08/23/2018 12:47 PM ET/9:47 AM PT
The Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen! Early Alert System has been activated!
Okay, here we go again with the CYBB Summer Festival!
A few changes from last year, but nothing too extravagant. On Friday, we’ll claim one character as usual. On Saturday, we’ll do something slightly different from last time. This time, you’ll be able to claim two characters in return for absolutely nothing! Just claim two characters. However… You may instead claim three characters in return for giving up two. No gifting allowed either. You must release two old claims if you want to claim three new ones. Doesn’t that sound fun?! If you don’t want to release your characters, you still get to claim two characters on Saturday. For Sunday, the opposite gender round has been altered slightly. You must claim a character of the opposite gender from the claim you made on Friday, however this time, you may claim a character of the same gender provided they are not from the same series as the character claimed on Friday. And when I say series, I mean the whole franchise! So if for example you claimed a female character from any Fate series, you are barred from claiming another female character from any fate related media. This includes spinoffs and such as well. Finally, on Monday, we’ll be doing my still favorite round, the Noun Round! You can claim any person, place, or thing which exists in an Anime/Manga/VN. Furniture, books, buildings, countries, continents, vehicles, planets, animals, and of course, people. Just be sure that you still mention where your noun is coming from like always.
The rounds will start at 9pm ET/6pm PT each day.
Lastly, For those of you who like to wait, you can do multiple days in one post, so long as they’ve already started. (so you can do all 4 days in one post any time after the start of Monday’s round.
Here is the schedule for the weekend:
Friday, August 24 (428a): You may claim one character as usual.
Saturday, August 25 (428b): You may claim three characters today, but if you do, you must give up two of the characters you have already claimed in the past. No gifting. If you don’t want to participate, you can only claim two characters today.
(characters released in this round can immediately be claimed by someone else, so be careful!)
Sunday, August 26 (428c): Characters claimed today must be the opposite gender of the character claimed on Friday. A character of the same gender can be claimed if they are from the different series/franchise as the character claimed on Friday.
Monday, August 27 (428d): You may claim any person, place, or thing from an Anime/Manga/VN that you want. Literally anything at all. You can of course just claim a character this round like you would any other, but a round this broad in scope
may never happen againmay not happen again until next year. Make it count!
If you choose to participate in all the rounds, you’ll end up with as many as six new claims! By the way, it goes without saying, but is worth mentioning anyway, that Rule 7 is not in play here. So no gifting or trading of characters is allowed.
The fun starts on Friday August 24th at 9:00 PM, ET/6:00 PM PT.
Some rules may be subject to change before start of round on 08/24/18
We now return you to your regular Anime Network forum…
We have decided to continue the Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen! Game once again with each current player getting to keep their picks.
1.)You may claim only one character per round, unless noted otherwise. You may intermix male and female characters in your claim-that is, you are not limited to choosing only male or only female characters. Characters who change gender throughout their respective series can only be chosen once and will count as only one character.
2.) The character you claim must be an anime/manga/visual novel character. Sorry everyone, you can’t claim fan-made characters, much less Kirsten Dunst because she cosplayed as one in a video. (Links removed as they have been lost to the ages.)
3.) You cannot claim a character another forum member has already claimed. No exceptions.
4.) A new round will begin every Friday at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT until the thread dies. Each round will last for one week, ending the next Friday at 8:59 PM ET/5:59 PM PT. Since I’m not home on Friday until about 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT, I will be lenient with the time, so if you’re off by a few minutes, I’ll more than likely ount your pick.
5.) When claiming a character, the following information needs to be in your post: (1) the current round number (either in the subject or body), (2) the name of your character, and (3) the anime or manga your character is from.
6.) As participation is key to keeping the game going, and abandonment of the game while locking up characters and preventing others from claiming them is not fair to the other players, all players are required to participate in at least one round in ten to remain active players. Any player who has gone more than 10 weeks without choosing a character will be PMed by me as to their status. They then have two weeks from that tenth round to declare their status in the game as either returning or withdrawing. If returning, they have until the end of the 12 week to participate in the current round for that week. If withdrawing, they will release all their characters. If neither status has been declared by the end of the 12th week, that player will be considered to have withdrawn.
7.) Your characters are yours to do with (almost) whatever you want. If you want to give a character of yours to someone else and take a replacement claim or trade a character of yours for a character someone else has, that is OK. You may only do one of the two options and may do only one gift/trade per player per round. Any character to be traded or gifted must have been in the giver’s possession for at least one round (I.E, a round 142 pick cannot be traded until round 143.) However, you cannot give an unclaimed character to another or release a character unless it is part of a special round and it is in the rules for that round. If you release a claim, then you must wait one week before you can reclaim them.
8.) To be able to effectively communicate with players when needed, all players are required to become friends with Newshawk.
9.) All rules are subject to modification or suspension from time to time.
10.) For any dispute, the decision of the judge is final. By the way, I AM the judge!
The following are the lists for all picks by series and by player:
If you want to review the old Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen!-the Reboot thread, go The Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen! - The Reboot
If you want to revisit the original Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen! game started by Mystic, go Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen!