Judges: Round Two Instructions?


RPG Superstar™ 2008 General Discussion

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Hi Clark, Erik, and Wolfgang,

Round two instructions, when might we expect to receive them?

I completely realize that submissions for Round One are not closed yet, and won't be announced till the 28th.

Here's my concern, designing a country is a logical bigger step than designing a magic item. It would be great to be mulling over some ideas in preparation. As Vic Wertz said in another related thread, "If you don't think you can follow through on the whole contest, you shouldn't enter."

So if we're serious about competing, then we should not be waiting till November 28th to find out if we're one of the lucky 32 winners of the round to start designing. So can we get Round Two instructions on or around the 14th, when Round One submissions are closed?

Second concern: (And hopefully this will be a grin for Erik and James) I don't own a campaign setting other than Pathfinder. And Pathfinder is in it's infancy. Unless there's a generic example of a country stat block in one of the d20 SRD core books that I've overlooked, will we be getting a "country stat block" that we can follow as an example... like we did with the d20 SRD for the Wondrous Items? Can I use the stat block for Magnimar as an example? If I need to, I could probably borrow a different campaign book from a friend and use that as a template, but I'd like to know. Clark has really done a great job in emphasizing that following instructions is really critical.

So I'm just chasing those instructions. As later rounds progress, those deadlines don't get any longer!

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6 aka exile

I'd love to get my hands on those submission guidelines for round two as well. That said, I suspect we won't be seeing them until shortly before entries can be submitted. I think part of the challenge of this competition is for us to be working to hard deadlines. I suggest you be thinking about your country- A LOT, even be putting words to paper, but be prepared to use a format that might be dropped on you with little time to spare. Also be flexible enough with the idea for your country that you can include any design specifications that get thrown at you without having to scrap your entire work.

My other bit of advice is mull your item over for as long as possible. Don't be in a hurry to submit it. I submitted my item early. I loved it then. I still love it, but there are two things I would like to change that would make it that much better, not cooler, but one would make it more mechanically sound, and one is really just semantics that would make it, well, better.

I'm going to shut up and go pull a hot dog out of a woman's esophagus now.

Chad

Sovereign Court

Watcher! wrote:


Round two instructions, when might we expect to receive them?

I predict 11.28.07

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6 aka exile

Cap,

I would agree.

Chad

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Exile, how'd that hot dog thing work out? ;-)

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6 aka exile

They actually just called me to the room. I'll let you know when I'm done.

Chad

Paizo Employee Managing Developer , Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

Frankly, I'm curious as well.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

We will announce the rules for round 2 when we announce the winners of round 1.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Erik Mona wrote:
We will announce the rules for round 2 when we announce the winners of round 1.

Seven days if we're lucky. Probably six.

Okay.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

You’re right Watcher, that’s a fairly tight deadline … I hadn’t given much thought past this initial submission, but I suppose if I hope to be selected into the top 32, I should start thinking about that country now!

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6 aka exile

For those who are curious, the patient finally managed to swallow the hot dog on her way back to the endoscopy suite. I went ahead with the scope anyway to make sure that there was no lesion in her esophagus causing this to happen. I didn't see anything, and there was great rejoicing.

Chad

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Good work doctor!

Paizo Employee Managing Developer , Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

Daigle wrote:
Frankly, I'm curious as well.
exile wrote:

For those who are curious, the patient finally managed to swallow the hot dog on her way back to the endoscopy suite. I went ahead with the scope anyway to make sure that there was no lesion in her esophagus causing this to happen. I didn't see anything, and there was great rejoicing.

Chad

Well done, and thanks for satisfying our curiosity.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Watcher! wrote:

As later rounds progress, those deadlines don't get any longer!

For each round, specific instructions will be provided to the contestants on the date listed in the schedule as "Round Begins." (And if you check the "Submissions Due" dates, you might notice that the deadlines actually *do* get longer when we think it's appropriate.)

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Vic Wertz wrote:


For each round, specific instructions will be provided to the contestants on the date listed in the schedule as "Round Begins." (And if you check the "Submissions Due" dates, you might notice that the deadlines actually *do* get longer when we think it's appropriate.)

Don'tchya got the day off Vic? Today's the 12th!

Thanks for the replies. Guess I'm just excited.

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