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The thoughts of a first time entrant.


RPG Superstar™ 2012 General Discussion

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Andoran Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012 , Star Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Anthony Adam wrote:

Well done all you first timers.

Little snippet from an "old timer?", entered every year and guess what.

It's no less nerve wracking waiting now as it was the first time.

So enjoy and welcome to the fold.

Hopefully, this will be your year! (I'm with you on the entering every year)

Also, excellent work to those who have entered for the first time!

Taldor RPG Superstar 2013 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014 aka primemover003

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I was a first timer last year and by the later rounds I felt it showed! But you can make it in on your first try, so congrats to everyone that submitted.

--If you wanna be a Vrock Superstar and live large...

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Star Voter 2013 aka nate lange

I also entered for the first time this year. I actually just learned about the contest at the end of December and didn't realize how big it was. I almost submitted an old item from the last campaign I ran but a friend (who also entered) pointed me to the advice forum and last year's top 32 so I decided to come up with something new. I submitted my first idea- which I think was a good one, but after reading about all these entrants who picked the best of their dozen ideas I wonder if I should have done more?

I guess only time will tell. Why is it that reading the forums to distract myself until the 24th only seems to make me more impatient?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I know! Reading is supposed to distract me!

...

Also, I really am oscillating between "man, what a great idea" and "ah, man, I wish I could have..."

...

Also, also, I really, really hope I get to share my organization with you guys. I'm really excited about it.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka motteditor

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I just got an email from Paizo. Granted, it was about hitting No. 3 on a B&N list, but I'm going to read that as meaning my item was in the top 32. Thank you very much, judges.

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

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Are you sure we weren't notifying you were auto-rejected instead? ;-P

Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Nah, it was probably a bill - thats all I usually get :P

Star Voter 2013

This is my first time posting as well. Actually, my friend told me to help brainstorm with him to help him think of an item so I started thinking. He came up with something that he liked however, and I was still stewing on my own idea and decided to submit it. I came up with the item actually just because I wanted to use it in the game we were playing.

I'm not even thinking if I go to the next round or not, but there's just suspense in the waiting all the same.

Good luck everyone! =D

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

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Congratulations and good luck! It's not easy to hit that submit button - period. Several of us were first timers last year so it is possible. What do you do if you make it?

Well, I had a panic attack at work and had to take a break so I could squeal, jump up and down, breathe deeply and...panic some more. That kind of excitement looks funny in a social services office. :P

Then I had to hurry up and read the parts of the core rulebook not directly related to character creation and crack the brand-spanky new APG that had arrived two days before. I didn't think I'd make it, so reading slowed. Like Scott, my lack of rules-fu showed up and I was out in round 3.

Would I change it? Not on your life. I started doing a little bit of layout with Rite Publishing the same month I submitted my wondrous item, and I've turned my RPGSS appearance into two freelance contracts so far. I've just finished my first one and am waiting on feedback from the publisher. The contest is a good gauge of "Can I handle the...deadlines, feedback, stress, fear of rejection, etc."

So, good luck again. Whether you make it or don't, what you choose to do with it is entirely up to you. :D

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014 aka John Benbo

Marie Small wrote:

Congratulations and good luck! It's not easy to hit that submit button - period. Several of us were first timers last year so it is possible. What do you do if you make it?

Would I change it? Not on your life. I started doing a little bit of layout with Rite Publishing the same month I submitted my wondrous item, and I've turned my RPGSS appearance into two freelance contracts so far. I've just finished my first one and am waiting on feedback from the publisher. The contest is a good gauge of "Can I handle the...deadlines, feedback, stress, fear of rejection, etc."

So, good luck again. Whether you make it or don't, what you choose to do with it is entirely up to you. :D

Congrats, Marie, that's awesome! Like you as well, I was a first timer who didn't discover the contest until the end of November. Even though I didn't win the big cookie either, I've been steadily engaged in freelancing through Raging Swan Press. The contest really does open doors for you, first time entrants or veterans alike.

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

I think that's an important take away. "This is what I did for RPG Superstar" is cool, groovy, and an experience not to be missed (in my not-so-humble opinion). More importantly is "What are you going to do after it?"

Make the "after RPG Superstar" what you want it to be, "win or lose."

Designer, RPG Superstar Judge

Marie Small wrote:
I started doing a little bit of layout with Rite Publishing the same month I submitted my wondrous item, and I've turned my RPGSS appearance into two freelance contracts so far. I've just finished my first one and am waiting on feedback from the publisher. The contest is a good gauge of "Can I handle the...deadlines, feedback, stress, fear of rejection, etc."

That's great! :)

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

Marie's story is exactly what I mean when I talk about it isn't what you do during RPG Superstar that matters as much as what you do after RPG Superstar. It's a springboard to other things. And I'm not simply talking about myself or others who have actually won the competition. Some very prolific freelance designers can come out of RPG Superstar and go on to do some really amazing work in the industry. Marie has now added to that legacy. And, everyone who makes their mark in the competition this year will hopefully have that same opportunity. You've just got to make the most of it when that opportunity comes.

Silver Crusade Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber

Take your mind off things by increasing your board presence. I put up my GM notes in the Kingmaker forum to showcase my ideas and abilities to work within Golarion. Or my "psychic archetypes", if you make it to round 2, having a following might help you get into those later rounds.

Marathon Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Anthony Adam wrote:

Well done all you first timers.

Little snippet from an "old timer?", entered every year and guess what.

It's no less nerve wracking waiting now as it was the first time.

So enjoy and welcome to the fold.

Okay. I guess that means I'm just jaded then :)

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

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Marie Small wrote:

I think that's an important take away. "This is what I did for RPG Superstar" is cool, groovy, and an experience not to be missed (in my not-so-humble opinion). More importantly is "What are you going to do after it?"

Make the "after RPG Superstar" what you want it to be, "win or lose."

+1

That's the great thing about the Pathfinder community. Paizo (as both a corporate entity and a group of individual gamers who love their craft) has done a wonderful job of supporting and encouraging 3rd party publishing and fan contribution to the PFRPG world. It's easy to add to the game you love.

Especially in this socially-networked internet age, there are lots of opportunities out there to generate creative content and easily share them with millions of fellow gamers - instantly and for free. So the question isn't when or how you're going to "get published", the only question is what you're going to put out there.

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