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October Short Story Competition!
Oct 01, 2016 - 2:52 PM - by Aethera

The short story competition has been a user run competition at RPG Crossing for years, and it's time it got some official love. Please see the information below, and check out the main announcement post for the October Competition for more rules and details. Good luck!

RPGX Short Story Contest #80 - October 2016

Open to everyone.

Genre: Any Fiction
Topic: Fortune, like the moon, waxes and wanes. (Any Interpretation or Rephrasal Valid)
Challenge: Somewhere in your story include: a labyrinth, an elephant, and a piano (similar fantasy instruments also acceptable)

Suggested Word Limit: 500 - 3000 words.
Deadline for entries: November 1st, 2016

Pay no attention to the lady behind the curtain...
Post of the Month Winner Announced!
Sep 28, 2016 - 10:39 PM - by Nimlos
Post of the Month Winner Announced!

We're moving into the back half of another successful year of the Post of the Month competition.

Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for August 2016 is ... Melchior!

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

Competition was tight this month, despite the relatively low number of entries. Still, Melchior's post stood above the others for the depth of emotion and character development within it, an exceptional look at a man who would really rather not do the right thing, but despite his best efforts finds himself at the mercy of his conscience and his understanding of right and wrong. It's a great piece of prose, worthy of a game that just got inducted into the RPG Crossing Hall of Fame.

The other nominations for August 2016 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.

The PotM contest for September 2016 is going on right now. Be sure to nominate your favorite posts from the month of September.
Hall of Fame 2016 Winners!
Sep 20, 2016 - 12:47 AM - by Nimlos
Hall of Fame 2016!

Another year has come and gone, and the Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest inductees to their new front page spot. This year, 12 eligible games were nominated for Hall of Fame 2016 status by the general membership pool. The first round of voting shrank that list to six, and after a VERY close round of voting by our Community Supporters, three games were left standing to join the hallowed ranks of the Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame is proud to welcome the 2016 Class:
Obsidian Champions - DMed by MoonZar
Giantslayers - DMed by Jarl11
Everything Falls Apart - DMed by moozuba

2015's Hall of Fame games will soon be moved into the Previous Inductees section, in order to leave space for the newcomers.

Please feel free to drop by this thread and congratulate all the winners and participants in the... [Read More]
Iron DM 2016!
Sep 07, 2016 - 3:15 AM - by hvg3akaek

Back in 2007, a man's fantasy became a reality in a form never seen before: Colatine brought to the forums of DnDOG a giant DMing arena. The motivation for spending his precious time to create the Iron DM Stadium was to encounter new original adventures and story ideas which could be called true artistic creations. To realise his dream, he called together members of the forums, and giving them an assortment of story ingredients, let them battle it out to prove just who would be the invincible author to claim the coveted title "Iron DM" with their writing skills.

Over the years, the Iron DM Stadium has been the arena where Iron DMs are forged:... [Read More]
Hall of Fame 2016 Final Round
Sep 02, 2016 - 5:13 PM - by Nimlos
Ladies and Gentlemen!
The final round of voting for the Hall of Fame 2016 has begun, with six games vying for a spot:
  • Obsidian Champions
  • City of Endless Arenas
  • Vault of the Dracolich
  • Giantslayers
  • The Becoming
  • Everything Falls Apart
The final round of voting is just beginning here in the Community Supporter section of RPG Crossing. If you'd like a hand in deciding which games will join the Hall of Fame, become a Community Supporter today!
Post of the Month Winner Announced!
Aug 31, 2016 - 11:10 PM - by Nimlos
Post of the Month Winner Announced!

We're moving into the back half of another successful year of the Post of the Month competition.

Now, with no further delay: the Post of the Month winner for July 2016 is ... goatmeal!

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

There was a lot of introspection (and an almost disturbing number of character deaths) among this month's entries. There's no death in this post, but you get the sense there may be one very soon. The entirety of the post is weighted with regret, with past mistakes whose bills are coming due. It does an excellent job of pulling us in, making us wonder and go looking for what has gone before. Making the post even more exception - in my mind - is this is a character goatmeal took over, rather than an original creation. Stepping into the shoes left empty by another gamer is always a tough job, and goatmeal has done it seamlessly.

The other nominations for July 2016 can be read here. Each is an exceptional entry and well worth the read.

The PotM contest for August 2016 is almost over. Be sure to nominate your favorite posts... [Read More]
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