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Roulette Archive

An archived list of all previous roulettes can be found here.

Winner Standings
senecadawg2      10
lonestar      8
Ravenheart      7
Gorille85      6
kári         5
Scorpion      5
bl5150      5
jingle.boy      4
Nekov         4
Evermind      4
Dr. DTVT         3
ClairvoyantCat      3
Ultimetalhead      3
Elite         3
Zantera         3
wolfking      3
Sacul      3
orcus116      2
Sigz         2
Space Invader      2
Heretic         2
Dark Castle      2
Fluffy Lothario      2
TAC      2
Parama      2
Tomislav95      2

One-Time Winners: 425, adace, antigoon, ariich, Big Hath, Bolsters, contest_sanity, Cthrubuoy, H, Hefdaddy42, home KevShmev, kingshmegland, kirksnosehair, Lateralus88, Lowdz, Marvellous G, mizzl, MoraWintersoul, Nihil-Morari, obscure, skydivingninja, sneakyblueberry, theseoafs, TheVoxyn, Train of Naught, YtseBitsySpider

Championship Winners
2012: lonestar
2016: Sacul



Recently Completed Roulettes

SomeoneLikeHim
- Participants: senecadawg2, Scorpion, Evermind, Buddyhunter1, MoraWintersoul, Tom Bombadil

Dark Castle
- Participants: adace, senecadawg2, Zantera, Onno, Sacul, MoraWinterSoul, PROGdrummer, GentlemanofDread, Webraider

Tyrias
- Participants: senecadawg2, Lucien, Sacul, adace, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Tom Bombadil, lonestar

Nekov v4
- Participants: lonestar, GentelmanofDread, Scorpion, senecadawg2, Tyrias, Sacul, Dr. DTVT, adace, theseoafs, Xenon, kingshmegland, jingle.boy, Freezingpoint, Lucien, lolzeez

Tom Bombadil
- Participants: senecadawg2, Elite, jingle.boy, Tyrias, Lucien, Shadow Ninja 2.0, GentlemanofDread, Big Hath, Sacul, mikemangioy, lonestar, Adace

Laughingplace56
- Participants: lonestar, Lucien, mikemanjoy, Scorpion, Lord Cost, Sacul, Tom Bambadil, Dr. DTVT, Destiny of Chaos, senecadawg2, kingshmegland

Sacul
- Participants: Evermind, Nekov, Elite, mikemangioy, jingle.boy, Tom Bombadil, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Lucien, Scorpion, Tyrias

senecadawg2 v2
- Participants: TAC, Dr. DTVT, Elite, jingle.boy, jjrock88, kingshmegland, LieLowTheWantedMan, lonestar, Nekov, Scorpion

Scorpion v3
- Participants: senecadawg2, Elite, mikemangioy, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Sacul, Tyrias, kingshmegland

Evermind
- Participants: bl5150, Shadow Ninja 2.0, ErHaO, lonestar, Tyrias, TAC(replaced by Scorpion), mikemanjioy, senecadawg2, Parama, Sacul, Dr. DTVT, wolfking

Big Hath v2
- Participants: bl5150, Tom Bombadil, LieLowTheWantedMan, adace, Sacul, Scorpion, Elite, Bolsters, kingshmegland, senecadawg2

FlyingBIZKIT
- Participants: Parama, senecadawg2, Scorpion, Nekov, Elite, Sacul, kingshmegland, black_floyd

Elite v3
- Participants: Nihil-Morari, Evermind, Scorpion, senecadawg2, Tom Bombadil, Sacul, Big Hath, lonestar, Dr. DTVT, jingle.boy

Lolzeez v3
- Participants: Zantera, senecadawg2, LieLowTheWantedMan, Lucien, Sacul, Tyrias, Scorpion, Tom Bombadil

mikemangioy
- Participants: Sacul, Evermind, Nekov, sneakyblueberry, WebRaider, Scorpion, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Elite

425
- Participants: Scorpion, Parama, Evermind, Shadow Ninja 2.0, lonestar, TAC, kingshmegland, OpenYourEyes311, Big Hath, Sacul

Buddyhunter1 v2
- Participants: Evermind, senecadawg2, Sacul, Scorpion, mikemangioy, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Lucien, Dr. DTVT

Obfuscation v3
- Participants: Sacul, sneakyblueberry, LordCost, Scorpion, Lucien, Tyrias, Nekov, adace

Bolsters
- Participants: Evermind, Shadow Ninja 2.0, jingle.boy, Big Hath, Parama, Scorpion, Sacul, Elite

