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 Post subject: Round Robin: What is it?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:55 am 
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Someone asked this over in the little chat box on the on the story board and I thought I would elaborate on what a Round Robin is for those that have never heard of it.

When you are adding a new story, one of your options is:

Round robin: _ yes

If you check the yes box, here is what happens:

Round robins are fics where one author writes the first chapter and then leaves it open for another author to add additional chapters. So let's do a scenario:
Author A:

Chapter 1

blah blah blah....

When suddenly Gibbs' phone rang through the silence of his basement. He glared at it for a moment before picking it up and barking, "Yeah. Gibbs."

Author B

Chapter 2

"Hey Boss," Tony said in a ragged breath. "I've got a prob-" and the line went dead.

Gibbs blah blah blah

And so an and so on... Authors can add as many chapters as they want to it, including the author that started the fic.

I don't know if that helped or confused, so ask questions if you have them.

Also, below I'm linking to several different types of Round Robins (some of which I've participated in) that are archived at TTH.

In Debt Up to Our Crossbows
A Fanart/Fanfic Round Robin.

Agents of the C.O.A.
A Crack!Fic Round Robin that was mainly created from the mad minds of the TTH mods.

Tales from the Barman...
A mammoth Round Robin with 121 participants and 271 chapters before the site coder called it quits cause it was eating up memory when people viewed the whole story. It centers around the Buffy character Xander opening/owning a bar and each chapter has different crossovers as other characters from other shows appear in the bar.

All Shall Love Me and Despair
A general round robin example.

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