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January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
January New Frontier Contest

Theme: Wilderness Exploration/Survival

Format: CYOA

Deadline: January 30th at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Time



Focus:

A primary focus of the plot and or setting should involve exploring and or surviving the untamed wilderness be it Earth, a fantasy world, or some planet in a space opera. There's a lot of wiggle room here for different genres and ways to take this concept, so I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with.



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). And then additionally 100 for winning the contest and a featured story if it's a CYOA and good enough to merit featuring.

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 winner will receive another 100 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.



Judging:

The judging panel will consist of moderators/administrators and selected highly esteemed community members that do not wish to enter.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
Put me down for 125.

A full CYOA huh? This will be the real test. Lots of people are going to lose points, I suspect. :D

e: Those too risk adverse (i.e. COWARDLY) to enter in the first place will remain safe, don't worry.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
Fortune favors the bold.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
pliny the elder died in a volcanic eruption after saying that...

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
Which is incredibly bad ass, so what's your point?

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

Bucky is going to die in a volcanic eruption I guess.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

Someone better film this.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

Put me down for 125, please.

Edit: I'm thinking of a mental kind of exploration, such as entering the sub conscious of an individual and interacting with it either in a 'physical' way (such as being able to walk around) or in a omnipresent way. Either way, you would be able to explore and find thoughts. Is this idea acceptable?

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
Uh. Gonna have to go with no on this.

The topic is pretty broad as it is, so I don't see any need to expand into mental constructs. Let's stick with a physical definition of wilderness.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

Oh well. I was planning to make a story set in the future about a detective trying to solve a case by using a piece of hardware to search suspect's brains, but I guess I'll make that some other time.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

Please sign me up for 125 points, this gives me good motivation to write Magellan 5 or The Lost Expedition Part 2 :)

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

Fuck that Lost Expedition shit, get Magellan 5 going.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
Glad to hear you're entering, Will!

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

I would join but I'm 90% sure I don't have the time to do this :(

Besides, I am terrible at these types of storygames >~<

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
In the words of @Axiom - "You can achieve almost anything with enough structure."

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

True, but still don't have time, nor do I have access to a computer, and the only thing I have is an Android that wont let me use RTE, so I would basically have to write everything with < P >< /P > or < BR >< /BR > which is annoying. XD

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
If you don't put in any html, it will put whatever spacing you have on the page, with the RTE off.

Like, I have the RTE off at all times, and I only put in tags for paragraphs or breaks if I need to italicize or bold something.

e.g. I didn't do anything to this post, and it put all the spacing in that it showed when I was typing it. But in the OP for this thread I had to put breaks and paragraph tags in for everything because I wanted to bold the contest title at the top.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

Hmm..for me when I don't put in the tags, it all just becomes a big wall of text. 

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
in with 125

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

I never want my account to ever go below 1000 points again, so just put me down for seventy five. I already have a billion ideas in my head, and this kind of thing is my forte.

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago
I don't want to go under 3k but I put down 125 because I'm not a little bitch :^)

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

How did I not like you?

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
To be fair, I was 16. I don't like 16 year old me either.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

You're not alone... lots of people hate 16 year olds. Take old people for example. "Ya whippersnapperz!"

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

Put me down for 125, I'm going for it. 

January New Frontier Contest

18 days ago

put me down for 125

lets goooo

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I'll enter 75. 

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Put me down for 125. Something something fortune favours volcanoes.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Participants So Far:

Pleb: 25

WITD: 25

Eric: 50

Journey: 50

Mason: 50

Mr.M: 50
Flame: 75

Jester: 75
Minnie: 75

Orange: 75

Sky: 75
Banner: 125
Coins: 125

Digit: 125
Fazz: 125
Ford: 125
Malk: 125
Mizal: 125

Ogre: 125

Romulus: 125

Wibbons: 125
Will: 125

Glory Seekers So Far:

IronP: 750 and no reward

Victims So Far:

Negative: 125

Raki: 125

Rath: 125

Stryker: 125

Thot: 125

Yellow: 125

Bitches So Far:

Dan

Steve

Tim

BANNED AND SHAMED So Far:

CallMeFriend (Boringfirelion)

_Tot_ (Charmeleon)

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Rath - 50
Flame - 75
Minnie - 75

Pussies.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Rath is probably going to win if last contest is anything to go by.

