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RPG Superstar 2015

The Top 32

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The 2011 RPG Superstar contest drew in hundreds of entries from around the world in a contest to crown the ultimate new roleplaying game design talent. The judges spent the better part of six weeks whittling down the entries to a top 32 finalists and 4 alternates. With their hard work done, the onus now rests on the public to crown the next RPG Superstar!

Artus Nemati — Mirrored Lantern of the Pious Seeker
Charles Dunwoody — Iron Bands of the Blue Dragon
Cody Coffelt — Flask of Five Fifths
Danny Lundy — Meditation Beads of the Flaming Fist
David Vigil — Candle of Viscous Ephemera
Eric Hindley — Shadow Falconer's Glove
Erik Freund — Corsage of the Captured Voice
Ethan Day-Jones — Eye of the Void
Isaac Duplechain — Alchemist's Viper
James Martin — Poisoner's Retort
James Olchak — Erinyes Braid
Jerall Toi — Phlebotomist's Gloves
Jerry Keyes — Martyr's Tear
Joel Flank — Plentiful Pouch
John Spalding — Illusionist's Veil
John Bennett — Cocoon Cloak
Joseph LaMothe — Ampoule of False Blood
Joshua Stevens — Imp's Wishbone
K. Patrick Barley — Seeds of the Spirit Totem
Levi Miles — Amulet of the Rakshasa
Marie Small — Verdant Vine
Nick Bolhuis — Assassin's Rose
Ryan Marsh — Grim Howler
Sam Zeitlin — Book of Night Without Moon
Scott Fernandez — Nightmare Boots
Sean Huguenard — The Smuggler's Collapsible Robe
Sean McGowan — Singing Bowl of Redoubled Clarity
Sue Flaherty — Pharasma's Death Sacrament
Tom Phillips — Iron Collar of the Unbound Coven
Trevor Watson — Talisman of Synchronicity
Trevor Merback — Bag of Holes
Victor Miller — Silver Skein

Eric Reed, Kevin Wixson, Mike Kimmel, and Mikko Kallio were selected as alternates. (Names are listed in alphabetical order.)

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Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Congrats to you all!

Sczarni Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Awesome! Congrats to the 32!

I can't wait to see how everything goes in the next rounds.


Grats! :D

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Congrats, everyone! Can't wait to get home and read the items at more leisure!

Shadow Lodge

Congrats to everyone that made it! :)


Congrats to all that made the list (wish mine was there ..:(...lol). I will be reading each and every one.

Shadow Lodge

Congrats to the winners.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion , Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Huzzah! Some truly outstanding items this year, well done everybody!

Dark Archive RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32, 2011 Top 16 , Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Boxhead

That's awesome! Totally made my day!

Dark Archive

Congrats to all.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 aka Gamer Girrl

Thank you and a huge congratulations to my fellow 32. WOW! I think I'll be less dazed later, but right now I'm just shaky stunned and bouncing around :)

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015

Wow, well done guys. :)


Congratulations.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Congratulations to all the Top 32!

Liberty's Edge

Congrats to the top 32 and to all the judges.

Dark Archive Bella Sara Charter Superscriber

Nice work and congratulations!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

Gratulacje !

Paizo Employee Designer

Congrats to the top 32!

Liberty's Edge Cartographer

Congratulations, folks! I very much like what I see here! :)

Lantern Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

And then there were 32..... Duh duh DUUUHHHH!!!!!! Nice work, all. Keep it up, and I can't wait to see more.

Now, where can we post our entries to find out where they faltered?

And for the record, Amulet of the Rakshasa - HELLZ YES! Nice work. ;)
-will

Scarab Sages

Great job y'all!


Excellent work, folks! I'm looking forward to reading up on all your creations and see if they manage to escape my # 34 pencil.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter 2013, Champion Voter 2014, Dedicated Voter 2015

Good job and awesome items!

My favs:
Candle of Viscous Ephemera
Cocoon Cloak
Book of Night Without Moon
Assassins Rose
Ampoule of False Bood

Dark Archive RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Contributor

Ooooh, this is going to be an awesome competition!

Congratulations to everyone, and I look forward to seeing more! Fight, fight, fight!

Dark Archive

Major grats to those who made the cut, your items are great and can't wait to see what else comes from this contest!


cONGRATS!


Congratulations to everyone!

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4; Contributor; Publisher, Legendary Games

Thumbs up to the Top 32. Let the killcrazy rampage to the top COMMENCE!


Gratz, peeps. Can't say I'm not jealous ... I can, but my people would call that a "lie" ... but I can say look out next year. Have fun for the rest of the contest!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013 aka Anry

HUZZAH! 3rd year is the charm.

The Exchange

Paizo Superscriber

There you go sweet Top 32 2011! Go get it!

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Congratulations to all. Time to peruse the wonderousness. Can't wait to see what you all have in store for us in the way of archetypes.

The Exchange

Paizo Superscriber
Clinton Boomer wrote:

Ooooh, this is going to be an awesome competition!

Congratulations to everyone, and I look forward to seeing more! Fight, fight, fight!

They fight, they fight.

They fight they fight they fight.

The Itchy and Scratchy Shoooooow!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013

Still shaking! Congratulations and best of luck to my fellow 32er's!

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Congratulations to all the top 32.

