Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Escapist Office Games are About to Begin!

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Escapist Office Games are About to Begin!

The OverdogsWith wits as sharp as a Masamune blade, hearts as bold as Arial Black, and fortune to rival even the most charmed of luckdragons, the Overdogs are born winners ready to do more of the same. And perhaps enslave the earth. When they're not having their siblings eaten by ginger bread witches, granting fairy wishes, transforming into lupine were-beasts or haggling for golden geese, these completely normal humanoid types like to kick back and inflict doom upon the Earth. DOOM!  



We play to win, you vote to decide. Is the pen truly mightier than the Nerf sword? The definitive answer, coming soon!


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Dr.Susse

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I for one welcome the Overdogs as our new lords and masters.

Any team with a Primus fan in it is bound for glory.
 

Therumancer

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I don't know, Team Won seems like an Anonymous front, we have the bronies (sorry not a fan), and a group of psycho fairy tale conquerers. I'm afraid I must throw my support in behind 6f as the least of all possible evils... I can deal with muppet rights as a platform, the rest make me nervous. :)
 

putowtin

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TEAM WON

they look like my kinda guys (and like they drank all the coffee!)
 

LavaLampBamboo

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Let me just explain who takes on Susan in a battle of anything.

Non-one. Because they will be obliterizated. It's true.

OVERDOGS RULE!
 

vxicepickxv

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LavaLampBamboo said:
Let me just explain who takes on Susan in a battle of anything.

Non-one. Because they will be obliterizated. It's true.

OVERDOGS RULE!
Originally there was going to be 5 teams, but one of the decided to talk back to Susan.

In fact, if things get bad enough, we might not finish this series of events with four teams.
 

Erana

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One one hand, Don't make me chooooose! ;-;.
On the other, I don't want Kross to thunderdome me for another weekend...

Still, I think part of these competitions should involve making Susan catch those bugs.
 

Jedamethis

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Gah! People I like on every team! Looks like I'll have to judge you on what you actually do, rather than whether I like you or not. What a shame. XD
 

Sparrow

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Daaaaamn Escapist, where you been hiding all these good looking women? Regardless, my money is on Team Won. Kross and Tito must make a brutal co-op team.
 

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I will go for team The overdogs. Go kick those other teams ass(wanted to say kick but(t)s but that would be mutiny in their own team >.< ).

ps. the pics are really funny
 

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Currently torn between 6F and the Overdogs.

Will decide at a later date.

First non-pony team to steal one of those pony hats and ritually burn it on video is guaranteed my vote though.
 

Dastardly

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Nasrin said:
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Escapist Office Games are About to Begin!
I don't know... it's a little unfair that your team only has 3 1/2 members (sorry sprout). So, with that in mind, if there is another Nerf battle amongst the events, I'll offer my services modding your blasters. They won't know what hit them (literally. Concussions can cause memory loss.)
 

Saltyk

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So, I'm wondering what the challenges will be. One should be try to score a point on Susan.
But which team to support? I'm thinking it's between 6F and The Overdogs for my affection based solely on names.

In other news, I think I need to join the Escapist Team and move to their hometown. For no reason at all.
 

GeorgW

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Wait, what is this? Meh, don't care, go The Overdogs! (There's fewer of them and my boss is there...)
 

Sizzle Montyjing

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Shit just got REAL!
:p
I shall be looking foward to this battle of epic proportions... i expect lasers, explosions and flying diamond monkeys by sundown.
 

Roxas1359

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ultimateownage said:
Oh god, Kross or ThyNameIsMud? WHO SHOULD I SUPPORT?!
One has control of the servers, the other has ban nukes. I'm torn too.
Well I'll have to go with Team Won, mainly because I fear Kross may "accidentally" make those whose didn't vote for hhim push the button again.
 

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I'm voting for The Overdogs.

We all know that underdogs only win in movies and games and books and plays and sometimes real life and...
 

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ultimateownage said:
Oh god, Kross or ThyNameIsMud? WHO SHOULD I SUPPORT?!
BLAME Kross

Support the Overdogs!

Friendship shall meet their nerf blades!
 

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Dastardly said:
Nasrin said:
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Escapist Office Games are About to Begin!
I don't know... it's a little unfair that your team only has 3 1/2 members (sorry sprout). So, with that in mind, if there is another Nerf battle amongst the events, I'll offer my services modding your blasters. They won't know what hit them (literally. Concussions can cause memory loss.)
I agree, this is very unfair to the Overdogs. What they really need is like how the movies go, where they get a retired champion who was out of the scene for good to come back for one last mighty stand. Despite his initial hesitations and cynicism to getting back in the games after what happened, he agrees and helps the team to an almighty victory that will be re-told for generations before being released as an Oscar-winning feature film.