Much like Pugpup, Rath has never posted before now and just suddenly showed up for the contest.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I have posted before just not in a while. I thought the contest looked cool so I thought id give it a try.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

But Rath would've gone into the negatives if they went any higher.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

But what's life without a challenge? :P

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Very true. I mean just look at me.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

True, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Bullshit. Watch me sign up for 500 points again.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I didnt even know you could go into the negitives. Just looked fun to try out.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
You can still raise your bet to 125. Endmaster will let you go in the hole. You might say he enjoys it.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Would you like to raise your bet to 125?

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

He really enjoys putting people in the negative :3

Do it for Endmaster.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Before EndMaster pushes you into the pit of The Hopeless, just know that you won't get your points back unless you win, if you decide to raise your bet.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

It's totally worth it though. Especially if you bet even MORE points once in.

You might even unlock an achievement!

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I can never get this achievement ;-;

I have too many points to bet 100 at a time...

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

@Rathalon1213

Do it! Do it! Do it! It's totally worth it!

(You know, so long as you can deliver.)

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

"Do it! Do it! Do it! It's totally worth it!"

Your current avatar is completely appropriate for this statement.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

ok ill change to 125

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Edit locking.

Also, hooray for peer pressure!

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
we can bet more points?

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Not in this one. Unless End gives you a special task or something. But that sounds like work.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

In your case you can bet more alts if you like. Just give me the names of which ones you want to bet.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Oooh. Do Turkey, Ford! :p

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

125 for me

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I'm in! Put me down for 125 points.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Put me down for 50 points

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Put me down for 125, please.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Put me down for 50 for now...

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Call to arms:

@bilbo (currently SHAMED) @MasonJarGuzzi (currently SHAMED) @mayana @tim36d @bradindvorak @pugpup1 (VALHALLA BOUND) @orange @thotfodder @ISentinelPenguinI @TheNewIAP @WouldntItBeNice @Steve24833 @Crescentstar @Ogre11 @madhattersdaughter

A personal invitation to End's servant @TharaApples

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
@Danaos

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

You have the audacity to tag me....as an afterthought!

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
It's a work in progress. You should enter.

@Citizen_iavatus @Briar_Rose

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I'm tempted to, but I can't think of anything for this genre. Not my forte (sp?).

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
I'm not sure what kind of stories you're into, but here's a few general ideas.

Generic concepts:

Neanderthal scout ventures into distant land and encounters Homo Sapiens. Peace, Blood, or Love will reign.

European sailors wash ashore on the coast of South America where they must survive the unknown beach, jungle, and possibly cannibal tribes.

Train wreck strands a man and his girlfriend on a snowy mountainside far from civilization.

Galactic Imperialist soldiers land on the unexplored planet Titopia V and begin the colonization process. Only things don't go as planned when (so many possibilities.)

Historical Fiction of the Lewis & Clarke expedition.

On Planet Middle Earth Clone, our protagonist ventures beyond the borders of his fast growing empire home to find new land and resources for the rapidly rising population to get fat on.

War settings in general can easily fall into this category, be it real world, fantasy, sci fi, etc.

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There's a lot to work with here. I'm sure you can come up with something.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

You are literally so close to guessing my story plot. It's scary, even.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Trying to survive/flee a war would be considered a survival story? I was thrown off by the wilderness aspect of it. That made me think of something like Survivorman.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Not all wars, or all of even specific wars, but think of the jungle warfare in Vietnam as an example. Now imagine a unit being dispatched a special mission. Or a mission gone wrong. Etc.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
A CYOA can take a lot of dedication to actually complete, but as far as actual ideas go, there are so many possibilities with this topic that a person would literally have to be a burned out, dead-eyed husk (Steve) or a faggoty coward making excuses (Steve) to claim there weren't any good ones. I came up with about 15 in as many minutes of brainstorming.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

My problem isn't that I don't have an idea so much as it is my idea not fitting into this category. I'm just not sure.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Hey, I was involved in the Masonjar Shame debacle, I need to bear the mark of shame as well.

