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RankEntryAverageStandard Deviation
1How do you rate Tahnan's entry?8.76470588235291.0588235294118
2How do you rate Trickster's entry?8.64705882352941.3694643208027
3How do you rate Chaco's entry?8.52941176470590.97724986622566
4How do you rate techant's first entry?71.3719886811401
5How do you rate 12th Archivist's entry?6.82352941176471.756845238008
6How do you rate techant's second entry?6.64705882352941.4927738282882
7How do you rate NoahT's entry?6.05882352941182.2614567984401
8How do you rate The architest's entry?4.94117647058821.6616996343324
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How do you rate Tahnan's entry?
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Average Vote 8.7647058823529
Standard Deviation 1.0588235294118

How do you rate The architest's entry?
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Average Vote 4.9411764705882
Standard Deviation 1.6616996343324

How do you rate 12th Archivist's entry?
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Average Vote 6.8235294117647
Standard Deviation 1.756845238008

How do you rate techant's first entry?
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Average Vote 7
Standard Deviation 1.3719886811401

How do you rate techant's second entry?
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Average Vote 6.6470588235294
Standard Deviation 1.4927738282882

How do you rate Chaco's entry?
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Average Vote 8.5294117647059
Standard Deviation 0.97724986622566

How do you rate Trickster's entry?
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Average Vote 8.6470588235294
Standard Deviation 1.3694643208027

How do you rate NoahT's entry?
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Average Vote 6.0588235294118
Standard Deviation 2.2614567984401
Total Votes 24 100%
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Time's up.

Just to recap: the task was to write descriptions for a selection of the levels that will be found in the upcoming Drod game. Details and contest rules here.

We've had 8 entries with plenty of imaginative and well written level descriptions.

Here they are:

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Rate each one out of 10.
It is customary to give your own entry 10/10

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01-26-2011 at 12:59 AM
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Voted!

I feel I gave everyone a fair chance (and maybe even voted a little higher than deserved in some cases). However, most of the entries were quite excellent. Great job, everybody! :)

Secreted within are my comments and scores for the entries. The rules detailed in this thread did not say anything about me sharing my opinions. So:
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01-26-2011 at 01:51 AM
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In keeping with 12th's reveal, here are comments of my own.

I attempted to rate each entry relative to all the others, which ended up yielding scores of 3 to 10. But in retrospect I probably should have "grouped" them more...I feel guilty for using low numbers when nobody here really deserves less than a 6 for effort. :)

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01-26-2011 at 02:23 AM
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About to vote, and comment, but for your convenience and before I forgot I wanted to attach the document to the left. It's a PDF file with all the entries in it. I didn't do any formatting--I literally just did a copy-and-paste from Jacob's post--except to put the entrant's name in centered-bold-italics, and to put a page break before the start of each new entry. So if you find it helpful, there it is.
01-26-2011 at 03:34 AM
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Haven't voted yet, but here are my picks, by level:

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01-26-2011 at 07:42 AM
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Right, right, comments. Since people aren't hide-until-timing:

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01-26-2011 at 09:56 AM
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I am not good at critic, nor in English. Well, I will use other peoples critic, so I can learn!

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quote:
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Trickster - And all of them under 100 word each, well done.
Almost! Out of curiosity, I counted them all just now. All of mine fell between 75 and 100 words, except for Daskeros Tower, which came in at 102. :P


You are correct, I missed that on my review, but I did think that up to 115 was acceptable. It was Tahnan who had them all below 100.

Despite my error please consider me for your beta testing.

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Regarding the 100 word limit, I freely admit I brazenly ignored it and chose to write the descriptions the way I thought was best. I do have experience writing quality work in as little words as possible (I can share the story I wrote if anyone asks to see it [/shameless plug]) but I felt that this deserved a bit more meat.

Just wanted to share this.

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01-27-2011 at 11:06 PM
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Regarding the 100 word limit, I freely admit I brazenly ignored it
Wow. I can't decide whether to mod that up for its honesty or down for its honestly about so flagrantly ignoring the rules of the contest. (For the record, I also have "experience" writing to a word limit, but in my case it was abstracts for conference submission, where going over the word count meant automatic rejection, so I took my descriptions and put them into a word counter, paring them down where necessary.)