TAC
- Participants: wolfking, jingle.boy, bl5150, Kingshmegland, Big Hath, Evermind, jjrock88, senecadawg2, lonestar

Shadow Ninja 2.0 v2
- Participants: Nekov, Bolsters, Tomislav95, Sacul, Scorpion, Train of Naught, Tom Bombadil, 425, bl5150

Parama
- Participants: senecadawg2, Elite, Sacul, mikemangioy, Tomislav95, 425, FlyingBIZKIT, LordCost, Train of Naught, Shadow Ninja 2.0

jingle.boy v3
- Participants: wolfking, Bolsters, senecadawg2, bl5150, Evermind, TAC, jjrock88, Lowdz, Zook, Big Hath, "Mystery Machine", Dr. DTVT, Elite, lonestar, Nekov, Prog Snob, Sacul, Train of Naught

bl5150
- Participants: wolfking, Bolsters, Evermind, jingle.boy, TAC, Sacul, kingshmegland, splent, Big Hath, jjrock88, Lowdz, erwinrafael

Tom Bombadil v2
- Participants: senecadawg2, Parama, Sacul, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Train of Naught, Splent, Tyrias, Scorpion

Train of Naught
- Participants: 425, mikemangioy, Bolsters, Sacul, Elite, Parama, Evermind, splent, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Tyrias, LordCost, senecadawg2

FlyingBIZKIT v2
- Participants: senecadawg2, Sacul, Parama, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Tom Bombadil, Elite, Scorpion, Train of Naught, Splent, kingshmegland

Sacul v2
- Participants: Fluffy Lothario, Evermind, Shadow Ninja 2.0, sneakyblueberry, mikemangioy, FlyingBIZKIT, Tyrias, Parama, 425, Train of Naught, Bolsters, splent, Elite, home, senecadawg2

Genowyn v2
- Participants: Scorpion, Train of Naught, Parama, senecadawg2, Ultimatemetalhead, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Stadler, Sir Walrus Cauliflower, Fluffy Lothario, Sacul

Evermind v2
- Participants: TAC, bl5150, lonestar, senecadawg2, Dr. DTVT, wolfking, ErHaO, jingle.boy, Bolsters, Train of Naught, Sacul, splent, Scorpion, Tyrias, Luoto, Elite, Big Hath, Tomislav95, Parama, 425

2016 Roulette Championship
- Participants: Sacul, Evermind, jingle.boy, lonestar, Nekov, Parama, Scorpion, senecadawg2, wolfking

Bolsters v2
- Participants: bl5150, Elite, Evermind, jingle.boy, senecadawg2, Shadow Ninja 2.0, splent, Tomislav95, Train of Naught, Tyrias, Fluffy Lothario, Nekov, Parama, Scorpion, Sir Walrus Cauliflower, twosuitsluke, wolfking

jjrock88
- Participants: bl5150, jingle.boy, wolfking, lowdz, TAC, Big Hath, splent, Fluffy Lothario, Evermind

wolfking
- Participants: bl5150, jingle.boy, jjrock88, Big Hath, TAC, lowdz, Evermind, Bolsters, lonestar, Elite, Dr. DTVT, Parama, Train of Naught

mikemanjioy v2
- Participants: Evermind, Sacul, Train of Naught, splent, Elite, Tomislav95, Scorpion, Parama, twosuitsluke, stadler, Tyrias

Train of Naught v2
- Participants: Tomislav95, Parama, Bolsters, Sacul, Elite, twosuitsluke, Evermind, Scorpion, 425, splent, Shadow Ninja 2.0, home

Parama v1.5
- Participants: home, Train of Naught, splent, Sacul, Tomislav95, Scorpion, Evermind, twosuitsluke, Bolsters, LordCost, Tyrias, 425

Buddyhunter1 v3
- Participants: Parama, splent, Train of Naught, Evermind, Tomislav95, LordCost, Elite, Scorpion

home
- Participants: Tomislav95, Sacul, Train of Naught, Parama, Evermind, Elite, twosuitsluke, Luoto, Tyrias, Scorpion

twosuitsluke
- Participants: Train of Naught, Parama, Scorpion, Shadow Ninja 2.0, Sacul, splent, Scar, WebRaider, home, Tomislav95, Elite, Stadler


Lost in the ether (on hiatus or inactive)

Implode v2, Zyzzyva17, Dr. DTVT v3.5, Scar, splent, Nekov v5



Roulettes in Process

Tomislav95
- Participants: Elite, Scorpion, home, twosuitsluke, Fluffy Lothario, Luoto, Train of Naught, Parama, Evermind, Sacul, Scar, Shadow Ninja 2.0



Waiting list
On Hold
If you aren't ready to host when your turn comes up, you will be put on hold. You will have 6 months to inform me of your intention to start, otherwise you will be removed from the list.

