Just in time for April Fools' Day and just before the main carnival's deadline is the sideshow to the Carnival of Death, the Carnival of Derp. The rules are simple. Play T.A. Death on any engine that supports it, using any ruleset except for original TAP (which goes on the main Death thread). As per last year, we have three tolls: the Derp Toll (sum of the highest scores of all combinations of player and ruleset) the Herp Toll (sum of all players' highest scores) the Secret Derp Toll. As with last year, a secret 9 grade scores 50 points, and each grade above that scores another 50 until S9 which scores 900, and secret GM scores 999. The specifications on what "any ruleset" means have been tightened up a bit (some of the overly cheesy rulesets are getting a bit stale). The following are the rules for this year's Derp: Use a playing field 10 wide and no more than 20 tall. Specifically, the ruleset must be such that no piece can be placed with its entirety above row 20 without a game over. (This is, of course, impossible with standard ARS.) Have a reasonable randomiser. Each tetromino should appear roughly the same number of times over the medium term (~700 pieces). There is some leeway allowed here. The probability that the next piece is a rectangle given that the last two pieces were rectangles should be no greater than 2/7. Respect all the delays and levelling rules in the Death game mode (in particular, no ARE-cancelling). The area of blocks on the field (including the vanish zone) must not change while a piece is active. This is intended to replace the previous rule of "Keep the tetromino a tetromino (4 blocks joined by edges) when rotated." Shenanigans are still encouraged, of course; conversely, it's now easier than ever to just use different standard rules instead. The Carnival of Derp will run for 336 hours from this post, because I don't expect people to be as prepared this year. That's April 14th in UTC by the way. Code: Derp Toll: 999 Herp Toll: 12501 Rank | Player | Game/Engine and Ruleset | Level | Time ================================================================================== 1 | Arcorann | Cambridge/Stripey Cheese v1 | 999 | 1:36.86 2 | Arcorann | Cambridge/Autopilot-I | 999 | 2:20.26 3 | Arcorann | Cambridge/Spacefiller | 999 | 5:37.96 4 | Arcorann | Blockdrop/The Almost Death | 999 | 6:02.98 5 | Arcorann | Cambridge/O-Spacefiller | 999 | 6:37.50 6 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Ti-World | 999 | 6:38.80 7 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/E.A.R.S. | 677 | 4:37.53 8 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/MoB-Deluxe | 500 | 3:27.71 9 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Ascension | 500 | 3:30.16 10 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Mizu Rotation | 500 | 3:31.25 11 | Arcorann | Cambridge/Ace-SRS | 500 | 3:33.96 12 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/B.O.N.K.E.R.S. | 500 | 3:41.78 13 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Ti-ARS | 497 | 3:28.85 14 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Cambridge | 483 | 3:13.71 15 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/K.R.S. | 412 | 2:57.50 16 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Cultris II | 353 | 2:32.55 17 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/The Newtris | 255 | 2:54.40 18 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Minote | 230 | 1:42.25 19 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Nintendo-R | 162 | 1:17.18 20 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Shirase R.S. | 148 | 1:27.45 21 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Extended Sega | 143 | 1:12.76 22 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/C.R.A.P. | 137 | 1:27.61 23 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Sega Rotation | 130 | 1:05.98 24 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Tengen | 117 | 0:57.00 25 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/TransRS | 95 | 1:12.66 26 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/PPTPRS | 74 | 1:20.88 27 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/PAIRS | 52 | 0:49.25 28 | Arcorann | Cambridge/Random Pieces | 42 | 0:56.56 Secret Grade Leaderboard: Code: Secret Derp Toll: 999 Rank | Player | Game/Engine and Ruleset | Grade | Points | Time =========================================================================================== 1 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Spacefiller-SG | GM | 999 | 0:56.45 2 | Arcorann | Cambridge(N)/Ti-World | 2 | 400 | 3:30.65

Already in week two. I hope I'm not the only person planning to enter. Also, this is my first 999 in a non-cheese rule. Blockdrop - The Almost Death - 999 - 6:02.98 Cambridge - Random Pieces - 42 - 0:56.56

Time to throw up some more runs. Current goal is to beat last year's Derp Toll by myself (still about 2500 or so levels away). Cambridge - Ace-SRS - 500 - 3:33.96 Cambridge(N) - B.O.N.K.E.R.S. - 500 - 3:41.78 Cambridge(N) - Ti-ARS - 497 - 3:28.85 Cambridge(N) - Tengen - 117 - 0:57.00 Cambridge(N) - C.R.A.P. - 137 - 1:27.61 Cambridge(N) - Shirase R.S. - 148 - 1:27.45

Another run dump. I'll also update the leaderboard. Cambridge(N) - E.A.R.S. - 677 - 4:37.53 Cambridge(N) - Mizu Rotation - 500 - 3:31.25 Cambridge(N) - Nintendo-R - 162 - 1:17.18 Cambridge(N) - MoB-Deluxe - 500 - 3:27.71 Cambridge(N) - K.R.S. - 412 - 2:57.50 Cambridge(N) - The Newtris - 255 - 2:54.40 Cambridge(N) - PAIRS - 52 - 0:49.25 Cambridge(N) - PPTPRS - 74 - 1:20.88 Cambridge(N) - Cambridge - 389 - 2:40.45 Cambridge(N) - Ascension - 500 - 3:30.16 Cambridge(N) - TransRS - 95 - 1:12.66 Secret Derp: Cambridge(N) - Ti-World - 2 - 500 - 4:03.05

Almost final update. Non-cheese rules: Cambridge(N) - Ti-World - 540 - 3:37.41 Cambridge(N) - Cultris II - 353 - 2:32.55 Cambridge(N) - Minote - 230 - 1:42.25 Cambridge(N) - Extended Sega - 143 - 1:12.76 Cambridge(N) - Sega Rotation - 130 - 1:05.98 Cheese rules: Cambridge - Autopilot-I - 999 - 2:20.26 I reimplemented this myself. It's not as buggy as the NullpoMino version. Cambridge - Spacefiller - 999 - 5:37.96 Similar to Super302, but only fills 4 squares at a time in order to comply with the current rules. Activates when any wallkick is attempted. Cambridge - O-Spacefiller - 999 - 6:37.50 Similar to Spacefiller, but instead activates when O is rotated. This takes a bit more skill to reach torikan. Cambridge - Stripey Cheese - 999 - 1:36.86 Basically I replaced the piece set with the following seven pieces, which lets me spam hard drop as long as the piece counts don't deviate too much. Code: xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx x x x x x x x x x x

Final update. Cambridge(N) - Ti-World - 999 - 6:38.80 Cambridge(N) - Cambridge - 483 - 3:13.71 Secret Derp: Cambridge - Spacefiller-SG - GM - 0:56.45 Similar to Spacefiller, but excludes the squares required for a secret grade.