You know who you are.
 

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Ah dammit, I don't know who to vote for! Overdogs or 6F?

Wait, I know how to solve this!

*Flips coin*

GO OVERDOGS!!
 

lacktheknack

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Team Pony H. Christ are shoe-ins for winning, because Susan Arendt is the point-giver-outer, and loves herself dem ponies.

Personally, I'm torn between Team Won and the Overdogs! Someone convince me one way or the other!
 

CounterAttack

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Zombie_Fish said:
I agree, this is very unfair to the Overdogs. What they really need is like how the movies go, where they get a retired champion who was out of the scene for good to come back for one last mighty stand. Despite his initial hesitations and cynicism to getting back in the games after what happened, he agrees and helps the team to an almighty victory that will be re-told for generations before being released as an Oscar-winning feature film.

You know who you are.
I was thinking the same thing... Where's Kane Russ when you need him?

But I really don't know who to vote for. I'm tossing up between Team Won, the Overdogs and 6F. Notable names among those teams, in my experience, would be Nasrin, ThyNameIsMud, Kross and Slycne. (Each of those has had a direct impact on my time here at the Escapist.)

Of course, our Lord Creator Archon is the Escapist's CEO, but... the pony theme puts me off voting for his team. Sorry, but I don't buy into the whole brony thing and I never will.

Maybe I'll just vote for Susan and save myself the trouble. =P
 

TimeLord

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I support team Team Pony H. Christ for completely non-pony related reasons >.>

Ok fine they sold me at ponies. Which makes them lucky because I would have gone for whatever team Kross and/or ThyNameIsMud were in!
 

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Hmm... This would be so much easier if Susan were just on one of the teams (since not only would it gain my allegiance, but would probably win before the competition even began), but I understand why things went the way they did. I think I'll be rooting for Team Won, but we'll see as the games go on.
 

Zombie_Fish

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CounterAttack said:
I was thinking the same thing... Where's Kane Russ when you need him?

But I really don't know who to vote for. I'm tossing up between Team Won, the Overdogs and 6F. Notable names among those teams, in my experience, would be Nasrin, ThyNameIsMud, Kross and Slycne. (Each of those has had a direct impact on my time here at the Escapist.)

Of course, our Lord Creator Archon is the Escapist's CEO, but... the pony theme puts me off voting for his team. Sorry, but I don't buy into the whole brony thing and I never will.

Maybe I'll just vote for Susan and save myself the trouble. =P
I propose that we go on an epic quest into the murky swamplands until we find a small cottage next to a forrest where Russ has gone to retire and hide from the rest of the world after the event. Y'know, like the movies again.

Here's some advice for who to choose:

See that thing Nasrin's holding in the Overdogs' photo that is just cut off the edge of the pic? That's her banhammer. And I don't mean that metaphorically, it is her real-life banhammer [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.309173-Moderation-FAQ?page=2#12617731].

Vote Overdogs. It's the safest option.

And I say that knowing that Kross is on a different team.
 

CounterAttack

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Zombie_Fish said:
I propose that we go on an epic quest into the murky swamplands until we find a small cottage next to a forrest where Russ has gone to retire and hide from the rest of the world after the event. Y'know, like the movies again.

Here's some advice for who to choose:

See that thing Nasrin's holding in the Overdogs' photo that is just cut off the edge of the pic? That's her banhammer. And I don't mean that metaphorically, it is her real-life banhammer [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.309173-Moderation-FAQ?page=2#12617731].

Vote Overdogs. It's the safest option.
Alright, I'm in. But I'm assuming you know where to look for him, so I'll follow you.

*pack suddenly appears on back, sword at hip and pistol in holster*

On Topic: Eep. I don't wanna be on the wrong end of that banhammer... Overdogs it is. *puts on a replica of ThyNameIsMud's hat*
 

Nasrin

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You guys can't vote for Susan, sillies. She's the judge, the overseer, the bestower of pointage.
 

rddj623

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Alas 6F allocated my allegiance with an awesomely alliterative alias.
 

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Nasrin said:
You guys can't vote for Susan, sillies. She's the judge, the overseer, the bestower of pointage.
So the safest bet ever you can not lose.

technically you can not win either but i mean with a picture like that she would get my vote :p
 

Charli

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Gotta have the Tito's back here.