Waiting List
It's empty! If you'd like to run a roulette now without the wait, just let me know.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2017, 08:48:16 PM by Bolsters »

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Words of wisdom from the former thread:

First, some FAQs for noobs:
What is a roulette? The concept of a 'Roulette' was introduced by Orcus here, as a way for members to share music in a fun and game-like format.

What is the format of a Roulette?  Organizers chose.  The basic premise is to pick/invite some contestants, each submits one song per round, and the songs get ranked/scored by the organizer.  Number of rounds (usually anywhere between 5 and 10), scoring scale, themes, limitations etc.. is at the organizer's discretion.

How do I sign up for one?  Just ask.  Bolsters will add you to the list.

Suggestions for Organizers:  Be considerate of your participants, and those 'Up Next'.
1)  Keep the pace moving at a reasonable pace.  1 week per round seems to be the usual expectation.  Faster if you want to; slower if/when real life gets hectic - but let your participants know if that's the case.  Don't expect your participants or those on the waiting list to be too thrilled if you're consistently running weeks or months between rounds.
2)  There's no reason a complete competition should run longer than 2 months.  If does, you're probably running too many rounds, too slow, or both.  If you can't consistently commit a couple of hours a week to listen to the songs submitted, rank/score them, and write a couple of sentences on your thoughts, you're not ready to run a roulette.
3)  Before it's your turn, try to have your participants lined up and ready to go.
4)  Make it FUN!

Suggestions for Participants:
1) Be attentive.  If you can't be at DTF to follow the competition every few days and submit songs in a timely manner, you're not ready to participate in a Roulette.  Don't take 2 weeks to think of a song to submit.  Be considerate of your organizer, fellow competitors, and those on the waiting list.
2)  If/when the real world gets in the way, and you can't/won't be at DTF to check up on the competition (example - vacations), let your organizer know, and see if you can pre-submit some songs.
3)  Have FUN!

Above all else.....

HAVE/MAKE IT FUN!!
« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 08:08:16 AM by Bolsters »

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Good one Bolsters for getting this organised.

Chad was into me for ages about doing a roulette and I never took the bait as I found it hard to imagine how I could make it work - my banned list would crash the internet for starters :biggrin:    But what the hell - put me down and I'll see if I can come up with some ideas between now and when I get my turn some time around 2020-ish .   
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Thanks Bolsters, I've stickied this and locked and un-stickied the other one.

Let me know whenever you need to move any completed ones to the Archive!

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Hey man, great job with updating the standings and with the thread overall. Thanks for doing it! Just a small correction, TAC decided he won't be able to play after the first round, so Scorpion replaced him in my roulette.

Also, my roulette will be finished later today.

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Thanks Bolsters, I've stickied this and locked and un-stickied the other one.

Let me know whenever you need to move any completed ones to the Archive!
Thanks ariich. The Recently Completed list contains everything that hasn't already been copied over to the archive - move them at your leisure.

Hey man, great job with updating the standings and with the thread overall. Thanks for doing it! Just a small correction, TAC decided he won't be able to play after the first round, so Scorpion replaced him in my roulette.
Thanks for letting me know, I haven't really been following your roulette other than to listen to some of the submissions, so I forgot all about that. :lol

Chad was into me for ages about doing a roulette and I never took the bait as I found it hard to imagine how I could make it work - my banned list would crash the internet for starters :biggrin:    But what the hell - put me down and I'll see if I can come up with some ideas between now and when I get my turn some time around 2020-ish .
I know I probably wouldn't have a roulette's worth of stuff that would appeal to you, but I don't think it would be a problem for certain other people here.

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Alright, my roulette is finished. Just in case, here's the link for the thread:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=43194.0

I guess I'll also sign up for a v2 if that's alright, the waiting list is pretty long and I guess it'll be at least a year before my turn comes. I might need more new music then.

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Half a point away from that reading as a 9. That's gonna stick with me for a while man....
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So should lonestar and I have babies or something now, is that how this works?
Dang, you're easily the coolest fogey I know of

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Half a point away from that reading as a 9. That's gonna stick with me for a while man....


