2014 Challenge: Dokter Ekwilibreum's LADDER OF INSANITY!!!
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Dokter Ekwilibreum climbs on to a small wood crate and flourishes a walking stick as he announces:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Meatsacks and Minions! Your torment in the MAZE OF DETH!!! was a delight to me, but those times are long past. A new torture awaits you! Step right up and test your mettle On Dokter Ekwilibreum's LADDER OF INSANITY!!!"

"The rules for the ladder are simplicity itself." At this point, he pulls a parchment scroll out of his pocket and allows it to unroll several feet across the ground. Nearby gawkers can see that it is covered in exceedingly tiny print. "I'll try to sum up."

"The purpose of the LADDER OF INSANITY!!! is to challenge RPG players of all sorts to log the most plays of the most games in the year 2014. Each rung of the ladder represents an increasingly difficult challenge. The first rung is to play one game one time. Now that's not so difficult, is it?" He waits expectantly for some of the rubes in the crowd to nod.

"The second rung of the ladder is to play two RPGs two times each. It can absolutely include the game you played for the first rung. For example, if your first RPG session of the year is a game of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition), you can enter that as your play for the first rung. Later in the year, let's say you play the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) again and you also play two games of Fiasco. You can enter these plays to complete the second rung. Is everybody clear on this?" Again, he waits for a few sullen nods from the crowd before continuing.

"The third rung of the ladder is to play three RPGs three times each. The fourth rung is to play four RPGs four times each, and so forth. Though the first rungs are easy, each subsequent rung of the ladder is substantially more difficult to attain than the one preceding it."

"You enter the rung by posting a comment which includes links to your logged plays. Then use the Geek Die roller to roll 1d1000. The participant with the the highest die roll in that rung wins a share of the prize."

"Prizes will be awarded as follows:

*50% of the prize pool goes to the participant with the highest die roll in the highest rung.

*The remaining 50% of the prize pool will be divided into equal portions for all lesser rungs, and the participant who rolled highest shall win that prize! For example, let us assume our ultimate winner achieves the 6th rung (6 RPGs played 6 times each). He or she would win 50% of the prize pool. 10% of the prize pool would go to the person with the highest die roll in the 5th rung, 10% to the person with the highest roll in the 4th rung, and so forth for the lesser rungs.

*The prize pool consists of 100GG generously sponsored by MonsterMike plus all tips to this GeekList!"

Dokter Ekwilibreum takes a moment to wipe the spittle from his mouth with a violet handkerchief.

"Ahem. Your entry must consist of a single comment under each Geeklist entry with links to your logged plays. I've asked my minion, MonsterMike, who is not eligible to win a prize in this contest, to demonstrate by example with his RPG plays from 2013."

Of course, this means you will actually have to log your plays to participate.

To create a link to a logged play, use this format:

[ geekurl=/play/playnumber ] Your Comment [ /geekurl ] without the spaces.
You can find your play number by looking at your logged plays by date and hovering your mouse over the details link.

I have set up a convenient thread for your dice rolls here.
It's somewhat easier to do the dice rolls in a thread.


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