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Story-game Contest! [UPDATED 10/20/2014]

Posted 9/26/2014 by madglee

EDIT: Guidelines updated, panel determined, prizes apparent, deadline pushed back. Get to it, guys, and tell us what you think about the new stipulations!

Intent to Submit for Contest Deadline: 10/31/2014.

Final Submissions due by 12/31/2014. Contest results announced first week of January, 2015.

Minimum Entries Required for Contest: 5 excellent entries. If we do not receive at least five strong efforts, there will simply be no contest. We can't very well go giving out Featured Storygame and user Trophies unless enough people try.

Co-Authors?: No co-authors for final submission, but one may use a co-author for editing or feedback before submission.

Judges Panel: madGlee, Fleshnblood_78, Sethaniel (Judges not eligible for entry.)

Genre: Post-apocalyptic (As far as what "post-apocalyptic" means, I leave that to you, the writers. Certainly, civilization will have collapsed in some way, and possibly there are pockets of "organized government," or "megacorps," or whatever future you envision. There could have been bombs, viruses, global economic collapse, resource shortfall, mutants, raiders, religious zealotry, you name it.) However, the key point is that there must be a meaty story. This contest cannot have something to do with the apocalypse, but be a trivia game, a spelling game, or purely puzzle game, among others. There is no reason puzzles and the like cannot be included, however.

Basic/Advanced: Up to you, although if basic, better be excellent writing, and if Advanced, still excellent writing.

Prizes: Assuming there are 5 excellent entries.

           #1: Featured StoryGame, + 100 Points, + Choice of Judge Trophy (Alexp has also said he may contribute something special, so we will have to wait and see!)

           #2: 50 Points + Choice of Judge Trophy

           #3: 25 points

           #4: Honorable mention(s)?

Want to Enter?: Send the Judges a PM, detailing your title and brief synopsis of your idea. We will record these and ensure that you are prepared to complete the story in time. If we have any questions, please answer them fully so that we can ensure all entries fit the scope of the contest.

Intentions to Enter: 18

Entries by: Romulus, Tanstaafl, AppDude27, Dantene, 31TeV, TaraGil, insanebutvain, the_quiller, Nightbirdblue, Kiel_Farren, Steve_Greg, cMitchell3, DragonAnth, Ford, Lazarus, Aman, playa988, Tangecide.

TWO WEEKS LEFT TO GET A STORY TOGETHER! SUBMIT YOUR INTENTION TO ENTER TO MADGLEE AND HE WILL DISSEMINATE IT TO THE OTHER TWO JUDGES.

v20140011 Updates

Posted 7/6/2014 by alexp

Some minor bug fixes that should end some big annoyances, including the "PM that can never get unread"....

... also the length calculations have changed. @JJJ-thebanisher can provide more details (and will hopefully see this notice).