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It's almost Top 32 time... a few words


RPG Superstar™ 2012 General Discussion

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Founder, Legendary Games & Publisher, Necromancer Games, RPG Superstar Judge

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Hey everyone. It's almost Top 32 reveal time. It is an exciting time! Lots of hope and expectation. Passions run high. Heck, I don't even know the identities of those who made it, so I am excited too!

So, given that state of emotion, I thought I might share a few ideas from my experiences over the prior years.

First, Congrats to everyone who entered! Whether you made it or not, just trying is winning in my book! You should be proud of yourselves.

Second, I made a (soon to be) locked placeholder thread for our traditional "critique my item" thread. Please don't post there yet. Let's let today be about the people who advanced.

Third, there will be a few of you who are miffed that your item didn't make it. As a designer myself, I understand that feeling. Please keep in mind the amazing nature of these boards, their civility and collegiality. Every year, it seems, we have one epic flameout. Don't let that be you. Even if you are upset. Take a day, step away, breathe. There will be time to get feedback. If you are really upset, it might be smart to wait a day or two to post comments. If you didn't make it, please do so with dignity and grace.

Fourth, there were a lot of good items this year and our job was difficult. There were a bunch of items in the keep folder that, but for want of a judge championing them, could have made the cut. So please know as a community my observation is that you are all getting better as designers.

Fifth, and finally, to those who make it--be cool. You will be understandably excited. But the vast majority of people didn't. So while some understandable excitement is obviously in order, now begins your time in the spotlight and how you conduct yourself can impact your success at RPG Superstar. So much like my thoughts for those who didn't make the cut, if you did advance please do so with dignity, grace and humility.

Just a few thoughts. I've been doing this for a couple years now :)

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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When will then be now?

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

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To Clark, and all the judges, and everyone else that helps make this contest happen each year- Thank you!

To everyone who entered- Good luck!

Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

How soon is reveal time? Today? I've been anxious about this for almost 12 months (that's how long my submission for this year has been cooking).


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Well said! Congrats to the Top 32, whoever you are! Thanks to Paizo for producing this event!

Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

And yes, I think it is also time to give a round of applause to Paizo who are of the few companies in the world that run a competition that encourage our, let's say unique skill sets ;)

Hip hip hooray to Paizo, Pathfinder, and the RPG Superstars!


Lorekeeper, reveal time is 3 hours (and 1 minute) from now.

Congrats to the top 32, and to everyone entered - good luck!


Can I rage incoherently if my item didn't make the cut because of a really dumb mistake that I made?
EDIT: Also, Y U REVEAL WHEN MY CLASS START?

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Marathon Voter 2013

Best of luck to all those who entered!

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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terraleon wrote:
When will then be now?

Soon!

Qadira Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014 aka Shadowborn

draco_nite wrote:
Can I rage incoherently if my item didn't make the cut because of a really dumb mistake that I made?

I suppose you could, though it wouldn't serve much purpose on the boards. Best do it around those who know you well, so you don't alarm anyone.

I'm at that stage where I'm pushing myself to hope for the best while expecting the worst, so my hopes don't fall too far when dashed.

Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

@HerosBackpack, thank you! I just looked up the details myself. For me the time will be exactly midnight. Time to burn that midnight oil... ;)

Taldor

Thanks again to the Judges!! In case I forget during the excitement.

*goes back to watching the clock*

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber

Well as the final hours draw near, I just wanted to say thank you judges for putting in so much effort and thank you to everyone who entered to make this an amazing competition. *crosses fingers for the next 2 hours and 46 minutes.

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014 aka Hodge Podge

Many thanks to our gracious judges, and much luck to all the competitors!
First Annual Pathfinder Pity Party at my house! :D

Taldor

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Pre-congrats to any who get picked, and all you don't should be just as proud. It takes courage to put worth a creation and let it be judged by others. Every person that enters should be proud. :)

Grand Lodge

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Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Taldor

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Also, regarding grace and dignity...

