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Creatures of the Night Contest!
Theme: Non-Human Protagonists, Darkness, Hunger, Insanity.
Deadline: November 1st at 0000 hrs Eastern Standard Time
The primary focus of the plot and/or setting must involve playing a Non-Human protagonist of some kind. What that particular Creature of the Night does in the game is up to the author, but the above themes of Darkness, Hunger, and Insanity (or dwindling sanity/humanity) should be felt in the reading.
Entry Requirements & Prizes:
You must formally declare intent to enter the contest in this thread, as there is a point entry fee. Hopefully, this will motivate people to finish and reward those who honor their commitments
People can choose to enter the contest for 25, 50, 75, 100, or 125 points. Upon entering, those points will be deducted from your total. Upon submitting a contest story which meets minimum contest standards, you will get either 30, 60, 90, 120, or 150 points back (depending on how much they entered for).
1st Place Winner will get a PDF Copy of the Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition roleplaying game, in addition to 100 points for winning the contest, my Glorious Mustache Trophy, a Commendation, and a Featured Story if it's good enough to merit featuring.
2nd Place Winner will get an additionally 50 points and a possible Commendation, if it's good enough to merit one.
3rd Place Winner will get an additionally 25 points and a possible Commendation, if it's good enough to merit one.
If you do not submit a contest story which meets minimum contest standards by the deadline, you will not receive any rewards or points back.
To eliminate any possible confusion, the first number is your entry fee, and the second would be your reward. And this is just for submitting an acceptable entry. The Winners will receive additional points on top of their initial reward.
25 -> 30
50 -> 60
75 -> 90
100 -> 120
125 -> 150
Recap: Stories will not be valid entries unless the site member formally announces his or her intent to enter the contest in this thread with the amount of points he or she wishes to stake.
* See EndMaster for rules regarding your service to him if your entry sends you into negative points.
* Stories that cannot meet minimum site standards count the same as a non entry and get SHAME.
* One entry per site member. No alternate accounts.
The judging panel will consist of Moderators/Administrators and selected highly esteemed community members that do not wish to enter.
That aside, all the judges were in accord on all other ballot entries. So congratulations to TheNewIAP on winning the EPIC Contest and for being our first unanimous winner!
To Corgi and Digit, congratulations on actually finishing the contest. A nod to Eric and a drunken wave to Fluxion for either submitting something, even if it was an automatic DQ, or otherwise submitting something and jumping into the volcano without so much as a shove. Next we will let loose one lone fart in the wind in honor of Ogre and the few others who worked consistently on a story but were not able to bring it to a conclusion within the timeframe of the contest.
Wibn, if you would like to take the opportunity to point and laugh at Ebon and ask him where the bite is to all his bark, now would be an excellent time.
Finally, let us observe a moment of silence for Romulus, who has almost certainly fallen in Viking combat. He is in either Valhalla or Folkvanger now. But also the Pit of Shame.
End, I will post a tally of damages late tonight. Lot of stuff to get done today in the meantime.