How To

Rules of Play

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    Play anytime anywhere on PC or smart phone, on most any web browser, day or night. Players must log in as court members with valid emails.

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    The play is for two to nine players to dissect anything in the media as a truth or a lie.

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    A Trial is run immediately or on schedule for settlement. It is recommended that Trials involve a settlement meeting among the trial players. A trial meeting can optionally use any meeting software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Meta’s Messenger App, FreeConferenceCall, etc. The trial settlement meeting date and time is the time scheduled by the Plaintiff for final trial settlement. The plaintiff is responsible for inviting all the Jurors in this version of the court.

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    A Public trial can be run with additional people watching the meeting using the selected meeting software or present in the meeting audience. The audience is not required to log into the court. If meeting software is employed to invite jurors, only the first eight jurors to accept the trial will be invited as jurors and all others can choose to be in the audience by just attending the online meeting or being present.

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    In each Trial, the first player is the plaintiff who creates a trial case by identifying something in the media to propose as a truth or lie. Hint: Plaintiff should not try to find a truth or lie on a designated subject. There is a much much easier way to play. Just find a case that bothers you. Cases are easily found in all media sources. Just pick something you consider a truth or a lie. The game is about the plaintiff seeing what other people, even people they know, think specifically about his opinion.

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    The plaintiff provides a short written accusation, marks the specific text he wants to try as the proposed truth or lie, and fills out a proposed verdict by answering the eight standard verdict questions.

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    The plaintiff then sets time and date for the trial settlement session. On submitting his case, the plaintiff gets a trial ticket to that session to copy and distribute to other players.

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    Invited players click on the ticket and agree to be one of eight jurors.

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    The first player to agree becomes the lead juror. Only the lead juror can see the verdicts of other jurors before filling his verdict out. The Lead juror fills out verdict and settles the case with approval by the plaintiff. If the lead juror does not settle case within two hours after the trial date and time, the trial is automatically settled with whatever verdicts have been submitted by the jurors.

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    After trial settles any player can distribute the trial log on social media. This is the win for the plaintiff, jurors and the people on social media.

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    Trials are vastly more enjoyable with sprightly questions and conversation about the verdicts among all the players. During the settlement session, the plaintiff can defend his verdict while jurors question and discuss his verdict while filling out theirs. The lead juror then reviews all the juror verdicts as he provides his settlement verdict. If jurors are not present either online or in person during the settlement session, the lead juror can still use the settlement session time to review all the verdicts and provide his settlement verdict. If the plaintiff decides he does not want a settlement meeting among the jurors, he should indicate when he distributes the tickets that there is no settlement meeting and that regular jurors should have their verdicts completed by the time of the settlement session and the lead juror can settle the case with his verdict at that time.

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    Trials are private except to trial players or sponsors. Trials by other people cannot be found by searching on the court web site. Also note the court keeps track of members who behave responsibly by accepting invited court roles including both plaintiff and juror roles, being on time for the settlement sessions, and completing and submitting their verdicts. The court does not publish trial results. Publishing trials is the sole responsibility of the specific trial players and sponsors. The court may pay players known to be responsible to participate in sponsored trials as personal gigs.