I wanna be an RPG Superstar!


RPG Superstar™ 2008 General Discussion

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Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ha! This is awesome! Who came up with this idea?
Very, very cool.


It's American Idol... but with rpg writing.

Interesting. What format should be used for the Wondrous Item... DMG standard, DMG II, or Magic Item Compendium?

Or should we use the format presented in the GameMastery Modules?

- Ashavan


SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

And they said the entry is in the SRD format, see here.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

All good questions Ashavan.

But the most important question ... who is going to be the "nasty" judge? ;-)

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 7

Lilith wrote:

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

And they said the entry is in the SRD format, see here.

I was really thinking more of Squee.

And whoo hoo! Another pass at the Open Call for me!


Interesting. I've got a great idea for a country but the rest of them are hard. Can we team up? Hmm, well actually the does seem to kind of defeat the purpose.

...and who is this Eric guy and what are his credentials? Judge our stuff will he!

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Erik is the aforementioned "nasty" judge. ;)

--Erik

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Actually, I'll probably end up more like Paula. The nice one who is always blasted out of her mind.


Ooooooooooooo. I wanna play!! I wanna play!!

~MT


But Paula supposedly slept with some of the contestants...

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
drunken_nomad wrote:
But Paula supposedly slept with some of the contestants...

Uh, really? Hmmm…

So Erik, come here often? ;-)

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

drunken_nomad wrote:
But Paula supposedly slept with some of the contestants...

I'm not necessarily opposed. I note that there is no exception to this in the official rules.

Hmmmmmmm.

--Erik


Erik Mona wrote:
I'm not necessarily opposed. I note that there is no exception to this in the official rules. Hmmmmmmm.--Erik

Be careful what you wish for!


I will sleep with you Erik. ~thinks~ Never mind. I don't swing that way.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6 aka Eyebite

Erik Mona wrote:
drunken_nomad wrote:
But Paula supposedly slept with some of the contestants...

I'm not necessarily opposed. I note that there is no exception to this in the official rules.

Hmmmmmmm.

--Erik

*Sigh*

Looks like I'm going to need my sequin g-string . . . again.


~laughter~


I definitely want to hear some more details, but this sounds pretty darn neat. Should we be basing our country in your world, or is generic OK? And ditto on the format questions.

And is the lucky winner the one who gets to write the last 3.5 GameMastery module before 4E comes out? :p


Sequin g-string... wondrous item...

See, it's all coming together!

Panties of the Succubi

Liberty's Edge

This is so freaking cool.

Scarab Sages

On a slightly less panties-focused note... though believe me, after 14 months in the desert surrounded by nothing but sausage, youd be amazed at the conversations that... um...nevermind.

Anyway. I'm a soldier stationed in Iraq, and our mission tempo wont allow me to compete, despite my intense desire to do so. Will this be the only RPG Superstar competition, or will there be other "seasons"? Bi-annual might be good, or maybe quarterly.

And please, no "Dancing with the RPG Designer" as a spin-off.

PLEASE.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
daysoftheking wrote:

On a slightly less panties-focused note... though believe me, after 14 months in the desert surrounded by nothing but sausage, youd be amazed at the conversations that... um...nevermind.

Anyway. I'm a soldier stationed in Iraq, and our mission tempo wont allow me to compete, despite my intense desire to do so. Will this be the only RPG Superstar competition, or will there be other "seasons"? Bi-annual might be good, or maybe quarterly.

And please, no "Dancing with the RPG Designer" as a spin-off.

PLEASE.

I imagine it will depend on how this one turns out - and possibly what ends up happening with the whole "to 4E or not to 4E" thing.

Hey man, stay safe out there.


daysoftheking wrote:

On a slightly less panties-focused note... though believe me, after 14 months in the desert surrounded by nothing but sausage, youd be amazed at the conversations that... um...nevermind.

Anyway. I'm a soldier stationed in Iraq, and our mission tempo...

How about Britches of Stink Suppression?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Kruelaid wrote:
daysoftheking wrote:

On a slightly less panties-focused note... though believe me, after 14 months in the desert surrounded by nothing but sausage, youd be amazed at the conversations that... um...nevermind.

Anyway. I'm a soldier stationed in Iraq, and our mission tempo...

How about Britches of Stink Suppression?