I plan on flipping a table win or lose. Gracefully of course.

*pinky fingers up*

Andoran

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Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules Subscriber

Congrats to all who entered. We either won the round or pushed ourselves as a designer, which by itself is a win.

Thanks to all the judges. It is an honor to have our work reviewed by your collective talent.

And thank you Paizo, without whom we would not have this contest or this fine game.

Three cheers to us all, everyone!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

As others have noted, thanks to the judges and fellow competitors!
Huzzah!


I big thank you to all the judges. I'll be commuting during the announcement so I wish everyone the best of luck and early congratulations.

Star Voter 2013

Is it weird that I was expecting a Harry Potter reference?

"Allow me to say a few words:" followed by an obscure list of things, then an actual message? ;)

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

Clark Peterson wrote:

Hey everyone. It's almost Top 32 reveal time. It is an exciting time! Lots of hope and expectation. Passions run high. Heck, I don't even know the identities of those who made it, so I am excited too!

So, given that state of emotion, I thought I might share a few ideas from my experiences over the prior years.

First, Congrats to everyone who entered! Whether you made it or not, just trying is winning in my book! You should be proud of yourselves.

Second, I made a (soon to be) locked placeholder thread for our traditional "critique my item" thread. Please don't post there yet. Let's let today be about the people who advanced.

Third, there will be a few of you who are miffed that your item didn't make it. As a designer myself, I understand that feeling. Please keep in mind the amazing nature of these boards, their civility and collegiality. Every year, it seems, we have one epic flameout. Don't let that be you. Even if you are upset. Take a day, step away, breathe. There will be time to get feedback. If you are really upset, it might be smart to wait a day or two to post comments. If you didn't make it, please do so with dignity and grace.

Fourth, there were a lot of good items this year and our job was difficult. There were a bunch of items in the keep folder that, but for want of a judge championing them, could have made the cut. So please know as a community my observation is that you are all getting better as designers.

Fifth, and finally, to those who make it--be cool. You will be understandably excited. But the vast majority of people didn't. So while some understandable excitement is obviously in order, now begins your time in the spotlight and how you conduct yourself can impact your success at RPG Superstar. So much like my thoughts for those who didn't make the cut, if you did advance please do so with dignity, grace and humility.

Just a few thoughts. I've been doing this for a couple years now :)

my emphasis, Clark's grace and dignity.

Ma always said count to 10, then count to 10 backwards. (practice that preview button too :). Congrats just for entering.

Congrats to you top 32 and to the alternates.

Thanks to Clark, Neil, Sean, and Ryan.


Am I missing something os is the reveal just a few minutes late?


true_shinken wrote:
Am I missing something os is the reveal just a few minutes late?

Sadly, the RPG SS page says the reveal is 5pm EST.

Whoever said it was 3pm just made me sad.

Paizo Employee Customer Service Dire Care Bear Manager

2pm PST. You have about an hour and 45 more minutes :)

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32

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Can't wait for the Top 32 reveal!

HUGE thanks to Clark, Neil, Ryan, and Sean for their countless hours reviewing, critiquing, and fighting over our submissions. It takes a lot of time, dedication, and sacrifice to make this contest everything it is - THANK YOU! RPG Superstar is one of the best things to happen for this game, and we're very lucky for Lisa, Eric, James, and all the awesome people at Paizo for their love of the game. This contest is a lot of fun, as a competitor or voter, and I'm looking forward to seeing all the great entries.

LESS THAN 2 HOURS TO GO!


Evil Lincoln wrote:
true_shinken wrote:
Am I missing something os is the reveal just a few minutes late?

Sadly, the RPG SS page says the reveal is 5pm EST.

Whoever said it was 3pm just made me sad.

You all make me sad. The reveal is 11pm here. I could have used it at say 2, 3 or 5.

No really though, back on topic. I'd like to use this slight before the reveal moment to congratulate everyone on being a part of this, whether submitting, making top 32, winning, judging or even just posting positive, interested comment, reading or voting - you're all a part of this, and part of what makes it special and wonderful - enjoy!

