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Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



MOD EDIT: As Croatoan and Pretentious Food before her, Wroughtirony has escaped the feeble bonds of this world and left us without a chairman. If one of you is willing to step up and coordinate this, please PM your friendly local mod.

Without further ado, I present to you the rules for the longest running of goon cooking competitions, IRON CHEF SOMETHING AWFUL:

What is ICSA?
ICSA (Iron Chef Something Awful) is a series of online cooking contests loosely based on the Iron Chef TV series. In each contest, contestants must design and execute a menu based on whatever theme the chairman has chosen. The winner is picked in a poll that usually pops up a few days after the deadline, and REAL PRIZES usually get shipped out in a week or two. The chairman has nearly unlimited power to decide the rules of their specific event. Most entries are multi-course meals where the theme ingredient is featured in each course.

How do I enter?
Post a new thread for your entry, and link it in the chairman’s thread. A typical entry will include recipes and pictures of mise en place and major steps, but participants are encouraged to be creative in the way they present their entry as well as in their execution. A chairman may also add specific challenges or constraints in their ICSA regarding how they want you to enter.

What about NICSA?
NICSA (Newbie Iron Chef Something Awful) differs from ICSA in that it excludes ICSA winners, regulars and professional chefs from entering the final poll. (You can still enter if you work the line at Applebees.) The spirit of NICSA is to encourage as many people as possible to participate with a chance of winning, since the regular ICSA can be daunting due to the number of culinary heavy hitters who regularly enter.

Am I a regular or a newbie?
If you have to ask, you’re probably a newbie. If you're a novice cook, even if you've posted a bunch of times, go ahead and enter. Worst case scenario is you cook an awesome thing and don't get to be in the voting. PM your chairman if you are really on the fence.

So how do these prizes work?
That’s up to the chairman! Usually there’s a prize for first place, and the chairman may give prizes out to the top 3 or his or her personal favorite. Sometimes, particularly altruistic users may donate prizes to their picks as well.

How often do they happen?
It’s flexible, but generally every 4-6 weeks. We usually take the holidays (Nov-Jan) off.

How do I host an ICSA?
Shoot me a PM or post here! I will do my best to keep an updated list of who is up next. If we have to skip you for whatever reason, PM me or post when you're ready to host and I'll put you in the next slot.

How soon after the last ICSA should I post my ICSA?
You have two weeks from the end of the previous ICSA (close of voting) to post your ICSA or get in touch with me. After two weeks your slot goes to the next person and you go to the end of the line.

I am an angry chairman and I think your rules are dumb!
What rules, bro? It's your ICSA. PM me if you have questions.

POST YOUR ENTRIES ON THE WIKI!

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Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



Past N/ICSAs:

Please help me correct this list and let me know via PM which contests you have hosted. Links are appreciated but not necessary.

ICSA 001: Eggs
ICSA 002: Tomato
ICSA 003: Squash
ICSA 004: Beans
ICSA 005: Cookies
ICSA 006: Budget Battle
ICSA 007: Bacon
ICSA 008: Seafood
ICSA 009: Coconut
ICSA 010: Avocado
ICSA 011: Mushroom
ICSA 012: Melon
ICSA 013: Grilling
ICSA 014: Pumpkin
ICSA 015: Cheese
ICSA 016: Alcohol
ICSA 017: Soy
ICSA 018: Cucumber
ICSA 019: Ginger
ICSA 020: Minimalism
ICSA 021: Onion
ICSA 022: Coffee
ICSA 023: REMOVED BY ADMINS
ICSA 024: Ancient Foods
ICSA 025: Citrus
ICSA 026: Multi-Week Single Dish Battle
ICSA 027: Cumin
ICSA 028: Balsamic Battle
ICSA 029: Coriander/Cilantro
ICSA 030: Garlic
ICSA 031: Fall Fruits
ICSA 032: Offal
ICSA 033: Buttermilk
ICSA 034: Peanut Butter
ICSA 035: Soul Food
ICSA 036: pr0k: Chiles
ICSA 037: Oats
ICSA 038: Rice
ICSA 039: Potatoes
ICSA 040: Wroughtirony: Preserved food
ICSA 041: Corn
ICSA 042: Noodles
ICSA 043: Cherries
ICSA 044: Street Food
ICSA 045: Season's Feedings
[02/11] ICSA 046: Candy
[04/11] ICSA 047: Milk
[07/11] ICSA 049: Chopped!
[09/11] ICSA 049: BATTLE EFFORT
[10/11] ICSA 50: Fluffy Bunnies: Would You Like Fries With That, Sir?
[01/12] ICSA 51: Plastic Jesus: Vanilla
[05/12] ICSA 52: Casu Marzu:  Mustard
[08/12] ICSA 53: Spam
ICSA 54: Fluffy Bunnies: Lunchbox
ICSA 55: King Hotpants: ????
ICSA 56: dino.: Vegan
ICSA 57: bartolimu: Undiscovered Country
ICSA 58: Toast Cheese Redux
ICSA 59: Never happened. For whatever reason we skipped from 58 to 60.
ICSA 60: Mr Wiggles SIX INCH FISH
ICSA 61: dino. Mixed Rice (Kalantha Saadam)
ICSA 62: toplitzin
ICSA 63: The Best Thing You've Never Tasted (Hosted by Gourd of Taste)
ICSA 64: Breaking Bread (Hosted by Scientastic)
ICSA 65: Sesame (Hosted by Drink and Fight)
ICSA 66: 'Round The World (Hosted by PDP-1)
ICSA 67: Chili (Hosted by Liquid Communism)
ICSA 68: Lemon (Hosted by Liquid Communism)


