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Yes, it's that time. That very special time...

It's time for another contest. In fact, the Official Contest for September, sanctioned by Erik :)

It's an architecture contest, like the unofficial Limited Space contests that have been run recently. But this time, the rules are a little different. There's an element that's tricky to use in the design of a fun and puzzling room - Invisibility. It can be done of course, but it's not that easy.

Your challenge is to make and submit a fun room using the template provided, where invisibility is the central theme of the room. This doesn't mean quick use of an invisibility potion at the beginning/end - invisibility must be the main theme in some way. Submit your entries as replies to this thread, and at the end there will be a poll to rate the submitted rooms, as well as compilation into a minihold.

The Rules:

1) Do not alter anything in the room template except for floor - the walls/stairs/green door must not be altered, removed, changed or have anything added atop them. You're allowed to add your own walls/pits/tiles etc, but the walls/stairs/green door that are already there must be left there.
2) No scripting or characters of any kind. No custom images, sounds or sprites - we want to keep this simple. Just make the room - any other element from TCB is allowable except characters.
3) The room must be solvable.
4) You may alter Beethro's initial position and orientation if you wish.
5) Please don't give your holds custom titles - it makes it hard to know who submitted what. Just submit it in the default format as YOURNAME's September 07 Contest.
6) One entry per person
7) Thanks to a very interesting point raised by Briareos, this rule has been added. The release of 3.1 may happen during the contest, this can't be predicted. It will be assumed for the duration of this contest that all holds must be playable in 3.0.0. The odds are that your hold will also be playable in 3.1 but just in case it isn't, it should be playable in 3.0.0 over 3.1 if there's a dispute. It's very unlikely that holds will break, as only a few things in terms of monsters (briars, stalwarts) have been changed for 3.1 but just in case.

I believe there's a 3.1 -> 3.0.0 converter available as well, this may be handy.
Prizes are as follows:

1st Prize) 100 mod points and your pick from the Prize Pile
2nd Prize) 50 mod points
3rd Prize) 25 mod points

Best of luck everyone. The contest ends 14 days from its start - on the 6th of October, so get cracking!

I'm also aware that there's been somewhat of a glut of architecture contests recently, so after this one I certainly promise not to run any more architecture contests for a while. I can't make promises of anyone else of course :)

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09-22-2007 at 10:59 PM
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YAAC.

(+1 for the first to guess what that's supposed to mean. Yes, I don't like it if it happens at this rate and even worse when it's official at this rate)

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YEAC.

(+1 for the first to guess what that's supposed to mean. Yes, I don't like it if it happens at this rate and even worse when it's official at this rate)
Shouldn't it be YAAC?

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09-23-2007 at 12:10 AM
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What versions of holds are permitted?

EDIT: And can we change the style?

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What versions of holds are permitted?

EDIT: And can we change the style?
Change the style by all means if you think it looks better.

Regarding versions, what precisely do you mean? 3.x definitely, since all TCB elements are permitted.

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:hi :group :band :8bounce :yahoo:

Yeah it's here: YEAC = Your Erik Autorized Contest
I am so excited..... :thumbsup Thank you calamarain for keeping me busy so I could stand the wait, your contests were really fun and I enjoyed each one.

And THANK YOU for taking on this respondsibiliy. I just love the contest each month and was so worried that we were going to skip Sept. or stop them all together. :no But, it's here it's finally here. :w00t

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What versions of holds are permitted?

Regarding versions, what precisely do you mean? 3.x definitely, since all TCB elements are permitted.

If it were me, I'd say "any official released DROD version" or "must be importable into 3.0.0". Which currently amount to the same thing. Of course it's not me, but I think this sort of issue is what coppro meant.
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I meant "is 3.1 allowed", specifically.

Also, I'm a bit confused. Are we allowed to add our own walls, pits, etc., so long as the non-floor elements already there are the same?
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I meant "is 3.1 allowed", specifically.

Also, I'm a bit confused. Are we allowed to add our own walls, pits, etc., so long as the non-floor elements already there are the same?
You're quite right, it's confusing. You may add your own walls, pits, whatever as long as the walls that are already there are *left there*. Regarding 3.1, since it's not been officially released, best to specify that your hold must be importable into 3.0.0.

