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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter, 2015 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 2,502 posts (2,659 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 4 wishlists. 4 aliases.


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As a long term contestant who hasn't made even Alternate, I can confirm that you can break into the industry by building a board presence, learning and showing a work ethic and willingness to learn that encourages 3PP to give you the opportunities you need.

Once you get that opportunity, by working hard and trying your best to impress, more opportunities will follow.

I have this week completed the first draft of my first paid gig and the 3pp has already approached me for more work! So it is possible to become a freelancer without even placing in this competition.

The fact you made alternate gives you a boost, so make those approaches for work, write for Wayfinder, for PF Society scenarios open call, build your portfolio of example work.

You are off to a good start, each and every one of you, alternate and Top 32, but now the ball is in your court as to whether you pursue further or not.

The ball wont come to you, you have to chase it!


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Dear finalists.

My master has been beavering away every spare minute of the day. He dozes right now before his sent email screen - 6 days ahead of schedule he worked so hard ;), finally he is able to relax.

So, I, the voracious one, aka Template Fu, am happy to announce that today, at 15:45 uk time, he submitted his first draft, complete, done, dusted and is now awaiting feedback. We still cannot say what it is he worked so hard on, but he achieved a first draft of 3,950 words out of 4,000, and is the biggest thing he has ever written to date.

He, silly human thing that he is, has released me from my cage to start looking at these entries you have in the Top 32 food store of mine.

Needless to say, reviews will be happening after all, but master needs some sleeps before it begins, and then he needs to work out how to review different item types in the same fair and structured manner of previous years.

There may be a few speed bumps too as he works through them pending on the reviews and edits that come back on his work, which still takes priority.

So gird your loins top 32, I am VERY hungry having been denied your delicious points for so long, and I will be feeding on you soon, most likely starting at the weekend.

Drooling-ly yours,

Template Fu.


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Am I allowed to eat him master?

You tell them every year not to edit in the preview window!

Pleaaaaaase?

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Thomas LeBlanc wrote:

These were just my thoughts during voting:

Energizing Breastplate - Bad, bad Template Fu! You listed most of the faults. Should be uses/day not encounter. Inadequete mechanics. Add simulacrum to requirements. Underpriced.

The per encounter was one I didn't pull out because I found these in the PRD! (bolding is mine)

Parting Shot (combat)
“Benefit: Once per encounter, when using the withdraw action”

Mythic Adventures Glossary…
“A mythic character might be rewarded with a boon several times in a single session, but no more than once per encounter

Grin, so that one was from a precedent - evil grin.

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Hi all

You may be wondering why Template Fu is quiet this year.

I can confirm that any reviews I normally do will not be happening as did in previous years.

The main reasons are two fold, and you deserve to know as some of you are waiting for them to start.

The two main reasons are...

a) I had a "flexible" schedule with a 3pp based on whether I progressed or not in the competition this year. I was culled, so I am concentrating on the 3pp work as priority - taking much of my spare time at the moment.

b) Having been culled, I realize that I have much to learn about magical items of the types for round 1 this year, and so I do not feel qualified to review on the entries as I have in previous years. I want to spend some study time before commenting so that I am happy that I will not be leading people astray in things I say.

So sorry, no template fu reviews this year - I may return in a month or two and retrospectively work through them, but for now, I am very busy with 3pp work.

I hope you understand.

Anthony.

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There is no reason you cant have a go at round 2, post it on drop box of google shares and linkify in a what I would have submitted thread.

That often happens with the latter rounds each year and it is good practice for when you do make top 32. :)

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Go on then 11 thru 32 are mine!


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GM_Solspiral wrote:
If one of the Champion voters wins detect mojo and gets into the top 32 is that the round 1 Triple Crown?

I think it's

Win Mojo
Top 32
AND... passes my template review :P

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I'm sure you can design an elven city map with trees, bushes, tree houses, paddocks and streams that when observed from a bird's eye view, the whole layout would look like an aspergillum in full bloom. :P

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Lady Firedove wrote:

You want to see some crazy map rules?

