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Postby Captain Nomouth » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:49 pm

My drumline tied for 1st place in a competition yesterday! Our previous score was a 72.5, but yesterday we got an 81.9. Isn't that awesome!
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Postby Rayhawk » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:02 pm

I'm not sure I understand. Can you express this in terms of BrikWars stats?
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Postby Captain Nomouth » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:14 pm

In brikwars terms, I'm in an elite squad that uses drums and other percussion instruments as our weapons. For the past two months we have been pitting our skills against those of other drumlines at weekend competitions.

Our overlords decide the victor based upon how ear-piercingly precise our beats are and the overall awesomeness of our performance. So, at our last competition, we rolled a skill roll of 72.5 on 1d100. Yesterday we rolled an 81.9 on 1d100. This roll was higher than almost everyone else's roll, thus, we were crowned the champions along with another "elite squad" who made a skill roll of 81.9.

Is that any more clear?
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Postby Tzan » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:29 pm

:)
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Postby IVhorseman » Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:44 pm

my school's drumline consistently rolls about 95.
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Postby Captain Nomouth » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:50 pm

WOW! What school do you go to? wait, you probably shouldn't tell me that...

Well, 81 is pretty good seeing as this is only our second year in competition and we're in novice division.
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Postby Captain Nomouth » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:30 am

One of my drumline's members just posted this on youtube...

Master Of Puppets (AKA "My drumline show")
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Postby Almighty Benny » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:41 am

very impressive. I like how even drumline competitions can utilize the "classic" Brikwars ending.

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Postby Captain Nomouth » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:10 pm

I started out on the very far left and ended on the bass drum.
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Postby IVhorseman » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:49 pm

nice! i know that our school did bohemian rhapsody and some dream theater song, but to be fair we have a bassist and a guitarist as well during these segments (and no not me).
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Postby Captain Nomouth » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:45 am

Yeah, some lines bring in some form of guitar, but I think it's kind of like cheating. We are called "Winter Drumline", not "Winter group of kids playing drums with a couple of guitarists". The whole point is to not include anything but what you can hit with a hammer, your foot, a mallet, or a stick.
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:19 pm

i sort of agree, but as long as the ratio of drummers to other musicians exceeds 20:1 or so, then i'm fine with it.
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