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:
Monday (Moon Day): Linked to insanity, Goddess Luna chooses 1 sign at random. Voters rank their songs and half of them leave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Venus = 1
Mars = 1
Jupiter = 2
Sol = 1
Leo = 1
Sagittarius = 1
Libra = 1
Taurus = 1
Pisces = 1
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.