Check this out. :)

Uh-Oh, I tried drawing on this gold leaf sheet but the crayon keeps getting covered in the stuff leaving great holes behind! :P

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I actually tried not to second guess whether entries were converted wondrous items. My reasoning was that some wondrous items might be being shoe horned into a make do wondrous item type, I.E., the idea behind the converted wondrous item might work better as another more appropriate item type.

So in the instances of items I thought were conversions, I felt it was only fair to give them consideration like any other... it may be they had started trying to shoe horn their idea into a wondrous item, only to then be given the opportunity to create the effect in a more appropriate item type.

So anyone that took that route - there is at least one voter who checked your item properly and determined whether the item choice made MORE sense than being a wondrous item. If it did, then the conversion did not get counted against you in my voting.

There are borderline cases though, for example did all gauntlets start life as a glove? That's not for me to determine, I should and tried to look at the design, the idea, the implementation.

I don't and shouldn't care it was a converted wondrous item unless it was done really badly, what I do care about is the design behind the item irrespective of the base item it ended up being in.

I do worry that comments about "converted wondrous items" actually caused a lot of great designers to lose vote pairs simply because it was perceived that that was the correct thing to do. This is another reason I stopped reading the "I have seen" thread - it was part of my conscious effort to be fair to every single contestant.

Some people may agree with me, some likely will not - but I can say I have a clear conscience and voted every pair based on the design itself and not the source of the idea.

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I bought some new crayons too... And i think, 99.9999% I was culled, but that wont stop me having a go myself. Heck, i may even take a piccy, drop box it and share. Stranger things have happened.

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I would say the purpose of the contest is two fold - one, to discover new talent that is READY, and two, to nurture potential talent that is learning the game.

We cannot expect first timers to have the professional know how and experience to handle being culled or rejected as gracefully as someone who has gone through the experience a time or two.

If they are leaving because they are culled, we need to be sure to encourage them to try again.

This means when the critique thread comes around, don't be 100% negative, always end your reviews on a positive note. You will be amazed how any critique that ends with noting something done well encourages and motivates people.

Please don't post things like "they need to leave" because they don't. What they need to do is try again, what they need to do is put themselves out there for constructive and balanced critique, what they need to do is learn and be better next time.

What WE need to do is encourage them to not be scared about coming forward for that critique and to nurture the next generation of superstars.

Sorry for the rant everyone, but this is something I feel very strongly about. You could probably tell >.<

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One of the things I will be looking at, (without knowing the round rules yet), is the key -

If the map type is one that needs it, does it show a compass north?
If the map type is one that needs it, does it include the scale?

Are there symbols on the map, or areas which aren't listed in the key - this would cause me to have to come back and ask the designer what they are if they are not really obvious.

Basically, I won't be scoring on artistic merit, I will be scoring based on whether I have enough information to professionally render the map design without having to come back to the designer to ask questions.

Then after that I will look at the area from a play perspective, are there environmental challenges that add to the encounter areas? But until we know the round rules, I can't say much more than that for now. I am sure this part of the check list will grow once we know the round rules ;)

For tie breaking - did you use a clean sheet? Did you ink over your rough draft lines so that it scans/digitizes well enough to be read easily when we see it? Does the map layout look clean and legible? Does it give the impression that the designer really cares about the map/encounter areas they are designing for.

Artistic skills, art packages, map making tools will not be a criteria if I can choose the best entries without needing to use those as a deciding factor.

I want clarity.
I want completeness.
I want environment to be considered.
I want it to look like an interesting area to play in.
I want the number and size of player characters and foes encountered to be sensible for the area being portrayed (no dragons in the 5' x 5' loo :P) - if it's a lair, make it big enough for the occupant to be comfortable :)

I will not care if you can draw or not, so long as I can work it out :)

I will post my annual list of things I will be looking for once I know what the criteria for the map will be. For now, I hope that generic summary will do.

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So you got culled.

I'm in that boat...

... but ...

I am smiling wide because I now know the great secret of being culled!