NICSA 1: Comfort Food
NICSA 2: Sandwiches
NICSA 3: Breakfast
NICSA 4: Soup
[12/10] NICSA 5: Christmas Desserts
[03/11] NICSA 6 Fluffy Bunnies: Cook For Others
[07/12] NICSA 7: Ethanol
[10/11] NICSA 8:Home Groan
[01/12] NICSA 9: Overwined: Cast Iron Cookery (It doubles as a bludgeon!)
NICSA 10: Fluffy Bunnies: Color
NICSA 11: CzarChasm: ?
NICSA 12: dino.: Vegan
NICSA 13: PunkTaft: baking bad
NICSA 14: Wroughtirony Noodle
NICSA 15: Vegetable Melange
NICSA 16: PIE (Hosted by Liquid Communism)
NICSA 17: CRANBERRIES (Hosted by psychokitty)
NICSA 18: 'Round The World (Hosted by PDP-1)
NICSA 19: Picnic (Hosted by Liquid Communism)
NICSA 20 (Hosted by Liquid Communism)



Upcoming ICSA:

Looking for volunteers!


Upcoming NICSA:

NICSA 20

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Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



Reserved

Dane
Jun 18, 2003

mmm... creamy.


I posted that I'd like to host one - either NICSA or ICSA, depending on need - whenever it's suitable.

Toast
Dec 7, 2002

GoonsWithSpoons.com Generalissimo


I mentioned this to Wrought in PM's but I already did mine ICSA 58 (i believe) Cheese Redux... back in the summer. Y'all can stop "reminding" me to post an icsa. It's someone else's turn.

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!

I recall something about I was supposed to take over for azn if he/she never came back. Bit did they come back? Who makes the call?

GrAviTy84
Nov 24, 2004



Mr. Wiggles posted:

I recall something about I was supposed to take over for azn if he/she never came back. Bit did they come back? Who makes the call?

wrought is the new chairperson. she should. At this point I think whoever puts a thread up first should go next.

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!

Okay, I'll put up a thread in the very near future. Iron Chef soon to come!

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



Mr. Wiggles posted:

Okay, I'll put up a thread in the very near future. Iron Chef soon to come!

Squashy has this one put together already and is posting today, do you want the next?

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!

Yep, I'll take it.

Squashy Nipples
Aug 18, 2007



I think we may have to start recycling some ideas... I thought of several good ideas that had already been done before. Granted, I've only been around for the second half or so, so I don't remember then all.

Croatoan
Jun 24, 2005

Hold the line, I have shitposting to do.


Squashy Nipples posted:

I think we may have to start recycling some ideas... I thought of several good ideas that had already been done before. Granted, I've only been around for the second half or so, so I don't remember then all.

Battle : Breast-milk hasn't been taken yet.

AllTerrineVehicle
Jan 8, 2010

I'm great at boats!


Croatoan posted:

Battle : Breast-milk hasn't been taken yet.

ICSA 60: Placenta

Marta Velasquez
Mar 9, 2013

Good thing I was feeling suicidal this morning...


Fallen Rib

ICSA 61: hufu

It was a scam, but I wish it was real.

dino.
Mar 28, 2010


Sign me up for an ICSA. I'm going to do the thing I mentioned in chat.

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



dino. posted:

Sign me up for an ICSA. I'm going to do the thing I mentioned in chat.

Done and done.

bloody ghost titty
Oct 23, 2008

tHROW SOME D"s ON THAT BIZNATCH


We're doing the NICSAs monthly, right? So mine would be in April?