We need a pair of those in our Pathfinder game

Legendary Games, Necromancer Games

I got dibs on the Simon role :) Just kidding. I'm a kinder gentler demon prince these days...

I have to admit I am absolutely geeked to be involved with this. Its an awesome idea. Though I was pushing hard for calling it "Rockstar: D&D" :)

Clark

Scarab Sages

Orcus wrote:

I got dibs on the Simon role :) Just kidding. I'm a kinder gentler demon prince these days...

I have to admit I am absolutely geeked to be involved with this. Its an awesome idea. Though I was pushing hard for calling it "Rockstar: D&D" :)

Clark

No, because then we'd all have to just re-hash everything thats been done before, and only be allowed to come up with one new item ourself. everything else would be "covers".


Orcus wrote:

I got dibs on the Simon role :) Just kidding. I'm a kinder gentler demon prince these days...

I have to admit I am absolutely geeked to be involved with this. Its an awesome idea. Though I was pushing hard for calling it "Rockstar: D&D" :)

Clark

I'd totally love "Rockstar:D&D"

But to do "Rockstar:D&D" properly, you'd have to auditioning new RPG writers to join existing freelancers and designers on a big project, like a sourcebook or box set. You know, like auditioning contestants to fill that lead singer role with Queen, etc

Dark Archive

I have one question. ¿Is this contest open for european fans too?


elnopintan wrote:
I have one question. ¿Is this contest open for european fans too?

Frequently Asked Questions / Contest Rules

Liberty's Edge

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Man, I am so jazzed about this, I've worked up dozen, or so, ideas and I'm just trying to whittle it down to the right one.

One quick question: Is it okay if entries have a Pathfinder flare in thematics?


Just to be clear, since this was implied, but not in the FAQ:

We aren't limited to a certain GP limit, (ie. Minor Wonderous items only), so it could be anything in scale from 50 GP (Feather Token, Anchor) to 200 000 GP (Mirror of Life Trapping) as long as you get it in under 200 words, correct?


WOW

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Robert N. Emerson wrote:


One quick question: Is it okay if entries have a Pathfinder flare in thematics?

Yes.

--Erik


Must... resist... urge... to send Banana Hammock of the Todd as my entry...


Erik Mona wrote:
Robert N. Emerson wrote:


One quick question: Is it okay if entries have a Pathfinder flare in thematics?

Yes.

--Erik

Since Pathfinder flare is okay, what about a certain role playing games "Core World" flare? Is this prohibited?


Well either way, is fine with me. I can't wait.....The gods of creativity are calling me now! This is more exciting than waiting for Pathfinder to take over for Dungeon (Well almost :b). THANK YOU PAIZO!!


Robert N. Emerson wrote:
One quick question: Is it okay if entries have a Pathfinder flare in thematics?
Erik Mona wrote:
Yes. --Erik

Ok, now I have doubt, despite the rules. Are we limited to 3.5, or 3.5 plus Paizo?


mwbeeler wrote:
Robert N. Emerson wrote:
One quick question: Is it okay if entries have a Pathfinder flare in thematics?
Erik Mona wrote:
Yes. --Erik
Ok, now I have doubt, despite the rules. Are we limited to 3.5, or 3.5 plus Paizo?

Good question MWBEELER. It is kind of unclear, even in the rules listing.

Dark Archive

Wolfknight wrote:
Since Pathfinder flare is okay, what about a certain role playing games "Core World" flare? Is this prohibited?

Unless you're going into details I suspect it would only be various proper nouns that would present a problem -- I wonder if WotC would be so kind as to provide a list of Greyhawk proper nouns we're not allowed to use, preferably in the form of an MS Word "find & replace" macro! :)

Dedicated Voter Season 6

Something I was dismayed to find, that nothing done in Dungeon and Dragon during Paizo's tenure is considered OGL ... poodoo ...


Callum Finlayson wrote:
Wolfknight wrote:
Since Pathfinder flare is okay, what about a certain role playing games "Core World" flare? Is this prohibited?

Unless you're going into details I suspect it would only be various proper nouns that would present a problem -- I wonder if WotC would be so kind as to provide a list of Greyhawk proper nouns we're not allowed to use, preferably in the form of an MS Word "find & replace" macro! :)

Yeah that would be great!! However, this would present a problem. Not so much with creating a wonderous item. Although, a country/encounter would be more in depth if we could use the "Core World" and "Official Monsters" for background, depth, and overall anchoring our creations. Always easier to add to something familiar than to create from scratch.

