After a record number of votes in this year's Round 2, sixteen amateur game designers have advanced to Round 3 of Paizo Publishing’s RPG Superstar, the largest open-call tabletop roleplaying design contest in history. Ryan Dancey, father of the Open Gaming movement, joined celebrity judges Sean K Reynolds and Mark Moreland from Paizo and RPG Superstar 2009 winner Neil Spicer to critique 400-word class archetype concepts submitted by the top 32 Round 1 survivors, and a public vote resulted in 16 advancing submissions. The finalists must now create backgrounds and Pathfinder RPG stat blocks using one of 32 preselected villain images and an archetype, either from a previous round or from any published Paizo product.
Congratulations to the top 16! To all of you, I'd like another helping of awesome please!
To those who did not advance, be proud. You did well amid some stiff challenges and should wear your "2011 Top 32" with pride. I envy your getting the industry feedback on your writing but am genuinely happy for your progress this year.
Congratulations everyone! I can't wait to see some villains!
RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8
Dedicated Voter aka John Benbo
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the contest (from the hundreds who submitted to the hundreds who voted) for making it a great contest! New England is getting buried in snow this winter but there is a bright side, work has already been canceled for tomorrow in anticipation of 18inches of snow so more time for me to finish crafting a villain.
RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16
Star Voter aka JoelF847
John Bennett wrote:
New England is getting buried in snow this winter but there is a bright side, work has already been canceled for tomorrow in anticipation of 18inches of snow so more time for me to finish crafting a villain.
Ha - you're lucky you don't have a work laptop, I'll be working from home (though probably sneaking more time into my villain that I would be able to on a normal work day.)
Congratulations to the top 16! Well done, hope you're all ready for more.
And to all the top 32 who didn't make it: You already made it. You're all heroes and role-models for years to come in my book, your entries read and re-read for that spark of genius. Slip into your deserved comfy break-chairs, sip a drink, and join us in putting the pressure on the poor contestants!