I can say that regardless of how I'd mod that post, I'd happily go back and lower my vote if I could. I'm trying to imagine a contest where one of the rules is "Submit a TCB hold" and an entrant said "Here's a hold in RPG, because I thought that would work better. Sheesh.
01-29-2011 at 12:54 PM
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Regarding the 100 word limit, I freely admit I brazenly ignored it
Wow. I can't decide whether to mod that up for its honesty or down for its honestly about so flagrantly ignoring the rules of the contest.

Heh. Yeah, in retrospect, I realize my choice might not have been the best one. While reading your post (and laughing out loud at its truthfulness), I was reminded of this post of yours. Hopefully, you, and others, will not want to disqualify my entry because it is too long.
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I can say that regardless of how I'd mod that post, I'd happily go back and lower my vote if I could. I'm trying to imagine a contest where one of the rules is "Submit a TCB hold" and an entrant said "Here's a hold in RPG, because I thought that would work better. Sheesh.

What, you mean like the reverse of this? ;)

Since I cannot revise my entries to be shorter now, I will do better at following the rules next time. (Not that I would have won anything this time even if I had followed the rules.) So, thank you, Tahnan, for your words (no sarcasm).
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Trickster wrote: The rules said "of about 50-100 words" so it sounded more like a guideline than a hard-and-fast rule to me.

My longest description was 128 words in length. Almost in line with the rules, but not quite. Just 28% off (from 100 words)! :P

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Fifteen hours left! I nearly forgot to vote!

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Hopefully RoboBob got his vote in, because voting's over.

We had a good turnout of entrants and voters.

I certainly enjoyed all the entries, and am sure that some of them will make it into the finished product.

Without further ado:

Tahnan claimed 1st place and gets 100 points and a prize pile prize. I enjoyed how his descriptions explored the differences and relations between the Tuenans and Rasaruns.

Trickster came from nowhere to claim 2nd place. Her descriptions were some of my favourites and set the scene really well. Have 50 points!

Chaco's entries were great too. I too enjoyed the humour of the rock giant entry. He picks up 3rd place and 25 points.

There was a lot to like in the other submissions too. Well done to everyone.

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Well done to everyone! I really enjoyed Tahnan's and trickster's entries and am glad that they won.

While I did put in a good amount of effort into these entries, I'm honestly kind of surprised I did as well as I did, given that on further review of my own entries I, too, went over 100 words a few times, and furthermore the rock giant entry actually has a typo in it - "since they're composed of four rock giant brains" should obviously be "since they're composed of four rock golem brains". Oops. I only have myself to blame for that one.

Good job to all who entered, and I'm looking forward to the next official Caravel contest! :)

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Points awarded. Congratulations everyone, and thanks for running the contest, Jacob.

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This is some great writing! I'm excited about the upcoming title. My personal hats off to all the entrants and congratulations to the winners.

Thanks, Jacob, for running the contest, and Schik, for distributing prizes.

Caravel will inform everyone whose texts they use by PM. At that point, you can tell us how you want your name printed in the game credits.

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Congratulations, everyone!

Hopefully my english improves before next writing contest, but it's already understandable, right?
02-03-2011 at 01:14 PM
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Congratulations, everyone!

Hopefully my english improves before next writing contest, but it's already understandable, right?
Your English is definitely understandable (which puts you ahead of, say, a hypothetical forum member who licks pie). In a contest where the main question wasn't just content but also style, though, I fear you were at a genuine disadvantage. But by the next contest, who knows?
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(which puts you ahead of, say, a hypothetical forum member who licks pie)

I see what you did there.

Anyway, congratulations to Tahnan, Trickster, and Chaco for winning the contest. You guys deserved it! Also, congratulations to everyone else for participating. I saw a lot of good writing from everyone and would like to see more of it.

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Your English is definitely understandable (which puts you ahead of, say, a hypothetical forum member who licks pie). In a contest where the main question wasn't just content but also style, though, I fear you were at a genuine disadvantage. But by the next contest, who knows?

Ah, yes! I wouldn't even think about... licking a pie, now that would be terrible to look at! :huh
Thanks for feedback, I will definitely try improve myself before next contest!

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