 :lol

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Re: The Song Roulette Tracker Thread 3.0 - v. Betting on red just this once
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2015, 11:11:27 PM »

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Re: The Song Roulette Tracker Thread 3.0 - v. Betting on red just this once
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2015, 12:10:27 AM »
You guys are dicks  :lol
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So should lonestar and I have babies or something now, is that how this works?
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Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:

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Re: The Song Roulette Tracker Thread 3.0 - v. Betting on red just this once
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2015, 10:29:16 AM »
I need just one more participant!
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Re: The Song Roulette Tracker Thread 3.0 - v. Betting on red just this once
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2015, 09:45:10 PM »
It looks like both you and Elite got your desired number of participants...eventually. I'm thinking that after this batch we'll go back to three at a time.

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Re: The Song Roulette Tracker Thread 3.0 - v. Betting on red just this once
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2015, 12:58:45 PM »
Just to be clear, does that mean that the next new one will start up once two of the current ones are finished instead of one?

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Re: The Song Roulette Tracker Thread 3.0 - v. Betting on red just this once
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2015, 06:13:37 PM »
Just to be clear, does that mean that the next new one will start up once two of the current ones are finished instead of one?
Yeah.

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Re: The Song Roulette Tracker Thread 3.0 - v. Betting on red just this once
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2015, 05:23:04 AM »
Thanks for taking this over in my absence Bolsters.  Keep me on the list, I may (should, will?) be ready sometime in the next couple of months to do mine.

Chad was into me for ages about doing a roulette and I never took the bait as I found it hard to imagine how I could make it work - my banned list would crash the internet for starters :biggrin:    But what the hell - put me down and I'll see if I can come up with some ideas between now and when I get my turn some time around 2020-ish .



Sign me up for this one... if for nothing else other than the challenge of finding bands in my library you don't already have/know of.
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Re: The Song Roulette Tracker Thread 3.0 - v. Betting on red just this once
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2015, 09:26:53 AM »
Sign me up for this one... if for nothing else other than the challenge of finding bands in my library you don't already have/know of.

Just check out what the younger folks are submitting in the various roulettes - never heard of any of it  ;D   Don't like most of it either , so there's that   :lol

Nice to have my favourite dead despot back in town too  ;)
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if we're going by a four-roulette schedule I think 2 roulettes can start up at the moment. for what it's worth  :lol

totally not speeding up the process so my turn comes sooner

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if we're going by a four-roulette schedule I think 2 roulettes can start up at the moment. for what it's worth  :lol
We've already gone back to three because four doesn't work as well as anticipated. Two people had trouble getting enough people to participate and in some of the threads some people were confused about whether they'd sent songs or not, because they were participating in too many roulettes simultaneously - which they didn't have to be of course, but if they hadn't, Lolzeez and/or Elite would probably still be waiting for people to sign up to their roulettes to reach a bare minimum number of players. Three seems to be the sweet spot for how many of us there are who participate in them. I could have kept going with four for longer, but it seemed clear that it was not going to work all that well and I didn't see a point dragging it out longer than was necessary. I'd rather go with quality over quantity.

Anyway, now that the BIZKIT has finished up his roulette it is now 425's turn.

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oh okay that's a shame  :sadpanda:

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I'll plan to start my thread tomorrow afternoon (US eastern, so in like 12 hours).

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Can I join?
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Sure, I'd be happy to have you!

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your roulette is the first one to start after I have exited the last roulette I was in, so I'm in yours too

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I'll plan to start my thread tomorrow afternoon (US eastern, so in like 12 hours).

Great, I was waiting for this one. Count me in. :tup

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Excellent! I was a little paranoid that no one would want to join, so I'm glad that's not happening. I just started the thread here and I've listed all three of you as participants in the OP.

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Guys, just to make sure, when's my turn going to be? I'm pretty ready to go, I just need to finish my top 50.
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Guys, just to make sure, when's my turn going to be? I'm pretty ready to go, I just need to finish my top 50.

I'm going to make a wild (not really) guess and say your turn will come up after either Lolzeez or Elite finish their roulette. ;)

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There's also the possibility that 425 will finish before either of them. :lol

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There's also the possibility that 425 will finish before either of them. :lol

True dat.
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There's also the possibility that 425 will finish before either of them. :lol

True dat.

Yeah, mine has taken too long already. I know and in hindsight I shouldn't have started it, because my outside-DTF life takes up a lot of time. Penultimate round's results will be up this evening and then it's just one more round.
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:

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Guys, just to make sure, when's my turn going to be? I'm pretty ready to go, I just need to finish my top 50.
Elite has started the final round of his roulette, so expect a reminder soon about this. If the pace he's set so far is any indication you will be starting up in a little over a week.

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