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    Posted: 28 Jul 2019 at 7:55am
I am very curious about how the genres will be assigned for the second challenge... 

Do they try to give each group a completely different genre from challenge 1? 

Or is it completely random and by the luck of the draw you could end up with two quite similar genres?

I would love to know your experience in previous years. Thanks! Smile
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It's random. Just by sheer numbers, the odds are you won't end up with the same one twice in a row, but there's no guarantee you won't have thriller the first round and suspense the next. 
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Random....

I got ghost twice on the bounce in the screenplay challenge last year.
No guarantees at all.

Good luck in Round 2!

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ETA: Just realised actually I got Ghost story twice on the bounce in the screenwriting challenge both this year and last:

SSC 18 R1 Thriller, R2, Comedy, R3 Open
SWC 18 R1 Ghost, R2 Ghost
FFC 18 R1 Romance, R2 Political Satire
SSPC 18 R1 Horror, R2, Historical Fiction, R3 Horror

SSC 19 R1 Political Satire
SWC 19 R1 Ghost, R2 Ghost

FF 19 R1 Crime Caper



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Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Random....

I got ghost twice on the bounce in the screenplay challenge last year.
No guarantees at all.


What?  I didn't do it!  Lisa made me!
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Random....

I got ghost twice on the bounce in the screenplay challenge last year.
No guarantees at all.


What?  I didn't do it!  Lisa made me!


I was HOPING you'd bite!
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I had ghost story for rounds 2 and 3 my first year, so it's possible!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Random Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jul 2019 at 10:52am
Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:

Random....

I got ghost twice on the bounce in the screenplay challenge last year.
No guarantees at all.


What?  I didn't do it!  Lisa made me!


I was HOPING you'd bite!


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Flash rounds one and two are a little different though, because we stay in the same group, right? So surely the NYCM pixies would make sure no group gets the exact same genre for both rounds? Like, you could end up with thriller and suspense, but hopefully they’d fix it so you didn’t get the exact same thing?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie72 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 2019 at 12:50pm
Originally posted by OnyxLily OnyxLily wrote:

Flash rounds one and two are a little different though, because we stay in the same group, right? So surely the NYCM pixies would make sure no group gets the exact same genre for both rounds? Like, you could end up with thriller and suspense, but hopefully they’d fix it so you didn’t get the exact same thing?

It’s an interesting question.  From a mathematical fairness standpoint, I don’t think they have to, but from making it FEEL fair, and fun, it might be worth it for them to add that extra step.
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Originally posted by Charlie72 Charlie72 wrote:

Originally posted by OnyxLily OnyxLily wrote:

Flash rounds one and two are a little different though, because we stay in the same group, right? So surely the NYCM pixies would make sure no group gets the exact same genre for both rounds? Like, you could end up with thriller and suspense, but hopefully they’d fix it so you didn’t get the exact same thing?

It’s an interesting question.  From a mathematical fairness standpoint, I don’t think they have to, but from making it FEEL fair, and fun, it might be worth it for them to add that extra step.


That would complicate the algorithm, though writing it to prevent two sequentially similar results wouldn't be that hard.

Though 'fair' would mean I get more Sci-Fi than I've seen.  I picked up my mother's Heinlein when I was eight and was a major consumer of the genre for the next thirty years.  Of course Nixie and I are going to disagree about the limits of said genre, but we are going to disagree like adults over a glass of wine (or tea, or coffee) and enjoy the conversation. 

I'm due for another trip to Seattle soon and there's a whole bunch of people on this board I would love to sit down and chat with.  Might have to see what I can put together.
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