Best of luck to everyone, to the 32 (may we see many, excellent items, and may you don't despair over organizations and make awesome organizations everyone of you, so that we'll want to advance not 16, but 32) and finally, most of all an enormous thank you to everyone at Paizo for making this possible, and to each of the judges for making this awesome.

Good luck, and thank you.

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

Congrats to all who entered. I have the Superstar page up so I hopefully beat the mad rush and check the results before rushing off to class (and then back to work, boo). I'm excited for this contest to finally get started and am looking forward to what the Top 32 came up with.


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I had managed to keep a pretty even keel over this whole thing until about twenty minutes ago. I went on lunch break and my roommate asked me what the status on the contest was and now I'm too pumped to do anything but wig out over it.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Fixing to leave for work (with no internet access!) so it'll be after midnight tonight before i know if i made it or not.

Good luck to everyone.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion Subscriber

I just want to pre-emptively congratulate everyone who makes it and thank Paizo and the judges for giving everyone this chance.


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And I just want to thank everyone posting on this thread, and therefore justifying my compulsive forum refreshing >.>;


Caroline Willis wrote:
And I just want to thank everyone posting on this thread, and therefore justifying my compulsive forum refreshing >.>;

No problem, it's a pleasure. Join the rest of us. Been at it for most of the day.

Dedicated Voter 2013

Good luck.

Thanks to the judges and paizo, for this fun event.


A preemptive congratulations to all the winners. And a huge thank you for the judges for taking the time to carefully consider everyone equally and fairly. This was an interesting experience if nothing else.

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 8 aka Flak

Awesome judges & entrants. You guys are the best. This is my first post in one of these RPG Superstar threads this year, but I've been watching. Everyone is great.


Congrats to everyone who will be revealed in... 30 or so minutes.

For everyone else, hey, there's plenty of time to get ready for the next RPG Superstar and bust out something amazing. Not only that, but no deadline stress to worry about! Woo! Positive thinking!


I'm looking forward to reading the winning entries! For all those who came thisclose, keep the faith and pick up tips for next year. C'mon 2 o'clock!

Contributor

Just want to thank the judges once again for sifting through the haystack, looking for that golden needle. You guys have a tough job, and I know that we all appreciate it. Best of luck to all the contestants!

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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I heart this company

Andoran RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16 , Marathon Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014 aka Draconas

A big round of applause to the judges for their hard work. A good luck to everyone who entered! We all have a 1.5 to 3.5% chance of making it into the Top 32! Thats better odds than the lottery.

Marathon Voter 2013

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Come on guys, this is a site for a roleplaying company. Can't some of you roleplay as arrogant mofos? :)

Silver Crusade Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber

I just want to say good luck to everybody that entered. I have somehow gotten my hopes up. But even if I don't make it, I'm resolved in my decision to make it however I can. I hope you all are too :-)

So. Close. Now.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter 2013

I'm kinda freaking out. On the one hand, I want to move on. On the other hand though, the next rounds look like they are going to be more difficult for me.

Good luck to everyone.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Evil Lincoln wrote:
true_shinken wrote:
Am I missing something os is the reveal just a few minutes late?

Sadly, the RPG SS page says the reveal is 5pm EST.

Whoever said it was 3pm just made me sad.

The page says "02:00 PM US/Pacific"... unless you're logged in and have specified your time zone in your Messageboard Settings, in which case the display is automatically adjusted for your preferred time zone.

Shadow Lodge

Sending out good vibes (+5 luck bonus)


Good luck to everyone! (+2 CHA)

Andoran

I am all wound up, here! Even if I don't advance, I look forward to hearing critique on my submission so I can come back even stronger next year.

Good luck, everybody!

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014 aka Hodge Podge

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Now that everyone's here, I have a gift for all of you.

Spoiler:
*EXPLOSIVE RUNES!*
Hah! Now no one will get in my way! Muahahahahaha!!!

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