Sharkerbob's Character Creation Battle Tournament!

11 months ago | Sharkerbob (Member)

Not so long ago, on another forum just around the corner, I used to make Character Creation Tournaments. The hay day for such things is long past over in those parts, but I recently felt the urge to try it again. Over on the WFG Discord, we’ve joked about a Web Serial Fighting Game before, and I figured, why not give the CCT’s a go over here?

So, welcome, one and all! You have been cordially invited to take your Original Characters and chuck them together in the ring so they can beat the unholy hell out of each other!

I’ve run a variety of styles, but my preferred is a Mix-n-Match, in which teams are formed randomly from people’s submitted characters. This is to keep things a bit unexpected, to give all players a greater chance that at least one of their characters can make it to the finish, and to try and discourage attempts to power game the system via “team omnipotence” tactics.

Likewise, I’ve run tournaments with different win conditions, but for a starters, we’ve decided to go with a straight up three-v-three beat ‘em up.

I have set up a site dedicated to hosting this tourney, and if the first is successful, we might do more in the future. If you are interested, follow this link to familiarize yourselves with the Rules and the format:

If you are not already part of the Discord server, you can join (invite link: to discuss and ask questions in the Creative Shenanigans channel, or you can just post here in this thread. In order to participate, I will need to invite you on as an Author to the website (so you will need a Wordpress account if you don’t have one).

For now, please only join if you are sure you want to and can participate. Posts made to the site should only be Tournament relevant, which basically just means your Character Profiles. Once teams are assembled, I will post the Match-ups. Discussion, debate, and votes on who would win should be done in the comment sections of the matches. Post-Tournament, we might also include some flash fics from our characters perspectives on the fights, but we’ll see how the Tournament goes first. You can still discuss and vote even if you don’t have any characters submitted.

Players who sign up will have links to their serials or other websites posted in the links page. I’m not sure how much actual promotion this site will do, since this is just a for-fun side project, but you never know.

I will keep sign-ups open to join this first tournament and submit characters through Oct 27th. After that, I will scramble up the teams, and start posting matches.

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  1. nippoten (Member)

    Posted 11 months ago

    And piggybacking off the post, I'd definitely encourage you all to check out the Web Fiction Discord. We recently just did a minor overhaul of the server with new emotes, so that's fun! We're a small but decently active group, and with Sharker and I both being mods, it's bound to be... something. :P

    I'd love for it to be a place where authors and readers can come chill and talk about anything, be it writing or whatever. It's been cool for a minute now, but with some new peeps, it can be even cooler!

  2. Mary (Member)

    Posted 11 months ago

    Can confirm that they're all very cool people to talk with! I'm normally a bit reserved, but I'm glad I made the jump to join the Discord weeks back.

  3. Shaeor (Member)

    Posted 11 months ago

    The discord is great, especially with a boost in activity now. I actually haven't read the above post yet, but I can already say I'm excited to participate. Just thought I'd jump in to back the above two comments.

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  4. Megajoule (Member)

    Posted 11 months ago

    Count me in! / a clone of the greatest superhero in the world, with only a fraction of the power
  5. Loud Thomas (Member)

    Posted 11 months ago

    I would like to join in this little event, it sounds like its ripe for some fun creations and stories.

  6. Mariner (Member)

    Posted 11 months ago

    Very neat! One of my first writing experiences was a big multiversal-murderfest adventure between an assortment of mine and my friends writing/tabletop characters, so these definitely hold a special place in my heart. Sounds like great fun, particularly with all these authors involved. I'd love to join in.

  7. nippoten (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Bumping to remind people about the tourney and also to join our kick-ass discord!

  8. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Sign-ups are now closed, and Round One has begun!

  9. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 8 months ago

    Season Two is now in effect! Same website, same Discord chat! Rules have been slightly updated: the power limit is lowered and the tourney is now Capture the Flag scenario instead of a straight up fight.

  10. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 8 months ago

    how long do i have to enter?

  11. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 8 months ago

    also, the discord invite link has expired!

  12. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 8 months ago

    Sorry, it's not supposed to have expired... here's another one:

    Well, no one else has submitted anything yet. I figure we'll give it a couple weeks, at least.

  13. AdamBolander (Member)

    Posted 8 months ago

    I'm interested, but I'm confused. Apart from us entering our characters, I don't understand how these play out. Is there a place on your website where I can read the previous fights? All I can see is the page called "Rounds" that says who fought who and which teams won.

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  14. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 8 months ago

    I initially intended discussion on the fights to happen in the comment section of each Round posted. Click on each Round to see the set up of the fights. We actually ended up doing the majority of the discussion in the Discord, but we gave our thoughts on the winners in the comment section.

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