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Don Hastily wrote:
As I voter, I can honestly say it doesn't matter to me which way they go about tying it to the setting (so long as the attempts to tie the monster to the setting do not take up so much of the word count that the monster suffers in other areas).
Well I've already shared my first entry (Spirit Bottle) and last years entry (Scarf of Battle Trickery) so I might was well share the three items that came in between...
Sphere of Searing Smoke
Spindle of the Moirai
*added for clarification here, the word blinded was accidentally cut from my entry, and I didn't notice until after I had posted it.
one note of interest is that (before this year at least,) all but one of the items that I entered started with the letter 's' Spirit, Sphere, spindle, and scarf.
James Risner wrote:
If you have seen unique items since the cull that are not on the post cull item list on the other thread could youadd them too it maybe (or PM the person who is keeping that list with a list of items you've seen post cull that are not on it)... so that people who might be checking that list to see if their item made it through can have a load taken off their mind.
I know I have not seen my item post cull while voting, and only know it made it through the cull because of the list on that thread.
Aaron Miller 335 wrote:
Aint this the truth, I've seen several items post cull that I was sure would have been cut.
some of us did last year (in fact I didn't even start keeping track until after the cull last year).
Sean K Reynolds wrote:
good to know
I don't know Azouth, I think items like the Glove the probably should be a staff works fine as the occasional wondrous item, and wouldn't be too out of place in a compendium of magic items... but that is not really what this composition is looking for they are looking for superstar items, and the real question is whether items that barrow too heavily from other categories are 'superstar'
Eric Hindley wrote:
It depends. If you have automatic spacing between paragraphs in your word processor, that won't carry into the BBC box. You have to manually add spaces (which looks like triple spacing in Word, for example).
As a side note, if you plan on doing much writing, you are going to want to know how to disable that automatic spacing and such, most (but not all) publications still prefer standard paragraph format (no space between paragraphs and indent the first word).
I believe that is indirectly refering to lack of proper formating putting you over word count (say you have 299 words in your entry and leave out the Cost: xxgp) in the requirements section, those two words would disqualify you. Also if you format the item for another gaming system entirely (I think I'll enter the item I created for Mongoose's version of Rune Quest, and not change it one bit to make it a pathfinder item...)that is grounds for disqualification.
I would think that finding mentions of your item on this thread could generally be seen in a negative light (although just because somebody says "oh no another Torc!" is not that bad if you entered a torc, I seriously doubt anybody is voting against torcs on general principle) while if you find something that could be your item mentioned on the "Incessant Praise" thread, you should feel good about it.
I do not know if it will make much of difference in advancement though, some items on this thread (those that are blatant in their problems, or failed to follow the rules mostly) will certainly not advance... but lots of items that I see and think to my self "that's the one s/he was talking about on the ramble thread' have at least a decent chance to make it.
Others may have mentioned this but, for future reference... if your item includes a DM/GM's note section, or an additional paragraph where you explain your design process, apologize for something about your item, or otherwise include commentary that is not part of the item description it will have have a very, very hard time getting a vote from me.