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Post of the Month Winner Announced!
Apr 21, 2015 - 12:22 AM - by Nimlos
Post of the Month Winner Announced!

We open up a new year of the Post of the Month contest with another great field of posts - including a few from some new entrants to the contest.

Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for March 2015 is ... goatmeal!

You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate goatmeal for this exemplary work.

This post does a bit of everything, and does it all well. It develops the character, it moves the story, it provides depth to the world in the form of the tiny details that can make all the difference between a world that feels real and one that feels like a boxed set. The dialog is simple and organic, entirely believable.

The other nominations for March 2015 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.

The PotM contest for April is going on even as you read this. Be sure to nominate your favorite posts from the month of April.
Site Inaccessibility Issue Sunday April 12
Apr 12, 2015 - 11:38 PM - by Birched
Hi all,

There was a problem today with accessing the site for most users. The problem was that our security certificate expired, and thus put our modern more security conscious browsers in a panic. In the past, I have been able to get new certificates very quickly when there were issues; today, that was not the case. Unfortunately, the issuing authority had a bad day, and apparently was mistakenly rejecting certificates and at the same time not noticing that it was doing so; for this reason, it took some time to address the problem.

TL;DR The site is working now, and I've made some calendar notes that will hopefully mean that I deal with this with enough advance notice in the future that things like bad days for the issuer remain their problem, and do not become ours again.

WINNER: Easter Egg Hunt/Bunny, 2015
Apr 08, 2015 - 8:07 PM - by dirkoth
We have a winner!

We are happy to announce that Goplayer7 is this year's winner of the "Easter Bunny Hunt". Go found all twelve hidden eggs, secreted away by that wascally wabbit, and then put the clues together to figure out that this year's bunny was none other than Arucard!

Goplayer7 will earn a prestigious graphic image to commemorate his achievement as the 2015 Easter Bunny Hunt Winner, as well as a small prize hand-picked by the site staff.

For those who are curious, here are the locations of the hidden eggs. You'd best look soon, before the staff comes by to clean them up, and return the place to normal. One year, we left an egg out until September, and by that time, it smelled worse than Arucard's lunchbox.

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Easter Egg Hunt/Bunny, 2015
Apr 05, 2015 - 1:30 PM - by dirkoth
Welcome to the 2015 Easter Egg Hunt!

Sorry about the delay, apparently, eggs count as a "container of more than 2 ounces of liquid", and our Bunny was held up by the TSA at the airport. After proving his bona fides, however, the good folks at the TSA allowed him through, to spread Easter joy to all the little kiddies of RPGX!

Here's how it works: a dozen images of painted eggs (like the one in this post, which does NOT count) have been hidden throughout the forums in locations that any member can access. Participants should post their findings in secret text in the Easter Egg Hunt 2015 thread that has been created in the Announcement Discussion forum. The winner will be the person to correctly post the locations of all the hidden eggs, as well as the identity (username) of the Easter Bunny. If there are multiple people who do this, we will have the judges determine the winner. If no one can find all the eggs and/or figure out who the Easter Bunny is, the winner will be determined by egg counts and the decision will go to the judges. The deadline for entries is noon EDT (4 pm GMT) on Monday, April 6th, 2015.

There will be a Secret Special Prize offered to the winner. Disclosure has not been authorized for the moment, but rest assured… You will take... [Read More]
Post of the Month Winner Announced!
Mar 31, 2015 - 11:40 PM - by Nimlos
Post of the Month Winner Announced!

If not for the onslaught of nominations for January's contest, February's Post of the Month contest would have set a record. Fitting for the month that mark's the fourth anniversary of RPGCrossing's Post of the Month Contest.

Keep 'em coming.

Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for February 2015 is ... Teufelheunden!

You can read the winning entry here. Please congratulate Teufelheunden for this exemplary work.

Introspection can be hard to pull off in a post. Sometimes, it's hard to tell what the point of the introspection really is. Often, the post comes to an end with no resolution and the reader is left wondering what the point of the post is. In Teufelheunden's post, we see neither of those problems. The scene is vividly drawn, though with an interesting use of exaggeration reminiscent of the painting Teufelheunden chose to accompany the post. Kawajiri's problems unfold organically through the post, and the resolution comes naturally. It's a well-crafted bit of prose.

The other nominations for February 2015 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.

The PotM contest for March is going on even as you... [Read More]
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