Get the grizzly faces on TEAM WON, you've got this!
 

Tharwen

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Who will maintain the servers while Kross is busy? D:

You'd better have stocked up on extra hamster food to keep them going.
 

Galletea

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I'm going for team Lima/Kross...despite the lameness of the name they chose.
And only because I can't vote for Susan, since she seems to have already won, judging by that photo.
Still...Whoooooo! etc.
 

The Random One

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Susan Arendt alone is unfair. They should have found a way to split her into two teams. Team Susan and Team Arendt.
 

Zombie_Fish

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CounterAttack said:
Alright, I'm in. But I'm assuming you know where to look for him, so I'll follow you.

*pack suddenly appears on back, sword at hip and pistol in holster*

On Topic: Eep. I don't wanna be on the wrong end of that banhammer... Overdogs it is. *puts on a replica of ThyNameIsMud's hat*
Alright, let's go!

*pulls out map and starts to walk off into the distance whilst epic music plays in the background*

...

*walks back*

Wrong direction.

*walks off into the distance in the other direction, epic music still playing in the background*

Tharwen said:
Who will maintain the servers while Kross is busy? D:
Wait, does this mean that if Kross is busy and the severs aren't looked after, then if the servers crash we are able to legitimately blame Kross for something? [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g9WjcGdxuM]

 

Flamezdudes

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DAAAAAAAMN GURL THINGS JUST GOT REAL IN THE ESCAPIST PART OF THE HOOD!

I'm supporting the Overdogs! :D DOGS FOR THE OVERDOGS!
 

BehattedWanderer

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Well, this is tough. Do I back the ponies, or the team with an actual banhammer? Because in combat, I do not know which is stronger. Hmmm...
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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Nasrin said:
The Overdogs get my support due to thynameismud's sword/hat/facial expression combo. Besides, who's going to mess with the team that brought weapons. WEAPONS!
 

Phlakes

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...I just have to say, I like that streamlined logo. Maybe because I just played three straight days of Skyrim with its modern font. But still.
 

Orange Monkey

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Can that picture of Susan be made into a badge or something? It's powers of sheer joy and hilarity must be spread to the world.
 

Susan Arendt

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Orange Monkey said:
Can that picture of Susan be made into a badge or something? It's powers of sheer joy and hilarity must be spread to the world.
Possibly. We'll think about it. But what would we give it out for?
 

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Susan Arendt said:
Orange Monkey said:
Can that picture of Susan be made into a badge or something? It's powers of sheer joy and hilarity must be spread to the world.
Possibly. We'll think about it. But what would we give it out for?
Perhaps something along the lines of not getting any warnings or comment reports in the forums for a preset time, maybe six months or so? Or doing some kind of service to The Escapist community, like contributing a news post or article?
 

Susan Arendt

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Orange Monkey said:
Susan Arendt said:
Orange Monkey said:
Can that picture of Susan be made into a badge or something? It's powers of sheer joy and hilarity must be spread to the world.
Possibly. We'll think about it. But what would we give it out for?
Perhaps something along the lines of not getting any warnings or comment reports in the forums for a preset time, maybe six months or so? Or doing some kind of service to The Escapist community, like contributing a news post or article?
Well, we already have badges for those sorts of things, but we'll think about it and maybe come up with something...special. :)
 

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Susan Arendt said:
Orange Monkey said:
Susan Arendt said:
Orange Monkey said:
Can that picture of Susan be made into a badge or something? It's powers of sheer joy and hilarity must be spread to the world.
Possibly. We'll think about it. But what would we give it out for?
Perhaps something along the lines of not getting any warnings or comment reports in the forums for a preset time, maybe six months or so? Or doing some kind of service to The Escapist community, like contributing a news post or article?
Well, we already have badges for those sorts of things, but we'll think about it and maybe come up with something...special. :)
Well whatever you do with it I'm sure it will be great :)

Also: Hello! Hope you're having a good day :D
 

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Hmmm, this looks fun (as internal office games usually are), but what are they competing for, and what form will the competition take? As a random Escapian I don't feel very informed except that there is a staff competition and these are the teams. How will the community be involved?
 