*even bigger smile*

*like a cheshire cat smile*

Why I am smiling so, you may be wondering...

Well...

I have no pressure on ME.

I can kick back, put my feet up, sup on a tall iced cola, and...

enjoy everyone else's week of agony, angst, and suffering.

Hah!

Who said being culled can't be fun? :P

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I did say that the quality of entries this year would result in a much flatter distribution of votes. Yay, i got something right ! ;)

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Feros wrote:
mamaursula wrote:

My item vs my nemesis item

I will have no guilt and may quit voting after this to leave on a high note.

...only later will she discover that was her 4,999th vote...

Evil!

Love it!

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If I ever made top 32, the first post I would make as part of the thanks would include this...

"Please do not vote from my entries going forward because of who I am, please only vote for me if you think my submissions deserve to advance."

I do worry that my "forum presence" may be too much temptation to gain votes I wouldn't deserve - it is one of the reasons I have chased the dream through other avenues :)

So yeah, I would prefer anonymity - but for every single round, only finding the names out at the very end!

Just in case I get tempted by all the Jacob(s), Marmasula, Curaigh, Andrew, Feros, Brill, Nickolas, Jeffrey, Jason... and any long term Blazing 9'er I missed in that brain dump... entries that will be Top 32 this year! ;)

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I agree with the identifying, the question I was trying to raise was whether we are influencing the voting of others and whether we should.

For example, and this is total honesty here, so I am raising my hand. I read the thread, chuckling at first until the comment about earrth breakers. The next few votes passed and I got my first earthbreaker, I found myself looking at it not as "a new item" but as "another earthbreaker". I stopped reading the rant thread at the time because the way I was viewing items, and thus my voting on them, had been compromised.

This is the issue I wanted to raise.

Voters may want, nay, need to vent, I understand that but cant we strive to do so privately with our own circle of friends? Or saving the venting in a notepad document, then after reveal using it then - even as part of the feedback critiques.

It was just a wondering about the impact this thread has on how people vote, and I will admit it did affect mine - so I stopped reading it out of respect for everyone's submissions and for each entrant hoping to advance.

I guess all I am asking is you ask yourself before posting comments, have you been influenced by prior comments and are you influencing others. Treat every other entrant with the same respect and courtesy you wish to be treated with yourself.

I don't want to think we can only stop this with banning such threads - that is where I don't want to go. All I ask is we be a little more considerate. When I got grouchy, I left the keyboard, had a cup of tea, took a break.

I have been guilty and I have been influenced this year. I will not read such threads next year until after I am done voting. The realization of how much it was affecting my vote will not let me do otherwise. I want to be totally fair to every entrant new or old. I am taking this stance myself because I don't want to force actions on the forums either way.

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mplindustries wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:
GM_Solspiral wrote:
One of us, one of us, one of us

*lurches forward, groaning, staring at the Marathon tag that refuses to change*

I'm beginning to suspect that "Champion Voters" are actually Skynet. You're Skynet, aren't you? It's okay, I won't tell.

Yeah, I've had Marathon for a while and, not only can I not believe I don't have Champion yet, I do not understand how the current Champion voters got their tags so quickly.

One of the reasons I suggested last year adding a tag at 2.5k votes, I might vote more if that were present but the gap between marathon and champion is simply too huge to contemplate.

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Okay, by Pit Crew, I am referring to the review circle we all havem our gaming buddies, our friends, our family.

I don't just get my pit crew to review my submissions, I get them to review everything I write (some see more than others depending on NDA I am under).

Now let's look at some figures...

My voting circle numbers around 10. Of those 10, on average we all voted 800 times, (some less, some more). So that's 8,000 votes. My item was seen by a pit crew member... 4 times, - just 4 out of 8,000 votes, so any pit crew "preference" is already massively squished to non existence.

Lets also look at that again, 4 out of 10 voters saw my item. 40%. That means, if there were 1,000 voters, on average only 400 voters saw it. So using a review circle improved my writing but has little to no effect on the vote outcome. The numbers prevent that.

