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EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

Posted 11/26/2020 by EndMaster

                       DARK FANTASY CONTEST

Deadline is 12:00 AM (EST) January 18, 2021 (MLK Day)

Reward: You’ll get potential pointless points, potential commendations and potentially featured if you’re not totally incompetent.

So the new Dark Fantasy category needs some fattening up and this contest is an organized way to go about doing it because we’re lawful evil around here.

All you lot have to do is write a dark fantasy story. If you’re having trouble with what that entails exactly, well there’s some stories already in that section you can read for inspiration, though I’d just recommend the currently featured ones for the best examples.

The main thing to remember is you shouldn’t really have a Tolkien like set up with traditional good vs. evil. Even the “good guys” are going to have major flaws. (Gandalf’s an opium addict, Aragon’s grabbing elf pussies, Legolas is a tranny, etc)

Basically anti-heroes, villain protagonists, thicc dark elf women, grey and black morality, lack of real good people, a world ranging from ultra cynicism to outright nihilism is the order of things and everything is horrible.

This doesn’t mean you can’t still have good endings of course, but it’s probably coming at some sort of cost.

Also remember to keep it fantasy. Looking for The Witcher not WH40K. 

Still, this doesn’t automatically limit you to a “medieval” setting. Besides setting it even further back technologically speaking (Ancient world, stone age, etc) you could very well go as far ahead as steampunk. I wouldn’t really go further than that tech level since then you start getting into urban fiction territory. 

While this wouldn’t be completely unacceptable if you approached it right, the problem with urban fantasy is a lot of it starts going more into the modern horror territory and/or faggy vampire romance and nobody wants that.

And yes, while all this is appealing to your inner edgelord, don’t write a graphic RAEP scene on every fucking page. We still need an actual story you degenerate. We’ll care more about who is performing the aggressive breeding strategy if you take the time to create a plot.

In any case you've got plenty of time to do something decent, so it should be a simple enough task even for you.

Good luck.

v20200004 Update

Posted 11/18/2020 by Killa_Robot

Was technically yesterday that it was released by yeah.

Changes:

  • School-based has been officially put down. Any storygames that were still in the category were moved to Everything Else
  • A new category "Dark Fantasy" exists. It's definitely not Endmaster's category slightly renamed to not be so on the nose.

Fixes:

  • Link Destinations now show the destination instead of saying "Page Not Found" for system defined destinations (Such as end game links/previous page)
  • Images on "My Saves" page have been fixed