on the night, please sign up in advance!

The pie-baking competition!

The aim of the competition is to find out who bakes the best pie (or worst?), as well as have some fun on the way.

Obviously, there is no way to have a jury eat your pie and and check its quality in-game. That’s why we will ask the participants to describe their baked goods, according to the instructions below. The jury will then choose which pie they think sound the best. It will be subjective, but then again, most matters of taste are.

How to enter

There will be a limited number of entrants in the pie-baking competition. To enter the pie-baking competition, please do the following:

  1. Be (or create) a hobbit on the Laurelin server
  2. Contact me and say that you’d like to enter the competition. Provide the name of the character you’ll enter with. You must sign up in advance to participate.
  3. Check the rules below.
  4. Come to the Green Dragon for the anniversary party on Friday May 20 and be prepared to present yer pie.
  5. You’ll also have to roleplay that you have brought three extra pies in addition to the one being presented to the jury, since the audience is likely hungry for a taste as well

Rules

During the party, be prepared to do the following when called up by the jury:

  1. Present the name of your pie. The name should indicate what kind of pie this is. For instance, “This is Ma Willowwood’s herby mutton pie”
  2. When prompted by the jury, describe what your pie looks like, by a single emote text. This could be the shape, colour, appearance or any other interesting information about the visuals of your pie. For instance, “/e holds up a soggy-looking pie, slightly pale on top”. Short and sweet does it.
  3. Answer two questions in /say when prompted by the jury (once again, keep it short and simple)
    • What are the main ingredients in your pie?
      Give a short response in /say, for instance “Well, I used those moldy strawberries I found lyin’ near them dogs in me Gaffer’s backyard”.
    • Why did you bake this pie for the GDF anniversary?
      Of all the pies in the Shire, why this one? Why is it a great one for the GDF anniversary? Once again, give a short response in /say.

Keep in mind:

  • I cannot stress this enough: keep your answers short and simple! Neither question should lead to a wall of text or a long lecture.
  • Keep your answers fitting to your character and the LOTRO universe.
  • Avoid power-emoting (for instance, variations of “this is clearly the best 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!
  • Finally, remember that the pies should be edible and not poisonous, but they don’t necessarily have to taste good…  ))

Results

After all pies are presented, the jury will deliberate a bit and vote on the winner. The audience is free to sample the extra pies brought in the meantime.

All participants will get a reward. The top baker will win a special prize, and  likely also get honourable mentions in the Bramblebury Gazette. There may also be special prizes given for particularly fun or clever entries.

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

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