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Old 02-02-2017, 12:45 AM
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February Post of the Month Nomination Thread

This is it, the place to post your nominations for the best post on RPG Crossing for February 2017.

Please review the rules for the competition and post your nominations accordingly.

Ineligible MembersThe following members are ineligible for this month's competition:

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Now, show us who did the best work in February!

This thread will be closed on or about March 1.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:45 PM
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Player: Katon
Character: Ruven the Half-Orc Bard
Game: Lost Mine of Phandelver
GM: Me

Reason for nomination:

At this point in the story the adventurers have just been through an exhausting and difficult trial in the goblin cave. They're almost beaten and moral is low, but Katon attempts to lifts their spirits in this post and makes the point that they should stick together. They come to realise that they now belong to something greater than themselves, the party.

The post and this moment in the story paired up perfectly, it was a great example of responding to past events and driving the story forward with clever narrative.

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Old 02-22-2017, 08:40 PM
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Player: Huhart
Game: Tyranny of Dragons
DM: Sassafrass
Reason for Nomination: Near the end of the first chapter of the Tyranny of Dragons storyline, my character, Evendur, was killed in single combat by one of the leaders of the forces invading and pillaging a town. Although Evendur and Huhart's character, Viservax, had a bit of an antagonistic relationship, it was a friendly rivalry. Huhart's post not only shows the bond that the two characters had forged over the course of the ten months the game has been running, but also showed a great deal of character growth on the part of Viservax while still keeping hints of the snide personality that all of the players have come to know and love. Additionally, Huhart's post serves as a great recap of the big moments in during the chapter and allows for an excellent OOC recollection of the game up to this point.

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Old 02-22-2017, 09:27 PM
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Player: Huhart
Game: Tyranny of Dragons
DM: Sassafrass
Reason for Nomination: Concur with everything Gin said. Additionally:

- Canonically Sound: Huhart integrated previously established background narrative for each character, meaning he actually he read (and, to write this post, likely re-read a few times) our original applications, even filling in some gaps when appropriate. That's commendable level of detail and effort not found in most posts.

- Stylistically Impressive: Simply look at the thing. Read the thing. Great spacing, great pacing, great use of pictures. The post is a joy to read.

- Gave Me (Good) Shivers: The part wherein the owl emerged from the fire as Vis' familiar gave me shivers. It was that good.

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Old 02-23-2017, 12:09 PM
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Not to often to you submit a character application for post of the month nomination. But this one was too good to pass up.

Dressed had submitted an application which the DM really liked - but didn't fit within the adventure. Rather than become discouraged and give up, DressedToJazz outdid himself with another stellar submission!

Player: DressedToJazz
Game: The Korvosa Chronicles
DM: Thorsten
Reason for Nomination: This is one of the most complete, well written character applications I have come across in my 10+ years on this site.
I'm excited to have been chosen to play in this game and look forward to awesome writing from DressedToJazz!

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Old 02-25-2017, 11:44 PM
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Player: Casino Jack
Game: Way of the Wicked - The Nessian Knot
GM: Quarterpound

Reason: Holey moley, I mean, really? It can't just speak for itself? Just kidding, I'll speak for it anyway.
CJ's character is unnerving. He is creepy, but subtle. There is something wrong with him, and not just that "wife" of his. But there is an artistry to the character that is never heavy handed and a hint of humor in everything that makes him a joy to read about.
CJ shows his skill and the greatness of his character in this post.
While attempting to escape prison, Martin finds himself, along with the other escapees, finally outside again. Not free, but with fresh air on his face. Still, the moment is ruined by a sense of unease, a sense of it all being too easy.
Casino Jack does an amazing job and this was an easy nomination for me.

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Player: Dirkoth
Game: Wrath of the Righteous
GM: HenryLockwood

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It's not very often that something in gaming makes you take a step back and examine life. This post did. My own character had made an off-hand remark about not wanting his corpse to be left as refuse. Dirkoth's Esprix then came back with this brilliant and thought-provoking piece that examines life and death, about what the dead can give to the world.

And for that alone, even before considering it is also a well-written piece and entertaining and brilliantly in character, this is one of the top posts I've read in a long time.

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Nominee: Sassafrass
DM: the same.
Game: Carrion Crown

Reasons:There is much to like in this post: the wrapping up of many threads of PC goings on to end the chapter, the horror-themed outro at the end. But the reason I chose to nominate this for POTM is because of the understated musings of the Halfling NPC in the first three paragraphs of the second half of the post. We write about fantastical races all the time, but we rarely acknowledge the social implications of that reality unless it is in the typical hackneyed tropes of racial hatred. This post offers a very subtle glimpse into the diversity of the worlds we play in. I wish we did this kind of stuff more often in our games. And I want to recognize Sass for doing it very well here.

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