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A Preliminary Thread About the 2020 Deadlies

Well, 2020 wasn't everybody's favorite year, but at least we had DROD to entertain us. So it's time to start thinking about the best of DROD that 2020 had to offer!

Please add your nominations and corrections, either by replying in this thread or sending me a PM. I'm thinking of posting the voting poll on or around 1 June.

Thanks to kieranmillar whose 2020 post I've used as a guide for this thread.

By my calculations, here are the holds released in 2020, in alphabetical order:

DROD
* Blind Race #6: Six and Stones by mauvebutterfly (Compilation)
* Custom Element Revival Show by DyingFlutchman (Compilation)
* DROD Touch by skell
* Equine Enterprise by DyingFlutchman
* Escort Mission by hyperme
* March Madness by Dragon Fogel
* Random Dungeon by StoneHead
* Rival Startup by ThemsAllTook
* Zealots' Trials by mxvladi/Entropic
* war24 by Khaim100
* war: the final showdown.. by Khaim100

DROD RPG
* Accessory Training Facility by Meta
* Funky Grapple by Xindaris
* Little Square by Xindaris
* RPG Mini by kieranmillar

Here are the voting categories from last year. I'm going to need some help finding out which holds are eligible for some of the following awards:

1. Best Custom Game Element
Once upon a time this award was awarded to the hold with the best custom element. These days, there are so many more custom elements released, with many holds containing multiple elements, that we now vote on individual elements instead. Which was your favourite?
* "Horse" from Equine Enterprise
* "Stone Elemental" from Escort Mission
* "Pulse Drone" from Escort Mission
* "Automaton" from Escort Mission
(I'm sure I missed some. Additional nominations go here)

2. Design Excellence in a Modification or Addition
This award is for the best addition to DROD that is not a hold. This is mostly in the form of a graphical mod or new room style, but can also include utilities.
(Need your help! Nominations go here)

3. Technical Design Excellence in Scripting
This award is for the hold with the best overall scripting. What this means is up to the voter, it can be for cutscenes, custom elements, challenges, and so on. With scripting, the possibilities are endless!
* I'll list all holds released in 2020 as eligible for this category unless the community wants otherwise

4. Technical Design Excellence in Layout and Aesthetics
Making a good hold isn't just about good puzzles, aesthetics are also very important! Which hold had the best aesthetics? This can be in terms of level layouts, lighting, a unique visual style, or anything at all that was pleasing to your eye.
Note: You may find the map.php tool useful.
* As in the last category, I'll just list all holds released in 2020 as eligible for this category unless the community wants otherwise

5. Technical Design Excellence in Concept
This award is to recognise those who come up with something unique in their holds. Ranging from general puzzle concepts to entire custom elements, if any hold this year made you think "Wow, what a cool idea!" then it will be the perfect candidate for this award.
* Same as previous, I'll just list all holds released in 2020 as eligible for this category unless the community wants otherwise

6. Creative Design Excellence in Storyline
This award is for the hold with the best characters and story.
* Again, I'll list all holds released in 2020 as eligible for this category unless the community wants otherwise

7. Creative Design Excellence in Difficulty
Traditionally this category is for holds that have a difficulty rating of 7 or more brains. If we continue with this criteria, then the holds eligible for this are as follows:
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8. Creative Design Excellence in Entertainment
All the holds not included in the previous category:
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9. DROD Hold of the Year
This award is for the best DROD hold published in 2020.
* I'll list all 2020 DROD holds as eligible for this category

10. DROD RPG Level Set of the Year
This award is for the best DROD RPG level set published in 2020.
* I'll list all 2020 DROD RPG holds as eligible for this category

11. Best Voice Artist in a Distinct Role
This award is for the best voice acting in a hold published in 2020.
* disoriented for Unicorn (Equine Enterprise)
(additional nominations go here)

12. Novice Architect Award
Which new architect was the best? To be eligible for this award, an architect must have released his or her first SOLO hold this year previous contributions to a collaborative hold do not count).
* StoneHead for Random Dungeon
* Meta for Accessory Training Facility (RPG)
(additional nominations go here)

13. Erik Hermansen Award for Lifetime Architectural Achievement
This award is for architects who have been creating great holds for years. The traditional criteria have been 1) Have not previously won the award 2) Have released a solo hold this year 3) Have 4 or more previous solo releases with a "fun" score of 7 or higher 4) Have released their first solo hold at least 3 years ago (2018 in this case)
Previous winners of the Erik Hermansen Award are:
* Doom (2006)
* LarryMurk (2007)
* Jacob (2008)
* BoyBlue (2009)
* Rheb (2010)
* Chaco (2011)
* Dischorran (2012)
* mxvladi (2013)
* blorx1 (2014)
* Jutt (2015)
* Jeff_Ray... (2016)
* kieranmillar (2017)
* disoriented (2018)
* Someone Else (2019)

If I got it right, these are the people eligible in 2020:
* Dying Flutchman
* hyperme
* skell
* Xindaris

14. Best Community Contributor
This award is entirely nomination driven, and members are eligible for any reason provided somebody else nominates them. No self-nominations for this one.
* Nuntar for his work managing EP project progress
* skell for his work on the next couple versions of DROD
(Need your help! Nominations go here)

15. Best DROD Video Presentation
This award celebrates the Let's Plays and live streams about DROD.
* Chaco for various streams (Rapid Architecture, Custom Element Revival Show, Blind Race #6, Rival Startup, et al)
* Dragon Fogel for streaming Entry Point
* Jeff_Ray... for various streams (Escort Mission, Witherwood Castle, The Long Quest Part 1, Klatzl's Palace, et al)
* mauvebutterfly for various streams (MetDROiD AE, Homeward Adventure, The Unfortunate Architect Compilation, et al)
* navithmastero for Watch navithmastero Play DROD!
* Rabscuttle for various streams (Custom Element Revival Content, Blind Race #6)
* ThemsAllTook for various streams (DROD Touch, Rival Startup author commentary)
* Xindaris for Alphabet Stream and other streams
(More nominations go here)

As always, any suggestions for changing rules how categories are decided or even adding new awards is encouraged. I'm not the decider of things here, the community is!



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Escort Mission has some custom elements in it, each used a single room, because I just can't help myself. The three worth mentioning are the Stone Elemental, Pulse Drone and Automaton. (The one not worth mentioning is the Red Chronoling, which is trivial variation of an element from Temporal Adventure so I don't think it counts).

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Thanks, I'll continue to update the first post as people send me stuff.

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I'd like to nominate Dragon Fogel for category 15: Best DROD Video Presentation, for his work streaming Entry Point. He's streamed pretty consistently over the past year.

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Mauvebutterfly deserves to be nominated for Best DROD Video Presentation award along with Jeff_Ray

For some very informative and excellent let plays that were pleasure to watch.

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Since we seem to be listing DROD video presenters at the moment, I might as well list the other ones that I know of.

Xindaris did the Alphabet streams throughout the year.

Both Alex Diener and Chaco did DROD LP content in 2020 as well.

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Please remember to send in those nominations for Best Community Contributor, along with anything in the other categories I may have missed!



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About 10 days left to submit your nominations and corrections!

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Hello folks! One more day to submit your nominations for the awards before the official poll begins.

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