Bringing back a little piece of nostalgia from my first days here at S&T, I've decided to continue the Civ 4 S&T Awards for its third annual iteration (Not counting when it was skipped in 2013). So, here it begins! This round is the special runoff phase. Voting is similar to the last round, but with several differences. There are only two races this round, each one with different properties. The Narrative and Comedy categories are both locked in, but the Elective category has 3 stories up for one slot, while the Character-Based Interactives have three stories vying for two berths. Now, you may only vote for one story in each category. At the end of the round, the two CBIs with the most votes and the highest vote-garnering Elective will move on to the final round. Spoiler 2nd Round Info : The second round consists of the elimination phase. Anyone can cast their votes; you do not need to be an author or even a S&Ter. In this round, votes will be cast per each category. This means that you may vote twice within each category. So I would vote like this: Spoiler : I cast my vote for: Narrative/AAR Story, by Author Story, by Author Character-Based Interactive Story, by Author Story, by Author etc. You do not need to vote for all four categories at once, nor are you compelled to vote for all four categories at all. If you are an author of one of the stories on the list, you are still allowed to vote, however, I strongly recommend that you not vote for any of your own stories. I will not ban it, but I will look down upon it. At the end of the round, the three stories with the most votes in each category will move on to the third and possibly final round. The Elimination round ends on 11:59 P.M. (UTC -05:00) Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, December 21, 2014 Spoiler 1st Round Info : The first step is the nomination phase. Anyone and everyone can nominate any number of stories as long as they have been updated at least once since (or has finished after) January 1st. The format should look something like this: Spoiler : I nominate: Story, by Author Story, by Author Story, by Author etc. Now, after a story has been nominated, it has to be endorsed (seconded) by at least one other person in order to make it to the next round. Feel free to second any story, no need to be picky and choosey at the moment. The format for seconding a story should look something like this: Spoiler : I second: Story, Story, Story, etc. There is no limit to the number of stories you can nominate or second, nor is there a minimum amount you have to nominate/second. You can nominate one story, you can nominate forty for all I care. Neither is there any no limit on the amount of times you can post to second or nominate a story. I will maintain a list of stories seconded (thereby, occupying a spot in the next round) and a list of stories still not endorsed. There will be four rounds in total, each one thinning the crowd even further until we have one winner in each category. For the nomination round, no need to bother about categorization, I'll sort everything out myself for the next round. The Nomination Round is over. Links to the stories that have gotten through the first round are posted in the spoiler labeled '1st Round Stats'. Links to the first two S&T Awards can be found right here.