I'm also going to let you know I've joined (if I join) at the last possible second, because the last thing I want is double shame, lost points, AND failing grades.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

@ShowMeTheCode (shame) @Providence (Shame) @yellowbelly (SHame) @Blazewisker (SHAme) @benholman44 (SHAMe) @Negative (SHAME) @Lancelot

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Wilderness is shitty and stupid, that's why we replaced it with strip malls and shit. Fuck that shit, I have rat-men fucking bug girls and corpses and shit to write.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Declining for the same reasons as Seto basically. Also, working on mobile with my face to the screen isn't fun.

You referred to me as a lowly servant as well, so go wash down your request with bleach.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
TemporarySlave is the lowly servant.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I believe she prefers the term, "Assistant Forum Moderator."

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
We can only collectively muster approval for pretentiousness from KitKatKaity and Chanbot

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago
As a published novelist, I'd have to dispute this.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Either I did a good job at making you forget about me, or there's too much shame on me being on that list.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
To be honest, you were intentionally left off the list as I expect nothing from you but continued failure. Nothing says you can't try to prove me wrong though.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Ha.

Tagging me for a contest, even though you know I am a degenerate?

That's a good one.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
You've been trying to write things. Thought you might consider giving the contest a go.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I can already predict that I'm not going to finish, and I'm going to be even more poor point-wise.

That, and I don't know what to write with my subpar skill level.

Thanks for the invite, though.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Thank you for tagging me so I didn't miss this one!

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Time to try to pry shame off of my shit-covered name.

Put me down for 125. Fuck it.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

You could've done this on your other account...

But hey debt is cool and all. Good times.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

She can't do it on her other account, I banned it a long time ago.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Uh...so I kind of logged into it to see if it still worked and now it's stuck on the "Who Is Online" bar, I believe.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Yeah, it'll go away eventually.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Count me in for 125.

Of course, with Will11 writing "Magellan 5 or The Lost Expedition Part 2," I'm not even dreaming of winning this baby. But it will be nice to get the creative juices going to see what I can whip up in a few weeks.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Looking forward to what you come up with, Ogre!

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Shit. xD This is one of my busier months this school year. Hmm... maybe I'll join later if I can shove things about and off my schedule after I get a few events off my calendar or something.

Darn it. I have a few ideas running around already. ;-; This will distract me from work. xD

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
yo gimme some of those ideas because I got nothing.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Hmp. I do not share ideas with the enemy. >:c

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Give him a shitty idea, get rid of the competition

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
got one from Gatman over discord - space dildos.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

sign me up Bucky... for 25? idk

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Did you mean 125?

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Sure. Do it. Take all my points. idgaf

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Damn.

You are not a coward! :D

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I like it when they just submit like that.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Lol. I'm sure you like damning people. xD (>_> Let's not be hasty here...)

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

Put me in for 50. Bucky gets his wish.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Do not disappoint me. Or Geoffrey.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

I just started a story game, otherwise I would.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago

What is the last date to declare?

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Technically, you could wait until you have the story written to declare entry. But you'll probably receive scorn from your fellow entrants that are boldly staking points early for glory.

January New Frontier Contest

17 days ago
Jan 30, 11:50AM EST

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago

Erm, i know I should probably know this, but what does shaming entail?

Oh, and what happens when you go into negative points?

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago
Shaming entails releasing the hatred of the internet upon the shamed.

Negative points = shame.

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago

Correction: Failure to produce = Shame

Negative is fine so long as you do what you need to and get resurrected.

(Although, it's entirely possible that End might leave the negatives in the ditch this time around.)

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago

Nothing you can't handle.

So will you be joining for 125 points?

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago

Well, I don't exactly have 125, but put me down for 75 (please don't judge me, this is my first contest).

By the way, how do I submit my story game once it's finished (yea, I know I should probably know this by now as well, but I haven't been on the site as long as most of you)

 

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago
Click [publish] when in the the My Storygames section. (default page My Stuff takes you to)

And End is letting people go into the negatives on their points, to help the contest get more entrants. Betting 125 isn't a problem.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

I'd rather not go there if I don't have to, seeing as I am just using this as a trial run to see what these contests are all about.  

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Another question, what does the CYOA format Actually mean?  Is it just a normal story game?  Do I have to use the basic editor or can I go advanced?  (Sorry about all the questions, but I need to figure this out)

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

It just means a storygame.