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Susan Arendt said:
Well, we already have badges for those sorts of things, but we'll think about it and maybe come up with something...special. :)
The first thing that popped into my mind was something like that push the button joke here with justin bieber only with your pic as avatar
 

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Dastardly said:
Nasrin said:
I don't know... it's a little unfair that your team only has 3 1/2 members (sorry sprout). So, with that in mind, if there is another Nerf battle amongst the events, I'll offer my services modding your blasters. They won't know what hit them (literally. Concussions can cause memory loss.)
HAhahaha... funniest thing I've read today. For your information I'm not short, simply condensed, which only strengthens my powers of awesome. Ask anyone.

For the record s0osleepie [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/s0osleepie] only has an inch on me, we measured. Her team picture is just misleading. :p

picture proof:
 

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sprout said:
Dastardly said:
Nasrin said:
I don't know... it's a little unfair that your team only has 3 1/2 members (sorry sprout). So, with that in mind, if there is another Nerf battle amongst the events, I'll offer my services modding your blasters. They won't know what hit them (literally. Concussions can cause memory loss.)
HAhahaha... funniest thing I've read today. For your information I'm not short, simply condensed, which only strengthens my powers of awesome. Ask anyone.

For the record s0osleepie [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/s0osleepie] only has an inch on me, we measured. Her team picture is just misleading. :p (picture proof: http://gyazo.com/78f42fc1f565ec25a15cb5c0965a52d0.png )
Yeah, she's not short; she's just concentrated!
 

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sprout said:
Dastardly said:
I don't know... it's a little unfair that your team only has 3 1/2 members (sorry sprout)...
HAhahaha... funniest thing I've read today. For your information I'm not short, simply condensed, which only strengthens my powers of awesome. Ask anyone.

For the record s0osleepie [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/s0osleepie] only has an inch on me, we measured. Her team picture is just misleading. :p (picture proof: http://gyazo.com/78f42fc1f565ec25a15cb5c0965a52d0.png )
And a mighty inch it is!! rawr!

Steve Butts said:
Yeah, she's not short; she's just concentrated!
Awesome condenses. #fact
 

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HAhahaha... funniest thing I've read today. For your information I'm not short, simply condensed, which only strengthens my powers of awesome. Ask anyone.

For the record s0osleepie [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/s0osleepie] only has an inch on me, we measured. Her team picture is just misleading. :p (picture proof: http://gyazo.com/78f42fc1f565ec25a15cb5c0965a52d0.png )
"Wow, sarcasm! That's original!" :p

But okay, have it your way. The Overdogs have four proper members, one of whom is apparently made of super-dense dark matter or something. Just don't be shocked when your teammates use you to fuel their spaceship -- I'm not sure if that'll be the "awesome" you're looking for...

(Seriously, though, an inch? Was sleepie on stilts or something? Or are your inches just bigger in the Piedmont?)

Steve Butts said:
Yeah, she's not short; she's just concentrated!
I see... so in mid-competition, you're gonna, err... dump water on her to... unleash her True Power?

I kid, I kid. I love short people. My wife is a short people. She's okay, when she's not getting underfoot...
 

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s0osleepie said:
And a mighty inch it is!! rawr!
It is *ahem* a super-concentrated inch (while we are arbitrarily assigning inappropriate physical properties to everything).

Susan Arendt said:
Well, we already have badges for those sorts of things, but we'll think about it and maybe come up with something...special. :)
I want that picture on all of my valentines.
 

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s0osleepie said:
sprout said:
Dastardly said:
I don't know... it's a little unfair that your team only has 3 1/2 members (sorry sprout)...
HAhahaha... funniest thing I've read today. For your information I'm not short, simply condensed, which only strengthens my powers of awesome. Ask anyone.

For the record s0osleepie [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/s0osleepie] only has an inch on me, we measured. Her team picture is just misleading. :p (picture proof: http://gyazo.com/78f42fc1f565ec25a15cb5c0965a52d0.png )
And a mighty inch it is!! rawr!

Steve Butts said:
Yeah, she's not short; she's just concentrated!
Awesome condenses. #fact
Yeah well, for your information my yearly check up revealed that I grew a half inch this year! So in 2 years, you better watch out!
 

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6F is going to win... my psychic abilities say so.... and my spider senses are tingling... either that or i have indigestion again.. GO 6F!!!
 

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Sizzle Montyjing said:
Shit just got REAL!
:p
I shall be looking foward to this battle of epic proportions... i expect lasers, explosions and flying diamond monkeys by sundown.
So many helicopter explosions. Almost too many but that, my friend, is impossible.
 

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Steve Butts said:
You're all forgetting just how important an inch is from a hobbit's perspective.
Steve, you just made my day. On that note, I'd watch that short girl army... Their size makes them shifty. ;-)

GO TEAM WON!