A quick question, /a/.
If someone were running a panel at an anime con, say Fanime, where you'd play Restricted Rock Paper Scissors with actual prizes and punishment, would you go?
It's a fucking con, no.
Can we rip off our ears and tear out our eyeballs?
depends on what kinda punishment we're talking here
This is, of course, entirely hypothetical. And has nothing to do with the fact that some people I know and I are actually working on this this very second.
Yeah, because Kaiji and Akagi has sharpened my analytical skills. I'd bust a Funai and take all the winnings.
You can't mutilate people at a con, sadly.
But you can be forcibly humiliated.
If you clean it up.
Wouldn't be very interesting.
Too many Andous not enough Kaijis
I wouldn't go to a con in the first place.
And are trying to figure out what number to set the "first come, first serve" cutoff at.
As long as there wasn't some fat yaoifag running the thing, I might consider it.
Contests are contests.
Not that I'd care about the actual con.
will there be penises?
If we told you precisely what the punishment was, it would defeat the entire purpose.
God, that would be awesome.
Out of curiosity, how do you plan on making sure people just don't dump their cards?
In that case it would be like a punishment game in Higurashi.
So instead, you should play old maid.
We're still trying to figure that one out, actually. We will be counting the cards and monitoring the proceedings very closely if Fanime grants us our panel.
There's several of us who are running this. At least two of us will be patrolling the room to make sure people don't dump the cards, and someone else will be doing counts of the used cards and updating the tally every two to five minutes.
O hay, fellow panelist-san.
We're also trying to figure out precisely how to keep the losers segregated. I was considering maybe having a roped off area where you can't leave and getting some awful fangirl to talk at you until it's time for punishment. (Yes, further punishment.)
Leaking one of the possible prizes: We've found a girl who is pretty much a real life /a/non-tan who is willing to bake us cookies for prizes. ZAWA ZAWA cookies.
Panelist-san, you're a retard.
Moving on, yeah. We're not exactly sure how to guarantee that everyone who comes in the panel stays in the room until the losers have been punished, short of locking you all in. I doubt they'd allow us to do that though.
Just make the punishment something really quick and simple but not too awful, and make fun of anyone who refuses. Like "bawwww, sore loser, yeah, get outta here sore loser!" Then people will be too ashamed to refuse the punishment.
Yeah, I doubt they'd do that either. Hmm. this is a predicament after all...
Oh, trust me. The punishment will be quick, and effectively humiliating. We have it all planned out, including various levels of punishment depending on quite how badly you fail.
Maybe have some sort of system where the card is punched or stamped after a round and then require them to have all of their cards stamped or punched when they go to claim the prize.
However, this system breaks down unless you have some way to monitor the buying and selling of cards. If you had a "black suit" present at each deal, then I guess you could keep track of each player's card count and adjust the required number of stamped cards accordingly, but I don't know if that's feasible given the amount of manpower you have. Also, it would draw attention to the buying/selling, which could also be bad.
What we have in mind so far is very quick and simple.
It's also quite grating and embarrassing to everyone in the room, yet should be enjoyable for the sadists running the thing that have become accustomed to it. We're also thinking of different levels of punishment according to how many stars you lose, though that may be too complex when panel time comes.
can someone help with this?
One of us has pretty amazing connections in the local anime convention scene, and could easily get us as much manpower as we need for an hour or two. But your idea is really good. Thank you a lot!
No naked room?
Anyway, this sounds fun. Too bad I live on the wrong side of the world, no weeaboo cons for me.
Would you WANT to see any other anons naked?
And weeaboo cons are, as weeaboo as they sound, amazingly fun if you're going with the right sort of people.
You need some sadistic bastard in a fine suit as your Tonegawa to tell the rules at the beginning. A pimply nerd in a t-shirt just won't do.
We may be able to get a hold of that.
At the very least...well, it should be pretty easy to tell who's panel staff and who isn't, let's just say that.
Everyone running the panel is cosplaying from Kaiji. We've got Kazuya and Ichijou, is that good enough?
We can probably rope someone into being Tonegawa though.
Naked room wih NAKED MAN-BRAWL. CAPTURED WITH CAMERAS AND SHOWN LIVE ON A BIG SCREEN IN THE MAIN HALLWAY.
I think we have even worse than that.
I wish I didn't live here in the middle of nowhere. This sounds pretty awesome.
oh god yes
Somebody bring this to Anime North.
We're trying to figure out exactly how many people we can let do this, because there is a limit (mainly related to we need to get fake money, make cards, figure out prizes and stars, etc.) How many people does /a/ think we should allow in? We're willing to do up to 100 but that seems insanely optimistic.
There's also the issue of if Fanime has a room to hold us all.
If you start out with a modest number, like 20, then there's a chance they'll let you do it the next year, with a larger number of people.