Some voters only vote till they see their item, some see it really quick, some don't. So there isn't any way you can really affect the vote totals enough to swing things in your favor unless you get a 1000 plus circle voting for you - even then, those 1,000 plus voters would still have to vote on everyone elses items as they search for your.

I have no issue with people having any size pit crew, if it helps improve their design and their design skills, that surely is better for us all.

What does concern me, like many others have hinted at, is the "so far" thread.

When we see someone post "ack, so many xyz", then they are swaying votes away from xyz, when they say "earthbreakers are awful, there are no good ones", some voters will simply see earthbreaker vs anythingelse and hit anythingelse.

We all need to learn to say what we think about the items we vote on without classifying / identifying them. We should not comment in such a way that we dissuade/influence voting for particular item types and categories. Some items this year got very dangerously close to identifying specific items. "It has a really long name" for example.

This is why I didn't post a great deal in that thread and why I read it only after I had finished voting - I didn't want my voting influenced adversely in any way.

So pit crews? - fine by me, comments during voting? - hmmm, we need to be a lot less identifying.

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I am gradually transferring my pdf notes into an online resource at www.gamesdesignadvice.com so thanks for those kind words! I will be posting again soon on that site, but for right now am concentrating on the competition.

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The black raven wrote:
stuff...

I empathise with you whole heartedly. If it is any consolation, after eight years of trying, I can confirm the disappointment is no less than it was that first time.

I am burying myself now in some 3PP work I have acquired through becoming noticed on the forums. I am also turning to look at Wayfinder 14 work now that call has been posted. I am getting back on that bike as they say.

I have seen some very tight well balanced items join me in the cull - maybe one of them was yours. I do wonder at times if the competition not been open vote based, would they have been contenders for Top 32 under the old judge selection. I believe some of them most certainly would have.

The open voting is fun, you learn a lot from it, but it is also very much a mood based participation sport with all the randomness and fluctuations that entails. In short, you are trying to be one of the fish in a very big barrel. A writers life is moments of exhilarating joy interspersed with the sadness of rejections, so all of us wanting to be designers must develop that never say die attitude, must keep on reaching for that goal.

If you have the designer heart, you have to take these disappointments and be honest with yourself. Look hard at your entry, real hard. Make reviews of those that did make it - why did they make it and why did the judges select that item as top 32 out of those in the top 100 or so?

This competition isn't the only way you can get noticed, submit proposals for the PFS scenarios calls, Wayfinder, approach 3PPs and tout for small items of work to get the chance to prove yourself on a one to one basis.

I have been trying the competition now for 8 years, but only really trying hard and seriously for around the last 5 - that was when the fan-boy excitement of taking part got replaced with a realization that I could actually do this, and that I really wanted to. That's when I started knuckling down. I have even seen posts from industry pro's who openly admit they couldn't place in this competition. Take heart from that.

As for my item, I have decided not to share this year for the first time ever. My reasoning is this. I created it, considered game balance, had a cool visual. I am happy with it. I know where I made mistakes ( yes, even I can slip up occasionally :), so I am turning now to working on my craft again, in earnest. I am starting to have confidence in my abilities.

AFTER I had submitted my item this year, I took a very cheeky and very big gamble and contacted SKR. I found that he was not involved in the competition in any way this year, so I cheekily asked if he would consider looking at my item and giving me private feedback. He did so! THAT is how highly he regards the entrants of this competition. He took a look and gave me more of his honest feedback...

Six years ago, my Proliferating Pocket Purse gave him a headache and sent him home (yes - that WAS my feedback on that item, it was also the kick in the pants I needed to really start working hard), this year, my item received a summary of "neat item" from him.

I can't describe how that made me feel - like all the hard work was coming together at last. Ok, he didn't say wow, or great. But I knew that getting neat item from him was a good indication of growth in my design skills. I KNEW my design was solid from those words. The best item I have ever done. And... it was culled.

So please don't give up, you might never get a Superstar tag, I have come to accept that this year and that is a hard thing to accept - everyone believes they are superstar material, it's perfectly natural.

