Charming is a Victorian Era Harry Potter roleplay set primarily in the village of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the non-canon village of Irvingly. Characters of all classes, both magical and muggle — and even non-human! — are welcome.

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    News
    02.05 One last puzzle before we depart!
    02.01 AC? What AC?
    01.26 Impending URL changes!
    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
     
        
     
    The Pro Quidditch Bracket
    #1
    The Pro Quidditch Bracket
    The playoffs for the Professional Quidditch Cup begin on January 1st, featuring the top 12 teams from the played season. The playoffs are done in a 'sudden death' style a la soccer/eurofootball (according to MJ I know very limited sport) and this challenge is done in a STANLEY CUP BRACKET style.

    For those of you not familiar with the concept of the bracket, basically you make predictions as to who will win each game/the overall cup. In a mostly-randomized (more on that further down) mechanism I will roll for each 'round' of the playoffs and update people. Whosoever gets everything right - or the most things right - gets first pick of prizes.

    HOW TO PLAY

    Go on over to the spreadsheet and read the instructions/template on the first page. Then, create a new page with your name and fill out your predicted winner of each game in place of the Italics. When you're done, post here and I'll like your post to approve your bracket. Your bracket can't be an exact replica of another members', so poke around to make sure your guesses are original! (There are by my math way too many possible variations so this shouldn't be hard.)

    Brackets are due by 11:59 PM EST on January 4th at which point the spreadsheet will be locked to editing.

    There is a very slight modifier based on the teams' places at the end of the season, which were:
    1. Portree
    2. Wigtown
    3. Puddlemere
    4. Banchory
    5. Chudley
    6. Montrose
    7. Caerphilly
    8. Falmouth
    9. Hogsmeade
    10. Appleby
    11. Kenmare
    12. Ballycastle

    None of the moderators are more than 1.5/-1.5 and they're scaled. FUN FACTS.

    If you make a bracket and complete 1 thread with 10+ posts related to the pro Quidditch cup, you earn a stamp:
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    For every round, I'll roll for who wins and update with players' "point standings." The five players who get the most right games will get their choice of prizes (first-come first-serve in terms of whoever 'wins!')

    THE ROUNDS

    Round 1 games are played on January 6th, with results published OOC & IC on the 6th.
    Round 2 games are played on January 14th, with results published OOC & IC on the 14th.
    Round 3's game is played on 22nd with results published OOC & IC on the 23rd.
    The QUIDDITCH CUP FINAL is played on January 30th with results published OOC SAME-DAY O MAN!! IC NEXT DAY.

    Plz love Quidditch as much as I love  Quidditch, thank you and goodnight. Contact Beanie with any questions or concerns.
    [-] The following 1 user Likes Cassius Lestrange's post:
       Ophelia Dippet
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    set by MJ!

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    #2
    Fitz and Thaniel bias me terribly.
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       Cassius Lestrange
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    set by bree
    #3
    Thom biases me so hard that I felt like I had to rush through and get my bracket finished so I could "claim" that particular combination of results.

    Because obviously everyone expects Puddlemere to win and there are only a certain number of combinations within that. ;)

    Lock/Ophelia/Ben also have opinions but their muses are not as strong on the Quidditch front apparently
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       Cassius Lestrange, Elsie Beauregard
    #4
    On the "please love Quidditch as much as I love Quidditch" front, my rationale:

    Game A: Had no opinions but Portree is higher on the list.
    Game B: PUDDLEMERE FOREVER.
    Game C: Sorry Art, Ben loves you and all, but not as much as Lynn loves an NPC team whose entire function is to cause horrific Quidditch injuries.
    Game D: I was going to pick Appleby but was worried I was biasing myself towards played teams and they can't all win.
    Game E: LockMuse.
    Game F: Ophelia wants Roberto's team to win.

    Game G: /PUDDLEMERE FOREVER
    Game H: Ophelia wants Roberto's team to win but again not as much as Lynn wants NPC Horrific Injury Team to play more matches.
    Game I: Wigtown because Cannons have an canonically poor track record with championships I'm pretty sure.

    And then PUDDLEMERE FOREVER again for Game J/finals.
    #5
    Done!
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       Cassius Lestrange
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    #6
    Not only was I horrible to basically all the played teams, but any sense of tactical rationality eventually flew out the window.

    ONCE A FALCON ALWAYS A FALCON, FALMOUTH PRIDE FOREVERRRRR.
    [-] The following 1 user Likes Elias Grimstone's post:
       Cassius Lestrange
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    #7
    ta-da!
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       Cassius Lestrange


    #8
    Done!
    [-] The following 1 user Likes Elladora Black's post:
       Cassius Lestrange
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    MJ has rocked my world once again - BEHOLD THE WONDER
    #9
    Done!

    Jacob biases me towards Puddlemere but bitter!Marcie wants to see them fail so my bracket reflects that lmao.
    [-] The following 1 user Likes Souri Avninder's post:
       Cassius Lestrange
    tag souri avninder in your replies.
    #10
    Done!
    [-] The following 1 user Likes Imogen MacFusty's post:
       Cassius Lestrange
    Scarce, but still around! <3
    Please send all alerts to @Imogen MacFusty, thank you!
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    #11
    Done~
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       Cassius Lestrange
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    #12
    Done! Ginny muse pulled hard for the canons, even though she is the sponser of the Harpies - come on Harpies get yo shit together for next year!
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    <3 Nolan sets are crack!
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    I'm Doing a Challenge! HELP
    #13
    Done!
    that shamefully ended up a mix of statistics and which name i liked better
    [-] The following 1 user Likes Demelza McGonagall's post:
       Cassius Lestrange
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    thanks mj for the awsome set!!
    classes: earth magic, divination, music, transfiguration, charms, potions, history of magic, defense against the dark arts, astronomy, herbology, etiquette
    #14
    Done! Favorism may have been involved.
    [-] The following 1 user Likes Sisse Thompsett's post:
       Cassius Lestrange
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    #15
    ROUND ONE RESULTS
    Portree vs. Montrose
    Puddlemere vs. Caerphilly
    Falmouth vs. Hogsmeade
    Wigtown vs. Appleby
    Banchory vs. Chudley
    Kenmare vs. Ballycastle

    Current player scores:
    Alex 3, Bree 3, Dante 3, Emma 4, Fallin 3, Kayte 4, Lauren 3, Lynn 5, Nichole 3, Miri 3, MJ 3, Tiff 3
    (Please check yourselves because ALL THIS MATH HURTS MY BRAIN.)
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       Aldous Crouch, Clarissa Cosgrove, Magnus Lockhart, Souri Avninder
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    #16
    Hey @Cassius Lestrange! Since I usually see pro sports match schedules written as "Visiting Team @ Home Team," I'm working under the assumption that the second team listed is the stadium where the game is played - ie. the Chudley/Banchory match would have been on the Cannons' pitch. Is that okay or am I way off base?

    Also for the sake of this thread I'm writing I'm pretending the Chudley/Banchory game was reasonably short; is that okay or do you have some sort of system that conflicts with my baseless assumptions? ;)
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       Cassius Lestrange