Dark Archive

Wolfknight wrote:
Yeah that would be great!! However, this would present a problem. Not so much with creating a wonderous item. Although, a country/encounter would be more in depth if we could use the "Core World" and "Official Monsters" for background, depth, and overall anchoring our creations. Always easier to add to something familiar than to create from scratch.

You could always just anagramise the names into something else, so that (for example) "Drawmij" is turned into a silly name like "Jim Ward", or "half the names in GH" turns into "EGG or one of his kids" :)


Callum Finlayson wrote:
Wolfknight wrote:
Yeah that would be great!! However, this would present a problem. Not so much with creating a wonderous item. Although, a country/encounter would be more in depth if we could use the "Core World" and "Official Monsters" for background, depth, and overall anchoring our creations. Always easier to add to something familiar than to create from scratch.

You could always just anagramise the names into something else, so that (for example) "Drawmij" is turned into a silly name like "Jim Ward", or "half the names in GH" turns into "EGG or one of his kids" :)

Very true. LOL! I guess the whole EGG secret has been out for a while!I will see what I can do with the Core Worlds Pesky God of Elves....So since we are on the topic and I have grave yard hours even on my days off (I think I was turned in my younger life), have any cool ideas (without giving away your entry)for items?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Idea is set! (I think)

Now, details....

Dark Archive

Wolfknight wrote:
So since we are on the topic and I have grave yard hours even on my days off (I think I was turned in my younger life), have any cool ideas (without giving away your entry)for items?

Well my main crafter has been Berem Esperian, though few of his items would be suitable -- "Berem's Interesting Stones" had to be discontinued after he was sued on the grounds that they weren't; the "Berem's Notes" series ("Berem's notes for knowledge (arcana)", "Berem's notes for knowledge (the planes)", "Berem's notes for spellcraft", etc) are prohibited at all reputable magic academies; and the products of his "Berem's Boutique" clothing range were mainly geared towards the use of endure elements to permit young ladies of decolletage but not discernment to where skimpy clothes in mid-winter.


Is this mad; are you guys saying there is some RPG game on tv like these silly reality shows? hehe i would be so into this in a heartbeat, but I cannot see how it would be marketable.

Scarab Sages

Valegrim wrote:
Is this mad; are you guys saying there is some RPG game on tv like these silly reality shows? hehe i would be so into this in a heartbeat, but I cannot see how it would be marketable.

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So since we are on the topic and I have grave yard hours even on my days off (I think I was turned in my younger life), have any cool ideas (without giving away your entry)for items?

Well Since I brought it up, I guess I will be the first to give a "tantalizing" idea. The Tome of the Ultimate Physique (seriously). This items was originally created by the Priest of Kord (or lets see if I can do some of that anagramizing, as Callum suggetsed...Kord-dork....nah! Kord-Orin...still lacking appeal... Kord-Rodakra...maybe...)anyway the church of strength, athletes, gladiators, competition. After being shown the secret to physical perfection by their deity, the priest magically enscribed it upon sacred text of their church to be taught/read by their most devout worshippers to help them emulate their god's physical prowess.

Eventually, a number of copies found their way into the world via the great games. The tomes were given as prizes to those gladiators/athletes who became champions at the games. Of course, some of these tomes were stolen and the secret was copied by others who had the skill/power to create such items.

The Tome of the Ultimate Physique must be read and practiced for a period of 30 uninterupted days. At the end of the 30 days, the book disappears. The reader's strength, dexterity, constitution, and charisma are immediately raised by +2/+4/+6 (depending on the campaign's power level).


Iiiinteresting... since it's an open call, there's nothing to lose in the first round, eh?

Time to get my creative juices flowing again.

Cheers, LT.

Liberty's Edge

Ross Byers wrote:
Lilith wrote:

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

And they said the entry is in the SRD format, see here.

I was really thinking more of Squee.

I was thinking of him, as well as Squee.


First off, I want to say thanks for this contest Paizo & Friends. Contests for my hobbies usually involve artwork and rarely (if ever) writing. So something like this gets the ol' brain juices flowing (ew).

Now, I do have a question in regards to the contest. Since the rules are limited to 3.5 OGL, can I assume all entries must be written from a generic setting standpoint?

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