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  • MGL 13 - Start Date Announcement and call for format suggestions

    MGL13 will kickoff June 12th, mark the date in your diaries/smartphones/back of your hand! Nominations will commence two weeks prior to that date. (May 29th)

    It would be good to use the time between now and game nomination time (roughly a month) for everyone interested in participating, to kick around some ideas about what would be a good format for the next MGL.

    I'll get the ball rolling - a 'Rotating Genre' MGL where we play 1 game from each Genre, in order. For example: 1. Shooter 2. Platformer 3. Maze 4. Other

    And then repeat - so 3 games of each genre would be played in a 12-game format, giving an even spread of types of game throughout the MGL. Obviously there are some games that are a mix of genres, and some games that defy description, but that's all part of the fun!

    So suggest away and give us your ideas for the next MGL. Keep suggestions within the current format IE must be playable on MAME, and score based game format. The most popular idea for a format (we'll vote on it or something) will get the guernsy for MGL13.

  • #2
    Cool, looking forward to it, hopefully I'll be able to be on board for this!
    "And the man in the rain picked up his bag of secrets, and journeyed up the mountainside,
    far above the clouds, and nothing was ever heard from him again, except for the sounds of Tubular Bells"

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    • #3
      giddyup.

      Theme, thinking cap on.........................

      Well Im outta ideas.
      Hindsight is always in high definition!

      C64anabalt: 9647m

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      • #4
        So IMHO lets all subscribe to this thread, and there could be a post in general chat, even I don't check here all the time.

        Hmmmmm ideas......yes...well I think the limit on 5 game noms worked well.

        How about we just ask people to nom a mix of styles, and if 2 of your noms come up then your out, no more.

        That way it might be more spread out.

        Jammas idea could work in with this, variety is good.

        But as we know some games don't suit the MGL................I think we should keep the UNnom option and apply it to the game list before the first round.

        ---------- Post added at 11:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:33 PM ----------

        Harrr harrr....posted before WTV and Dkong
        Winter is here and I'm still riding more than gaming, my current goal = 100,000 meters elevation gain for the year - well ahead so far

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rat View Post
          So IMHO lets all subscribe to this thread, and there could be a post in general chat, even I don't check here all the time.

          Hmmmmm ideas......yes...well I think the limit on 5 game noms worked well.

          How about we just ask people to nom a mix of styles, and if 2 of your noms come up then your out, no more.

          That way it might be more spread out.

          Jammas idea could work in with this, variety is good.

          But as we know some games don't suit the MGL................I think we should keep the UNnom option and apply it to the game list before the first round.

          ---------- Post added at 11:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:33 PM ----------

          Harrr harrr....posted before WTV and Dkong
          Congratulations

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          • #6
            Thank you
            Winter is here and I'm still riding more than gaming, my current goal = 100,000 meters elevation gain for the year - well ahead so far

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            • #7
              Really hope I can be onboard for this one, but time will be the hardest thing to come by. Hmmm, might have to set something up at work.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hollo View Post
                Really hope I can be onboard for this one, but time will be the hardest thing to come by. Hmmm, might have to set something up at work.
                Yeah - time is an issue for me too.

                The most time I had to play in a MGL was over the xmas break and funnily enough the people here decided that would be a good time for a MGL break!

                The format does sound good but. A good mix of games is always fun.

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                • #9
                  I only played the last half of the last MGL but I think ensuring you don't have the same genre showing up two weeks in a row is a good thing. I think last MGL there were a few Schmups come up in a row and to be honest, after spending a whole week trying to improve my point score on one genre, facing another week of the same was not motivating me.

                  We ended with Raiden, Nemesis, Space invaders and carnival, all shooters, fair enough vertical, side and stationary shooters so different, but not different enough so it drains the will to play a bit.
                  Hindsight is always in high definition!

                  C64anabalt: 9647m

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by knight76 View Post

                    We ended with Raiden, Nemesis, Space invaders and carnival, all shooters, fair enough vertical, side and stationary shooters so different, but not different enough so it drains the will to play a bit.
                    the same thing has happened in a few MGL's in the past, you spend a week on an RSI shooter and hey presto, another RSI shooter pops up Game draw is random but it can (and usually does) happen that you get similar games one after the other - hence the genre format suggestion to try and give a good spread over the 3 months of play.

                    removing from potential nomination anything that's been played in the previous 3 MGL's is also worth doing again I reckon.

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                    • #11
                      I'll be in when MGL13 starts

                      I don't think I'll nominate any games or I'll just nominate games I used to play as a kid. I was never a donkey kong fan until the recent Kong Off, so I think I'd prefer to play games that others like - who knows, I may just find something I really like that I wouldn't otherwise play, like I did with Donkey Kong

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John73 View Post
                        I'll be in when MGL13 starts

                        I don't think I'll nominate any games or I'll just nominate games I used to play as a kid. I was never a donkey kong fan until the recent Kong Off, so I think I'd prefer to play games that others like - who knows, I may just find something I really like that I wouldn't otherwise play, like I did with Donkey Kong
                        Yeah that's the beauty of MGL. You get to discover some games you never knew about or never got around to play.

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                        • #13
                          I'm in, can't wait. Happy to go with the flow, just hope Mat Mania finally gets a run!!!

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                          • #14
                            I like the idea of nominating for different genres or even years to keep the variety up. I'll miss a lot of the next one, will still play about half the games but I'll be overseas right in the middle of it.

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                            • #15
                              I am only suggesting this theme because these are the games I have been playing lately to get scores up on TG.

                              Also, I am new to MGL (only got on board with Kong Off) so if this theme has already been done, please excuse my ignorance... Shooter Theme? i.e. 1942, Raiden, Galaga, R-Type etc...

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