But don't make it one of those linear, no choice storygames that seem to be popping up recently.

And use either editor you feel the most comfortable with.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago
Tim is correct.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Awesome! Thanks

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

No problem, my friendly friend who happens to be friendly.

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago

Just tag your storygame with contest entry when you're finished and publish it. I'm assuming you're asking about that, not needing actual help with the publishing bit xD

Um...If Bucky doesn't setup an alternate thread saying "post a link to all entries here", I'm assuming that's all you'll need to do.

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago
SHAME is only for those who don't come through with an entry at all. There's nothing to worry about. Bet the 125. Honestly I'm not sure why the lower tiers even exist.

January New Frontier Contest

16 days ago
125 should be the low tier. should be able to make bets up to 1000 xD

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

So if I were to bet 125, then would I still get 150 back if I submitted an eligible entry? Asking because I'm not sure if going negative changes that rule.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Yes.

Though it's kinda strange, because if you do that, you're only really getting 25 points.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago
If you go negative with your bet, End has special rules. Ask him about your special debt or just wager enough to stay in the black.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Those "special rules" are just breaking even once you submit your entry. In other words, you lose all your points that way. It's better to make a conservative bet with a smaller payoff. I mean uhhh please sacrifice your points to EndMaster, our lord and savior.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago
This is only true if your entry sucks.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Can I please enter for seventy-five points?

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Hello, I happen to exist at the moment, so put me down for 50, let's see if my inner writing spirit rises again.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

What exactly are the minimum standards?

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Minimum standards for a normal storygame, and has to revolve around survival and exploration of some kind.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Oh,, derp.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

It's gonna be yuge. 

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Can there be intelligent, talking characters other than the player  (like more than one person is in this survival situation with you; there are intelligent, talking creatures in this 'new frontier,' etc.)

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

Yeah, definitely. Jesus, if your story had one character it'd probably be fairly shit.

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago

In his defense, I've played some good solo survival games.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago
Of course.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

So what exactly defines "wilderness"? Because what I'm thinking of isn't exactly conventional. 

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago

The wilds. Nature. Jungles, forests, plains. Things like that.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago
Shoot me a PM of what you're thinking if you aren't sure and don't want to post spoilers in the forums.

January New Frontier Contest

15 days ago
I'm gonna go for 25 since I'm going on a week-long trip, starting tomorrow.

EDIT: Fuck it, 75.

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago
Post a broad, simple topic and people just get so damn confused.

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago

I have a question, would a co-author be allowed to work on this entry with me or am I stuck with only myself.

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago

Only one person is allowed to work on the story, however, I have been told that having someone proofread in sneak peek is allowed.

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago

Alright, thanks, time to get back to work.

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago

No problem ^_^

Good luck!

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago
Seto is correct.

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago

I know I really am going to end up regretting this, but sign me up for 50 points.

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago
It's the only way to climb out of End's Well of Shame.

EDIT: Good luck (not sarcasm)

January New Frontier Contest

14 days ago

I must try to squeeze in a story. For Russia Current Stationed Country.

January New Frontier Contest

13 days ago

Does it count if you survive partially off of civilization? For example, the medieval ages are happening, so practically nothing grows that isn't either farmed or untamable, villages and human intervention are still a part of what you do to survive, but you still exist very much outside of that realm. 

January New Frontier Contest

13 days ago
Quit asking questions and write a story already.

January New Frontier Contest

13 days ago

If there's no such thing as wilderness in your universe, it's a very important one, though.

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

I actually think I want to join this.

Enter me for 25, it's all I can afford ^^

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

End's allowing people to go into crippling death for this.

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

Oh, that's basically just negative points, right??

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

Sorry, i'm kinda new

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

Yes, that means negative points.

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

Then send me into crippling death because I'm going for 125.

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago
Most people just go into crippling debt. End will respect that you're wagering your life on this, that's pretty hardcore man.

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

Well, as long as my story meets minimum site standards, I'm getting my points back-

So-

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago
That's true! ^^

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

Not new enough, Charmeleon, you BIG FAT CHEATER.

You can keep the contest bet penalty and banned. (And SHAMED)

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

Utterly destroyed. 