Also, is there sense in promoting this with GBS anymore now that it has turned into an abandoned ship full of cannibalistic rats floating adrift in the north sea?

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



Vegetable Melange posted:

We're doing the NICSAs monthly, right? So mine would be in April?

Also, is there sense in promoting this with GBS anymore now that it has turned into an abandoned ship full of cannibalistic rats floating adrift in the north sea?


Yes and no, unless there's a lot of disagreement re: GBS. I don't mind the idea of a GBS thread so much as I don't want to put in the effort to make one when it would probably attract more cannibalistic rats than good entries anyway. Any chairman who wants to promote their N/ICSA this way is of course still welcome to.

Squashy Nipples
Aug 18, 2007



I'm certainly not going to troll GBS for contestants, once the voting is up I was planning on posting in GBS to get some voting traffic.

Scientastic
Mar 1, 2010

TRULY scientastic.


I've been given the necessary permissions (i.e. my wife has said I can have some money to spend on prizes for people on the internet) to do an ICSA, so I'd like to run one. Preferably in March or April.

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



Looks like April if things go according to schedule.

THE MACHO MAN
Nov 15, 2007

...Carey...

draw me like one of your French Canadian girls


Has the Happy Hat NICSA thread been posted yet?

Happy Hat
Aug 11, 2008

He just wants someone to shake his corks, is that too much to ask??


-oops- next time!

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toplitzin
Jun 13, 2003


Can I sign up to chair a ICSA without having entered one before?
I've got an idea that i'd like to see some of y'all attack.

May, likely, right?

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



toplitzin posted:

Can I sign up to chair a ICSA without having entered one before?
I've got an idea that i'd like to see some of y'all attack.

May, likely, right?

You're on the list. Maybe enter one while you wait?

Squashy Nipples
Aug 18, 2007



Lessons Learned from ICSA 59:


Squashy Nipples posted:

I'm certainly not going to troll GBS for contestants, once the voting is up I was planning on posting in GBS to get some voting traffic.

Don't do this. We gained no useful traffic from my post in GBS.

Also, asking people to state how many times they had entered came off weird, and I wouldn't want it to skew people's votes, so I don't think we should do that again. My intention was to come up with some honorable mentions for newbies, but that didn't really work out well, either. We have the separate NICSA, that's plenty.

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!

Posted a new one.

dino.
Mar 28, 2010


How long does one wait after voting ends of the previous ICSA to start the next one?

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



dino. posted:

How long does one wait after voting ends of the previous ICSA to start the next one?


No more than two weeks.

bloody ghost titty
Oct 23, 2008

tHROW SOME D"s ON THAT BIZNATCH


I'll drop the NICSA before the end of the month, don't want too many people crossing wires over with Dino's jam.

Croatoan
Jun 24, 2005

Hold the line, I have shitposting to do.


Does anyone have a link to ICSA 023? Also what happened to 59?

Wroughtirony
May 14, 2007



Croatoan posted:

Does anyone have a link to ICSA 023? Also what happened to 59?

As far as I know, the idea behind 23 was an abomination, a crime against humanity so heinous that the only option was to remove all trace it ever happened so that our shame may remain unknown, unknowable.

59 was just a glitch- it never happened. For some reason we went right from 58 to 60.

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!

Wroughtirony posted:

As far as I know, the idea behind 23 was an abomination, a crime against humanity so heinous that the only option was to remove all trace it ever happened so that our shame may remain unknown, unknowable.

I think it was just earl grey. Not a big deal, really.

toplitzin
Jun 13, 2003


ICSA: 62 coming June 1st!

Gourd of Taste
Sep 11, 2006

by Ralp


ICSA 63 coming tonight or tomorrow, please hang onto yourselves, I am done waiting

Drink and Fight
Feb 2, 2003

hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot hoot hoot hoot hoothoothoothoothoothoothoot hoooohootohtothotootothtoto, hoot


Gourd of Taste posted:

ICSA 63 coming tonight or tomorrow, please hang onto yourselves, I am done waiting

Can I let go yet? I've gone numb.

Gourd of Taste
Sep 11, 2006

by Ralp


Drink and Fight posted:

Can I let go yet? I've gone numb.

No keep hanging on, when have I ever just left you with no explanation

Gourd of Taste
Sep 11, 2006

by Ralp


Okay you can let go now
http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3658040

dino.
Mar 28, 2010


I'll take the next ICSA.

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Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004

Delicious and Nutritious



Fun Shoe

I'd like to sign up to chair one as well.

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