2016 Contest Discussion

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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by The Kingmaker » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:57 pm

I would say something a bit different, but we;ve had those recently with the fusion enemies and the gnome shop.
We've had heroes recently.

My vote would go to an MC, however I think a vote with submitted options is the best option.

Also with summer over and school begnning, I'd need a few weeks at least to get a level or two done. A longer time frame allowing for proof-reading, finesse and breathing room is my main suggestion to any contest (10 days to conceive, create and balance a hero? Come on!) but especially to an MC
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Ninja » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:00 pm

I think that 2 or 3 (maybe even 4) weeks would be totally reasonable for an MC contest. Remember, though, BBB did set up an MC contest relatively recently and it didn't receive much attention. So, if that is chosen for the contest, then I wouldn't expect too many entries or comments, which is often (if not always) preferable. :)
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by The Kingmaker » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:34 am

I can adapt one I've had in development hell for a while, but again it'd need time.
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Ninja » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:54 pm

The Kingmaker wrote:I can adapt one I've had in development hell for a while, but again it'd need time.


OK, then. I guess I could set it up in a day or 2 if everyone agrees to the MC idea. But, first, should this contest have a theme or not?
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by The Kingmaker » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:00 am

Whatever.

As always, some guidelines are good, but not too constrictive
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Ninja » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:49 am

The Kingmaker wrote:Whatever.

As always, some guidelines are good, but not too constrictive


OK, then. I think the people playing should decide the theme, so what do you guys suggest? :)

Of course.
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by magicmetal03 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:04 pm

Um.... Rotten Forest? In the Sky? Far East?
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by The Kingmaker » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:32 pm

I have one that would allow me to use said MC, but:
1: I want to use that MC on my own
2: It would be a bit odd as its a bit of an odd MC
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Ninja » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:11 pm

magicmetal03 wrote:Um.... Rotten Forest? In the Sky? Far East?


I don't necessarily mean biome themes, but rather like the other contests' themes. For example, the Video Game Tower Contest requires towers based off of a VG franchise. Just something general like that would be preferable, as it is much less constricting.
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by NastyBird339 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:12 pm

That would be cool seeing certain video game based towers. I'd love see something based off Warframe or something
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by RaZoR LeAf » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:44 am

Ninja wrote:
magicmetal03 wrote:Um.... Rotten Forest? In the Sky? Far East?


I don't necessarily mean biome themes, but rather like the other contests' themes. For example, the Video Game Tower Contest requires towers based off of a VG franchise. Just something general like that would be preferable, as it is much less constricting.


Why don't you have an Iron Marines themed campaign?

2-3 levels maximum
Include a level intro (General we have encountered...etc.)
Description of biome
Recurring enemies
2-4 new enemies (Name, description, attack, armour, speed, gold, spec abilities)
1 unique level feature, positive or negative (eg. Magic blossoms, spider webs, alien eggs)
1 boss (same details as enemies)
1 secondary Hero (level 10, name, description, SHORT lore (the campaign is the subject here not the hero), attack, armour, two abilities, speed)

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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Ninja » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:51 pm

RaZoR's idea is a pretty cool theme for a contest. I'd like to use it for the contest, but I'd like to know whether anyone else does. :)
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Magnus0 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:07 pm

Sure, why not. I think it's a pretty good idea.
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by The Kingmaker » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:14 pm

I second that, good idea
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Ninja » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:18 pm

OK, then! Is there anything else that should be said here?
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by The Kingmaker » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:08 pm

Well maybe a little explanation on how KR and IM are linked in this scenario, or how we should link them
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Ninja » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:57 pm

The Kingmaker wrote:Well maybe a little explanation on how KR and IM are linked in this scenario, or how we should link them


I think it would be fine for every entrant to decide that for themselves in the level introduction messages. That way, one would have more freedom in the lore area, and thus have more freedom in other areas.
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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by magicmetal03 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:03 pm

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Re: 2016 Contest Discussion

by Ruby_Hex » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:59 pm

This should be fun!
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