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

Rekt In Poop. Lucky Cheater, 2016-2017

I was almost fooled by Charmeleon. He's quite good at the advanced editor for a new member.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

Never fear, EndMaster is here! He's at the top of his game, and it's driving cheaters insane!

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

I'll bet 125. Thank you.

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago
Malk, you have a challenger.

WIBN, you have to utterly destroy that smug little shit. This is your shot at vengeance.

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago

I have no desire for vengeance.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

Weak! You should roar as you tear off his head and shit down his throat. Where's the energy, wibn?

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

How do you roar, tear someones head off, and shit down their throat all at the same time?

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

Not at the same time. Your roar and tear there head off at the same time, then you do the throat shitting

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago
Pft, as long as they're kneeling down in front of you you can do it all in one swift motion.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

With steroids, lubricant and a rubber hose I imagine.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago
<@klam> I am now writing solely for the purpose of beating WIBN

DAMMIT @WouldntItBeNice, you'd better rise to the fucking challenge here.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

I am glad that Malk has found a motivation for his writing and has giving me some more as well. I look forward to his submission.

January New Frontier Contest

12 days ago
Glad to see you are entering.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago
Am I allowed to drop out and still get my point bet back? College has me slammed man.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago
Once the Point Harvester has your points, there's only one way to get them back.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago
Absolutely not. January 2017 is the month you write a fucking story game. There's no fighting it, and why would you?

You can do something short. Use structure, I understand that fixes all writing problems.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago
Hey, I'm working at a pace of one page a day. Yes, one stinking page. Of course, if I can keep up that torrid pace, I'll at least have 22 pages at the deadline...

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago
That's better than SHAME. Or even worse BANNED & SHAMED. Sucks to suck BoringFirelion, or Cheater, or whatever we've decided to call him. Briar loves that trophy.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

Tomorrow, I will breach 10k words!

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago
Good job. How is everyone else doing?

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

I'm doing very well :)

I just have to fix grammar, do a bit more writing, but all in all I think I have a good plot and the storygame is going very well.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

I'm trying to not fail Calculus and work on it at the same time so that's fun. If anyone wants to come to the funeral for my math grade, let me know.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

Priorities101: A guide on how to judge what is more important. 

It's always CYS!

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

Oh, true. Screw school, I have a story to write!

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

I know that feel. I have a 68 in AP Calc, don't know why I took it. 

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

I'm in the same class. I don't know why I didn't just sign up for AP Stats

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

Well today I opened the storygame editor and stared at it for about ten minutes. 

If I'm feeling really productive tomorrow, I might even write a paragraph.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Well, I have begun writing a story, and have the general plot planned, but I realised that it is actually quite terrible/generic, and is quite similar to stories that are already published. So I might just scrap it and start writing a new one. 

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

I have a basic outline written down tonight will be my night to really get a lot done. Thanks for the check in.

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

I would like to join for 25 points because i'm a chicken.

I'll probably get shamed but I like to think positive

January New Frontier Contest

11 days ago

Due to my failure in October's competition from misjudging a few complicated real life factors, I'll put up 750 points for this, along with taking no additional reward if I complete an acceptable entry.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Well, you heard him, 750 and no additional reward.

He's just doing it for the glory folks!

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Oh, a Glory Seeker! That's the spirit.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
For any late entrants that want to try and put a Horror spin on the story, as an extra incentive, there's an open slot in Horror to potentially strive for.

@Steve24833 ; @TheNewIAP

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Fuck off with your "Oh la dee da, Wilderness!" bullshit. Society's interesting. The wilderness is not.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Then write a story about exploring the wilderness and then the struggle to destroy it to build stuff in it at the end of the story.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Pfffh, that's like me saying "If you're so against horse sex, have a story about a guy watching a lot of horse sex and at the end stopping it!" All the wilderness shit would not be worth the ending of getting rid of it.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

That’s not what Bucky's saying at all,

He’s more like saying “If you’re so against horse sex, have a story about centaurs raping people and then a hero coming in and stopping it by castrating and killing them all at the end.”

It would still be totally worth it.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

How would a Centaur rape someone, though?

