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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 05:23 AM
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Round 1; Match 3: lostcheerio vs Quicksilv vs morgantha vs Insacrum (vs Auron3991)

Round 1; Match 3: lostcheerio vs Quicksilv vs morgantha vs Insacrum (vs Auron3991)

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Originally Posted by The 'Honorable' Chairman
Opposite the shadows, a pale full moon shines down on another battlefield. Here, four ferocious warriors prepare for a much more direct confrontation. Quicksilv carefully stalks around the outside, whilst lostcheerio sharpens some already-to-sharp claws. Inscarum' hind legs strain in preparation for a killing leap, but will any match the size and might of morgantha? Only one thing is certain - this fight will be bloody!

As has happened many times before, and must happen again, you will now face off against each other. Only by using the following four ingredients, and crafting an encounter with your own talents, can you hope to survive! Two of you will be fortunate enough to be eliminated, but for the others, a far more gruelling test shall be before you, for Round 2 yet awaits!

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The judges for this round are:
  • Savoylen
  • Squeak
  • Unko Talok
The ingredients for this round are:
  • a Rust-Stained Throne
  • an An absolute—and I mean absolute—diva
  • a Dwarven Ghost!
  • Things that Shouldn't Fly!

Let the Game Mastering....BEGIN!!
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  • You are to write an encounter using the four items / concepts above. All rules found here are to be followed.
  • The guidelines for the Judges' scoring can be found here. An "encounter" is specifically referencing a single battle, confrontation, or other situation for a group of PCs to come up against, and (hopefully) overcome. It should be something that can be a special, unique, focal point of a campaign.
  • The entry is to be no longer than 1,500 words, which includes *everything* you put into the post. Judges are instructed to stop reading at that time, or to deduct points if you go over. The use of a spell check and word counter is highly recommended.
  • Please make a simple post in this thread when you first read it, to let the judges know have seen it, and that you are on board. It doesn't have to be anything more than "read!", or something like that, though roleplaying it is also perfectly acceptable! Do not edit this post after making it; when it comes time to post your entry, do that in a second, separate post.
  • You have 7 days from the time this post is made to complete and submit your entry (in a new post; don't edit your first post!). It is not expected that you use all this time - the extra time has been given to ensure that, no matter what your timezone, your schedule, your sleep habits, your work or student life, or emergencies that could crop up, you should have ample time to complete your entry. Posting when you are done, and not waiting until the end, is also recommended, and rewarded.
  • You should post your entry into this thread within the generous timeframe, and ensure it is secreted (to the above judges) and spoilerbuttoned. Feel free to also PM your judges to let them know you have posted, if you wish. (DO NOT PM them your entry - just let them know your entry is submitted). If your post is not made within the 7 days, you will be automatically disqualified. If you have issues, be sure to PM Inem *before* your round is closed.
  • Once posted, do not edit your entry. The use of the "preview" function is thus also highly recommended.

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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 01:32 PM
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In the moonlit arena: a stern, pony-tailed woman in a plain grey tunic and black pants sits on a metal folding chair, knitting ferociously. When the ingredients are revealed, she puts down her needles and wool, and begins to sharpen a pencil.

"I've seen it, and I'm on board!"
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Old Oct 11th, 2021, 08:09 AM
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It is written, thus it is read.The moons peaked through the clouds at random intervals, stabbing into the night, each with their own colored hues. Threads of blue, and yellow were predominant, but one small thread of red managed to cut through, briefly shining upon a lone figure overhead. The figure was looking upon on the others also laying in wait. They were all waiting for the same thing, in a sense.

When the last figure entered his line of sight, he focused on them, yet didn't just ignore the others assembled. All were focused on the figure, as it walked up to a wall, and pasted something upon one of the walls, before moving off to a new location. Their brushing was quick, and precise. And before anyone was willing to comment to the person, they were gone to other parts unknown, presumably to paste other signs to other locations.

Insacrum cautiously lowered themselves until they could get a good read of the sign, and then quickly darted off, information in head, and ideas swarming, hoping to coalesce into a reasonable and coherent thought.
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A portly halfling stalked an imaginary line by the bulletin board; his fingernails bit to the quick with anxious nibbling. The smith’s ceaseless pacing already shining the flagstones.

He looked crestfallen but also relieved when the results were posted but after squinting and getting a little closer there was a flash of recognition and he subconsciously took another little bite from what remained of his nails. "Understood," he said nervously. As he started to retreat to his forge he half turned and asked timidly, "You know there’s no ‘u’ in my ,moniker, yes?"
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Old Oct 12th, 2021, 11:42 AM
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Old Oct 15th, 2021, 01:15 AM
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CategoryInscarumlostcheerioQiksilvmorganthaAuron3991
DM Perspective / The Technical*(15 points)11129NA12
How easy would it be to run this scenario/adventure?*(5 points)432NA4
How well is the scenario/adventure presented?*(5 points)443NA4
How well is the scenario/adventure written?*(5 points)354NA4
Player Perspective / The Story*(15 points)13118NA10
What would this scenario/adventure be like to play?*(5 points)432NA3
Is the story interesting to read?*(5 points)443NA3
How creative is the scenario/adventure?*(5 points)543NA4
Audience Perspective / The Ingredients*(20 points)151311NA12
Rust-Stained Throne334NA3
an An absolute—and I mean absolute—diva443NA2
a Dwarven Ghost422NA3
Things that Shouldn't Fly442NA4
Total Points393628NA34

 


 


 



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I'm a bit bummed that we didn't get to see an entry from you! I really enjoyed your round zero entry, even without its images. Madoka Magica was a pretty great anime. Ah, well. I hope that life is going well for you, and that maybe we'll see you next year!

 
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The 'Honorable' Chairman approaches the third corner of the arena. "Now then, time to wrap this up, the audience is ever impatient. Let us see what the judges make of your creations. But first things first...I'm afraid it looks like one of you wasn't able to deliver on time. Unfortunate news for you, fortunate news for someone else". The Chairman looks towards morgantha, who melts under the stare. Literally. Their face melts and reshapes into that of Auron3991, their creation emerging from the shadows where it had been worked on.

"Now then, let's take a look. All of you did a decent job, no one put up a really bad entry. However, the unfortunate reality for two of you is, that 'not bad' is simply not good enough." There is a thud that for some reason also sounds reminiscent of a snap, as the 'Honorable' Chairman stomps his staff on the floor of the arena. And just like that, both Qiksilv and Auron3991 melt as well, in their entirety, until they are absorbed by the floor.

"Now then...that means that the other two of you shall be stuck here a while longer. Prepare yourselves, for your next battle is about to begin..."

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First place in Match 3 goes to lostcheerio, while inscarum was not far behind, in second.
 
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