RPG Superstar Public Voting Is Open!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

After judging hundreds of monster entries by an all-star lineup of professional RPG authors, the RPG Superstar 2020 contest is ready to head to the final phase – public voting!

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Our judges have narrowed down the best monsters, and now you can have a say in determining which entries are the best of the best. Public judging begins today and will continue for the next three weeks, where you can help determine the Grand Prize winner of the RPG Superstar contest!

You can view and vote on these finalists at https://rpgsuperstar.com/contests/1/top_101 and judge each monster on the following:

  1. Concept and Flavor: Does the monster inspire a plot element, a moment of tension, or an exciting story?
  2. Abilities and Mechanics: Does the monster have impressive abilities? Do these abilities work to further the monster's concept? Are the mechanics clear, easy to run, and functional?
  3. Threat Balance: Does this monster make an appropriate threat for the listed CR? Are the stats such as AC, Saves, attack bonus, and damage capabilities balanced? Does this monster have both strengths and weaknesses?
  4. Writing Style: Are the monster's descriptions and mechanics both written clearly and concisely? Are there grammar or spelling errors? Is the formatting appropriate?
  5. Originality: Does this monster feel new and exciting, avoiding cliché tropes and derivative concepts.

Your votes will help us determine which monster will win the following Grand Prize:

  • $500 prize money.
  • The winning monster featured on the cover of the upcoming Roll For Combat Battlezoo Bestiary.
  • The winning featured as the Grand Prize winner with the winner’s name featured as the author in the upcoming Roll For Combat Battlezoo Bestiary.
  • A minimum of a four-page spread detailing the winning monster in the Roll For Combat Battlezoo Bestiary.
  • Special Edition: Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Gamemastery Guide, Bestiary 2, & Advanced Players Guide. (Print for the winner in North America, PDF elsewhere) MSRP: $360.
  • Full-color illustration of the winning monster.
  • A free T-shirt displaying the winning monster.
  • A free PDF of the Roll For Combat Battlezoo Bestiary.
  • And finally, the winning monster will be a featured antagonist in John Staats’ upcoming litRPG series, The Book of Dungeons.
RPG Superstar! 2020 Grand Prize, Platinum Prize, Gold Prize, Silver Prize, and Copper Prize medals.

In addition, random voters will be awarded prizes just for participating! Make sure to check the RPG Superstar web site for full details.

Help us determine which monster you believe is the best of the best and deserving of the Grand Prize of the RPG Superstar 2020 contest!

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Learn more and find links to the Roll For Combat podcasts, blogs, reviews, events, store, and more at rollforcombat.com. Roll For Combat also hosts one of the largest and active online Society lodges at discord.rollforcombat.com/ and recently relaunched the RPG Superstar contest at rpgsuperstar.com.

Stephen Glicker
RPG Superstar Host & Owner of Roll For Combat

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Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Huzzah!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

I'm happy this is still going! I got worried when we got nothing but radio silence since the initial announcement.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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Huh. I made it into the top 101, that's a bit of a surprise. On the other hand, 101 is a lot better odds than top 32 (which I barely squeaked into way back when, mostly because two people dropped out).


Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Yay! Definitely voting on this!

The Exchange

Pathfinder Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Oh man. Time to go check out 101 cool ideas to terrorize my players with!


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I am so excited for this & have really missed RPGSuperstar. I am really looking forward to seeing some monsters!

Dark Archive

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Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I got into this as well :3 Which is very nice surprise for me


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Man totally forgot about this and my entry is in the top 101.

Grand Archive

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Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

I got in with two monsters! Nice! Can't wait to see all the feedback on my monsters by voters!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

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Lookin' forward to seeing some feedback on my critter from the voters.

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