Don't let this disappointment stop you from getting noticed and becoming a games designer if that is your dream. You just have to pick yourself up, soldier on and work for it. It is one item in the grand scheme of things. Not every item you ever design will get used by a publisher.

Come on, crack on, join me in the chase to being published in a hardback and becoming recognized as a games designer!

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mamaursula wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:

Wifi? Luxury!

I've been yelling into the phone: "100011101011100111100101011101111101111"

We're never going to hit 5000 comments at that rate, you're going to need to give up the dial up quib.

Parity error detected!

Initiating reboot sequence...
Wiping forums posts...
Wiping Voting Achievements...
Wiping Votes...
Wiping Entries...

Please restart - you have 24 hours to re-enter, and 3 days to vote. Make champion now :P

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Adam Daigle wrote:
I admit, just for the drama alone, I want to see you and Andrew both advance. :)

All the way to the final 4 too :P

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92. Request one for my labradoodle - a cute doggy hat!

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The problem with names and backstory on items is the impact on the GM. They have to work those names and backstory into their campaign, either replacing them with their world names and backstory or by adding the backstory into their game lore. This is why item backstory is generally discouraged, in order to keep items as setting and lore neutral as possible.

It has been said pretty much every year, causing the GM more work is bad.

It has also been said you can only put names in items if that was a character that played with or under the late G. Gygax.

All the old hands who return every year have had these criteria drummed into them, and that is why backstory gets frowned upon... Because the backstory behind backstories has been to date, don't do it. Let the players build their own backstory by their exploits with the exciting item.

In short, backstory causes more work and impacts campaign worlds.

If an item can be exciting and setting neutral, it will invariably be upvoted over one that tries to jazz things up with extra names and lore.

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Just popping on line to wish...

* everyone at Paizo,
* all the 3PPs,
* RPG Superstar judges,
* RPG Superstar contestants,
* RPG Superstar forum posters and lurkers,
* Paizo secret store Ninjas,
* Paizo customer care bears
* Paizo designers
* and everyone else who I may have inadvertently forgotten...

A very happy and prosperous New Year to you all!

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And I'm there - "Mr Triple Snickers Bar" is mine! :D

(Snickers used to be manly and ruggedly named as a "Marathon" bar before they globalized to the derisive laugh name it now has!)

Unique items seen 726

Approx unseen items - 70 to 80 or so.

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Marathon is getting close now, less than a 100 votes to go :)

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Unfortunately, not for me. I have some 3PP work to do between rounds and voting. And get this, the 3PP are allowing me a flexible schedule in case I actually progress this year! How cool is that?!

No, I can't say who, and no, I can't say what. It is my first paid gig though, so I feel like a designer at least! :)

Not bad for someone who has yet to make Top 32 eh?

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Wow, 878 votes and I finally see my item!

I can take it easier now as I stroll along to my third successive Marathon tag :)

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James Casey wrote:
Man, this thread has slowed down a bit. Fatigue must be setting in...

Nah, Christmas Day = Dinner, relatives, More food, Relatives, Turkey Sandwiches, Relatives and very late night quick votes before bed.

Once Boxing Day is out of the way, it will likely pick up again followed by a surge of votes after the first item cull as entrants try to see if their item is still in there.

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LOL - The Doctor knows you know!

Was chilling out to my new Pressie - Doctor Who 50 Anniversary Soundtrack Collection...

First up the theme tune - the music went "ooooo weeeee ooooo" just as two awful items came up together for voting on...

Man, he's good. LOL.

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How about "Ten Voters Weeping"? :P

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650th vote cast - Marathon is in my sights soon...

Votes Cast : 650
Unique Items : 640

Highest seen count of a repeating item: 7
Highest votes for a repeatedly seen item: 6

Item Type : Vote Share

Armor : 88 (13.54%)
Ring : 99 (15.23%)
Rod : 59 (9.08%)
Shield : 68 (10.46%)
Staff : 84 (11.22%)
Weapon : 251 (40.27%)

Top 32 predicted distribution is now...