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I'm in! I always participated in Limited Space contests, and this be no exception! However, it's pretty late here, so I will have it attached here tommorow or this Monday.

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I'm in! I always participated in Limited Space contests, and this be no exception! However, it's pretty late here, so I will have it attached here tommorow or this Monday.
There's no hurry :) You've got a whole 14 days to do it, so there's no need to rush. I look forward to your entry.

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Regarding 3.1, since it's not been officially released, best to specify that your hold must be importable into 3.0.0.

So what about holds that break in some way when imported into 3.1? I mean, the release of 3.1 could easily(?) happen before the end of this contest...

np: Kid606 - Xmas Funk (Resilience)

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Regarding 3.1, since it's not been officially released, best to specify that your hold must be importable into 3.0.0.

So what about holds that break in some way when imported into 3.1? I mean, the release of 3.1 could easily(?) happen before the end of this contest...

np: Kid606 - Xmas Funk (Resilience)
Very good question. I'm not entirely sure how to answer that one, because I don't know when 3.1 will be released, I'm not a psychic :) I suspect it will be released before the contest ends, if only due to the IGF, but not everyone is comfortable installing a build of 3.1 until 3.1 is confirmed as finished and released.

So I think the best thing is to do it like this: This contest was started while 3.0.0 was the official version. And it will continue assuming 3.0.0 is the official version until the end, even if 3.1 is released before then. If your hold doesn't work in 3.1 then that's unfortunate, play the hold in 3.0.0.

Fortunately, most elements aren't going to break. If you're really worried that this will happen to your hold, stick to JtRH elements :)

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:hi :group :band :8bounce :yahoo:

Yeah it's here: YEAC = Your Erik Autorized Contest
I am so excited..... :thumbsup Thank you calamarain for keeping me busy so I could stand the wait, your contests were really fun and I enjoyed each one.

And THANK YOU for taking on this respondsibiliy. I just love the contest each month and was so worried that we were going to skip Sept. or stop them all together. :no But, it's here it's finally here. :w00t


calamarain was right, but you naturally also got a point sonce I was an idiot.
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The third in seven months is a "glut"?
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YAAC.

(+1 for the first to guess what that's supposed to mean. Yes, I don't like it if it happens at this rate and even worse when it's official at this rate)

An odd yak?
By the way, calamarain's attatchement is evil, look at the size! :devil

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The third in seven months is a "glut"?
Fourth, actually. Limited Space I, II and III, then this once. And all in a relatively short space of time.

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YAAC.


Yet Another Architecture Contest?

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(+1 for the first to guess what that's supposed to mean. Yes, I don't like it if it happens at this rate and even worse when it's official at this rate)

An odd yak?
By the way, calamarain's attatchement is evil, look at the size! :devil


OMG. This contest is cursed! Really!

On an not off topic note, I'm likely going to enter the contest.

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4 limited space rooms...you just about got a hold :look

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And here we have the latest masterpiece from Stephen4Louise.

Steve.

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And here we have the latest masterpiece from Stephen4Louise.

Steve.

I would say masterpiece indeed. A remarkably elegant idea :) I didn't actually think of the possibility of multiple stairways, but it's perfectly within the rules. Nice one.

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I may actually try my hand at this contest. If only to remind myself why I don't enter architecture contests...but I do like invisibility, so...

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I recall the guideline is that every second official contest is an architecture contest.

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I'm going to try to enter this contest. It's been a while, but I may actually have time to put together an entry for this one. We'll see how it goes.

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I'll enter too.
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Yay! :) Ladies and gentlemen, we're awaiting your entries. You don't need to post saying you'll enter (though you can if you want, it drums up interest :) ), just submit your room entries to this thread when they're done. Plenty of time still.

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Are you allowed to edit your entry later if someone finds a unintended solution?

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Well, here's my entry, (in the first DROD contest I ever participated in). It's not easy, but it is conquerable :P

Enjoy! :D

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Here's mine.

EDIT:
Made it much less annoying (I think)

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