It's not like they can hold them down.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Read up on your centaur lore, they rape people all the time. Remember Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter? Yeah, the centaurs didn't drag her off to bake her a birthday cake. She got gang raped off-screen.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Steve, you are so transparently full of shit. It's like your skin is made of glass and we can all see it.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

How late is too late too enter?

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Technically, you could write the story, formally enter the day before the deadline, and then submit your entry. But your fellow competitors reserve the right to look down on you with scorn for your lack of bravery.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

They reserve that right, and I'll reserve the right to laugh at them for making claims they can't keep. Assuming I enter. Which I haven't decided yet.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Personally, I'll be looking down on him for his lack of good writing. Or, more likely, his lack of finishing a story at all.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Which is a fantastic reason for looking down on me. My only suggestion is that you voice what makes it bad instead of just looking down on it. If/when it happens.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Pedestals are popular today. Good luck with your story.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Thank you.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Wait, has Ebon even bet any points yet?

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
No. I think he wants to get far enough along on his story to be sure he'll finish before officially entering.

I'll probably add a rule for the next contest that says you need to declare entry by a certain point to be able to get the bonus points just for submitting, though you can declare late and still be able to compete for a winning prize. It just seems a little inappropriate that you can write the story first and then declare entry and get the easy "competed' bonus points.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Agreed. Many members aren't like Mizal and are too afraid of losing their points, so @Mizal I tip my hat to you.

 

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

It wasn't my intention to exploit to get points, but rather I didn't want to start something (officially) that I couldn't finish. After all a lot can happen in a month, and if something comes up to make me unable to participate..,well I'd rather not get SHAMED for happenings outside of the site.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Don't fret it over it. This is supposed to be for fun.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Really, we're all friends here. 

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

I won't, and I am having fun so everything is pretty good. 

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago
Well, you were cheerfully expressing intentions to be both a coward and a twat, so I was kind of looking down on you already, but we'll see what happens if you manage a decent story despite those things.

Also, Bucky is now thinking of changing how deadlines work for the next one, so THANKS.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

I can only imagine how much you'll look down upon them if they get shamed.

January New Frontier Contest

10 days ago

Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as that. I was only trying to exploit rules to gain as much as possible without losing. It's good that he'll be changing it. It's a loophole that can be exploited to the unfairness of other people. That's why I asked what I asked earlier today. 

Also, thank you. I'll have to improve my first impressions.

 

January New Frontier Contest

9 days ago

I would like to enter into the "New Frontier" Contest, just for 25 points.

January New Frontier Contest

8 days ago
Edit: I wont be able to participate due to finals *cries hot tears*

January New Frontier Contest

8 days ago
@EndMaster

This heathen definitely signed up for 125 points earlier today. Ford wanted to back and couldn't. Negative doesn't get to back out either.

January New Frontier Contest

8 days ago

Ruthless. I love it.

Edit: but for real, are there any circumstances that allow them to back out?

January New Frontier Contest

8 days ago
Yeah, but you have to file form 2B-7 with the IRS, forward your social to the BLM and request permit 96 regarding fair land use.

January New Frontier Contest

8 days ago

Yeah, no take backs.

He's got negative points anyway though and has been doing stuff in general that keeps him there.

At this point I think he's getting off on it.

January New Frontier Contest

8 days ago

I just realized his name is Negative and he has negative points.

January New Frontier Contest

8 days ago
"A primary focus of the plot and or setting should involve exploring and or surviving the untamed wilderness be it Earth, a fantasy world, or some planet in a space opera."

Is that more "and" or is that more "or" in "exploring and or surviving?"

January New Frontier Contest

8 days ago
Either or. Or both.

January New Frontier Contest

7 days ago
Well fuck, maybe I will publish something now.

CYS, CYS,
Please kill yourself,
Death is no disgrace,
That what I learned from COD: Infinity Space.

January New Frontier Contest

5 days ago
Okay, we're about halfway to the deadline. How is everyone doing so far? And be honest, how many of you have essentially already quit? There's still time for you to be goaded into being less lazy.

January New Frontier Contest

5 days ago

I've written about a thousand words, I lack motivation. 

January New Frontier Contest

5 days ago

Semi-dropped one project that I was kinda motivated for, but wasn't convinced the story was actually something that hadn't been exhaustively written before. Have now kinda also dropped the story I started writing after that, mostly because I'm just terribly lazy. Though I do work best when deadlines are fast approaching, so fingers crossed.

