Next scheduled gatherings: February 27th at 6 PM GMT (1 PM EST) and 6 PM EST (5 PM Central/3 PM PST). Planned Activities: Nothing specific. Do whatever you want! =) IRC Channel: #PokecharmsWFC, server irc.systemnet.info (SystemNET). You'll need have mIRC/Chatzilla/etc. downloaded to connect to the channel. If you're downloading/setting up one of those programs specifically to join these group meetings but aren't fully sure how, feel free to ask within this topic. -------------Upcoming Mini-Tournaments Mini-Tourney No. 2 Date: To be announced 2010 Time: Our usual times Type of competition: 4 vs 4 double battles, same-type teams Rules: Be a double-battling Gym Leader! Pick from any type of Pokemon you'd like and raise 'em up for this Gym Leader-styled brawl (round-robin battling format). Dual-type Pokemon are allowed so long as the team as a whole share a single type. All standard battling rules apply but with one exception - since this is a Gym Leader-style tourney, no legendaries of any sort may be used (just wouldn't be proper XD). -------------Latest Updates and General News Added January 30th - Due to a great turnout today, we decided to hold the first mini-tournament. 8 challengers, bracket-style, 3 on 3, standard rules. Congrats to Magpie, our victor, LoN (2nd), and Bal (3rd), and a big thank you to everyone else who participated. It was definitely fun ^^ For further information on the latest updates/news bits, check out my various posts within this thread. ------------- Without further ado... 'Charms Organized Play: Overview What is it? Charms Organized Play (Charms OP for short) is a set of regularly scheduled meetings over the internet for the Pokecharms community via mIRC and the #PokecharmsWFC chat. During each session participants are free to discuss general wireless play of the Pokémon video game series, take part in WFC-related activities (such as voice chatting, battling, trading, Pokémon Platinum mini-games, poffin mixing, video exchanges, and Battle Frontier doubles) and compete in mini-tournaments. Generally how would each session be run? Each Saturday at 6 PM GMT and 6 PM EST members meet up in the #PokecharmsWFC channel to discuss and play Pokemon. Members are free to do whatever they want during each session (i.e. set-up battles, voice chat with a friend, plan trades, and so forth), and sometimes more structured mini-tournaments may be done as well. How long each session runs for depends on interest and activity levels. What do you mean by "mini-tournaments"? The mini-tournaments are basically more heavily directed group activities. Examples of such could be smaller battling competitions and Platinum mini-game tourneys. Members are free to suggest new mini-tourneys to be held so long as they can be easily organized and run in a timely manner during scheduled meeting times. How can I join in? If you own any of the 4th generation Pokémon RPGs, have some spare time, access to the Wi-Fi Connection, and can join the #PokecharmsWFC chat — you're good to go. Just drop by during one of the scheduled meets for some random fun, or fill out the quick "form" below to become a permanent member. All of the standard Pokecharms rules apply while you're in the chat and moderators will be present, so play nicely. Beyond that, don't be a stranger! All interested members are welcome =) ------------------------------------------- Signing up is simple. Just copy, paste, and fill out the form below with as much information as possible in your reply to this thread. Thanks! Preferred name to be called: Your Pokémon Friend IDs with name of game(s): Do you have one or more teams raised for competitive play?: Which level(s) do you prefer to battle at?: Prefer Single-battles, Double-battles, or enjoy both?: Do you use Voice Chat over the WFC?: What are your favorite WFC-related activities?: What Timezone do you live in?: Important note: It is NOT necessary to have a competitive team trained to participate in these groups, so feel free to join in even if you don't. If you have any general questions, comments, concerns, or ideas related to Charms Organized Play, feel free to discuss them within this topic or send me a PM.