Ludus: The End... I'm a new person, after all :-)

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Postby Wardo » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:22 pm

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What is it? Inspired by the board game Ludus Astronomorum, brought by the Arabs to Europe and played already in the 13th century, Ludus is a song contest full of twists based on zodiac signs and days of the week.

Rules Each zodiac sign is represented by 7 songs. According to the day of the week, those songs are chosen to battle until only 1 is the winner. The twists happen based on the days of the week, as it follows:

Image Monday (Moon Day): Linked to insanity, Goddess Luna chooses 1 sign at random. Voters rank their songs and half of them leave.

Image Tuesday (Mars Day): God of war and destruction, Mars chooses 3 or less songs at random from each sign and they all battle in knockout style.

Image Wednesday (Mercury Day): 1 song from each sign, selected at random, plays in a ranking style - but before that Mercury, the God of luck, gives immunity to 1 entire sign. Half leave.

Image Thursday (Jupiter Day): The God of thunder makes each voter chose 1 sign to eliminate and then rank its songs. 25% of all voted leave.

Image Friday (Venus Day): The Goddes of victory makes each voter immunize 1 sign - The two remaining go to elimination, all mixed, by ranking. 50% leave.

Image Saturday (Saturn Day): The God of dissolution changes the signs, transferring 1 song from each to another - then, 1 sign is chosen also at random to be ranked, from which 50% are eliminated.

Image Sunday (Sun Day): God Sol controls everything. For that reason, players vote out how many songs they want from each sign. 20% leave.

    HALL OF WINNERS

    GODS
    Venus = 1
    Mars = 1
    Jupiter = 2
    Sol = 1
    SIGNS
    Leo = 1
    Sagittarius = 1
    Libra = 1
    Taurus = 1
    Pisces = 1
    SONGS
    Whitehorse - Achilles' Desire [Mythology and Zodiac]
    Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up [Viral]
    MIKA - Relax, Take It Easy [Debut]
    Kurt Vile - Snowflakes Are Dancing [Album's 9th Tracks]
    Tame Impala - New Person, Same Old Mistakes [Closing Tracks]
The deadlines for voting are chosen at random in the beginning of each round - it can be 24, 48 or 72 hours.

LET'S PLAY! In this first edition, we'll have a theme: all songs must refer to ASTROLOGICAL or MYTHOLOGICAL concepts, either in the title or lyrics.

Please NOMINATE UP TO 15 SONGS.

Then we'll have a Round 0 voting to decide the 84 inductees.
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Postby Wardo » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:49 pm

Air - Venus
Alabama Shakes - Gemini
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
Billy Idol - Venus
Curtis Mayfield - Readings in Astrology
Death In Vegas - Scorpio Rising
Marilyn Manson - Deep Six
Mike Oldfield - Saved By a Bell
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Lightning Bolts
Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
OutKast - Aquemini
R.E.M. - Saturn Return
Santana - Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
Santigold - Walking in a Circle
The Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:34 pm

Wow this sounds very intriguing Ed! Not sure I fully understand it but I'll think of songs now. :D
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Postby Wardo » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:34 pm

trebor wrote:Since you need a choice to eliminate in round one: :wink:
Lol anything can happen, especially if we have only a few players.

Thanks Billy!
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Postby trebor » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:30 pm

Wardo wrote:Lol anything can happen, especially if we have only a few players.
All the non-English songs are practically D.O.A. :lol: :lol: 8-)
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Postby Wardo » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:33 pm

I'm all here to discover those. In fact I nominated a few I don't know myself, this way's more fun.

The winner could nominate the next theme, this way if you win you could select non-English songs only. :lol:

The Alan Parsons Project - Sirius
Duncan Dhu - Capricornio
Indochine - J'Ai Demandé À La Lune :o
Kazaky - The Sun
Loredana Bertè - ...E La Luna Bussó :o
Die Prinzen - Mann Im Mond
Shocking Blue - Venus
The Stranglers - Mercury Rising :o

Really liked those, just checked them all on Spotify, now I need to listen to Flack.
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Postby Wardo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:17 am

Strong set, Bill! Especially Dead Can Dance, Gong and Gazpacho, gorgeous songs.
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Postby leomedar » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:26 am

Sinéad O'Connor - Troy
Air - Venus
Tori Amos - Glory of the 80s
Sheryl Crow - God Bless This Mess
U2 - If God Will Send His Angels
Sheryl Crow - Letter To God
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Postby Carbon » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:21 am

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Postby Wardo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:44 am

Almost there, 11 more songs and we can start!
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Postby biscuits » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:04 pm

Gimme a min...I need to get my head round the instructions
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Postby Wardo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:17 pm

I'll accept them all and add some to fill the spots. Thanks a lot!

NOMINATIONS CLOSED.
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Postby Affillate » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:37 pm

Wardo wrote:I'll accept them all and add some to fill the spots. Thanks a lot!

NOMINATIONS CLOSED.
I just changed my Bananarama one to Coldplay if that's ok. There were a few more I could nominate (like a few with 'Stars' in the title or vague references/related) but I'll leave it at that. :)

I'll edit mine with links.
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Postby Wardo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:41 pm

Sure it is!!! :D
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Postby trebor » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:45 pm

@Wardo Shall I replace Jean-Michel Jarre since @navi has nominated it, too?
Also, Part V was a single and is probably more prone to get better votes?
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Postby Wardo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:49 pm

Sure, go ahead! :)
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Postby Wardo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:54 pm

Spamming a bit just to jump to the other page. If anyone wants to help me... :lol:
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Postby Affillate » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:58 pm

Wardo wrote:Spamming a bit just to jump to the other page. If anyone wants to help me... :lol:
post a list of the nominees maybe. ;)
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