A merchant crosses your path -
"I've got nothing, I tell ya."
One Hour Battles take place sporadically. Any BotBr can enter an OHB and/or vote on the submissions. The whole process takes about 90 minutes from initial battle announcement to the public resluts unveiling.
To host an OHB, a BotBr must have participated in at least 10 OHBs of a specific type. There is also a 750 boon deposit required. If less than 3 BotBrs participate in the OHB, the deposit will not be returned.
A host must provide a bitpack for the OHB. This could be a .txt file containing rules or a theme for the ohb (eg. write a song using only the notes C, D, F, G and B), or a sample pack, which is often the case for some formats (eg. s3xmodit, remix etc).
Unlike other formats, Mario Paint OHB's usually give between 30-45 minutes of composing time (chosen at random by botb), instead of the full hour (which means they really aren't OHCs i guess then).