5 Armor, 6 Rings, 2 Rods, 2 Shields, 4 Staves, and 13 Weapons.

I merged the other lists into mine out of curiosity, and there are still at least 162 items I have yet to see (one of which is mine >.<).

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Nah, I'm keeping a top 32, but using the top 20 of it for this. ;)

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Nazard wrote:
Just out of curiosity, who else here, when they see an awesome item with perfect template format, silently thinks "Please be Anthony Adams' item" before hitting up-vote?

Me for one! :P

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Yeah, their Top 100 to be reviewed will need an extra 0 :P

Right, let's see what this next 100 pairs shows me -

*engage Brian Blessed mode*

Onward my brave VOTE men! Hyaaaaaaaarrrrrr!

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Curaigh wrote:
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Are there great items out there? Has anyone seen one?

Of course they're there! I saw one just before I hit 'submit' :)

In all seriousness though, the middle of the pack will be seen more often.

Were you looking over my shoulder when you saw that? :P

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Mine gave me her last 3 Rolo's - I win :P

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500th vote cast - Dedicated is mine!

Rawr!

Votes Cast : 500
Unique Items : 578

Highest seen count of a repeating item: 6
Highest votes for a repeatedly seen item: 4

Item types are listed in unique item count descending.

Item Type : Unique Items Seen / Votes Cast

Armor : 90 (15.57%) / 63 (12.60%) - 0.7 votes per item
Ring : 96 (16.61%) / 80 (16.00%) - 0.83333 votes per item
Rod : 49 ( 8.48%) / 48 ( 9.60%) - 0.97959 votes per item
Shield : 48 ( 8.30%) / 54 (10.80%) - 1.125 votes per item
Staff : 61 (10.55%) / 61 (12.20%) - 1.0 votes per item
Weapon : 234 (40.48%) / 194 (38.80%) - 0.82906 votes per item

Top 32 predicted distribution is now...

5 Armor, 5 Rings, 3 Rods, 3 Shields, 3 Staves (down 1), and 13 Weapons (up 1)

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53. Get in a heated debate with my wife about where Mila Kunis is from. (I won btw; she is from the Ukraine not Russia)

You mean she is real and not from my imagination?

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You know, if I were a purveyor of fine weapons in a fantasy world - I have decided it would be a purveyor of daggers... :P

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41. Video link first attempt to Monica to make her squeeeeee in laughter!

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I said to myself, "This year, you will definitely order your pairings, ignore that both are equal button, it does nothing to help sort the items...."

Now I am saying - "That one - the pain, the pain..." >.<

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300th vote cast, daily target achieved, more is a bonus now :)

I am starting to get pairs of already seen items instead of the odd one or two now.

Votes Cast : 300
Unique Items : 427 (71.17% of items seen)

Highest seen count of a repeating item: 4
Highest votes for a repeatedly seen item: 4

Item types are listed in unique item count descending.

Item Type : Unique Items Seen / Votes Cast

Weapon : 145 (38.88%) / 111 (37.00%) - 0.66868 votes per item
Ring : 70 (16.39%) / 46 (15.33%) - 0.65714 votes per item
Armor : 69 (16.16%) / 40 (13.33%) - 0.57971 votes per item
Staff : 48 (11.24%) / 42 (14.00%) - 0.87500 votes per item
Shield : 38 ( 8.90%) / 33 (11.00%) - 0.86842 votes per item
Rod : 36 ( 8.43%) / 28 ( 9.33%) - 0.77778 votes per item

Top 32 predicted distribution is now...

5 Armor, 5 (down 1) Rings, 3 Rods (up 1), 3 Shields, 4 Staves, and 12 Weapons

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Me too Ambrosia - do a 100 votes, eat, watch something, let brain ruminate on those items, come back fresh later, repeat.

My aim is 150-200 per day which *should* retain my marathon status.

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37. Add to a growing list of time filling activities :P

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DINOSAURS! Not seen many dino items yet, still hoping.

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