January New Frontier Contest

5 days ago
Well, I've got eight pages written. I guess that's something...

January New Frontier Contest

4 days ago
Not much has been completed. I lost interest in one topic and put my focus into another survival-themed one. Hopefully I've the time and muse to actually get something done.

January New Frontier Contest

4 days ago
I'm probably out tbh. sad waste of points but I didn't expect school to take up as much as it has. I spent 6 hours yesterday on calc homework, and most of my weekend reading a book for lit and studying history notes. Hopefully this quarter will level out in February so I can compete then. I really doubt I'll have a story I'm happy with by the end of January though.

January New Frontier Contest

4 days ago

Mine is going very well. Thanks!

January New Frontier Contest

3 days ago

Progress is going pretty good. I'm a little ahead of schedule since scripting has gone more smoothly than I expected. I'll still need to work until close to the last day, but I should be able to finish on time assuming I don't take a hit from real life. 

January New Frontier Contest

3 days ago
Well, it seems as if things are starting to pick up for me. I finished one page.

January New Frontier Contest

3 days ago
Excellent! At that rate, you're sure to get a second page done by the due date!

January New Frontier Contest

3 days ago

And mabye the storygame will be done in 2019.

January New Frontier Contest

3 days ago
One can only hope.

January New Frontier Contest

2 days ago

70% chance I won't make it due to exams, but I'm pretty motivated.

January New Frontier Contest

5 days ago

Would surviving a post-global warming Earth qualify as wilderness survival? 

January New Frontier Contest

3 days ago
Possibly. It depends on how you go about doing it.

January New Frontier Contest

4 days ago

Just so everyone knows, just because the point system has been altered, doesn’t mean the victims are completely out of the woods. The Victims still went broke joining the contest, so they’re still only getting something if they win.

(Presumably next contest we’ll have to redo the set up all over again.)

This also means T-Count will be the only person to ever get the “Bat Out of Hell” achievement.

Also, Dan, Steve, and Tim are still bitches, but especially Steve.

That is all.

January New Frontier Contest

4 days ago
Hehehe...

January New Frontier Contest

3 days ago

;~;

January New Frontier Contest

yesterday
Ten days left. You still have time to save yourself if you've been a lazy sod. For those of you who you have been making fair progress, feel free to continue to gloat about your productivity.

January New Frontier Contest

yesterday
Dang. I just realized the contest ends on the 30th and NOT the last day of the month! Alas, all is lost! I was going to do SO much on that last day, it was going to be YUGE!

...

...

Or at least that's my excuse for now. My idea well is dredging the bottom. Time to go try and find some influential ideas without getting lost on the Internet...

January New Frontier Contest

yesterday

I think I'll have a 50/50 chance of getting this done on time, time to go into OVERDRIVE mode! Or continue to be going at my measly pace and just have a small story done on time.

January New Frontier Contest

12 hours ago

I wrote a sonnet about my status on this contest and put it as my profile:

 

All around me hangs a kind of despair
A complete and total loss of all hope
This feeling festers in the winter air
Nothing is to be done except to mope

The deadline runs at incredible speed
Barreling towards me, faster than ever
Yet, I have barely planted the seed
To the site's monthly writing endeavor

With only a week and a half to go
My biggest fear is 'shamed' shall be my fate
As the end date approaches, my fear grows
I hope I won't finish this all too late

My entry for January contest
To finish in time is my only quest

January New Frontier Contest

9 hours ago

That is a beautiful sonnet, really expresses the emotion and lesson well

January New Frontier Contest

yesterday
My dog ate my storygame. Why dog, why?

January New Frontier Contest

21 hours ago

Alright. Let's get dangerous.

@EndMaster : Deal me in for all I've got (125 if you'll allow it, what's in my account otherwise).

@Bucky : To confirm, 12:01 AM Eastern time really means 29th Midnight Eastern Time, right?

January New Frontier Contest

17 hours ago
Uh, no. It means exactly what it says.

Deadline: January 30th at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Time

January New Frontier Contest

12 hours ago
It means you have all day of the 29th (Eastern Standard Time) to finish. :)