There's no names that jump out at me, as being either my usual sparring partners or my goofing-about buddies, so I should be able to vote with a clear conscience on the quality of the items themselves, with no temptation to favouritism.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Congrats to all the top 32! Best of luck to you all. Now if 3 or 4 of you could just kindly not submit to the next round.... ;) Just kidding. I'm excited and honored to be participating, if only as an alternate! A huge thanks to Paizo and the judges. Now, time to get working...

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6, Contributor , Dedicated Voter 2013

Mike Kimmel wrote:
Congrats to all the top 32! Best of luck to you all. Now if 3 or 4 of you could just kindly not submit to the next round.... ;) Just kidding. I'm excited and honored to be participating, if only as an alternate! A huge thanks to Paizo and the judges. Now, time to get working...

Stranger things have happened. But alas, not since year 1!


And another voicing of my congratulations in this thread. you all really deserve to hear it more than once ;)

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012 , Star Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Congratulations everyone!

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Russ Taylor wrote:
Mike Kimmel wrote:
Congrats to all the top 32! Best of luck to you all. Now if 3 or 4 of you could just kindly not submit to the next round.... ;) Just kidding. I'm excited and honored to be participating, if only as an alternate! A huge thanks to Paizo and the judges. Now, time to get working...
Stranger things have happened. But alas, not since year 1!

True :) And honestly I don't expect that any of the top 32 will fail to submit to round 2. If you make it this far, one would think you'd be ready for the next step! But if I want any chance at all, I have to make a submission along with the rest of 'em. Either way, I'm mostly just excited to see all the awesomeness that always comes from this contest.

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 4 , Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

I think I already have my favorites, and those would be: Iron Bands of the Blue Dragon, Phlebotomist’s Gloves, Ampoule of False Blood, Bag of Holes and mainly the Assassin´s Rose (simple, elegant, subtle, love the flavor). Most of the items were really innovative, though, so congrats to all. Didn´t care much for only a few of them, but I´ll sure be giving these designers a fair shot in the next round, as I´m eager to see what everyone comes up with. For those who´ve already improved my attitude from indifferent to friendly, I really enjoyed your items and please don´t drop the ball!

Although a bit nerve-wrecking, this contest is amazing both to participate in and to watch, so make the best of this opportunity, guys!

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16 , Marathon Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014 aka Ezekiel Shanoax, the Stormchild

Kudos and huzzahs to the lot of you. Well done.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 , Marathon Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka surfbored

Wow! As a relative newb to Pathfinder (my new favorite RPG), I'm honored and flabbergasted to be in such fine company. Thanks to the judges for considering my submission worthy and the non-judges that are gracious enough to give their honest feedback.

I'll do my best to impress in the next round.

BTW, is it okay to respond to questions from the first round and comment on other submissions, or is it best to keep quiet?

Liberty's Edge

Congratulations to everybody that made it. I look forward to reading all of your entries.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013 aka Anry

Jerry Keyes wrote:

Wow! As a relative newb to Pathfinder (my new favorite RPG), I'm honored and flabbergasted to be in such fine company. Thanks to the judges for considering my submission worthy and the non-judges that are gracious enough to give their honest feedback.

I'll do my best to impress in the next round.

BTW, is it okay to respond to questions from the first round and comment on other submissions, or is it best to keep quiet?

I double checked the rules on that one, when voting is open on an entry (aka our archetypes) we're not allowed to make any responses to questions to clarify our entries. Seeing as our items have been selected already, you can respond about them.

If I am wrong, I will certainly be corrected, and then I will run to my own item and remove the response I made.

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

Jerry Keyes wrote:
BTW, is it okay to respond to questions from the first round and comment on other submissions, or is it best to keep quiet?

For this round, it's entirely up to you. Expounding on your design decisions is okay after the voting is done. For this round, only judges were voting...and we're done. So you can comment all you want. That can be a double-edged sword, though, depending on how the public views your commentary. In future rounds, you're not allowed to answer any questions or provide any further feedback or commentary until the public has registered their votes. After that, you can again comment as much as you want. And everyone will be watching to see what you say and how you conduct yourself.

Best of luck,
--Neil

Shadow Lodge Marathon Voter 2013

Congratulations to all that entered and in particular to the top 32 now revealed.

I've read through all the items and have to mention a few that really attracted my attention for one reason or another:

- David Vigil: Candle of Viscous Ephemera
- Ethan Day-Jones: Eye of the Void
- John Spalding: Illusionist's Veil
- K. Patrick Barley: Seeds of the Spirit Totem
- Tom Phillips: Iron Collar of the Unbound Coven
- Trevor Watson: Talisman of Synchronicity
- Trevor Merback: Bag of Holes

All of the above had something that resonated superstar to me. They all gave me that little inkling of the designer behind the design. I can't wait to see round two when everyone starts getting serious about this whole thing. Best of luck!!!

Best Regards
Herremann the Wise


Great stuff folks! Very proud of all of you. I'll drink a cold one in your honor when I get home...

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013 aka Shadow-Mask

Congratulations to everyone else who made Top 32 as well. Thank you judges for the vote of confidence, and I will do my best to continue to knock folks' socks off.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Star Voter 2013 aka Anry

hedgeknight wrote:
Great stuff folks! Very proud of all of you. I'll drink a cold one in your honor when I get home...

*raises his scotch* Thanks :)

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