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This is actually an architecture contest because you guys and gals are way too clever and some of that needs siphoned off into building rooms, but it's kind of an art contest, too.

The objective is to build four rooms (or rooms divided into sections, perhaps), preferably in a linear fashion, but not required, that tries, to the best of the architect's ability, to capture the flavor and feel of each main entry in the DROD series: KDD, JTRH, TCB, GatEB.

That is, the first room should try to feel like a KDD room, whether that means lots of horde management, or twisty passageways (all alike!). The second might be a pursuit from a Slayer, or use a different tile set, but feel like JTRH. This isn't merely game elements from a monster perspective. This could be showing off different design features introduced in that game, like lighting effects. Or a scripting quirk. Either way, it should feel like it might've been an actual room from that game.

Feel and nostalgic usage of elements should be weighted over making a really hard puzzle, but a good puzzle definitely shouldn't be disregarded. The transition from room to room being jarring is probably to be expected. Using cleverness within the intent of the contest is not discouraged.

EDIT: Multiple entries are encouraged, in case you have lots of ideas. Your rank will be the highest among your entries, relative to everything else, while your...lesser..entries will be ignored for ranking purposes. (Honorable Mentions!)

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Attach your holds here.

The contest ends Jan 31st, so you have plenty of time with respect to the holidays. (Subject to change)

Voting will be determined at a later date.

Tentative Prize for 1st place is the Pearls Prize from the prize pile. Second place wins a 5$ game of their choice from any vaguely respectable website. 3rd place wins a PM from me containing a family friendly secret I've never shared with anybody and some winks. All places win a handful of rank points.

Good luck!

[mrimer: Caravel has, uh, nationalized this contest and will, uh, subsidize prizes that are delivered. We'll provide the usual prize from the Prize Pile and rank point awards to those who place.]

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12-13-2012 at 07:56 PM
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Wow, neat idea!

I think it should be interesting to see how different architects interpret the style guidelines - or, in other words, what puzzle themes they think the various official holds were all about.

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After talking with Pearls I hereby declare this to be an official contest. I didn't, however, talk to Mike, so, um, hope that's okay! :)

In addition to the prizes Pearls will be giving away, there will be the standard prizes:
1st Place wins a prize from the prize pile and 100 rank points.
2nd place wins 50 rank points and three free months of CaravelNet service.
3rd place wins 25 rank points and a free month of CaravelNet service.


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12-13-2012 at 08:58 PM
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One small caveat to Schik's prize distribution: double dipping in to the Pearls Prize will be frowned upon. A lot. Like I'll ignore you and insult your family.

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12-13-2012 at 09:08 PM
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Now I want to win just to get Pearls enmity. Note: I don't remember what Pearls prize is, but I want two of them.

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I will note here for the record that if someone builds the most incredibly annoying hold to play and then it wins first place, Pearls will LP it according to the terms of the Pearlsprize. But please don't* take that into consideration when voting!


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What a great idea I really like it! And for the first time I'll take part in a contest, I'll try my best.
Good luck everyone!

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12-14-2012 at 10:09 AM
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I will note here for the record that if someone builds the most incredibly annoying hold to play and then it wins first place, Pearls will LP it according to the terms of the Pearlsprize. But please don't* take that into consideration when voting!


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Actually, as a bonus prize to all participants, within reason, if someone makes a compilation hold, I will LP it in a similar fashion to how I did the Cheap Trick Compilation.

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After talking with Pearls I hereby declare this to be an official contest. I didn't, however, talk to Mike, so, um, hope that's okay! :)
Yes! I'm always for a good official contest.

Awesome contest idea!

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Good idea!, do theme rooms of every DROD in 4 rooms. It's the first time that I'm in a contest.
good luck!.
12-18-2012 at 10:11 AM
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I'm in. Actually, I'm almost done my entry. Where should I post it?
12-18-2012 at 09:45 PM
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I'm in. Actually, I'm almost done my entry. Where should I post it?


There is now a handy link in the original post.

And here.

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If we want to do multiple entries how do you want them?
Zipped, or multiple post?

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12-19-2012 at 08:38 AM
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As each "entry" would only be a few rooms, couldn't you include them all together in one hold? Would only need an initial room or two to link the entries of the entries.
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First contest i'm going to take part :D .

Question, how do I upload the holds.

Each game room as a hold?
Or i do: AE room, import into JtRH , do the room, export the hold to TCB...

Thanks if you answer :)

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Why not just make them all in TCB/GatEB in the first place, in the same hold?

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quote:
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First contest i'm going to take part :D .

Question, how do I upload the holds.

Each game room as a hold?
Or i do: AE room, import into JtRH , do the room, export the hold to TCB...

Thanks if you answer :)


As Jacob said, I, er, intended them all to be made in GatEB or TCB, but use the available elements to try to recreate the other games' style. Anything else would be needlessly difficult to evaluate.

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12-19-2012 at 05:29 PM
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Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the DROD History Month compilation contest is the end of this month (January).

Submit your holds the submission page, if you would. I'm more or less (more) mega excited to see what you all come up with :)

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Anyone else entering this?

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01-30-2013 at 11:32 AM
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Yup, I made a submission. I'm also interested in knowing about how many people's holds we have the privilege of playing for the voting period :)

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I also submitted something. Sorry for it in advance ;)
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I made an entry as well.
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Awh... Still 1 more day to wait. :~(

Also, will the submissions topic be set to a normal state after the deadline? Or will there be a voting topic with the compilation hold? Just wana know how we get to see others works.

(yes... I did participate too)

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Obligatory contest entry post.

It should be easier than my entry in the last contest.

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Wow, you all need to calm down.

As of writing this, there are 15 (fifteen) contest entries.

The way they will be distributed for evaluation will be via a single compiled hold which I will have to you shortly after the contest is over.

In this "beta" version, the architect names will be scrubbed from the hub-note descriptions, other than the name of the entry you should be voting for. After the contest, I will reapply the names.


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Okay!

The contest is officially over but it's been canceled because Elfstone ignored me.

Alright maybe not.

Anyways, you guys have some absolute *treats* coming your way. Just give me a little time to make sure everything works properly. Making sure none of your scrolls give away who you are, etc etc etc. I'll have this done soon enough.



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The contest is officially over but it's been canceled because Elfstone ignored me.



Uhh, Elfstone is away right now and won't be back for another week, I don't think.

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I wanted to pop in and say that I'm really sorry not to be able to contribute to this one.

I wanted to, but I'm currently trying to unlock an achievement in Life (get Masters Degree while under influence of pain medication and teaching full-time) and it's a surprisingly tricky one.

I hope, but do not anticipate, that at least one person did what I had planned to do: added a fifth room to represent DROD RPG. :)

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Trickster,

Holy hoobuffins, that sounds like a lot to handle! However, and this offer extends to everyone, if you'd like to submit a post-contest entry to be included in the Final Compilation, by all means.

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The contest is officially over but it's been canceled because Elfstone ignored me

I didn't; really I didn't; I wouldn't, I mean ... (lower lip quivers) I've been internet- and DROD-less for the last two and a bit weeks

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